Kibbutz — Entering 11th Grade
Kibbutz is a special program created just for entering 11th graders. This program is an immersive four-week program designed to be the ultimate Jewish camping and leadership experience.
We transport ourselves back to a hundred years ago to feel what it was like for some of the pioneers who made their way to Israel. The “Kibbutzniks” will have to “create their own world” at camp. They will build their own living area, cook many of their own meals, and even help work the farm at camp!
By creating a kibbutz at JCA, the Kibbutzniks will come together as a tightly knit community, grow closer to the land; learn about sustainability and organic farming; and gain knowledge of kibbutz life in Israel- all while having fun at camp! While the Kibbutzniks will spend the majority of time creating their kibbutz, they will still be connected to camp, spending some time every day with the rest of the camp community, and still participating in many of the camp’s offerings such as horseback riding and the ropes course. At the end of the program, the Kibbutzniks will leave with a sense of accomplishment, a set of friends for life, and a true finale of their last camp experience before becoming a Counselor-In-Training (CIT).