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Our Mission

Ultimate Peace builds bridges of friendship, trust, and leadership between youth who live in communities divided by conflict, using the values-based sport of Ultimate as its tool.

Our Vision

Thousands of youth who would never otherwise meet due to the conditions of their regional conflicts will apply lessons learned in the UP program and work together to create a brighter future.

CIT Youth
Leadership

CITs

Our “Coach in Training” leadership program guides participants through a three year program designed to give them the skills to succeed both on and off the field.

Summer
Camp

Breaking The Mark

A highlight of the year is always Summer Camp.  Here, hundreds of campers and staff create a single community for a week of learning, playing and making new friends.

Year-Round Programs

Year-round Program

Throughout the year, Ultimate Peace communities participate in regular weekly practices.  Four times during the year all our communities mix it up in a day-long Hat tournament.

Volunteering Opportunities

Volunteers

Ultimate Peace events and programs are staffed by volunteers.  There are a wide variety of ways to be involved, from coaching to fundraising to photographing or logistics, and everything in between.

Latest UP News

  • 2015 CIT Graduation

    2015 CIT Graduates
    On Saturday evening, the entire Camp UP 2015 came together to celebrate the 2nd graduating class of CITs.  (Coaches in Training)  Six young leaders sat in the middle of the stage.  Staff who had worked with them sat behind them, past graduates to their right, and UP leaders David and Linda to their left. Ali, […]
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  • And We’re Off!

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    Camp Ultimate Peace 2015 is off to an incredible start! We’re now two days into camp and we’ve hit our stride with teams, campers, coaches, and CITs fully in sync with each other. Four new blog posts have just come online that outline what we’ve been up to: 6-year Ultimate Peace veteran Dani Glass perfectly […]
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  • The Adventure Begins

    Welcome to Camp 2015
    Today marked the beginning of the sixth Ultimate Peace camp in the Middle East.  At lunch time, an excited coaching staff welcomed over 180 players from more than 15 communities to our camp. After checking in and stowing their suitcases in their dorm rooms, everyone gathered to mingle and throw discs while other players checked […]
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All donations to Ultimate Peace support youth building friendships and understanding through the character-building sport of ultimate. UP conducts the Year-Round Community Program, Coach in Training Youth Leadership Program, and renowned residential summer events: “Camp Ultimate Peace.”

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Our Beginning

Founded in 2008, Ultimate Peace (UP) set forth to create an innovative, educational, peace-building program for youth that aimed to build bridges of friendship, trust, and leadership through the sport and values of Ultimate Frisbee (Ultimate). Our first event took place in the spring in 2009, bringing together 120 youth from 8 diverse communities in Israel and the West Bank. The event’s success led to the creation of Camp UP, a groundbreaking residential summer camp. 150 campers attended the first session in 2010. Camp UP now holds two sessions each summer, serving 300 youth in Acco Israel. In 2011 an ongoing program was developed to promote program continuity throughout the school year. A vital youth leadership program (CIT) began concurrently and now engages and trains 45 teens year-round. The idea of Ultimate Peace, the possibility and potential of using Ultimate to bring together youth from opposite sides of a conflict is no longer just a dream. A program has been born in the Middle East, where discs are being thrown, goals are being caught, and high fives are being exchanged between Jewish, Arab, and Palestinian youth for the very first time.

Today

Since 2009, Ultimate Peace has achieved many things, including not just becoming a program, but a movement. In the Middle East, the sport has gained immense popularity and official recognition, as many hundreds of youth continue to join and play in UP activities that work to break down rigid social and cultural barriers. In Colombia, Ultimate Peace led a multi-day clinic in 2011 that set the stage for an exciting event that will unite Ultimate Peace youth teams from around the world in Cali, Colombia for the World Games in the summer of 2013. More players, coaches, researchers, event organizers, and sponsors are forging exciting new partnerships with Ultimate Peace every day. And it is just the beginning. Please learn more about 3 of our major initiatives:

Middle East Partners Camp UP