Camp Phoenix is reimagining summer school by providing a low to no-cost three week residential summer camp program to middle schoolers in Oakland. We work to empower low-income kids to overcome the summer learning gap through joyful academic learning, enrichment, and community building.
Please join us for a fun afternoon to learn more about Camp Phoenix and support our 2014 program! In 2013, Camp Phoenix opened its doors to 25 rising 6th graders. Located again in beautiful San Gregorio, this year Camp Phoenix will be welcoming returning campers as well as a new group of rising 6th graders.
What makes Camp Phoenix such a meaningful experience for our campers? During our 2013 pilot camp:
- Campers on average gained over 2 months of learning in reading and math as a result of our program.
- Over 80% of campers shared that as a result of Camp Phoenix they felt like a leader and could make beter decisions; believed they had become better at taking responsibility for their actions; believed they could better stand up for what they believed in.
- Since camp, 90% of families have said that this year their camper tries harder in school, is more confident, and takes on more resposibilitity.
*Coming by BART? No problem. Greenleaf is a 3 minute drive from Coliseum BART. Let us know you need a lift and we'll send someone to pick you up.
Unable to attend but still want to donate? You can do so on our Rally page.