Happy holidays… in the Israeli desert

Just returned from our winter-break/ holiday expedition. A short 5 day hike through the Israeli Arava region, amidst the mild Mediterranean winter. The group I led was compact and tight, with three staff and three teens. We love the one-on-one ratio and intensity, as we weave in and out of involvement, allowing our teens some independent time together as a team. In such small groups, there are fewer chances to fall back and not contribute to the food and shelter preparations. Aaron, our youngest, at the age of 14, was allowed a little…Read more