Peace Camp is a day camp for Children and youth ages 5-17. It runs in July for four weeks. Campers begin their day at 9am with a meditation circle and peace education session where they learn about peace heroes and movements from history from different countries. The afternoons are filled with crafts, games and exciting activities, all aimed at teaching peacemaking skills and self confidence. Peace Camp combines the fun of summer with the meaningful pursuit of building peace within the community and in our own lives.
On Saturdays during the school year, children ages 5-10 are invited to become Peace Kids. Peace Kids learn about different cultures and study issues related to justice and peace in the world. Lead by a dedicated staff of Peace Teachers, the kids engage creatively with the concept of peace through music, art, games, writing and other fun activities. Peace Kids also have the opportunity to receive tutoring help from 2-3:30pm, after the regular day's activities are over.
On Saturdays during the school year, youth ages 11-17 are invited to join the Youth Leadership Academy in Peacemaking. In addition to more fully developing their listening and conflict resolution skills, our youth organize community service projects, develop media campaigns and serve as mentors for the younger peace kids. Many of our youth go on to become interns and peace camp counselors.