Go Palestine takes pride in its experienced staff who are focused on a safe and fun-filled summer experience.
Go Palestine has 5 summer camp counselors on our staff, both men and women . They are mature with an average age of 24, yet fun loving leaders. It is important our staff protects the campers health and safety, which is non-negotiable. Equally important is for the counselors to open the doors of cultural understanding in a summer camp setting.
Suzi Hamdan serves as Director of Go Palestine. She was a counselor for the program for the past three years. She has been with the Ramallah Friends School since 2012. Suzi's aim is for parents to send their children to Go Palestine because it is a unique and gratifying experience where kids can learn to be independent, make new friends and connect to Palestine through a variety of fun and educational activities. She is excited to share in this experience and make it valuable and memorable for everyone involved.
Walid is a proud Go Palestine alum (2011), and a current student at Earlham College’s School of Religion in Richmond, IN where he is pursuing an MA in Religion focused on Peace and Justice. Walid graduated from Guilford College in 2016 with a B.S in Business Administration, and is also an RFS grad. Go Palestine has had a profound influence on Walid, and he is looking froward to share that very same transformative experience he had at Go Palestine with all our future campers.
Adrian came to the Ramallah Friends School with an extensive background in international education, having served in school leadership positions in Australia, New Zealand, Tanzania, Thailand, Kazakhstan, Vietnam, and India. He has depth of experience with the International Baccalaureate and a masters-level specialization in teacher assessment and school leadership. He has professional expertise in management of large multi-campus schools.
James “Biff” Houldin
Program advisor and staff instructor, has enjoyed being part of the development of Go Palestine for the past 7 years. As the owner and director for 35 years of summer camps and travel programs for teenagers, it is a privilege to lend my experience to make Go Palestine a meaningful, safe and well organized summer camp.
A designer and builder of solar and energy efficient homes, Quaker for 40 year serving in prison ministry, Habitat for Humanity and a supporter and participant in the Ramallah Friends Meeting and the Israeli- Palestinian village of Wahat al Salam/Neve Shalom