Summer Programs

Summer Programs 2018-04-25T13:10:37+00:00

For schools and other youth-serving organizations seeking experiential learning opportunities for staff, students, and children of all ages, our programs offer impactful and long-lasting social-emotional learning experiences that have been proven to improve academic performance. Peace Learning Center offers group sessions that focus on teambuilding and leadership that are outdoors, interactive, creative and provide experiential learning opportunities for full and half days both at Peace Learning Center’s Eagle Creek Park location and on-site for schools and youth-serving organizations.

Group sessions for pre-K through high school age groups and professional development training for youth-serving professionals are offered from May 29 – July 27, 2018.

Just the facts:

  • Outdoor, interactive, teambuilding, creative Peace Learning Center experiences for your group.
  • Full and half-day sessions available.
  • Reduced rates available based on a sliding-scale fee.
  • Topics tailored to group needs, age, and size.

Peacebuilders Camp Rates (minimum 10 youth participants)

  •         $5/youth for half day programming (less than four hours)
  •         $10/youth for full day programming (more than four hours)

Topics for Youth:

Communities and Working Together

Self-Esteem and Personal Power

Stress and My Brain

Communication and Listening

Conflict Resolution

Responsibility/ Choices and Consequences

Restorative Practices

Bullying Prevention and Empathy

Acceptance and Inclusion

Social Problem Solving

Peer Pressure

Persistence and Protective Factors

Hope and Purpose

be the change- How I can improve the world around me!

General Peacebuilders Camp

Build Community. Identify Power.

What will you do with your summer?

This summer, teens from across Indianapolis will come together to participate in a fun two-week-long program designed to build community and social justice leadership skills. As a camp, we will analyze power and how it affects our lives, in order to make a better society for everybody. We explore our city and ourselves, expand our abilities to communicate our vision to the world, and have fun while doing it.   Social Justice Leadership Camp is a place where every person involved is encouraged to be themselves and empowered to be an active participant in the community.

The Program

This program, run by highly qualified staff from the Peace Learning Center, will include days of skill development relating to leadership and community organizing, collaboration and community building, community tours, mentorship, self-reflection, and fun. You know you are a leader, and we are here to help you be even more effective, powerful, and connected.

The camp runs from 9:00 am-4:30 pm Mondays through Thursdays. Fridays are overnights.

Just the facts:

  • When? July 9 – 20, 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. (with two overnights)
  • Where? Meet in downtown Indianapolis –TBA– Then travel to Peace Learning Center (Eagle Creek Park) and explore the city of Indianapolis
  • Who? Indianapolis (and surrounding area) teens, ages 13-19
  • Cost? Sliding scale, pay as able, $10- $100

Camp Themes: 

Mondays Tuesdays Wednesdays Thursdays Fridays Saturdays
Who I am! What is Social Justice?

Workshop 1

What is

Social Justice?

Workshop 2

Economic

Justice

Leadership Luncheon/ Panel Discussion

And Camp-out

Camp-out until 12 pm
Gender and Sexuality Justice Racial Justice Community Tour

Disability Rights and Justice

Action/Event Planning Final Community

Event/Party

Lock-in

Final morning of camp

Learn about our climate predicament along with sustainability solutions & civic action opportunities. Discover how to impact change through food, camp procedures, art, time spent in nature & other exciting activities.

Just the facts:

  • When? July 9 – 13, 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
  • Where? Peace Learning Center at Eagle Creek Park with visits in the city
  • Who? Indianapolis (and surrounding area) youth ages 2nd-11th grade
  • Cost? $100 includes lunch. Sibling discount & overall scholarships available

Climate Camp All-Stars: July 16-20

Have you attended Climate Camps in the past? You know who you are & how much fun it is!  4th-12th gr.  9am-4pm. $100 (incl. lunch.) Sibling discount & overall scholarships available.

For more information contact jimpoyser@earthcharterindiana.org or khulvershorn@peacelearningcenter.org

Register for Peacebuilders Camp
Apply for Social Justice Leadership Camp
Apply to Climate Camp