Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Introducing Durame Leadership Camp

Summer camp has been a meaningful part of many of our childhoods as a place to learn, grow, and have fun. There are Peace Corps volunteer-run camps throughout the country this summer (Camp GLOWs or Camp GROWs, mostly), but they entail many volunteers coming together in a larger city and bringing only a couple or even just one kid from their town.

I wanted to do something on a smaller scale, and with a smaller budget, but that’s in Durame and would be affecting many more than two of Durame’s young adults. Thus, the First Annual Durame Leadership Camp was born! Spencer and I have been planning this for a long time, but things are starting to come together in a tangible way and we are getting really excited.

the huge poster I made to get my students excited about camp
Durame Leadership Camp will focus on leadership, life skills, and community service. We’ll teach things like how to make good decisions, how to set meaningful goals, and how to create an action plan for a community service project. At the end of the two week camp, the students will execute a community service project in Durame. Not only will this camp give them valuable skills they can use throughout their lives, but it will also give them self-confidence and show the community that young people can make a meaningful contribution to the town.

application questions
We’ve collected applications and will be choosing camp participants next week. We plan on making each accepted student special, individual invitations. I think it will get them excited for camp and be a good reminder of when the camp is, since it will be over a month after school ends.

The camp starts at the end of July and I’ll be sure to update the blog about how things get on! 

schedule planning, still a work in progress! 

1 comment:

  1. Cant wait to see more updates about this! Happy to see slackline made it on the agenda :)