Founded in Jerusalem in 2002, Kids4Peace is a global movement of Jewish, Christian and Muslim youth, dedicated to ending conflict and inspiring hope in divided societies around the world while fostering sustainable friendships across the lines of conflict. Kids4Peace is nonpolitical, nonsectarian and nonpartisan. Through a network of local chapters, Kids4Peace operates five international summer camps and a six-year, year-round program for more than 250 Palestinian, Israeli and North American youth. Members of Christ Church Cathedral joined forces with representatives from the area’s Jewish and Islam communities to bring a Kids4Peace camp to the Cincinnati area in August of 2016.
Cincinnati Kids4Peace, an interfaith day camp, brings together Jewish, Christian and Muslim middle school students to learn more about other religions, equality and social justice to pursue peace in the surrounding communities. Together, the youth:
Kids4Peace in Cincinnati has been growing steadily since its founding four years ago. It is open to sixth, seventh, and eighth grade youth from all religions and cultures. Kids enjoy making new friends from all across the Cincinnati area, learning about each other’s religion and culture, while also learning how to make a difference in their community. They experience games, music, sports, art, and food, all while developing skills to become a leader of peace. Additionally, older kids can now join the newly formed Kids4Peace youth leadership team.
For more information on either of these offerings, contact Adam Hayden, K4P administrative coordinator and camp director or go to K4p.org/Cincinnati or on Facebook at Kids4Peace Cincinnati.