CFP organizes a bi-communal camp for Cypriot teens. In past years, the camp has been held in the village of Ayios Nicolaos in the Troodos mountains during the last week of July. This old Turkish Cypriot village located in the south of Cyprus has been converted to a camp site run by the local authorities of the town of Pano Polemidia in Limassol district. Through workshops, discussions and games, the teens learn the importance of citizen peace-building. In the words of one of the campers “We went to the camp as two groups and we returned as one.” Capacity for the camp is 50 to 55 teens.
Camp staff consists of 8 CFP alums, CFP parents and friends and CFP Coordinators – all unpaid volunteers.
The camp program includes sports, environmental activities and an oral history by Cypriots who were students at the school that is now the camp site. A highlight of the week is the ‘walk of history’ where both communities’ perspective of Cypriot history since the 1950’s are compared and discussed.