Kids4Peace camps are part of a six-year, year-round program of interfaith dialogue, leadership development and nonviolent action. Youth from Jerusalem and the neighboring areas of the West Bank meet new friends from North America for a two-week summer program, where they learn about each other’s religious traditions, practice dialogue and conflict resolution, develop skills to be peacemakers and form lasting friendships across the barriers that divide their communities
Sixth-Grade Applications Open
Deadline: February 15th, 2015
Open to 12 year-old girls and boys in North America, from Jewish, Christian & Muslim backgrounds.
Apply to the camp nearest you or email email@example.com for details.
Youth from Israeli & Palestinian families must apply at k4pjerusalem.org (deadline January 1st).
Southeast Regional Camp
July 22 – August 3rd at Camp Kanuga in Hendersonville, NC
Serving youth in Georgia, North Carolina, Cincinnati (OH), Washington, DC.
New England Regional Camp
at Barbara C. Harris Camp in Greenfield, NH and Rock Point School in Burlington, VT
Serving youth in New Hampshire & Vermont
Northwest Regional Camp
August 5 – 17 at Treacy Levine Center, Mount Vernon, WA
Serving youth in Seattle, Bellingham, Denver, Salt Lake City, Toronto and Houston.
Boston Chapter Camp
at Camp Merrowvista
Contact Matt Loper for an application (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Serving youth in metro Boston.
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How are youth chosen?
Local chapters review applications and interview potential campers. Kids4Peace aims for a diversity of participants, with balanced distribution of girls and boys, Muslims, Christians and Jews, from a variety of backgrounds.
Do you provide kosher and halal food?
Yes. Kids4Peace is committed to supporting each camper in his or her religious practice. No pork, alcohol, or shellfish is ever served at camp. Healthy vegetarian options are always available. And Kids4Peace works with each family to ensure that their particular dietary needs are met.
Who are the staff?
Under the direction of a professional camp director, each camp has at least six adult faith advisors (over 21) who provide interfaith education programs, supervise youth participants, and coordinate with campers’ families. These advisors are women and men, Christians, Jews and Muslims. Older teens and young adults serve as counselors-in-training. In addition, host camps may provide specialized staff (lifeguards, ropes course instructors) and cabin counselors. All staff, both paid and volunteer, complete an application, background check, reference check and training in prevention of child sexual abuse and misconduct.