Leadership Action Camp
Action Camp enables high school students to gain new
on their lives. It gives participants the tools to become
leaders, creative thinkers, and self-aware change-agents
in their communities. They experience outdoor living,
community building, applied creativity and their own
to change their environment directly through natural
building and ecological restoration. These experiences
with the people they meet and the friendships they make
enrich their lives tremendously.
The camp will take place in August. It will consist of
two ten-day sessions serving approximately 16 young people
each session. These students will come from culturally
and economically diverse backgrounds, including underprivileged
bay area youth and more privileged young people from around
the country. This experience of diversity in a cooperative
community will help participants become aware of more
possibilities in their own lives back home.
Participants will camp out on a biodynamic farm about
three hours north of San Francisco. They will have access
to a redwood grove, a cool swimming pond, a river and
the farm itself. The day will consist of a morning warm
up, natural building, drama activities and creative journaling.
There will also be time for group discussions, healthy
meals, and just plain fun. Students will experience both
building and theater but will have the chance to specialize
in one or the other.
The educational philosophy of the Youth Action Camp is
based on Waldorf Education which suggests that, given
the right nurturing conditions, each student has the inner
ability to grow to their own fullest potential. Using
art, hands-on learning, and encouraging self-reflection,
we enable students to discover new capacities for themselves.