REPAIR THE WORLD: ALTERNATIVE SUMMER BREAK SOCIAL ACTION INTENSIVE (ASB)
Alternative Summer Break is a new two-week immersive social justice and community service program for Jewish teens.
Dates: July 24-August 7, 2018
For: Current 8th-11th Graders
ASB & “Repair the World” Team Up
The Alternative Summer Break (ASB) Program is privileged to team up with Repair the World, whose goal is to transform neighborhoods, cities, and lives through meaningful service experiences rooted in Jewish values, learning, and history. The ASB program immerses participants in real-world environments where they’ll engage in intensive, hands-on community service, youth leadership development, and experiential Jewish learning that is both enriching and transformative.
Learning the Value of Service, Now & Beyond
Each day, ASB participants will bring their skills and talents to various settings; from urban poverty and literacy programs to local rural communities. They will also have structured time to process and share their experiences with other teens and how they can integrate these lessons into their lives moving forward.
Exploration, Fun & Friendships
The ultimate objective of ASB is to champion awareness and insight about the root causes of social and economic angst and encourage teens to contribute to the prism of systemic change.
But, there’s also room for fun! Tel Yehudah provides a one-of-a-kind Jewish environment, where teens interact with others from Jewish communities in the U.S., Israel and around the world. The “best of camp” at TY includes the opportunity to partake in sports, arts and Israel education programs. Each week culminates in Shabbat, amidst the natural, serene setting of Tel Yehudah and is followed by a wild Israeli dance party.
Teens participating in the two-week Alternative Summer Break Intensive will:
- Complete a minimum of 40 hours of accredited community service, performed in urban and rural settings.
- Experience and learn about the Jewish commitment to values of social responsibility (achrayut), social action (tikun olam), and social justice (tzedek).
- Develop nuanced understanding of their own Jewish identity.
- Broaden leadership skills.
- Improve their ability to work in groups.
- Leave with a deeper commitment toward service that will springboard into lifelong active citizenship.
ASB SEDER YOM (DAILY SCHEDULE)
Participants in ASB spend time inside and outside of camp engaged in community service and learning about social responsibility. In addition, participants will have the opportunity to choose another Intensive as a minor and explore all of TY’s other specialty areas (ropes course, Israeli dancing and singing, sports, etc.) Below is a sample daily schedule:
|7:15-8:00am||Optional Morning Activities||Go for a run, practice some yoga or exercise; all are wonderful ways to start your morning!|
|8:00am||Boker Tov (Wake-Up)|
|8:30-9:00am||Aruchat Boker (Breakfast)||Sit with your bunk to start the morning together over a hot, fresh and delicious breakfast.|
|9:10-9:40am||Nikayon B’Tsrif (Bunk cleaning)||Check your bunk's work-wheel and see what your cleaning assignment is for today and get to work to keep that bunk spiffy!|
|9:45-10:10am||T’fillot (Morning Prayers)/Alternative T'fillot||You will partake in a meaningful prayer activity led by staff and campers.|
|10:15-1:15pm||Intensives||You will spend intensive time in your Intensive.|
|1:20-2:00pm||Aruchat Tsohorayim (Lunch)||Come for the delicious, healthy and kosher meal; stay for the Shira (singing) or Rikud (dancing) session in the Chadar Ochel (dining hall)!|
|2:00-2:45pm||Chofesh (Open Choice Activities)||You can choose activities and spend time with friends under general staff supervision. Specialty areas, including the pool, are open during this time to offer special options, so you can enjoy more of the activities you love!|
|2:45-4:45pm||Intensives||You will spend more intensive time in your Intensive.|
|5:00-6:30pm||Minors||Focus on another one of our Intensives offered at camp!|
|6:30-7:30pm||Chofesh (Open Choice Activities)||You can choose activities and spend time with friends under general staff supervision. Specialty areas, including the pool, are open during this time to offer special options, so you can enjoy more of the activities you love!|
|7:30-8:20pm||Aruchat Erev (Dinner)||Sit with your friends and enjoy a themed camp-wide dinner|
|8:30-10:00pm||Peulat Erev (Night Activity)||What's your “fun” group, evening activity tonight? Your group is having a Mediterranean themed pool and dance party under the stars!|
|10:15-11:00pm||Peulat Laila Tov (In-Bunk nightly activity)||End the evening with this nightly activity to bond with your bunk mates and wind down before heading to bed|
|11:00pm||Laila Tov (Lights Out)||You've had a long, fun day and you need your sleep to get ready to do it again tomorrow!|
- Daily workshops with Repair the World fellows
- Community service trips to New York City and local community
- Room and board for 14 days within our furnished cabins
- 3 healthy, nutritious and kosher meals a day, plus stipend for snacks and treats from our camp canteen
- 24/7 professional medical staff that can dispense first-aid and prescription medicines
- 160+ dynamic and trained camp professionals
- Regular laundry-service
- Full time on-site 24/7 security services
- Coach Motorbus transportation to/from Newark Liberty International Airport on opening and closing day for teens who will be traveling to camp by plane
IS ASB RIGHT FOR ME?
Yes! If you are…
- Currently in 8th through 11th grade
- Ready to make a difference in the world
- Ready to explore the connection between your Jewish identity and social responsibility
- Interested in living with Jewish teens from around the US and the world