Nature of Israel: Survival and Navigation Skills (for Families!) – 16/8/22

Tuesday, August 16th: This summer, give your kids time in Israel’s nature AND teach them valuable skills. Join our hike/ workshop, Israel’s Nature: Survival Skills and Navigation for Families! This multi-part journey will take place in a beautiful, quiet woodland in Central Israel.

You’ll start by learning useful natural navigational skills from expert guide and adventurer, Ben Zaltzman. Then, you’ll follow clues through the forest with family-friendly maps in hand – Discover fascinating facts about Israel’s nature (trees, wild edibles, and wildlife) along the way! When your family reaches the base camp, you’ll get to relax with some cold refreshments in a hammock before beginning part two: mud crafts and fire building!

Your kids will learn cool nature skills, then have a chance to bake hot, fresh pita on a taboun before saying goodbye to the Hiking the Holyland nature camp.  Sunset workshop participants will have an opportunity to experience the forest at the most beautiful time of day, when nature comes alive!

This info packed adventure is an experience that the whole family will enjoy. Learn fascinating facts about Israel’s nature and discover how the land’s early pioneers survived and thrived.

Choose from morning workshop (9:00-12:00), afternoon workshop (12:30-15:30), or sunset workshop (16:30-19:30).  Free entry to kids under 3!


Sha'ar HaGai Lookout
Hiking the Holyland Base Camp


Aug 17 2022


8:30 am - 7:30 pm



Advanced Registration Required

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Hiking the Holyland
Hiking the Holyland

Hiking Guides

  • Ben Zaltzman
    Ben Zaltzman

    My name is Ben Zaltzman, I’m a tour guide and a hiker in Israel who leads people on trails around the country. 
    I fell in love with nature at a young age.
    While exploring the wide open spaces of nature, I came to know that it was the place where I belong.
    A question I ask during our journeys is, “What happens to me in nature?”
    I found secret hiking trails, discovered magical corners in the country, and have been guiding others through my experiences.
    The trips I lead are about nature connection, the power of being in nature, and the changing environment.
    I’m an expert at long-distance hikes. I hiked for 6 month along the Pacific Crest Trail in the US, and have gone on lots of other journeys in Israel and abroad.
    Tour guiding course of the ministry of tourism, birdwatching course (Israeli SPN), educational tours (ministry of education), Storytelling, hunter-gatherers life skills, group dynamics leader, tour educator (on Birthright), Nature cure & connection journey.

Nature of Israel: Survival and Navigation Skills (for Families!) – 16/8/22

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