Teen Program Elements and Benefits
The Core Elements:
Facing fears and challenges
Overcoming obstacles and experiencing success
The Educational Program
Each element is implemented via a series of values expressed in the marine activity, using the range of sea craft, such as kayaks, SUPs (standup paddle boarding), surfing and windsurfing, sailing and diving.
The connection with the sea and development of expertise in handling small sea-craft instils values and enhances their abilities and skills, with a positive effect on their studies, their national service and their future working careers.
“One of the girls was terrified of the sea. There was no persuading her to overcome this fear. We just waited until she was ready. An hour later, she joined the surfing group, in the water. She did not know that she could handle her fear and enjoy the sea. The bonding I experienced with this group was stronger than any former time.”
– Michal Saidi, Neve Hanna senior staff for 21 years