Camps for Jews and Arabs (Muslims and Christians)
in North America

Building Bridges for Peace   dot.gif - 926 Bytes  Children of Abraham Project   dot.gif - 926 Bytes  Creativity for Peace
Face to Face - Faith to Faith  dot.gif - 926 Bytes   Hands of Peace  dot.gif - 926 Bytes   Jacobs Internationl Teen Leadership Institute (JITLI)
Kids4Peace/Toronto  dot.gif - 926 Bytes   Kids4Peace/Atlanta    dot.gif - 926 Bytes   Middle East Peace Camp for Children
Oseh Shalom ~ Sanea al-Salam: Palestinian-Jewish Family Peacemakers Camp
Peace Camp Canada   dot.gif - 926 Bytes   Peace Camp Nova Scotia   dot.gif - 926 Bytes   Peace It Together
Project Triumph   dot.gif - 926 Bytes   Seeds of Peace

dot.gif - 926 Bytes   Read the 1970s early history behind the camps.

Read about the successful January 2005 first gathering of the conveners of most of these camps

      There are those who make things happen. There are those who watch things happen. And there are those who ask, "What happened?"
      This is about those who are causing new relationships to happen -- inventing their future -- for Jews and Palestinians.
      Not waiting for governments or "experts," these cultural creatives hope their ideas will travel from North America across the ocean to Jerusalem and beyond.
      Almost all Palestinians and Jews have never had an in-depth, sustained relationship with the "other," in the Middle East and worldwide.
      This "big disconnect" allows them to maintain stereotypes and dehumanize each other -- staying at a distance, in ignorance and fear, doing what they're doing to one another at this moment.
      Thus the urgent need for a greatly enlarged "public peace process" -- -- to discover the "other" equally human, equally excellent persons -- expand our identification to include each other, as described at:
      And instead of resisting "against" each other, we can respond to one another and beging to cooperate, finally, described at:
      There is something magic about "enemies" coming together in a safe place in nature, to discover the humanity of the "other" and transform the nature of their relationships forever.
      The decade-old pioneering efforts of "Seeds of Peace" in Maine, and "Building Bridges for Peace" in Colorado, are the premier summer camp youth experiences that usually come to mind right away.
      Few realize that now their are a dozen camp experiences that have modeled bringing Palestinians and Jews together in North America.
      Inspiration comes from each camp's story of of birth and success , even in the darkest of times?
      What if your heard that one was initiated by an Israeli high school senior residing in Ottawa who met her very first Arabs and Muslims only in her junior year, and was so transformed that she dedicated all these months to assure other youth would have that life-changing experience?
      Well, you just heard it.
      Read how young Michelle Divon's new life began, in the story told at .
      And take time to appreciate the numerous North American camps that have been created, shown here all together for the first time.
      And please pass on to others these hopeful stories of individual women and men who make things happen.
      Our new future together is as close as an open mind and outreached hand -- and your courage.

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Building Bridges for Peace
in Colorado, USA

Children of Abraham Project
in Michigan, USA

Creativity for Peace
in New Mexico, USA

Face to Face - Faith to Faith
in New York, USA

Hands of Peace
in Illinois, USA

Jacobs International Teen Leadership Institute (JITLI)
based in San Diego, Calif., USA, with travel to Spain and the the Middle East

in Ontario, Canada
in Texas, USA
(AND earlier in Georgia, USA)

Middle East Peace Camp for Children
in Seattle, Washington, USA

Oseh Shalom ~ Sanea al-Salam
Palestinian-Jewish Family Peacemakers Camp

at Camp Tawonga near Yosemite Valley, California, USA and

Peace Camp Canada
in Antigonish, Nova Scotia, Canada
(in past)

Peace Camp Nova Scotia
in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
(in past)

Peace It Together
in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Project Triumph
in southern California, USA

Seeds of Peace
in Maine, USA

Read about the successful January 2005
first gathering of the conveners of most of these camps

Jewish-Palestinian Living Room Dialogue Group
1448 Cedarwood Drive, San Mateo, CA 94403
Voice: (650) 574-8303 -- Fax: (650) 573-1217

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