Habonim Dror Camp Galil is MORE than just an average Jewish summer camp. We've got sports, swimming, arts and crafts, songs, campfires and special days just like any other camp, but there is an indefinable element of FUN in everything that happens during the summer.
Camp Galil is set in the beautiful fields and forests of Bucks County, Pennsylvania, about one hour from both Philadelphia, New York City, and most New Jersey addresses. Serving the Greater Philadelphia Jewish Community for over 65 years, the staff (tzevet) of Galil has and continues to be dedicated to our campers (chanichim) and guarantees them fun, safe and memorable summers as well as year-round activities!
One key to our success is our unique "youth leading youth" formula. Grounded in our historic and dynamic partnership with Habonim Dror Labor Zionist Youth, Camp Galil truly "walks the walk" of youth leadership by empowering our talented counselors to plan and implement all aspects of Camp Galil's educational program.
Camp Galil is a kibbutz atmosphere that focuses on cooperative living. It is a community of young people from all streams of Jewish life.
Galil is open to campers aged 8 to 16. We have 2, 3, 4, and 7 week options plus a four day program for current 2nd graders called "Taste of Galil."
Camp Galil's Jewish summer camp experience includes:
- Jewish Culture:
- Spiritual Shabbat experience
- Kabbalat Shabbat and Shabbat dinner
- Israeli folk dancing
- Israel education
- Hebrew language
- A leadership training program
- A well rounded sports program
- High and low ropes obstacle courses
- Out-of-camp trips
- Swim program
- An organic gardening program
- A conversational Hebrew language program - daily learning in a fun environment
- Scouting (Tzofiut)
- Arts and Crafts
- Plentiful well balanced kosher meals and snacks
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Learn more about the Galil experience, and how we mix cultural Judaism with fun activities!
Camp Galil has created successful and fun summer experiences for thousands of kids from the Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware Jewish communities since 1946.
At Galil, we embrace differences, learn from each other and welcome everyone. Today, we are more committed than ever to ensuring radical inclusion by addressing and resolving blind spots related to gender and race.
At Galil, we seek to cultivate an inclusive, vibrant and diverse community of young leaders. We believe that diversity within our camper and staff communities—across race, the gender spectrum, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, financial circumstances and disability—fosters an open heart and growth mindset.