Power of Hope is a life-changing experience for teenagers, generated through creativity and the arts. We are raising a $10,000 scholarship fund for 10 young people to attend camp this July 11-18. More than 70% of our youth are on Scholarship and they can only attend because of your donations. Help us reach our goal!
When a teenager says “This camp is like no other camp,” you know they mean it. It is a place where teens can experience their own voice, feel a real community of peers, develop a sense of belonging, and become artists of all kinds. This is a change that sticks with them long after they go home. As one camper said about Camp: “I will [now] be more expressive of my love for the people in my life at home.”
Our Camp is a uniquely transformative experience.
Power of Hope is a week-long summer camp held at Commonweal in Pt. Reyes National Seashore, CA. They come from the East Bay, the North Bay and San Francisco. Every summer, a group of new and returning youth travel to Bolinas to build connections through the arts, open-hearted conversation, nature, and song. Our staff and volunteers are all artists – spoken word, painters, hip hop, actors, musicians and more who share their skills and passion through different activities. Camp has a Beach Day, an Open Mic Night, a Youth-Led Day, art workshops and a ceremony for graduating seniors. Camp is based on the Creative Community Model developed by Partners for Youth Empowerment.
Power of Hope relies on your donations to exist. Every contribution counts, no matter how large or small. Please help us make Camp a reality for youth from across the Bay Area, for whom this Camp is an incredibly special experience.
To learn more about Power of Hope in general, including registering your teen or working & volunteering as staff this summer, please visit:
You can also see the full film about our 2017 Power of Hope Camp at the following link: https://youtu.be/tJDZ4wMUmlo