Every summer Bnei Akiva is the place to be as we run our fantastic Machanot (camps) for Years 3-10. All the Bnei Akiva camps are run by volunteers, who go through a selection process from which only the most talented, responsible, capable and committed leaders are chosen.
31 July – 4 Aug (London)
14-18 Aug (Manchester)
Location: London & Manchester Bayit
Your first two-week residential experience is sure to be one to remember with awesome tochniot and ruach led by our fantastic Madrichim.
You will learn some vital outdoor survival skills and enjoy some epic outdoor adventures! You’ll bond as a shevet, form special friendships to last a lifetime, and learn about inspirational characters from Tanach.
Gimmel is your final opportunity to enjoy a Bnei Akiva summer residential, and we’ve pulled out all the stops to make this a once in a lifetime experience, and one truly worthy of our fantastic new Shevet Kaveh!
Staying in your own stunning site with the backdrop of amazing Scottish scenery, you’ll get to do it all! We’re talking adventure activities – kayaking, rafting, rock climbing, and high ropes; a visit to Edinburgh’s historic sites; our awesome ‘Machlaka’ tiyul and on top of all of that, a professional chef to make sure you get the best food you‘ve ever had on Machane!
On Gimmel you’ll bond as the newly formed Shevet Kaveh and make lifelong connections. Gimmel Machane 5783 will be the best Machane experience you have ever had! We can’t wait to see you there.
BMP (Beit Midrash Programme) is our Year 13 machane, preparing you for your next stage in life – wherever that may be! Combine learning Torah on all levels with tochniot, activities and hadracha for a machane truly like no other.
On this packed programme, you’ll learn the skills and frameworks to enable to you to continue exploring your Jewish identity and thought for the rest of your life. You’ll strengthen existing friendships and form new ones, and help the shape the machane experience of the chanichim around you.
Combined with an amazing senior tzevet, the natural beauty of Scotland and a professional chef catering your meals, this promises to be an unforgettable experience!
WORKING AT MACHANE
All of Bnei Akiva’s machanot are run by dedicated volunteers. From Technikim to Madrichim, Roshim and Sganim; Bnei Akiva needs you to keep running our fantastic machanot.
Please take time to read through some of our policies below. For more information feel free to get in touch with the office.
Warm up your Winter with Bnei Akiva, at our awesome Machanot (camps) for Years 6-12. All Bnei Akiva camps are run by our amazing volunteer Madrichim, who go through our training programmes to ensure they are the most talented, responsible, capable and committed leaders for your children.
Provisional dates: 21st-28th December 2023
ALEPH – YEAR 6/7
Aleph is specially designed to cater for our younger members, many of whom have never been to camp before. Our trained Madrichim aim to draw out and develop the individual talents and self-expression of each child in an atmosphere conducive to fun, learning and creativity.
MA’APILIM – YEAR 8
Put down your screens, pack your bag and come to camp! For an amazing week of fun, catching up with your friends and making some new ones, as well as strengthening your Bnei Akiva identity – the memories will last forever.
HAROEH – YEAR 9
On Haroeh you will experience an action packed week learning about Israel and the people who dreamt of rebuilding our homeland. You will also see how Shevet Haroeh can start to make a difference in the world.
GIMMEL – YEAR 10
Gimmel is a special machane, as the year group that has been formed over previous machanot receives its own Shevet name, which carries the year group’s idea throughout the years. Don’t miss out on a fantastic Bnei Akiva milestone!
H-COURSE – YEAR 12
This is a very special machane for our Year 12 chanichim, and is a must for those who wish to become Bnei Akiva madrichim in the future. The ‘H’ stands for Hadracha (leadership), and this course will guide you through the skills that will stay with you for life, not just for machane.
The week will end with all the theory that you have learnt being put into practice. You will make a visit to a younger machane and become madrich for a day.