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Project Summary

The purpose of this project is to teach a curriculum on forgiveness education using children’s literature to children attending Hope Tree Acres’ Nature and Animal camp. Hope Tree Acres Nature and Animal Camp is a week long camp for children who have experienced trauma in their lives and are experiencing anger, anxiety and/or depression because of their past negative experience(s). Students who would be potential campers include foster children, children whose parents are in jail, children whose parents are using or have used drugs, and children who have been physically, emotionally or sexually abused. Hope Tree Acres will hold two one-week long camp for six to twelve year olds. Twelve campers will attend camp each week. Children between 6 and 12 years old will be nominated for camp by their parent, teacher, counselor or other adult who knows the student. The forgiveness education will be one component of the week-long camp. Each day campers will receive a forgiveness education lesson that includes interactive activities as well as the reading of a children’s book associated with forgiveness, with the goal of learning about forgiveness and related concepts as well as benefits of forgiveness. UNI students in the college of education or students in my Studies in Interpersonal Forgiveness class will be the ones teaching the forgiveness education lessons to the campers. They will attend a workshop on forgiveness education prior to the start of the camp and each UNI student will deliver one of the forgiveness education lessons. Students will also help out at the camp for a minimum of 10 hours. If students do complete 15 hours, they will be eligible to receive one credit in an independent study course.

Start Date

19-4-2018 9:00 AM

End Date

19-4-2018 10:30 AM

Event Host

UNI Office of Undergraduate Studies

Department

Department of Educational Psychology and Foundations

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Apr 19th, 9:00 AM Apr 19th, 10:30 AM

Infusing Forgiveness Education into Hope Tree Acres Summer Camp

The purpose of this project is to teach a curriculum on forgiveness education using children’s literature to children attending Hope Tree Acres’ Nature and Animal camp. Hope Tree Acres Nature and Animal Camp is a week long camp for children who have experienced trauma in their lives and are experiencing anger, anxiety and/or depression because of their past negative experience(s). Students who would be potential campers include foster children, children whose parents are in jail, children whose parents are using or have used drugs, and children who have been physically, emotionally or sexually abused. Hope Tree Acres will hold two one-week long camp for six to twelve year olds. Twelve campers will attend camp each week. Children between 6 and 12 years old will be nominated for camp by their parent, teacher, counselor or other adult who knows the student. The forgiveness education will be one component of the week-long camp. Each day campers will receive a forgiveness education lesson that includes interactive activities as well as the reading of a children’s book associated with forgiveness, with the goal of learning about forgiveness and related concepts as well as benefits of forgiveness. UNI students in the college of education or students in my Studies in Interpersonal Forgiveness class will be the ones teaching the forgiveness education lessons to the campers. They will attend a workshop on forgiveness education prior to the start of the camp and each UNI student will deliver one of the forgiveness education lessons. Students will also help out at the camp for a minimum of 10 hours. If students do complete 15 hours, they will be eligible to receive one credit in an independent study course.