peace camp 2024: The Golden Rule

June 17-21, 2024

9 AM - 2 PM daily

For over a decade, Peace Camp has been teaching kids the skills they need to be peacemakers in their community and world. This year kids will explore The Golden Rule that guides people of many different religions and cultures -- to treat others the way you would want to be treated. 

At Peace Camp kids learn peaceful conflict resolution skills, how to be a good friend, and how to calm down big feelings. Each day includes peace circles, yoga, art, conflict resolution workshops, and a lot of fun! Each day includes a snack and campers bring a sack lunch. 

The week includes a field trip to The Forge in Lemont where campers will explore nature, play, and work on team building.   

Peace Camp is for all kids entering grades 1st - 6th in the fall. Registration opens on March 1 and closes May 24. The fee is $50 per child, with scholarships available. The registration fee includes the field trip to Irons Oaks Environmental Learning Center and a Peace Camp t-shirt. A wait list will be created if registration fills early. Please be sure to contact Pastor Jennie (email below) to have your child placed on the wait list. 

Peace Camp is staffed by volunteers who love helping kids learn to be peace makers! If you would like to help with Peace Camp this year, please contact Pastor Jennie English-Dumont (

Peace Camp is open to children of any religious background. 

Register Here

Peace Camp Volunteers

Peace Camp would not be possible without an amazing team of volunteers who plan, prepare, and run the camp each year. There are many ways to volunteer before, during, and even after Camp!

Use the Volunteer Form below to tell us how you would like to help!

All volunteers who work directly with children will be asked to complete a volunteer application and will be subject to a background check and the congregation's Safe Church policies. 

Peace Camp Volunteer Form

Peace Camp Video

The Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago produced this beautiful video, highlighting Bethlehem's Peace Camp as an example of how congregations can reach into their community. 


Peace Camp is a one week summer program designed to help children learn how to be peacemakers in God's world. Children have fun and make new friends while learning how to find peace through yoga and prayer, non-violent conflict resolution, multicultural appreciation, the arts, care of creation, and more.  Each year's program includes a one-day field trip. Peace Camp is open to all kids entering 1st through 6th grades. See the details from this past year's program below to learn more.