Current and Upcoming Camps - Camp Equity

CURRENT & UPCOMING CAMPS

We’re currently registering for our Camp 101!

Summer 2021

We are currently running our summer programs! Camp 201, Healing in Community and Uprooting White Supremacy! Registration is closed but if you are a participant who needs assistance please email Info@campequity.com.

Upcoming Programs

Camp 101

It’s back! Our flagship program, first offered in the fall of 2020, is back for Campers entering 3rd – 12th grade! Camp runs for 12 weeks, beginning Tuesday, November 9th and ending Tuesday, February 8th. There will be no camp held on Tuesday, December 21st, or Tuesday, December 28th. Camp is held for ninety minutes, from 7-830pm ET, as a way to accommodate campers from across the U.S. Our sessions so far have included campers from over thirty states and we are thrilled to offer this slightly later time to enable even more students to attend.

“(CAMP 101) has truly given her a space to think deeply and critically about issues of social justice/injustice and to practice finding her own voice in it all…I truly can’t overstate what a profound impact this has had on her development. And what a salve it has been to have this space during this particular time, especially.” – Camp Equity Parent

At Camp 101, Campers spend each week exploring a different topic in social justice movements, through the eyes of a lived-experience leader in our nation. Last year’s instructors included Scott Briscoe, founder of We’ve Got Next and a member of the first African American expedition team to climb Mount Dinali, Sara Minkara, a Blind, Muslim, and First Generation American and inclusivity pioneer, and Carlos Mark Vera, the Forbes 30 Under 30 Founder of Pay our Interns which has so far helped secure over $48 million dollars in paid internship funding by the United States government. You can read more about last year’s 101 session here. Our slate of 2021 instructors will be entirely brand new and will be announced as we get closer to camp! 

“Camp Equity has taught me about important social justice issues in the world and I have learned many things from being apart of Camp Equity! Camp Equity has made me want to learn more about important issues occurring in society and people involved in them. In addition, Camp Equity has inspired me to want to make positive and impactful changes in the world in the future.”
– Chloe, High School Camp 101 Camper

Each session of Camp also includes “cabin time” where campers will meet with similar-aged campers from across the U.S. to play games, dive deeper into each week’s topics, and explore the identities of themselves and others. Cabins are facilitated by our camp counselors, diverse young adults with experience in activism, youth development, education and more. Meet some of our past counselors here! 

“Right from the first orientation session, [my daughter] has spoken so excitedly about her counselors and how they’re both fantastic at explaining and encouraging discussion and making meetings fun. She said it’s the most welcoming and inclusive group she’s ever been a part of and she’s never had discussions like the ones at Camp Equity in her school…[she] has also noted that she likes meeting other campers from all around the US – that it really feels like people she would be friends with in person if she met them.” – Camp Equity Parent

As always, Camp is offered on a fully sliding scale starting at $0 with more information on our sign up page. The majority of our tuition payments cover the cost of instructor honorariums (one of the ways we redistribute wealth to historically under resourced communities), counselor salaries, and other program specific costs. If you’d like to make a donation to support our full time staff salaries and the associated costs of running a nonprofit organization, please click here or email our COO Lauren Burke at Lauren@campequity.com.

Sign-ups for 101 are OPEN NOW! Sign your camper up today!

CURRENT PROGRAMS

CAMP 201: Be a Changemaker!

3-5pm ET, Monday through Friday, from August 2nd – August 6th

Our much-anticipated Camp 201 is a week-long session where Campers will get to unlock their own superpower as a changemaker in this world. Forming incredible bonds with cabin mates from across the U.S., campers will explore how youth movements have fought for social justice, identify their own passions, skills, and interests, and work together on a project to further equity in their communities today. Camp meets daily from 3-5pm ET, Monday through Friday, and runs from August 2nd – August 6th. In order to get the most out of their week, Campers will be expected to complete developmentally appropriate activities outside of camp time such as watching a documentary, engaging in conversations with family and friends, or reading an article about current movements! 

Please note, Camp 201 is open to any interested camper whether you’ve attended Camp Equity in the past or are brand new to our program.

While all Camps take place at the same time, we will be splitting into three different groups, each of whom will be led by a member of the Camp Equity team and, of course, one of our incredible counselors TBD!

  • Entering 4th – 6th graders will be led by Ms. Lauren
  • Entering 7th and 8th graders will be led by Ms. Alex
  • Entering 9th – 12th graders will be led by Ms. Donnie

Spaces are limited and available on a rolling basis with spots available at all ends of our sliding scale including fully subsidized. If your camper is interested in 201, please fill out this registration form ASAP and we will be in touch shortly! 

HEALING IN COMMUNITY: For BIPOC Campers and Families

Tuesday nights from 6:30 – 7:30pm ET from July 13th – August 24th

The past twelve months have taken a toll on all of us but especially on families who identify as  Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC). Our first two affinity groups showed the importance of coming together in a safe space to speak our truths, build community, and unlock more ways of accessing joy and love in difficult times. We are honored to host a seven week session for BIPOC campers and anyone from their family to join our space to breathe free, practice and learn self care techniques such as affirmations, yoga, and mindfulness, and heal. Families are invited to attend all seven sessions or come on a drop in basis with sessions taking place on Tuesday nights from 6:30 – 7:30pm ET from July 13th – August 24th. This program will be facilitated by Ms. Donnie and Ms. Alex as well as our counselors and special guests! 

This program is offered to campers AND family members on a drop in basis, entirely for free! Come to one session or all seven based upon your availability and needs. To sign up please fill out the following form and we will be back in touch with more details at the beginning of June!

UPROOTING WHITE SUPREMACY: For White-Identifying Campers and Families

Monday nights, July 12th to August 23rd from 6:30-8pm ET

Layla Saad, the Author of Me and White Supremacy writes, “You cannot dismantle what you cannot see. You cannot challenge what you do not understand.” Individuals who are white, who live with white privilege, are the reason white supremacy exists yet, for far too long the work of dismantling white supremacy has fallen on the shoulders of BIPOC.

This seven-week course will take campers and their parents/guardians on a journey to first understand their complicity in a white supremacist system, identify the ways in which their white fragility, white apathy, and white paralysis has prevented them from doing the work, and make commitments to lead more anti racist lives. We will root ourselves in love for each other and hope for what the world can be but this will be difficult work and requires bravery, commitment, and raw truth. Campers must sign up with one adult in their lives who pledges to attend each week with outside reading and work required with purchase of Layla Saad’s text to take place before Camp begins. Space will be limited to twelve families on our signature sliding scale basis with all funds raised going to support our entirely free program for BIPOC families, “Healing in Community.”

Camp will take place over the course of seven Monday nights, July 12th to August 23rd from 6:30-8pm ET. This course will be led by Ms. Lauren who has led over 300 individuals in addressing their complicity in white supremacy in the past year.

Our uprooting white supremacy program is open by application only and requires the consistent commitment of at least one camper and one adult caregiver or parent to attend all eight sessions. Spots are very limited so apply today!

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