As The Shluchim Office prepares for the camp’s 23rd year, and the third at their Florida campsite, they have revealed that plans for this year are greater than ever before.
Riding on recent program decisions and very successful choices in staffing last year, they are busy finalizing head staff.
Boys’ and girls’ divisions are researching staff with an abundance of camp experience to ensure the camp delivers fun-filled days packed with farbrengens, trips and special surprises.
The true highlight of the camp is the environment, where young Shluchim soak in a year’s worth of inspiration from Chassidishe staff, sending them home with a deeper understanding of their connection the Rebbe and how this bond gives them koach. The campers also get the chance to meet and receive insight from regional veteran Shluchim who visit the campsite each evening to farbreng.
The Young Shluchim Camp is for ages 7-13.
This year, the girls camp will take place from Sunday, Teves 1 (Dec. 13) to Tuesday, Teves 10 (Dec. 22) and the boys camp will take place from Tuesday, Teves 10 (Dec. 22) to Thursday, Teves 19 (Dec. 31).
“For ten days, 24 hours a day, the campsite is infused with pure chassidishkeit,” says Rabbi Moshe Pinson, executive director of the camp. This is the atmosphere that sets the Young Shluchim Camp apart from anything else.
“Last year our staff rallied around to make it the best year of camp ever,” said his co-director, Rabbi Bentzion Shemtov, along with his wife, Simi. “So this year we’re aiming even higher.”
In addition to many exciting improvements and additions awaiting the campers, in honor of Hakhel the Young Shluchim Camp is launching a new initiative: Class Reunions for students attending the Nigri International Shluchim Online School. Each year, 4th and 6th-grade students will enjoy a class reunion and receive a special 50% scholarship to ensure they all have the opportunity to join their fellow students in person for these ten days of special activities.
The Florida campsite amenities include air-conditioned buildings, a game room, a huge heated swimming pool, lake with canoes, boardwalk and nature trails, basketball and beach volleyball courts, 2 challenge towers, high/low ropes courses, a climbing tower and a children’s playground.
The Young Shluchim Camp was founded in 5755, the year following Gimmel Tammuz, to provide the children of Shluchim with a new avenue to connect to the Rebbe. This year marks their twenty-second year of operation, nineteen of which was based in Oracle, Arizona before the recent relocation to Lake Worth, Florida after the joint purchase of a campsite together with Rabbi Yossi Biston and Rabbi Sholom D. Lipskar.
The Young Shluchim Camp is a department of Chinuch Yaldei Hashluchim, a division of The Shluchim Office. Rabbi Don Yoel Levy, of OK Kosher Certification, is the main sponsor of this worthy cause.