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September 11, 2018

Peace Action Conference

Kids4Peace Vermont and New Hampshire’s Summer Peace Action Conference took place on the beautiful Dartmouth College campus in Hanover, NH this year. Youth arrived to the grand community room of the Dartmouth United Church of Christ, where we were welcomed by the associate pastor Rob Grabil. This unique conference gathered…
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BlogVermont
August 11, 2016

GLOBAL INSTITUTE TEENS IN VERMONT | Imagine the Unimaginable

Imagine the Unimaginable By Diane Davis “Unimaginable” was my foremost thought as I listened to the young Jewish, Christian, and Muslim teenagers from Kids4Peace (www.k4p.org) during the Williston Federated Church August 7 worship service.  They were alumni of previous K4P camps in Jerusalem and Vermont chapters and had just returned…
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May 11, 2016

Walk4Peace in Burlington June 2nd

Join us June 5th at 2pm Your donations support the Kids4Peace Vermont Summer Camp for youth from the USA. Come Walk4Peace Come support Kids4Peace and walk up and down Church Street. Pledge in honor of friends and family if you like. All funds raised will help to put on our…
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April 19, 2016

Exploring Emotions: Vermont/New Hampshire Spring Retreat

by Nancy Stone Our Spring over-night retreat took place April 16-17 at sisters Lola and Zelda’s spacious home in New Hampshire with 15 alumni and adults attending.  Our first activity was lessons in Arabic. Then, divided into two groups, we were told to create skits using only Arabic, adding new…
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BlogHome PageNew HampshireSeattleVermont
April 14, 2016

May Marathons4Peace

    Peacebuilding is a marathon. Our brave young peacebuilders in Jerusalem and the United States spend six years in Kids4Peace, building the skills and community they need to help heal our divided societies. This May, two Kids4Peace staff members will be running literal marathons to raise money for this…
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February 10, 2016

A weekend seminar with K4P NH/VT

by Nancy, K4P NH/VT Art Teacher Many Vermont and New Hampshire campers, counselors and staff members of the three faiths met for an over-night retreat the last weekend of January. It was great to meet everybody, whether we shared common memories or made new ones with alumni from different first and second-year…
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November 30, 2015

Kids4Peace NH/VT Reunite

by Nancy Stone, K4P NH/VY  Vermont and New Hampshire kids and parents of recent Kids4Peace local and national camps met Saturday November 21st for a much anticipated reunion.  Though some of us keep in touch via social media, it’s so much better to meet in person as we play outdoor…
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September 1, 2015

We can do it better, we can live together…Kids 4 Peace!

We were so fortunate to have campers from all three levels of K4P VT/NH: Will was from this summer, Shoshana and Aaron were from the continuation 2nd year camp and Lana was from Leadership camp.  The campers read teachings from their faiths while Nancy and Areej led other parts of…
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BlogCampNew HampshireVermont
August 20, 2015

Camp 2015: Being a peacemaker

by Selina, Counselor/Social Media Coordinator The morning started off with mindfulness, a chance to “open your heart” as Itai, a Jewish camper from Jerusalem put it. The group practiced paying attention to their breath, inaudibly counting each intake and release, staying still and silent for a whole five minutes. Transitioning over to dialogue,…
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BlogCampNew HampshireVermont
August 19, 2015

Camp 2015: Crossing the line

by Selina, Counselor/Social Media Coordinator A puzzling picture was presented to the kids when they arrived at dialogue. Some saw an elderly woman, while others found a young woman’s face. After some discussion and lots of explaining, most people were able to see both, but then had the confusing experience of switching back…
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August 18, 2015

Camp 2015: Word of the day: Empathy

by Selina, Counselor/Social Media Coordinator The word of the day was empathizing, which one Muslim camper from Jerusalem, Qais, defined as “feeling somebody else’s pain”. Sarah, who was leading the discussion talked about how when we show empathy, we support the other person. The kids then split into groups, writing down stories…
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BlogCampNew HampshireVermont
August 17, 2015

Reaching new heights

by Selina, Counselor/Social Media Coordinator Mixing things up a bit, Monday was ropes course day! After a few big activities with everyone, the campers went into smaller groups to play cooperative games and meet their ropes course facilitators. Eventually everyone headed off to the woods, working with the low ropes, logs, swings, and…
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August 16, 2015

Camp 2015: Church, Ice Cream, and a Test of Tenacity

by Selina, Counselor/Social Media Coordinator The day started early, finishing up packing before breakfast and getting dressed for church. It was a struggle to get all the luggage packed into the bus, but somehow everybody and everything made it in time to the Cathedral. Bishop Tom, a well-known face from the previous…
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BlogCampNew HampshireVermont
August 14, 2015

Camp 2015: Filling up in NH/VT

by Selina, Counselor/Social Media Coordinator The second full day of camp started off learning how to ask for a translation. Sarah, the dialogue facilitator, and Chelsea, the interfaith advisor, demonstrated with a little bit of frantic Spanish. In the next activity, kids stepped into the circle, telling the group something about themselves, sometimes…
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BlogCampVermont
August 11, 2015

Counselor Prep in Vermont

 by Selina, Counselor/Social Media Coordinator, K4P NH/VT camp Monday, August 10th was a full day of working hard and building group moral for the VT/NH staff. Individuals had trickled in throughout the previous day, including a big van from Boston bringing the Jerusalem Counselors and one of our lovely cooks…
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New HampshireVermont
July 13, 2015

New Hampshire & Vermont – Counselors & Staff 2015

NEW HAMPSHIRE & VERMONT - COUNSELORS & STAFF 2015 USA - STAFF Jeff Mandell (Camp Director) Jeff is the North East Regional Director of Kids4Peace and Camp Director for Vermont and New Hampshire.  This is his third summer with Kids4Peace. He has traveled to over 20 countries including living in…
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November 15, 2014

Vermont Kids4Peace Gala!

Vermont held its first Kids4Peace Gala on November 9th at Shelburne Farm's historic Coach Barn.  One hundred Vermont & New Hampshire campers, families, community members, staff, and camper alumni came together for a reunion, fund-raiser and celebration of peace-making. Rabbi Joshua Chasan and Bishop Thomas Ely reflected on the first…
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StoriesVermont
July 11, 2014

Maddie | Close Friends

 That’s what I love about K4P: I get an inside look into what others believe is the way to start solving problems and becoming peacemakers. As a high school junior living in Waterbury, Vermont, Maddie Baughman was one of our youngest counselors in 2013. She participated in Leadership Camp in…
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NewsStoriesVermont
July 11, 2014

Nancy | Recognition and Respect

Kids4Peace helped me recognize my own faith while respecting the cultural and religious differences of others. It is that recognition and respect that we hope Kids4Peace offers the children, as well as the adult staff. Nancy Stone is a volunteer with Kids4Peace Vermont and the art teacher for the Vermont/New…
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