Your Guide to the Peacebuilders
What to Expect at Camp
A Typical Day at Camp
Each day at camp, our activities are built around the “right of the day,” one of the rights or articles from the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Although there’s really no such thing as a “typical” day at Peacebuilders Camp, each day includes:
- Introducing the right that we’ll be focusing on
- Discussing the day’s right, including identifying what groups are likely to have limited access to that right
- Welcoming a guest speaker or taking a field trip to meet someone who is working to expand access to that right
- Participating in an activity or service project that has to do with that right
- A planned adventure, recreational activities, and/or unstructured free time with options for sports, games, crafts, and hanging out with new friends
Adventures and recreational activities that campers have experienced in the past include whitewater rafting, hiking, paddling, rock climbing, swimming at a pool or lake, and playing Goalball, soccer, Ultimate frisbee, and basketball. Crafts and art activities are always an option during free time, as are board and card games. Campers can also check out Koinonia’s library, take walks around the farm, or enjoy the farm’s playground area.
Peacebuilders Camp happens on a working farm in south Georgia called Koinonia Farm, an intentional community founded in 1942 that has been involved in critical peace and justice work since its inception. From its role as an interracial community during the Civil Rights movement to its history as the birthplace of Habitat for Humanity, Koinonia has been front and center in the struggle for human rights. Community members today continue in that work through sustainable farming, radical hospitality, and more. Campers will have the opportunity to get to know Koinonia community members through shared meals and activities. So many seeds of change have started at Koinonia, and we believe our campers are continuing that legacy.
The Koinonia Farm Jordan House and Fuller House are our homes for the week. Each camper will be assigned at least one roommate in a simple room with twin-sized beds. Both bunkhouses have A/C, bathrooms, and bed linens/towels provided.
Stories from Camp
Peacebuilders Camp history is written in words and preserved in photographs. Check out “Stories from Camp” to read our blogs from campers and staff, peruse camp memories and moments, and find out more about what it means to be a Peacebuilder!