2013 Session One (13-14 year olds)

Peacemakers of the Future!

Our final day with this group has come and gone. We’ve seen friendships grow up between campers during the week, and it was sad to see them part ways. It’s also hard not knowing if I’ll hear from some of these teens again in the future. I know the whole staff will be wondering how … Continue reading »

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Peacemaking Around the World

Housing day is one of my favorite days of our curriculum. It was our last full day of camp with the 13-14 year old group, and we focused most of the day on the right to housing. We spent the morning doing a service project with the Fuller Center for Housing helping repair a porch … Continue reading »

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Exercise your Right to Rest & Leisure!

Today was our big day off campus. We woke up early to pack sack lunches and get on the way to Ellenton to visit the health clinic. The focus for the day was the right to medical care and the right to rest and leisure. At the clinic we split into two groups. The first … Continue reading »

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Hard Work and Fair Pay

It was a beautiful, cool morning for working on the farm. A Koinonia intern led us into the blueberry bushes, where we worked for an hour with a total of 37.3 pounds of blueberries picked. (No report on how many pounds were eaten.) With the challenges of farm work fresh in our minds, we headed … Continue reading »

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Nonviolence, war, and conscience

What a full day! We focused on the freedom of thought, conscience, and religion. Advisory board member Jeremy Foreman joined us in the morning and led a workshop on Kingian Nonviolence. Campers revisited the different types of conflict throughout the day and deepened their understanding of the concepts through historical examples and team building exercises. … Continue reading »

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Day one, session one – Peacemakers!

Today was a day full of introductions and orientations. Campers finally arrived and impressed us all day with how quickly they were meshing as a team. They got acquainted with the Koinonia community, took a tour of the farm and learned about its history, heard stories of peacebuilders, got introduced to the UN Declaration of … Continue reading »

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What is one way you’d like to see the world change?

Our staff training weekend has come to a close, and it’s been such a wonderful time of connection with Koinonia Farm and with our team. Marilyn and I have enjoyed finally getting to know this year’s all star staff in person: counselors Quinton from Albany and Sarah from Atlanta and our Counselor-in-Training (CIT) Michelle from … Continue reading »

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