Welcome to Hadracha USA at Camp Tel Yehudah!
Based in Upstate New York, Hadracha USA s FZY’s new American camp experience for 17 year olds (year 12 in England, year 5 in Scotland). FZY is joining with our American sister movement, Young Judaea, to provide an innovative and exciting programme for those chanichim (participants) looking for a summer that is different from anything they have ever experienced before.
Hadracha USA is an international leadership and activism programme. Chanichim will be joined by Americans and Israelis and other Jewish teenagers from around the world in learning leadership skills, social and political activism and running activities for campers at Tel Yehudah.
Hadracha USA participants will have the unique experience of becoming a part of an American Summer Camp, based at Young Judaea’s senior leadership camp Tel Yehudah (TY). Every summer, TY plays host to over 500 14-18 year old chanichim on its 150 acre site. Hadracha USA is a truly international programme with FZY participants being joined by Americans, Israelis and other young Jews from all over the world.
The focus of the programme will be leadership skills, social and political action and what it means to be an activist. Every day on Hadracha USA will include activities designed to help chanichim gain these enhanced leadership skills. This will include forming a tikun team around a pressing social action issue, learning about your issue from inspired and educated madrichim (counselors) and forming a plan of action to raise awareness and affect change within and beyond camp. They will strengthen their knowledge and activist skills by traveling to Washington, DC and New York City to meet with and learn from experts as well as touring sites such as the Capitol Building and the United Nations (and of course have time for the obligatory shopping). Just as important to the programme is the TY experience and the incredible facilities available: including a ropes course, a new, state-of-the-art water sports centre, climbing walls, tennis courts, volleyball nets, football pitches, performing arts facilities and experts to help in every field. A day rafting will also be part of the Hadracha USA programme. All participants will be fully registered campers at Tel Yehudah and benefit from all the facilities, staffing and insurance afforded to any participant. More information about Camp Tel Yehudah can be found by visiting their website
For chanichim who want a chance to build their leadership skills, meet young Jews from the UK, US and Israel and be empowered and inspired to change the world; then this is the camp to be on! Places are limited so don’t hesitate– get your application in for the most exciting programme on offer!
If you are interested in participating in Hadracha USA, or just finding out more, please contact the FZY Office on 020 8201 6661 or email email@example.com.
When is it?
22nd July – 15th August 2013
Where is it?
Camp Tel Yehudah, Barryville, New York
Cancellations made before 15th May 2012 will be returned minus a £75 administration fee. This date is the final date of cancellation, and no monies will be returned after this date.
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