The Ozo Program begins in Fall when applicants begin monthly online trainings which continue throughout the school year. After selection, a weekend training retreat is held at camp during the school year.
During the summer, Ozrim receive specialized training in all areas of camp including caring for campers as bunk counselors, teaching fun and skill-building activities in specialty areas, preparing and serving meals, assisting in the camp office, as well as caring for camp facilities and natural spaces. For the second half of the summer, Ozrim will select areas to focus on for additional training and experience.
At the end of the summer, Ozrim graduate from the program at a special all-camp ceremony and receive documentation for 280 community service/volunteer hours.
Step 1 – Interested high school juniors enroll in the Ozo process via the camper registration system in the Fall. Registrations must be complete on November 1, 2017. No late enrollments will be accepted.
Step 2 – In early winter, potential Ozrim who have enrolled in the program submit their qualifications. At that time, Herzl Camp will determine if an enrollee has met the program’s entry qualifications.
Step 3 – If there are more qualified applicants than there are spaces available, a lottery will be held for the available spaces.
Step 4 – Ozrim who accept a spot in the program sign and abide by the Ozo Agreement.