EnerJew Revolutionizes East Europe Jewish Summer Camp Experience

From Section:
Informal Education
Sep. 19, 2017

Source: The Federation of Jewish Communities


A unique summer camp welcomed Jewish teenagers from all over Ukraine in the hot days of August. Set up in the picturesque Karpaty Mountain region, the EnerJew Gan Israel camp provided over 200 teenagers with a “Jewish experience of a lifetime”, giving them a charge of energy, fun, and inspiration to take back home for the upcoming school year. Most of those who participated said they will now include a lot more “EnerJew” in their lives, trying to foster personal development, learning and getting involved.

When asked about what made the EnerJew camp so unforgettable participants named many things, but all agree that the true impact came from meticulously developed programming, highly professional and enthusiastic staff and the special atmosphere of “new generation” leadership and initiative that all EnerJew events share.

Behind the scenes, in order for the camp to become such a blast, EnerJew’s staff began working on it a while back, in May. “There were several preparation stages. We had the original launch-off seminar where we brainstormed the program, and then we continued to have Skype conferences and worked in teams all the way leading up to the camp’s opening,” said Vitaly Tikhiy, head of EnerJew events’ center.

The boys and the girls’ sessions each had a different general theme, while every day also had a sub-topic that connected the daily activities. Each day at camp was themed on a famous personality from the Jewish tradition, around which the activities were organized.

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Updated: Nov. 27, 2017
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