Transcending Violence - Days of August" Programming
Ideas for Summer Camps
August 6th to August 9th
Transcending Violence and the Future of the Planet
Commemorating the Hiroshima and Nagasaki Bombings
Days of Awareness, Reflection and Dialogue
There are several million young people in summer camps
in the United States, and thousands of camping staff
looking for high quality programs that will inspire,
educate, and build character. This project is designed
to provide access to variety of activity options that
can be integrated into a thematic four day program.
The combination and progression of rich, meaningful,
and fun experiences can raise consciousness, deepen
understanding, and stimulate ceative thinking about
important issues of our time, including our nuclear
legacy, all forms of violence, the environment, human
rights, and the future of the planet for our children.
The emphasis will be on violence prevention, cultural
awareness, and conflict transformation.
Our website will provide are easily accessible programming
ideas, materials, scripts, and instructions for these
four days. Materials can be adapted to the particular
religious, spiritual, philosophical, and political orientation
of each camp that uses it. There can also be specifically
developed materials using various religious sources
about peace and nonviolence. This can also be used all
year round to provide ideas for youth leaders, educators,
and speakers with ideas for assemblies, workshops, and
is home to a variety of activites and projects that
are committed to a transcendant, outside-the-box, new
paradigm approach to human problems which affect the
future of life on the planet. We are committed to using
creative, inspiring, and psychologically sound programs
to raise consciousness in a useful and appealing way.
promote awareness of practical, proven approaches of
nonviolent conflict transformation that been demonstrated
to be effective in addressing human problems in a way
that not only prevents violence, but also addresses
the reasons for the violence and uses win-win solutions
improve conditions for those on all sides of a conflict.
are committed to the well being of the next generation
and all future generations - our human chain. We are
profoundly aware that what we do now will determine
whether our children grow up in a world with major global
institions with great power in preventing violence and
finding optimal ways to transform conflicts, or they
will grow up in a world with massive proliferation of
nuclear, biological, and chemical weapons, weapons in
space, and nuclear anarchy. They will grow up in a world
with a gradual improvement and repair of environmental
damage or in a toxic world with increasinfg disease,
extinctions, flooding, chaotic weather patterns.
recognize that what is needed is a proliferation of
consciousness. As a human chain reaction our method
is to find uplifting ways of teaching, inspiring, and
appealing to our higher natures to protect life.