Kibbutz Hagoshrim - Camp Zeke - Sleepaway Summer Camp

Kibbutz Hagoshrim

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Since the tragic day of October 7, children in Israel have experienced loss of family and friends. They have encountered unimaginable challenges that reach far beyond their years.  Imagine being an Israeli teenager and all the stress that the last few months have held… then, imagine being given the opportunity to go to Camp Zeke. 

This year, we have  been accepting campers from Israel with limited financial resources by providing significant scholarships.

In the last few weeks, Camp Zeke was approached by Kibbutz Hagoshrim in the Upper Galilee of Israel to host a group of their youth this summer. Due to the relentless Hezbollah rocket barrages, these families have been torn from their homes and their daily routines have been upended.  

“Our youth lost the stability of home, their connection with their friend group, and regular teen life routines. Living away from home, in crowded conditions, creates challenges that are especially difficult for teens. They are now experiencing loneliness, a lack of purpose and belonging” 

-A Camper’s Mom

These teens need to get away from the rockets and spend time just being kids. 

We need your help to raise $82,664 to welcome these displaced Israeli youth to Camp Zeke and fund the significant scholarships we have already given to a number of other Israeli campers (along with many other families this year). This work is only possible thanks to the generosity of individuals like you.

Would you like to talk to us about this? Please let us know if you want to discuss this campaign and how you can make a difference. You can reach our founders directly by emailing lisa.and.isaac@campzeke.org or calling 212-913-9783. 

The Give Camp Fund has generously made a lead contribution of $10,000 towards our goal and the Jewish Federation of Greater Metrowest is providing $5,000.  We now need your help to make up the rest.

This is your opportunity to have a direct impact on a camper’s life. Please make a gift today to help support this critical mission and enable us to bring these young people to camp this summer and give them an amazing experience filled with safety, calm, joy and friendship, and a much-needed respite after a very difficult year. 

We only have a few short weeks to reach our goal. Over the next few days and weeks, you may receive a call from one of our team members about this campaign. If you haven’t already given, feel free to give over the phone! They will be happy to help you make a difference. 

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