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Active Science Camp – Deciphering the Desert

This is a unique two-day desert adventure during which students are exposed to fascinating and extraordinary scientific topics through hands-on activities that help them develop a variety of skills

This exciting, two-day desert excursion takes place at Masada and focuses on scientific activities related to the siege of Masada. Participants sleep in tents, prepare their own meals, and experience the challenges of the great outdoors.

Activities are held in small groups of up to 10 students each, during which participants are encouraged to develop their scientific skills through problem-solving and teamwork. The activities are diverse, integrating theory and demonstration: Students build a product or a model demonstrating a scientific principle, such as catapults, applying knowledge in physics and chemistry to create light sources, applying mechanical principles for various uses, and more.

The camps are conducted as part of a collaboration between the school’s educational team and the scientific team at the Davidson Institute of Science Education. The educational team undergoes a short training seminar on the topics on which the camp focuses, and receives the full support of the scientific team.



Middle and high school students.


Camps are usually held between April and September, providing a minimal number of 40 participants apply.





550 NIS per student


Registration is performed by teachers and school principals. For more information, please email


More about the program

The program caters to all students and is tailored to participants’ age groups, scientific background, etc. It can serve both as a means to encourage high-achieving students to choose and persist in scientific studies, and to empower students with unmet potential.

For more information, visit the Hebrew site

Team Members

Program Director: Tamar Levy

For more information: +972-8-9378300

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