Peace Village

A community-wide interfaith peace camp for grades 1-6.

August 1-4, 2016

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(Space is limited)


Peace Village is a peace education day camp developed by First Congregational Church of Mount Vernon, Ohio in collaboration with Peace Village, Inc. The purpose is to teach and expose children (grades 1 to 6) to peaceful practices through fun, outdoor adventures, classes, music and interfaith stories of peace and fellowship.


Peace Village will be held August 1-4, from 9:00 AM to 3:30 PM. On the last afternoon (August 4th) families are invited to the closing celebration.


Peace Village will be held at Ariel Foundation Park in Mount Vernon, Ohio.

Who Are the Campers?

Peace Village is available to 30 child participants all of whom must be going into Grades 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, or 6. We expect to have Buddhist, Muslim, Jewish and Christian teachers. Children of all religious/spiritual traditions are encouraged to apply. Registrations are accepted on a first come basis starting May 15. Space is limited!


What children learn at Peace Village

Children will learn about:

  • Peace and the Planet: environment, ecology, nature
  • Peace and Culture: responsible thinking, media literacy, compassionate communicating, movies, TV, Internet, Bullying
  • Peace with Others: centering, calming the mind and body, meditation, breathing, concentration, movement
  • Peace Within: non-violent problem solving, role playing, peace advocacy

How much does Peace Village cost?

Peace Village is generously funded through resources provided by First Congregational United Church of Christ and private grants. Families are also asked to contribute a donation of $25 per child to help to cover some of the costs. If you are able to give more, we will gratefully receive it. If the cost is a hardship, scholarships are available.

What about lunch and snacks at Peace Village?

Children are expected to bring their own healthy lunch each day and will enjoy an extended lunch period for eating, talking, and playing together. Healthy morning snacks will be provided. (Note: If there is an economic need we can provide lunch for a child).

Register Now

To register, download the registration form and return it with payment to

First Congregational
200 N. Main St.
Mount Vernon, Ohio 43050

We hope to accommodate all children who register, but please understand that if the response is too great, there may be a waiting list. Only hard copy registration forms are accepted. There are only 30 camper enrollments available on a first come basis, so we encourage registration forms to be sent in early. Upon registration, you will receive an email confirmation notice. For more information call the church office at 740-393-1736 or go to