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Apply for Machon 2018

It seems like just yesterday that we opened 6 Points Sci-Tech for the very first time, welcoming children who had a love of science and tech, a curiosity for the world around them, and wanted to be a part of a Jewish community. In four years we grew from 50 campers each session to 200 each session. It has been an exciting journey to be on and I am grateful that so many have been a part of that journey.

It is with a great deal of excitement that we announce that applications are open for the Machon Counselor-In-Training program for teens entering 12th grade (current 11th graders). Since the start of Sci-Tech, we have dreamed of when some of our original campers in the first few years would take the next steps in their journey and become CIT’s and one day staff.

Our graduating 10th graders told me that they couldn’t wait to go to Israel and return one day to camp so that they could create an experience for other campers, much like they had during their own time at 6 Points Sci-Tech.

This new program will focus on counseling skills, teaching, innovation, and Jewish leadership. Our rising seniors will gain a deep understanding of what it means to have an impact on a child through a summer camp experience. Our campers are consumers of the Sci-Tech experience, and now as part of the Machon program, our teens will be co-creators of the Sci-Tech world! There will be opportunities to learn, to teach, to challenge ideas, to wrestle with Jewish thought, and most importantly learn about what it means to create community. Whether in the dorm, in a workshop, chug, or with the entire camp, Machon will have an opportunity to shape our community. Machon literally means “institute” or “foundation” and through this program, teens will gain a strong foundation for the future.

The link below provides detailed information about the program, including dates, pricing, application components, and more about the Sci-Tech Machon experience. Learn more about the program, download the application packet and apply now!

On this page you can also download the program packet which contains all of the application instructions and components. Machon will begin on Sunday, June 24th and conclude on Sunday, July 22nd. There will be an option to stay for third session to be an assistant to our counselors for the remainder of the summer. The tuition for the program will be $4750.

The Machon program is open to entering 12th graders. As part of the application, there are essays as well as references you must complete. There will also be a Skype interview with one of our directors. We are looking forward to launching this new program and we hope you are too! If you have any questions please contact me directly at gkellner@urj.org or by phone at 857-246-8677.

Wishing you a Happy Thanksgiving,

Greg

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