Peace Camp is a two-day camp for 6th- through 8th-grade Jewish, Muslim and Christian young people during which participants build friendships with each other while they learn about the richness of each other’s religious traditions and develop skills for standing against faith-based prejudice and bullying. They are led by an interfaith team of high school and college students. See the 2023 Peace Camp schedule below. At each religious center religious leaders will give tours of their sacred spaces and youth leaders will lead activities that allow campers to explain their religions to others.
Peace Camp doesn’t end after “the camp”. Campers and leaders gather throughout the year through monthly virtual reunions or service afternoons so they can continue to develop interfaith friendships, interfaith literacy and interfaith reverence.
Sunday, Feb. 19, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. – Temple Chai, 1670 Checker Road, Long Grove
3 p.m. Bus to Islamic Society of the Midwest, 501 Midway Drive, Mount Prospect. End there at 6 p.m.
Monday, Feb. 20, 1130 a.m. – 4 p.m. Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 930 West Higgins, Schaumburg
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