Experience FZY This Summer!
FZY offers a variety of different activities throughout the year for anyone aged 13 and above. In addition to the year round activities on offer, FZY also offers a number of programmes during the summer. Read below for more information about the Summer Programmes FZY offers:
Machane is FZY’s incredible summer camp for 14 & 15-year-olds (Year 9 & 10 in England, Year 2 & 3 in Scotland). Whether it’s your first time on an FZY camp or you’re an experience FZYnik, you’re sure to be welcomed into the FZY family with open arms. It’s a great opportunity to have new experiences and make new friends from around the UK. Machane has a varied programme of fun and educational activities. Participants will explore their Jewish identity, learn about Israel and enjoy many camp highlights that include the famous FZY Maccabiah Colour Wars, activity days out, sports and discos.
Israel Tour – FZY’s educational journey for 16-year-olds (Year 11 in England, Year 4 in Scotland), lasting approximately four weeks, allows our chanichim to really see Israel and experience its diversity, history, culture and relevance to them as young British Jews. From Tsfat to Eilat, Rosh Hanikra to Jerusalem, our participants travel the length and breadth of the country, experiencing the sights and feelings of Israel when enjoying activities such as swimming in the Kinneret, standing by the Western Wall, partying in Eilat and hiking round the beautiful waterfalls of the Galil. Some FZY tours are joined by Israelis from our sister movement the Tsofim (Scouts), and all groups meet up with teenagers from America, enabling them to interact with and learn from other young Jews from around the world. FZY Israel Tour provides an incredible opportunity to see Israel in ways never seen before.
Hanhaga is a programme for 17-year-olds (Year 12 in England, Year 5 in Scotland), run in Upstate New York at Camp Tel Yehudah (TY), the senior leadership camp of Young Judaea, FZY’s sister movement in the USA. Participants in the programme not only have the opportunity to interact with Americans, Canadians, Israelis and even English-speaking Russians of a similar age group, but they are also able to take advantage of the fantastic facilities TY has to offer, such as a newly built swimming pool, basketball courts, tennis courts, volleyball courts and a Ropes Course. The programme also involves a 4 day long field trip which will most likely take in a number of historical and cultural sites in Washington DC and New York City.