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 day begins with a Bible story that teaches us about peace. Each year's program includes a one-day field trip. Peace Camp is open to all kids entering 1st through 6th grades. Registration typically begins in April and closes at the beginning of June or whenever camp is full. Check back here for more details, registration information, and photos of past years. We hope to see you at Peace Camp!
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.
This summer's peace camp was a great success, as 42 children and many volunteers learned to "let their light shine." We enjoyed games and crafts, learned how to resolve conflict peacefully, practiced yoga, explored creation, learned some sign language, and became aware of ways to include friends with different abilities. Check back here for photos and video of the week.