Peace Village – “EQUIPPING YOUNG PEACEMAKERS”!

What is Peace Village? 

Peace Village is a multicultural day camp with the mission to provide a fun, educational environment in which children can learn the messages and practices of nonviolence and peacemaking from various world traditions. More information is also available at: Peace Village Newberg 2017

When is Peace Village?

Peace Village 2018 dates will be announced soon – Peace Village 2017 was held June 26- June 30. We gathered at 9 am each morning. On the last day, Friday June 30th, families of the campers were invited to join us for a closing ceremony. Check out the pictures page to see highlights from the Peace Village this year!

Where is Peace Village?

Peace Village is held at North Valley Friends Church, 4020 N. College Street, Newberg, OR, 97132. Transportation to and from the site is provided for those who needed it.

How much does it cost?

The base cost for each child is $125 for the week, which includes daily lunches and snacks and materials for all activities. We are dedicated, however, to creating a diverse atmosphere, and scholarships can be made available to families who can demonstrate a need for assistance. Please contact us in advance to request scholarship information.

Who participates in Peace Village?

We only have space for 40 participants, so apply early. Children entering grades 2 through 6 in the fall are eligible to attend Peace Village. Youth grades 7 through 9 may participate in our new Leadership Program. Young people aged 16 or older who are interested in participating are encouraged to contact us for an application as a teen leader.

What do the children learn while at Peace Village?

Through music, activities, jump rope and art the camp offers children the opportunity to learn a variety of practical skills. These include conflict resolution, multicultural awareness, effective communications, and mindfulness. This year’s theme, “Equipping Young Peacemakers,” will explore tools for both inner peace and peace with others as primary emphasis.

 Who are the teachers this year?

Aaron Nigel Smith, a favorite among campers, is returning. He will be teaching peacemaking through drumming and music. Aaron founded One World Chorus, which is dedicated to building bridges internationally through choral singing. You will love his high energy and musical gifts! To learn more about Aaron’s work visit: http://www.oneworldchorus.org/about-us.html

Also returning is Shaylene Haswarey. She is a jump rope instructor, owner of Jump Again! and author of a young adult novel.

In line with our vision of motivating and empowering participants to become leaders in their community, this year Peace Village will offer a special Leadership Program for grades 7 through 9. Students will be taught leadership skills and given structured experience working with younger children in a leadership capacity. Class offerings will differ and will be developed and directed by long time Montessori educator Karen Darling.

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