13th Annual Camp Peaceprints

“Let’s Talk Peace” 

Monday – Friday, July 13 – 24, 2020 from 1:30-3:30 pm
All Online 

Announcing the 13th annual Camp Peaceprints, brought to you by the Interfaith Peace Network, the SSJ Sister Karen Klimczak Center for Nonviolence, and the WNY Peace Center. The camp, for youth ages 8 to 13, fully online this year due to COVID-19, provides exposure to a diverse community while introducing and exploring communication, social justice issues, community organizing, and peaceful conflict resolution.

Our theme for Camp Peaceprints 2020 is “Let’s Talk Peace.” In our current political environment, deep divisions exist among people regarding the philosophy and values of social engagement. How do we establish a culture of peace with people who are different from us? How do we listen to one another? Camp Peaceprints will provide opportunities for campers to practice difficult conversations using good listening skills, tools for open communication, respect for diversity of opinion, and elements of persuasion with the end goal of increasing campers’ commitment to social justice, and establishing a culture of peace. We’ll have wonderful guest presenters – activists and artists from the Buffalo area. We’ll also play games, have recreation/physical activities, do art projects, create music, and go on field trips. All on Zoom!!

To Register

Registration is $25 per week, with scholarships readily available. For registration forms, payment, and additional information, please see below. Please register ASAP as we’ll be delivering packets with art materials, etc., for use during camp.

For more information, please contact:

  • Vivian Waltz, Director of the Sister Karen Klimczak Center for Nonviolence 716.893.0808 vivian@sisterkarencenter.org
  • Victoria Ross, Executive Director of the WNY Peace Center, and Peaceful Conflict Resolution Consultant for the Interfaith Peace Network 716.931.3520  victoryross9@gmail.com

Download the camp flyer here and please share with anyone who might be interested in joining us!

Camp Background

Camp Peaceprints is a summer camp designed to introduce youth to social justice, while providing them with peaceful conflict resolution skills and exposure to a broader community. It is a two-week long alternative education program for participants ages 8 – 13, with older youth serving as Youth Assistants. Participants take weekly fieldtrips and hear from local organizers daily. The lesson plans expose them to alternatives to violence exercises, historical movements to end oppression and modern day efforts in community organizing. Music, art, theater, dance, and recreation are significant facets of the program.

Each year Camp Peaceprints has a different theme. Past themes include:

  • 2019 “Discovering Diversity: An Intercultural Adventure”
  • 2018 “The Language of Peace”
  • 2017 “Peace Networking”
  • 2016 “Pathways to Peace”
  • 2015 “Unity in Community”
  • 2014 “Peace Messaging”
  • 2013 “Telling Our Stories of Peace”
  • 2012 “Peace With the Earth, Peace On the Earth”
  • 2011 “Justice and Peace in Space and Time”
  • 2010 “Think Globally, Act Locally”
  • 2009 “Environmental and Social Justice”
  • 2008 “Community Building and Social Change”