What goes on in Peace Village
In Earth Connections campers learn about the importance of coexistence between all living and nonliving beings.
Campers enjoy some downtime as they engage in yoga.
Aikido is a very popular choice during Village Fair. Campers learn about peaceful movement and how to fall without hurting themselves.
Has your child brought home a black and white painted art piece? Have they been like my child and uninterested in sharing what they've learned or done at Peace Village? Mom, it's just a thing I made!
Well, I thought I'd share what all of those wiggly, crazy lines are all about. My name's Amirra Malak, and I am one of the teachers for the Art core class at Peace Village. Sullivan Macintosh is also teaching art with me. Our focus this year is on finding peace within by expressing emotion in a healthy way. Emotions are like water, they can be rough and tumultuous, softly flowing, or smooth as glass. To represent this quality of emotions flowing, we used the medium of ink and sumi brushes to create expressive lines representing our many emotions. We used a heart in the center of our painting to representing coming back to our center after letting our emotions show. The kids have been doing an amazing job of creating authentic and expressive art pieces. And somehow keeping the ink off of themselves on on the paper! Amazing! Peace Village is a magical, emotional place.
My first year as a Junior Councilor at Peace Village has been nothing but welcoming and inspiring from the start. The activities we have done are neither pressured or spiritless, as everything I have taken part in is equally exciting as it is creative and fun for everyone. The leaders are exceedingly kind and I am extremely grateful to have them around and always willing to answer my every question without seeming one bit annoyed! My fellow councilors and other staff members taking part at Peace Village have treated me like one of their own making my overall experience that much better!
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