The Dates are Out!
For six days during the summer, students (i.e. delegates) dive into engaging exercises and honest dialogue to develop the self awareness, education, conflict resolution, and communication skills necessary to peacefully resolve prejudice and bigotry.
The camp schedule includes workshops, interactive activities, culture night, and many additional experiences. Delegates gain not only a deeper sense of their own cultural identity, and an understanding of others, but also the tools needed to speak their mind respectfully and peacefully in their communities, schools, and situations of conflict.
Anytown Utah is more than just a camp it’s a way of life. Anytown offers the building blocks for young and old to deeply examine our society and discover how we can make it better.
How out-doors is this camp?
At Anytown, we sleep in cabins with bunk beds, take showers in personal stalls with hot water, and use real toilets. We have electricity and heaters, and a wonderful chef to cater our meals. So, while you are in the mountains, and hikes are optional, you will not need to bring your tent or bear spray!
So, what do we do at camp?
We use experiential, interactive programming to generate discussion about today’s pressing issues. We are not big on lecturing (boring!) or making you carry around a binder full of “What kind of tree are you” surveys (blah). Instead, we use activities that have you moving around the room and using different ways to express your opinions and experiences. Our activities are hard to describe, but most people call them intense, fun, eye-opening, and engaging.
Ok, why is this called a leadership retreat?
Good question! Like we said before, our activities motivate you to share your opinions and experiences. But they are also designed to help you express yourself in a respectful, inclusive way. Through out the week, you will learn new skills. Anytown is a great way to boost your resume or college application (almost all the local schools have heard of us, or partnered with us directly)!
Can anyone go to Anytown?
If you are between the ages of 15 and 18, then you can come to Camp! But we ask that you decide with your family. Anytown covers serious and mature subject matter like gang violence, hate crimes and discrimination, so we want to make sure that you will feel safe and ready to handle these topics.
Alright, Alright… But what’s it gonna cost me?
Well that depends. The full cost of Anytown is $300.00. BUT we never turn anyone away because they cannot afford the full fee. We ask that you pay as much as you can afford, or even pay in installments, but you coming to camp is a lot more important to us than turning a profit. The Inclusion Center pays about $800.00 per participant, and we write grants to lower that fee. But with help from participants who can afford the full cost, and donations from others, we manage to provide scholarships to anyone who requests it. So please, pay what you can, and make sure you come to camp!
How do I Sign Up?
You can contact Cameron at 801.587.0825 or firstname.lastname@example.org and he will email or send one to you. Spaces fill up ‘first come first serve’ so don’t procrastinate!