Salat (camper in 2012, and counselor in 2015-18) was raised in Syracuse, New York, where he currently lives. He recently graduated from Cazenovia College with a Psychology degree and has been actively involved in his community as educator, activist, and volunteer. You will see him in poor communities where he’s engaging with youth in helping them become the best version of themselves through educating, motivating, and mentoring. Salat struggles to stay still due to having a lot of energy in his body. He uses sports to get rid of access energy to maintain the calm vibes people sense when they have conversations with him. Right now, he struggled writing this bio because of his excitement to being part of a Guinness World record attempt and more importantly doing it with his friends!
Hamzeh Ghosheh attended camp as a camper (2009), P.S (2010) and counsellor (2014/2016/2018). Seeds for me was a transformative experience because it introduced me to such inspiring people, people who would set a target and set off to achieve it, not wait for stuff to happen. In my daily life, I am challenging my heavily-organized self by embarking on an unknown journey through quitting my full-time job at the UN and starting my own business at the age of 25! Soccer and Dabkeh (traditional Palestinian dance) are my passion I am wheeling to inspire my Palestinian brothers and sisters to fight the occupation by breaking off of their own chains first and challenging what our community determines we can/should do. I am also wheeling in memory of one of my heroes and mentors, the late Wil Smith ( 1968-2015), I hope to spread his faith in humanity and compassion.
Saba (Counselor 2018) is a recent graduate of Dartmouth College from Toronto, ON. She spend her last three years at Dartmouth on the Women’s Rugby team where she played as a wing and a fullback but she spent the majority of her time before that swimming and diving. After recovering from her shoulder surgery, she hopes to compete in triathlons and join a club rugby team and definitely can’t wait to come back to Seeds next year!
Say hello to our new team member, Boni (camper 2011-13, and counselor 2018).
Boniface is a recent college graduate with a degree in Business Management from Wheaton College in Norton, MA. He is a local Mainer, and comes from a large family, three out of his other five siblings have been campers at Seeds of Peace. After camp Boniface hopes to complete his 3rd novel and publish it. He is a former wing for Wheaton College’s rugby team and has remained active in other sports. He is passionate about music, writing and the creation of equality in the world.
Say hello to our new team member, Marco (counselor in 2016, 2017 and is currently a counselor).
Hailing from planet Earth,
Marco Soulo is a sentient Being
constantly experimenting, learning, & sharing creation expressions to uplift, inspire, and provoke thought within fellow beings.
Marco is the Yang half of the eclectic duo Signature Soul. Along with Signature MiMi through their musical enlightenment, community cultivating adventures, and genuine passion to spread love, together they intend to raise the collective consciousness one Soul at a time…
They share original “peaces” of poetry & music that capture their experiences and shed light on their aspirations. They facilitate creative expression labs & writing workshops that encourage participants to find and use their Voice, especially for the greater good. They offer writing & performance feedback to aspiring artists and musicians interested in connecting deeper to their craft. They provide creative consulting to groups & organizations in need of inspiration and guidance. They host creative gatherings & work with local and global partners to host community enriching events. They advocate for youth & actively promote justice for marginalized and oppressed beings. And, they believe in sustaining an interdependent network of artistic activists, free-thinkers, & community connectors who are dedicated to making the world more creative and peace-full.
Say hello to our new team member, Conor (Counselor 2012, 2013; Co-Lake Director 2015)
Conor is from Yarmouth, Maine. Having heard about Seeds of Peace for many years he finally applied to join the team in 2012 and has never looked back. After helping coach Blue Team to a come-from-behind-victory first session 2012 the “never give up” spirit is always associated with the people who make up SOP, perfect for tackling a World Record. While he usually is found on the water in a canoe while at camp he’s ready for a new transportation mode, this time on land. He now lives in New York City, where he is a dorm parent at a boarding school, guiding students through their high school years, (pretty much a counselor year round). 560KM here we come!!
Say hello to our new team member Sanam (Camper 2017, PS 2018)
Sanam was an American Camper in 2017 and a PS in 2018 for the international session. Going to Seeds was life-changing and opened her eyes to the possibilities of creating family and community over a short three weeks, instilling bonds and conversations that continue to grow way beyond camp. As a rising senior, she has played and captained both club and varsity soccer at her high school and can’t stand not being outside! Sanam is very excited to help in the team effort with Wheeling for the World and hopes to make this goal a reality this summer!
Say hello to our new team member Hannah (Camper 2014, PS 2015)
Hannah has been involved in SOP since 2014 when she was convinced to be a camper. She then came back as a PS in 2015 but couldn’t stay away. For 2016-2017 she could be found playing on the field with little Molly or delivering golf carts full of camper mail. Seeds of peace has been super important to Hannah and has influenced her life path. Hannah can be seen scootering around her college campus and is thrilled to be a part of Wheeling for the World advisory committee in honor of Seeds of Peace’s 25th year and all her mentors, including Wil Smith and Tim Wilson who continue to influence her and all seeds past, present and future.