Anytown USA Information

Hi! I want to share an opportunity with you all. Camp Anytown is a social justice leadership camp for highschool students. At Anytown, student delegates engage in typical summer camp activities and also develop leadership skills that they take back to their schools and communities. It is open to 9th, 10th, and 11th graders. Student “delegates” come from all over Birmingham and represent different races, genders, religions, schools, neighborhoods, immigration statuses and abilities. Located at the beautiful Camp Hargis, Anytown gives students the chance to canoe, hike, fish, play basketball, and swim in the pool or lake, while also participating in honest dialogue and interactive learning about social justice issues. They also engage in team building exercises that create lifelong friendships and a supportive, inclusive camp environment. Students learn how to respond to difficult real-life situations with kindness, courage and respect. Students leave Anytown as leaders, more confident, empathetic and ready to stand up for what they believe is right. Students who attend Anytown have a positive impact on a school’s culture as they discourage intolerance and bullying and serve as allies for marginalized students. Interaction with a diverse group at Anytown also prepares students for life after high school where cultural sensitivity and the ability to communicate with different types of people are crucial.


If you write my name “Regan McClain” in the section that asks how you heard about camp then I have a chance to be able to come back this year!