Peacebuilders Camp happens on a working farm in south Georgia called Koinonia Farm, an intentional community founded in 1942 that has been involved in critical peace and justice work since its inception. From its role as an interracial community during the civil rights movement to its history as the birthplace of Habitat for Humanity, Koinonia has been front and center in the struggle for human rights. Community members today continue in that work through sustainable farming, radical hospitality, and more. Campers will have the opportunity to get to know Koinonia community members through shared meals and activities. So many seeds of change have started at Koinonia, and we believe our campers are continuing that legacy.
The Koinonia Farm Jordan House and Fuller House are our homes for the week. Each camper will be assigned at least one roommate in a simple room with twin-sized beds. Both bunkhouses have A/C, bathrooms, and bed linens/towels provided. Here is a video that shows the Guest House accommodations:
Pictures of a room and hallway in the Jordan House:
We serve healthy meals with plenty of options for different tastes. We eat some of our meals in the bunkhouse, and we join in on some of Koinonia’s communal meals. We try to use as much food produced right on the farm as we can, including organic fruits and veggies, grass-fed beef, pastured pork, free-range eggs, and of course Koinonia’s pecans and chocolate pecan bark. Some common meals in the past have included baked potatoes, chili, tacos, and sandwiches. The registration form includes a section where you can indicate your child’s food allergies and dietary needs. We are able to accommodate most needs and will call to discuss with you in advance if your child’s diet is highly specialized.
Here is a video tour of the Dining Hall: