Power of Hope's 8-day summer camps are for youth ages 14 to 18 who want to develop their leadership and take an active role in their communities. Youth learn to express themselves through a range of creative workshops on subjects such as: visual arts, dance, theater, writing, media literacy, nature education, social justice and much more! This year's POH camp is being produced and run by our program partner PYE Global: Partners for Youth Empowerment. PYE Global is run by Charlie Murphy and Peggy Taylor, the founders of Power of Hope.
2014 USA Summer Program Dates & Locations
- August 10-17, 2014: The Whidbey Institute, Clinton, WA on Whidbey Island - 20 miles north of Seattle. We will be located on a beautiful rustic campsite adjacent to the main center. Good news for previous campers: We now have a new main meeting space and hot, running water showers.
40 youth & 25 staff from diverse cultures and life situations attend the camp. The small youth to staff ratio allows the staff to provide a safe environment where mentorship relationships can thrive.
The summer camp includes youth and staff from all walks of life. We strive to bring together a truly diverse group of youth and staff, aiming for the inclusion of diversity of all kinds: ethnic, cultural, religion, class, personality, life experience, and more. Spending a week in community leads to powerful conversations, meaningful friendships, and deep learning.
The 2014 summer camp will take place in a beautiful natural setting on Whidbey Island, 20 miles north of Seattle. Youth will have the opportunity to explore the natural world through outdoor education workshops, hiking, and swimming. We will be sleeping in tents. We have several tents but please plan to bring a tent if you have one.
Upgrades to the campsite: Good news! This summer we have a brand-new group space. It's a large 6-sided tent on a platform with plenty of room for all of our group activities. The tent has lights and heating, and it's mosquito proof, We are also building hot water showers!!!! And we'll have plenty of vans for quick rides to the lake for afternoon swims.
Gender Neutral Sleeping Area Info Letter, click to download.
Scholarship Information packet, click to download.
Use our secure PayPal account to quickly pay for camp!
Please mail the forms to: PYE Global PO Box 1481 Langley, WA 98260
Can you help us get the word out about camp? Word of mouth is the best way to reach youth who will thrive at PoH camp. Here's what you can do to help make sre camp is packed iwth good people:
- Print our small flyer , or more in-depth brochure,, to hand out to friends, teachers, guidance counselors, colleages, or to post on a community bulletin board.
- Post about POH Summer Camp on your Facebook or other social media so your whole community can hear about camp!
- Join us on Facebook, and then invite your friends to join camp's FB event page!
The Creative Community Camp Network
Power of Hope is part of an international network of organizations that base their programs on the Creative Community Model, a youth development model proven to provide a wide range of benefits for youth. For more information see www.pyeglobal.org.
Power of Hope Camps on Cortes Island, British Columbia, Canada: For info see www.powerofhope.ca
Culture Jam Camp near Eugene, Oregon, For info see www.oregoncountryfair.org
LIFEbeat Camps in Leicestershire, UK , For info see www.lifebeat.co.uk