BIG IDEA & RootOne Special program

  • 21 Days
  • 20 Workshops
  • Ages 16-18
Location (Google Maps)

The Experience

Create, Grow And Make Awesome Friends In Israel This Summer!

The moment you’ll arrive at the BIG IDEA camp, you will feel like you have stepped into a fairy tale. Everything you need for a perfect summer in Israel is already there: the newest computer labs, an entertainment hall, a basketball court, elegant dorms, an awesome swimming pool, and great scenery.

Mix technology with friends, boost your life skills, personal growth and make this summer meaningful.

The Program

BIG IDEA is a proud RootOne Trip Provider!

BIG IDEA is thrilled to announce we have been accepted as a RootOne trip provider for the summer 2023 season!

RootOne is new initiative that helps connect thousands of Jewish teens to Israel by lowering the financial barrier to participation in immersive summer trips to Israel and by investing in the educational quality of those experiences. A seamless partner for BIG IDEA, with shared values, mission and vision, we can’t wait to work with RootOne to not only grow the number of teens we send to Israel, but to enhance the depth of their experiences as well.

RootOne grants a $3000 USD voucher for eligible applications to our unique 3 weeks program in Israel!!

Who is eligible to apply for the voucher?

Teen eligibility is as follows:

Must be entering 10th, 11th, or 12th grades
Must not attend an Orthodox day school
Must live in the US, or a small amount of teens can live in Canada
Must have not previously received a RootOne voucher

The special BIG IDEA & RootOne program will include a 13 days technological camp and a 8 days of technological camp in Israel.

The trip will include a seminar at The Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, and you will get a certificate by attending it. This certificate

Might assist you with your college and University enrolment as well!

The price for this 3 weeks Israel Tech experience is $4,650 and you have a chance to get refunded for $3000, by applying to the RootOne Voucher program!


    Grade (Required)

    Jeff came back home yesterday and now in an unstoppable mode talking about the friends and interesting things of camp. He loved everyone and started missing you all:-)

    Thank you all for taking good care of him and a special thanks to the group and workshop counselors who always kept me updated, hope to see you guys all again next summer.

    Anna, Jeff’s mom

    About Camp:

    • Israeli Friends

      About half of our campers are Israeli, giving our campers from abroad a real taste of the Israeli culture. Make Israeli friends this summer – friendships that will keep growing bigger from year to year!

      The camps main language is English, but you will still be able to improve your Hebrew alongside your new Israeli friends.

      There is no better place to get that Jewish summer camp atmosphere than in a summer camp in Israel. We have created an accepting environment based on mutual respect, where kids and teens from every - background can feel comfortable.


    • Common Grounds

      Everyone coming to BIG IDEA want to do something interesting and valuable during their summer vacation.

      You won’t believe how much you have in common with children that grew up on the other side of the world! The friendships you will form will be very empowering and mind-opening, as we celebrate the differences and diversity in our camp.

      Say goodbye to your cellphone!
      Yes, you’re not mistaken – our camp is phone-free!

      A big part of the BIG IDEA experience is to develop independence skills. Taking phones away creates priceless social interactions. By removing this distraction, we allow children to truly connect with each other. Those friendship last a lifetime!

    • What Interests You?

      You choose – music or film, robotics, programming, drones, theater or wave surfing. Upgrade your skills with more than 40 professional workshops. By the end of camp, you’ll have created amazing projects using all the new experience & knowledge that you gained.

      discover your passions, we believe that if you can dream it, you can do it!

      When they’re not being criticized and graded, children are free to express their true selves, think big, take chances – and succeed!
      You can count on us that by the end of summer you’ll be inspired to continue developing your new skills by working on new projects!


    • Internationality

      Come and meet teens from Jewish communities all around the world!
      Every year, half of our campers come from abroad just to have an amazing experience in BIG IDEA!

      You’ll be with them at the dorms, hang out with them at the pool and go with them to the different workshops. Two weeks later you will be sad to leave the really good friends that you met from many different countries.

      The camp’s main language is English, but will still give you a great opportunity to improve your Hebrew alongside your new Israeli friends.

      This summer, campers from over 30 countries will take part in the BIG IDEA summer camp: Israel, USA, France, Spain, Italy, England, Canada, Germany, Peru, China, Norway, Turkey, Argentina and many more…

    • Start-Up Nation

      Everyone already knows the success story of the Israeli hi-tech industry. It’s time to get to know it from up close!
      We go on fascinating tours in the most advanced technology centers in Israel and meet with start-up entrepreneurs that come to camp to tell about their personal success stories and of their unique developments.

    • Special Events

      There are many dance parties, a pool party with a BBQ dinner, a LAN party with game consoles and giant screens, an international talent show, where each camper can go on stage and perform and SO much more ;)