Last weekend we had the opportunity to attend Post-StepUp camp in Romarheim. Romarheim is approximately one hour outside of Bergen and used to be a school before CISV-Hordaland chapter bought it.

Here the youths got to share their experiences and activities that they had learned during the summer. This post-camp also gave us the opportunity to get to know the local members, and host some activities related to next year’s content area. Our first activity involved a huge paper with the word conflict. Here we wanted all the participants to write down their thoughts and words they think of when they hear the word conflict.

 

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Many here came up with large scale negative loaded words such as war, fighting, killing etc. This confirmed our thought that many peoples first impression of the word conflict is a negative one. Afterwards we talked about what they wrote and why. After a while, we wrapped it up with the views that all conflicts don’t necessarily have to be a bad thing. People might tend to ignore conflicts, but like we wrote in the previous blog post, conflicts does not have to be counterproductive. Resolved in a constructive way it can lead people to develop and grow.

After some educational activities we also had fun playing football and capture the flag.

 

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Here is a little clip summing up our weekend.

Thank you so much CISV Hordaland that wanted us to come and participate at this mini-camp. We had much fun!