Interfaith Community Sanctuary

Welcome to Interfaith Community Sanctuary!

2016 
PEACE CAMP 
An all ages community day camp experience
for children and youth.

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PEACE CAMP 2016


Peace Camp is an all-age, non-denominational community day-camp experience for children and youth located in the Ballard area of Seattle Public Schools

We are committed to peaceful relationship building as we have fun together through art projects, sports, recreation, games, field trips, talent shows, music, dance and more.
Program director Gretchen Rowe is a grade school teacher and has extensive experience working with children locally and internationally in outdoor recreation, coaching and camp counseling. She is dedicated to helping children connect to their place of peace within and share it throughout.

July 18 – August 12th; Monday-Friday; 9:30 am – 4:00 pm
Cost: $675/4 weeks; $350/2 weeks; $200/1 week
Scholarships Available (Donations invited to support Peace Camp scholarships!)

Location: Interfaith Community Sanctuary
1763 NW 62nd St. Seattle, WA 98107

For more information and to register, visit:
interfaithcommunitysanctuary.org – projects – peace camp or 
Contact Gretchen at (206) 551-5964 or gleshrowe@comcast.net
Visit
PEACE CAMP COMMUNITY facebookpage

Share Peace Camp FLYER with families you know! 

Download PEACE CAMP REGISTRATION FORM here.

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2015 Peace Camp information below
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2015 
PEACE CAMP 
An all ages community day camp experience for children and youth.

"United: I think being united is like two or more people acting positive as one."
"You: You should love YOU!" ~ Rianna, age 10

WHERE: Interfaith Community Sanctuary & School, 1763 NW 62nd Street in Ballard, 98107.
DATES:  JULY 20--JULY 31 (10 days - Monday--Friday)
TIME:  9:30AM -- 4:00PM. (Extended day care option will be available for additional cost.)
COST: $350.00 / two week session.

Peace Camp Team

Program Director: Gretchen Rowe
Gretchen Rowe has her B.S. degree in Outdoor Recreation from the University of Minnesota and is a mother of two young adult men. She has been a resident camp counselor in Oregon, Las Vegas (mountains), and Maine; a day camp teacher/counselor for the Jewish Community Center in St. Paul, MN and the Wallingford Boys and Girls Club. She has coached boys’ and girls’ track and field, soccer and basketball. She has taught K - 5th grade in the Seattle Public Schools for over 11 years and currently works as a substitute teacher in the district. Her life has been dedicated to peace within and throughout. She’s used nature, sports, world literature, international and interspiritual community, and poetry and art to continually grow on this journey.

Counseling Team

Elizabeth Keyser
Elizabeth is a 2014 graduate of Nathan Hale High School. This is her 2nd year with Peace Camp. She just finished her freshman year at Simmons College in Boston, MA where she is majoring in Civic and Social Organization. She has worked for the Nathan Hale radio station and community outreach in Boston. She enjoys writing, drama, and working with children.

Emerson Rowe
Emerson is a 2014 graduate of Nathan Hale High School. This will be his 3rd year with Peace Camp. Emerson just finished his freshman year at University of Colorado as a pre-engineering major and a member of the Rocket Club. Besides enjoying having fun with kids, he likes sports, science, music, and building things – even with Legos.

Siswinklae Katrina Laurel Boucher
Laurel brings First Peoples Northwest Coast lineage and traditions with song, story and dance. She has many years of experience working with children in preschools and other educational environments.

Gaus Saayed
Gaus will be joining us from Maher, which is a multi-dimensional community founded by Sister Lucy in Pune, India. Maher is an interfaith community that honors all religions and strongly repudiates caste distinctions. Gaus has grown up with over 300 children and now works as a mentor and leader in many capacities of Maher. He loves acting and Bollywood dancing!


What will we do?

The Arts: Each day we will do hands-on activities across the arts - visual, literature, drama, Legos/building, and music.

Active / Kinesthetic: Walking to and exploring neighborhood parks, Ballard swimming pool, Seattle Center, capture the flag, cooperative games, inventive games, unstructured outdoor play, and more!

Play / Exploration: Choice time is offered twice in the day where kids can explore their own creativity. There are many choices between board games, puzzles, ouutside games, make-believe, drama, dance, etc.

Circle Time: Twice each day we have community sharing and reflection. The group comes together and supports one another as we share and listen from the heart. 

Closure: Each day will culminate in a journal reflection about the day, and our last circle meeting. 

Download the 2015 PEACE CAMP flyer and Registration form HERE.

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Last year (2014) information is contained below: 

2014 PEACE CAMP information:
An all ages community day camp experience for children and youth
“United: I think being united is like two or more people acting positive as one.”
“You: You should love YOU!”
Rianna, age 10

WHERE: Interfaith Community Sanctuary, 1763 NW 62nd St., Ballard 98107
DATES:
SESSION 1: JULY 7 – JULY 18 (10 days - Monday – Friday).
SESSION 2: July 21 – August 1 (10 days - Monday – Friday).
TIME: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. (Extended day care option will be available for additional cost.)
COST: $350.00/per two-week session

What will we do?

The Arts: Each day we will do hands-on activities across the arts - visual, literature, drama, Legos/building, and music.

Active/Kinesthetic: Walking to and exploring neighborhood parks, ballard swimming pool, Seattle Center, capture the flag, cooperative games, inventive games, unstructured outdoor play, and more!

Play/Exploration: Free, open play will be offered each day, such as: swimming, going to the park, and field trips around the city. Group process will follow each activity, so that children can reflect on what they experienced and their thinking and feeling about it.

Circle Time: We will have community sharing and reflection three times in the day – morning, afternoon and evening. This is a time where we can share and listen from the heart with one another

Closure: Each day will culminate in a journal reflection starting from self and branching out into larger wonder. There will be time to share with group if desired.

Program Director: Gretchen Rowe
Gretchen Rowe has her B.S. degree in Outdoor Recreation from the University of Minnesota and is a mother of two young adult men. She has been a resident camp counselor in Oregon, Las Vegas (mountains), and Maine; a day camp teacher/counselor for the Jewish Community Center in St. Paul, MN and the Wallingford Boys and Girls Club. She has coached boys’ and girls’ track and field, soccer and basketball. She has taught K - 5th grade in the Seattle Public Schools for over 11 years and currently works as a substitute teacher in the district. Her life has been dedicated to peace within and throughout. She’s used nature, sports, world literature, international and interspiritual community, and art to continually grow on this journey.

Counselors: Bryce Johnson and Emerson Rowe
Bryce will be a 2014 graduate of Nathan Hale High School. This will be his 2nd year with Peace Camp. Bryce is a 4-year participant in Nathan Hale’s cross-country, swim, and track teams. He also plays soccer and is a master Lego builder.

Emerson will also be a 2014 graduate of Nathan Hale High School. This will be his 2nd year with Peace Camp, as well. Emerson is a musician (tenor sax and flute), former football player, and current baseball player for Nathan Hale. He is set to go to college to study physics and engineering. He is also a master Lego builder.

2014 PEACE CAMP
REGISTRATION FORM

PLEASE SEND or EMAIL registration by June 1, 2014:
INTERFAITH COMMUNITY SANCTUARY
1763 NW 62nd St.
SEATTLE, WA 98107
Email: gleshrowe@comcast.net


Child’s Name:_______________________________________ Age_________


Parent/Guardian Name:_____________________________________________


Address:____________________________________________________________

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Phone #:___________________________ Cell #____________________________


Email:__________________________________________________


$20 nonrefundable reservation fee due by June 1, 2014

Please check one (or two) of the following:

_______ Yes, I can pay the full $300.00 for two weeks.

_______ My child will need a partial scholarship. I can pay ___________.

_______ My child will need a full scholarship.

_______ I would like to donate ________ to your scholarship fund.

Full payment will be due by June 30, 2014.

Questions? Please call Gretchen Rowe @ 206-551-5964, or email gleshrowe@comcast.net

2014 PEACE CAMP Registration Form HERE.

2014 PEACE CAMP FLYER here.

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Archive info: Camp Prophetology

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Read a summary of our summer 2011 experiences here.

View photos from our 2011 interfaith summer experience here.