By Erica

Alum Spotlight: Edithe Rose Niyogushima

I recently caught up with alum Edithe Rose, who attended camp in 2013. Edithe Rose, now age 15, sat down with me for an interview and reflected on her time at camp, how it affected her, and what she’s been learning since then. Memories From Camp We do so many activities and learn so much … Continue reading »

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La Lucha Sigue – The Struggle Continues

Each day at Peacebuilders Camp is focused on a different human right, and one right we often cover is the right to freedom of thought, conscience, and religion. This summer we decided to call on Father Roy Bourgeois to share about his adventures in following his conscience. Father Roy started School of the Americas Watch … Continue reading »

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Alum Spotlight: ZoraAnn Woodsmall

ZoraAnn attended Peacebuilders Camp in 2014 and lent her voice to many of our discussions of human rights and the struggle for justice. One beautiful part of camp, though, doesn’t happen at camp itself, and that’s the participation of a camper’s home community. Prior to camp, ZoraAnn’s church rallied around her to support her decision … Continue reading »

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Big news! Peacebuilders Camp expands!

Friends of camp, please join us in celebrating our big news! We had such a big response from enthusiastic campers vying for a slot at camp this summer that we decided to take a leap of faith and expand camp to serve more youth. Instead of 12 campers per session, we’re adjusting our plans to … Continue reading »

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Call for CITs! Do you know a 17-year-old interested in peace and justice?

Did you know Peacebuilders Camp has a teen leadership program? It began in 2012 as a way to offer a learning opportunity to an older age group that we weren’t serving with our age 11-14 camp program. Teen leaders can apply to be counselors-in-training (CITs) for the duration of camp. Our CITs join us for … Continue reading »

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Our Human Rights Quiz

Want to test your knowledge about the Universal Declaration of Human Rights? Here’s a quick quiz: True or False? 1) According to the Guinness Book of World Records, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights is the world’s most translated document. Click to see the answer. 2) The committee that wrote the Universal Declaration of Human … Continue reading »

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The long road to camp starts in January

We don’t know much about our campers before they come to us– a little background from paperwork and a few sentences from the registration questionnaire that tell us about a camper’s interests, hobbies, and current knowledge about human rights. Some campers (and the parents or other adults who help them register) are very involved in … Continue reading »

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Reflections on Summer 2014: Why a Summer Camp?

For me social change is a primary motivation, and I work with young people as a form of activism. Some people advocate for public policy changes, some lead demonstrations, others build community to meet needs in their neighborhoods…There are many paths to take toward the same goal, and welcoming young people to join the movement … Continue reading »

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