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Boys’ day camp opens at Peace Center

The Dominican Sisters of Peace will hold their first-ever camp for boys ages 7-10 June 15-19 from 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m.  at 2837 Broadway St., New Orleans.

Camp coordinator, Dominican Sister of Peace Ceal Warner, said activities and  field trips are scheduled daily. Activities include a visit from the New Orleans Police Department horse patrol on Monday; a trip to Rock ‘N’ Bowl on Tuesday; a talk from Mardi Gras Indian Howard Miller on Wednesday; a visit to the Aquarium of the Americas on Thursday; and a visit to Xavier University’s Art Village to work with clay on Friday.


Campers also will play volleyball and badminton and work on computers.

Sister Ceal calls the camp an “enrichment” program that will include music and daily journaling.

It is an outgrowth of the nuns’ outreach Peace Center, which opened in September 2014 and provides computer training, after-school programs such as tutoring for children, and has a children’s lending library and reading center, counseling and Bible study for all ages.

Second Harvest Food Bank will provide breakfast and lunch to campers, she said.    

Sister Ceal, who runs the Peace Center with Dominican Sisters of Peace Patricia Thomas and Suzanne Brauer, said volunteer high school graduates will be on hand to help at the day camp.

The camp was made possible when the Dominican Sisters of Peace received a $10,000 grant from the Adrian Dominicans to host it.

“We want to be an outreach to the neighborhood, so we thought we would have a summer program” Sister Ceal said. “We hope it will flow into something more.

“We’re hoping to do four weeks next year,” Sister Ceal said.

Cost is $10 and includes a “Be Peace” T-shirt.

To register, call the Dominican Sisters of Peace at 267-3342.

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