2013 Session Two (11-12 year olds)

Packing, goal-setting, and closing ceremony

The last day of camp is always bittersweet. Today was especially hectic, though, because those bittersweet closing activities were quickly followed by a whirlwind of cleaning up and packing. For our small camp, the close of the second session means the end of 2013’s Peacebuilders Camp and the end of my summertime on the farm. … Continue reading »

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Peacebuilding is…Service…Global Travel…Art…

Today was a long day and late night. On our last full day at camp, we looked at the same “right to an adequate standard of living” that framed our health care discussion yesterday but shifted our focus to talking about the importance of decent housing. We began the day with a service project with … Continue reading »

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Campers Visit Perry Wellness Center

As you saw in our last blog post, we visited the Perry Wellness Center when we were learning about the right to adequate healthcare. Well, the folks at Perry Wellness Center were so excited about our visit, they wrote about it on their blog. Here’s the link: Perry Wellness Center: The Peer Post

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How does health care justice influence peace?

Today we talked about the right to medical care and what it looks like when people do and do not have that right protected. We started the morning with a discussion of health disparities. A few campers volunteered to tell a story of a time they needed health care. A counselor wrote down many of … Continue reading »

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Freedom of Conscience

Today campers focused on the freedom of thought, conscience, and religion. We paid a visit to Andersonville National Historic Site, which was the site of a terrible open field prison during the Civil War. During that time both sides of the war would swap POWs…until the Union started allowing black men to serve as soldiers. … Continue reading »

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Day Two: Who are the Peacemakers you know?

Day 2! We jumped right in helping Koinonians pick blueberries this morning. Peacebuilders Camp hit the scales with 41.4 pounds of blueberries picked! Thinking about the challenges of farm work, we went right into a discussion of our human rights article for the day–the right to work and to get paid fairly. Campers demonstrated an … Continue reading »

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Session Two of 2013 Peacebuilders Camp Begins!

I’m sitting in the kitchen eating blueberries, feeling the breeze from the window (have I mentioned we don’t have A/C?), listening to the crickets and frogs, and enjoying the sweet silence of campers who have finally gone to sleep. The counseling staff today started out tired from such a sleep deficit, but by the end … Continue reading »

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Preparing for our next group of world-changers!

This weekend we’ve only had 1 day to do the preparation work we had about 3 days to do before the first session, so we’ve been running around busy. As I look over campers’ information, I’m struck by how different they all are. We work really hard to make sure we have campers in each … Continue reading »

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