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Jothorona Q & A

Palestinian Youth Diaspora Program

Who is the camp for?
The program is for young men and women in the Palestinian diaspora aged 16-25.

How much does it cost?
The total program costs $590.

What does it include?
The cost includes overnights (1 in Jerusalem, 3 in Bethlehem and 5 in a scout camp). It also includes all tours, and all meals except for on free days.

What do I need to bring?
You should bring a sleeping bag to use at the scout camp. Be sure to bring a hat and clothes suitable for very hot weather. Also bring mosquito repellent and all of your required medication.

What is the scout camp like?
The scout camp is in Beit Sahour, near Bethlehem. You will sleep in tents so be sure to bring your own sleeping bags. There will be shower facilities made available.

How will we meet?
On the day of your arrival (June 13th) you should transfer to Jerusalem via shared taxi for our meeting. In all cities there are plenty of ATMs with which you can change money.

What will the weather be like?
The weather in June will be hot and dry - likely between 25 and 35 degrees Celsius. You should be drinking a minimum of 3 liters of water a day, especially when we are outside hiking.

Which cities will we visit?
You will visit Bethlehem, Jerusalem, Hebron, Jenin, Nablus and Jericho. You will also visit some villages, like Battir, and historical areas like Mar Saba.

Practical Information:
You should be sure you have health insurance that will cover you in Palestine. You should have a passport valid for at least six months. Be sure to alert your credit card company that you will be in the Palestinian Territories.