YOUTH IN POWER
Friday, August 10th-Sunday, August 12th, 2018
In Albany County, Feura Bush, NY
CAMP IS FREE & OPEN TO ALL YOUTH AGES 18 & UNDER!
What is YOUTH IN POWER?
YOUTH IN POWER provides a welcoming, supportive, safe, & fun summer camp experience for young people who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans*, queer, questioning, ace (LGBTQA) or as allies. The weekend is jam-packed with a variety of workshops, social activities, & projects that focus on empowerment through social justice. There are also “traditional” camp activities including arts & crafts, boating, & lawn games in conjunction with youth-driven programming.
YOUTH IN POWER offers various workshops and activities that will enhance each camper’s experience including:
Boating on the lake during free time!
Workshops will be led by youth, experienced Advisor Counselors (ACs), and outside guest speakers from the Capital Region community.
- Expressive arts, theater, crafts, outdoor sketching, journal writing.
- Wellness activities such as yoga, meditation, dance, volleyball, basketball, and hiking
- Workshops such as LGBTQA history, healthy relationships, advocating for safer schools, using social media, knowing your rights, grassroots organizing, talking about gender identity and gender expression, pop culture, and more!
A team receives a trophy after winning a game of trivia.
Getting ready for a hike on one of the nature trails.
Just messing around before one of the workshops.
Who Makes YOUTH IN POWER Happen?
Produced by the Pride Center of the Capital Region and supported in part by generous donations from our community, the camp is led by experienced professionals who identify as LGBTQA or straight allies. The Pride Center has comprehensive youth programming that has been serving the Capital Region for over 30 years. With the addition of YOUTH IN POWER, we hope to provide youth with a venue for personal discovery, empowerment, support and fun among peers and the wider LGBTQA community.
For more information please visit our Facebook Event Page. See you there!