I12 – Youth Course
05 July – 12 July, 2012
A course of Learning and Encounter for Young People
The St. George’s College Jerusalem YOUTH COURSE is held once a year and lasts 9 days. The young people on the course are normally between 16 – 18 years of age, although the range is sometimes wider. Palestinian, Jordanian, American, and European teenagers have taken part. The course focuses on providing an encounter with the Holy Land and its people through Bible studies in the College lecture room at sites; visits to major archaeological and holy sites with introductions to the history and traditions associated with the places; and meetings with local Palestinian youth. There is also a significant ‘physical’ side to this course: a hike up Mount Tabor, when the course is spending time in Galilee; hikes at Gamla, and at Masada are also sometimes included; floating on the Dead Sea, and swimming at one of the main swimming venues in the land. All of these activities enable participants to learn a great deal about the city of Jerusalem and the land at the time of Jesus and today. A major part of the course is getting to know other teenagers and learning something of the different cultural perspectives represented. Participants worship, pray and sing together as they travel the Holy Land.
Thursday, 05 July – Thursday, 12 July
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