BUILDING, NOURISHING, AND GROWING PEACE HEROES
Monday - Thursday, June 20 - June 23, 2016 9:00 a.m. - 12:15 noon
Friday, June 24, 2016 10:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. (Note different time on Friday)
The Dayton International Peace Museum's (DIPM) Peace Camp is in its 8th year. Each year the theme and focus is on peacebuilding skills that our campers can apply not only during Peace Camp but also in their daily lives. Each day has a specific objective and Peace message which are interwoven throughout the different components of camp. This year's theme is 'Building, Nourishing, and Growing Peace Heroes.' The age range for the 2016 Peace Camp is age 4 through 6th grade. Campers are divided into age groups with a minimum of 2 mentors (high school/college student) leading each group. The groups rotate among the 4 different areas: Lesson Time, Snack and Story Time, Cooperative Games and Activities, and Craft Time. Each of these areas is coordinated and led by 2 lead teachers. All teachers and mentors are volunteers who have experience in the DIPM Peace Camp and in what it means to practice peace.
Our Daily Themes include:
What can trees teach us about peace heroes?
How can Peace Heroes become more rooted and grounded as they grow like trees?
What can Peace Heroes learn from trees about branching out, flowering, and using their fruits to make it a better world?
How can the life of trees and forests stir in Peace Heroes a 'new imagination' to see the world with fresh eyes?
Celebrating and being grateful for our Peace Heroes and calling all of us to action to promote peace
The DIPM Peace Camp provides a safe place for children to come together and imagine a world where peace is possible. We teach peacebuilding skills which emphasize compassionate listening, being kind, and using language and activities that provide opportunities to practice peace every day with the understanding that we all make mistakes. What is most important is that we learn from those mistakes!
On our last day of camp, we invite parents, grandparents and guardians to experience a taste of our Peace Heroes Camp by joining us for a celebration of song, art, tree planting, sharing a meal together, a short Peace Hero March, and sharing ways we all can promote peace.
For further information, contact Bev Titus at (937) 663-5360
or Jerry Leggett at (937) 999-7314