A select staff of experienced counselors ensures careful and individualized supervision of campers. We are proud of a staff-to-camper ratio of 1 to 5. Most madrichim (counselors) are graduates of Habonim Dror’s leadership training program. All are college students or graduates. Shlichim (educational emissaries) and other staff from Israel create a living link between the campers in America and their chaverim (friends) in Israel.
Habonim Dror is world renowned for our leadership training. Our focus on youth leadership has created some of the world's greatest Jewish leaders. We begin with the very youngest campers by coaching the children to contemplate issues that surround them. We encourage the children to formulate their thoughts and bring confidence to their expression. Older campers will learn how to create a focused, fun, educational activity for their peers. Leadership training culminates for our Madatz (madrichim tzirim, young counselors) who are entering their senior year of high school. The Madatz will be trained in child development, behavioral management, educational programming and Zionist philosophy.
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