Kesher (14-15 Year Olds)

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What is it?

Kesher is FZY’s popular and highly successful summer camp for 14 -15 year-olds (Year 9 -10 in England, S2-S3 in Scotland).

Machane 4“I have returned home from camp with bonds with people from all over the UK. That is one of the best things about FZY camp, everyone goes home with new friends, and many of those connections last for a very long time. FZY Machane 2015 was another awesome camp with insane Ruach and amazing people. All of the Madrichim were fantastic and I really look forward to any FZY events in the future.

Aron Lipshaw, FZY Summer Camp 2015

From the 30th July – 10th August, not only will you experience our legendary Maccabia Day, the famous Colour War and many exciting day trips out, you will have the chance to spend camp with Israeli scouts, enjoy a memorable Shabbat like no other, and be a part of an unforgettable FZY Camp Experience.

Machane 1FZY is a Zionist Youth Movement, and so we aim to educate and inspire every British youth to play a part in the future of the Jewish People and in the State of Israel. On Kesher, we educate and inspire chanichim (participants) about Judaism and Israel by looking through the history and connecting it with the modern day reality. This is done through a range of various interactive and engaging peulot (sessions) running throughout Kesher, some which take place in their individual kvutsa (group) or with the whole of camp. Each kvutsa is made up of 10-15 chanichim and has 2-3 madrichim (leaders). With a new and exciting programme allowing you to meet new people and make new memories, FZY promises you that Summer 2017 will be one that you will never forget!

Staff

Kesher is planned, organised and lead by an experienced team of dedicated and enthusiastic madrichim over the age of 18. All our leaders are part of the FZY family, who have been on FZY Israel Tour, Year Course and other programmes and activities. We uphold our belief that good staffing is crucial in providing a successful, fun and enjoyable camp.

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Food

All food on Kesher is Kosher. We also cater for vegetarians, vegans and any other special dietary requirements. We provide three full nutritious meals a day and also offer a variety of tasty snacks from our daily tuck shop.

 

Health & Welfare

FZY’s primary concern is the health and safety of our chanichim. There will be at least one qualified first-aider on site at all times and all chanichim will be registered with a local doctor for the duration of Kesher. In addition, we have a comprehensive welfare framework, including a welfare officer on site at all times, and a counsellor on call for the duration of the programme, both ensuring the physical and emotional welfare of all our chanichim.

Insurance

Applicants are required to make their own insurance arrangement to cover personal belongings and the loss of deposit and/or full payment due to unavoidable cancellations.

Safety & Security

As with everything we do, the safety and security of our participants is our number one priority. We are liaising with the CST and other Security Services in order to make all necessary provisions in this regard.  We will follow all measures that we are advised to take.

Extras (Chuggim)

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Our chuggim will provide an opportunity to do specific activities that chanichim will find interesting throughout the whole of Kesher and giving everyone a chance to find something which they find most interesting. Activities such as Arts and Crafts, Photography, Journalism, Rikud, Debate Club, Sports, Drama, Cookery, Film and Movie can be available. We want chanichim to have the best time they can possibly have, so requests for specific activities can be made, or we can adapt existing ones to what the chanichim most enjoy.

The bonds we create on camp don’t just fizzle out after twelve days; personally I’ve made many friends who have impacted my daily life tremendously and who I’m sure will retain key roles within my life for a long time. FZY has made me the confident individual I am today, and as well as this, I am also a confident individual Jew. I am proud to be Jewish.

Tami Rose, FZY Summer Camp 2015

Cost: £999

Please note Credit/Debit card payments are subject to 4% processing fee. Cheque payments are also accepted and are not subject to this fee.

Deposit: £300

(Acceptance is subject to medical and application forms)

Places are subject to a first come first serve basis. As we have limited spaces, we urge you to complete the on-line application form as soon as possible to guarantee a place on Kesher 2017.

Cancellations made before 13th March 2017 will be refunded less a £75 administration fee. All payment must be made by 1st May 2017.

Price includes: accommodation, activity days, madrichim, entrance fees, security, relevant private transportation, all meals, transport from main meeting points to and from camp.

For terms and conditions, see our booking form.

Financial Assistance

FZY believes that no child should miss the opportunity to take part in one of our summer camps due to financial circumstances. Confidential bursaries are available to help any participant who might otherwise be unable to attend.

To apply for a bursary please indicate so on the booking form. All requests are treated in the strictest confidence.  For further information, please contact Emma Kimche at office@fzy.org.uk or 020 8201 6661