Camel Riders

Cam·el car·a·van n

a group of travelers, as merchants or pilgrims, journeying together for safety in passing through deserts, hostile territory, etc.

Yeah you can pretty much say class-field trips just aren’t the same since we moved to the middle east!

The latest adventure in Jr. high was a three day camel trekk.

Mason, our youngest son, is part of a school science program called GAIA  (Global Awareness, Involvement and Action) where they learn about the environment and sustainable work practices.

They headed about 6 hours south to the Eilat mountains for some fun, creative, hands-on learning  about camels and how  perfectly adapted to the desert and arid hot lands in which they live. Eco-friendly camel trekking methods, preserving the beauty of the region were observed on the trekk …….all this while following the same route as the ancient Nabatean merchants on the spice route in the southern Negev.

This is their second overnight trip to the desert. Eric has parent volunteered on both trips which provide great bonding time for dad and son and gives mom a piece of mind too! 🙂

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