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International Peace Camp in Virginia Brings the World to Teens

May 01, 2014 11:18PM

This July, teens from around the world will gather outside Bedford to create a living, working model of the global community. The Global Youth Village welcomes students, ages 14 to 18, and staff, from over 15 different countries – including Nigeria, China, Taiwan, France, Poland, Jordan, Egypt and the United States. Global Youth Village participants learn about conflict resolution, peaceful leadership, world cultures and faiths and build friendships with diverse peers.

The Global Youth Village emphasizes developing the whole individual. The program provides a wide range of opportunities for youth to explore their own identity – including music, yoga, religious/spiritual exploration, sports and arts. Meals at the Village are fresh-made, vegetarian and reflect the countries and cultures represented at the camp. Favorite dishes include Indonesian Gado-Gado, Turkish beans and eggplant lasagna.

Location: 1020 Legacy Dr., Bedford. For additional information, call 540-871-0882 or visit