This year the summer camp will be a cooperative venture with Zen Peacemakers. It will be a significant component of a newly forming Appalachian Zen House program run by Zen Peacemaker minister Kangi (See http://www.tricycle.com/feature/bernie-glassmans-excellent-adventure for more information about the Appalachian Zen House and the Zen Peacemakers). Kangi and especially his assistant, intern Rosalind McIntosh, will be helping with grant writing, staff and camper recruitment, exploring collaboration with the local school district and program development. The purpose of the camp is to reconnect youth with the earth, plants, animals, and each other and to teach ways of maintaining these connections in our materialistic and individualistic culture. We are focusing on providing experiential and fun sustainability education for 12-18 year olds.