Palestinian, Jewish Camp for Youth, Adults
ANNOUNCEMENT -- Oct 5-9, 2007 –
Friday, 29 June 2007
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Announcement to Muslim, Jewish, and
Christian youth & adults
Share a unique Friday-Tuesday weekend in the beautiful California Sierra Mountains near Yosemite Valley
and Tuesday evening public presentation in San Francisco
Fifth Annual Palestinian-Jewish
Oseh Shalom~Sanea al-Salam Peacemakers Camp
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This year hosting deeply interested youth and adults from North America, Israel and Palestine
who are currently involved in peacemaking and relationship-building activity
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Friday thru Tuesday, Oct. 5-9, 2007
~ ~ Demonstrating that Palestinians and Jews can be good partners ~ ~
To request APPLICATIONS and INFORMATION:
Camp Tawonga ~ ~ Tel: 415-543-2267 ~ ~ Peacemakers@Tawonga.org
Quality Listening workshops ~ ~ Relationship building
Networking ~ ~ Across generations
How-to of the public peace process ~ ~ Leadership training
Music, singing, dancing ~ ~ Family photo & history corner
Arts & crafts from diverse traditions ~ ~ Campfire
Gourmet international cuisine ~ ~ Tuolumne River nature walks
High adventure challenge course ~ ~ Lake boating
Swimming ~ ~ Hiking ~ ~ Ceremony
Time to create our future together
More about this year's 2007 camp:
WHAT CAMPERS SAY:
"I came to camp with
a 'show me' attitude. But the weekend was a transformative experience
that helped free me from the past and begin to move forward."
-- Israeli camper, daughter of Holocaust survivor
"It was a weekend to remember. People could express themselves and be heard in a safe place. If it can be done here, it can be done anywhere. We both demonstrated to each other that we do not need to be enemies."
-- Palestinian man, born in Ramallah
"I found deep meaning in meeting 'the enemy' more personally for the first time."
-- Israeli recent IDF soldier
"Words cannot be enough to tell you how thankful I am to be part of the amazing weekend. It can be very hopeless sometimes. The past weekned charged me with hope, with the feeling of empowerment and support."
-- Palestinian young woman from East Jerusalem
"Meeting Palestinians directly from Israel/Palestine provided me with a completely different understanding of the
-- Jewish American woman
"I have never had such a deep and friendly experience with a Jew or an Israeli. The camp is a great experience that enables Palestinians and Jews not only understand each other but also understand themselves. I would love to help to make the camp of 2006 even more successful."
-- Palestinian young man from Jenin
"Seeing this important process up close was fascinating, and gives me much hope for a more peaceful future. Thank you for letting us report this story to our viewers, and for making us feel so welcome."
-- American woman CBS-TV news producer
APPLICATIONS and INFORMATION:
scholarship help available