Camp Up with People is a non-profit performing arts, leadership, community service and culturally diverse summer camp in Harrisonburg, Virginia that brings together students from around the world, ages 13 to 17, to impact and inspire the community through service and song.
UPDATE ON THE 2023 CAMP SESSIONS:
As Camp Up with People (CUWP) and Up with People Jr. (UWP Jr.) look toward the future, we would like to share a few updates about our programs.
CUWP & UWP Jr. are a development partnership between Horizons Learning Foundation and Up with People. Since 2011, we’ve had over 700 campers from 28 countries, 600 UWP Jr. participants at 21 UWP Jr. locations in 3 countries, and hosted UWP’s Changemaker program in 2021 alongside CUWP and UWP Jr. Harrisonburg.
While COVID has created challenges for both organizations, it has also provided opportunities for the future. UWP Jr. and CUWP will continue to be a part of the Up with People family of programs. As UWP launches VOICES next fall, the decision has been made to postpone the CUWP Summer 2023 Sessions to develop and realign our programs and curriculum.
In the first quarter of 2023, the Horizons Learning Foundation and the Up with People teams will collaborate to assess how the Camp Up with People and Up with People Jr. programs can fit within the new VOICES brand and explore ways to enhance the interconnected curriculum for youth to experience the Up with People family of programs.
We will relaunch the Camp UWP and Up with People Jr. Programs in 2024. and we are excited to embrace new ideas while maintaining the heart and soul of the Up with People program we all know and love.
We invite CUWP campers to join us for Summer 2023 at our sister camp, Camp Horizons. Since CUWP alumni are new to Camp Horizons. More information please visit the Camp Horizons Website (camphorizonsva.com/explorer/)
While we will greatly miss having CUWP this summer, we are excited to relaunch in 2024 with excitement for our future.
Camp Up with People (CUWP) is a non-profit performing arts, leadership, community service and culturally diverse summer camp that bring teens together from around the world, to impact and inspire the community through service and song.Learn More
CUWP strives to utilize the arts as a vehicle to equip young people with the life skills to effect positive changes in their lives, their communities, and ultimately the world; through celebrating diversity, promoting inclusion, initiating global understanding, and community service.Learn More
Up with People
As one of our parent companies, we take many of our teachings from Up with People. Like CUWP, Up with People also hopes to empower youth to be positive agents of change to build a more hopeful, trusting, and peaceful world.Learn More
Up with People Jr.
Our sister camp, Up with People Jr., is a day camp for campers ages 8-12. Located around the globe, this day camp focuses on leadership, equality, and culture awareness while preparing a high energy Up with People style show!Locations Near You
Now that my daughter has lived this experience we have realized that the camp has many more things to offer young people, it is not just a simple vacation, we realize that it is for them to learn values of coexistence, respect, humility and love with their peers.
The personal involvement and encouragement for the campers by the professional theatre staff and by the camp staff is remarkable. Both summers the rapport, respect, and joy in one another was so apparent among the campers and staff ….. We will always be grateful for CUWP and what it provided for our young person.
The experience was beyond expectations – and I am a ‘raving fan’, and don’t stop talking about CUWP with friends and family. Such a rich experience for youngsters between 13 and 17!