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Annual Peace Camp teaches kids various aspects of peace making

Published: June 18, 2014, 11:32 am, by Debbie Kelley

ppjpc logoAn annual alternative week-long day camp, Peace Camp, will be held July 14-18 at Beth-El Mennonite Church, 4625 Ranch Dr.

Sessions run 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday through Friday, with opportunities for Beginning Peacemakers, ages 6-9; Advanced Peacemakers, ages 10-13; and Counselors in Training, ages 14-18.

Children ages 6-13 take on different crafts and projects every day to focus on Peace with Self, Peace with Neighbors, Peace with the Earth, Peace with the World and Becoming Peace Builders.

There’s also an overnight camp out Friday night at Rocky Mountain Mennonite Camp. Parents can join the fun or pick up children Saturday afternoon.

The cost is $125.

Counselors-in-training, or high school-aged kids, learn to mentor the younger ones. The cost is $50.

Some scholarships are available. The annual event is presented by the Pikes Peak Justice and Peace Commission, a local nonprofit organization based on principles of nonviolence, sustainable living and social and economic justice. The organization works with partners in the community to create systemic change on local, national and global issues.

For more information about Peace Camp, email to peacecamp@ppjpc.org or call 632-6189.