N.O.W. (Nonviolence Opportunity Watch) Encounter
Summer Youth Camp
Monday – Friday, June 17 – 21, 2013
(Youth, ages 13 – 18)
The King Center’s 2nd Annual Summer Youth Camp, the “N.O.W. (Nonviolence Opportunity Watch) Encounter,” where youth develop and enhance their leadership and teambuilding skills is being offered from June 17 – 21, 2013. The one-week Day Camp will prepare youth to be influential leaders and change agents serving as a catalyst to their peers. It’s a fantastic opportunity for young people to experience an amazing week of Education, Inspiration and Entertainment. The camp is for youth ages 13 -18.
The 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. sessions will consist of learning enrichment and educational activities; the extended-day sessions (4:00 – 8:30 p.m.) will consist of, teambuilding, creative presentations, games, contemporary positive music, and experiential learning. The week also includes a day-long historical bus tour to Montgomery and Birmingham, Alabama. The Day Camp requires NO overnight stay therefore overnight accommodations are not provided
Deadline for submission of the application form(s) is Tuesday, April 30, 2013, however since we’re only accepting 80 students for the camp; we encourage you to submit your application as soon as possible. The application must be submitted and requires the name of at least one adult chaperone along with one to five (1-5) youth participants applying for admission. Parents, guardians, youth leaders, organizations, companies, faith-based entities, and NGO’s are encouraged to submit applications.
We encourage you to complete and submit an application. If you have youth that are prepared to commit and they are willing to learn how to:
· serve as examples to their peers by managing conflicts so situations do not become violent - verbally, mentally or physically
· use the principles of nonviolence based on Dr. King’s philosophy to combat bullying by creating nonviolent zones at home, at school and in their communities
· develop leadership skills that will enable them to think before they act, so they do not act or react violently
· apply the knowledge learned to understand how history impacts them and the befits they enjoy today
NOTE: Chaperones are expected to participate in the week-long, day camp nonviolence education activities. These sessions have been designed specifically for them (separate from the youth) which will benefit them personally and help better support the youth they are accompanying in their continuing nonviolence learning.
The registration fee is $50.00 per person (youth and chaperones, individually) for the week, all meals are included. Applications will be reviewed as they are received and chaperones will be notified if their youth have been accepted for the June camp.