Camp Update: Leadership program empowers K4P’s older youth

Fr. Josh Thomas —  July 25, 2013 — Leave a comment
K4P Youth form Lasting Friendships

K4P Youth form Lasting Friendships

“At the first camp, we found what was needed and wrong in the world.  I came to this camp to learn how to execute change.” – Emily, Atlanta

For the third year, Kids4Peace’s most committed youth (age 15-16) met for a 12-day Leadership Camp at Acer Farm in Brattleboro, Vermont.

The camp is the culmination of a year-long program that prepares them to be leaders both in Kids4Peace and in their schools and communities.  Next summer, the graduates of the Leadership Camp will complete a training course to be counselors in other K4P programs.

In addition to horseback riding, high ropes courses, and time for swimming and sports, each day at Camp featured leadership skills training and inspiring presentations by visiting diplomatic, civic and religious leaders.

This year’s visitors included

During facilitated dialogues each night, the Leadership youth touched painful issues of the Israeli/Palestinian conflict, while maintaining the trust and respect they have developed through four years of friendship.  They grappled with identity, racism, equality and responsibility for ending the conflict.

Read more in a feature article by the Brattleboro Reformer.

– The Kids4Peace Leadership Camp is operated in partnership with Jerusalem Peacebuilders.  Read more about the Leadership Program.  

Co-Director Reeham Subhi and the youth

Co-Director Reeham Subhi and the youth

Jewish youth and staff share the Shabbat traditions of their families.

Jewish youth and staff share the Shabbat traditions of their families.

Campers & staff with Frank Fetchet of Voices of September 11th.

Campers & staff with Frank Fetchet of Voices of September 11th.

Meeting New Challenges

Meeting New Challenges

Fr. Josh Thomas

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Executive Director (USA) of Kids4Peace International. Presbyter, The Episcopal Church.

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