About Us

(CFP) is a volunteer grassroots 501(c)3 non-profit organization whose mission is to promote and strengthen friendships between teens from divided communities and extend those friendships to their families and friends.  The friendships are developed through home stays with American families.  Each family hosts two teens – one from each side of a conflict.  The teen pair shares a bedroom and learns about each other, understanding their different perspectives and realizing that friendships can develop despite significant political and cultural differences.  With friendship, an atmosphere is created that allows for mutual respect and understanding – a key ingredient for peace.

CFP is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit based in the United States.  Our volunteers were active in Northern Ireland from 1987 until 2007.  We are currently active in Cyprus since 2009 and the Holy Lands since 2018.

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U.S. Camp for Cypiot Teens

June 30 – July 5, 2019

West River Retreat Center in Annapolis, MD, USA

West River is a 45-acre retreat and camp facility with one mile of waterfront property. CFP has rented the main Retreat Center, which accommodates 50 people, for the first week of July. CFP’s Cypriot teens will begin their U.S. residency program with this week of camp before traveling to their host family areas to live with American families.
The camp provides outdoor facilities for:
Ropes course
Climbing wall
Basketball court
Beach volleyball court
Ga-Ga Ball pit
Frisbee Golf Course
9-Square in the air
Human foosball
Large recreation field
Nature trails