Camp Atwater has a historic presence in the summer youth camp experience. A member of the American Camp Association and serving over 56,000 youth over its 99-year history of operation. Atwater is oldest African American camp in the country, serving youth from varies cities nationwide. Camp Atwater is a national historic place and listed on the national registered of historic places. Youth that attend camp are between the ages of 8 and 16 years old. Our camp program is considered a traditional camp that focus on youth development, self-assuredness, self-awareness, self-discipline and recreational activities that include sports, performing arts and art. Our staff is comprised of counselors and administrative staff. Atwater has a high standard of operations from facility maintenance and we follow the ACA Accredited Standards as well a meeting state and local standard requirements. Camp Atwater located in Worcester County, in North Brookfield, MA on approx. 80 acres of forest and waterfront property.
Unfortunately, Camp Atwater’s residential camp program will not be able to open this summer due to COVID-19. To acquaint you with a virtual camp experience we have partnered with the Martin Luther King Jr. Family Services to engage youth during the most challenging summer months.
The Atwater Virtual Camp Experience will be a combination computer-based activities that include live instruction, performances, and demonstrations from local and nationwide talent. Activities to be included are; Dance, Drumming, Drawing, Theatre, Poetry, Music, Heritage Circles (Career talks with professionals), Pottery and more. It is definitely an experience participants will remember and talk about for years to come.
Special Guest: Ruth Carter, Donald Faison, Elijah Ahmad Lewis, Sherry Winston, Courtny Young and more….
Activities: Drumming, Theatre, Poetry, Interactive Drawing, Clay Handbuilding, Dance, and Heritage Circles (conversations with professional Actors, Artist, Designers, and Musicians in Arts & Entertainment.)
Dates: Camp will run July 20 – July 31 – Schedule Will be shared upon request.
Time: Sessions run for 50 minutes each. Running 9:00am – 3:00pm daily.
All Sessions are connected through Zoom Video Sessions. Registration required for entrance into each session.
For More Information contact James Lightfoot at JLightfoot@ULSpringfield.org