If we are to teach real peace in this world, and if we are to carry on a real war against war, we shall have to begin with the children. —Gandhi
Koinonia's most prominent effort for young people these days is Peacebuilders Camp. Summer camps have been a big part of our history and this one combines our love for children and our commitment to peace. Every July, young people, ages 11 to 14, from a diversity of backgrounds and geographical locations gather for a residential camp to learn about peace. Using the United Nations’ Declaration of Human Rights, stories from peacemakers of the past and the present, and their own experience, campers grow in their understanding of peace and justice in their own lives and in the world around them. They also have a lot of fun playing, living on the farm, and going on field trips.