A Maine camp that brings together teenagers from the Middle East is open for its final summer session.
More than 180 Afghan, American, Egyptian, Indian, Israeli, Jordanian, Pakistani and Palestinian campers are participating in the Seeds of Peace camp in Otisfield.
A flag-raising ceremony was held Thursday.
The camp was founded on the idea of bringing together teens from countries that are in conflict with each other in hopes of opening a door to dialogue and understanding that can provide a foundation for building peace. More than 5,300 young leaders have attended the camp over the past 22 years.