5 Ways To Choose A Summer Camp in Jerusalem?

February 24, 2019
By: Joanna Shebson

Summer is almost here and its time to find the right camp for your child. Our summer FUN Camps Guide makes planning your summer easier. Each of the camps is listed with its’ pricing, session dates, description and photos. Look out for the videos because they really give you a feel for the camp excitement.

So how can you decide which camp is right for your child? Whether you are a tourist or a local there are a few things to keep in mind when choosing the camp to make this the best summer ever! 

Language: There are camps in Jerusalem that are bi-lingual, tri-lingual and specifically English camps. You can choose to put your local child in a camp like Camp Ramah or All Star Sports where many campers and counselors speak English. Tourists have the choice of exposing their kids to a Hebrew only environment or choosing a camp where the counselors and campers speak English.

Type of camp: In Jerusalem you have so many choices for your camp experience. So if your child loves theater they will enjoy performing at the JELLY Drama Camp or if they love music they may enjoy band came at Lenagen Bekef.

Whether you are looking for an art camp, a sports camp, a technology camp, drama camp, nature camp or even a martial arts camp, there are many to choose from. From our home page in the header menu you can search our FUN Camps Guide using these search criteria.Yad Hashmona View

Transportation: If you are visiting Jerusalem for the summer and you won’t have a car, then you need to keep in mind which camps have transportation provided and which ones are walking distance from the place you are staying. The camps located just outside Jerusalem like the King David Horseback Riding camp offer transportation in a nice air conditioned mini bus. Some of the local camps including the All Star Sports Camp offer transportation from within Jerusalem as well as from communities outside Jerusalem like Modiin and Beit Shemesh.

Learning New Skills: Camp is a great opportunity for kids to learn new skills in a laid back environment. Kids can learn sports techniques at Liga Camp, ancient crafts at Ein Yael Camp, and even learn to build robots at the LearningWorks Hacker camp. The summer is also a great time to focus on art while seeing Jerusalem at the Traveling Arts Camp at Open Studio. If your kids are open to the idea of sleepaway camp and want to learn lots of new skills then send them to BIG IDEA where they can learn everything from animation to robotics to web design and jewelry making.BIG IDEA (4)

Camps By Age: Finding a camp for school age kids can be easy but its the camps for toddlers or teens that harder to find. Jerusalem has great options for both. Yankuta Summer Camp is a toddlers wonderland with outdoor play and an indoor mischakiya. Teens can search our camps guide for the TEEN camps and the CIT programs which include Camp Ramah & Camp Dror.

BONUS TIP – the summer is a great time for your kids to experience a taste of independence in a safe environment. Send them to a sleepaway camp like the OU (Orthodox Union) Camp Dror for boys in Hispin or Camp Dror for girls in Moshav Keshet

If your son loves basketball then let him spend the summer at Tamir Goodman’s Basketball Camp where he will meet professional basketball players and coaches. You’ll be amazed at how much your kids can learn and the friendships they can create when they are away from home for camp.

So we hope that our guide will make choosing a camp easier for you and that your children enjoy the summer in Jerusalem.

 

 

About Joanna Shebson

Joanna is the Founder and FUN Expert at Fun In Jerusalem. What started out as a mommy blog has grown into a successful tourism website. Joanna is married with three kids and lives in Katamon, Jerusalem. She loves to inspire family fun in Jerusalem.
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  • Please advise me of a summer camp in Jerusalem for a 5 and 7 year old where Hebrew is the main language.

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