Most of the participating kids are already enrolled in Meir Panim’s after-school clubs all year round and really look forward to going to camp. “During the months of July and August, thousands of children enter the summer break and dozens of families can’t afford to send their child to summer camp,” said Racheli Ibenboim, Director of Meir Panim.
The cost of sending a child to summer camp can range anywhere from 500 to 2,500 NIS. “Free of charge, Meir Panim summer camps offer fun, educational and values-centered activities for the children in a relaxed and supportive setting” she said.
The children enjoy special workshops in areas such as music, wilderness survival and archeology. They also engage in fun activities such as carnivals, magic days, and much more. This year, camps are being offered in Jerusalem, Or Akiva, Dimona, Yerucham, Kiryat Gat, Tiberias, Acco and Kiryat Melachi throughout the month of July from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. daily. Registration is completed through the local welfare services.