Date(s) - Tuesday, December 5, 2017
NEW YORK CITY, NY (NOVEMBER 2017) –For the past 14 years the Camp Kimama team has been making a difference in the lives of thousands of children from all over the world, bringing them to Israel to experience a traditional American summer camp in Israel with campers from over 40 countries. CEO Avishay Nachon and the Kimama team wanted to bring Jewish youth to have life-altering experiences by spending their summer in camp making new friends, learning about new cultures and ultimately creating a global community of Jewish youth. Realizing its mission of bringing American youth to Israel, Camp Kimama opened a US office in New York City this month.
“It was a dream for me to provide opportunities for Jewish children around the world to experience Israel,” says Nachon of his homeland. “The only options for our youth were waiting until they were older to take a trip like Birthright or perhaps a family vacation to tour Israel.” Kimama has been offering Jewish youth, ages 7-17, a transformational experience in Israeli culture by providing them a unique and special time with kids that they would otherwise never meet.
Camp Kimama combines traditional American summer camp activities such as singing, dancing, campfires, arts and crafts, and waterfront sports with Israeli cultural experiences including Shabbat and Israeli food on the beautiful beaches of Israel. The camp is recognized for its exceptional focus on specialty tracks such as surfing, dog training, cooking, scuba diving, SUP-stand up paddle, soccer, basketball, media robotics and technology, taught by track-specific professionals, and include business partnerships with organizations such as The Food Channel, Wingate Institute, professional surfing schools, and more!
Since its first summer session in 2004, Camp Kimama has grown to become a truly international overnight camp with over 2,000 campers (800 international and 400 from the USA). Campers in 2017 came from the following countries: Austria, Canada, Germany, Peru, Russia, Scotland, France, Thailand, South Africa, Nigeria, Singapore, Bulgaria, Denmark, England, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Romania, Spain, Switzerland, USA, Sweden, Brazil, Venezuela and Poland.
Registration for the 2018 summer session is now open. Campers are encouraged to register by the end of November to secure their space, session and track. Early-bird discounts are available through November 30th.
For more information on registration or general questions visit www.campkimama.org, call 877-KIMAMA6, or email Rachel@campkimama.org.
ABOUT CAMP KIMAMA
Camp Kimama is a one-of-a- kind international summer camp held in Israel established in 2003 with thousands of participants each year, aged 7-17 from 40 different countries around the world. Camp Kimama has become a beloved and sought-after summer vacation experience. It has created a lively network of children and youth that is constantly growing, active all year-round, with its heart and core in Israel.
Kimama Summer Camp Experiences in Israel
Kimama Michmoret – on the Mediterranean shore, about half an hour from Tel Aviv (two-week program)
Kimama Hof – a nature and sea sports camp by the beach in Beit- Yanai (one-week program)
Kimama Galim – an inter-disciplinary camp at the foot of Mount Carmel, in Haifa (two-week program)
KimamaTech- a start-up, technology, and media summer camp in Haifa (two-week program)