Why Galil

At Camp Galil, we instill Jewish values and build Jewish identity while teaching leadership skills and empowering campers to be social justice activists. Kids who want to help shape their own summer experience will find a home at Camp Galil. Parents who want to foster independence and confidence love the way Galil nurtures their kids and inspires them to make the world a better place.


Camp Galil is built around our unique approach to leadership development. Grounded in our historic partnership with the Habonim Dror Labor Zionist Youth movement, we empower our talented counselors to plan and implement all aspects of Camp Galil’s educational program. And we give campers opportunities to share the responsibility for their camp community.

Mission Statement: Grounded in Habonim Dror’s vision for a progressive, egalitarian and cooperative society, Camp Galil is dedicated to providing extraordinary experiences for youth and young adults that empowers   them with   leadership, a love and commitment of Israel, a sense of Jewish Identity, and respect for one another.


What do Galil campers do every day? They play sports, tackle high and low ropes courses, swim, perform, garden, make art, and go on field trips. They soak up Jewish culture through Israel education, fun Hebrew language activities, Israeli folk dancing, and a spiritual Shabbat experience that begins with welcoming the Shabbat together and ends with a camp-wide havdallah under the stars.

A Typical Day

From the moment they wake up, campers are busy with swim, sports, elective activities, and workshops with specialists. Each day includes a work project that campers choose at the beginning of the session. And, of course, delicious and healthy kosher meals and snacks.


With flexible session options, including Mini Sessions and Full Summer, campers aged 8 to 16 can choose the Galil experience they want. For current 2nd and 3rd graders, we offer a four-day “Taste of Galil” program.

“I’ve been to 4 other sleep away camps and I’ve never felt more part of a place”


Camp Galil is located within the beautiful fields and forests of Bucks County, Pennsylvania. It’s easily accessible from Philadelphia, New York City, and most of New Jersey.

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