This information is only for families with teens currently in 11th grade. 

If your teen is in 10th grade, please go to nftyisrael.org/coleman-2021.

Experience Israel with your Camp Coleman friends on Adventure 2.0!

Together with your URJ Camp Coleman friends, create and be part of an immersive traveling Jewish community. The Adventure 2.0 program is a unique and challenging 3.5 week summer experience created for teens who were supposed to be in Israel for Summer 2020, but were unable to do so because of the pandemic. Seek a meaningful and exciting journey to Israel filled with amazing memories and friendships that will last a lifetime!

2021 Trip Details

Program Dates Rate* Registration Deadline
Adventure 2.0 July 8 - August 1 Full - $6,975

With RootOne Voucher - $3,975

May 1, 2021

*Thanks to a new initiative called RootOne, which seeks to dramatically increase the number of teens visiting Israel next summer, a limited number of $3,000 RootOne Vouchers will be applied on a first come/first serve basis. RootOne is seeded through the generosity of The Marcus Foundation, and is powered by The Jewish Education Project. If a $3,000 RootOne Voucher is still available, it will be applied before charging your account. If it is not available, your teen will be added to a Voucher waitlist and we will notify you if there are any changes.For more information on RootOne please visit our FAQ page.

"Don't be afraid to go out of your comfort zone to have the best experience possible" -NFTY in Israel Summer 2019 participant

Chill in the desert.

Ascend the summit of Masada at dawn. Float in the Dead Sea. Cover yourself with the famous black mud. Cool off in the refreshing waterfalls of Ein Gedi. Take lots of selfies to prove it really happened.

Get off the grid. 

Ride camels across sand dunes, sip tea in a Bedouin tent, snorkel the crystal clear blue waters of the Red Sea, relax on a sandy beach, and sleep under a peaceful blanket of stars.

Ancient meets modern. 

Discover Tel Aviv, the hi-tech capital of the world. Swim in the Mediterranean. Touch ancient ruins in Jerusalem, visited by your ancestors for thousands of years. Meet Israeli teens. Eat falafel. Yallah, let's go!

 

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.

Week One

Welcome to Israel! Start your journey with an opening ceremony at Tel Yafo overlooking ancient Jaffa, linking you into the chain of tradition of pilgrims throughout history who arrived through this port city. Swim in Eilat’s Coral Beach and snorkel in the cool water of the Red Sea. Create memories while experiencing iconic Israel – ride camels, sleep in a Bedouin tent, climb the ancient desert fortress of Masada, and float in the Dead Sea. Take in countless breathtaking views and observe extraordinary wildlife. Explore the history, spirituality and magic of the ancient city of Jerusalem. Visit the Kotel (the Western Wall), enjoy a water-hike through an ancient underground aqueduct, and shop in Jerusalem’s vibrant open-air market.

Week Two

Wander the mystical city of Tzfat, high up in the mountains of Israel. Explore the ancient alleyways and centuries-old synagogues, as you discover the origins of Kabbalah and Tikkun Olam. Get closer to Israel’s natural beauty in the Arbel Nature Reserve. Your Israeli peers will join the group for a week – a short but sweet opportunity to make lifelong friendships. Sit atop the Golan Heights while examining the important beginnings of the dream of a Jewish state in Eretz Israel. Return to Jerusalem and begin to connect our ancient past to our recent past and our recent past to today.

Week Three

Hit up trendy Tel Aviv for some beach time, and go shopping at the Nahalat Binyamin artists’ market. Go on a tour of the Yazamut Center, Israel’s exciting high-tech showcase for technological innovations. Discover the soul of modern Israel and explore the famous graffiti displays in the Florentine neighborhood of Tel Aviv. Wrap up your trip in Jerusalem, a last chance to deepen your bond to your groupmates, to your experiences, and to your Israel.

NFTY in Israel FAQs

Adventure 2.0 is a unique 3.5-week trip designed specifically for URJ camp teens who were supposed to go on NFTY in Israel in Summer 2020.

In coordination with URJ Camp Directors, this 3.5 week trip was created for teens to have the opportunity to go to camp and Israel in the same summer.

Yes! Our team is already hard at work designing our Summer 2021 trip itineraries to ensure a full Israel experience.

Yes! Our unique Adventure 2.0 trips are only for current 11th graders.

To the extent possible, we try to keep camp and age cohorts together on our trips. This preserves friendship groups, and takes into consideration developmental differences between grades. In addition, these dates are designed to accommodate those teens whose camp calendars allow for them to both be at camp and be in Israel this summer. There are separate trips for those teens whose Israel summer is 2021.

Your camp will be in touch to provide details about the choices available to you this summer.

The 3.5-week trips are designed for those teens who were supposed to be in Israel in 2020. 4-week trips are only for those participants whose Israel summer is 2021.

Absolutely! To redeem it, please email a copy of your certificate to teentravelbursar@urj.org.

No. All scholarships granted for 2020 trips were reversed and any scholarship money we received was returned to the original scholarship providers. It is likely that you may need to reapply for 2021 scholarship, so please reach out to the providers directly.

Yes. Unfortunately, any forms you submitted for Summer 2020 will need to be resubmitted. Forms will be available to registered families later this Fall.

Summer 2021 Machon-Israel Adventure Track FAQs

No, Coleman is offering 3 different options for Machon 2021 participants- Machon Israel Summer Adventure, Machon 8-week, and Machon Camping Adventure

  • Machon- Israel Summer Adventure (1st session at camp, 2nd session in Israel)
    • Full Tuition - $8,475 
    • With  RootOne Voucher and Camp Coleman Subsidy* - $4,475

Machon-Israel participants are eligible to receive the  2  discounts listed here:

RootOne Voucher -  A limited number of $3,000 RootOne Vouchers are available to all participants on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Subsidy 2 - A $1,000 subsidy is also available to 11th grade Coleman teens who sign up for the Machon-Israel experience by September 30, 2020. Some need-based scholarship assistance will also be available for the Machon-Israel experience. Application and deadline information will be available in October.

(Subsidy 2 is available thanks to the generosity of the Huntting Family)

  • Machon 8-week (1st and 2nd sessions at camp)

Official dates/tuition will be posted in early October when Coleman registration launched

  • Machon Camping Adventure (5 nights of camping followed by 2nd session in camp)

Official dates/tuition will be posted in early October when Coleman registration launched

 

*Our 2021 tuition is not yet finalized and is expected to moderately increase for the 2021  Machon 8 week and Machon Camping Adventure programs. Though it will be a few weeks until we can provide you with an exact tuition, please note that in 2020 the Machon 8-week tuition was $4400, and Machon Camping Adventure was $3640. 

Participation in any of the programs mentioned above requires an official acceptance into the Machon program based on one’s application and interview.  These Machon Applications will be available in mid-October; however, if you are interested in  Machon-Israel be sure to sign up for this Israel trip as soon as possible so that you are eligible to receive up to $4000 in discounts.

No. The Machon-Israel program is a full-summer program and participants are required to attend Camp Coleman 1st session and travel to Israel with Coleman 2nd session.

Yes, a $500 administrative fee is required in which $250 is non-refundable and $250 is refundable until March 1. If an applicant is not accepted into the Machon program, the deposit will be refunded.

Because of the evolving situation in which we find ourselves due to Covid 19, we may need to establish some limits. We will strive to accommodate all teens who wish to participate and will be better able to accommodate those who register earliest.

Camp Coleman will transport the Machon-Israel participants to Atlanta and the teens will fly together from Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson Airport to NFTY in Israel's group departure airport. Our Coleman staff will coordinate domestic flight arrangements and be in contact with families at the appropriate time. Families are responsible for paying the domestic flights.

Any questions about the enrollment and acceptance process for the Machon programs should be directed to the Camp Coleman office.

Questions about the NFTY in Israel program, logistics or flights should be directed to NFTY in Israel office.

We know that a summer adventure to Israel is expensive, and we want to help you find financial support so your teen can have this unbelievable experience. Most families are able to find funding through local sources. We recommend that you start by reaching out to your synagogue and clergy. Additionally, below we list information we have about funds available through Jewish Federations, Bureaus of Jewish Education, and other organizations. If you learn of additional funds through other organizations, please let us know so we can share with other families.

Jewish Federation Scholarship by State

Jewish Federation of Broward County - High school students from Broward County seeking to go to Israel for 3-8 weeks. App opens in early 2019.

Jewish Federation of Greater Naples - Offers partial scholarships for educational programs and experiences in Israel for families residing in Collier County. App is due February 1, 2019.

Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County - Applicants must be living in Boynton Beach north through Vero Beach and have not received an Israel Experience Program scholarship in the past.

Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatee - Provides up to $2,500 for Jewish high school students from Sarasota or Manatee County participating in an experiential or volunteer base program for at least 3 weeks.

Greater Miami Jewish Federation - Offers need-based scholarship for teens in the Miami-Dade county.

Greensboro Jewish Federation - Greensboro Jewish Federation Greensboro Israel Experience Grant (residents of greater Greensboro) and The Jacke W. and Lottie K. Samet Israel Scholarship Fund (residents of Guilford country) are open to teens looking to participate in a program to Israel.

Jewish Federation of Durhan-Chapel Hill - Offers up to $1,000 for high schools students who wish to participate in a summer program to Israel.

Jewish Federation of Greater Charlotte - The Jewish Experience Fund and the Gorelick Teens to Israel Fund both offer scholarship for teens travel to Israel.

Other Financial Assistance Options