Summer Camp

2017 Dates and Locations!

Camp Hours: – 9AM-3:30 PM for each week

Houston Mennonite Church : June 5th-9th, 2017

1231 Wirt Rd, 77055

First Congregational Church : June 19th-23rd, 2017

10840 Beinhorn, 77024

SHAPE Community Center : TBA

3903 Almeda, 77004

Emerson Unitarian: July 10th-14th, 2017

1900 Bering Dr., 77057

Cameron Retreat Center : July 17th-21st, 2017

2403 Holcombe, 77021

 

Women’s Shelter : July 31st-August 4th, 2017

Women’s Shelter not open to the public, but donations are welcomed to support the residents who attend

Looking back at 2016 Summer Camp!

Six exciting weeks of Peace Camp has been completed.  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.