(June 12, 2019 / JNS) The immersive environment of Jewish summer camp—where the day is full of diverse activities, staff members are accessible role models and friendships with others help shape young lives—offers a unique opportunity for Israel learning and experiences.
To support this, iCenter for Israel Education shipped 80 Camp Israel Resource Boxes to camp leaders and educators across the country in advance of summer sessions.
The 2019 Camp Israel Resource Box includes materials and programs designed to help staff bring Israel to life throughout different areas of camp.
The box includes new Israel Resource cards exploring themes already being touched upon at camp, such as leadership, as well as mini-packs based on different areas of camp. These cards enable easy integration of Israel learning experiences into existing programs and spaces at camp.
Also included are hands-on resources related to Israel’s recent SpaceIL mission to the moon, which showed the power of Israel education to inspire and excite. These resources are designed to help camps carry that energy through the summer months.
“We’re working closely with camp leaders this year to make the most out of their environments and the resources we provide,” says Aliza Goodman of iCenter. “Nearly every part of camp—from the kitchen, to the cabins, to the sports fields and more—can be a platform for Israel engagement and learning.”
The iCenter is offering multiple webinars for camp staff to demonstrate how the resources can be used throughout camp areas.
Sign up for a webinar at theicenter.org/webinars. Additional webinars and resource boxes are available upon request.