In the summer of 2015 the One World WIZO Summer Camp will open its doors for the first time at WIZO’s Nir Ha’emek Youth Village in the picturesque Jezreel Valley in the north of Israel. The camp will focus on sustainability, ecology, environmental communication and nature; the aim is to attract young people from around the world to visit Israel in a safe and stimulating vacation environment.
The ‘One World’ WIZO Summer Camp is a joint venture by WIZO and BIG IDEA Educational Projects – an educational enterprise specializing in youth summer camps.
Prof. Rivka Lazovsky, Chair of the World WIZO Executive, spoke of the added value of the new camp for Jews around the world, who seek to offer their children a Zionist education and a link with Israel:
“As a global movement operating educational and social welfare institutions and projects throughout Israel, we are constantly aware of the importance of the relationship between Israel and Jewish communities abroad.
The One World Camp is an exciting new facet of our efforts to ensure continuing bonds with world Jewry and especially for the younger generation. A summer camp is a wonderful way to reinforce Zionist identity and meet with young Israeli peers.”
Nir Ha’emek Youth Village is located in the beautiful Jezreel Valley, a school during the year and a vibrant camp community in the summer. The village contains a horse riding center, chicken coops, dairy farm, ecology park, many open green spaces and more; it is also equipped with a state-of-the-art sports center and swimming pool.
For additional information, please visit the One World Camp website.