A 3-week summer performing arts camp for low-income minority youth in Alexandria between the ages of 13 and 18 years old.
Summer Camp Components:
1. Team Building/social skills exercise –
Focus on engaging youth in physical activity, developing camaraderie, and addressing issues such as bullying.
2. The Arts Collective –
This component is provided twice daily with participants selecting two of the three performing arts genres offered. Participants select one art form in the first session and another for the second session and stick to that routine for the duration of the summer camp.
- Drama – human videos, improv, puppetry
- Dance – hip-hop, steppin’, world dances
- Music – folk songs, original raps, instrument creation
3. Empowerment Hour –
Daily session to build confidence and self-esteem. Will involve using inspirational quotes, read aloud activities, and group sharing.
4. The Stylus Project –
- Dub Poetry
- Short story writing
5. By Design –
- Web design
- Graphic design
- Video editing
6. Momentum Leadership Program –
- Youth leadership development
- Civic engagement/advocacy
Special outdoor camping experiences where program participants can commune with nature, engage in meditation and personal reflection, and develop team building skills. Held between Fridays and Sundays, youth get to sleep in tents, participate in nature walks and exercise challenges, and disengage from technology and modern conveniences. It is a tremendous opportunity for facilitators, mentors, and volunteers to connect with youth participants on a more meaningful level and break down barriers that might have hindered the participants ability to thrive.
Our camps are an outgrowth of our core competencies which you can learn more about HERE.