Breaking Down Barriers.

Building Up Communities.

WHO WE ARE

Camp Anytown Las Vegas is a one-of-a kind program with a 37-year history and longest running Anti-racist youth program in the state of Nevada.  Since 1983, we’ve engaged over 4,000 CCSD students from over 60 high schools in Southern Nevada. Our program intentionally recruits students from different religious identification/spiritual expression/humanistic beliefs, racial and gender identities, socio-economic and immigration statuses, orientations, and cultures to learn about Anti-racist work, racial equity, leadership, and advocacy.

 

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.

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