ICAHD ANNOUNCES THE 2013 REBUILDING CAMP
11 – 26 AUGUST 2013
ICAHD invites international volunteers to join in solidarity during the 2013 ICAHD summer rebuilding camp. For the past decade hundreds of activists have participated in the camp, working side by side with Palestinians and Israelis to rebuild Palestinian homes demolished by Israel as political acts of resistance.
Video – ICAHD Summer Rebuilding Camp 2012
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This year the camp will be held between 11 August – 26 August 2013. In this two-week period we will reconstruct an entire home from the rubble, give the keys to the family and help them move in – a truly moving and meaningful experience of resistance and solidarity. Over the course of the camp friendships are struck up among participants, Palestinian builders, local residents and activists.
Besides the rebuilding, participants will be taken on field trips throughout the Occupied Territory and Israel in order to expand their understanding of the Occupation and the sources of the conflict. In the evening meetings will be held with local activists, films screened, political analysis provided and wide-ranging discussions among participants held.
Accommodations at the camp are basic but a wonderful group spirit makes it all comfortable and functioning. Participants will sleep in tents on the site of Beit Arabiya, served by portable toilets and shower blocks. In the communal area where group meetings are held traditional home-cooked Palestinian food will be provided by Arabiya Shawamreh, as she and her husband Salim host the camp’s guests along with ICAHD staff. For a sense of what the camp is like, visit <http://www.icahd.org/rebuilding-camps>; don’t miss the 4-minute time-lapse of last year’s rebuilding.
The fee for the 2013 camp is $1750 USA per person ($1250 for university students or young people whose applications demonstrate a willingness to represent ICAHD on campus). 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 programme
- 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 feel to old or tired or busy to participate (though we have had 80 year olds leading the way), you are welcome to provide a “scholarship” that will permit a young person, or someone with limited means, to join.
If you’re interested in joining us this summer, or want additional information, please contact:
For the USA and Canada: Salena Tramel <email@example.com>
For the UK and European countries: <firstname.lastname@example.org>
For Norway: Silje Ryvold <email@example.com>
For Finland: Bruno Jantti <firstname.lastname@example.org>
For the rest of the world: <email@example.com>
Please take a look at this short clip about past ICAHD Summer Rebuilding Camp