Even adults have fun during summer programs at PLC!

Even adults have fun during summer programs at PLC!

While summer camp opportunities might be declining for many children, there are still so many unique summer camps and other adventures at PLC and beyond that await exploration!

Click here to read an Indy Star article featuring 45 local camps for your kids to enjoy! Or, if you’re up for an adventure this summer, be sure to to read this article about 12 Adult Summer Camps that will Awaken your Inner Child.

I remember going to summer camp and dreading it when I was a child. Camp was the same thing every day…. arts and crafts, taking a hike, playing tag, eating a peanut butter or bologna sandwich and a banana for lunch, and then “hanging out” with volunteers watching over us, or “babysitting,” until the day ended.

Summer at the Peace Learning Center. Wow, how times have changed! They make me wish I could have a “do over”. So much to do, so much to see, so much to learn!!

Summer at the PLC….. I love the sound of those words as much as I love to hear the buses and vans pull into our parking lot. Excited youth get off the bus, ready for a day of fun. The hustle and bustle of it all. Enthusiastic voices and laughter ring through the building as youth participate in learning activities, nature hikes and more.

There is nothing quite like a child telling you with wide eyed wonderment what they just learned, saw or experienced. It’s a joy to see them feeling confident about themselves and practicing what they’ve learned during the course of the day.

I am proud of the PLC facilitators for instilling pride, confidence and skills these youth can take home and use on a daily basis in their own lives, creating a more peaceful place in their world.

So, we hope you will join us this summer by either supporting or attending an unforgettable camp experience!

This blog post is written by Lisa Jones, PLC’s Director of Human Resources and Operations.