Seeds of Peace Camp feels like coming home, or a second home, at the very least. We are all so excited, because this is what we remember from the first time, the jitters of the first day and night and all the new faces, but this is Seas of Peace, and so by its very definition, we all know this is an experience entirely new. The grounds are nearly abandoned at this point. A dust bowl, if you will. The rooms are boarded up and chairs are stacked on the tables, but we are here, our little group of 16 campers, and we are just getting started.
The Seas of Peace program is different because at this point we are all Seeds of Peace, and there is a new level of respect (for self and others) and responsibility. We have learned and taken that knowledge back home with us but now we are back, more confident, mature, and wholly ready for this new experience and exciting challenge. A lot of us have never been on a boat before, know what the word “haul” means, or have perfected the art of singing like pirates, but that in itself makes this all so exhilarating.
We are looking forward to our next meal! (It’s nearly dinnertime now at camp.) After that, we are looking forward to our second dialogue of camp tonight, and beyond today, we cannot wait to learn how to sail, make new friends, discuss the things that matter to us and then also, become further empowered individuals with values and voices.