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Peace Camp

Peace Camp offers children ages 5-14 an opportunity to explore the issues and feelings associated with peace and conflict. Campers and staff represent a diversity of religious faith, ethnicity and culture.

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Peace Programs


Peace Camp 2014

Peace Camp will run for 3 weeks this summer: 

  • June 23rd - 27th
  • June 30th - July 3rd
  • July 7th - July 13th

Campers can sign up for 1, 2, or 3 weeks. Please review our brochure for additional details.

Click here to register online.

For more information, please contact Jason Powell or Topher Dunne:

email:    info@uucapeacecamp.org
phone:    571-572-9285


Peace Leaders in Action Club
Have fun with friends, play cooperative games, explore issues you care about, create dramatic skits, learn ways to be a Leader for change and action.  Lunch will be provided.  This club is for youth ages 10-16 and will meet at UUCA from 12:45pm – 2:45pm on Sunday April 13 and May 11. For more information, please contact MJ Park at mjpeace@lffp.org


What is Peace Camp?

Reflections on Peace Camp by the camp counselors:  http://youtu.be/09jzPfOcSDM

Peace Camp Videos

Peace Camp Pictures


 

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Comment by Jason Powell on April 9, 2014 at 2:23am

Peace Leaders in Action Club
Have fun with friends, play cooperative games, explore issues you care about, create dramatic skits, learn ways to be a Leader for change and action.  Lunch will be provided.  This club is for youth ages 10-16 and will meet at UUCA from 12:45pm – 2:45pm on Sunday April 13 and May 11. For more information, please contact MJ Park at mjpeace@gmail.com.

Comment by Jason Powell on April 9, 2013 at 10:47am

Little Friends For Peace is offering peace leadership training for young people on April 21.  

Topics include

  • Discovering Peace;
  • Caring for Self, Others, and the Earth;
  • Non-violent Conflict Resolution;
  • Sharing One's Gifts and Talents;
  • Appreciating Diversity; 
  • Meeting Peacemakers

Projects and actions for peace include discussions, cooperative games, art, drama, hands-on activities, and field trips.


Training is divided into three tracks:
1) Peace Club for 3rd thru 5th graders
2) Peace Makers In Action for 6th thru 8th graders
3) Youth Peace Leaders for High Schoolers

For more information, please see the attached flyer or contact MJ Park at mjpeace@gmail.com or 240-838-4549.

When:  
12:45 - 2:45 p.m. on the third Sunday April and May! (Apr.21, May 19).

Where:
UUCA: 4444 Arlington Blvd. Arlington, VA 22204
http://www.uucava.org/page/locations-and-directions

Fee:
$20 per session
Lunch is also available for purchase ($5) or you may bring your own.

Advanced registration required:
http://goo.gl/yCUx4

Comment by Jason Powell on January 11, 2013 at 5:12pm

Little Friends For Peace is offering peace leadership training for young people on January 20.  Topics include Discovering Peace; Caring for Self, Others, and the Earth; Non-violent Conflict Resolution; Sharing One's Gifts and Talents; Appreciating Diversity; and Meeting Peacemakers. Projects and actions for peace include discussions, cooperative games, art, drama, hands-on activities, and field trips.

Training is divided into three tracks:
1) Peace Club for 3rd thru 5th graders
2) Peace Makers In Action for 6th thru 8th graders
3) Youth Peace Leaders for High Schoolers

For more information, please see the attached flyer or contact MJ Park at mjpeace@gmail.com or 240-838-4549.

When:  
12:45 - 2:45 p.m. on the third Sunday of every month (Jan.20, Feb.17, Mar.17, Apr.21, May 19).

Where:
UUCA: 4444 Arlington Blvd. Arlington, VA 22204
http://www.uucava.org/page/locations-and-directions

Fee:
$20 per session
Lunch is also available for purchase ($5) or you may bring your own.

Advanced registration required:
http://goo.gl/yCUx4

Comment by Jason Powell on December 13, 2012 at 1:45pm

Peace Leadership Training for young people - Sunday Dec 16 @ 12:45.  More details at: http://www.uucava.org/group/peacecamp

Comment by Jason Powell on June 25, 2012 at 11:42pm

Peace Camp 2012 has set sail on the Oceans of Peace!

Peace Camp 2012 left the dock today for a three week cruise on the Oceans of Peace.  72 campers and over 40 staff learned about put ups and I Care language, worked on art projects, played games, danced, visited the Peace Museum, cared for the earth, and wrote Peace songs with songwriter Noah Silver. So much fun packed into one day!

 

Check out photos of camp:

Peace Camp 2012

 

And the videos of each team's peace song:

http://www.youtube.com/user/UUCAPeaceCamp

 

Here are the lyrics of the Green Team's song: “Peace is Tasty Like a Pizza”

Peace is tasty like a pizza.
It’s so tasty, taste like a chicken.
It’s got some toppings like love and caring, happiness and a lot of bit of sharing.
Just like potatoes give us energy,
Peace does the same!
Peace is all around the world,
And we love it as much as we love cheese curls.
And so we will have a dinner full of peace.
And when we do the hatred in the world will cease.
When we feel peace in our hearts, they go boom boom boom.
Peace is caring,
Peace is loving,
Peace is everyone.
And now our song is done,
Because in these next three weeks we are going to have some fun!

Comment by Jason Powell on April 19, 2012 at 10:11pm

Parenting Workshops - Parenting for a Peaceful Household

Little Friends For Peace is offering PARENTING FOR A PEACEFUL HOUSEHOLD workshops. These workshops will show parents how to help children cope with and respond to interpersonal conflict, and to understand attitudes that contribute to conflict. Conflict will be addressed as an opportunity, an invitation to building relationships and negotiating solutions. Practical lessons, creative ideas, and hands-on experiences will impart to participants skills and approaches to move from win-lose situations to solutions where everybody wins.

 

Workshops:

Session 1: Build a Peace Tool Box

  • Building Self-Esteem
  • Redirecting Behavior
  • Preventing Conflict

Session 2: Practice using The Peace Train

  • Resolving Conflict
  • Building Relationships

Session 3: Empower each other

  • Courage To Wait
  • Not Biting The Hook
  • Wellness Wheel

 

Dates & Times:

April 30th, Monday: 7-8:30 pm

May 9th, Wednesday: 7-8:30 pm

May 21st, Monday: 7-8:30 pm

 

Location:

UUCA

4400 Arlington Blvd.

Arlington, VA 22206

 

Cost:

  • Three sessions for $45 per family or $20 per family per drop-in session.
  • Childcare is available on a per session basis, $5 per child.
  • Scholarships are available.
  • Register by emailing parenting@LFFP.org or by calling 240-838-4549.

 

Please see the attached flyer for more information.

Comment by Jason Powell on March 13, 2012 at 9:40am

Parenting workshop TOMORROW - Teaching Peace in the Family

A workshop on Teaching Peace in the Family will be held Wednesday, March 14 from 7:00pm – 8:30pm.  This workshop will show parents, teachers, and others working with children, how to help children cope with and respond to interpersonal conflict, and to understand attitudes that contribute to conflict.

Conflict will be addressed as an opportunity: an invitation to building relationships and negotiating solutions. Practical lessons, creative ideas, and hands-on experiences will be central to this workshop.  Participants will learn how to move from win-lose situations to win-win solutions.

Workshop presenters are MJ and Jerry Park, co-directors of "Little Friends for Peace" (www.lffp.org) and the Unitarian Universalist Church of Arlington's Peace Camp.  This workshop is open to everyone and will take place at UUCA, 4444 Arlington Blvd, Arlington, Virginia 22204. 703-892-2565

For information or questions about this workshop, please contact the series facilitator, Sarah Munson, sarahmun223@yahoo.com

Comment by Jason Powell on February 2, 2012 at 9:14pm

What:             Coffee House to Benefit Peace Camp

When:             Friday, February 3rd 7:30 p.m.

Where:            UUCA, 4444 Arlington Blvd, Arlington, Virginia 22204

 

This year all of our Coffee Houses are focused on benefitting children and youth.  The coffee house scheduled for Friday, Feb. 3 will focus specifically on this summer’s Peace Camp.  If you feel like singing a song, telling a good joke, reciting some poetry, performing a dramatic reading or sharing any other creative talent, great or small, this would be a great time to do it.  The main purpose of the coffee house evenings is to have fun and while we have fun we also try to raise a little money for some worthy causes.  Come and participate as a performer or enjoy and encourage others as an audience member.  There are no charges for admission, snacks or beverages, but donations for Peace Camp scholarships will be gratefully appreciated. 

 

Open mic slots are available by contacting Beth Rager at (703) 527-2949 or email beth.rager@comcast.net

Comment by Jason Powell on January 12, 2012 at 4:40pm

Creating Peace Group: Teaching Peace in the Family

On Wednesday, January 18 and March 14, UUCA Peace Camp is co-hosting two workshops with the Creating Peace Group: Teaching Peace in the Family. These workshops will show parents, teachers, and others working with children, how to help children cope with, and respond to, interpersonal conflict and to understand attitudes that contribute to conflict. Conflict will be addressed as an opportunity: an invitation to building relationships and negotiating win-win solutions. Practical lessons, creative ideas, and hands-on experiences will be central to both sessions. In the workshops participants will learn how to move from win-lose situations to win-win solutions. Workshop presenters are MJ and Jerry Park, co-directors of "Little Friends for Peace" and UUCA's annual Peace Camp.  The workshops are open to the public and will take place at from 7:00pm – 8:30pm at UUCA, 4444 Arlington Blvd, Arlington, Virginia 22204. Childcare will be available.

The workshops are part of Creating Peace, a series organized around the 2010 UUA Statement of Conscience. For information or questions on this series, contact either of the series facilitators, Sharon Sundial, ssundial01@verizon.net or Sarah Munson, sarahmun223@yahoo.com

Comment by Jason Powell on January 10, 2012 at 3:31pm

Peace Leadership Youth Group delivers food and supplies to OccupyDC, interviews demonstrators, and visits Race: Are We So Different?

On December 29th the Peace Leadership Youth Group delivered food and supplies to OccupyDC.  In addition to the food and supplies donated by UUCA, the Leadership Group also shopped, prepared, and cooked two trays of Mexican Polenta Pie (vegetarian & gluten free).  While at Freedom Plaza and McPherson Square, the Youth prepared some questions and interviewed some of the demonstrators.  We then went to the Race: Are We So Different? at the Smithsonian Natural History Museum.  David Garcia led the group on a tour and discussion of this exhibit. Thanks to Moya, Sara, David, and all those who donated food and supplies!

Pictures: Slideshow

 

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