OTISFIELD, Maine — The 17th season of the Seeds of Peace camp has gotten under way in western Maine with its traditional flag-raising ceremony.
Campers from around the world sang their national anthems during Wednesday’s opening ceremony, which concluded with the Seeds of Peace anthem and the raising of the Seeds of Peace flag. Nearly 150 campers from Afghanistan, Egypt, India, Israel, Jordan, Pakistan, Palestine and United States are at the camp.
Seeds of Peace was founded in Otisfield in 1993. It brings together teenagers from countries at conflict in hopes of moving them beyond deep-rooted hatreds.
During the summer, the camp holds two three-week sessions.