|Camp Dates: July 27-Aug 1, 2015
Too often we hear the phrase, “not in MY backyard.” Our interfaith, service-based summer camp experience is designed to open the eyes of campers to the beauty of difference “in our own backyard” of Charlotte-Mecklenburg.
In Our Own Backyard is an interfaith service and leadership camp for rising 10th‐12th grade students. The camp will take place July 27 ‐ Aug 1, 2015. Sponsored by MeckMin, it is an immersion into our city and into multi‐cultural and interfaith relationships. The experience will include:
- interfaith friendships,
- leadership development and
- service projects.
Campers experience a poverty simulation, serve at various agencies throughout the city, explore Christian, Jewish, Unitarian Universalist, Muslim, Hindu, Buddhist and Baha’i faith traditions. There is also a surprise mission immersion experience.
Past camps have brought together youth from the Christian, Jewish, Baha’i, Muslim and Unitarian Universalist faiths and Latino, Caucasian, African American, Persian and Arab enthnicities.