Social Justice Leadership Camp Summer 2023


Monday, July 10, 2023 at 9:00 AM-4:30 pm EDT
Friday, July 21, 2023 9:00 am-(final event) 6:00 PM EDT

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Unitarian Universalists Church
615 W 43rd St
Indianapolis, IN 46208

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Clare Wildhack-Nolan

Peace Learning Center - 6040 DeLong Road, Indianapolis, IN 46254


Peace Learning Center is looking for open-minded, dedicated, and adventurous teens to participate in a two week long summer day camp. This camp will cultivate your leadership skills, introduce you to amazing people, and support you in developing your power for social justice.   Following the camp, the group will meet monthly to continue our work for Social Justice.

The camp does have a sliding fee from $10-$300. However, if your family cannot afford to pay, please indicate that on your application. We promise that the price will NOT get in the way of your ability to be chosen for the program.

Here are some quick facts about the program:

  • Cost: Sliding Fee Scale from $10-$300 (which also covers snacks and lunch each day) 
  • Ages: 13-19 (at the time of camp)
  • Camp Dates: July 10-21, 2023 (No camp on Sundays)
  • Camp Time: 9 am to 4:30 pm
  • Camp size: 7-15 participants + 2 adult and 1 or 2 youth counselors
  • Main Location: Central Indianapolis 
  • Camp themes include: Who are you? Team Building, Social Justice Leadrship, Meet up with SJ Leaders, Community Tour, Racial Justice, Economic Justice, Gender and Sexuality Justice, Using your voice for power, Self-care, and Final Celebration!

If you are unable to complete this application online, please contact Clare Wildhack-Nolan at 317-327-7144. 

After reviewing the applications we will then conduct phone interviews to make our final decisions on camp participants. (We have never turned away an excited leader.) We will begin interviews and admiting students in late May. Acceptance into the camp will be based on the individual’s enthusiasm and passion for attending the camp due to its content. Our goal is to include a diverse mix of campers from across the city, including students from public, private and charter schools. If you are not admitted this session,we encourage you to re-apply in the future. We hope all applicants can attend!

Due to covid-19 we may be required to use masks, meet mostly outside, amd practice social-distancing.  We will provide more specific information as we see the data of infection rates closer to the dates of camp.