It has been a joy to watch 20-plus boys and girls enjoy their day in the YWCA Social Justice Camp. We have been busy visiting museums, city hall, city and county pools, and parks. Campers have expressed their creativity through art, outdoor activities, song and dance. Each session has ended with a talent show with several of our campers’ parents and relatives in attendance.
The best part of YWCA Social Justice Camp is talking about real issues that impact their young lives. Campers have explored the meaning of healthy relationships, how they can engage in civic activities to improve their community, and how they can be responsible toward others by collecting donations for people in need. The positive and supportive atmosphere has helped some campers open up and share their thoughts, dreams and ambitions without fear of being put down or tuned out. That alone is inspiring for those of us fortunate to work with the camp. We hope these young people will carry fond memories of their time in our midst, we know we will remember them for years to come!