StandWithUs

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StandWithUs (SWU) is an international and non-partisan Israel education organization that inspires and educates people of all ages and backgrounds, challenges misinformation and fights antisemitism.

Fiscal Management: StandWithUs has obtained the highest possible ratings from two preeminent rating agencies:

GuideStar and Charity Navigator

© 2019 by StandWithUs

CampWithUs

Professional Development Sessions for Camp Counselors

StandWithUs’ programming ensures that staff will gain the skills to engage in rich conversations about Israel with ease and confidence. After all, for the past 18 years, StandWithUs has trained thousands of college, high school, and middle school students to become leaders in their communities.

 

We have a full array of programming, sure to interest even the most experienced staffer. Our team will work with you to design a custom program for your camp’s needs. StandWithUs experts can then come to your camp and execute an enriching program your staff will love.

Counselors will learn how to talk about Israel in a confident and personal way - through their own, individual connections to Israel. They will discuss aspects of storytelling and practice sharing their narratives with friends, campers, and colleagues. This activity presents some noteworthy moments that are a part of the narrative of the Jewish people in the land of Israel. It fits all members of camp staff regardless of country of origin, faith, and the participant's personal connection to Israel.

STRENGTHENING YOUR ISRAEL NARRATIVE

Counselors will learn helpful ways to discuss a variety of hypothetical scenarios regarding Israel. Participants will have a chance to share what they would do in each scenario. These scenarios discuss a variety of topics regarding Israel and they are both focused on and appropriate for camp settings.

UNDERSTANDING CHALLENGES THROUGH ROLE PLAYING

The changing map Israel through history will be reviewed. Counselors will have factual content to use when speaking about Israel or when developing programming about Israel throughout the summer. This is an interactive program which includes the counselors' participation in the evolution of the map.

ISRAEL 101

Can't find what you're looking for? We can work with you and your staff to customize Israel programming to fit your camp's culture and requirements. 

FLEXIBLE PROGRAM

Counselors will learn about Israel's Humanitarian aid efforts and social justice initiatives. They will play a "survival" game using only items that have been invented by Israeli companies and then discuss how Israeli ingenuity helps people around the world. They will write letters to Israeli humanitarian organizations as a model of activities that can be done with campers. This program is a great introduction to some exciting humanitarian aid initiatives by Israelis effecting people all over the world. 

HELPING PEOPLE AROUND THE WORLD

Counselors will learn how to effectively implement Israel session in the cabin, whether through programming that can be used in a crunch or as a response to conversations and questions that may arise. We have created a series of easy programs so that counselors can confidently utilize them with their campers

ISRAEL IN THE CABIN

This group activity teaches effective and engaging Israel program-planning techniques. The session includes an event-planning checklist. There are three different activity options: "Mapping Your Community and Outreach", "Social Media Skills", and Experiential Israel Programming".

THE BASICS OF ISRAEL ENGAGEMENT

Interested in one of our exciting programs? Contact us today!
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