Camp planning

The Setting: Koinonia Farm

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 »

Categories: 2014 Peacebuilders Camp, Camp planning, Peacebuilding |

Who are the 2014 Peacebuilders?

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 »

Categories: 2014 Peacebuilders Camp, Camp planning, Campers, Quotes |

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 »

Categories: 2013 Peacebuilders Camp, 2013 Session Two (11-12 year olds), Camp planning, Peacebuilding, Quotes |

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 »

Categories: 2013 Peacebuilders Camp, 2013 Session One (13-14 year olds), Camp planning, Campers, Peacebuilding |

2013 Staff Weekend

This weekend the 2013 staff for Peacebuilders Camp gathered at Koinonia Farm to prepare for two weeks of intensive summer camp. We’ve spent our time together planning lessons, grocery shopping, hanging out with Koinonia community members, making posters, familiarizing ourselves with our campers’ background info, and getting our home for the next 2 weeks ready … Continue reading »

Categories: 2013 Peacebuilders Camp, Camp planning |