Welcome to Machane Mishpacha!

Betar Melbourne is so excited to announce our 2021 summer camp, MACHANE MISHPACHA (meaning family)!

We have named our camp Machance Mishpacha as our two roshim are cousins, but also due to the fact that we are all part of this beautiful Betar family that is continuing to grow and flourish. 

We are thrilled to inform all of our campers, new and old, that Betar Summer Camp will be an overnight sleepaway camp run at a campsite. We will be following strict Covid-19 guidelines set in place by the campsite, Betar Melbourne, the AZYC and the DHHS and ensuring health & safety is upheld throughout the duration of camp. 

Camp for Juniors (grades 2-6) will be run over 4 days – the 14-17th of January. Each day will be jam-packed with peulot (activities), games and down time for the chanichim (participants) to get to know each other. 

Camp for Seniors (years 7-10) will be run on a similar timeline to the traditional federal camp, and will go for 7 days – from the 14-20th of January. 

Camp for year 11s and 12s will run on the 17-20th of January, with the opportunity to be leaders earlier in the week. These year levels are also invited to Kinnus, which is our AGM that is usually held right after fed camp. More details to come soon!

We look forward to making many new memories with all of our campers, old and new, and cannot wait to see all of your smiling faces very very soon, 

Tel Chai!

Yishai & Guy 

Roshei Machane

What to Bring

Camp will run for 4 days (3 nights) for juniors and 7 days (6 nights) for seniors . Participants will be expected to have enough clothing for the full extent of camp. If any items are forgotten we will do our best to accommodate however to avoid issues please ensure your children have everything they need when coming on camp.

Full Packing List
  • Sleeping bag
  • Pillow, pillowcase and fitted sheet
  • Pyjamas
  • Clothes for 4 days (underwear, socks, pants, shorts)
  • Dark Jeans/trousers (at least one pair is essential)
  • Jumper/jacket
  • Clothes to get dirty/messy in
  • Kippah (optional)
  • Betar Chultzah (if you don’t have one they are will be available for purchase for $35)
  • Toiletries
  • Towel/s
  • Runners and closed shoes
  • Torch
  • Medication (if needed)

Betar does not take responsibility for any loss or damage of personal items.


Betar acts as a not-for profit organisation and prices are kept as low as possible.

Grades 2-6: 

Early bird price – until the 7th of January: $390

Regular price – The 7th of January onwards: $420

Grades 7-10:

Early bird price – until the 7th of January: $590

Regular price – The 7th of January onwards: $620

Grades 11 & 12:

Early bird price – until the 7th of January: $390

Regular price – The 7th of January onwards: $420


All must be completed otherwise your child will not be allowed to attend. Please complete, scan, and email to the roshim of camp (see below)

Payment Methods:


Payable to “Betar Vic Youth Movement”.

Please send your cheque addressed to

Betar VIC

2/4 Maple Street, Caulfield South, 3162


Please put your child’s full name in the transfer description.

Account Name: Betar VIC

Account BSB: 633-000

Account No: 1605-52436

Description: “Name of camper/s”

PLEASE NOTE: No child will be able to board the bus without submitting their forms and payment.

Financial Assistance:

It has been longstanding policy of Betar Australia that no child should be excluded from participation due to financial constraints. If payment poses a problem, please do not hesitate to contact Guy Dyskin (Betar Melbourne Gizbar) on 0421 426 537.

Confidentiality is always assured.


If you have any more enquiries or concerns about camp please contact the Roshim (Heads) of camp with the details below:

Yishai Elaluf – 0415 823 665

Guy Dyskin – 0421 426 537


Mefakedet (Director) of Betar Melbourne:

Please contact Hannah if you have any general questions/enquiries about Betar Melbourne or COVID-19 specific questions. 

Hannah Rosenberg – 0451 197 533