Support Growing Peace CampPublished on July, 11 2017
By Millee Livingston, WILPF Life Member-at-Large
Support Growing Peace Camp, for children and teens, this summer. Growing Peace Camp, in Auburn, California, has been around for 31 years. The first Children’s Peace Camp was held at a WILPF Region 1 meeting in Missoula, Montana, in 1986.
WILPF members and branches, as well as organizations and individuals in the community, support Growing Peace Camp with donations. This year, the grant from the JAPA Jones Children’s Education Fund from the Humboldt WILPF Branch has been approved. Previous grant approvals have come from the Sacramento Valley Branch.
Growing Peace Camp will be held July 24-28, 2017, 9 am-1 pm. The cost is $85 per camper, with discounts for more than one child. It is our policy that no child will be turned away due to lack of funds, and all donations to help pay for tuition and program expenses are tax deductible through our fiscal sponsor, Arts Action Academy, a DBA of Placer People of Faith Together, a 501(c)(3).
Last year we served more children than ever before, with over 100 campers from kindergarten through middle school. At Growing Peace Camp, we are able to teach children and youth about peace, about diversity, about learning about other cultures and how to get along, and about finding constructive ways to solve problems.
The theme for this year is “We Are the Future.” Using nonviolent, peaceful methods to live together for a week and respect each other are skills that are needed today more than ever and can be used by the campers for the rest of their lives. Through music, art, dance, drama, food, and nature lore, campers learn how their behavior can impact their future world. A Special Buddy program will be available to accompany children with special needs.
For more information and to donate, contact Millee Livingston, WILPF Life Member at 530-887-1775 or email@example.com.