In partnership with the American Red Cross, Hatzalah: Lifeguard, First Aid and Rescue Training is a new two-week intensive teaching teens life-saving skills.

Dates: July 24-August 7, 2018
Cost: $2,500
For: Current 8th-11th Graders

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TY Partners with the American Red Cross

This summer, TY is partnering with the American Red Cross to provide teens the opportunity to earn certifications in Wilderness First Aid (WFA) and Lifeguarding. Experts will guide campers through the necessary steps to master and implement life-saving skills.

Preparing Teens for Real-World Scenarios

TY’s unique atmosphere promotes teamwork and collaboration in every aspect. Campers will cooperate in assessing emergency situations–such as injuries and sudden illness–and work together to determine how to respond. Teens will gain invaluable experience for potential real-world scenarios.

Life-Saving Skills Meet Life-Fulfilling Activities

As important as it is to acquire these skills, there is always room for fun, friendships, and exploration. 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.

Program Outcomes

Teens participating in the two-week Hatzalah Training Intensive will:

  • Meet the necessary requirements to complete Red Cross Lifeguard certification.
  • Earn a Wilderness First Aid (WFA) certificate.
  • Learn life-saving skills and how to provide physical assistance in extreme situations.
  • Improve self-confidence.
  • Develop ability to work in cooperation with others.
  • Realize increased physical fitness levels.


Participants in Hatzalah spend 4-5 hours a day engaged in developing their lifeguarding, first aid and rescue skills with other participants and staff. 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:

What's Included?

  • Daily lifeguarding, first aid and rescue training sessions with professional staff
  • Room and board 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 International Liberty Airport on opening and closing day for teens who will be traveling to camp by plane


Yes! If you are…

  • Currently in 10th through 11th grade
  • Ready to work on developing lifeguarding, first aid and rescue skills
  • Ready to explore the explore your Jewish identity
  • Interested in living with Jewish teens around the US and the world

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