Summer Staff Overview
Staff-to-participant ratio is approximately 1:10. There are always at least 3 staff members with each bus.
- Tour Educator (Age 25+)
- Group Leader (Age 25+)
- One or more Counselors (Age 21+)
All staff members participate in a thorough staff training orientation covering issues of education, health, safety, security, community building and adolescent issues. Our Tour Educators are required to participate in a 6-month training course in Israel designed exclusively by NFTY in Israel for our staff.
Senior Unit Supervisor – Each group travels on their own bus in a Unit with up to 3 other groups. A senior supervisor (age 30+) travels with the Unit to supervise the educational program, staff and participants. The Senior Unit Supervisor is an accomplished Jewish educator and administrator.
Medical Coordinator – An individual with appropriate medical training travels with each unit of buses to manage care for each participant.
Senior Leadership – NFTY in Israel is supervised by senior URJ Youth professional staff in Israel and North America.