When school is out for the summer, Peace Camp begins at Tubman. As part of Tubman's shelter programming, Peace Camp is a free day-activity program for youth ages 5-18 who are staying in our shelters. Peace camp provides weekly themes that blend educational and recreational programming to create fun and engaging learning opportunities for kids during the summer months. Tubman staff and Day Camp Counselor volunteers and interns provide the kids with new experiences outside of Tubman, such as weekly and monthly field trips to the zoo, water parks, amusement parks, museums, and movies.
For eleven weeks after the last day of school in June, the youth are able to interact with their community in fun, safe, and educational ways. During this time, parents who are staying in shelter are able to have a break during the afternoon to work or concentrate on their program goals. Over the years parents have commented on how great it is to have a break, one saying that she was so excited for her kids, as they never had been to a camp before.
To find out ways to help support Peace Camp, see the "Donate Goods" page under the Give Help tab.