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Alumim (8th Grade)

Our Alumim program equips Jewish teens to develop their identity through engaging with our shared heritage…

Dates: June 21-July 19, 2017
Cost: $4,950
For: Current 8th Graders

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The Alumim Experience

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Begin your Jewish leadership journey this summer by joining Alumim! There’s no better way to get ready for starting high school than spending your summer in a Jewish teen-only summer camp. Our Alumim teens learn about cooperative living and shared responsibility through living in a bunk with 11-15 other teens. Through our program, Alumim teens will use Jewish memory and experience to build Jewish identity today. Alumim participants also get all the expected fun of camp through regularly visiting our activity areas, bunk activities, our electives program, and campwide events.

Register for Alumim and join the Tel Yehudah and Young Judaea tradition of Jewish Leadership!

Program Features

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Alumim campers will:

  • Meet and live with other Jewish teens from around the US and world;
  • Experience camp’s activity areas (link to “activity areas”) and special days (link to “special days”)
  • Uncover the basic principles of Jewish Leadership;
  • Spend a day having fun and exploring Philadelphia;
  • Participate in a challenging and rewarding two day tiyul (hike) and campout; and
  • Raft down the Delaware River!
Trip Highlights

The Alumim trip takes our teens through the depths of untouched wilderness to the hustle and bustle of one of America’s largest cities. Over the four day adventure, teens will learn about themselves, Jewish history and nature while forming meaningful friendships and having fun!

  • See the sights and sounds of Philadelphia and visit the National Museum of Jewish American History
  • Go on a 2-day tiyul (hike) through a state park, including two nights of camping out under the stars
  • Spend a day rafting down the Delaware River
Sample Alumim Seder Yom (Daily Schedule)

Between trips and out-of-camp adventures (link to “trips and adventures”), special days (link to “special days”) and Shabbat (link to “Shabbat at TY”), a “typical day” at TY is not so typical. But this is what a “day in the life” of Alumim might look like:

Time Activity Description
8:00am Boker Tov (Wake-Up)
8:30-9:10am T’fillot (Morning Prayers) You will partake in a meaningful camp-wide prayer activity led by staff and teens
9:15am Mifkad Boker (Flag Raising) Greet the day by raising the flags with the rest of camp and our Tsofim (Israeli scouts)
9:20-9:50am Aruchat Boker (Breakfast) Sit with your bunk to start the morning together over a hot, fresh and delicious breakfast
10:00-11:00am Visit Specialty Area Teens from your chug can either visit Omanut (Arts and Crafts) or Drama
11:10am-12:10pm Peulah: Prophets of Israel Your staff has prepared an informal and fun educational activity to help you learn about the history of Prophecy of Israel and relevance to today
12:20-1:20pm Zman Bechira (Elective Period) You can choose from a variety of recreational activities ranging from team sport activities, video-making, jam band, arts & crafts, Israeli dance, etc.
1:30-2:25pm Aruchat Tsohorayim (Lunch) Come for the delicious, healthy and kosher meal; stay for the Shira (singing) or Rikud (dancing) session in the Chadar Ochel (dining hall)!
2:30-2:50pm Nikayon B’Tsrif (Bunk cleaning) Check your bunk's work-wheel and see what your cleaning assignment is for today and get to work to keep that bunk spiffy!
2:50-4:50pm Chofesh (Open Choice Activities) You can choose activities and spend time with friends under general staff supervision. Specialty areas, including the pool, are open during this time to offer special options, so you can enjoy more of the activities you love!
5:00-6:00pm Visit Specialty Area Your chug can either visit Tsofiut (Israeli scouts) or Sports
6:10-7:10pm Bunk Time: Low Ropes Course Your bunk is heading to the low ropes course for bonding and team building
7:20-7:35pm Sikkum Yom (Daily Check in) You will check in with your bunk staff to review the day, experiences, etc.
7:40-8:30pm Aruchat Erev (Dinner) Sit with your friends in other chugim and enjoy a themed camp-wide dinner
8:45-10:15pm Peulat Erev (Night Activity) What's your “fun” group, evening activity tonight? Your chug is having a Mediterranean themed pool and dance party under the stars!
10:30-11:15pm Peulat Laila Tov (In-Bunk nightly activity) End the evening with this nightly activity to bond with your bunkmates and wind down before heading to bed
11:15pm Laila Tov (Lights Out) You've had a long, fun day and you need your sleep to get ready to do it again tomorrow!

What Is Included?
  • Room and board for 28 days within our furnished cabins
  • 3 healthy, nutritious and kosher meals a day, plus stipend for snacks and treats from our camp canteen
  • 24/7 professional medical staff that can dispense first-aid and prescription medicines
  • 160+ dynamic and trained camp professionals
  • 4-day/3-night trip that includes rafting on the Delaware, visiting Philadelphia and a 2-Day hike and campout
  • Regular laundry-service
  • Full time on-site 24/7 security services
  • Coach Motorbus transportation to/from Newark International Liberty Airport on opening and closing day for teens who will be traveling to camp by plane
Is Alumim right for me?

Yes! If you are…

  • Currently in 8th grade
  • Love camp or looking to try it out for the first time
  • Ready to start your Jewish leadership journey
  • Excited to trek through wilderness and visit big cities!
  • Interested in living with Jewish teens around the US and the world

The Alumim program is only offered during first session. Are you an 8th grader interested in second session? Learn more about our Kfir program by clicking here.