While initially created for camp, with some creativity, the wide array of activities and resources from the Goodman Camping Initiative database transcends setting and can be made relevant to a variety of learners. The following are resources chosen as favorites by camp educators. We encourage you to explore the complete database for more programming ideas in any setting you're a part of!
The Goodman Camping Initiative Database
The Piven Workshop: What Makes a Great Leader?
Using the art and methods of Israeli popular artist Hanoch Piven, these activities encourage campers to explore Israel's history, their own surroundings and identity, and their individual connections to Israel. This activity consists of several modules which can be used on a mix-and-match basis. Elements can be used as quick conversation-starters or in-between activities; alternately, several components can fill an hour, half a day, or a week of activity blocks.
Acharai: What Kind of Leader Am I?
This activity encourages campers to explore their own leadership qualities through a discussion about the Israeli army. By reading a story about a young commander in the IDF, campers will reflect on their own capabilities to be a leader at camp and in their communities by discovering similarities between their own leadership qualities and the commander's leadership qualities.
Shark Tank: What Does Better Look Like?
Based on the hit TV show "Shark Tank," this program gives campers the opportunity to champion an Israeli social cause. Campers will work together to choose a cause that they feel passionately about and compete through presentations for a "grand prize."