Peace Weekend (part 1)

by Bucks Rock August. 06, 2017 882 views
Campers participating in the annual Peace Weekend on Saturday at the Pavilion! Photo by Allie D.

Campers participating in the annual Peace Weekend on Saturday at the Pavilion! Photo by Allie D.

Peace Weekend is a celebration of Japanese culture and a remembrance for Hiroshima. Photo by Allie D.

Peace Weekend is a celebration of Japanese culture and a remembrance for Hiroshima. Photo by Allie D.

Campers could try out zen gardens in the Pavilion. Photo by Allie D.

Campers could try out zen gardens in the Pavilion. Photo by Allie D.

Peace Weekend, also known as Peace Night and Hiroshima Day, has been a Buck's Rock tradition since our founding in 1942. Photo by Allie D.

Peace Weekend, also known as Peace Night and Hiroshima Day, has been a Buck's Rock tradition since our founding in 1942. Photo by Allie D.

Campers also got to try their hand at flower arranging. Photo by Allie D.

Campers also got to try their hand at flower arranging. Photo by Allie D.

The Painting shop presents Peace Weekend every year, including sumi-e painting. Photo by Allie D.

The Painting shop presents Peace Weekend every year, including sumi-e painting. Photo by Allie D.

Floral arrangements by campers. Photo by Allie D.

Floral arrangements by campers. Photo by Allie D.

Abby working on her floral arrangement! Photo by Allie D.

Abby working on her floral arrangement! Photo by Allie D.

Campers also learned to fold origami. Photo by Allie D.

Campers also learned to fold origami. Photo by Allie D.

Each summer, campers work together to fold 1,000 paper cranes. Photo by Allie D.

Each summer, campers work together to fold 1,000 paper cranes. Photo by Allie D.

The Garden team pitched in for flowers! Photo by Allie D.

The Garden team pitched in for flowers! Photo by Allie D.

The Pavilion covered in cranes and flowers. Photo by Allie D.

The Pavilion covered in cranes and flowers. Photo by Allie D.

Chris Forby from Painting, the organizer of Peace Weekend. Photo by Allie D.

Chris Forby from Painting, the organizer of Peace Weekend. Photo by Allie D.

Working on a sumi-e painting.  Photo by Allie D.

Working on a sumi-e painting. Photo by Allie D.

Peace Weekend activities continued into Saturday evening. Photo by Allie D.

Peace Weekend activities continued into Saturday evening. Photo by Allie D.

Chris led the candlelit processional around camp. Photo by Allie D.

Chris led the candlelit processional around camp. Photo by Allie D.

The campers walked together in silence and contemplated the idea of peace. Photo by Allie D.

The campers walked together in silence and contemplated the idea of peace. Photo by Allie D.

The candlelit processional re-entering the Pavilion. Photo by Allie D.

The candlelit processional re-entering the Pavilion. Photo by Allie D.

Chris sharing the history of Hiroshima. Photo by Allie D.

Chris sharing the history of Hiroshima. Photo by Allie D.

The Pavilion decorated with lanterns for Peace Weekend. Photo by Allie D.

The Pavilion decorated with lanterns for Peace Weekend. Photo by Allie D.

The Peace Wall, created by MuShed instructor Luisa, decorated with camper artwork. Photo by Allie D.

The Peace Wall, created by MuShed instructor Luisa, decorated with camper artwork. Photo by Allie D.

Campers gathered to share their thoughts from during the processional. Photo by Allie D.

Campers gathered to share their thoughts from during the processional. Photo by Allie D.

Jackie listening to the stories shared. Photo by Allie D.

Jackie listening to the stories shared. Photo by Allie D.

Campers added their candles to flowers. Photo by Allie D.

Campers added their candles to flowers. Photo by Allie D.

Chris sharing the history of Peace Weekend at Buck's Rock. Photo by Allie D.

Chris sharing the history of Peace Weekend at Buck's Rock. Photo by Allie D.

Campers shared their views on peace and the world today. Photo by Allie D.

Campers shared their views on peace and the world today. Photo by Allie D.

They also shared their personal connections to conflicts in history. Photo by Allie D.

They also shared their personal connections to conflicts in history. Photo by Allie D.

Rob and Jackie led the group in songs of peace. Photo by Allie D.

Rob and Jackie led the group in songs of peace. Photo by Allie D.

Singing along to "This Land is Your Land." Photo by Allie D.

Singing along to "This Land is Your Land." Photo by Allie D.

A heart-shaped flower petal found at Peace Weekend. Photo by Allie D.

A heart-shaped flower petal found at Peace Weekend. Photo by Allie D.

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