Peace Camp 2019 Dates Announced!
We will have at least four weeks of Peace Camp for Summer 2019! We will update this list as more dates are committed. (Once registration is open, it will be announced here and on Facebook.)
- June 3-7: Houston Mennonite Church (1231 Wirt Rd.)
- June 17-21: Mission Milby Community Center (2220 Broadway)
- July 15-19: Cameron Retreat Center (2403 Holcombe Blvd.)
- TBA: Emerson Unitarian (1900 Bering Drive)
- There may be a 5th week at First Unitarian if there is a demand and sufficient funds; please let us know if you’re interested!
2018 Dates Announcement!
“Justice” will be the theme for Peace Camp 2018. This is an alternative day camp from 9:00 AM-3:00 PM for ages 5-18. The focus is on developing inner peace and building problem solving skills. Yoga, gardening, special guests, using puppets co-operative games, and cooking are some of the activities planned. Youth who are 13 and older will have a curriculum that deals with gun control, racism, LGBTQ issues, PTSD, and other more mature topics. Although several sessions are at churches, the camp is not religious. Volunteers are needed in all areas, so contact Judy Hoffhien if interested. Tuition is $185, although some scholarships are available. With violence permeating our culture, let’s make teaching peace a priority.
Click here to register for one of our summer sessions!
Mennonite Church | June 4th-8th, 2018
First Congregational Church on Beinhorn | June 18th-22nd, 2018
Emerson Unitarian Universalist Church l July 9 – 13, 2018
Cameron Retreat Center on Holcombe/Almeda | July 23-27, 2018
First Unitarian Universalist Church l July 30 – August 3, 2018
Thanks for a great Peace Camp Houston 2017!
Remember Peace Camp Houston 2017?
In 2017, six exciting weeks of Peace Camp were held. Each session had 25-30 participants, including 2-3 teens. About half were on scholarships. The basic theme was “Equal Rights for Everyone” along with understanding “The Beloved Community”. Over 20 volunteers donated their skills to make this project a success. The program focused on developing inner peace through yoga, meditation, and nature walks. Special guests were an important part of the daily schedule. Local activists such as Cherry Stenwender discussed racism and prejudice, Noah Rattler shared about his work with the homeless, and PK McCary told about community organizing and development. Music, including a drum circle, added fun and rhythm to the day. Crafts using many recycled materials also were favorite activities. Topics such as bullying, coping constructively with anger, reducing stress and the importance of compromise were also a part of the curriculum.
Thanks to our big sponsor…Houston Peace and Justice Center!