Some of our Year 10 students are sitting on surf boards, in a circle with their surf boards facing inwards. They are facing each other and wearing wetsuits. They are on Year 10 camp - Tiyul b'Yam

Tiyul b’Yam – a journey of connection & adventure

In lieu of the traditional Year 10 Israel program, Yesh, students embarked on an unforgettable experience on Tiyul b’Yam in Anglesea. This unique camp aimed to fortify year-level connections and push students beyond their comfort zones, fostering a meaningful Shabbat and Jewish experience. 

The scenic Great Ocean Road served as the backdrop for the 15km trail walk into the campsite on the first day, setting the tone for a journey filled with joy, meaningful conversations, and adventure. Students took the reins, facilitating Shabbat services and organizing engaging programs that strengthened their bonds.

Thrilling activities included surfing, board boarding, and stand-up paddle classes, providing students with a taste of both challenge and triumph. A visit to the chocolate factory, golfing excursions, and additional surfing sessions further enriched the experience. The camp not only expanded horizons but also solidified friendships, making it a resounding success. Tiyul b’Yam proved that the best adventures are the ones we share. We look forward to seeing this cohort grow together over their VCE journey at school.

Yoel Benn

Coordinator Jewish Experiential Education (Sr)