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What is Interfaith Peace Camp?

Interfaith Peace Camp News
Interfaith Peace Camp is a week-long day camp offered to 8-12 year-olds interested in building friendships and understanding with children from the Abrahamic faith traditions.

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 and honor differences. The camp is planned and staffed by an interfaith, intergenerational team of community members.

Read about this year’s peace camp

Download the brochure and registration

Junior Counselors

Interfaith Peace Camp offers a Junior Counselor Program for teens 13-18 years-old. During camp, Junior Counselors help oversee small groups of campers, assist teachers, and help with art, recreation, and music activities. Being a Junior Counselor is an great way to be a positive role model for younger campers and to meet new friends. For more information on being a Junior Counselor, see the brochure and registration.

“Building Bridges, Building Peace”: August 7—11, 2017

Interfaith Peace Camp 2017 will be held Monday, August 7—Friday, August 11, 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. daily. This year’s theme, “Building Bridges, Building Peace”, draws on bridges as symbols of connection and peacebuilding. A detailed brochure and registration are available. A detailed brochure and registration are available.

Our Mission

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.

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

Interfaith Peace CampAs 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!

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.

Interfaith Peace Camp is an expression of a sincere desire for peace in our world.