BIG IDEA Camp

Create, grow and make awesome friends in Israel this Summer!

BIG IDEA international tech camps are connecting teens and kids to Israel since 2008. This summer, kids and teens ages 7-18 from 30 countries, will meet in Israel and have a life-changing experience.

Over a 6 to 10 days session, campers will get hands-on experience in the workshops. Design, cyber, photography, gaming, music, wave surfing, robotics and so many more options. The workshops take place in small groups with experienced, professional and inspiring counselors. Mix it up with fun outdoor activities, an empowering environment, and friends from around the world to get the best summer of your life!

FIJ Important Notice – Summer Camps in Israel have begun registration and are hoping that within the next few weeks the government will officially issue permission for camps to open just as they did for schools. It is the responsibility of each parent to check the camp is working within the official guidelines, as issued by the Israeli Ministry of Health, before the first day of camp.

The BIG IDEA Experience

Join us for an unforgettable summer. Our educational guideline encourages personal growth, innovation, and true friendships. Experienced camp counselors and supervisors are attuned to giving true personal attention that makes even a first-timer feel right at home from the get-go.

The Location

The beautiful evergreen campuses are equipped with the newest computer labs, a large swimming pool, and gorgeous dorms.

All sessions take place in the beautiful Meir Shfeya youth village, in Mt. Carmel – Near Zikhron Ya’akov.

Camp Topics

We have more than 30 workshops! Choose yours:
Computers, robotics, website design, game and application development, photography, video & YouTube, graphics, animation, escape rooms, special effects, DJ and 3D printing, jewelry, fashion design, wave surfing, drones, video editing, DIY electronics, Hip-hop, workout & climbing, a special entrepreneurship track for high school teens and many more!

Campers

The campers at BIG IDEA come from all over the world. They are all curious, interesting and awesome!
The spoken language at camp is English. It is a pluralistic religious environment and everyone is made to feel welcome. Workshops will not be held on Shabbat and campers can choose to join a Shabbat program if they want to.

Big@Home

BIG IDEA will be running an online technology camp for the first session in response to Health Ministry requirements for camps. Read more about it here.

Additional Programs:

Visiting Israel During Pesach? Join the BIGFEST! להשאיר? להוריד?

BIGFEST is a Hebrew speaking two-day camp that feels just like summer! Spend the night with new friends, participate in awesome camp activities and choose your workshop course:

Location: Meir Shfeya Youth Village (Near Zikhron)

Cost: 500 NIS if you are registered for BIG IDEA Summer camp, 600 NIS if you haven’t signed up for summer yet

FUNZONE DAY CAMP- Hi-tech day camps for 2nd-9th grade (In Hebrew).

The perfect place for kids to explore and get hands-on experience in exciting technologies. The large variety of computer and media workshops mix perfectly with exciting outdoor pool and sports. Our Amazing staff is waiting to challenge and encourage the kids to reach new heights.

Two-week sessions during July and August in the center of Israel.

Pesach, Hannukah & Summer Vacations:

Located in Meir Shfeya youth village, this Hebrew-speaking sleepover camp will make your vacation perfect

YouCamp:

Three days of YouTube, creativity, experiences, and friends!
Beginners and advanced tracks available. Whether ‏your biggest dream is becoming a YouTuber or you just want to improve your video skills – YouCamp is the perfect place for both.

Cyber Camp:

A three-day camp focused on cyber…what could be better?!

You’ve heard the news about cyber attacks and never understood what it was about? Cyber Camp will help you pretend to play a key role in the defense department of an international company, you will experience a real cyber attack yourself, deal with the cybersecurity challenges, protect your computer and save the network!
Beginners and advanced tracks available.

BIG IDEA Gap Year

Ages 18-21, Fall semester this September.

Get off the beaten path and make this year your own. Take a professional hi-tech course (graphic design/programming) in Israel, the world’s startup nation. Use your skills to create advanced solutions to real community issues. live independently in the city of Be’er Sheva and make an impact on the people around you.
Move to Tel Aviv, intern at top Israeli hi-tech companies, get inspired by the Israeli out-of-the-box mentality and grow as a person!

One day you’ll look back and remember where it all started…

Youth Village Meir Shfeya, Israel

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