• Our campers not only learn new skills like archery or kayaking, they also learn skills for becoming peace leaders and for solving the kinds of problems that keep people in the Boston area and around the world from understanding one another. And we learn all this while having fun and being active in the outdoors!
• At the end of the camp program, our participants are invited to join the Kids4Peace Boston Peace Leader program for 7th -12th graders, which meets monthly during the school year and has additional skill-building summer programs. In fact, at camp, 11th and 12th grade Counselors-in-Training, who have been active in Kids4Peace Boston since they were in 6th grade, are role models for our campers along with the rest of our well-trained staff.
• Kids4Peace not only exists in Boston, but also in other locations in the United States and in Jerusalem. In future summers, Kids4Peace Boston high school youth have the chance to participate in additional peace-building programs with Israeli and Palestinian peers as well as youth from other American cities.
Find answers to frequently asked questions about camp at http://kids4peaceboston.org/summer-program/.
These sessions provide an opportunity for K4PB staff to get to know your camper better and for you to have your questions answered about the program. If you would like to attend one of the group sessions before completing the application, that is fine! Contact email@example.com for location information.
In the spring, we have one pre-camp meeting on Wednesday, May 1st from 6-8:00pm so you and your child can meet the other participants and their families and learn about this summer’s camp program and future Kids4Peace Boston programs. In addition, all campers and their families are invited to attend the annual Kids4Peace Boston family dinner on the evening of Sunday, May 19th.
A limited number of scholarships are available. Families will be asked to provide financial and other information to apply for a scholarship or reduced tuition. We ask all families to make a personally-significant contribution toward the tuition amount and participate in a Kids4Peace Boston fundraising initiative to help off-set the balance.
In some cases we allow children with prior relationships to participate. Generally, we encourage youth to come to the program on their own, recognizing that everyone who participates is meeting new people. The program is built around crossing divides, and the skilled staff work hard to make sure all feel welcome and included so they form lasting friendships.