ICAHD invites you to participate in its 12th annual summer rebuilding camp–a unique opportunity to rebuild a Palestinian home demolished by Israel as an act of political resistance and see the tangible results of your advocacy efforts. You will be working side-by-side with Palestinians, Israelis, local activists, residents, and often the family whose home was destroyed and you are helping to rebuild from the rubble–a truly moving and meaningful experience of resistance and solidarity. Over the years, hundreds of activists have participated in the camp, showing that by working together we can rebuild what has been destroyed, forge new relationships and through individual acts of solidarity make a meaningful difference to a family–a difference you will see realized when you hand them the keys to their new home.
The 2015 camp will be held July 19 – August 4, 2015. Over this two-week period you will not only reconstruct an entire home, but also participate in an extensive education program with day tours throughout the Occupied Territory and Israel to deepen your understanding of the Occupation and the sources of the conflict. In the evenings you will engage with local activists, attend film screenings and participate in wide-ranging discussions analyzing the politics.
To view some of the experiences from prior building camps, check out these videos created by camp participants themselves:
Accommodations at the camp are basic but a wonderful group spirit makes it all comfortable and functional. Participants will sleep in enclosed areas and tents on the site of Beit Arabiya, served by toilet and shower blocks. Arabiya Shawamreh will provide traditional home-cooked Palestinian food as she and her husband Salim host the camp’s guests along with ICAHD staff.
The fee for the 2015 camp has not been released yet. The fee, which is used to cover the purchase of construction materials and the expenses of the camp, includes:
- Three full meals a day and beverages between meals (except during three free evenings)
- All field trips and the educational program
- ICAHD materials/resources
Not included in the fee are:
- Airfare and transfer to and from Jerusalem before the start of the camp and return to the airport at the end of the camp
- Meals during free time
- Personal spending money
If you would like to participate but are unable to donate your time, you are welcome to contribute towards a sponsorship that will enable someone with limited means to join. Click here to learn more
If you’re interested in joining us this summer please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
+1.646.308.1322 / email@example.com
We hope to see you in Jerusalem in Summer 2015!