Madrichim (Counselors)

Our madrichim (counselors) are handpicked for their boundless energy, huge hearts, passionate idealism & smarts! These college students and graduates participated in Habonim Dror’s camps, Israel programs and leadership training. Gilboa counselors create a program meant to inspire campers’ lives and build their leadership skills. Our staff in this youth-led community “get” their campers; understand their humor, their individual strengths and insecurities and what they think is cool!

Empowered campers model themselves after their counselors, often staying involved in the Habonim Dror youth movement & giving back to their community in a myriad of ways.

Tzevet Summer 2011

Mazkirut (supervisory staff)

At camp, four people share in the management of the day-to-day business of camp. They are responsible for the general well being, health, and safety of the campers. 

The Rosh (camp director) is the central coordinator of the camp. The Rosh hires the counselors and is responsible for running the camp program.

The Merakez Chinuch (program coordinator) is responsible for the development and implementation of the educational program. This includes planning the educational goals of the summer, as well as creating specific educational themes for each session, and working with staff towards their implementation.

The Merakez Techni (logistical coordinator) deals with all technical aspects of the program. This individual works with the counselors to develop the camp's schedule, plan the hikes and all field trips. The coordinator is also responsible for maintenance and the general safety of the camp.

The Shaliach (Israel emissary) serves as the representative from Israel for the camp. The Shaliach facilitates all aspects of the program that have to do with Israeli culture and history as well as the camp Hebrew program. The Shaliach represents the link between the Israeli and the local community.

Tzevet (staff)

The staff also includes several Summer Shlichim (educational emissaries) from Israel. They enhance a living link between the campers in America and their “chaverim” in Israel.

Supervisory staff, counselors, lifeguards, kitchen staff, medics, and others, are chosen for their ability to serve as effective role models in guiding the work and play of our campers.

Together, Gilboa Tzevet creates an unforgettable environment for Gilboa’s chanichim (campers).