Hakfar Hayarok (or, in Hebrew, the “green village”) is a small village located in central Israel. Founded in 1950 by Gershon Zack, the village currently houses 400 boarding school students and 800 foreign students in a warm and friendly atmosphere. It is considered to be a youth village with an experimental approach to excellence.
This week the Hakfar Hayarok Experimental School of Excellence and Environmental Leadership in Israel has expanded its dedication to educating today’s youth by hosting an international “Green Summer Camp” with an emphasis on global environmental leadership. The participants are all adolescents between the ages of 15 – 18.
As the organizers of the camp have written, the camp “offers the opportunity of getting acquainted with different traditions and cultures of the representatives and to build bridges of friendship between them. We believe that this camp will bring successful cooperation between the young people.”
The camp began on Sunday, August 9th and will conclude on Sunday, August 16th. In order to promote discussion among all the participants, the camp has been conducted entirely in English.
Here at Green Prophet we hope that the camp will tighten the bonds between youths living in our global eco village.
Watch the clip below for a virtual tour of the Hakfar Hayarok Experimental School of Excellence and Environmental Leadership in Israel:
Read more about environmental programs for youth in Israel::