UK Summer Camps
(Ofek & Kesher UK)
FZY UK Camps
FZY 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 Ofek and 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 camp, 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 2020 will be one that you will never forget!
After a successful first year of FZY Ofek, we are so excited to continue with the first summer step on your movement journey!
Expect meaningful experiences, unforgettable moments and exciting activities all within a sociable environment. You will experience our legendary Maccabiah Day, the famous colour war and an exciting day trip. You will get to experience an unforgettable FZY Shabbat, Havdallah and outdoor activities and be a part of an unforgettable FZY Camp experience.
Kesher, after 25 successful years, is FZY’s popular and highly successful summer camp for 14 year-olds.
Not only will you experience our legendary Maccabiah Day and the famous Colour War with Ofek, you will partake in many exciting day trips out and have the chance to spend camp with Israeli scouts, enjoy a memorable Shabbat like no other. Get stuck in, also, to loads of different tracks that include cooking, sports, camping, Tzofim... and be a part of an unforgettable FZY Camp Experience.
What they said
“Our son had such a fantastic time on his first FZY camp this summer. He made a brave decision to go to camp, knowing no one else, but he quickly settled and got stuck in to the range of exciting activities. His reports of the quality of the leadership, the constructive atmosphere and the thoughtful, stimulating programmes gave us confidence as parents. Meeting him off the coach at the end of the camp, we were greeted with a beaming smile and an immediate request to go back again next year! Thank you FZY!”
— Mr & Mrs T, Manchester, Ofek 2018
The highlight of my summer once again was FZY Kesher Camp. Getting to share it with old and new friends, enjoying experiences in and out of my comfort zone. Bring on Israel Tour.
— Lucy Ross, Kesher 2017
Ofek and Kesher UK are planned, organised and led 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/or other programmes and activities. We believe that good staffing is crucial in providing a successful, fun and enjoyable camp.
Food, health, welfare
All food on Ofek and Kesher UK 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.
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 Ofek and 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.
Safety, security, 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.
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.