By creating free, fun-filled, memorable, empowering, medically sound and safe camping experiences, the Jordan River Village enriches the lives of children of all ethnic and religious backgrounds in Israel, who suffer from a chronic or life-threatening illness.
The Jordan River Village officially opened in 2011, with acclaimed actor Chaim Topol as Chairman. It is one of only 16 camps around the world that is part of Paul Newman's world-wide 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.
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Children who visit the Village have the experience of a lifetime. They leave their illnesses at the door, and participate in the broad range of camp activities enabling them to have fun, succeed, come together, and discover new things. In addition, campers meet other children who face challenges similar to their own, and make life-long friends, and circles of support.