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S'more Peace Camping Event: Sleeping for world peace in Great Smoky Mountains!

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  • Smokemont Campground

    U.S. 441, Charleston, NC (map)

    35.475388 -83.328651

  • Hostelling International-USA announces their first S'more Peace weekend, a world peace awareness event taking place from Friday, October 4th through Sunday, October 6th.

    Join Dawn Boudreaux and Wyndham Manning, HI-USA Regional Engagement Managers, in nature's version of a hostel's "common room" between the South Central and South East Regions...the Great Smoky Mountain National Park!

    Camp, hike, and make delicious s'mores while sharing stories of peaceful adventures with other travel and hostelling enthusiasts. We're offering an outdoor alternative to the Sleep for Peace initiative taking place at HI-USA's hostels nationwide (click here for more details:

    World peace through travel!
    Help someone else discover the joys of travel. $1 from your overnight donation of $10+ will go towards a scholarship fund for first time travelers.

    Limited availability -- please register soon with your suggested $10+ donation via Eventbrite:

    We hope to see you in the Smokys soon!


    More details...

    Smokemont Group campsite has been reserved for 20 people.

    Directions (there is no street address for this campground)
    From Cherokee, NC: Take Newfound Gap Road (aka US 441) North 6 miles. Turn right at Smokemont campground sign.

    From Gatlinburg, TN: Take Newfound Gap Road (aka US 441) South 27 miles. Turn left at Smokemont campground sign.

    * Your $10+ donation goes towards the group campsite reservation and s'mores supplies.
    * Everyone is responsible for their own food, camping equipment, transportation, and other incidentals.
    * Carpooling from Knoxville, TN and Asheville, NC encouraged.

    **This event may be cancelled by October 1, 2013 if a minimum number of attendees have not been confirmed.

    For more details, contact:

    "To help all, especially the young, gain a greater understanding of the world and its people through hostelling." -- Hostelling International-USA mission

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  • Dawn Boudreaux, H.

    ********** THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED ***********
    TO THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN ***************************************************

    October 1, 2013

  • Chanell G

    Can't make it, but glad to see this group is hitting the road!

    1 · September 28, 2013

    • Dawn Boudreaux, H.

      Thanks Chanell! Hopefully we'll have more events like this in the future. Happy travels!

      October 1, 2013

  • Irene V.

    How does one sleep for world peace?

    1 · September 30, 2013

    • Dawn Boudreaux, H.

      ** Please RSVP by October 1, 2013 **

      The rest of HI-USA may already be done with Sleep For Peace (click here for more details:­), but the great state of North Carolina is just getting started, and you're invited to join! We're hosting a campout October 4-6 to gather friends of hostelling for the first ever S'more Peace Camping Event.

      So what is this all about? Sleep For Peace was a national HI-USA effort held in conjunction with the UN's International Day of Peace on September 21 to celebrate the peace-building benefits of hostelling. On this day, our hostels across the country held a variety of peace-inspired activities. HI-USA allocated $1 of every overnight stay towards a scholarship fund to help underprivileged youth experience hostelling. In all, more than $4,000 was raised for travel scholarships.

      September 30, 2013

    • Dawn Boudreaux, H.

      It was an incredibly successful day, but why should we limit celebrating peace to our physical hostels? There's nothing more peaceful than being in the outdoors, meeting new people, and exchanging points of view over fire-roasted marshmallows and melty chocolate!

      In the spirit of Sleep For Peace, $1 of your suggested $10 donation for the campout will also be allocated to our scholarship fund. Grab your tent and friends, and join us for an unforgettable weekend.

      Limited availability -- please register soon with your suggested $10+ donation via Eventbrite:

      We hope to see you in the Smokys soon!

      September 30, 2013


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