Youth Movement Summer Camps are on…subsidies available!

December 9, 2020 by J-Wire Newsdesk
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The Australian Zionist Youth Council has announced summer camps will be going ahead.

A youth movement summer camp is one of the most highly anticipated events in the annual calendar. Participants are surrounded by friends and memories are made to last a lifetime. Summer camps mean something different to each individual, but no matter which camp one attends, the one certainty is that they will have an absolute blast – and no child should miss out on this incredible opportunity.

This is where the Australian Zionist Youth Council (AZYC), the roof body for Australia’s Zionist youth movements, comes in.

In full compliance with State Government regulations, each youth movement has developed a COVID-19 Safe Plan to ensure the safety of their chanichim. The AZYC has liaised with various professionals to ensure up-to-date COVID-19 advice is provided to the movements. Additionally, the AZYC has run a series of ‘pre-camp training’ sessions to ensure that all camp leaders and adults are well prepared for the upcoming camps. Despite trying circumstances, the dedicated madrichim of each of the youth movements have worked incredibly hard to ensure these camps go ahead.

With the help of generous donors, the AZYC has announced that camp subsidy vouchers will be made available to eligible applicants to support camp attendance across Australia. This year, in particular, things are tough and some families may struggle with paying for camp.

With the generous support of the JCA Millie Phillips Jewish Education Fund, participants from NSW, QLD and ACT will have access to financial assistance. First-time campers in primary to middle-high school are able to apply for a subsidy of up to $130. Means-tested subsidies are also available by applying to the participant’s chosen movement directly.

So too, with the generous support of the Erdi Foundation, for the second year, and the Orah Fund, the AZYC is able to provide financial assistance for participants living in Victoria, Western Australia and South Australia. Participants of all ages are able to apply for subsidies of up to $150.

Noa Shaul, the executive officer of the AYZC said: “2020 has been anything but normal. The youth movements have done a fantastic job providing online programs for their eager chanichim, but there is nothing quite like being with your friends in person and experiencing an engaging tochnit (program) on camp. The AZYC wants every child to have the opportunity to experience these memorable moments.”

For more information:

Noa Shaul, AZYC Executive Officer, email [email protected]

For Vic, WA and SA camp vouchers apply here: https://forms.gle/aZBtMRmqN8HfH15v6

For NSW, QLD and ACT, first-camper subsidy vouchers apply here: https://tinyurl.com/1stcampnsw

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