Camp Peaceworks

Camp Peaceworks logo. A peace sign and Camp Peaceworks

Camp Peaceworks 2022

Calling all change-makers and peace-makers!

We are planning to hold Camp Peaceworks this summer in late July 2022!  We are in the early stages of planning for this week-long experience, and look forward to sharing more details soon. See more on the page below to learn about what Camp Peaceworks is and who it is for.

If you would like to share your name and contact information, we can add it to an interest list and be sure to let you know when we have more specifics! Contact camp@centresafe.org to get on the list!

Until then, join us in the months leading up to camp for our fall and spring book club ACTIVATION EVENTS!

With the help of books written for and about youth change-makers, we will dive into what it means to increase our awareness and take action to create change in our world–and how we can do it together!

Our first activation meet-up will take place on Saturday, Oct. 30th from 12-1:30pm, and our second meet-up will be on Saturday, Dec. 4th from 12-1:30pm.

Are you a young person between the ages of 13-17 who wants to get together with other youth change-makers in Centre County to learn and grow?

Sign up here: https://forms.office.com/r/QD3NKkRB50

Locations and themes will be announced closer to the time of each group, so be sure to sign-up and check your email.

If you have any questions about activation meetings, please feel free to contact Brittany Sherman or Ruth Williamson at bsherman@centresafe.org or rwilliamson@centresafe.org.

 

Learn more about Camp Peaceworks…

What is it?

Camp Peaceworks is a week-long social justice summer camp that educates young people ages 13-17 around the roots of oppression and violence, encourages them to encounter bias and work toward social justice, and empowers allyship and change in our communities. In addition to the week of camp in the summer, we have monthly meetings throughout the year, to check-in, continue learning, and work on action events together.

What is social justice?

Social justice is a way of seeing and acting aimed at resisting unfairness and inequity while enhancing freedom and possibility for all. It has to do with improving how we treat others based on identities and groups, such as age, race, sex, gender, sexual orientation, and economic class.

Our Mission

Camp Peaceworks empowers both youth and adult allies to work together to recognize social injustice and take action to promote equity and peace.

Our Purpose

Campers and adult allies may come from all walks of life, but will mindfully work together toward the same goal — a more peaceful society where all are valued and free, whether in their schools, communities, or elsewhere.

What do you do at camp?

During camp, we create a safe space where we explore privilege, oppression, and the root causes of violence in our society. We also learn and practice how to face injustice together by becoming aspiring allies who take action to support others! Plus, we have a lot of fun with all sorts of recreational and creative activities!

Who’s it for?

  1. Youth ages 13 to 17 interested in justice, who may want to attend camp (it’s FREE)
  2. Adult Volunteers to train and serve as adult allies and facilitators during camp