American Jewish leaders agree that summer camp is among a youngster’s most important formative activities.
This is also true in Sderot, Israel, where terror, on-going terror threats, home dysfunction, and economic limitations, impede many children’s normal development.
The Reut Sderot Association is busy planning this year’s activities to help children lead more normal lives.
We are proud that 2016 will mark our first decade of summer camp! And as always, we wish to provide financial assistance to Sderot families unable to provide their child a positive summer camp.
In 2014, our normal camp routine was tragically interrupted by the Gaza war, with more than 2,000 rockets being fired into Israel.
Reut-Sderot operated 13 emergency shelters for more than 650 children, providing food and creative activities to keep them occupied during the bombings.
In addition, we took more than 800 children out of the shelters each day to places such as the Jerusalem Biblical Zoo, water and amusement parks, etc.
Every summer, we offer scholarships to 200 children to participate in our Sderot summer camps, aplace to be together with friends, share their feelings, and participate in fun programs.