December 23, 2007

As a delegation leader, the greatest gift I received was to watch the students learn and grow. I saw them develop into mature, independent, responsible, wonderful, young adults. At the beginning of Peace Camp, many of them found themselves relying on leaders, family, and friends. But by the end of the journey, they realized one must ultimately depend on themselves, and the strength, character, and good judgment that has been instilled in them throughout their life. As teenagers, they did something most adults only dream about. They should be proud of their accomplishments. Each of them, in their own way, contributed to the tapestry that weaved our delegation together. We've all learned, Peace Camp isn't a place you visit, but a place in your heart! These 50 students exemplified what President Eisenhower's dream was all about! I love them all!

Barb Capozzi, Buffalo/Niagara Falls, NY
Delegation Leader for Peace Camp

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