Breaking Down Barriers.

Building Up Communities.

CANCELLED

Upcoming camp: April 11 – 14, 2020

WHO WE ARE

Camp Anytown Las Vegas is a social justice and leadership program that aims to establish, empower and equip the next wave of youth leaders.  Our program trains high school students in diversity, equity, and inclusion through interactive workshops, group dialogue, and campaigns centered around social justice.

 

The program is supported by the Anytown Youth Council, a youth led working board that provides strategic direction to the Anytown program and incorporates perspectives and voices of young people in each element of program planning. ⠀

Diversity

Delegates learn to promote the acceptance and appreciation of people from different backgrounds in ways that enhances coexistence and cooperation.

Community

Each session serves as a proving ground where delegates explore ways to become stronger allies and develop strategies to eliminate prejudice in their community.

Inclusivity

Delegates learn about the principle of treating others as oneself would wish to be treated - without exception, absolute justice, equity and respect.

History

Founded in 1928, The National Conference of Christians and Jews (NCCJ) was a human rights organization focused on combating intereligious prejudice. NCCJ’s origins can be traced back to 1924, when the convention for the Federal Council of Churches of Christ began to discuss the growing power of the Ku Klux Klan. As a result, a committee on goodwill between Christians and Jews was developed.

 

As NCCJ’s foundation was rooted against racial and religious prejudice, the organization created the Anytown program in the 1950’s in the state of Arizona. After the birth of Anytown in Arizona, the program made its way to Las Vegas in 1983. During the same time, the NCCJ changed their name to the National Conference for Community & Justice.

 

Since 1983, Camp Anytown Las Vegas has directly impacted over 4,000 high school students in Southern Nevada with 30 different ethnic backgrounds and 25 religious traditions and/or spiritual or humanistic beliefs represented. As a result of Camp Anytown, delegates in Southern Nevada have launched national campaigns, learned to lobby elected officials, founded social justice programs and clubs in high school, been elected to high school leadership positions after attending Anytown, traveled to the United Nations, presented workshops at national conferences, been elected to local and state office, passed laws that support homeless and education initiatives, and return to volunteer for the Anytown program.

Contact Us

Executive Director: Rico Ocampo

Address: PO Box 73070
Las Vegas, NV 89170

Office:  702-722-8517

Fax:  702-534-5586 Attn: Rico Ocampo

Email: info@campanytownlasvegas.org