12th-25th August 2024

Our amazing two-week summer camp for ages 8-15!

Machaneh Kadimah is LJY-Netzer's biggest event of the year. we bring together hundreds of young Liberal Jews from all over the country. Aged between 8 and 15 years old they have the Liberal Jewish experience of their lives! Two weeks of magical, creative, fun and engaging activities - Machaneh Kadimah is the place to be this summer.


click below to see our Brochure!

"Only two weeks, but a lifetime of memories"2023 Participant

Machaneh Kadimah is an  amazing inclusive environment where all participants can flourish, make friends and have fun. We run sessions ranging from swimming to singing, drama to den-building, discussions about Israel to debates about Jewish identity, friendship bracelet-making to football and dodgeball to discos. There is never a dull moment on Machaneh Kadimah!


  • Ruach (Spirit)

    Every morning, chanichimot (participants) are woken up with a crazy session of chanting, dancing and singing to start the day with a bang, as well as learning some of the new songs that LJY-Netzer has to offer!

  • Whole Camp Sessions

    A chance to explore a huge range of sessions with everyone else on camp, with everything from ultimate frisbee to slam poetry.

  • Chinuch

    We discuss and debate a number of wide-ranging topics such as feminism, mental health, refugees, the environment and our educational theme of the year (TOTY) which changes yearly. We approach these topics in an age-appropriate way through the lenses of our movement’s four ideological pillars - Tikkun Olam (repairing the world), Liberal Judaism, Reform Zionism and Youth Empowerment - in fun and creative ways.

  • Wide Game

    An all-out crazy wide game which leaves everyone, including the leaders, covered in water, paint, and with a massive smile on their face.

  • Ma'amadim (Creative Prayer)

    A chance to relax, reflect, and explore Judaism in ways you've never seen before!

  • KEF

    Every day each year has big, crazy, fun activities including murder mysteries, discos, and the legendary gangaschlaff, a team game of messy and crazy rounds combined with test to see who can be the fastest to get into their sleeping bag!

  • Mealtimes

    Home-cooked delicious vegetarian food in the choice of two dining rooms to accommodate those who love to chant loudly and those who love to talk quietly.

  • Swimming

    There will be many opportunities for a dip in the pool and swim with friends, kept safe by a trained lifeguard

  • Last Night Show

    The final night of camp is always a fabulous one, featuring a range of performances. Whatever your talent, you can take centre stage, as a solo act or with friends, and surrounded by the support and love that has built over the past two weeks.

“A really fun Jewish camp where you learn about loads of things about being a better person and do so many crazy and fun activities”                     -  2023 Participant


Machaneh Kadimah is staffed by a team of enthusiastic, dedicated and experienced madrichim (leaders). All our leaders are fully trained and DBS checked. These are the talented young people who plan and deliver two weeks’ worth of magnificently creative activities, and all are LJY-Netzer members who want to give to our members what they experienced when they were on Kadimah as participants. Overseeing the whole camp is the LJY-Netzer movement work team. They are fully trained professionals employed by Liberal Judaism, all of whom have worked extensively with young people and have led multiple Kadimahs as well as other LJY-Netzer programmes. We also have on site a medic, a welfare office and Becca Fetterman, who is the Director or Youth.


The Site

Kadimah is held at a beautiful boarding school in Devon. Its extensive grounds and many facilities is what makes every day of Kadimah exciting and different. Whether you want a dip in the swimming pool, or to create a masterpiece in the new art room, or to explore the fields and gardens of this fascinating school, it really has something for everyone.

LJ Members:  £1195

Non Members:  £1230

There will be a late fee if you sign up after the deadline on Sunday 7th July

Financial Assistance

We are committed to making sure that everyone who wants to come on our events is given the opportunity to do so. We have bursaries for those who need financial assistance. To find out more about these, or to apply for financial assistance, please contact Becca at becca@liberaljudaism.org


Mia Bogod


Mia Harris


Hannah Gellman


Becca Fetterman

Director of Youth/Financial Inquiries


Cancellation Policy

o   If a Participant or Parent/Guardian wishes to cancel their place on this event, they must contact LJY-Netzer at j.mindel@liberaljudaism.org.

o   A Participant or Parent/Guardian who cancels their child's place prior to the deposit payment deadline will be entitled to a refund less the Administration Fee.

o If the event is cancelled due to Covid 19 regulations we will refund as much as is possible to do so. Our sites have a Covid Guarantee therefore we aim to  reduce this to a small admin fee. Below are the amounts that we guarantee to return:

  • 61 days or longer prior to departure date: 100% of monies paid less the Administration Fee;
  • From 31-60 days prior to departure date: 100% of monies paid less deposit and the Administration Fee;
  • From 15-30 days prior to departure date: 90% of monies paid less deposit and the Administration Fee;
  • From 1-14 days prior to departure date: 50% of monies paid less deposit and the Administration Fee;