Peace Camp Archives

2017
27th Peace Camp, June 5-9, 2017
“Talking Care of our Common Home”
55 children
St. John’s Lutheran Church, Littlestown
Tanya Reyes, Director, and Analys Blanco, Assistant Director
Ricky Czar, Musical Director; Mary Gemmill, Meditation
Charles Strauss, Chair
Junior Counselor Flyer / 2017 Registration Form2017 Confirmation and Emergency Forms / 2017 Junior Counselor Confirmation and Emergency Forms / 2017 Wait List Confirmation and Emergency Forms / 2017 Schedule / 2017 Newspaper Column

2016
26th Peace Camp, June 6-10, 2016
“Loving Our Neighbors: America’s Refugees Past, Present, and Future”
54 children, 6 Junior Counselors
Fairfield Mennonite Church
Deysy Salgado, Director, and Denise Weldon-Siviy, Curriculum Director
Ricky Czar, Musical Director; Mary Gemmill, Meditation
Charles Strauss, Chair
Highlight included performance by Cormorant’s Fancy.
2016 Newspaper Column / Peace Camp 2016 Final Project

2015
25th Peace Camp, June 15-19, 2015
“Zoo Pals”
27 children
Bethel Mennonite Church
Deysy Salgado, Director
Ricky Czar, Musical Director; Mary Gemmill, Meditation

2014
24th Peace Camp
Church of the Brethren
Deysy Salgado, Director

2013
23rd Peace Camp
“Mother Earth’s Resources”
Gettysburg Middle School
Emily Fox and Wendy Mizenko, Directors
A visit to the Farmer’s Market was a highlight of the week.
2013 Newspaper Column

2012
22nd Peace Camp
“Peacemaking Across Borders”
40 children, 18 Junior Counselors
Gettysburg Middle School
Paulette Lea, Peter Boving, Lea Czar, Directors
One highlight was a visit to the Senior Center where campers collaborated with seniors to make button bracelets, which were later sent to children in Nicaragua.
2012 Newspaper Column

2011
21st Peace Camp, June 13-17, 2011
“The Lion and the Lamb”
42 children, plus 12 Junior Counselors
Bethel Mennonite Church
Mary Gemmill, Director
2011 Newspaper Column

2010
20th Peace Camp, June 14-18, 2010
“The Color of Peace”
40 children
Gettysburg Middle School and Trinity United Church of Christ
Mary Gemmill, Director
A high point was a “Kindness Walk,” on which campers gave out little gifts, notes, and hugs. Peace Camp was extended by a series of classes after school at Lincoln Elementary.
2010 Newspaper Column

2009
19th Peace Camp, June 15-19, 2009
“Drums, Dances, Drama, and Dreams of Peace”
40 children, plus 10 Junior Counselors
Bethel Mennonite Church
Ann Griffith and Mary Gemmill, Directors
2009 Newspaper Column

2008
18th Peace Camp, June 16-20, 2008
“Carbon Footprint”
48 children
Gettysburg Middle School
Denise Weldon-Siviy, Director, and Mary Gemmill, Co-Director
Camp featured field trips to the Soup Kitchen, the Food Pantry, and Adams County Library.

2007
17th Peace Camp, June 18-22, 2007
“Making Peace”
42 children, plus 4 Junior Counselors
Gettysburg Middle School
Denise Weldon-Siviy, Director, and Mary Gemmill, Co-Director

2006
16th Peace Camp, June 26-30, 2006
“Children of Mother Earth”
44 children
Gettysburg Middle School
Sara Keefer, Director

2005
15th Peace Camp, June 20-24, 2005
“Feeding a Hungry World”
29 children, plus 13 Junior Counselors
Denise Weldon-Siviy, Director
Camp featured field trips to Seeds to Success, the Soup Kitchen, the Food Pantry, and the Homeless Shelter.

2004
14th Peace Camp, June 21-25, 2004
“Exploring the Middle East”
25 children
Gettysburg Middle School
Connie Monroe, Director

2003
13th Peace Camp, June 23-27, 2003
“Children Around the World”
30 children, plus 5 Junior Counselors
Gettysburg Middle School
Connie Monroe, Director

2002
12th Peace Camp, June 17-21, 2002
“Cinco días de paz”
61 children
Denise Weldon-Siviy, Director
New banner was made for Peace Camp by Bob McIlhenny

2001
11th Peace Camp, June 25-29, 2001
Peacemaking through Aikido and themes from “Help Increase the Peace”
67 children
Jack Richford and Lillian Herz, Directors

2000
10th Peace Camp, June 19-23, 2000
“Practicing Peace”
30 children
Nancy Cushing-Daniels and Jack Richford, Directors
The camp focused on peacemaking through Aikido, a “martial” art.

1999
9th Peace Camp, June 28-July 2, 1999
“Sowing Seeds of Peace”
32 children
Mary Kay Turner, Director

1998
Peace Camp was not held.

1997
8th Peace Camp, July 7-11, 1995
“Friends around the World”
40 children
Jane Malone and Pam Frankenfield, Directors

1996
Peace Camp was not held.

1995
7th Peace Camp, June 26-30, 1995
“Peace Trek: The Next Generation”
42 children
Jane Malone and Pam Frankenfield, Directors

1994
6th Peace Camp, June 27-July 1, 1994
“Peace on Earth, Let It Begin with Me”
67 children
Megan Malone, Candy Walker, and Frances Foltz, Directors
The Colors of Love Youth Workshop grew out of Peace Camp. It involved a dozen or so youth of varied ethnicities who gave dramatic and musical performances on the theme of eliminating racial prejudice.

1993
Peace Camp was not held.

1992
5th Peace Camp, June 22-26, 1992
Keefauver School
Sharon Kaya Emmons, Director

1991
4th Peace Camp, June 24-28, 1991
“International Understanding and Conflict Resolution”
50 children
Keefauver School
Jan Powers, Director

1990
3rd Peace Camp, June 25-29, 1990
75 children
Keefauver School
Mary Kay Turner, Director
Adams County Commissioner Catherine Cowan was one of the speakers

1989
2nd Peace Camp, June 26-30, 1989
90 children
Keefauver School
Mary Kay Turner and Marcia Gregorio, Directors

1988
1st Peace Camp, June 27-July 1, 1988
165 children
Camp organized in conjunction with a performance of Peace Child, a musical play telling a story of children bringing peace to the world. The play involved a traveling international cast of children, including 12 from the Soviet Union, and a group of local children. Children also created a Peace Quilt.
Mary Kay Turner, Chair
Dennis Cope, Choral Director
Doris Deaner, Music Coordinator