Welcome to Jordan River Village

Jordan River Village is Israel’s only free overnight camp for all children living with chronic, serious, or life- threatening illnesses as well as children with special needs.

Jordan River Village has been open for 10 years—during which time, we’ve welcomed more than 15,000 campers and 4,600 families. The Village offers on-campus sessions, online content, and off-campus programs.

The Village is one of only 16 camps around the world that is part of Paul Newman’s worldwide SeriousFun Children’s Network, a global community of independently managed and financed camps and programs serving children with serious illnesses and their families. The Village offers unforgettable, fun and medically safe experiences to all children living with serious or chronic illnesses in Israel at no cost to their family.

Get to Know JRV

"Our Village"

Our state-of-the-art facility provides children with a once-in-a-lifetime camping experience.

Our Children

The children we serve come to the Village and leave their illnesses at the gate.

Our Programs

Children who visit the Village participate in a wide range of camp activities designed for their safety.

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