KKL Italy Goes to Camp.
(photo credit: KKL-JNF)
This month, KKL Italy spent 2 days at the Eli Hay Jewish Youth Summer Camp, which hosts about 200 kids aged 6 to 18, hailing mainly from the Jewish community of Rome, as well as from other Italian cities.
The children were divided into groups of about 15-20 people, led by young madrichim.
Greeted by great cheer, KKL Italy staff led informal education activities aimed at teaching the values of Zionism and the environment using creativity and fun.
Valeria Milano, of KKL Italy’s Education Department, reports:
After a short warm-up and getting-to-know-you game, we started our presentation. We used a big map on the ground to learn about Israel, including its geography and names of significant locations and landmarks. The kids’ task was to locate these areas on the map and stand on top of them. The children moved along the map of Israel, and each of them were eager to find not only the most classic destinations I was asking for, but also places they have heard about at home, because they have relatives living there. This generated great enthusiasm, as along with the story of Theodor Herzl and Prof. Hermann Schapiraand their Zionist dream.
The children then went on to create their own Blue Box, painting its shape on a large piece paper.
The Blue Box is ancient historical and iconic item. It was the first tool used by Keren Kayemeth LeIsrael-Jewish National Fund to raise money for settling Jews in Eretz Yisrael.
Read more about KKL Italy’s summer activities in Camp Eli Hay