At Camp TOV, teens make a difference. They learn about a variety of issues facing our society -- poverty, hunger, environmental protection, care of the elderly and more. With an emphasis on Jewish values and the importance of gemilut chassidim -- acts of loving kindness and tikkun olam -- repairing the world -- teens use their time and energy to volunteer in a fun, engaging and hands-on way.
How Camp TOV works:
Camp TOV is a day camp “on wheels.” There are multiple bus pick-up locations around Chicagoland (based on registration) where the campers are picked up and dropped off. Each day brings a new hands-on volunteering project for them to participate in with campers earning about 20 volunteer hours in just one week!
See a sample itinerary! There are two, one-week sessions (Session 1: August 3-7 and Session 2: August 10-14) with each offering the same programming, so you can choose which dates work best for you!
The program cost includes transportation, two daily kosher (CRC certified) snacks, one lunch, one dinner during the evening program, two Camp TOV t-shirts, and all programming and curriculum. $18 of the program cost will be donated to JUF’s Annual Campaign.
Campers will also have the chance to take part in an evening program during the week of Camp TOV where they will get to serve dinner at a community kitchen. This direct connection with people in need is always a highlight of the program!