Name: *
Current Mailing Address: *
Permanent Address (if different from above):
Phone-Home: *
E-mail: *
Phone-Cell/Work: *

Passport Number:
Country of Issue:
Passport-Date of Issue:
 /  / 
Passport-Expiration Date:
 /  / 
Name of contact in case of emergency:
E-mail of contact in case of emergency:
Phone of contact in case of emergency:

Medical and Accident Insurance:  Each volunteer MUST have current medical insurance which is valid in Israel.* Volunteers will not be accepted without proof of insurance, which must be presented upon arrival.


Policy Number:
Insurance-Date of Issue:
 /  / 
Insurance-Date of Expiration:
 /  / 
Confirmation: *

Statement of Health and Insurance Status

I hereby state that I have complete health, accident, and personal possessions (theft and damage) insurance, valid in Israel for the duration of my stay on the excavation. I have been pronounced by my doctor and my insurance program to be medically fit and up to the exertions of manual work in a hot climate. I am aware that should the above statement be untrue, I would have no claim for compensation from the Project, its supporting institutions, director or staff.

Name of Applicant:
 /  / 

Personal History

(Please attach additional sheets if necessary to answer any of the questions.)

Age: *
Gender: *
Occupation/Field of Study:
Do you have any continuing health problems? If yes, describe:
Have you any background and/or field experience in archaeology? If yes, describe:
How did you learn about the Tel Abel Beth Maacah Expedition?

Registration Details and Costs

The excavation takes place from Sunday, June 25 until Friday, July 21, 2017. Non-credit team members must commit to a minimum of two weeks. Credit students must commit to all four weeks.

Please indicate the weeks you wish to participate:

Select: *

* The week runs from Sunday afternoon (room reception from 14:00) until Sunday morning (vacating room by 10:00), a total of 7 nights. Payment is for this entire period, whether you stay the weekend on the kibbutz or not. The last week of the dig has a total of 5 nights, as all participants must depart by 10:00 on Friday morning, July 15.

If you wish to stay on the kibbutz before or after your registered stay, this requires a special request and will be confirmed pending availability. 

I am interested in registering for the Sunday Galilee tours:

estimated cost per tour: $100 (including bus, guide, food, entrance fees)

I will participate in the Academic Program Field School: *

*See details of requirements and registration in the section “Academic Credit Program” 



 Full room and board accommodations at Kibbutz Kefar Szold cost $520 per seven-night week ($460 for returning volunteers); the final week of the dig is five nights and the cost is $370 ($330 for returning volunteers). Every extra night costs $75. There is no refund if the volunteer chooses not stay on the kibbutz over the weekend or chooses to leave earlier than the pre-determined day of departure.

The cost for a double room (two people in a room) is $1470 per seven-night week ($210 per night) and $1050 for the last, five-day week. Please note that there is limited availability of couple rooms.


A deposit of half the cost of your room and board is required upon registration, as follows:








Total cost































Your registration will be finalized only after receipt of your deposit.


1) Payment of the deposit for room and board

A) You may pay with VisaMasterCard or Discover Card using the secure online payment system at Azusa Pacific University. Click on the link that will appear after you press the "Submit" button at the bottom of this application. You will receive an automatic confirmation of payment from the university and a written confirmation of payment from the archaeological project.

B) Alternatively, you may pay with a personal checkcashier's check, or money order. Make the check out to "Azusa Pacific University" and write "Abel Beth Maacah" on the memo line. Mail the deposit to the following address:

 Dr. Robert Mullins
Abel Beth Maacah Excavations 
Department of Biblical Studies 
701 E. Foothill Blvd. 
Azusa, CA91702-7000

You will receive an email confirmation once the check is received and deposited.


2. Payment of the balance for room and board

Following the payment of your deposit, you may pay the remaining balance for room and board either upon arrival at the kibbutz or in advance by using the same online payment system mentioned above; the latter can be done with the link that appears under “2016 Season: Online Balance Payment”. If you wish, you may pay by personal check or cashier's check sent to the address above, or you can hand deliver the payment to the excavation representative when you arrive at the kibbutz. Cash (dollars or shekels) will also be accepted upon arrival at the kibbutz. At that time, you will be given a receipt indicating ‘paid in full’.


3. Payment of the Program Fee for Academic Credit students 

If you are participating in the field school for academic credit you must pay a $280 program fee to the dig in addition to the tuition fee paid to the Rothberg International School. To pay the program fee, you can use the same online payment system above, either in advance or after you arrive at the kibbutz. You can also pay by personal check, cashier's check, or money order sent to the address above, or you may hand deliver your payment to the excavation representative when you arrive at the kibbutz. Cash will also be accepted upon arrival. 


4. Payment of the Field Trips


If you are registered for the field school the two weekend field trips are included in the "program fee". If you are not in the field school, but would still like to join the Sunday tours, you can pay for the one or both field trips on the scheduled day of the trip by cash or personal check to the excavation representative.

Please contact us  if you have any questions concerning the payment process.

5. Refund Policy

·     If for any reason we are forced to cancel your participation, you will receive a full refund.

·     If you do not show up for the excavation on the dates for which you have registered, or decide to withdraw after your arrival, we regret to inform you that no refunds can be given.




Up to April 30


May 1-May 15


May 16-June 4 


June 5-25 (until July 21)



**The room and board prices are for non-Israelis and are exempt from Value Added Tax (V.A.T.). For this reason, the kibbutz B&B office needs a scan or xerox of the photo and information page of your passport, as well as the entry slip given to you by passport control upon your arrival in Israel. Please give these two documents to the kibbutz office for copying upon arrival.      








The deadline for registration is June 5, 2017.

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