Is it okay that my camper doesn't know Hebrew?
We have campers with the whole range of Hebrew exposure—from our Israelis who speak Hebrew at home, to campers who’ve never learned a single letter.
Our use of Hebrew is actually very accessible. Rather than conversing in the language, we just replace certain camp terms with their Hebrew counterparts. So instead of calling it our “dining hall”, we call it the “Chadar Ochel”; instead of “counselors”, we call them “madrichim”. It may take a couple days to get the hang of, but you can see how any camper could pick up the lingo.