Yachad (Current 9th Graders)

Yachad (Current 9th Graders)

Yachad equips Jewish teens to deepen their appreciation for the diversity of Jewish life as they develop the skills of peer-leadership.

Dates: June 24th - July 21st, 2020
Cost: $5,490
For: Current 9th Graders


The Yachad Experience:

Join our Yachad program and prepare to be tomorrow’s leaders of the global Jewish community. There is no better place to explore how to live as part of a Jewish community than at Tel Yehudah, where you are living among hundreds of other Jewish teens!  Yachad is all about taking responsibility for the community. Together you will learn skills and approaches to peer leadership and have opportunities throughout the session to lead. Yachad teens focus even more closely on different aspects of Jewish living today through our Yachad Expeditions (details below).

Join the Tel Yehudah and Young Judaea tradition of Jewish leadership and register for Yachad now!

Program Features:

To become tomorrow’s leaders of the global Jewish community, Yachad campers will:

  • Explore the importance of personal responsibility and contributing to the communities to which you belong
  • Meet and live with Jewish teens from across the United States and around the world
  • Choose one of our Yachad Expeditions (see below) to pursue your interests and callings
  • Gain practical peer-leadership skills and experience
  • Discover your own identity as part of the global Jewish community

Yachad Expedition Highlights:

Our Yachad campers choose one of five different Yachad Expeditions. Each Expedition consists of a series of educational activities in camp and a special four-day out-of-camp trip. The Yachad Expedition choices are:

  • Masa (Wilderness Journey): Backpacking
  • Etgar (Challenge): Biking
  • Kayamut (Sustainability): Kyaking
  • Tzilum (Photography): NYC Photo Expedition
  • Tzedek (Social Justic): Volunteering in NYC

Check out our article on Yachad Expeditions to learn more about each expedition!

What Is Included?:

  • Room and board for 28 days within our furnished cabins
  • 3 healthy, nutritious and kosher meals a day, plus stipend for snacks and treats from our camp canteen
  • 24/7 professional medical staff that can dispense first-aid and prescription medicines
  • 160+ dynamic and trained camp professionals
  • 4-day/3-night trip (see trip highlghts above for more details)
  • Full time on-site 24/7 security services
  • Coach Motorbus transportation to/from Newark International Liberty Airport on opening and closing day for teens who will be traveling to camp by plane

Is Yachad Right For Me?:

Yes! If you are…

  • Currently in 9th Grade
  • Love camp or looking to try it out for the first time
  • Excited about embarking on one of our Expeditions.
  • Open to seeing how Jews around the world live differently
  • Ready to take responsibility for the community and to learn to lead
  • Want to learn from Israelis, American and British counselors
  • Excited to meet and live with Jewish teens from around the US and the world

Yachad campers also get all the expected fun of camp through regularly visiting our activity areas, bunk activities, our electives program, campwide events and camping overnight at our nature site.

Sample Yachad Seder Yom (Daily Schedule):

Between trips and out-of-camp adventures, special days and Shabbat, a “typical day” at TY is not so typical. But this is what a “day in the life” of Yachad might look like:

8:00am Boker Tov (Wake-Up)
8:45-8:55am Mifkad Boker (Flag Raising) Greet the day by raising the flags with the rest of camp and our Tsofim (Israeli scouts)
9:00-9:30am Aruchat Boker (Breakfast) Sit with your bunk to start the morning together over a hot, fresh and delicious breakfast
9:40-10:20am T’fillot (Morning Prayers)/Alternative T'fillot You will partake in a meaningful camp-wide prayer activity led by staff and teens
10:30-10:50am Nikayon B’Tsrif (Bunk cleaning) Check your bunk's work-wheel and see what your cleaning assignment is for today and get to work to keep that bunk spiffy!
11:00-12:00pm Visit Specialty Area Teens from your chug can either visit Omanut (Arts and Crafts) or Drama
12:10am-1:10pm Peulah: Prophets of Israel Your staff has prepared an informal and fun educational activity to help you learn about the history of Prophecy of Israel and relevance to today
1:20-2:05pm Aruchat Tsohorayim (Lunch) Come for the delicious, healthy and kosher meal; stay for the Shira (singing) or Rikud (dancing) session in the Chadar Ochel (dining hall)!
2:15-3:05pm Zman Bechira (Elective Period) You can choose from a variety of recreational activities ranging from team sport activities, video-making, jam band, arts & crafts, Israeli dance, etc.
3:10-5:00pm Chofesh (Open Choice Activities) You can choose activities and spend time with friends under general staff supervision. Specialty areas, including the pool, are open during this time to offer special options, so you can enjoy more of the activities you love!
5:10-6:10pm Visit Specialty Area Your chug can either visit Tsofiut (Israeli scouts) or Sports
6:20-7:20pm Bunk Time: Low Ropes Course Your bunk is heading to the low ropes course for bonding and team building
7:30-8:30pm Aruchat Erev (Dinner) Sit with your friends in other chugim and enjoy a themed camp-wide dinner
8:35-8:45pm Sikkum Yom (Daily Check in) You will check in with your bunk staff to review the day, experiences, etc.
9:00-10:15pm Peulat Erev (Night Activity) What's your “fun” group, evening activity tonight? Your chug is having a Mediterranean themed pool and dance party under the stars!
10:30-11:15pm Peulat Laila Tov (In-Bunk nightly activity) End the evening with this nightly activity to bond with your bunkmates and wind down before heading to bed
11:15pm Laila Tov (Lights Out) You've had a long, fun day and you need your sleep to get ready to do it again tomorrow!

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