As seen in The Lewiston Sun Journal on July 2, 2018
OTISFIELD | The Seeds of Peace camp kicked off its 26th summer Sunday morning with the tradition of a flag-raising ceremony, which included the singing of each national anthem that was represented by the campers, a call for more listening and less talking and encouragement that the world can, in fact, be changed.
Tim Wilson, senior adviser at the Otisfield camp, said the Maine State Police were “more vigilant” this year with security at the ceremony, and that the heightened vigilance was “just a product of the times.” He praised the state troopers charged with keeping the campers safe, and said they are “a credit to what Maine is all about.”
“They have helped kids understand that not all uniforms are bad guys,” Wilson said.
The summer camp has two sessions, each three weeks long. The first session hosts campers from the Middle East and Asia, and the second is for campers from different parts of the United States.