German-Israeli Youth Summer Camp

The 15-day summer camp in Berlin and Jerusalem this year is entitled: Dig, research, build bridges – an adventure in archaeology and German-Israeli relations. What does an archaeological dig have to do with history and society? Experience history being rewritten: we invite you to join us on a unique trail through Berlin and Jerusalem.

Ten German and ten Israeli young people will spend two weeks together. Make friends, discover exciting cities and go on exciting excursions to digs and memorial sites. In addition to the work on digs, we will meet archaeology experts to learn about both various facets of history and German-Israeli relations. The exchange between young Germans and Israelis is a particularly valuable and provides plenty of scope for individual family histories and exciting conversations with each other.

First, we meet in Berlin (24-31 July 2017) and learn about methods and practices in archaeology. Then we continue after the summer camp in Jerusalem (31 July to 7 August 2017) and consider historical investigation as a conflict issue. A visual presentation to capture all the exciting adventures and encounters is planned. Whether it’s on Instagram, Snapchat or Facebook, that’s up to you.

Archaeology as an opportunity for international and intercultural understanding? Try it!

You will be accompanied by a 4-person team of two Germans and two Israelis. All the team members have a long relationship with ARSP and will be available in Berlin and Jerusalem to share their local and cultural knowledge with you.

We look forward to your application!

  • Type: German Israeli summer camp
  • Work: We are looking for participants who enjoy exploring historical and current issues and are interested in archaeology, workshops and creating a creative documentary of the summer camp.
  • Group: We expect 10 German and 10 Israeli participants between 16 and 19 years of age.
  • Camp language: English
  • Accommodation: Naturfreundehaus Hermsdorfer Fließtal (Berlin) and Beit Ben Yehuda (Jerusalem)
  • Participant contribution: Participation €450 (including flights, accommodation, programme and meals). Cover your own costs of travelling to and from the airport in Berlin/Tel Aviv.
  • Information about the project: ARSP Israel Office, email:, telephone: +49 (0)30 28395-188
The German-Israeli Youth Summer Camp


  • Date: 24.07.-07.08.2017
  • Type: German Israeli summer camp
  • Work: Thematic engagement
  • Group: 10 German and 10 Israeli participants between 16 and 19 years of age.
  • Camp language: English
  • Extras: Letter of motivation is requested