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Growing Hope Forging Peace – Youth, at Camp Washington

May 12, 2023 @ 6:00 PM - May 13, 2023 @ 2:00 PM


For Middle and High School Youth:

Come to Camp with old friends and meet new friends as we come together for a WEEKEND OF HOPE AND TRANSFORMATION. We will gather at Camp on Friday at 6:00 pm for an evening of engaging conversation and discussion with Shane Claiborne, beating of guns into plowshares around the forge, group art projects, and time to chill and talk around the campfire. Saturday morning, we will wake up to breakfast and time to wrap up our work from Friday night, as we welcome the larger community to join us for a day of testimony, reflection, experience, and ACTION! Our day will end with a time of worship prayer, and a picnic lunch.

This important event is made possible by grants from: Swords to Plowshares Ministry Network, The NW Region of the ECCT, St. James’s Episcopal Church- W. Hartford, CT, St. Paul’s Episcopal Church- Fairfield, CT & other generous sponsors.

Shane Claiborne, Keynote Speaker

Shane Claiborne is a prominent speaker, activist, and best-selling author. Shane worked with Mother Teresa in Calcutta, and founded The Simple Way in Philadelphia. Now grace fuels his passion to end the death penalty and help stop gun violence. His newest book, Beating Guns, acts as a guide for how we can be part of the solution towards ending gun violence. Inspired by the prophetic image of beating swords into plows, Beating Guns offers a clarion call to change our hearts regarding one of the most significant moral issues of our time.


May 12, 2023 @ 6:00 PM
May 13, 2023 @ 2:00 PM
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Camp Washington
860 567-9623
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Diane Atwood
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Camp Washington
190 Kenyon Rd
Lakeside, CT 06758 United States
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(860) 567-9623
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