Today we started at the Ben Gurion Institute to learn more about the Negev and its culture, we did an escape room, and then had a discussion about Israeli vs American Jews.

After that we went on a hike to see a tomb of the prime minster who did a lot for Israel, and after that we went to an Israeli’s house to have a home cooked lunch, which was amazing.

After lunch we went we went on a jeep ride through the desert to see Makhtesh Ramon. After jeeping, we drove towards the hotel and stopped at a gas station to get snacks for the 3-hour ride. Once we reached the hotel, we had an hour of rest and then went to a mall/boardwalk to get dinner and do a little bit of shopping.

– Catherine

Camp JRF is now Camp Havaya.

Worry not! We have a new name but, deep down, we’re still the same incredibly diverse and welcoming community where kids explore Judaism in their own ways and become the best versions of themselves.

Learn more about why we chose this name or click through to visit our website. Either way, we can’t wait to welcome you to Camp Havaya this summer!