Camp application now CLOSED
The Seeds of Peace Camp program welcomes young people (current 9th and 10th graders) of different racial, religious, economic, and political backgrounds from across the United States.
This year, we’re focused on recruiting diverse groups of youth to attend Camp together as delegations from the same regions so they have a strong community of support as they put their dialogue and action skills to work back home.
We are therefore actively recruiting campers across the state of Maine via our partner schools, as well as students from:
- Birmingham, Ala.
- Huntsville, Ala.
- Los Angeles
- New York City
- San Francisco
- Syracuse, New York
- Washington, DC
If you or your child live in these cities, email us at email@example.com to receive a link to our application.
If you do not live in one of these places, or if you know amazing youth, educators, or schools in other parts of the United States—especially in the Midwest and South—we would love to add them to our list of new recruitment communities. In some cases, especially where you can help us identify local financial support, we may be able to assemble a delegation for Camp in 2022. Contact Hannah Hochkeppel (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more information.
Following this challenging year, we believe it is more important than ever to create space for young people to come together to build community, share perspectives, and gain the skills to make change.
Together at Camp this summer, we will work to create a better world.
Session I: June 26–July 9 for Campers from across the state of Maine. Cost: $4,000, including transportation to and from Camp.
Session II: July 17–August 3 for Campers from across the United States. Cost: $5,000, including transportation to and from Camp.
We work hard to make sure that our programs are accessible to as many people as possible. Financially, this means offering scholarships to those who need them.
What does the Camp program look like?
At the Seeds of Peace Camp, we give young people the chance to be in community with one another and build relationships across their lines of difference—sharing meals, living spaces, and engaging in traditional camp activities on the shores of Pleasant Lake in rural Maine.
This summer, we are working with our community partners to bring together youth who live in the same country, but experience very different realities.
After their participation in Camp, youth will continue to meet with their local cohorts, supported by the United States Programs team and local educators to continue to take action in their communities.
All Seeds of Peace programs are rooted in dialogue, community, leadership, and action-taking. When you come to Camp, you will spend two and a half weeks by a beautiful lake in Maine where you will have the opportunity to live with and learn from your peers from different backgrounds, experiences, and identities.
Together, we will play sports and enjoy the waterfront while we build relationships and community with one another. You will have the opportunity to express yourself through our dynamic arts program, and through dialogue, where we share stories about our life experiences, realities, identities, and communities.
In addition to building relationships and sharing stories, we will build our individual and collective power to create real, tangible change in our communities.