Big Brother – Big Sister

At the beginning of the summer, each camper at Camp Biluim is paired with a camper aged 7-15 years old from Camp Kinneret, our junior camp run on the same site.  After a filling out a brief survey, campers are matched with those who share similar interests, and/or life experiences, and are from an age group that they the Biluim campers are interested in working with.  For the duration of the summer, our Biluim “big siblings” spend time with their little siblings, including participating in organized programs, being buddies at general swim, and sitting together during Shabbat meals. 

The Big Brother/Sister program is one of the most magical parts of Biluim.  It gives Biluim campers the chance to experience the role of being a staff member on a smaller scale, and places importance on seeing themselves as role models that the younger campers look up to.  In many cases, these “sibling” relationships result in friendships that last far beyond the summer months.