Quakers believe that there is that of God in every person and often refer to God as the Light Within. Friends believe in five testimonies: Simplicity, Peace, Integrity, Community, Equality and Sustainability. Some people remember these six testimonies by the acronym SPICES.
Quakers or Friends believe that all people should have the opportunity to develop their talents and skills under the leadings of the Spirit. Our witness for peace is an affirmation of the Light in every human being. Simplicity means that we strive to live more simply and with a willingness to share with others.
At Friends Camp, these principles guide our interactions with each other. We respect and honor all faiths and beliefs and hope all of our campers will gain a deeper understanding of themselves as individuals and as members of a wider community.
If your child is not Quaker, please remember that we are not interested in proselytizing. Most of the campers are not Quaker; they attend Friends Camp because of the interesting programs, great counselors, wonderful friendships, and the Quaker values that are a part of life at Friends Camp.
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