Is the Machon-Israel Summer Adventure track the only option for those entering 12th grade?

No, Coleman is offering 3 different options for Machon 2021 participants- Machon Israel Summer Adventure, Machon 8-week, and Machon Camping Adventure

  • Machon- Israel Summer Adventure (1st session at camp, 2nd session in Israel)
    • Full Tuition – $8,475 
    • With  RootOne Voucher and Camp Coleman Subsidy* – $4,475

Machon-Israel participants are eligible to receive the  2  discounts listed here:

RootOne Voucher –  A limited number of $3,000 RootOne Vouchers are available to all participants on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Subsidy 2 – A $1,000 subsidy is also available to 11th grade Coleman teens who sign up for the Machon-Israel experience by September 30, 2020. Some need-based scholarship assistance will also be available for the Machon-Israel experience. Application and deadline information will be available in October.

(Subsidy 2 is available thanks to the generosity of the Huntting Family)

  • Machon 8-week (1st and 2nd sessions at camp)

Official dates/tuition will be posted in early October when Coleman registration launched

  • Machon Camping Adventure (5 nights of camping followed by 2nd session in camp)

Official dates/tuition will be posted in early October when Coleman registration launched


*Our 2021 tuition is not yet finalized and is expected to moderately increase for the 2021  Machon 8 week and Machon Camping Adventure programs. Though it will be a few weeks until we can provide you with an exact tuition, please note that in 2020 the Machon 8-week tuition was $4400, and Machon Camping Adventure was $3640. 

Participation in any of the programs mentioned above requires an official acceptance into the Machon program based on one’s application and interview.  These Machon Applications will be available in mid-October; howeverif you are interested in  Machon-Israel be sure to sign up for this Israel trip as soon as possible so that you are eligible to receive up to $4000 in discounts.

Can a Machon-Israel Summer Adventure participant take part in only the 2nd session Israel portion of the program and not participate in the 1st session Coleman component of the program?

No. The Machon-Israel program is a full-summer program and participants are required to attend Camp Coleman 1st session and travel to Israel with Coleman 2nd session.

Does the Machon-Israel Summer Adventure trip require a deposit?

Yes, a $500 administrative fee is required in which $250 is non-refundable and $250 is refundable until March 1. If an applicant is not accepted into the Machon program, the deposit will be refunded.

Is there a limit on how many participants can be accepted into Machon-Israel Summer Adventure?

Because of the evolving situation in which we find ourselves due to Covid 19, we may need to establish some limits. We will strive to accommodate all teens who wish to participate and will be better able to accommodate those who register earliest.

How will Machon-Israel Summer Adventure participants travel from camp to the Newark, NJ airport to connect with their trans-Atlantic flight to Israel?

Camp Coleman will transport the Machon-Israel participants to Atlanta and the teens will fly together from Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson Airport to the group departure airport. Our Coleman staff will coordinate domestic flight arrangements and be in contact with families at the appropriate time. Families are responsible for paying the domestic flights.

Additional Questions?

Any questions about the enrollment and acceptance process for the Machon programs should be directed to the Camp Coleman office.

Question about logistics, flights, Israel program should be directed to NFTY in Israel office.