Don’t miss the Peacebuilders Camp benefit party and concert on May 9! Join us at Eyedrum (115 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive SW, Ste. 225, Atlanta, GA 30303) at 6:30 for great food, drinks, fellowship, and a silent auction with dozens of quality items and services up for bid. Peacebuilders Camp directors, Koinonia community members, and supporters from across the Southeast will be on hand to share news, photos and stories from camp. Silent auction items range from a CSA share and products from Koinonia to music lessons and artwork to a guided bird-watching hike and other adventures. Check the Peacebuilders Camp website for updates on items available.

At 8:00, Atlanta bands Wowser Bowser and TV Dinner (follow the links to listen – their music is great!) will headline the concert portion of the evening. Thanks to these bands, to Eyedrum, and to our many auction donors for their support of Peacebuilders Camp!

Tickets are $30 for the entire evening, or $7 for just the concert, and are available online at Your support will make it possible for youth to attend Peacebuilders Camp this summer.

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Peacebuilders Camp at Koinonia Farm is a unique overnight summer camp in rural south Georgia where youth ages 11 to 14 spend a week together learning how to work toward peace and justice. Campers enjoy farm life, play games and sports, go on field trips, learn about human rights, make new friends, and explore the stories of peacemakers past and present.

This year will be the fourth summer of camp, and they’ve already got a full enrollment of campers. They are coming from Atlanta, Americus, Macon, Florida, Tennessee, and Indiana, and they include kids from very diverse backgrounds — refugee kids, kids growing up in urban poverty, rural kids, middle class kids, several different races, and diverse religious and ethnic backgrounds.

“If all we did was to put these kids together in a supportive community for a week, we’d be giving them a transformative experience. But we do so much more. We introduce them to peacemakers past and present, take them to places that stretch their comfort zones, challenge them to consider their roles as future peacemakers, and show them how one person — or a group of committed people — can make a real difference in the world.”