My fiancé Bonnie and I had the privilege to be on core team and lead the teen realm at a Nonviolent Communication family camp on Vashon Island, WA. What a wonderful week 80 participants that came to camp looking for connection, support, new friends, and communication skills. We spent most of our week with the teens and their families, the group this year really engaged in learning new skills and having edgy conversations.
One meaningful experience for me was that we had a group of 8 men and women and teens from Palestine and Israel. They came to camp with the intention to learn how to facilitate Nonviolent Communication and run family camps. Their intention is to hold 3 camps 1 for Palestinians, 1 for Israelis, and 1 for both groups to come together! What a beautiful vision, I am so honored to be able to support them in this vision.
Part of what I love about camp is the moments of watching a group of 8-11 year olds decorate a golf cart turning it into a “horse”, and then speeding through camp! I am hopeful that Bonnie and I can attend again next year… We are even playing with the idea of starting a camp here in Colorado! Hope to see you there.