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Direct Action Summer Camp!
From June 19th to August 31st Peace Out Loud will be having its first Direct Action Summer Camp! The summer will be about free play, but also art, skill learning, freedom fighting and many social justice themed field trips.
Please note: this summer we have pick-up and drop off available for those who need it. Let us know if that’s you!
For all camps:
In our mixed age camp environment, we create intentional curriculums which are tailored to be developmentally appropriate for all of our campers.
As always our camps are flexible and created by each child; the themes and activities are what our facilitators will bring to the camp . The campers can then choose to use them in whatever way they like. Come out for climbing or building, or hanging out in a tree all day with a good book. The choice is theirs.
Please note that Camp is an exceptionally dirt-filled experience. Feel free to bring an extra outfit daily.
As always, please pack a hearty lunch every day, as kids are generally more hungry at camp than they are at school.
Mondays: On site at San Pablo Park
Tuesdays: Strawberry Creek park and West Campus Pool(Bring a bathing suit and water shoes; let us know if you don’t have these items )
Wednesdays: On site at San Pablo Park
Thursdays: Various field trips; usually meet at San Pablo park
Fridays: On site at San Pablo Park
Camp fee info:
Camp is $40-$100/day, self-determined sliding scale, with no one turned away for lack of funds.
The camp day is 9-1 for under 5 year olds and 9-3:30 for over 5 year olds.
Aftercare begins at the time the regular camp day ends and goes until 5:30. Before care is $5/day and goes from 8-9am. You must pre-register for before and after care in order for it to be available, as we do not staff the aftercare hours unless requested. If you have an unexpected delay, just let us know. We will accommodate whenever we can.
What does freedom look like? We think it looks like play, and community. It looks like cooperation and negotiation and respect for personhood.
PEACE Out Loud Camp is a collective of adults and kids who hang out outside and play. Our influences include Bev Bos, John Taylor Gatto, Gabor Maté, Martin Luther King, Jr., Assata Shakur, bell hooks, Cesar Chavez, Dr. Seuss, and so many freedom fighters and lovers of life both in the past and in the current day.
We have three community circles a day where we share snacks, information about ourselves and tactics, techniques, games, and songs for and about community, freedom, self-determination, principle and love.
The rest of the time there are offerings (like friendship bracelets and Lego tent, marble run and baseball, sand toys and board games) and workshops (like building and making and painting and seeing and climbing) that the campers are free to engage in or not.
We encourage a multi-age environment, visits and participation from parents and grandparents and other extended family, and include artists and activists from our community who visit and share their work with us.