Beloved Yoga and the Unitarian Universalist Church in Reston are excited to partner together to offer this unique peace camp and yoga experience for children ages 6-12 in our community!  Our summer 2018 Peace Camp theme is “Peaceful Presence” and reflects our goal of creating a summer camp environment where campers can experience, learn and practice peace as inward love, creative expression and outward service.  Campers will enjoy opportunities to create meaningful connections with others and themselves through yoga, music, storytelling, theater, arts and crafts, nature walks, service projects and fun! 

With highly skilled and experienced professionals, Nichole Hodges-Abbasi Music & Arts Director along with Vasanthi Srinivasan, Kids Yoga Director will lead the program.  Nichole earned her B.A. in Music Education, works as the Director of Music and Religious Education at UUCR.  Nichole has been an educator with 20 years of experience working with children and youth of all ages.  Vasanthi has her M.S. of Ed in Curriculum & Instruction and serves as the Director of Children’s Yoga at Beloved Yoga.  Together, they have created a pilot Peace Camp that offers the opportunity to introduce kids, ages 6-12, to UUCR’s & Beloved’s spiritual community.

In camp, children will be encouraged to ask questions, explore, discover, and learn what peace means to them, how to find it within and how they can share peace with their friends, families, environment, community, and our world. 

Benefits of Peace Camp:

  • Helps children learn and practice tools to find inner peace
  • Promotes and fosters peaceful relationships through connections to peers
  • Inspires children to be a peaceful presence in their local community through service
  • Teaches children cooperation through yoga, theater, storytelling, music, crafts, and fun activities.
  • Teaches conflict resolution & builds communication skills
  • Promotes peaceful interactions and creates commUNITY!

Sample Schedule:

9:00-9:15- Arrival
9:15am- Morning Meeting
9:30am-10:30am- Yoga
10:30-10:45am- Snack (provided)
10:45-11:30- Storytelling and Arts and Crafts
11:30-12:00- Free Play on Outdoor Playground Space
12:00-12:30- Lunch
12:30-1:30- Improvisational Theater/Music Time
1:30-2:30- Partner Yoga
2:30-3:00- Cooking and Community Snack
3:00-4:00- Service Learning Project
4:00- Dismissal

Peace Camp

August 13-17, 2018
9:00am - 4:00pm
Unitarian Universalist Church in Reston
1625 Wiehle Avenue, Reston 20190
Cost: Early Registration: $300.00; after March 25th:  $325.00. 15% Sibling discount
Scholarships may be available

Click here to register for camp. Contact Nichole Hodges-Abbasi to learn more: 703-956-9155 x102.