For Further details and registration, please contact Tania Haim:

Tel: +972-3-638-8625
Fax: +972-3-537-5680

Grassroots Origins

SPNI was founded in 1953 by a small group of teachers, scientists and kibbutzniks who were attempting to prevent the draining of the Hula swamp, serving hundreds of millions of migrating birds.

SPNI has evolved to serve the needs of Israel ‘s communities. Today it’s crucial we educate people of all ages and bring in a new generation of environmentally conscious, aware and responsible citizens. SPNI’s environmental education activities take place in schools, community centers, city parks, forests, and in every place where nature can be found. From Orienteering to Summer Camps, SPNI recreational programs are growing by leaps and bounds, because it’s not just about learning – it’s about adventure!

SPNI Summer Camps

SPNI places a special emphasis on security and safety. Our highly trained SPNI adult counselors speak Hebrew and English fluently and camp includes full room & board at SPNI field schools as well as outdoor camping. Buses collect campers from central pick-up points.

Click here for 2012 Summer Camp Programs!

Nature Day Camps

For children going into kindergarten – grade 6 (divided into age groups)

SPNI Day Camps include: 4 day-hikes in nature > bird-ringing day > outdoor camping > interaction with animals > tournament day > cook-outs > drama > arts & crafts > biology and environmental issues in Israel

  • Day Camps run for 2 3-week sessions in July and August
  • Sunday – Thursday, 8:15 – 15:45
  • Possibility for transportation – bus pick up and drop off
  • Meals – mid-morning snack, hot lunch and afternoon snack
  • Emphasis on security and safety
  • For your convenience, camps are located in the country ‘ s central areas, including Jerusalem , Ra’anana, Tel-Aviv and more

For children and youth going into grades 5-12 (divided into age groups)

SPNI Overnight Camps include: rappelling > boating > kayaking > surfing > snorkeling > donkey, horse and camel riding > making pitot & partying Bedouin-style > mountain biking > jeep safari > night observation of animals > riding cable cars > crawling through caves > building rafts and water hikes > cook-outs > ropes & obstacle courses > sunrise hikes > survival skills > bonfires > moonlight disco > and more!

  • Overnight camps run for 5 day sessions throughout July and August
  • Transportation – buses pick up children from central meeting points
  • All meals are included
  • Campers sleep at field schools or outdoors
  • Emphasis on security and safety
  • Camps take place in locations around the country
  • Some sessions are bilingual – ask for more details
  • Camp activities vary by location; there are camp sessions all over Israel: in the north – near Mount Meron, Alon Tavor and the Golan Heights; in the south – Ein Gedi, Har HaNegev and Eilat.
Summer Camps SPNI/ASPNI Members Guests
Nature Day Camps $415 $580
Overnight Camp $425 $590