DEARBORN – Hundreds of children ages 6 to 12 have attended a free Peace Camp each summer since 1998 when it was first offered by Littlefield Presbyterian Church. This year, the three-day Peace Camp is going virtual and all children are invited to participate.
From July 21 to 23, instead of gathering in the church basement, the campers will gather in their own homes for individual and interactive activities, led online by camp leaders from Littlefield.
Campers learn how to make peaceful choices to be peace builders in their community. As in the past, campers will explore the themes of identifying what peace is, what characteristics make a peace builder, and understanding conflict and learning the appropriate tools to resolve it.
They participate in activities that encourage working together to build peace at home, at school, in their communities and around the world. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, however, the games and hands on activities presented during camp this year will have to take place at home.
In years past the campers, leaders and their families also were invited to start each evening with a halal meal in the church’s Fellowship Hall. Traditionally, the church’s Peace Camp also involved youth leaders, ages 13 to 20 who earned community service hours.
To participate or learn more about this year’s “virtual” Peace Camp, go to www.littlefieldchurch.org or the Littlefield Church Facebook page here.