IMPORTANT 2018 DATES:
- February 18 – Deadline to apply to be a Counselor or CIT
- March 17 – Deadline to apply to be a Camp Director
- March 31 – Director interviews
- March 25 from 1 pm to 3 pm- ANYTOWN REUNION! Boys & Girls Club in Phx – SIGN UP BY CLICKING HERE:
- April 13 – Deadline for Delegates to apply for Financial Aid
- April 16 – Notification of Delegate acceptance begins
- April 27 & 28 – Counselor and CIT Training
- May 29 – Delegate registration and payment deadline for June 24 – 30 camp
- June 2 & 3 – All camps One Voice Training (all staff)
- June 24 – Delegate registration and payment deadline for July 22 – 28 camp
HOW MUCH DOES ANYTOWN COST?
The cost for Anytown, including transportation to and from Phoenix, is $450.
IS SCHOLARSHIP MONEY AVAILABLE?
Yes. We have funds for those who need financial assistance. However, we do expect student delegates to fund some of the cost as it is important for them to have some responsibility in attending Anytown. In the application process on this site, delegates can indicate their need for financial assistance and why.
CAN I MAKE A DONATION TO ANYTOWN LEADERSHIP CAMP?
Yes, please! Anytown Leadership Camp is operating under Anytown Leadership Program, Inc. a 501c3 non-profit. Funds can be accepted at the following address:
Anytown Leadership Program, Inc.
P.O. Box 446
Phoenix, AZ 85001
Or click HERE to make a donation.
WHEN MUST I APPLY BY?
You may apply now and deadline dates will be listed for the 2018 camps at a later date.
WHERE IS ANYTOWN BEING HELD THIS YEAR?
The June 24th to 30th camp will be held in Prescott Valley at Mingus Mountain Camp. Camp Wamatochick hosts the July 22nd to 28th camp in Prescott.
HOW DO I GET TO ANYTOWN?
Busing to and from the campsites is part of each delegates application fee. A designated location in Phoenix will be the pickup and drop off point.
WHAT IS ANYTOWN LIKE?
The mission of Anytown is to celebrate diversity and reduce bias, bigotry, and prejudice. Programming is done in an experiential, interactive and safe setting where all students, called delegates, are involved. This is not a classroom or lecture type of environment but rather a unique and structured curriculum where one exercise builds upon another.
Delegates will confront issues regarding stereotypes, disabilities, gender, occupations, faith and religion, body types, sexual orientation, class and privilege. There is a talent night when the entire camp participates and celebrates each other.
Participants in Anytown unanimously say that the week is profound and life-changing, enabling them to appreciate others in an accepting and understanding fashion.
HOW WILL ANYTOWN HELP ME?
You will learn leadership skills to take back to your community and to enrich you for the rest of your life. Any college or work application that you fill out indicating that you have been to Anytown will be enhanced by this program. Also, each delegate will receive a Community Service Certificate indicating that they experienced 50 hours of education and training.
WHAT BASICS SHOULD I BRING?
Once you register, we will give you a list of the basics. Be sure to bring enough clothes for 6 days. You will need shower shoes and closed-toe shoes. You must bring your own bedding (a sleeping bag works great), towels and toiletries. Also, consider bringing a flashlight or headlamp.
WHAT SPECIAL THINGS SHOULD I BRING?
One of the special programs during Anytown is “Culture Night” when we share and appreciate our heritages with cultural singing, dancing, clothing, objects and customs. Please bring whatever you can to share with everyone. Some examples are quinceanera dresses, native clothing and artifacts, menorahs, kippahs, pictures, music, quotations and readings. Songs and dances that are part of your culture are also very special to share at Anytown.
We also have a program for sharing and learning about our faiths. Please bring reference materials and religious objects to share and better understand each other.
WHEN DO MY PARENTS/GUARDIANS GET MORE INFORMATION?
We will have a brief informational meeting immediately after the bus leaves. Please inform the person who brings you to the bus know that they need to allow about 20 minutes for that orientation.
DO YOU STILL HAVE MORE QUESTIONS?
Send us an e-mail at email@example.com or call 602-888-3271.