Explanation of Ozo Requirements
- Group Childcare Setting (25 hours) - caring for 5 or more non-familial related individuals (ideally camper age)
- Babysitting (for 5 or more non-familial related individuals)
- A daycare setting
- Summer day camp
- Winter day camp (contact local community centers)
- Sports or music clinics
- Holiday or weekend programming for elementary students
- Coaching sports, dance, drama teams, etc.
- Teaching Assistant
- Responsible Work Experience (paid or volunteer - 100 hours). These hours may be group or private child care setting, other paid employment or consistent volunteer work.
*Note: Both Community Service done during one’s B’yachad summer and 25 hours of required group childcare (listed above) does not count.
*Note: Tutoring Bar/Bat Mitzvah students or Judaic studies counts towards responsible work/volunteer experience, not ongoing Jewish Education (see info re: education below).
- Examples of private childcare
- One-on-one tutoring (secular or religious)
**RECOMMENDATION: The 125 hours of childcare and work experience should be done in your freshman and sophomore years, leaving only the CPR and Jewish education requirements for your junior year.
- Currently active in one school/religious group, club, or team
*Note: Active in a religious group or club (USY/NFTY/NCSY/BBYO, etc) does not count towards the requirement of “ongoing Jewish education.”
- Currently involved in ongoing Jewish education (during Junior Year) - Applicants must be involved in a year-long, personally meaningful educational course during their Junior year. Our intention is to build a habit of pursuing life-long Judaic learning, which is an important attribute of a Herzl Camp staff member and a literate participant in Jewish life. As an emerging adult, we are looking to you to find an educational experience that works best for your learning style and schedule.
*Note: If anyone has doubt that what they are planning on attending would be approved, please send any curriculum/syllabus to Simcha@herzlcamp.org for review.
- Supplemental School such as a Hebrew High School
- Synagogue Programming
- Abraham Joshua Heschel Scholars Program
- Age directed programs through one’s synagogue
- One-on-one learning with one’s Rabbi/Cantor/Educational Director/Youth Movement Director (Must provide curriculum/syllabus to Simcha)
- American Red Cross Adult/Child CPR/First Aid/AED Certification
*Note: Herzl Camp prefers applicants receive an American Red Cross (ARC) certification. Classes can be found on the American Red Cross website or by searching the internet for a third party vendor accredited by the ARC. If this is not accessible in your area, please contact us.
***Should your child require modifications (i.e. IEP, 504 Plan, etc), please contact us for an individual consultation.***