Over the past 17 years, Summer Spectacular as a part of Youth Programs has been striving to be a good neighbor by listening to the challenges that refugee youth and their families face. For seven weeks each summer, 120 campers participate in our urban day camp where staff, interns, and volunteer teams work together to provide a safe place where each week during camp hours, we play games, we read books, we make art, we create music, and we build character all while having fun. Camp also provides opportunities for field trips and special visits that allow our campers to experience new things.
Camp is a place where kids can be kids. Many youth in Clarkston grow up faster than the typical youth. They are responsible for their siblings, have chores crucial to their family’s well being, and have families that depend on them for language and culture help. We have found that youth in Clarkston are happy to support their families, however in this process, they often miss some of the great fun it is to be a child. Camp is a place where we can celebrate kids for who they are and the leaders that they are going to be. We see kids playing, learning, and growing into people of excellent character.
Summer 2019 dates have not yet be announced. Stay tuned for details on dates, registration, and updates for Summer Spectacular 2019.
Because of the financial struggles many of the families in our community face, the costs of running Summer Spectacular is not covered by the program fees that participating families pay. To make up the difference, we are asking you to join our family by closing that gap through sponsoring a student for Summer Spectacular.