Creative Youth Camps
Imagine spending a week in a community where everyone is actively supporting you to be your most creative; where teens and adults are comfortable and collaborative with each other; where barriers between religion, culture, and age don’t seem to exist, where the community itself generates its own entertainment in the form of music, dance, theater, and art.
This is the basic feel of creative community based youth camps. They are 5-7 days long. There are usually half as many adults as youth. The camp can have a general arts/empowerment theme or a more focused theme. Youth camps in Uganda have focused on building vocation skills, healing the environment, and living with HIV and AIDs. One camp in the US focuses on young women’s empowerment through writing.
PYE works with local community groups and NGOs to design and lead Creative Community Camps that fit their specific needs. Volunteering at a camp is a great way to experience the Creative Community Model in action and to increase your own skill in using the arts in your facilitation. Attending a camp goes hand in hand with the PYE training path.
The camp experience is likely to increase your fluidity with your own creativity as well as expand your understanding of the depth that is possible to achieve when working within a creative, inter-generational community.
If you’re interested in bringing our youth camps to your area or attending a camp as part of your training then why not drop by for a chat on social media: