In most ways, JRV is like all SeriousFun camps in the United States, Europe and Asia. However, by virtue of its location it also presents a rare opportunity for Jewish, Muslim and Christian children to become friends.
“Before we had our site in Israel, we sent eight groups of children to a [SeriousFun] camp in the States,” CEO Katia Citrin tells ISRAEL21c. “Each group typically had four Jews and four Arabs. The father of one Arab girl was extremely worried about how she’d cope. She wasn’t fluent in Hebrew, let alone English. When she got back, he told us she had a fantastic experience. He said that if we would leave the problems of the Middle East to the children, we would have had peace long ago.”
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