Camp Dror – Sleepaway Summer Camp

Info

Camp Dror is a Jewish Orthodox sleepaway camp that takes place in Northern Israel for youth from Israel and from abroad.

The Camp Dror summer experience deepens Jewish identity through learning in a fun environment. The campers develop a strong connection to Am Yisrael and Eretz Yisrael by touring Israel and through the American style camp activities.

A summer at Camp Dror promotes self-development, learning Jewish texts, and Jewish enrichment, as well as strengthening the connection to the Land of Israel through exploring nature and volunteering in the community.

It is a great opportunity for visiting kids to integrate into an Israeli camp program and to meet local Orthodox kids.

The 2.5 week camp is for campers entering 5th – 10th grade.
(see below for leadership program for 11- 12 grade campers)

Contact Camp Dror

Camp Dror is organized by the OU and is run on two separate campuses for boys and girls. Transportation to/from camp is included from major cities across Israel including Jerusalem.

Boys Camp Location: Hispin (Golan Heights)
Girls Camp Location: Moshav Keshet (Golan Heights)

Camp Activities
Camp activities include Kayaking, Hiking, Swimming, Ice skating, Sail boating, Jeep tours, Team Sports, Learning groups, Drama, Cooking, Martial arts, Outdoor training, Arts and crafts, Social games, First aid workshops, survival workshops, zumba, Color war, Campfires, Capture the flag and more.

Safety & Healthcare
Certified first aid personnel and armed security personnel are on the campgrounds 24 hours a day. The camp runs under the strict regulations of the Ministry of Education.

Staying Connected with your Kids
In order to get the most out of the camp experience, Camp Dror has a no cell phone policy and collects all cell phones on the first day. Campers are given a chance to call home from their cellphones on Fridays. You can also email your child through the camp email address and they will receive a printout.

The Camp Dror Leadership Program –

July 2-18th, 2019
A perfect summer experience for youth entering grades 11th and 12th grades and for those that have just graduated.

The Camp Dror International Leadership Program empowers and exposes the participants to a multitude of professional fields of interest. The program allows the campers to expand their horizons and examine their role as young men and women within your families, your communities, and as part of Am Yisrael, now and in the future.

Meet key Israeli leaders in…

  • Politics and Government
  • Economics and Finance
  • Hi-tech and Biotech
  • Torah
  • Chesed

Enjoy fun activities with your friends and lead activities for the youth of Camp Dror.

Contact Camp Dror

FIJ Tips

Camp Dror has been around for many years and is one of the most popular sleepaway camps for local religious youth. Campers come from Jerusalem, Beit Shemesh, Gush Etzion, Raanana and many other communities across Israel and around the world.

Price

Lower Camp (entering grades 5 – 9)
Early Bird – until March 28th 2019 – ₪ 5,790
Full Price ₪ 6,300
Returning camper – ₪ 5,850
Second child – ₪ 5,850

Leadership (entering grade 10 – high school graduate)
Early bird until March 28th, 2019: ₪ 6090
Full price: ₪ 6490

Age

Entering grades 5-9 (Lower Camp)
10th grade- High School Graduate (Leadership Program)

Language

English / Hebrew

Sessions

July 2 - July 18th, 2019

Food

Kosher LeMehadrin food is provided in a dining hall

Venue: OU Israel Center – Camp Dror Offices

Address: 22 Rechov Keren Hayesod
Jerusalem, Israel
Neighborhood: Talbieh
Parking: Paid Street parking on side streets