Peace Leader Camp – Day 7 – August 6th

Today we spent time closing our week together, thinking about what we want to take from our week growing as peace leaders back into our home communities.

We began our day with extra special Kids4Peace-only interest groups – led by our wonderful Counselors-in-Training! The CITs taught us how to become ninja masters, brush up on our handball skills, and Zumba around the world, just to name a few.

After lunch we spent some time relaxing together and being silly around our lodge, enjoying the last day together as a group. It was a hot one, so we were super glad to head down to the waterfront for a bit! We were able to go boating again today, one of our favorite activities!

Once we were all cooled off, we set off on a scavenger hunt throughout camp to search for the values we are going to take home with us. We were led to the smoothie bike, arts & crafts lodge, garden, activity center, everywhere! We then spent some time sharing with our Peace Pods what values are most important to us and what they mean to us individually. A lot of people discussed taking the values: healthy risks, perspective, empathy, creative solutions, and tolerance home with them.

We then spent some time preparing for the Celebration of Learning tomorrow. We are so excited to see you all and share how we have learned and grown this week with you!

To close our day, we came together around a campfire. Our Jewish friends lit the havdalah candle, signifying the end of Shabbat. We had some time for more questions before we moved into our closing festivities.

Our campfire was brought in via torches on canoe, thanks to our wonderful cooks! We shared what being a peace leader means to us, and lit the candles of those around us. The closing campfire was a reflective time for us all to come together and think about what we have learned and where we are going.

We are excited to see our families tomorrow at the Celebration of Learning and share even more about our wonderful week!

 To see the pictures from today, click here.

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