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Friday: Chinese restaurant night and more!

Published: August 4, 2018

Harry Potter casting a spell for the group photo!

about our Friday activities!

all-day simulation: Palestine!

Published: August 2, 2018

peace for Palestine!

​about our day-long Palestine simulation!

Lebanon election night!

Published: August 1, 2018

he went out in the rain to grab his nametag for voting!

Assalamu alaikum, everybody! Today was one of those days when the difference between standing in the shade and standing in the sun seemed enormous. Anyway, the day campers today did one of the most fun activities in the universe, and that was blowing bubbles! bubbles at the camera!                   these two were passing bubbles back and forth!                   Also, today...

world religions day!

Published: July 31, 2018

the Jewish holidays station!

​exploring world religions as practiced in the Middle-East!

throwing it back to ancient civilizations!

Published: July 30, 2018

excited to canoe!

Izzayyikom?! How are you?! Welcome back to our blog! The first thing we did today was say our goodbyes to our artist-in-resident Ahmed Ali El Haggar. To commemorate, we took a group photo: gathered outside  Al-Quds...                   Afterwards, the villagers headed to their first mughamara. I followed and interrupted them to take some side profile shots for an activity for the evening program happening later today. As you...

a mega-chill Saturday!

Published: July 29, 2018

one of our mughamaras!

​a look at our restful Saturday!

a concert, a dance party, and saying goodbye to the one weekers!

Published: July 28, 2018

please enjoy this image of part of a tree trunk at Al- Wāḥa!

about what we did on Friday!

trading on the Silk Road and much more!

Published: July 27, 2018

getting ready, set, go with the evening program!

some snapshots of today’s activities, including traveling along the Silk Road!

hunting for treasure at Al- Wāḥa!

Published: July 26, 2018

our treasure map is almost complete!

​hunting for treasure and more, at Al- Wāḥa!

Opening Day 2018!

Published: July 24, 2018

at the entrance to Al-Wāḥa!

a look at Opening Day at Al-Wāḥa!

on the music of Al- Wāḥa

Published: March 16, 2018

Al- Wāḥa

​Learn about the music of Al- Wāḥa and one of our upcoming new songs!

Tales from an Arab-American’s childhood…

Published: January 30, 2018

the delicious chicken and beef kebabs we had at our final restaurant night last summer

Noting some common experiences that Arab-Americans living in the United States have…

Seven Arab Things I Found While Watching Korean Dramas

Published: December 31, 2017

Coffee Prince!

​Some similarities I noticed between Arab culture and Korean culture (as portrayed on television)!

qahwa, dessert, and discussion at Sjolunden!

Published: August 18, 2017

the beginning of a lovely evening at Sjolunded

An exchange with Sjolunden and much more!

story exchange with the Germans!

Published: August 11, 2017

overflowing steps by al-Qahira!

​A genuinely entertaining story exchange with some of the Waldsee crew!

learning about Arab minorities, fun with the shaami dialect, and an engagement

Published: August 2, 2017

a massage train while waiting for the musalsal to start

Arab minorities night!

Sword fights, Italian nights, and Dancing Under the Disco Lights!

Published: July 29, 2017

dancing the night away!

​The end of our first musalsal, fine dining, and raqs (dancing)!