Peace Camp

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Peace Camp brought to you by Advocates for Growing Peace and Advocates for Social Justice will provide a space for completed K-5th grade students to explore their own identities and the identities of other students.

During this week, children will:

  • Be taught by trained, sensitive teachers and positive community role models

  • Learn in a fun-filled environment

  • Receive a free copy of all books used in class

 

Campers will learn:

  • To see themselves as unique, beautiful, kind and able person

  • Recognize actions and words that embody racial bias

  • Acquire skills to deal safely with racism in their individual world.

Who, What, Where, When, How?

Where, when?

August 8-12th, 9 am - 3 pm

hosted at St. Paul's UMC,

Cedar Rapids

REGISTRATION HAS CLOSED!

Thank you so much for your support and interest!

Who, what?

During this week, children will:

  • Be taught by trained, sensitive teachers and positive community role models

  • Learn in a fun-filled environment

  • Receive a free copy of all books used in class

How you can help:

If you would like to donate towards the cost for teachers, books, or to sponsor a student click below.

Why Peace Camp?

Research shows that children are “race aware” at a very early age. School is one of the major breeding grounds for racism to grow. Today’s children need strong skills and confidence to handle bias in the classroom, cafeteria, and playground. Building positive self- esteem early is vital to a child’s healthy development . . . waiting until the teen years is valuable time lost.


Our Summer Peace Camp for Grades 1-5 is a collective effort to support, reinforce or expand upon what parents are teaching their children at home.

In this playful setting, children will be taught age- appropriate antiracism skills.

Curriculum adapted  from WE ARE in North Carolina.