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Monday, August 24, 2009

Monday, August 24, 2009

A new week, and the last week of the PV Summer Program. Where has the time gone? Today at camp we had a special treat for the oldest group of kids. An organization called City At Peace sent out a representative to do an activity with the kids and to recruit them to join their program. I won't go into a lot of detail about the program, (you can check out their website at www.cpnational.org/ny) but they are an amazing group who work with teenagers from all five boroughs of NYC. They come together for a year and share their stories with each other and work on improving themselves through the arts and community service. One of our young women from TGIA, the young womens empowerment group, was part of the organization last year and we were so impressed we asked them to come out to camp. It was really a great day for the older kids.

The younger two groups had group as usual. The middle group focused on singing today as their art and the youngest group did a weaving project. Everyone seemed to be in a great mood when they left camp today.

Tonight for dinner we are had a veggie (fresh from the garden) and shrimp combo and baked potatoes. Yum, yum! After cleaning up we gathered in the community room for reflection. We each read a short prayer about a different animal that would have been on the ark. We then shared which animal you connected with or connected with your day of service. Very interesting and thought provoking.

City At Peace working with the oldest age group

The kids expressing themselves through movement as directed by City at Peace

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