ISRAEL TREK

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BBYO STANDS WITH ISRAEL

We have not canceled any of our BBYO Summer 2024 Israel experiences. We will keep a careful watch on the situation and elevate the safety of our participants above all else. That said, we remain hopeful that by the summer, the Jewish homeland will once again be a place where Jewish teens can safely explore, connect, and have fun together. Read more on our safety page →

OVERVIEW

This 29-day program has a special focus on active outdoor adventures, giving teens the opportunity to scale more mountains and nature reserves than any of our other Israel programs. Hike from sea to sea on this life-changing trip!

DESTINATION: Israel
TRAVEL DATES


Jul 2 - Jul 30, 2024  Available

current grades CURRENT GRADES: 9-11
COMMUNITY SERVICE: ~6 Hours
DURATION: 29 Days
PROGRAM FEES
LAND COST: $6,760

Airfare cost to and from Israel is not included in the land cost. Flight information will become available in the spring. Need-based scholarships are available.

RootOne

This program is eligible for a $3,000 RootOne voucher. Find additional voucher details and requirements here.

WHAT'S INCLUDED
  • Accommodations (hotels, kibbutz lodging, camping, and desert tents)
  • All meals
  • All programming
  • Private transportation
  • Security escort & monitoring
  • Medical insurance
  • Laundry service
  • Gratuity for program staff
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DETAILS

Teens will get to immerse themselves in the stunning and diverse geography of Israel on this thrilling outdoor adventure. The country may be small, but it boasts mountains, deserts, seas, and dozens of nature reserves that we’ll hike together. Our tight-knit group will discover hidden waterfalls and canyons, traverse trails, swim down streams, and truly connect with the wilderness on Israel Trek.

Thrill seeking highlights you don’t want to miss:

  • BaMidbar Wilderness Experience—learning how to survive and thrive in the desert as our ancestors did in Israel’s Harei Edom (Red Mountains)
  • Sea-to-Sea Hike—a three-day trek from the Mediterranean Beach to the Sea of Galilee that shows the landscape of Israel through a unique camping experience
  • Setting up camp and spending an evening cooking a Poike-style meal in the Judean or Negev Deserts

IS IT RIGHT FOR ME? While Israel Trek is designed for active teens, the program is appropriate for most. Israel Trek includes extensive hiking and camping components during the itinerary. Do not worry about needing to be super outdoorsy to enjoy yourself. For example, although the Sea-to-Sea Hike is physically challenging, you will not need to carry a heavy backpack along the way. The outdoors activities on Israel Trek are only meant to complement overall touring (most of which is still bus-based). The ultimate aim of Israel Trek is to provide teens with a more active way to experience Israel through the beauty of its terrain. See you on the trails!


Information

In November 2023, BBYO launched a new summer registration system that requires families to create a brand-new account, as it is not connected to any of the systems you may have previously used. Please visit bbyo.my.site.com/s/login and click Register Now to start this process. Need help setting up your account? Visit this document for step-by-step instructions.

HIGHLIGHTS

Discover 3,000 years of Jewish history and traditions in Jerusalem’s Old City


Float in the Dead Sea and scale the heights of Masada to watch the sunrise


Navigate the wilderness on a camel trek and enjoy a delicious desert tent feast


Embrace new adventures like sandboardingsurfingIsraeli martial arts, and rappelling


Cool off rafting down the Jordan River and swimming under the Ein Gedi desert waterfalls


Browse Mahane Yehuda‘s open-air market, the Nahalat Binyamin street festival, and nightlife on Ben Yehuda Street


Get your hands dirty and learn a new skill on the Dig-for-a-Day Archaeological Seminar


Soak up the innovative spirit of Tel Aviv and enjoy its lively beach culture


Learn first-hand about the geo-political landscape of Israel


Explore the seaport of Haifa, the ancient city of Akko, and the ocean caves at Rosh HaNikra


Bond with new friends as you celebrate a meaningful and adventure-filled summer in Israel


Swim in the Red Sea, in the Mediterranean Sea, and in the Sea of Galilee


Spend Shabbat in the heart of Jerusalem and learn about Judaism’s mystical tradition in Tsfat


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