Our History

Our mission is to provide tools that encourage understanding, inspire connection and build sustainable peace.

Peace Village began in 1995 as a summer day camp, created in collaboration between the Congregational Church of Lincoln City, the Peace Studies department of Pacific University and the Native Youth Council of the Siletz Nation. Rooted in humanitarian and interfaith dialogue, we now have over 20 camps across the nation and programs for children of all ages, families and adults. We have created a dynamic curriculum that utilizes four main elements as it’s foundation: Conflict Transformation, Connection to the Natural World, Media Literacy and Mindful Movement.  As experiential educators, we utilize over 20 years of work in this field with children from diverse backgrounds in a multitude of settings.