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Most summer camps hold something called Color Wars, consisting of fierce sports competition between teams named after the camp's colors. Kinderland does things a little differently. Instead of waging Color Wars, they host the World Peace Olympics, in which the teams are named after progressive social movements, leaders, or organizations. Another difference is that though the Olympics includes sports, it stresses culture and history, as campers learn about their own teams and the teams they are playing. During the Peace Olympics, Camp Kinderland is hopping as campers create and perform cheers, dances, and skits, and plan and paint huge murals that decorate walls throughout camp. Teams are based on the the theme of the summer. Another Camp is Possible captures the summer of 2007, when From Discussion to Action: Making the World a Better Place, informed the cultural program culminating in the Peace Olympics.

The teams this year are the environmentalist organization GreenPeace, which uses peaceful direct action and creative communication to expose global environmental problems and to promote solutions that are essential to a green and peaceful future; The Center for Constitional Rights, a non-profit legal and educational organization committed to the creative use of law as a positive force for social change;The Highlander Research and Education Center, a leadership training school and cultural center, which works with grassroots social change organizations in the south (Rosa Parks was trained at Highlander and the Civil Rights anthem, We Shall Overcome, was born there); and Jews for Racial and Economic Justice, an organization, that engages New York City Jews in partnership with the poor, immigrants, and people of color to fight for racial and economic justice. Let the Peace Games Begin!