Camp POWER, a program through the Country Roads Foundation, is a one-week, fully funded, overnight camp experience for 150 kids from East New York and Bedford Stuyvesant, Brooklyn. Driven by a volunteer staff, coming from far and wide, Camp POWER this year will take place at Tyler Hill Camp once our summer season has ended.
Slade Sohmer, a former Tyler Hill camper & Counselor (from age 7 yrs – 22 yrs) became involved with Camp Power last year. According to Slade “It was an amazing week. I was a bunk counselor as well as the head judge and Olympics coordinator. After the session ended last summer, I introduced Scot (from Camp POWER) to Andy and Wendy, and the deal was made to bring POWER to THC. What better way to exemplify Tyler Hill’s STARFISH values? I will be there this summer and I honestly just can’t wait!”
Camp POWER campers are not only given a week away from their turbulent neighborhoods, but more importantly, they learn about themselves, their counselors’ different backgrounds and the world outside their neighborhoods they don’t see very often.
Through our STARFISH Values Program we teach our THC campers that each individual can make a difference. Hosting Camp POWER this summer and other events throughout the year just like this, shows our campers that when each person does his or her part, together the impact is amazing!