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Peace Village will return for a third year

Camp — Annual event designed to teach children skills to counteract bullying and the culture of violence

Peace Village, a summer day camp for children, will be held June 22-26 in Newberg, a committee of the event’s organizers said in a release last week.

“We have determined we will be able to accommodate 40 campers this year,” said Scott Headley, chairman of the committee. “We are releasing the dates now so interested families can plan their schedules and vacation with the camp dates in mind.”

Peace Village is a cross-cultural, interfaith camp created in Oregon in 1996 to “counteract bullying and the culture of violence, which can surround young people,” according to the release. Through games, music, videography, drama and other activities, the camp strives to offer children in grades 2 through 8 “the opportunity to learn a variety of practical skills toward achieving peace within themselves, within their communities and peace in the world.”

Included in the skills the camp hopes to pass on to children are conflict resolution, multicultural awareness, effective communication and negotiation. The camp has been held in Newberg for two years.

Registration will be available online and by phone or mail in January. For more information, visit www.peace villagenewberg.org.

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