The Negev Desert in Action Multipurpose Sports Complex Nitzana Rural Educational Community Nitzana Rural Educational Community Originally established in 1987 as an educational community by Arie (Lova) Eliav.
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Nitzana plays a major role in attracting young people to the Negev and strengthening this national priority region:
Thousands of Israeli and Jewish students worldwide participate in the Negev Desert Seminars.
Tens of thousands of Israeli children and tourists learn about sustainable living at the unique Solar Park and Recycling Center.
Hundreds of new immigrants from the FSU and Ethiopia learn Hebrew and prepare for higher education.
Avid sports men and women from Israel and the world over train at Nitzana.A Pearl in the Desert
Schools, youth movements, soldiers, students on long and short-term programs in Israel, and visitors from all over the world take part in Nitzana’s educational sports activities:
2. Negev Desert Seminars – experiencing the desert through hiking, mountain climbing, bike riding and rappelling
3. Orienteering – navigating from one place to another while discovering the unique desert environment.
International Orienteering competition – participants from Israel, Europe and South America
National Chanukah Health Run
Israel’s Duathlon Championship – running and bicycle riding
Triathlon Training Center – running, bicycle riding and swimming
International long distance biking competitions
Iron Man CompetitionNational and International Sports Events
-- Gives these children a new lease on life
-- Builds confidence after their long hospital stay
-- Helps them to regain their mobile skills
-- Provides the chance to meet and interact with other children who are in the same situation
-- Gives them motivation and renewed energy to heal.
There is no indoor sports center at Nitzana. This greatly limits the sports program.
A new Multipurpose Sports Complex will give Nitzana the opportunity to expand its successful sports program. It will enable to train all day long in desert conditions
With complete handicapped accessibility, the Sports Complex will provide enhanced activities for healing youth, and for physically challenged people.
The Sports Complex will also serve as an auditorium, hosting Village and regional events.
A New Sports Complex will play a major role in the growth of Nitzana and the development of the Negev.Advancing Our Sports Program