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Sinai Peninsula, Egypt

Next experience at Habiba Community

Winter Camp: 1 - 15 December 2022

Join us in the beautiful Sinai Peninsula for an educational programme in environmental restoration along with regenerative practices for personal health and well-being. Camp Habiba Community combines the perfect place for learning permaculture practices and restoration of the natural system, with an idyllic stay at the Habiba Beach Lodge overlooking the Gulf of Aqaba on the Red Sea. Highlights of the two-week programme include learning composting techniques, mulching and waste management, swale planting, understanding irrigation systems, rammed earth building, and making Bedouin bread! You’ll enjoy activities with the children at the learning centre, visit mangrove forests, meet with the Bedouin community and learn about their history, and visit nearby Sharm El Sheikh. There will also be time for nutritional guidance, fitness and relaxation. With so much to look forward to, book now to secure your place!

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This 14 day experience includes:

* Shared accommodation in a Beach Lodge room (sleeps 2 – 3 people) with en suite bathroom and air conditioning

* 3 meals a day and tea/coffee at breaks

* Guided tours to local attractions

The cost excludes transport to or from the airport or port. Please email the camp to arrange this directly.

About Camp Habiba Community

Habiba Community joined Ecosystem Restoration Camp in 2019 with the aim of aligning their visions and missions to encourage the practice of regenerative sustainable development model in the South Sinai region.

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, as well as work 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 local livelihoods based on healthy ecosystems. 

Camp Habiba Community is committed to create balance in the Bedouin life in Sinai through creating an alternative method based on interdisciplinary approach to raise the community’s social awareness toward the environment, agriculture and responsible tourism.

Camper opportunities

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 at almost any time of the year, but a minimum stay of two weeks is required. 

Here are some of the enriching restoration and cultural activities you can look forward to during your stay:

  • Soil rebuilding
  • Composting
  • Pest management
  • Irrigation management
  • Transplanting
  • Crop maintenance
  • Harvesting
  • Intercropping planting
  • Seed collection of native plants
  • Mulching
  • Experimental M&E
  • Community building
  • Local farming history
  • Bedouin history
  • Female empowerment
  • Responsible tourism

Download the Camp Handbook to learn more about Habiba Community.  

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!

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. See handbook for costs.

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

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Basic 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
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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

Joppelaan 77
7215 AD Joppe
The Netherlands

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