Al-Wāḥa Blog

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Session 2 Opening Day

Published: August 9, 2016

Yesterday at Al-waha we welcomed a new group of two-weekers to our village. We took them through Al-waha customs just like we did during our last session. Villagers signed up for their activities, their choice of soccer, volleyball, cloud-gazing, or calligraphy. Villagers choose a new Arabic name that they will be using here at camp, and they exchanged their American Dollars for Jordanian Dinars. Villagers decorated their name tags and used their dinar in the store if they had extra time....

French Visit

Published: August 4, 2016

Yesterday was different than all the other days at Al-Wāḥa , for a very important reason. We had guests! The French Camp, Lac du Bois came to Al-Wāḥa in the afternoon. The theme of the day was definitely exchange. We begun by exchanging songs, one of which was “Aiesha” which has verses in Arabic and French. We divided into groups and mixed Lac du Bois and Al-Wāḥa  and we learned some French and taught some Arabic. We also had a...

Arab Idol

Published: August 3, 2016

Yesterday, our villagers participated in the Arab world’s favorite game show, Arab idol. Counselors Kinan, Noha and our Dean Emad served as the judges. They were tough but fair with their scoring. Our leadership staff demonstrated some example performances. Dancing and karaoke. Villagers were divided into four groups based on a particular item the received; a drum a costume, a microphone, or a dancing shawl. The first group performed a drum routine they learned from some of our...

Beach Day

Published: August 1, 2016

This Sunday was a lazy day at Al-Wāḥa. Villagers got to sleep in an extra hour and were treated to an American style breakfast. To celebrate our off day, we spent a lot of time down by the lake. We had a picnic lunch down by the lake. There was plenty of swimming, and some intense Volleyball going on. After a short break, the water activities continued with a water balloon fight. It took a lot of time to make the water balloons and not a lot of time for the whole camp to be...

Wedding Night

Published: July 31, 2016

Last night was our wedding night program. Villagers got to see a reenactment of courtship customs in the middle east. Two of our staff members played the part of mock bride and groom, as well as other important roles such as the brides father and two witnesses to legitimize the wedding. Girls and Boys were separated to learn about some of the different customs of genders. We also said goodbye to our campers only staying for one week. For our “one weekers” it was their last...

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