What is it?
Our annual summer camp, Shomria 2021, is a one-week long camp in Victoria for Jewish kids aged 8-18. As a for-youth-by-youth organisation, the entire camp is run by young people, and we pride ourselves on instilling progressive values, compassion, independence and a sense of community within our kids!
This Shomria will be a camp like no other before it! Jam-packed with a diverse range of activities and games that are physically, socially and intellectually stimulating. These few days in January are the perfect opportunity for your child to make friends and memories that they will cherish forever. On camp, Hashy strives to ensure that every kid and leader feels safe and comfortable, but most of all, has a whole lot of fun.
We work towards running programs that delve into a diverse range of topics and issues, as well as providing life long skills and bonds between the chanichim*ot. These skills include: teamwork, leadership and critical thinking while talking about conservation and the future, Hashomer Hatzair, Judaism and autonomy.
The camp is placed in a beautiful area in the North East of Melbourne, near Warrandyte where we will connect to our inner chalutzim*ot, sleep in tents, see some kangaroos and explore our Jewish identity.
EARLY BIRD: Until 19/12
REGULAR PRICE: Until 28/12
LATE FEE: Until 06/01
It is a longstanding Hashy policy that every child should be able to attend camp. We make every endeavour to ensure that no child misses out for financial reasons.
We offer flexible payment plans and subsidies, including for flights for those coming from interstate.
Click below to complete a subsidy application form, or contact our Gizbarit (Treasurer) Dana - firstname.lastname@example.org.
The AZYC believes everybody should be able to get a summer camp experience.
Supported by the Erdi Foundation and Orah Fund, we are able to provide camp subsidy vouchers.
If you're from Vic, WA or SA you can apply now and check your eligibility to receive a subsidy up to $150.
Apply Here > https://forms.gle/aZBtMRmqN8HfH15v6
*Priority criteria applies
WHAT TO BRING:
Masks (over 12 y/o)
Sleeping bag and pillow
T-shirts/long sleeved T’s
Water proof jacket
Sensible walking shoes
Closed toed shoes
If your child is bringing medication to camp, please have them labelled with a name and direction and handed to the first aid officer on the first day of camp.
We also ask for the following not to be brought on camp:
No singlet tops are to be worn on camp, as well as open-toed shoes while walking in the campsite.
We ask that any ‘anti-social’ electronic equipment, including mp3 music players, video gaming devices and laptops, is not to be brought on camp. We also request that mobile phones are not used on camp.
If any cigarettes, drugs, alcohol, knives or lighters are brought up on camp, Hashomer Hatzair reserves the right to send participants home at our own discretion.