Peace Camp: Practicing Love & Justice with Our Children
Date July 22-26
4-12 years old (Child must be toilet trained)
Peace Camp is a summer week-long day camp that is an alternative to the typical Vacation Bible School (VBS) model offered by many churches. This camp will focus on issues of peacemaking and justice for our children, using age appropriate stories and activities to invite the children into the work of justice.
We will focus on cultivating deep love in our children; we hope to make that word a little less cuddly and more full of courage. And we will work to develop a sense of curiosity in our children, so that they may be open to exploring themselves, their neighbor, and the world around them with wonder and respect. We are still developing our curriculum, but will likely explore stories and issues that range from environmental justice to racism to gender/sexuality. We have some excellent teachers and community volunteers who are thinking critically about how to engage young people in these topics in a way that is accessible and age appropriate.
Evergreen Presbyterian Church is a Christian faith community, and we seek to include the voices of other faith traditions in this curriculum. We are an open and affirming congregation that welcomes and affirms the beauty and contributions of all people regardless of race, gender identity, sexuality, physical ability, financial means, or your religious/spiritual background.
Finally, this is our first year launching this camp, and we have been energized and empowered by the enthusiasm and support of our surrounding community. We hope that as a parent you would be engaged in the development of this curriculum and this concept as we work to make this camp a sustained offering within our community in years to come.
Welcome to Peace Camp!
Limited spots available sign up today!