Become part of a trip to the homeland of Palestinian culture, with an opportunity to make lasting friends and connections into the future.
"Now my passion for Palestine has a face" - SamerLearn More
Connection with Palestine
International teens will pair up with local Ramallah families, living with their family in home-stays. Go Palestine participants will use the web to communicate and connect old and new friends and families from around the world to each other during the summer and beyond.
"I never really cared about Palestine before, or all the politics, but now I know much more about it and know what it is like to be Palestinian." - BadoorLearn More
Adventure and Exploration
What would a summer camp be without the opportunity to explore? Go Palestine will incorporate a significant number of trips to the many wonderful historic and cultural sites in the area. Of course it is summer and we play as well. There are shared activities at the home base Ramallah Friends School, and on trips to places, like swimming in the Mediterranean.
"My favorite part of camp was at the bonfire when we all sang together." - LayaliLearn More
Whether it be helping to build a playground at a refugee camp or replanting Olive trees, you'll have an opportunity to confront the realities of life in the West Bank and witness steps that are being taken to solve the issues of Peace and Justice through community building and reconciliation.
"I really appreciated the service days that we spent with the refugees." — LeilaLearn More
A Typical Day
Your daily schedule will give you an opportunity to experience the many different aspects of Palestinian culture. Expanding beyond the visits to cities such as Bethlehem, Hebron, Nablus, Haifa, Jerusalem, and Taybeh, among others, you'll also have the chance join your host family in their day-to-day life.
"As a Palestinian living in Palestine, I thought I knew everything. Yet going to the camps, seeing the people, hearing their stories, it made me a better person." - LayanLearn More
The Ramallah Friends School Connection
For over a century The Ramallah Friends School has been a light of education in a land crossed by many cultures. Beyond educational excellence the RFS offers a wonderful summer opportunity for teens to explore their homeland.
RFS is delighted to provide Palestinian youth an opportunity to discover their roots. We also welcome Quaker Friends of Palestine. We look forward to welcoming you in Ramallah this summer!