An exchange with Sjolunden and much more!
Fun with the day campers, a new musalsal, prepping for the French exchange and s’mores by the beach!
A lazy Sunday in August!
A simulation of the Qatar Blockade during the evening program!!!
Today’s flag of the day: Bahrain! For breakfast, we had tasty foul mudammas (crushed fava beans with olive oil, lemons and tomatoes), eggs, yogurt and bananas! Afterward, some of us headed to the cabins to clean up, while others cleaned up the dining hall and sitting room beneath, which we call al-Quds and al-Qahira, respectively, or the naadi (gym). Then, it was time for the mughamarat (our classes, which we like to call “adventures”). Today’s mughamarat...
Ancient civilizations, soccer, candle-making, and a new musalsal!
Ahlan wa sahlan, habaybi! Today was a super exciting day, as we had many incoming villagers! They began arriving, for the most part, at 2 PM. Our new villagers passed through several stations, including registration, the nurse (for health forms and lice checks!), customs (where their contraband was confiscated), the activity-choosing station (calligraphy, candle-making or Model UN) and a name-tag making station! The only difference between this opening day and the last one was that...
Chinese restaurant night, dancing, reflection and goodbyes!
Arab minorities night!
The art of small talk and staying up with the Egyptians!
Pool noodle horses, review with pictionary, and the blindfolded maze race!
The one week program comes to a close, a new chapter begins in the thief’s life, and we learn about water scarcity in the Middle East!
The end of our first musalsal, fine dining, and raqs (dancing)!
Traveling along the Silk Road!
A discussion of dialects, descriptions of food, and a lot of games!