Camp Member Stories:
How Le Chambon's Refugees Changed My Life
By Elizabeth Schrott, (AFCC Camper 2006, Director 2007 & 2008)
I could see her hair billowing in the wind as she ran to greet us. A few inches taller, but with the same gentle smile, ten year old Albanian refugee, Daniella, lovingly ran into my arms. I remembered her from the previous summer, where we spent many nights together dancing and...
Philip's Connections Between Israel and Le Chambon
Seeing the tree planted in Jerusalem, in honor of Trocme, made me realize what we did at the work camp was much bigger
I have just returned from my trip to Israel, and while in Jerusalem, I had the opportunity to visit Yad Vashem, the Holocaust museum in Israel. Toward the end of the tour, our guide brought us to the exhibit about all of those who helped the Jews. I was not...
Varun Puvanesarajah, Camper, writes after visiting in 2007
The history of the town and school helped me remember how unfortunate the refugees' condition was...
The village and school's history played a large role as well in our day to day activities. Thought on the history of the town was jumpstarted by the Church service we attended the first day of the camp. I remember feeling a sense of pride afterwards (after Tito and Kirk...
Anna Stitt, Camper 2007 (written from her application)
Thoughts on Philip Hallie's “Lest Innocent Blood Be Shed”
The story of Le Chambon really penetrated my consciousness, perhaps the following can explain why. I was born and spent the first part of my childhood in an intentional Christian community in the state of Georgia called Koinonia. The people there valued nonviolence, equality, and simplicity, trying to identify with...