Dear Peace Camp Families & Leaders,
Thanks for sharing a fun and inspiring week of peace making together. It was a pleasure making new friends and getting to know familiar ones even better! It is not to early to think about next year’s peace camp. Reserve the dates for Monday, June 13-Friday, June 17, 2016.
And if you believe in this work of helping our children to bring peace principles into their lives and communities then why wait until next June!?! Let me know if you would like to participate in our San Jose Kids for Peace chapter.
Have a wonderful summer!
Blessings of peace to us all!
Our theme today was kindness. Campers heard the story the Kindness Quilt and made their own kindness quilt panels that showed what kindness meant to them.
We then went on our first field trip to the Children’s Discovery Museum. We took the light rail which was fun and then we had lunch out on Discovery Meadow, played some games and headed into the museum where delight and laughter reigned supreme!
Today’s Peace Camp was brought to you by the letter “P.” Our theme was to use our words to speak in a kind way. We had a great time in our tribe groups hearing stories and talking about what empties or fills our buckets. What are the words and actions that do it? Campers even decorated their own bucket! Here are photos of the children in their small groups (tribes) and playing in St. James Park.
We have set the dates for the next Peace Camp!
Peace Camp will take place June 15-19, 2015.
Yours in peacemaking,
Geoff Rimositis, camp director
Here are photos from the last day of Peace Camp 2014:
Above: Lisa leading opening circle, talking with the campers about dealing with emotions.
Above: Geoff leading the campers in one last peaceful labyrinth walk.
Above: Katherine in the pool with campers.
Above: More fun in the pool.
Above: Esther leading “The MOSAIC Theme Song” at closing circle.
Above: All the campers and C.I.T.s and staff for Peace Camp 2014 — holding up peace signs behind the heads of others!
(I’m missing the campers and C.I.T.s already, and I can’t wait until next year’s Peace Camp! — Dan, your camp photographer)