Camp 2018 Applications are now open
In 2000, Seeds of Peace launched its first United States-focused initiative, working to address tensions in Maine as a result of rapidly changing demographics.
The Maine Seeds leadership program begins with a transformative two-week experience at the Seeds of Peace Camp and continues with year-round local and school-based activities that bridge divides and create positive change in schools and communities.
The program works in partner schools across the state and has resulted in tremendous impact at the individual, school, and policy levels.
Maine Seeds hold leadership positions in their school governments, sit on their district School Boards, and run activities and dialogue programs in their schools to foster positive relationships and more inclusive school cultures.
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2018 CAMP DATES: July 25 – August 12
Seeds of Peace steers its Camp recruitment and selection process by partnering with public and private schools that represent the highest need and potential for impact, and have the type of students and faculty support that meet the goals of the program.
Seeds of Peace has identified the following schools as program partners for 2018:
• Cumberland County: Casco Bay High School, Waynflete School, Maine Girl’s Academy, Cheverus High School, Deering High School, Portland High School, South Portland High School, Westbrook High School, Scarborough High School
• Androscoggin County: Lewiston High School, Edward Little High School
• Kennebec County: Cony High School, Waterville High School, Winslow High School
• Penobscot County: Dexter High School
In addition to these partner schools, we are also open to receiving applications from students at other schools across the state this year.
Each of our partner schools, is responsible for running their own selection process, with their Seeds of Peace Advisor reviewing applications and working with Seeds of Peace staff to make final selections. For students not at one of these partner schools, the selection process will be done by Seeds of Peace. Interested applicants should be current freshmen or sophomores.
Tuition for Camp in 2018 is $2,500 for Maine Seeds. In keeping with our mission to create strong leaders and future change-makers, we do our best to ensure that tuition is not an obstacle to attending Camp. Once an application has been completed and submitted, a link to the Financial Aid Application will be sent to applicants and their parents. While we cannot guarantee scholarships to the fullest amount requested, we do our best to ensure that no selected student will be turned away due to financial reasons.
Contact Director of United States Programs Reggie Miller with any questions.
“People are coming to the realization that this stuff doesn’t just happen all over the other side of the world. It’s happening here.” — Matt (Maine Seed).