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Frequently Asked Questions

Who can register?

Registration will be open to all Jewish teens entering the 9th-12th grade.
Applicants will be interviewed as a requirement for participation.

How Do I Register?
 
Register now at the top of our webpage with the Register button - or click here. 
If your child already participates in one of our programs, you should log in with the same password and username. New applicants should create a user and password, so you can work on your application, save it, and return to it anytime.
Please save your login and password.

What is the cost of the trip?  What is included?
 
The total cost of the program is $6,250.
* Early bird discount of $200 off until February 28, 2024!
* A deposit of $500 is required upon Registration. 
* RootOne $3000 voucher available upon eligibility. 
**Fees do NOT include airfare
**Fees are in USD

Rootone vouchers and process. 
 
Early program experience online of 18 points should be accomplished by May 2024.
After Registration with $500 to CVK, you will receive a link to apply to RootOne. You will receive a descriptive email with all explanations. 

  • Vouchers will be granted after completing entire trip and RootOne 18 points 

Flight Information

All participants must be in Ben Gurion airport on June 27 by 12:00 p.m.
Participants must purchase flights individually.

 

Are there scholarships available?
 
Our funding is case-dependent and relies on your financial situation and forms, including your most up-to-date W2s and 1040.
The earlier you register, the better your chances are, as there is a limited pool of scholarship funding. In addition, if there are any extra details (a divorce, significant changes in the family, a parent losing a job, etc.), attach a letter and let us know! If you want to submit a request, please email us at cvk@Israelscouts.org, and we will send you the form you need.
The scholarship committee will meet every 4-5 weeks, and our goal is to have decisions back to you promptly.

Is there a deadline for registration?
 
The deadline is April 30th, or when the program is booked. Register as soon as possible to secure a spot.

Cancellation policy?
 
Until April 1st, 2024-

  • Deposit and payments will be refunded, with a $30 return fee charge.

Starting April 1st-

  • Deposit (registration fee) nonrefundable

Between April 1st, 2024, to April 30th, 2024-

  • 50% refund on of the total payment amount (not included deposit)

May 1st, 2024-

  • No refunds

How are the weekends going to be like?
 
There are two open weekends where teens can visit their families in Israel. If you do not have family in Israel you can choose to go and experience a Shabbat with one of our Israeli Scout Teens from the group. Super fun! The other two weekends we stay together and do "Oneg Shabbat" and group fun with meaningful activities.

How is medical insurance handled?

Participants get Israeli Insurance for the entire time they are in Israel. If you would like to add a private insurance you may do so.

How can I communicate with my teen during the summer?

You can communicate with your teen via cell phone. There is the option to purchase an Israeli SIM card. Also, there will be chaperones from our US team that will accommodate the trip to Israel, and be in connection with the parents.

What kind of food do you serve the teens? 

Our meals take a variety of forms and may include buffets and specially catered meals for those with allergies. We also offer a vegetarian option. All food in Israel is kosher. 

A Note About Gadna Army Training (Subject to change)

The Gadna IDF week-long experience is a unique opportunity to experience Israeli army life. Please know that the accommodations are in tents, the food is basic and does not have options for food allergies or sensitivities. The environment is dusty with high temperatures and located in the south of Israel. The commanders require participants to be disciplined. If you are unsure whether this week is appropriate for your child, please reach out. No exceptions can be made once Gadna begins. Participants must turn 16 by July 1st 2024 to be able to join and participate in GADNA week. If you cannot join GADNA week for any reason (medical, age, allergies and Etc.) you will join our National Service week which includes volunteer work and tours. 

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