Peace Camp

The Summer 2012 Peace Camp class In the lobby of Lynn City Hall after their peace march.

The Summer 2012 Peace Camp class In the lobby of Lynn City Hall after their peace march.

Building a culture of peace begins with children. Looking for something different and relevant for your kids to do during summer or school vacations? Send them to Peace Camp, a violence-prevention program, teaching useable tools to promote conflict resolution through peaceful means.

Peace Camp is a program of Building Bridges Through Music and incorporates the use of expressive arts for children and youth ages 6-14, five goals are explored and implemented:

  • Train youth to live and teach the “Pledge of Nonviolence” in creative ways.
  • Empower youth to make presentations on peaceful values and skills.
  • Equip children with skills and values to confront injustice and build peace.
  • Challenge and help youth peer leaders integrate the “Pledge” into their schools, youth groups and families.
  • Make a positive impact on communities that suffer the inequalities of injustice including bullying.

Peace Camp promotes creative expression and community building through a two-week intensive summer program of music, arts and crafts activities, movement, video, stories and other creative outlets. Peace Camp is also offered each school vacation.