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Lighting a fire for Jewish leadership and social justice. 

Exploring Identity

We encourage every camper to express their unique identity and challenge them to explore, celebrate, and grow into themselves. An expanded camper care team and additional staff training focused on supporting campers’ emotional wellbeing is critical to support this growth. 


Building Community

The Gilboa community is built on the values of equality, inclusivity, and collective responsibility. We make a promise that no camper will be turned away for financial reasons. To maintain this core commitment, we ask that those who can help, do help. 


Leading Change

We have always been a community of changemakers. Tzedek, Gilboa’s teen social action program, teaches the foundations of organizing, social action, and justice work. Your partnership ensures that Gilboa teens grow into the camp leaders we need today and the Jewish community leaders we need for the future.

After an incredible summer and as we prepare for the upcoming camp season, we’re reflecting on our successes and challenges. Through surveys, debriefs with tzevet, phone calls with parents, and social media posts from campers, we’re learning what we did right and where we can do better.

Gilboa’s motto is “Be Yourself, Build Community, Bring the Change”. We need your help to live up to these words and make Gilboa even more enriching, inclusive, and accessible. Your gift will help us:

  • Hire additional counselors and expand the camper care team to support campers and enable staff to thrive and have fun too.

  • Run our year-round youth movement programs - Kenim (local chapters), weekend seminars, Tzedek, and Ma’agal - these leadership programs ensure that campers and staff continue to deepen their connection to Jewish community, Israel, and social action throughout the year.

  • Meet our community’s growing need for financial aid - 35% of Gilboa campers receive financial aid and we expect that number to continue increasing.


This is where you come in. Tuition and community partner support covers approximately 70% of what we need each year to operate a year around camp experience and we need the Gilboa community’s help to cover the difference. In keeping with the principle of kupa - "from each according to their ability, to each according to their needs” - we ask that you give what you can. Gilboa is only able to grow and thrive when our entire community comes together and each individual gives what they can.

Todah Rabah!


Support Gilboa Today...

...and Forever

Make a  legacy gift and become a forever part of Habonim Dror Camp Gilboa. Make a bequest in your will or trust, name Gilboa as a beneficiary of a life insurance policy or retirement plan, or direct your foundation to make annual gifts beyond your lifetime to Gilboa. Legacy gifts will strengthen the Yoni Shultz Endowment Fund and help secure Gilboa’s future! 

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