Our Rainbow Campers returned home yesterday afternoon after 4 days away in Stanford. We ran our first Rainbow Camp in 1999, and since then have run numerous camps a year for Grade 11s.
Rainbow Camps deal with the issues of bias and prejudice, while encouraging pupils to look at who they are, and their place in contemporary South Africa. Each camp comprises a series of transformative workshops aimed at teaching our pupils the value of accelerating and participating in the country's process of integration, both at school and in their communities. Pupils spend time developing skills in tolerance and understanding, conflict resolution and peacebuilding; and they spend time learning about new cultures, in order to overcome prejudice and build common ground.
The content of the Rainbow Camps is refined constantly, in line with changes and developments in the broader South African political and social environment.