Spring 2020: Temporary changes to Safe Berks Education & Outreach Services:
Due to the COVID-19 health crisis, Safe Berks public events are postponed at this time. The Education and Outreach Department is providing learning opportunities for all ages, in English and Spanish, on the Safe Berks Facebook page, the Camp Safe Berks Instagram page, and the Safe Berks LinkedIn, Instagram and Twitter pages. For questions specific to Education, email Lisa Tumbleson, Director of Education & Outreach, at LisaT@SafeBerks.org.
Important Announcement Regarding Camp Safe Berks 2020
Dear Berks County Community,
It is with great disappointment that we need to inform you that Camp Safe Berks 2020 will not be taking place this year due to COVID-19. We know it is in the best interest of everyone’s health to cancel camp this summer. The Education and Outreach department is working diligently to find virtual solutions to still have some teen workshops available during the summer months. Please check back for updates or by liking Safe Berks on Facebook, following us on Instagram @CampSafeBerks, and look for email blasts.
Thank you for all your support through these unmapped times! We hope that you all stay healthy and stay safe!
Safe Berks Education and Outreach Department
Camp Safe Berks – A Teen Alliance to End Violence
Camp Safe Berks is a free week-long summer day camp which brings together Berks County youth and adults to form alliances of support that promote peace and justice in our schools and communities.
Camp Safe Berks begins the process of developing youth as leaders in oppression-work and is built on the principle that violence is anything that hinders, limits, or damages us as human beings, including not only direct hurt but the long-term internalized effects of that hurt.
Throughout the week we will focus on several Oppressions including Adultism, Racism, Sexism, Heterosexism, and Classism. Participants will gain a deeper understanding of the role Oppression plays in being a “root cause” of violence in our society. Participants will engage in honest discussions and group activities that will build over the week. These activities are designed to further cultivate their ability to build empathy and acceptance of differences in others.
In addition, participants will learn and develop the skills to see, understand, address social injustice, and build strategies to be promoters of peace and justice in their schools and communities. Camp Safe Berks is designed to ignite a passion within youth participants to not only spur their own personal growth, development and improved well-being, but also to become champions for social justice change throughout their community.
If you are interested in the Camp Safe Berks program, please contact Lisa Tumbleson, Director of Education & Outreach, at 610-370-7811 or email LisaT@SafeBerks.org