Peace Camp is taking one season “off” to regroup for a great Camp in August 2016.

A Weeklong Summer Day Camp
Building Friendships and Creating Peace
Unique programs for girls and boys entering grades 1-6
and youth entering grades 7-12

1 Week  at the beginning of August 2016
9am to 3pm - Dates TBA

Sponsored by: NonViolence in the Lives of Children Project, Inc.,
with additional support from Women's International League for Peace and Freedom,
WindTree Retreat Center, Resource Center for Non Violence,
and local Santa Cruz businesses

Our staff is evolving for the 2016 Season.
If you are interested in joining
the Peace Camp team as a
Counselor or Junior Counselor (CIT)
for the week,
or as an Activity Volunteer
(half day commitment),
please visit our contact page.

We’d love to hear from you!

Jane Addams

Jane Addams was the first American woman to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. She was a pioneer settlement worker,
a sociologist, author,
and a leader in the women's suffragette
and Peace movements.
Her philosophy about building a peaceful and stronger community is at the heart of this fun and enlightening camp.

Jane Addams Peace Camp's mission is to foster an understanding of peace and justice
through art, music, drama, games, stories and discussion.

  Camp activities are designed to promote:
       ■Non-Violent Communication
       ■Listening to our inner voice
       ■Appreciation of other cultures and ways of thinking
       ■Caring for the Earth
       ■Conflict Management
       ■Peace, Justice and Compassion

When: Beginning of August 2016, 9am to 3pm each day.
(Pre-camp orientation: the prior Sunday, 2-3pm)

Location:  The marvelous outdoors of the Orchard School campus
just a few minutes off Highway 1 in Aptos, at 2288 Trout Gulch Road.

Schedule: The week includes:
     ■Small group activities by age
     ■Free choice activities
     ■Entire camp activities
     ■Lots of fun and friendship!

Staff:  Experienced counselors with training in Non-Violent Communications and skilled volunteers.

Volunteer opportunities:  Parents are welcome to participate by helping with cooking and transportation.  Artists and educators are also welcome to donate their skills and talents
by pre-arrangement.

Cost: $180 - includes snacks, lunch, camp T-shirt and group photo, and all supplies.

Financial Aid is made available for any child needing assistance to participate.
To apply, please send an email to  describing your family's economic situation.  Include how much of the $180 fee you are requesting.  The registrar will contact you asap to discuss your request.

 Youth Leader Program:  Middle school students entering grades 7 and 8 who are interested in learning leadership skills, developing skills in peacemaking and social justice and enjoy working with younger campers. Youth Leaders will have their own group with interesting teen activities as well as opportunities to work with counselors and CITs in providing programming for Peace Campers.

Counselors in Training (CIT):  This new program affords teens entering grades 9 through 12 the opportunity to share preparing and implementing camp activities with staff counselors.  CITs take leadership roles throughout the camp day in areas such as: free choice activities, singing and games. They also develop skills and strategies in Non-Violent Communication and social justice.