Anytown Leadership Camp is our flagship diversity, leadership and social-justice program
$560 – Early Bird Discount
Register and pay in full by April 15th, 2023
$585 – Spring Discount
Register and pay in full by May 15th, 2023
$610 – Full Cost
Register and pay in full AFTER May 15th, 2023
Anytown Leadership Program is a non-profit organization funded by program fees, donations and grants.
We do have limited financial assistance available for those who need assistance.
Empowering youth to become change-agents in their schools and in their communities.
Anytown Leadership Camp will be held June 11th-17th, 2023
ANYTOWN is a nationally recognized, award winning leadership and social justice program for youth ages 14-19. Every year, we bring diverse groups of Arizona high school students together for a weeklong residential learning experience. Through interactive workshops, simulations and discussions, participants explore topics like prejudice, discrimination and bias. Anytown addresses widespread cultural competence gaps by educating young leaders about the value of diversity and inclusion and teaching participants to recognize and counter stereotypes, bias and bigotry.
Our approach to creating change can be summed up in three words: understanding through sharing. Anytown is the only program of its kind, intentionally bringing together unlike teenagers with diverse beliefs and backgrounds to learn appropriate and effective methods of discussing difficult topics such as racism, sexism, homophobia, transphobia, classism, ableism and more. Anytown changes hearts and minds by bringing diverse people together to engage in respectful, productive dialogue – an essential step in moving past conflict and division.
By advancing those conversations, we build and nurture empathy and understanding.
Teens who experience Anytown Leadership Camp leave the program equipped with the tools to increase their ability to foster inclusion and respect among all members of society.
See what they’re saying.
Our Anytown Alumni have a lot to say about us!
Anytown is a leadership and social justice camp that not only develops your character and motivations, but your entire community.
It resonates within everyone who attends because it is such a powerful experience and leaves you with new perspectives, new friends, and a new network that you will carry into your future.
Brynn KramerPinnacle High School, Class of 2019
Anytown is a life changing experience open to everyone who is willing to grow as a person. It offers bonding activities, and allows you to meet and befriend many people who have similar interests to you. It’s truly is an unforgettable experience, and it’s worth every second you spend there.
Gabriel ValentinNorth Canyon High School
Class of 2019
I learned very valuable life lessons. I learned about the importance of how my actions affect everyone around me, whether it’s good or bad. I learned that it is important to be more considerate and open-minded. People should support Anytown so the program can educate more teens about social problems and STOP IT!
Eli MannCococino High School
Class of 2022
Anytown has been the thing that has had the greatest impact on my life. It is why I became a teacher and has helped me beyond measure in that role. I would not be the teacher I am without Anytown.
Beyond that, are the friendships I have made that have lasted a lifetime. There is something very special about sharing the Anytown experience with others.
Matt CaseTeacher, Class of 1997
Anytown is the experience that we all need. It is truly eye-opening to the oppressions that people face and the steps that we collectively must take to protect one another. I can confidently say that I am leaving Anytown a better person. This programming should be given to every person – whether they are a teen or an adult.
Corin FrieseSunnyslope High School
Class of 2022
Anytown was simply to put in words magnificent in a way that it opened and allowed me to be aware of how to advocate for issues that exist and have existed till this day. Anytown is a passion of drive to change within yourself and change others.
Malik ZdouqMillenium High School
Class of 2019
This camp has been undeniable one of the best experiences I’ve ever had. Being able to have these discussions has challenged my views and helped me learn.
The ability to hear out other people/ group experiences and stories was so powerful in a way I’ve not really seen before. From learning about my privilege to finding communities I belonged in/ to, it meant so much to me.
Anderson ConkleHorizon Honors, Class of 2022
My entire life changed after experiencing Anytown. Thanks to the program I know that social justice is the path I want to follow in college and there is no doubt about it. I know how to embrace the world around me and to spread a light that not everyone gets the chance to experience.
Clara BassWestwood High School
Class of 2019
This group of people showed me what the world could look like and reminded me that kind people do exist and that they are all around us. It taught me that we can’t be all the good that the world needs, but the world needs all the good we can do.
Ezra GlennChandler High School
Class of 2019
An inside look at Anytown Leadership Camp 2019