Today’s long day started out with a short drive to an ice cream store (the best and biggest milk production in all of Israel) to rejuvenate everybody’s energy before a long day of activities. Once we were on the bus we traveled to Eilat. The ride was super scenic with mountains on either side, one side Israel, and the other Jordan.
Then Eilat and the Red Sea came into view. Despite being named the Red Sea, the Red Sea was actually really blue. The kids then got dressed into bathing suits and dove into the refreshing water. Many kids went snorkeling to see the tropical fish. The Red Sea is the most biologically diverse area of the Middle East. Once the kids were out of the water and tired of being in the sun we quickly took a group photo and then headed back to the bus to tackle the ropes course.
The campers were lined up and got their harnesses on and then learned a few safety rules before getting up high on the ropes. The activity took what little energy the campers had left and made our hands a little raw, but overall it was a fun way to end the day. After the activities the kids had burgers for dinner and then a nighttime drive back to the Kibbutz. It was a tiring but fun day for all.