Peace Camp by Ana page
Peace Camp is an alternative day camp experience which fosters an understanding of peace, justice, and environmental awareness through an anti-bias perspective appropriate to the needs of the children and youth involved. Campers learn tools to help create a cohesive social community; respect for self, others, and the environment are explored and practiced through the development of concepts. The Peace Camp program weaves together activities which promote the knowledge, attitudes, and skills necessary to advocate for a peaceful world, all while having fun and making friends. The issues which arise from the camp community itself are developed and integrated into the program. Our Staff and Youth Leaders bring to the table a variety of backgrounds and experiences, each with a passion for making the world a better place. By learning to use the diverse skills, traits and qualities of each person, we have developed Peace Camp into a life-changing experience for campers, youth leaders, staff, parents, and the community.
On the journey for social justice advocacy, the Peace Camp community strives to inspire local and global change. We have planted trees, provided clothing and support for homeless children, and cleaned up natural environments. Peace Camp is truly an experience unlike any other, one in which campers and youth leaders alike are able to explore their own passions to become an activist for change and make the world a better place.
Orange County Peace Camp 2015
Orange County Peace Camp celebrated its 22nd year at Irvine Regional Park in Orange, CA. Our theme was "Celebrate Social Diversity". We had our largest camp of 85 campers, youth leaders, and staff. Our annual service project included raising money to have children participate from a local temporary family shelter. Our activities included persona dolls with deep discussion, stereotypical card games, cooperative games, and learning intensive communication skills with tools like talking sticks. If you would like to learn more information about Orange County Peace Camp, please visit our website at www.ocpeacecamp.com
If you would like to learn more information about Orange County Peace Camp, please visit our website at www.ocpeacecamp.com
Peace Camp in Altadena by Laura Hyatt
In 2015, we had our 2nd annual Peace Camp of the Foothills in Altadena, California. Taking place over two weeks, 85 children ages 5-15 participated as either campers, student leaders, or leaders-in-training. Together, we focused on daily themes: We Are All Connected, A Peace Within, Peace With Others, Peace in Nature, and Peace in the World. We created finger labyrinths, mindfulness boxes, gratitude rocks, and talking sticks. We saw and performed in skits designed to teach empathy, compassion, and social justice. Youth leaders participated in role-playing games, discussed conflict-resolution strategies, and made decisions by consensus. As a gift to Aveson, an elementary school in Altadena, we had a labyrinth painted on the playground for teachers and students to use to teach peace and awareness throughout the school year. It was an incredible learning experience for staff and students alike. To view more pictures of our camp, please visit our shutterfly site, https://peacecampofthefoothills.shutterfly.com. Peace Camp of the Foothills is a child of Orange County Peace Camp. Branching out to a new community, the core camp curriculum is the same and the ideals, philosophy, and goals are aligned. We hope to support the growth of peace camps anywhere and everywhere! .