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An Important Camp Equity Announcement

After engaging nearly 250 young people from over 30 states through six camps in the past fifteen months, we’ve made the decision that this session of Camp Equity will be our last.

We are so proud of the work we have created and the lives we’ve gotten to know and are excited to share our legacy project “My Social Justice Dictionary: 100 Words for Young Changemakers” – a comprehensive reference guide for any young person who wants to make a change in the world. You can pre-order a copy via our Kickstarter now through January 11th! We’ve got Camp Equity swag packs, bundle deals, and more prizes for our launch, check it out now!

(side note, if you have attended Camp Equity and purchasing the book is not a possibility right now, we’ve got you, please fill out this form to request a copy and we’ll send one your way when they are printed in the Spring!) 

Stay tuned to our social media channels and make sure you’re signed up for our newsletter so you can stay up to date with special events and get news about our soon-to-be-published youth activism guide. As life returns to normal, the pandemic project that was Camp Equity may no longer exist in its current form, but we know the seeds planted have only just started to grow.  As one of our campers Josh recently said about being a part of Camp Equity, “[it] changed how I thought about the world in these little pockets of learning.” We are so grateful to have been a part of your lives in these unprecedented times.  

Welcome to Camp Equity!

Camp Equity is a virtual camp that educates young people on social justice movements by connecting them with grassroots leaders from across the U.S. Our programs enable youth to meet a diverse array of peers with whom they explore topics in breakout cabins, inspiring growth, building community, and encouraging them to become changemakers in pursuit of a more equitable world.

We Offered Three Types of Camps!

Camp 101

An overview of social justice topics where we explore a different movement each week.

Camp 201

For more experienced campers and those who want to engage with materials outside of camp, our 2.0 camp allows us to go deeper into an array of topics.

Deep Dives

These six week long sessions go deep into a specific community or movement, allowing us to explore it from multiple lenses and perspectives.

In addition to camps we run Affinity Groups for campers to find a safe space to grapple with their personal experiences with others who experience the world through a similar lens.

Finally, all of our campers are invited to attend special sessions which may include documentary screenings, dance parties, debrief sessions about current events and more.

Kids love Camp Equity!

"I like Camp Equity because I get to expand my horizons and think about other things besides school, Covid-19 and our country. I look forward to this every week because it's a chance for me to learn, ask questions, and engage with others who have similar thoughts to me."

Kaia, Age 14, California

"Camp Equity makes me see things from other people’s point of view, and I have learned so much about what’s going on, and how to be a better ally, and how I can make a change. I would not be the same without it.”

Camper, Celebrating Black Lives (Deep Dive)

"I have never felt more welcome and excited to connect with people across the U.S. about the social injustices.”

Losi, Age 18, Alaska

“The speakers (at Camp) make me feel like I can inspire other people with my ideas if I try hard enough and put a lot of work into what I want to be!”

Camper, Celebrating Black Lives (Deep Dive)

“The whole camp is like one big family.”

Camper, Celebrating Black Lives (Deep Dive)

“This is one of the best online programs I have ever taken. it should be required in school”

Camper, Celebrating Black Lives (Deep Dive)

"Camp Equity has made me want to change a lot of the things in the world."

Jake, Age 12, Maryland

“What I love about my counselors is that they are so fun and have such a great energy.”

Camper, Celebrating Black Lives (Deep Dive)

And here's what parents and guardians think!

"My son has grown so much in his level of compassion towards other humans that are different from him. I'm really grateful to this program”

Jamie Love, Parent, New York

"This camp has been eye-opening and a sense of self-empowerment to my daughter. I couldn't be happier and look forward to it being held again."

Emily Graves-Harrison, Parent, Massachusetts

"As a parent, listening from the other room, I am learning too, in particular perspectives & points of view I had not considered before. Camp conversations on important social justice issues have led to an awareness and enlightening opportunity for our family."

Kathryn Carpenter, Parent, Massachusetts

"Camp Equity has given (my daughter) even more vocabulary, information, and confidence to contribute to our conversations. We learn a lot from her."

Padma Viswanathan, Parent, Arkansas

"Talking about and reflecting on the different Camp Equity topics has helped us realize how we can be impacted by equity issues, how sometimes we have privilege, how we can be an ally to others, has raised our awareness of the world around us, and increased our understanding of different communities."

Irene Ruiz-Briseno, Parent, Minnesota

Meet our Core Team

Our core team is filled with passionate leaders and friends with over thirty years of combined experience in youth development and social justice.

Meet our Instructors

Our instructors are all lived-experience founders who are actively creating a more equitable world.

Meet our Counselors

Our counselors come from all over the United States with rich personal and professional experiences to bring conversations to life.

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