|Thirty young persons from the United States, Great Britain, and
the Soviet Union will help build an addition to the dining hall at Camp
Reinberg on Quentin road, Palatine, this summer. it was announced this
The four-week Tri-Partite Work and Study Project will begin on July 18, sponsored by the American Friends Service Committee, the Friends, Service Council of Great Britain and the Committee of Youth Organizations of the Soviet Union.
A number of Barrington residents are on the local committee and busy with plans to provide added interest with tours and sociability for the group. Barrington members spear-heading the schedule include Mr. And Mrs. Daryl Frey of 130 Grace Lane; Mr. And Mrs. Philip Bash of Oakdene road; Mr. And Mrs. Corliss D. Anderson of 217 Linden Road, and Mr. And Mrs. William Rose of Algonquin road.
"This project is designed to increase international understanding by the direct, person-to-person contact of young people living together and giving their time to a common task," said Kale Williams, executive secretary of the A.F.S.C.'s Chicago office. Similar projects were held in England in 1962 and in the U.S.S.R. in 1963.
Personal Opinions: Harold Schiffman of Elmhurst who is currently a graduate student at the University of Chicago and who was a participant in the project last year
in Russia, said ``I felt fortunate
to be among the first to he able to
take advantage of this new channel of communication with the Soviet youth
as doors are opening between our countries." Mrs. Elizabeth G.
Watkins, president of the board at the Camp Reinberg Association, said
"Camp Reinberg has long served as a natural meeting ground for campers of
all segments of metropolitan Chicago. We are pleased that the camp has
been chosen as the meeting ground for campers from both east and west."
During the first three weeks, participants will spend four and a half hours each clay constructing a new wing on the dining hall at the camp. After work they will engage in formal and informal discussions, recreation, and tours to factories, government offices and places of cultural interest. The Seminar discussions will focus on the theme, "Living Together in Peace in a World of Change."
G. Nicholas Pastor, formerly director of Student activities at Roosevelt university arid A.F.S.C. staff member in Europe, will be the A.F.S.C. administrator of the project. He is presently tire director of overseas education for Antioch college, Yellow Springs, Ohio.
Members of the American group from the Chicago area are John Cratsley of Philadelphia, who is a law Student at the University of Chicago,
Rozell Nesbitt of Chicago, who is a student at Antioch college.
Participants will spend the final week of the project touring and
sightseeing in the United States.
While at Camp Reinberg, the project members will be taken on visits to
schools, industrial plants, and homes in the area.
The Barrington Lions club and Rotary clubs have agreed to support the project by providing transportation.
The Committee would appreciate the cooperation of all interested residents in the community to help show the foreign members how America lives. Anyone who would like let entertain a few members of the group at a party or just a family coffee should contact Mrs. Bash, phone 3810396. Camp Reinberg, a Community Fund agency, works with more than 50 settlement houses, schools and other youth serving organizations in the carrying out of a year-round program of living and learning in the out-of-doors. The camping groups are of different racial, cultural and economic backgrounds. The American Friends Service Committee is a Quaker agency, working in the fields of international understanding, community development, and racial relations. In the Chicago area its activities include work for equal opportunity in housing, peace education, service projects for young people, and a cultural enrichment program for children.