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Camp Dates: July 27-Aug 1, 2015

Online IOOBY Application

 
Priority application deadline is April 1, 2015.
After April 1, applications will be received and processed on a rolling basis.
Email applications to jason.williams@meckmin.org

2015 IOOBY Brochure
IOOBY Application 2015 (Word Doc)
IOOBY Application 2015 (PDF)

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.

IOOBY Brochure 2015

A Former Camper’s Testimonial

Pictures from IOOBY 2014 (July 14-19)