ISRAEL TREK

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Be the first in line for the Summer 2022 program of your choice! Pre-register now to express your interest, and we’ll reach out as soon as full program details are released.

OVERVIEW

Experience the very best of Israel on this 27-day program with a special focus on active outdoor adventures. Scale mountains, learn new skills, and come home with a sense of accomplishment. Open to all Jewish teens!

DESTINATION: Israel
TRAVEL DATES


June, July

Dates will be updated once we officially open registration

current grades CURRENT GRADES: 10-12
COMMUNITY SERVICE: ~6 Hours
DURATION: 27 Days
PROGRAM FEES
LAND COST: $TBD

Need based scholarships and other funds will become available.

SUPERVISED FLIGHT: $TBD

Need based scholarships and other funds will become available.

WHAT'S INCLUDED
  • Accommodations (hotels, kibbutz lodging, camping, and desert tents)
  • All meals
  • All programming
  • Private transportation
  • Security escort & monitoring
  • Medical insurance
  • Laundry service
  • Gratuity for program staff
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DETAILS

Cover all the highlights of a classic summer in Israel with an added focus on rewarding outdoor adventures.

Together with a tight-knit group of new friends, get ready and get excited to trek through the canyons of the Negev Desert, the lush mountain valleys of the Galilee, and the rugged beaches of the Mediterranean, as you experience Israel in a way that few do!

In addition to discovering all of the amazing highlights of a traditional summer in Israel, Trek teens have the unique opportunity to experience three totally unique experiences:

  • The 4-day Sea-to-Sea Hike from the Mediterranean Sea to the Sea of Galilee, a chance to get up close and personal with Israel's natural beauty
  • The BaMidbar Wilderness Experience where we learn how to navigate and survive in the desert, just like our ancestors did
  • The Gadna "basic-training"-style experience that let's high school students from abroad experience the unity and accomplishment of life on an Israeli army base

You’ll also pick-up Israeli martial arts skills, go snorkeling in the tropical Red Sea, rappel down a Galilee cliff, and try boarding down a mountainous sand dune!

Israel Trek is your chance to connect to Israel’s storied Land and gain a sense of true accomplishment that you will cherish!


IS IT RIGHT FOR ME?
While Israel Trek is designed for active teens, the program is appropriate for most. Do not worry about needing to be super outdoorsy to enjoy yourself. For example, although the Sea-to-Sea Hike is physically challenging, you will not need to carry a heavy backpack along the way. The outdoors activities on Israel Trek are only meant to complement overall touring (most of which is still bus-based). The ultimate aim of Israel Trek is to provide teens with a more active way to experience Israel through the beauty of its terrain. See you on the trails!


Information

Be the first in line for the Summer 2022 program of your choice! Pre-register now to express your interest, and we’ll reach out as soon as full program details are released.

HIGHLIGHTS

Experience life on an army base and the bonding that comes with in on Gadna


Discover 3,000 years of Jewish history and traditions in Jerusalem’s Old City


Float in the Dead Sea and scale the heights of Masada to watch the sunrise


Challenge yourself on a Sea-to-Sea Trek and learn desert orienteering skills in the Negev


Navigate the wilderness on a camel trek and enjoy a delicious desert tent feast


Embrace new adventures like sandboardingsurfingIsraeli martial arts, and rappelling


Cool off rafting down the Jordan River and swimming under the Ein Gedi desert waterfalls


Browse Mahane Yehuda‘s open-air market, the Nahalat Binyamin street festival, and nightlife on Ben Yehuda Street


Get your hands dirty and learn a new skill on the Dig-for-a-Day Archaeological Seminar


Soak up the innovative spirit of Tel Aviv and enjoy its lively beach culture


Learn first-hand about the geo-political landscape of Israel


Explore the seaport of Haifa, the ancient city of Acco, and the ocean caves at Rosh Hanikrah


Bond with new friends as you celebrate a meaningful and adventure-filled summer in Israel


Swim in the Red Sea, in the Mediterranean Sea, and in the Sea of Galilee


Spend Shabbat in the heart of Jerusalem and learn about Judaism’s mystical tradition in Tzfat


PROGRAM REVIEWS

BBYO Menorah White

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