110% Fun

International experience

Сampers from 30 countries come together every summer to enjoy our 12-day sessions.


Fun activities

In Szarvas Camp you’ll find a wide range of different activities where you can try out your sport, communication or creative skills. Some of our bike trips are leaving 5:30 in the morning!


Building Jewish identity

Our approach to Judaism is open and pluralist. We accept all streams, styles and levels of Judaism. You can learn prayers, songs, visit the Synagogue or simply enjoy being Jewish.


Professional education

By using informal methodology our trained staff is guiding our campers through the educational agenda and theme. We might also teach you how to write a newspaper or create your own music.


What is Szarvas?

Szarvas is a miracle. A second home where everyone can be themselves.

Who would have thought that mixing so many languages and cultures, and ways of being Jewish would lead to such a strong and supportive community? But we are proof that we are strongest together. Our Jewishness bolsters us. We learn from each other. We push each other. We grow together.

Szarvas Camp is a 12-day international Jewish camp where campers from various countries come together to explore and celebrate their Jewish identity. The camp offers a diverse range of programs aimed at community building, learning, and fun. Lifelong friendships are formed here as participants discover the Jewish culture and traditions.

The camp offers numerous exciting and varied programs, including crafts, sports, music and dance activities, as well as opportunities to learn more about Jewish values, culture and traditions. Additionally, community programs, team-building games, discussions, group singing, and campfires are integral parts of camp life. Various projects, games, and competitions also add to the daily excitement.

These programs and many more opportunities await campers to help them learn new skills, make new friends, and gain a deeper understanding of their Jewish identity.


Dates 2024

Session 1: June 30 – July 12

Session 2: July 14 – 26

Session 3: July 28 – August 9

Session 4: August 11 – 23

Participation Fee and Application


We regret to inform you that all International Groups for Szarvas Camp 2024 are full, and applications are now closed.

Thank you for your understanding!

You can find the registration and application instructions here, the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) here and the link to the registration system here.

To learn more about the participation fees for the 2024 session, please click here.





Frequently asked questions 

Which countries participate in the camp?
What is the international group and who can participate in it? 
Why the camp is Jewish?
Are there any trips during the session?



Additional Events

Events and activities related to the preparation of the Summer camp

Community events from January to June 

Community events from August to December

The camp is a joint program of JDC and the Ronald S. Lauder Foundation. The American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC) is the world’s leading Jewish humanitarian assistance organization. JDC works in more than 70 countries and in Israel to alleviate hunger and hardship, rescue Jews in danger, create lasting connections to Jewish life, and provide immediate relief and long-term development support for victims of natural and man-made disasters. For more information, please visit www.jdc.org