Sunseed – Camp for Boys

Journey Camp! – A place where children grow.

 

Dates:

Three days July 10-12, 2018
Tuesday July 10, from 9 am to 4 pm,
Wednesday July 11, start at 9 am and stay for one overnight,
Thursday July 12, half-day with pick up at noon.

Ages:

middle school - high school (13-17)

Cost:

$0 to $250 sliding scale

Location:

Open View Farm, Conway, MA
Emmy Howe's farm is a mile away from Natural Roots Farm.
Parents arrange car pools from Northampton, Amherst, West County and other locations.

Why we started a Boys Camp session:

By co-directors Tye Martin and Brahm Masla

"We've been a part of the Journey Camp community for 11 years, first as campers and then for several years on staff. We've loved every second of it."

"Years ago at Journey Camp there was a program for boys before the leaders moved out of the area, and we have dreamed about reviving it. Last summer we held a one-day and it was amazing. This year we're expanding the time and we can be together for Tuesday through half-day Thursday."

WHAT WE CARE ABOUT

The program will offer a space for developing boys to truly be themselves, a place without the expectations that our society puts on boys and men. One of our goals is to foster more and more people who stand against oppression of all kinds. We want to teach boys how we can go against the norms of the patriarchy, against what’s “cool,” and become positive male figures in society. We want to show them that we still live in a world where men and women are not equal and we want to work through what each one of us can do to help change this.

WHAT THE PROGRAM IS LIKE

We will have a variety of different art disciplines throughout the camp. There will be drumming led by a master drummer, dancing led by a master dancer, workshops in acting and improv, time outside on the farm and in the woods, cooperative games, and discussion. There will be a fire circle Wednesday night.

We hope to have open dialog about issues we face everyday, and about things we would like to change in the world. But we also want to provide a space for these boys to have unadulterated fun, away from screens, and away from school. We believe this is a program that is more than needed today.

We plan to have a group size of 7-15 campers with four men on staff.

To register:

Questions?
Email Melissa Delorenzo at melissadelo.journey@gmail.com