- Listing Type: Summer Programs
- Destination: Israel
- Program Delivery: Residential
- Provided By: Independent Provider
- Session Start: June
- Session Length: Four Weeks
- Entering Grade: 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, College
- Gender: Coed
- Category: Faith-Based
- Sub-Categories: Jewish
- Selective: No
- Ages: 15, 16, 17, 18
- Minimum Cost: > $3,000
- Credit Awarded: No
Tzofim Chetz V’Keshet (CVK) is a 4 week Israel Summer Program for teenagers from North America & Canada between the ages of 15-18, who have completed 9th grade. The program integrates teens from the scouts in Israel and provides an authentic Israeli experience that combines Hebrew, charming & authentic places in Israel and lifelong friendships between Israelis & American participants.
Through CVK’s unrivaled immersion program, for one-month chanichim (participants) are absorbed into the culture, heritage, language, and society as they hike, bike, and tour the country. Chanichim strengthen their connection to Israel by seeing the country through the eyes of both their Israeli peer participants as well as their Israeli counselors. New friendships are made and memories are formed that will last a lifetime!
CVK is the only summer program that offers the unique opportunity to have a Summer in israel – Israeli Style.
# 25% Israeli Participants- Elected Israelis from the Tzofim youth movement
# Gadna - Army Educational Experience
# Tikkum Olam - Community Service
# 3 College Credit - Collaboration with Gratz College (Optional)
I came into this trip extremely excited and it ended up being the biggest mistake. The staff is extremely rude to the kids participating and it's as if the code of conduct doesn't apply to everyone. It's extremely obvious that there are favorites writhing the councilors and it's upsetting that half of the trip we sat down and were bored. In addition to all this most of the "hostels" we resided at were mind boggling, it had period stains on the sheets and bugs everywhere. The whole experience was just terrible and as a participant I couldn't wait to go back home.