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Camp Up with People Response to COVID-19

Updated June 12th: Cancellation With this summer being our 10th anniversary season, we are aware of the many friendships and lifelong memories we have shared. Since the end of last summer, we have eagerly awaited summer 2020. Unfortunately, we will have to wait a little longer. It is with heavy hearts that we announce that … Continued



The Impact of The Camp Up with People Experience in Your Daily Life

Camp Up with People’s program strives to to impact and inspire the community through service and song. This impact doesn’t happen overnight, or even in the course of our 3-week program! We start the journey with our campers through local community service projects and workshops on topics like leadership, inclusion, and individuality. Campers leave inspired … Continued


The Power of (Up With) People to People Diplomacy

Dr Bernie Kaussler is Associate Professor of Political Science at James Madison University, USA, UWP, Camp Up with People, and Up with People superfan and author of US Foreign Policy Towards the Middle East: The Realpolitik of Deceit (Routledge, 2017) and Iran’s Nuclear Diplomacy: Power Politics and Conflict Resolution (Routledge, 2014). Dr. Kaussler addresses the art … Continued


Camp Up with People Fosters Confidence in Our Campers

Bright lights, curtain up, the audience stares expectantly as you stand on the stage about to deliver your lines. You feel the butterflies as you open your mouth, but you know that you can do this. The confidence that is gained through performance and stagecraft will benefit you throughout your life, and a summer camp … Continued


More Than A Summer Camp, an Experience

There is a perception that camps only have one focus, but Camp Up with People is so much more. True, a large component of the curriculum is focused on the performing arts in the style of one of our parent companies, Up with People, but we also focus on community impact, regional learning, and global … Continued


Fostering Confidence in Public Speaking

Glossophobia, the fear of public speaking. It’s estimated that 75% of the population has this fear to one degree or another. It ranges from being nervous speaking to others to full blown knee shaking fear in front of a crowd. Chances are, if you don’t suffer from this yourself, you know someone who does.   … Continued