DIPM “Kids For Peace”, 2018 Peace Camp
JUNE 18 – JUNE 22, 2018
Quote for the Week
“And who will plant the dreams in the
minds of the children? Who will keep
their dreams alive and see that they
come true? And who will be the love
in the hearts of the children? Tell me
is it you, is it I? And when will we?”
(Faces of the Children; Sherman)
Monday – Thursday, June 18 – June 21, 2018 9:00 a.m. - 12:15 noon
Friday Peace Camp Celebration, June 22, 2017 10:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
The Dayton International Peace Museum's (DIPM) Peace Camp is in its 10th year. Each year the theme and focus are 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 Kids for Peace. The age range for the 2018 Peace Camp is age 5 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. Special guests (musicians, Yoga teacher, Transformational Breathing experts, etc.), provide additional enrichment for our campers.
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 families, grandparents and guardians to experience a taste of our Kids for Peace Camp by joining us for a celebration of song, art, sharing a meal together, a short Peace Kids March, and sharing ways we all can promote peace.
*This year we will again make bag or boxes, collect donated items for the Dakota Center in Dayton. This gives our young Peace Heroes an opportunity to perform a random act of kindness and give back to our community members in need.
For more information please call the Dayton International Peace Museum at (937) 227-3223.
Registration Begins Saturday, March 10th, 2018
Call 937-227-3223 (WEDS. - SUN., 1 - 5 PM)
Register online @ www.daytonpeacemuseum.org
or complete the form and return with registration fee to DIPM.
One registration form and emergency form per child.