In 2005, a team of 6 young adults from our congregation in Minsk met with Chantal Winograd every week for 6 months. They sipped tea, brained stormed, prayed seeking the Lord for hours. Out of these meetings, the vision for Camp Chalutzim was born!


The camps would serve both believing and ‘not yet believing’ teens and children. The young adults from Reach Initiative’s congregations would form the teams to serve at the sleep-away camps.


The first camp was a great success! Lives were touched and transformed by Yeshua. Though the team of volunteers was exhausted at the end of camp, they looked at each other and said…”let’s do this again!” Camp Chalutzim became an annual event! 14 years and going strong!


Camp Chalutzim has become more exciting and better every year! We have seen many young people come to the Lord and return the following year to serve. Our teams consist of about 40 young adults from our 4 congregations who with joy give up their vacations in order to serve the Lord as volunteers at camp. One reason they do is that they are hungry to serve and experience the strong presence of God at camp.


About 20% of our campers are ‘not yet believers’ and many of them embrace Yeshua at camp!


Through the generosity of our partners and friends Reach Initiative International sponsors every camper, some fully, some partially.