Day Camp at General Assembly
Middle School Justice Day Camp
Children who have completed grades 5 through 8, or the equivalent for home schooled youth (generally ages 11-14), may enroll in Justice Day Camp. The camp will be headquartered at a nearby hotel (Hampton Inn and Suites), but excursions to General Assembly events and other field trips will be part of the program..
Co-Directors in 2017 are Rev. Jamil Scott, Director of Lifelong Learning at Woodinville UU Church in Washington, and Katie Covey, Author and Religious Education (RE) Consultant. Rev. Scott is a Buddhist minister and will bring various practices to explore. Katie is a long time DRE known for innovative and engaging camps and curricula.
Last year, we traveled to places of worship for “Neighboring Faiths” Camp. This year we travel to “walk our talk.” Come prepared to work at Justice Projects and learn about Black New Orleans culture of resistance and resilience. Field projects include City Park gardening, Algiers Point neighborhood projects, and a project with the Red Flame All Youth Indian Tribe. We will be traveling to our service projects by streetcar, walking and ferry while experiencing the unique culture of New Orleans, including the Algiers, Uptown, and Treme neighborhoods and City Park. We will also have opportunities to walk along a levee, sit under the “Chime Tree,” visit the unknown slave memorial, and check out a folk art market.
We are currently working to finalize plans with our local service project partner, the Center for Ethical Living and Social Justice Renewal (CELSJR). Parents will be provided a detailed schedule of excursions before General Assembly. Please plan to join us for the entire day of activities, childcare will be available for any arrivals after the program day has begun. The youth will be welcome to join us after our return from excursions. A typical day will follow a schedule similar to this:
7:30 a.m. AM Gathering
8:30 a.m. Opening Games & Worship
10:00 a.m. Excursion
12:00 p.m. Lunch
1:00 p.m. Guest Visit
2:00 p.m. Meditation & Rest Time
3:00 p.m. Closing Games and Worship
4:30 p.m. Tech Time
The registration fee includes lunch and snacks. Day Camp hours are 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Wednesday through Sunday. Camp staff are unable to dispense medications.
Children's Programs are subsidized by the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) at more than $300 per child. Please pay as you are able; the minimum fee per child is $35/day. Children may not participate in GA Children's Programs without a GA registered parent or guardian (though you may register the child first and parent later). Space is limited. Registrations received after April 30 will be subject to a $35 late fee. No registrations will be accepted after May 31. Register now.