Education & Community Outreach
Safe Berks provides education and awareness programs to the Berks County community. The goal of these programs is to prevent domestic violence and sexual assault, as well as to make the community aware of the services Safe Berks offers. Specific programs are available to Schools and Community Groups.
Camp Safe Berks – A Team Alliance to End Violence
Camp Safe Berks is a free week-long summer camp program that brings Berks County youth and adults together to form alliances of support that promote peace and justice in our schools and communities.
Camp Safe Berks – At-A-Glance
WHEN: July 15-19, 2019
TIME: 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
WHERE: Albright College, Reading, PA
WHO: Berks County youth, ages 13-17
Interested in attending Camp Safe Berks?
Camper Application – coming soon!
Interested in serving as a volunteer at Camp Safe Berks?
Volunteer Application – coming soon!
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.
Each day will focus on a separate Oppression: 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
Safe Berks staff are available to speak to your organization. For more information about available programs or requests for speakers, please contact Lisa Tumbleson, Director of Education & Outreach, at 610-370-7811 or email LisaT@SafeBerks.org