Each summer, delegations of Seeds—high-school age campers—and their Delegation Leaders (DLs) arrive together at the Seeds of Peace Camp.
Delegation Leaders in 2018 included a wide range of American, Egyptian, Indian, Israeli, Jordanian, Pakistani, and Palestinian educators and community leaders; in past years, Delegation Leaders have also included individuals from India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Cyprus, the Balkans, Tunisia, Morocco and Yemen.
At the Camp, DLs share responsibility for the Seeds and are representatives of the parents and the home communities. They play a crucial role in the overall Camp dynamics. At the same time, Delegation Leaders participate in a separate transformative educational experience as part of the DL program, which includes an intense dialogue process, educational workshops, cultural activities, a variety of off camp trips, and day-to-day life as part of a unique cross-cultural community.
The successful DL will be: trustworthy and responsible with a proven record or considerable promise as an educator; able and ready to treat members of the Camp community of all ages with respect; committed to full participation and open to learning.
To accept a position as a Seeds of Peace Delegation Leader is to accept a substantial responsibility. It is also a unique and potentially wonderful opportunity. For more details about the DL application process, please contact your country director. For a sense of the DL experience in the context of the larger work of Seeds of Peace, please take a look at The Olive Branch Teacher’s Guides; you are also welcome to contact Daniel Moses, Director of Seeds of Peace Educator Programs.