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Pre-College Summer 2023 Traveling Jewish Program for High School Students

Pre-College Summer 2023 Traveling Jewish Program for High School Students

Welcome to our New Pilot – Pre-college Traveling Camp Program! This program has been brought to you by Jookender’s collaboration with the University of Maryland (College Park, Eastern Shore) , the Delaware State University , the University of Pennsylvania , and the Virginia Tech University . This is first, one-of-a-kind experience, and not to miss!

Open for all raising High School students, grade 9-12 as of School Year 2023-2024, as well as for the pre-college Gap year takers. Students who are interested in Technology, Chemistry, Physics, Biology, and Agriculture or Natural Sciences – are welcome to join the program. No experience necessary, although knowing some theoretical principles of Biology and Chemistry ahead of time would be helpful once you get to work at the Lab.

During this program,

  • the students will participate in the ongoing NAVY/Department of Defense/USDA natural science research at the Lab provided by University of Maryland Eastern Shore (UMES),
  • get a working experience in building simple Laser stations for a newly created Physics Lab at the university,
  • learn to work in teams and individually,
  • plan and prioritize their work during the day,
  • work with College Students, Mentors and College Professors,
  • visit a few Universities and learn what it takes to become a student there,
  • visit US Government and Federal facilities and learn about various jobs in that sector,
  • collect and analyze the data received from farms,
  • work on their presenting and writing skills,
  • earn up to 60 Community Hours working at the Lab or collecting and analyzing data from the farms,
  • receive the University Of Maryland (UMES) Program Certificate of completion,

and much, much more.

For the fun part of the trip, the Students will be visiting Luray Caverns, Skyline/Shenandoah National Park, Assateague Island w/Wild Horses, The City of Philadelphia and Washington DC, Ocean Beaches, and forts. While the complete program is not yet available and goes through various little changes and improvements as you read this description, we are absolutely positive regarding the unprecedent experience your High School Student will receive by signing up for this program.

3 meals a day, and snacks/water thorough out the day will be offered. The food is NOT Kosher, but the variety of food will be significant to accommodate all allergies and special diets.

All admissions, park fees, and entertainment tickets are included.

We will be celebrating Shabbats and Havdalah each week and learn something new about Jewish Tradition without diving much into the religion part of the process.

You have an option of Starting/Ending your program in Framingham, MA, or directly in Maryland (Salisbury, MD). If you’re not residing in Boston (and even if you are) you may still start the program in Maryland, instead of Massachusetts, and save another $200 bucks.

The cost of $2,700* (based on at least double occupancy) for a 2-weeks all-inclusive overnight traveling camp is already heavily discounted from the original $5,924, however there is still some room for discounts - and here are some tips to get them all:

  • Attend all 5 College Prep-STEM events and get $100 each ($500 total) refund from the Camp Tuition (All refunds will take place semi-automatically, after the last event finishes, based on the registration data to attend those events).
  • Current Participants of the Jookender Social Entrepreneurship Program and Go, Girls, for STEAM current and previous members get $200 off on top of that.
  • Start and finish your program in MD instead of MA (then your program will be a few days shorter, and you’ll miss some of the attractions we will be visiting).
  • Other discounts may take a place later, depending on the total amount of grants we receive for this program. These discounts will only be offered to those who have already signed up and paid for the program.

So, what are you waiting for? We have a very limited number of spots available - reserve yours today!

Registration Deadline: May 3, 2023

Pre-College Summer 2023 Traveling Jewish Program for High School Students Registration (8 left)


Jookender Waiver – Pre-College Summer 2023 Traveling Jewish Program for High School Students

I, on behalf of my family (and all participants I include into my reservation), voluntarily sign this waiver and assumption of risk in favor of the Jookender Community Initiatives, Inc in consideration for the opportunity to use the owner’s facilities, the facilities rented by or given to Jookender Community Initiatives, Inc, or event set up for the Jookender Community Initiatives, Inc, that will take place July 2023 - June 2024.

I understand that there are certain risks and dangers associated with the activities and use of the facilities and that these risks have been fully explained to me. I fully understand the danger involved. I fully assume the risks involved as acceptable to our family members and other paticipants I personally register, and agree to use my best judgment in undertaking these activities and follow all safety instructions.

I waive and release Jookender Community Initiatives, Inc. from any claim for personal injury, property damage, or death that may arise from use of the facilities or from participation in the activities of Jookender Community Initiatives, Inc.

In regards to COVID-19, I will comply with

I am a competent adult and I assume these risks of my own free will.

Please, sign the document with your full legal name.

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Refund Policy. Full Refund until April 3, 2023. 70% refund until May 3, 2023. No refunds after that day.