Our summer camp program brings young women from Israel and Palestine to a beautiful and peaceful setting, where communication and leadership are supported. As a camper, you will have daily opportunities for dialogue, art-making, lots of fun, and the beginning of new friendships.

Creativity for Peace's camp is held high in the Sangre de Cristo mountains of northern New Mexico, near the state capital of Santa Fe, a small city known for its Native American and Spanish heritage, clear blue skies and soaring landscapes, as well as art, architecture, and cuisine.

While activities at camp are varied, there is a special emphasis on art. Your artmaking projects may include drawing, painting, printmaking, sculpture, photography, and much more. We invite you to join us for an exceptional three weeks of exploration and discovery.

Our 2018 camp dates are 12 July – 2 August (plus travel). Camp is open to young women, ages 15-17, from Israel and Palestine. The deadline for completing your application is 30 November, 2017. Please read the instructions carefully and submit all required materials in English. . For more information contact Noa Ma'ayan, Program Coordinator in Israel, at

As a Creativity for Peace camper, you join a growing group of young women in the Middle East who share a vision of building a future based on compassion and peace. After camp, you will have regular opportunities to continue and deepen your new friendships. You will also become eligible for our Young Leader program.

Get Ready for Camp

The altitude of camp is 2800 meters. Campers are housed in a private home located on 40 acres of mountain forestland with beautiful scenic views. Campers are assigned to their bedrooms based on cultural diversity. No room swapping is allowed.
Part of the camp program is to experience a diversity of international foods. Please come prepared to enjoy tasting new and different foods. Pork and shellfish are not included on the menu. Participants with special dietary needs should contact Noa Ma'ayan in advance.
Cell phones, iPods, and other mobile devices are not permitted at camp. Campers should plan to bring digital cameras. Families may call their daughter once a week at scheduled times (to be announced). The exceptions are emergencies or birthdays.
Families and friends may email to However, campers are not permitted to use computers.
A suggested list of clothing and other items to bring will be distributed prior to the start of camp. Laundry is done every few days, so it is not necessary to bring a lot of clothes. Past experience has taught that it is highly advisable to pack in one suitcase and bring an empty suitcase for purchased items and art work. Please keep in mind that airlines have very strict baggage allowance and extra weight is very costly.
There will be a shopping expedition during camp. Shopping money is to be provided by each family. Each camper may bring NO MORE THAN $350 for personal shopping. As part of the application process, parents/guardians are required to verify that their daughters will not carry more than this amount.
Activities may include hiking, swimming, shopping, sports, visiting museums, and dining in private homes and restaurants. For outdoor activities, please bring walking shoes, a hat, and sunscreen.
Dental Needs
Please have a dental check-up several months before coming to camp. We have experienced many dental problems during camp, which take the pleasure out of the experience, result in lost activity time, and are very expensive.
As part of the camp experience of forming community and acquiring leadership skills, daily housekeeping chores will be assigned along with special times for cooking. Campers must be prepared to participate in some cooking and cleaning.
Campers may not smoke or chew gum on campus.