Hashomer Hatzair is a progressive Zionist youth movement, with ties to the Kibbutz Artzi movement and the Meretz party in Israel. In America it is a primarily informal educational movement , which is based in the concept of youth teaching youth and focuses on progressive Zionism, secular Jewish identity, social justice and peace. Active members range between the ages of 7 and 25. Hashomer Hatzair has five chapters and one camp, Camp Shomria, in the United States and one chapter and a camp in Canada. It sends out several programs to Israel throughout the year. It is also part of a worldwide movement and has activities with chapters throughout the world. During the year it has frequent educational and social activities for both the counselors and the campers.