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, over 4,000 high school students have graduated from our signature program, Camp ANYTOWN. We intentionally recruit students from different religious identification, spiritual expression, humanistic beliefs, racial and gender identities, socio-economic statuses, and other identifying factors.
At Camp ANYTOWN students learn about racism, racial and religious prejudice, diversity, and social justice in a non-conventional way that takes lectures and study groups out of the equation and replaces them with a hands on approach that prioritizes group discussions, interactive workshops, and youth-led campaign building.
The program is supported by the Anytown Youth Council (AYC), a completely 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. ⠀
Anytown delegates learn to promote the acceptance and appreciation of people from different racial groups in ways that promotes the policy or practice of opposing racism and promoting racial tolerance.
Each session serves as a proving ground where Anytown delegates explore ways to become stronger allies and develop strategies to eliminate prejudice within themselves and their community.
Delegates learn about the principle of treating others as oneself would wish to be treated - without exception, absolute justice, equity and respect.
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.
Executive Director: Rico Ocampo
Address: PO Box 73070
Las Vegas, NV 89170
Fax: 702-534-5586 Attn: Rico Ocampo