Some of our first graders having a great time at the zoo!

Sports & Arts Camp

​So many kids in our community miss out on the memories made and the relationships formed at summer camp, simply because they can't afford it. In 2002, SYC began hosting their own summer camp for these exact kids. Camp is free, and SYC members get to spend two weeks with some of the best elementary school kids in Shawnee. The kids participate in workshops, learning about different sports and music styles, as well as making arts and crafts. The most important part of camp, though, is the relationships that are formed. Staff members get to love on kids that might not otherwise get any attention, and they show the kids that they are worth something in the world. 

Each year, the camp has a different theme around which SYC shapes group
activities and workshops. Some of these themes include Big Top Circus, Dare to
Explore (Out of this World), Under the Sea, and Around the World in 10 Days. This year's theme was SAFARI ADVENTURE, and we had so much fun searching for animals and traveling through the desert!

SYC is already planning and grant writing for S&A 2017. Attend a meeting to find out more!

The Shawnee Youth Coalition

Our fifth grade girls loved their staff Miranda this year!

All of our campers and staffers at Camp 2016!