Many of our 2020 camp experiences have been postponed due to the Covid-19 virus. We look forward to continue the gatherings when it is safe to do so. Please check our website or subscribe to our newsletter for the latest updates. We commend the efforts by so many of us to limit the spread of the virus and send deep thanks to the healthcare workers across the globe taking care of those most affected. We see our work of bringing balance back to ecosystems as more important than ever. Our team is busy building our organizational capacity during this time so that we can share the message of regenerative land management even further. We are grateful for your support and look forward to seeing you at camp in the future.

Sinai Peninsula, Egypt

Camp Habiba Community combines education and work in permaculture and restoration of the natural system with a very pleasant place to stay. 

Camp Habiba Community is a beach-front resort/permaculture training centre with plenty of opportunity to relax next to working with the local farmers on ecosystem restoration and on strengthening regenerative agricultural techniques in the region. 

Camp Habiba aims to help local communities introduce regenerative agricultural techniques, stop erosion and further desertification, and rebuild livelihoods based on healthy ecosystem in the Southern Sinai region. 

Camp Habiba Community can host 25 to 30 long-term campers (cost of living then covered) or short term campers who will have to pay a fee for their stay to help cover costs. 

What to expect at Camp Habiba Community

Expect to work with local farmers using permaculture techniques. Expect to work with local communities to restore a healthy hydrology of the region. Expect to be able to relax in the fine beaches of Habiba Community. Expect to come and learn about ecosystem restoration!

Next camper experience

Camp Habiba Community is inviting campers to join them in the beautiful Sinai Peninsula to participate in regreening the desert!

There are no set dates so you can arrive on any day, but a minimum stay of two weeks is required. 

Download the Camp Handbook to learn ore about Habiba Community, and view the Camp Schedule to get an idea of the enriching cultural, learning and restoration activities you can look forward to during your stay your stay!

To book or find out more, complete the application form on this page.

Vision and Socio-economic context

Camp Habiba Community wants to help build a strong and healthy community in the Southern Sinaii Region in Egypt. Climate change has reduced the rainfall significantly, reducing the ability of local nomadic peoples from maintaining the livestock. Through restoration of this region, together with the other efforts underway to restore ecosystems in the Sinaii desert, Habiba Community as our first camp in the region will support efforts to reverse the current trends resulting in more droughts and further desertification.

To enquire about long term volunteer opportunities at Camp Habiba Community contact

Established camp

Organizing Partners

Luxurious campsite
Advanced sanitation
Cellphone network
Children’s play facilities
Full kitchen

Restoration Activities

Water retention
Tree planting
Food growing
Soil building
Erosion prevention
Community building
Restoration of livelihoods
Restoration holidays

Latest News from the Camp

How to apply

Please complete the form below to express your interest in joining the team at Camp Habiba Community.

What you must do to ensure your own safety at an Ecosystem Restoration Camp

Your safety is very important to us. Most camps are in locations that are completely safe for you to travel to. Some camps are in locations where there is civil unrest, higher levels of crime, or in areas where there could be severe nature events (earthquakes, tornados, vulcanic eruptions). We strongly advise you to check with your national authority’s travel advisory service to see if there are specific travel advisories for the region you are travelling to. We strongly advise you to comply with that travel advisory. If there is a negative travel advisory for the area you plan to go to, we want to impress on you that it is your decision to not heed the warnings and go. ERC can then not be liable in that situation if something happens to you.

Work at camps is usually safe. The camp coordinators make your safety their highest priority too. But you will be working with tools and sometimes even (heavy) machinery. Sometimes the terrain can be slightly treacherous. Heat or cold can become a problem for people at work that do not take the necessary measures to prevent injury from weather conditions. Especially in remote locations, all people at an Ecosystem Restoration Camp will need to watch out for eachother’s safety. For this reason we ask you to also sign our Code of Conduct, through which you commit to contributing to a safe environment at camps for all that are there with you. Take yours and all other camper’s safety seriously! Together, while watching over eachother, we can restore our ecosystems safely and successfully.

Contact us:

Stichting Ecosystem Restoration Foundation /
Ecosystem Restoration Camps 2020

Wechelerweg 37
7431 PD Diepenveen
The Netherlands

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