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a very lazy Sunday in August

Published: August 14, 2017

some of our villagers chilling on the soccer field

​A lazy Sunday in August!

International Day arrives!

Published: August 12, 2017

the march to Waldsee

​An afternoon at Waldsee for International Day!

war of the ancient civilizations!

Published: August 9, 2017

tug-of-war: sumerians vs. babylonians

Ancient civilizations, soccer, candle-making, and a new musalsal!

an August opening day!

Published: August 8, 2017

singing by the campfire!

​Opening day stations, soccer game shenanigans, and rules and regulations!

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!

a not-so-lazy Sunday

Published: July 31, 2017

the blindfolded maze game

Pool noodle horses, review with pictionary, and the blindfolded maze race!

goodbyes, and a discussion of water scarcity in the Middle East

Published: July 30, 2017

singing the good night song at the closing ceremony

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!

Games, dialects, and good food!

Published: July 27, 2017

a credit class in "Cairo"

A discussion of dialects, descriptions of food, and a lot of games!

Game Day at Al-Wāḥa

Published: July 28, 2014

Playing capture the flag, basket ball, and more!

Sunday morning started an hour later allowing villagers to sleep in before starting their day. The big wedding was the night before and many villagers were tuckered out after dancing all evening. After a yummy brunch of manakish, a breakfast dish of flat bread topped with spices and cheese, which is a popular dish in Lebanon the villagers headed to the soccer field to begin a game of capture the flag. Counselors split the teams into groups by counting off. Villagers dodged past...