In partnership with our sibling movement, Young Judaea, we’re so excited to be bringing to you Kesher USA! It's our brand new option for all fifteen year-olds (Y10).
Kesher USA is a unique, international, outdoor summer experience, representing the next step in the FZY journey.
Experience camp in true American style on the fully-equipped site of Camp Tel Yehudah in upstate New York, along the banks of the Delaware.
The FZY group, led by FZY British madrichim (leaders), will form part of a larger camp of Americans, Israelis and participants of other nationalities, coming together for a variety of fun, exciting, engaging and educational activities all within a sociable environment.
Each day will be action-packed, including:
The Maccabiah Games
Sports, ropes and swimming
Tzofim (scout) activities
White water rafting along the Delaware River
Optional electives each day
Arts and crafts
Two truly incredible camp Shabbats
An overnight stay in NYC
Visiting classic tourist attractions and much, much more!
A Regular Day
On Kesher USA...
Kesher USA’s summer programme at Tel Yehudah brings together teens from across the world to experience a summer camp like no other with a unique blend of developing your Jewish identity within the diaspora, camp activities and practical opportunities to deepen your personal skills and interests.
Participants will have the choice of electives, ranging from Photography to Krav Maga to Extreme Outdoors, structured and steered by leading organisations from Israel and the USA.
As well as the American teens on camp, FZY campers will be joined by participants from the Russian-speaking Jewish community and campers from Kimama, an international Jewish summer camp in Israel.
Not only will participants expand their own cultural experiences and have the opportunity to visit The Big Apple, they will form lifelong connections with American chanichim who they will have the chance to reunite with on Tour the following summer… and even future FZY programmes thereafter!
Details & signing Up
PROVISIONAL Dates: 26th July - 9th August 2020
Early bird price, available before 25 January 2019: TBC
Full price: TBC
Applications are not yet open.
Pre-signing up guarantees a place on the programme, subject to availability & subject to completion of all further forms and payments.
The price of Kesher USA includes: return flights to New York, staff, trip days, accommodation, food, activities, basic medical insurance and transfers to and from main meeting points. Participants will be required to obtain a valid ESTA prior to departure. This will occur an additional cost.
For full terms & conditions, please see the application forms.
*Dates subject to change.