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Arts @ TY


ARTS@TY is a two-week collaborative art program inspired by the natural beauty of Tel Yehudah.

Dates: July 24-August 7, 2018
Cost: $2,500
For: Current 8th-11th Graders

Coming Together as an Artistic Community

The Arts@TY program will challenge teens to come together as an artistic community to develop their own projects. Art can be loud; art can be shocking. It presents a platform for meaningful conversations about the importance of Jewish art and the Jewish community as a whole. TY resident artists will collaborate to create mixed media work that reflects their personal hopes and aspirations.

New Arts Facility, Unveiled Summer 2018

Participants will have full access to the brand new arts village facility, including five new studios, that will be unveiled in the summer of 2018. A professional artist will lead teens in developing their vision, honing their technical skills, and strengthening their ability to tell a story and engage others through art.

Art & the Essence of Jewish Community

Artistic expression is just one part of the Arts@TY program. TY provides a one-of-a-kind Jewish environment, where teens interact with others from Jewish communities in the U.S., Israel and around the world. The “best of camp” at TY includes the opportunity to partake in sports, arts and Israel education programs. Each week culminates in Shabbat, amidst the natural, serene setting of Tel Yehudah and is followed by a wild Israeli dance party.

Program Outcomes

Teens participating in the two-week ARTS@TY Intensive will:

  • Complete an art project inspired by the natural beauty and community of Tel Yehudah.
  • Receive guidance from a professional artist to develop vision and hone technical skills.
  • Come to understand the roots and challenges of Modern Israeli Art.
  • Grasp the collaborative planning and execution necessary for community art projects.
  • Raise their skill level in preferred art medium(s).
  • Develop teamwork ethics and attitudes.
  • Engage with the Jewish Community.
  • Realize a greater understanding of their own Jewish identities and express it through art.
Arts @ TY (Daily Schedule)

Participants in Arts @ TY spend 4-5 hours a day engaged in developing their artistic expression in collaboration with other participants and staff. In addition, participants will have the opportunity to choose another Intensive as a minor and explore all of TY’s other specialty areas (ropes course, Israeli dancing and singing, sports, etc.)   Below is a sample daily schedule:

Time Activity Description
7:15-8:00am Optional Morning Activities Go for a run, practice some yoga or exercise; all are wonderful ways to start your morning!
8:00am Boker Tov (Wake-Up)
8:30-9:00am Aruchat Boker (Breakfast) Sit with your bunk to start the morning together over a hot, fresh and delicious breakfast.
9:10-9:40am Nikayon B’Tsrif (Bunk cleaning) Check your bunk's work-wheel and see what your cleaning assignment is for today and get to work to keep that bunk spiffy!
9:45-10:05am Kavanot (Intentions) You will partake in meaningful Jewish activities through prayer, values, teachings and more to start the day.
10:15-1:15pm Intensives You will spend intensive time in your Intensive.
1:20-2:00pm Aruchat Tsohorayim (Lunch) Come for the delicious, healthy and kosher meal; stay for the Shira (singing) or Rikud (dancing) session in the Chadar Ochel (dining hall)!
2:20-3:35pm Peulat Kehila The time in camp when our different communities learn with and from one another.
3:50-4:45pm Z'man B'chira (Choice hour) Choose a staff-led activity you want to participate in for 2 weeks.
4:45-6:15pm Chofesh (Open Choice Activities) You can choose activities and spend time with friends under general staff supervision. Specialty areas, including the pool, are open during this time to offer special options, so you can enjoy more of the activities you love!
6:15-7:20pm Specialty Areas Your chug can either visit Tsofiut (Israeli scouts), Sports, Omanut (Arts and Crafts), Drama, Rikud (Dance), Ropes Course and more!
7:30-8:20pm Aruchat Erev (Dinner) Sit with your friends and enjoy a themed camp-wide dinner
8:30-10:00pm Peulat Erev (Night Activity) What's your “fun” group, evening activity tonight? Your group is having a Mediterranean themed pool and dance party under the stars!
10:15-11:00pm Peulat Laila Tov (In-Bunk nightly activity) End the evening with this nightly activity to bond with your bunk mates and wind down before heading to bed
11:00pm Laila Tov (Lights Out) You've had a long, fun day and you need your sleep to get ready to do it again tomorrow!
What Is Included?
  • Daily arts writing workshops with TY arts staff
  • Room and board within our furnished cabins
  • 3 healthy, nutritious and kosher meals a day, plus stipend for snacks and treats from our camp canteen
  • 24/7 professional medical staff that can dispense first-aid and prescription medicines
  • 160+ dynamic and trained camp professionals
  • Regular laundry-service
  • Full time on-site 24/7 security services
  • Coach Motorbus transportation to/from Newark International Liberty Airport on opening and closing day for teens who will be traveling to camp by plane
Is Arts @ TY right for me?

Yes! If you are…

  • Currently in 8th through 11th grade
  • Ready to join a community of young artists
  • Ready to explore the explore your Jewish identity through your art
  • Interested in living with Jewish teens around the US and the world