Israeli Camper Program

Over 1,600 Israeli campers, 500 host families and countless memories. Since 2002, the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit, Tamarack Camps and the Michigan Partnership2Gether region of the Central Galilee in Israel have joined together to bring Israeli youth to summer camp in Michigan.   

The Israeli Camper Program is a cultural exchange with the purpose of building Jewish identity in both the Israelis and Americans, and creating person-to-person connections that foster lasting friendships grounded in a shared Jewish experience. 

Want to know more and get involved? Please contact Jaime Bean at or 248-205-2561.  

Be a Host Family  

Interested in hosting Israeli campers for a weekend! For many, it’s their first trip outside of Israel and away from their parents — and a warm, welcoming host family is vital to their Michigan experience. 

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