Smyrna UCC Peace Camp

A week-long summer evening camp for the children of the community


Peace Camp

Peace Camp is a multicultural camp with the mission to provide a fun, educational environment
in which children can learn messages and practices of nonviolence and peacemaking. Each year the theme changes.  In 2018, our theme was “Let Peace Begin with Me,”.  We have lessons, music, yoga and art each evening.

 

 

Children will learn about the practice of peacemaking, by learning practical techniques to deal with conflict and violence in around them. These techniques for peacemaking include nonviolent conflict resolution, physical and mental practices such as mindfulness and yoga, the arts, nature studies, and media literacy.

 

These experiences will be developmentally appropriate for the ages and will model a deep respect for cultural, social and religious diversity.

 

We celebrate that our children are nurtured by any traditions and welcome this opportunity to learn from each other in order to create a more peaceful and tolerant world, where everyone feels like they have a sense of belonging.

 

Peace Camp is held at Smyrna United Church of Christ, 31119 S. Canby-Marquam Highway (Highway 170), Canby, Oregon 97013

Information and Registration Forms

Our next Peace Camp will be on August 19-23, 2019 from 9 to noon.  It will be held at Smyrna UCC.

 

Peace Camp is for all students in Kindergarten through 6th Grade. Older students are invited to come and help. Stay tuned for more news about this event.

 

Information sheets and registration forms will be available here, mid-summer 2019.

Photos from 2018 Peace Camp