It was an exciting moment on Saturday, October 24, 2021, when hundreds of young people gathered at the newly constructed campus to celebrate the rebirth of Camp Kpolopellah. Camp Kpolopellah used to be one of the best campuses to train young people in moral virtues, discipline, humanity, and respect. Unfortunately, Camp Kplopellah was destroyed during the Liberia civil war that engulfed the country between 1989 – 2003. For some, this is their very first time to see a modern camp being built in Liberia, and many see it as a dream come true.
Meanwhile, rigorous engagement is ongoing with other newly established camping groups to use the facilities for camping and other recreational purposes. There will be a Christmas camp beginning December 26, 2021, to January 7, 2022.
We are grateful to the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Bavaria and the Lutherlyn Community Camp, a camping member of the American Camping Association.
At the same time, Friday, November 5, 2021, Camp for Peace Liberia graduated 20 young men and women from FRC Agricultural Vocational Training Institute. The FRC Agricultural Vocation is a unique training event that lasts for 9-10 months. It engages young people in leadership development, humanity, trauma awareness, confidence building, tolerance, and agriculture to enhance their energies in promoting food security.
This camping component is seen as a bit unusual but reflects, builds, and empowers young people to be self-reliant and self-confident as they move into their life journey. We use the camping model of cooperation, respect, tolerance, and fun to achieve the goal.