Almost two month have passed since camp and I am left with feelings of gratitude and wonder. Once again it was an incredible week.
Campers played, learned, and practiced real skills of peace building. Teens and young adults shepherded campers, led planned and spontaneous activities and played just as hard as their campers. Adult volunteers of every age and many different walks of life came together to teach, sing, drum, share stories, prepare food, bandage scraped knees or bee stings, mediate and model conflict resolution among new friends and share their skills and interests.
The chill in the air tells me that a new season is well underway and the final reporting to our wider community, including our generous sponsors, is overdue. Your planning teams hope you will enjoy the slideshow and photos of camp. Take a moment to read some of the blog posts you might have missed during the busy week of camp. You can now subscribe to this blog by email -- then you will be sure and have the latest information.
My gratitude about camp is deeper and a bit sadder this year. A highlight for many campers and staff was Althea Hukari's Theater Builds Community. Althea brought a unique and wonderful energy to camp this year and had ideas for helping all of us to deepen our Peace Village community and commitment. So it was with sadness and loss mixed with joy and gratitude that we learned of Althea's passing in early September. I am profoundly grateful to have had the opportunity to learn from her and with her.
While final budgets and grant reports wind down camp 2012, the dreaming for 2013 is already beginning. Want to be a part of the Dream Team working to continue to deepen and widen our community of peace? Drop us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you all for supporting kids and peace education in the Gorge, DeLona Campos-Davis
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