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Program Overview:

The ten-day Discovery Institute located at Camp Allen in Navasota, TX brings together young American, Israeli, and Palestinian teens ages 14-15 years old for foundational leadership development and learning basic peacebuilding knowledge and skills.

Discovery participants have the opportunity to engage in group team-building and self awareness and identity training through a variety of educational activities and approaches.  In addition to group dialogue, workshops, service-projects, and interfaith learning, teens enjoy outdoor activities such as high and low-ropes challenge courses, swimming and horseback riding.
Through the Discovery Institute, participants gain personal awareness of their strengths and weaknesses, leadership and peacebuilding characteristics, as well as an introduction to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Program Location and Dates:

Discovery Institute for 14-15 year olds

July 28 - August 7*

*Middle East Participants return home a day after the conclusion of the the program


Program Flyer:


Check out the program flyer for this summer below in English, Arabic, or Hebrew:

For more information on how to apply to the Service Institute, please visit the Apply page of our website. If you have any questions about this program, please write us an email at
Program Photos:
Horesback riding
Sports friends!
Ethics workshop
Christian worship
2019 Group
Challah bread making
Service-project group
Summer friends!
Ropes course
Journey Banner Project
Low-ropes teamwork
Intro to Judaism
Meal time
Low ropes challenge
Ropes course
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