Lurgan Town Project- Peace Camp 2014
Summer 2014 was an eventful time for the Lurgan Town Project as 40 young people took off to Greenhill YMCA for the annual summer peace camp. This year the peace camp was driven by a youth steering group which was supported by YMCA Lurgan, Clann Eireann, SELB Youth Service Inclusion Unit and the Lurgan Town Providers forum.
The Main Funders – Craigavon Borough Council, Peace III Programme and SELB CRED Enhancement Scheme for supporting the development of the steering group.
The steering group had the opportunity to plan the programme, secure the venue, recruit participants, deliver key aspects of the peace camp programme and oversee the evaluation. They also had to meet with external agencies / facilitators to choose a range of suitable workshops which met the aims of the peace camp. This led to the PSNI Neighbourhood team, Lurgan joining us in Greenhill for Laser tag, high ropes as well as a question and answer session. A cultural music workshop was also facilitated by Stephen Heasley, which lifted the roof of Greenhill YMCA.
Over the 4 days the young people were involved in a number of reflection / evaluation activities attached is what they had to say about their experience. The report attached provides more detail about the camp and the positive outcomes gained by all involved.