FAQ2019-11-21T16:22:56+00:00

FAQ

Do you have a blog or a website I can see pictures and follow the activities of camp?2019-11-21T16:16:39+00:00

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.

How does laundry work?2019-11-21T16:16:21+00:00

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.

Can I send money to my son while in camp?2019-11-21T16:16:03+00:00

Yes, please quickpay or PayPal info@ykysummer.com, then email us with regards to that transaction. We will then give the money to your son.

What is the suggested amount of spending money to send with my son?2019-11-21T16:15:27+00:00

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.

My son has a Birthday during camp, can I do anything special for him?2019-11-21T16:15:07+00:00

Yes! Please be in touch with us a few days before if you would like to arrange him something special.

How do I get in touch with my son?2019-11-21T16:14:31+00:00

You can send him an email at info@ykysummer.com, Write to “your son’s name” on the subject line. If you would like him to call you, please email info@ykysummer.com and request that your son give you a call.

Can my son bring a smartphone to camp?2019-11-21T16:14:02+00:00

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.

Can my son visit his relatives/friends while he’s in camp?2019-11-21T16:13:35+00:00

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.

Can I visit my son, or can I take him out of camp for a few hours if I am in Israel?2019-11-21T16:13:13+00:00

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.

When do I find out if my son is accepted to YKY?2019-11-21T16:12:50+00:00

Once fully submitted, we will try our best to get back to you as soon as possible.

Is the $95 registration fee refundable?2019-11-21T16:12:31+00:00

No, unless your son is not accepted or we are full.

Are there any scholarships?2019-11-21T16:12:09+00:00

Every single Jewish Federation families have applied to, has awarded them some sort of financial scholarship based on their criteria. amounts range from a few thousand dollars to a few hundred. Parents must first apply to the federation in charge of their region, who in turn send us a check. When we receive the check, we will either deduct the remaining balance or if paid in full, we will refund you within one week. We also have a limited amount of scholarships that we offer, please inquire when you register.

How much is tuition?2019-11-21T16:11:47+00:00

Tuition is $4450 for the summer and includes health insurance and all fees besides the $100 refundable security deposit in case of damages.

When can I register my son?2019-11-21T16:11:24+00:00

Registration will open IYH on January 17 Chof Teves.

Is there a transportation fee from Ben Gurion to YKY and back to Ben Gurion airport when camp is over?2019-11-21T16:10:31+00:00

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.

Must I be on the group flight?2019-11-21T16:09:51+00:00

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 Tuesday, July 7th starting at 00:00. The camp is over Aug 17, 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.

Is there a group flight?2019-11-21T16:09:35+00:00

Yes, the group flight departs Monday, July 6th at … flight #… airline… Airport, and returns from TLV at 00:00. You can book it by calling ###-###-####, or emailing123@ASD.com and telling them you are part of YKY. the cost is $$$. Alternatively, you can book it yourself and let us know. We will have one of our staff members on this flight.

What are the camp dates this summer (please look at the next questions)?2019-11-21T16:07:41+00:00

Camp starts on Tuesday, July 7th and ends on Monday, August 17th.

Who is the program geared for?2019-11-21T15:54:35+00:00

YKY is geared towards Mesivta aged bochurim who are interested in learning 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.