What does “MIT” stand for?
“MIT” stands for “Madrichim In Training.” The Hebrew word, “Madrichim” means “Guides.” At Temple Judea Religious School, our talented, mature, and hard-working high school Teacher’s Assistants are called our Madrichim. We like to think of our incoming 4th-6th grade campers as our youngest Jewish guides at Camp Zehut, lighting the way for our even younger campers, all while finding their own inner strength, voice, values, leadership skills, and Jewish identity.
What is special about being in the MIT Program at Camp Zehut?
The MIT Program offers our eldest members of camp a chance to lead, plan activities, and have unique privileges and responsibilities in our camp family. They will receive their own unique Camp Zehut MIT t-shirts and super official name badges proudly representing their title as an MIT.
What is the goal of the MIT Program at Camp Zehut?
To build confidence, leadership skills, community, kind and giving hearts… and of course, to HAVE FUN!!!
How does my child become an MIT?
Upon joining Camp Zehut, your incoming 4th-6th grader will receive an application, asking campers all about their hobbies, interests, and questions asking what being a “Mensch” means to them. Next, they will have a fun interview with the Director of Camp, Marissa Subar. After, we will have an MIT Induction Ceremony, where each camper that chooses to enter the program will receive his/her own official MIT badge and t-shirt, and be congratulated by the whole camp!
Is the MIT program optional?
Yes. Although we’d love for all of our incoming 4th – 6th graders to take part in this special opportunity, we understand that not every camper will be interested, and we encourage each camper to be authentic to him/herself! If your camper decides not to take part in the MIT program, your child will still experience the rest of the MAGIC that Camp Zehut has to offer!
Are there any extra fees associated with being an MIT?
At the end of the summer on Wednesday, August 8th, we will be taking ONLY our MIT campers on a field trip to Universal Studios Hollywood to celebrate their hard work, newfound friendships, and individual growth! Even if your MIT camper is not enrolled for that particular week, he/she is still more than welcome to join us that day if they were in the MIT program at all throughout camp! There is a $150.00 fee associated with this field trip.
Is there anything else I should know about the Camp Zehut MIT Program?
“Zehut” means “Identity.” One of our main goals at Camp Zehut is to help your children find their true identities throughout their childhood summers, and then let that those unique, authentic, and beautiful identities shine to the rest of the world! The Camp Zehut MIT Program is something genuinely special, and an experience you and your family won’t want to miss!