Camp Up with People is a non-profit 3-week performing arts summer camp that brings together young people from around the world to impact and inspire the community through service and song. It’s a collaborative effort between Horizons Learning Foundation and Up with People in an effort to reach high-school aged youth (ages 13-17) interested in performing arts, leadership and global citizenship.
The purpose of Camp Up with People is to provide young people with an opportunity to explore their interests, develop their talents, and experience what traveling with Up with People would be like, and to create a safe, caring environment where young people can make friends, have fun and achieve personal growth.
Our talented counselors and staff and the community they create are the source of our strength. They support and reflect Camp UWP’s values of integrity, compassion and respect for others. At Camp UWP, young people can build healthy relationships, gain self-confidence, and learn to see their lives as part of today’s amazing and challenging world.
Through outdoor activities, service projects and staging a show, campers will gain a sense of social responsibility, as well as the skills and appreciation of working cooperatively as part of a diverse group. Each session will culminate with an on-stage capstone public performance.
Camp Up with People is located in the heart of the beautiful Shenandoah Valley of Virginia, approximately two hours from Washington D.C.
Horizons Learning Foundation and Camp Horizons
Horizons Learning Foundation will work with Camp Horizons to operate Camp Up with People. Camp Horizons is dedicated to providing children with a place they can call their own in our constantly changing world. Campers become a part of a supportive, encouraging community and understand not only their own rights and responsibilities but also appreciate and respect the rights of others. Camp Horizons is a diverse community of campers and staff members, from many different cultures and backgrounds, working, playing and learning together. Our intent is to spark an energy capable of impacting people around the world through fun, friendship and respect for others and ourselves.
In operation since 1982, Camp Horizons is accredited by the American Camp Association and is a three-year recipient of the Markel Safety 1st Award. John Hall, Camp Horizons Owner and Founder, is an Up with People alumnus (’78), and current UWP Board Member and has remained active in the alumni community.
Up with People
Up with People was founded in 1965 to be a positive voice for young people. For more than four decades, Up with People has provided young people from around the globe with a renowned international education and an unmatched passageway to see the world through travel and cultural immersion.
Once primarily impacting communities through its musical productions, the current Up with People program addresses the need for young adults and leaders who have a global perspective, intercultural understanding, knowledge of worldwide social issues, leadership skills and a dedication to community service. Up with People exists today to spark people to action in meeting the needs of their communities, countries and the world while building bridges of understanding as a foundation for world peace.