The first camp will take place in summer 2015
In the summer of 2015 the One World WIZO Summer Camp will open its doors for the first time at WIZO’s Nir Ha’emek Youth Village in the picturesque Jezreel Valley. The camp will focus on sustainability, ecology, environmental communication and nature; the aim is to attract young people from around the world to visit Israel in a safe and stimulating vacation environment.
Prof. Rivka Lazovsky, Chairperson of the World WIZO Executive, pointed out the added value of the new camp for Jews around the world, who seek to offer their children a Zionist education and a link with Israel. "As a global movement operating educational and social welfare institutions and projects throughout Israel thanks to the support of Jewish communities around the world, we are constantly aware of the importance of the relationship between Israel and Jewish communities abroad. The One World Camp is an exciting new facet of our efforts to ensure continuing bonds with world Jewry and especially for the younger generation. A summer camp is a wonderful way to reinforce Zionist identity and meet with young Israeli peers. "
WIZO Nir Ha’emek Youth Village – Host of the One World WIZO Summer Camp
Nir Ha’emek Youth Village nestles in the beautiful Jezreel Valley. In addition to its successful high school, it is known for its therapeutic horse riding center, chicken coops, dairy, ecology park and more. The village also boasts a state-of-the-art Sports Center, swimming pool and expansive lawns and open green spaces. Campers are guaranteed to feel at home and comfortable in all the facilities, relaxation areas and air-conditioned rooms.
Summer Camp Activities
Each camper will explore new talents and develop new skills in One World inspiring 5 tracks:
- Impact – Media in Action
- Natural Arts and Photography
- Re-empowering the Planet
- Horseback Riding and Animal Care
- Outdoor Survival Skills
Campers pick 2 tracks they find interesting or want to try for the first time, and explore those topics through the two weeks of camp. All campers also get the opportunity to experience programs from all tracks, regardless of their track choice. The tracks go hand in hand with the classic camp activities- sports, pool fun, arts and crafts, field trips and many more.
One World track list
In addition to the individual tracks, all participants can use the amazing swimming pool, participate in a variety of sports and enjoy day trips, evening activities and many more surprises!
About BIG IDEA
BIG IDEA operates summer camps for teenagers from Israel and around the world.
Every summer, hundreds of youngsters aged 7-18, from Israel and abroad, gather together for two weeks. They develop technological skills and creativity; they discover the wonders of the Israeli high-tech world and form lasting friendships.
The summer camp experience is empowering and promotes maturity. BIG IDEA summer camps are known for their especially warm family atmosphere.
Early bird discount: $180 with additional discount options
Special offer for WIZO employees and volunteers
Session 1: July 2nd-14th
Session 2: July 19th-31st