Hello, fellow peacekeepers! It would be such an honor if you would join us for our 35th annual celebration of Peace Camp 2021!  

After such a rough year, we look forward to coming together once again! It is a perfect time for collaboration, and we welcome our friends from the Springfield YMCA, Springfield Health and Fitness, Ryan Kibler-Work II Flex, and Project Woman as they join us on a journey to “Exercise Peace.” 

 

This year will be a little bit different than what you all are used to. Camp will be held at Wittenberg University, outdoors in the Hollow. Due to the number of volunteers and safety guidelines, camp will last two instead of our traditional five days. For the safety of staff and students, we must limit student participation to those who have finished 2nd grade through those who have completed 6th grade, with no more than 20 kids per grade level. 

 

Monday, June 7th and Tuesday, June 8th are intended for students who just finished 2nd or 3rd grade.

Camp will run from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.  

Thursday, June 10th and Friday, June 11th are intended for students who have just finished 4th, 5th, or 6th grade. Camp will run from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.  

All local and state Health Department safety guidelines will be followed. Masks must be worn; temperatures will be checked and hand sanitizer will be readily available for students and volunteers. 

Registration closes on Sunday, May 28th. Please be sure to register your child by the deadline. Registration is first come first serve. You can contact Christina Walters at the Springfield Peace Center if you have questions. Call 937-327-3977 or write christina@springfieldpeacecenter.com  

Peace Camp is at the core of the Springfield Peace Center’s mission and allows individuals of all ages to learn and grow.  Our camp’s lessons and activities will focus on the five I-Care Rules from the evidence-based Peace Works curriculum.  

Rule 1. We listen to each other—building self-esteem and listening skills  

Rule 2. Hands are for helping, not hurting—celebrating differences.  

Rule 3: We use I-Care Language—learning conflict management skills  

Rule 4: We care about each other’s feelings—being a peacemaker and identifying/overcoming/preventing bullying  

Rule 5: We are responsible for what we say and do— personal responsibility