PEACE VILLAGE

Peace Village 2021 Cancelled: We regret to inform you that we have decided to cancel our peace camp for children that was scheduled for August this year. Unfortunately, the pandemic is still very much with us and many of our staff are unable to make commitments at this time. Our program requires months of planning by our staff and additionally involves recruiting many wonderful people who volunteer to help in different ways throughout the week. We pray that next year will bring more normalcy in our lives and enable us to move forward with yet another fantastic Peace Village 2022!

 

 

 

PEACE VILLAGE

August 3, 4, 5, 6, 2020
This is our 6th  annual community-wide interfaith peace camp for grades 1-6.

What is Peace Village ? 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.

When is Peace Village? Peace Village will be held August 3, 4, 5, 6, 2020 from 9:00 AM to 3:30 PM. On the last afternoon (August 6th) families are invited to the closing celebration at 3 pm.

Where is Peace Village held? Peace Village will be held at Ariel-Foundation Park in Mount Vernon, Ohio.

How much does Peace Village cost? Peace Village is generously funded through resources provided by First Congregational United Church of Christ. 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. Just let us know.

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 17. Space is limited!

Who are the adult leaders? Representatives from First Congregational Church and college peace workers, as well as interfaith representatives from the community are among the adults working on this camp. They will supervise the peace campers, attend activities and lead peace related classes, circle gatherings, songs and stories. College and high school youth are expected to shepherd the small groups of children and stay with them throughout the day.

What do the 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” (non-violent problem solving, role playing, peace advocacy) and “Peace Within” (centering, calming the mind and body, meditation, breathing, concentration, movement). There will also be singing, story telling, art projects, nature walks and outdoor games.

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. Just let us know.)

How can I register for Peace Village and/or get more information? To register, please COPY AND PASTE and fill out the registration form below and return it after May 17, 2020 with payment to First Congregational, 200 N Main St, Mount Vernon OH 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 our website mvucc.org.

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2020 Peace Village Registration & Release

To register, please fill out this registration form and return it signed with payment to First Congregational Church, 200 N Main St, Mount Vernon, OH 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 our website mvucc.org.

Child’s name _________________________________________________________________        Gender_________

Address__________________________________________________________         Grade 2020-2021_________

Special dietary or health needs (vegetarian, allergies, medicines, disability accommodations, etc.) or economic hardship need (scholarship/lunch/ride to or from):

______________________________________________________________________________________________________

_______________________________________________________________________________________________________

Below please list guardians/parents entitled to pick the child up from this activity:

Guardian/Parent Street Address ______________________________________­____­­­­­­­ Phone ________________

Guardian/Parent Street Address __________________________________________­­­­­ Phone ________________

As the guardian/parent of the child above I give permission for her/him to participate in Peace Village 2020 sponsored by First Congregational United Church of Christ (FCUCC). I further give permission to FCUCC and its employees, agents and all 2020 Peace Village volunteers, leaders and counselors to supervise that child, and if necessary to seek and obtain any needed medical care or treatment for that child. In consideration for FCUCC providing the opportunity for my child to attend this activity I agree to release, hold harmless, indemnify and defend FCUCC and its employees, agents and all 2020 Peace Village volunteers, leaders and counselors from any and all unintended harm, and/or medical costs for my child, related in any way to this activity. I understand a donation of $25 per child is suggested and enrollment is limited on a 1st come basis. I agree that each day a guardian/parent (listed above) will personally sign the child in and out of camp. I have read and agree to all of the above, and I affirm that it is accurate.

Guardian/Parent ____________________________­­­­­­­___________________________________ Date ______________

My email address ___________________________________________________________________________________

Circle size of t-shirt your child wears: youth XS S M L XL; or adult S M L XL

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