What is Interfaith Peace Camp?
Interfaith Peace Camp is a week-long day camp offered to rising 1st through 6th graders interested in building friendships and understanding with children from other local Abrahamic faith traditions. Campers’ families will also have opportunities throughout the week to start nurturing their own interfaith relationships. It is our belief that when we build relationships with others, it is less likely that we will wish them harm. The Interfaith Peace Camp is an expression of a sincere desire for peace in our world.
In the spirit of joy and curiosity, IPC builds friendships, values differences, and celebrates similarities among diverse faith traditions, with a special focus on Abrahamic faiths.
We are in the process of planning for Interfaith Peace Camp for summer 2017!
Over the past year, the IPC Planning Committee has been working to make IPC sustainable for the years to come. The committee is comprised of community members, volunteers, and members and leaders of our local/regional synagogues, churches, and mosques who care about nurturing interfaith relationships here in the Shenandoah Valley.
Join our team
As with any nonprofit organization, we need funding and people-power to continue our work! If you are passionate about making sure we continue to build interfaith bridges among children and their families through IPC 2017, please consider joining our team or making a donation!
Contact: (Please note our new email address!)
Or you can call Jennifer Perry, IPC Program Coordinator, at (540) 432-4687.
More about Interfaith Peace Camp
Interfaith Peace Camp is an annual collaborative effort of Harrisonburg City-Rockingham County faith communities and Eastern Mennonite University’s Center for Interfaith Engagement. It began as a pilot program in the summer of 2008 and has grown considerably every year.
At the heart of peacebuilding is relationship building. A wonderful way to build relationships is through open and sincere communication between diverse faiths and peoples. Interfaith Peace Camp creates opportunities and tools for peacebuilding, helping campers explore similarities and shared values, as well as celebrate differences. The camp is planned and staffed by an interfaith team of community members, of all ages, who want to provide low-cost, high-quality learning experiences for campers.