10,000 Children Participated in the First Month of Jewish Agency Summer Camps
July 25, 2008 / 22 Tammuz 5768
The first month of summer camps for children in the Gaza perimeter communities and the South concluded this week. Over 10,000 campers participated in the camps that received assistance from the Jewish Agency and Jewish communities throughout the world.
In the Afikeif camp the campers, both boys and girls, spent the last day playing ballgames, making chains and joggling. At the close of the day, farewell ceremonies took place for each group with their own personal counselor, followed by a formal ending for all campers in the large hall.
It was my great privilege to inform all the readers of the site about the astounding activity that the Jewish Agency made available to the children of Sderot and the Gaza perimeter, to witness the joy in the children’s eyes, the creative spirit of the staff and the intense pride exhibited by all the visitors who arrived at the camps and received warm thanks and greetings from the children.
It is hard be the voice of all the children - over 10,000 of them - but in their name, I wish to thank the federations for all their fund raising efforts as well as donors throughout the world. Thanks to them, the Jewish Agency succeeded in operating successful summer camps for the children of Sderot and Gaza Perimeter communities.
Director of Community Relations
Israel Southern Region