2014 Peacebuilders Camp
From Erica Schoon, Program Director… We have emerged from the woods! My clothes are filthy, my skin is burnt, my eyelids are dropping, but my heart is full. The past three days have been packed full. We’ve learned about the right to healthcare and housing and the right to work and leisure. We’ve done some … Continue reading
Here’s a video we use to introduce the concept of Human Rights to our campers. We thought you might like to watch it!
From Jonah McDonald, co-founder… Do you remember when you got dropped off for camp the first time? It’s scary! New people, new routines, and maybe the first time you were away from your parents. I got to spend the first two days of camp with our group of 11-12 year olds, and I’ve been amazed … Continue reading
From Erica Schoon, Program Director… Staff training weekend continued on Sunday with house preparations, lots of brainstorming, planning lessons, and learning about our incoming campers. We reviewed the week’s schedule with Curriculum Director and co-founder Marilyn McGinnis, who has built the camp curriculum around the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. (This year we’re focusing on … Continue reading
From Erica Schoon, Program Director… Day 3 on the farm for me and time for updates as our summer counseling staff has finally arrived! It’s been a busy few days as we finalize our camp rosters, meet with community partners, run errands, stock a house full of food and supplies for 20 people, decorate, and … Continue reading