Stories from Camp – Day 5

June 13-18, 2011

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Article 25, Section 1:  “Everyone has the right to a standard of living adequate for the health and well-being of himself and of his family, including food, clothing, housing and medical care and necessary social services, and the right to security in the event of unemployment, sickness, disability, widowhood, old age or other lack of livelihood in circumstances beyond his control.” [from Universal Declaration of Human Rights]

The campers had a wonderful time visiting the Habitat for Humanity Global Village on our last full day of camp. The contrast between the poverty housing and the Habitat Homes was stark and memorable. Most of all, the Global Village helped the campers imagine possibly traveling abroad to do peace work in the future. After touring the Village, we talked with David Snell, from the Fuller Center for Housing, told us stories about his trips to North Korea to develop a Fuller Center housing project there. We ended the day with a Fuller Center service project in a neighborhood near Koinonia and a big pizza dinner!

To start our day on the right to housing and international service, Marilyn brought expired passports from many peacebuilders to show the kids.

Our big field trip of the day was a visit to the Habitat for Humanity Global Village, where the campers were able to visit a replica of poverty housing as well as Habitat houses around the world.

Campers were particularly astonished at how flimsy the poverty housing was.

In each Habitat House (this one from Guatemala), the students were able to stamp their Habitat Passport as if they were visiting each country.

After visiting the houses from all 15 countries (and stamping their passports), the campers completed their "passport" information before eating lunch at the Global Village.

It's almost like an official passport!

After lunch, we met with several people from the Fuller Center, learning about their approach to housing and a project they are developing in North Korea. Then, we went to a local community and helped clean up a playground. Public park space is an essential part of adequate housing!

On the last night of camp, we celebrated with a big pizza dinner!

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