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)
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 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.
FIJ Important Notice – Summer Camps in Israel have begun registration. 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.
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
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
Enjoy fun activities with your friends and lead activities for the youth of Camp Dror.