YKY is geared towards Mesivta aged bochurim who are interested in a chassidishe and learning program and touring Israel – while immersed in the holy city of Yerushalayim. Many of our days are packed from the minute the camper wakes up, and we are very often on the move. Bochurim joining our program must be ready to be active, walk a lot, wake up early, and Join EVERY aspect of our program! We go camping, do extreme sports, and visit museums. We have weekly farbrengens, sunrise shacharis at the Kotel, tests on the content we have learned, and mivtzoim at the Shuk. If you are motivated, determined, and ready for an experience of a lifetime then YKY is for you.
The dates for the program for the summer of 5781-2021 are Tuesday, 12 Tammuz – Sunday, 23 Av (June 22nd – August 1st).
Tuition is $4,450 for the summer and includes health insurance (except special Covid-19 coverage and Covid-19 testing if required) and all fees besides the $100 refundable security deposit in case of damages.
Once fully submitted, we will try our best to get back to you as soon as possible.
No, unless your son is not accepted or we are full.
Yes, group flight info TBD.
No, you can fly into Israel anyway you want. Please notify us with regards to your flight, and you may arrive at our premises on TBA starting at 08:00. The camp is over TBA, if you have a later flight than the group flight, you may stay in the dorm up until 6:00 pm. There will be no supervision or food beyond breakfast. Please be in touch for special circumstances.
No! YKY provides transportation for all those arriving in Israel on our group flight or around the same time, and departing back on the group flight. If you are arriving in Israel or departing camp at different hours from the group flight, we can connect you with a transportation service.
Campers do their own laundry. Campers should bring enough clothes for at least 10 days. every 10 days we will go to a laundromat close by. The cost of laundry is estimated at about $8-$10. Alternatively, there are laundromats nearby who can wash and fold your laundry.
Spending money varies between campers. We recommend you bring $200 . just to note, YKY serves three delicious meals a day; breakfast we prepare in-house while lunch and dinner are catered by a reputable caterer. Being in such a central and active location, we also take the campers very often for Pizza, Falafel, & Ice cream. Nevertheless, campers love going to the Shuk for fresh pastries and other goodies, need to do laundry, and buy souvenirs, so it’s really up to you.
Yes, please quickpay or PayPal firstname.lastname@example.org, then email us with regards to that transaction. We will then give the money to your son.
No! smartphones are not allowed. Dumb phones and non-internet phones are allowed. Please see the phones tab for detailed information and options where you can order acceptable phones and sim cards.
You can send him an email at email@example.com, Write to “your son’s name” on the subject line. If you would like him to call you, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and request that your son give you a call.
YKY has a WhatsApp group that you will be added to immediately before camp begins. On the chat, you will receive daily pictures, updates, and important information on the going on in camp.
If your son has grandparents/relatives/friends that he would like to visit, we have a designated Shabbos off for that purpose. For more information, please click on the Off Shabbos link here.
You are always welcome to visit your son or take him out for a few hours. However, please note, we are very often on the move, so please be in touch a few days before to arrange the best time possible. If you would like a relative or a friend to take him out, please sign the permission and release form HERE.
Yes! Please be in touch with us a few days before if you would like to arrange him a farbrengen and something special.