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Nature of Israel: Survival and Navigation Skills (for Families!)

Updated: Jan 30, 2023

Looking for a fun, memorable day out with your family? This is going to be amazing!

Friday, August 8th or 16th: This summer, give your kids time in Israel’s nature AND teach them valuable skills. Join our hike/ workshop, Israel’s Nature: Survival Skills and Navigation for Families! This multi-part journey will take place in a beautiful, quiet woodland in Central Israel.

Learning to navigate

You’ll start by learning useful natural navigational skills from expert guide and adventurer, Ben Zaltzman. Then, you’ll follow clues through the forest with family-friendly maps in hand – Discover fascinating facts about Israel’s nature (trees, wild edibles, and wildlife) along the way!

Survival Skills: Learn how to make a fire

When your family reaches the base camp, you’ll get to relax with some cold refreshments in a hammock before beginning part two: mud crafts and fire building!

Your kids will learn cool nature skills, then have a chance to bake hot, fresh pita on a taboun before saying goodbye to the Hiking the Holyland nature camp.

This info packed adventure is an experience that the whole family will enjoy. Learn fascinating facts about Israel’s nature and discover how the land’s early pioneers survived and thrived.

Choose from morning workshop (8:30-11:30) or Afternoon workshop (12:00-15:00). Free entry to kids under 3!

Where? Neve Ilan Forest

When? August 8th and 16th

Best suited for what ages? 6-13yrs (Not suitable for strollers)

Price? 75 Shekel per person (Kids under age 3 go free).


Mud Crafts
Hiking the Holyland is an awesome resource for your hikes around Israel and they run various events throughout the year. Click here for more events in case you can't make it to this one!

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Photo Credit: Susannah Schild

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