URJ Camp George

2021 overview

Experience Israel with Teens from Across North America!

The Union for Reform Judaism’s Sports Israel offers teens the opportunity to combine their passion for sport, travel and Judaism in one place: on a once-in-a-lifetime experience in Israel.

Train and learn with professional athletes and top-level coaches from across the Israeli sports world. Compete in familiar and new sports alongside Israeli peers, sharing each other’s cultures and growing from your experiences together. Practice skills such as leadership, teamwork, and sportsmanship for your life on and off the field.

Incentive grants of up to $3250 are available! 

Pre-register now to let us know you are interested >


NFTY’s professional staff in Israel and North America have designed an exciting itinerary that ensures great fun and adventure, meaningful discovery and the highest standard of safety and security.

  • Spend a day practicing at Wingate Institute, Israel’s premiere sports training facility
  • Visit Terner Stadium and meet with Beer Sheva’s soccer team – Israel’s national champions
  • Explore peace through surfing with a program with HaGal Sheli
  • Train with the Jerusalem Lions, Israel’s national championship American Football team
  • Sail on the Mediterranean Sea with Etgarim, an organization using sports to assist with rehabilitation
  • Scrimmage with HaPoel Galil Elion, Israel’s fan-sponsored basketball team
  • Rapel through the Keshet Caves with the IDF Search and Rescue team
  • And much, much more!
*Note that all visits are subject to change, and the above are just a sample of potential visits.
Iconic Israel
  • Historic ruins in the Old City of Jerusalem, Western Wall, and City of David
  • Masada, Dead Sea, and Bedouin experience in the Negev Desert
  • Beaches in Tel Aviv and Independence Hall
  • Baha’i Gardens in Haifa
  • Israel’s biggest waterfall at Banias Nature Reserve
  • Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial, Har Herzl, and Machane Yehuda Market in Jerusalem
  • The mystical city of Tzfat, beautiful landscape of the Golan Heights, and Sea of Galilee in the north
  • And many more!


Adventure - Israel

Trip Dates: June 27-July 25
(4 weeks)

From ancient Jerusalem to modern Tel Aviv, travel to the beautiful Galilee and see the stunning Negev Desert.

Rates: $8,075

Hebrew in the Homeland!

Trip Dates: June 20-July 17 
(4 weeks)

This unique program immerses you in the language of the land as you explore Israel and strengthen your Hebrew skills.

Rates: $8,075

Social justice in Israel

Trip Dates: June 29-July 20 
(3 weeks)

Experience Israel through the lens of social justice. Meet with people of all faiths and ethnic identities. Find the beauty in Israel's complexities.

Rates: $7,675

Sci-Tech Academy - Israel

Trip Dates: June 29-July 20
(3 weeks)

A hands-on experience where science and technology meet the Jewish past, present, and future.

Rates: $7,675

URJ Heller High is a meaningful academic program designed especially for highly motivated teens looking for deeper insight into Israel, Jewish Identity and themselves.

Heller High is based on Kibbutz Tzuba, nestled in the Judean Hills, approximately fifteen minutes outside of Jerusalem, where the students live in dorm style housing. While at Heller High, our students become immersed in the study of the history, culture and Land of Israel.

This summer we look forward to welcoming hundreds of teens to Israel on our programs and to providing them with a wonderful summer adventure full of fun, friendship and personal discovery.


This summer in Jerusalem!


NFTY in Israel believes the opportunity to travel to Israel is one that cannot be missed. Many organizations support our mission of sending teens to Israel for a fun, educational and meaningful journey. To help offset the cost of a summer on NFTY in Israel, local communities, such as synagogues and federations, provide scholarship and financial aid to families.