“Urban Adventures” Summer Day Camp was held from June 3 – July 12, 2019. This was a 5-week program for 100 low-income South Los Angeles Youth entering 2nd – 8th grade (ages 6-12). **
All Peoples Staff made sure that there was lots of fun and laughs during camp while still accomplishing our overall goal for Campers which is to sustain or increase their reading & math levels over the summer. Preventing summer learning loss will ultimately help youth (1) advance to the next grade level from elementary to middle to high school graduation; and (2) strengthen academic preparation for college & career. Campers receive 1 hour of Math and 1 hour of English per day Monday through Thursday along with extended learning in American Sign Language, College Readiness, Dance, Sports, Art, Science, Nutrition, Cooking, Computer classes and more. This year our FamilySource Center Computer Instructor Jose Palacios taught a Microsoft PowerPoint class for all youth participants.
Camp also provides opportunities for youth to develop leadership skills. All Peoples offers 35-40 Junior Camp Counselor positions each year for Youth 14 to 24 years of age. Some of the youth may become eligible for the Economic & WorkForce Development Department (EWDD) city-funded Summer Youth Employment Program.
During the last week of camp, parents were invited to our Summer Camp Open House. Campers split into groups and performed to some of their favorite songs for their parents as well as displayed several art projects they completed during camp. We’re proud of all of our Campers and look forward to seeing them again next year!