- Associated Press - Friday, August 14, 2015

OTISFIELD, Maine (AP) - A Maine camp that brings together teenagers from countries that are in conflict with each other has wrapped up its summer session.

The final session of Seeds of Peace that ended Thursday featured than 180 Afghan, American, Egyptian, Indian, Israeli, Jordanian, Pakistani and Palestinian campers.

Spokesman Eric Kapenga says that the total number of camp graduates this summer is 297.

The camp in western Maine was founded on the idea of bringing together teens who are sworn enemies at home to a neutral location in hopes of opening a door to dialogue and understanding that can provide a foundation for building peace.

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