Machane B’Yachad

In Hebrew   בעברית

The only overnight summer camp that provides an Israeli experience for our children – in Hebrew!

Machane B’Yachad is a camp of Friends of Israel Scouts, Tzofim, hosted by NJY Camps. Friends of Israel Scouts is thrilled to offer Machane B’Yachad to all children interested in Jewish life from North America who have a working knowledge of Hebrew and who are open to learning more. This unique, fun-filled program is run in Hebrew for rising 4th – 9th graders. Campers who have aged out of Machane B’Yachad are encouraged to check out one of Friends of Israel Scouts teen adventures.

Machane B’Yachad offers 13 days of overnight summer camp with all of the activities of a traditional summer camp plus activities that are unique to Israel Scouts. More than 70 diverse elective activities – such as swimming, basketball, gaga, boating and arts and crafts – are offered in combination with Scouting activities designed to bond the campers and  deepen their knowledge of Israeli culture. The result – FUN! This diverse, immersive program, run in Hebrew by Israeli counselors and Hebrew-speaking friends, will broaden campers’ knowledge and use of Hebrew!

Machane B’Yachad will operate July 25 through August 6, 2023.Note that space is extremely limited – Summer 2022 sold out within weeks of registration opening.

Campers entering grades 4 to 6 will be at Camp Nah Jee Wah, and campers entering grades 7 to 9 will be at the nearby Cedar Lake Camp, both located at NJY Camp’s 1,250 acre campground that hosts 1,250 children every day.

The facilities offerings include:

  • Two lakes
  • Water slides
  • State-of-the-art sport fields and equipment
  • Art rooms,
  • Pottery wheels
  • STEM opportunities
  • …and much more, all in the highest standard.

Tzofim is the national youth movement of Israel. Friends of Israel Scouts, Tzofim has offered camps across North America for the past 30 years, educating thousands of children and youth in its summer camp activities and in 27 local Shvatim (chapters) across North America. Machane B’Yachad is a unique program that brings together the special education techniques and know-how of Tzofim at a top Jewish-American summer camp. The staff is comprised of both Tzofim employees and Tzofim graduates from Israel and the United States.

The high-quality wooden cabins include showers and restrooms. Campers will enjoy healthy and nutritious Kosher food with three meals a day and plenty of snacks (gluten-free kitchen available). The infirmaries are staffed 24/7 and ready for any occasion, with three doctors and nine nurses available. If needed, there is an emergency center nearby at Milford, PA and a large hospital 14 miles away.

Machane B’Yachad space is limited!

Early bird discount price until March 30th, 2023: $2,100*

Standard price from March 31st, 2023: $2,350*

  • $400 deposit required to register
  • 100% refundable through 7/11/2023
  • $250 registration fee non refundable for cancellations on or after 7/12/2023

*Any discounts, including the One Happy Camper grant, are included within these prices.

For additional information call (212) 390-8130 Ext. 310