Wednesday, June 22, 2011

USY Handbook: Summer Programs (Part 1-North America)

I am done with school!!!And yesterday was the first day of summer!HAPPY SUMMER!! And this is the time of year that many USYers are packing and getting ready for summer programs. These are very cool summer programs run by USY. Here is your guild to summer programs-

Disclaimer:As I have never been on a summer program this post is mostly taken from

USY on Wheels-Spend six and a half weeks traveling coast to coast and experience North America, from sunrise on the rim of the Grand Canyon to pizza and blues in Chicago. Along the way, you’ll meet the famous mouse at Disneyland, feel a mile high in Denver, eat some fiery Texas chili, and discover a rainbow of Redwoods, Yellowstone, and Blue Ridge Mountains, as you connect with the people and places of this great continent.

USY on Wheels, Mission: Mitzvah-A unique program of USY on Wheels, Mission: Mitzvah has a full and exciting itinerary. Since this is still USY on Wheels, Mission: Mitzvah Wheelniks will have an incredible time as they enjoy many of the same touring and sightseeing components as the “Classic” Wheels program. You will see the sun rise over the Grand Canyon, take in the faces of Mount Rushmore, and enjoy all of the other exciting attractions that USY on Wheels participants enjoy, including Disneyland, Universal Studios, and the San Diego Zoo.
Mission: Mitzvah has a strong emphasis on service-learning that gives the Wheelniks a strong educational component directly related to the projects that they were doing. Each week has a different mitzvah theme, and that week all of the projects would be directly related to that theme.

USY on Wheels, Pacific North West- Capture the excitement of Seattle, the uniqueness of Portland, the beauty of Vancouver, British Columbia and the majesty of Anchorage. Explore some of North America’s most spectacular wonders of nature from Mount Rainier in Washington State to Crater Lake in Oregon to the glaciers of Alaska on a three-week adventure that will leave you transformed.

USY on Wheels East- USY on Wheels, East will cover the East coast of the United States and Canada on an incredible four-week adventure in Summer 2011.
Open to current 8th graders, highlights of the program include:
  • Toronto
  • New England
  • Cape Cod
  • Disney World
  • Washington, DC
  • Savannah, GA
  • Philadelphia
  • Kennedy Space Center
  • Touro Synagogue
  • Hockey Hall of Fame
  • Quincy Market
  • Howe Caverns
  • Virginia Beach
  • Norfolk Naval Base
  • Nashville Zoo
  • Great Lakes Science Center
  • And more!
(Itinerary subject to change.)

Summer in the City- This summer, USY, in partnership with List College of the Jewish Theological Seminary, is proud to once again offer Summer in the City. For one month, participants entering grades 11 and 12 can experience the best of all that New York City has to offer, both academically and culturally. You will learn from top instructors at the Jewish Theological Seminary and Barnard College-Columbia University, explore the rich culture and history of New York City during evenings and weekends, and experience Jewish New York, all with other teens your age in a program supervised by USY.

If you are interested in any of the above programs please look at them on of contact me and I will connected you to someone who has gone on one.

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