The Jewish Agency, with funding from the Israel Emergency Fund of the United Jewish Communities, is taking the entire population of 8,000 children ages 6 to 17 who live in the Sderot area out of the range of attack and letting kids do what they like best. From amusement parks to nature reserves, from water parks to concerts, and from touring the country to enjoying recreation with friends, kids from Sderot are having a great summer. (More about the program's funding.)
But why not hear it from them? Come back to this blog frequently to check out blog entries from different camps thoughout the summer.
A day before the camp's trip to the Science Museum at the Weizmann Institute in Rehovot, the museum sent Dr. Goldman to the Afikef camp to demonstrate fascinating chemical reactions and processes. The children engaged in experiments and learned how to perform magic tricks. For example, they learned that oxygen becomes a liquid at -218°C, and that this can be used in many industrial processes.
The next day, at the museum, the children learned about balance, solar heating systems and more. The highlight of the trip was an explanation about processes for manufacturing ice cream. Afterwards, they all had a good time licking the ice cream that they had made themselves.
This blog entry was written by Ofer Baram, JAFI Director of Community Relations, Israel Southern Region.