Applying with at least one other student who attends your school is required. By attending camp together, you’ll build strong team skills and help each other take the Green New Deal for Schools Campaign back to your school. We encourage you to apply with buddies who reflect the demographic makeup of your school.
Any current high school student who will be enrolled in school fall of 2023. Rising seniors must apply with students in younger grades who will be able to continue the work after seniors graduate.
We are seeking students attending public schools, and Black and Latine students are especially encouraged to apply.
Yes! Camp session 1 and 2 will be the same. On your application, please indicate which session you prefer. Make sure you and your buddies from school apply to the same session—your entire school group must attend the same session.
Around 170 students will attend each session from 50 different schools.
Camp is completely free to attend! Sunrise will cover all meals, housing, and other expenses while at camp. Sunrise can also pay for travel for anyone who needs it. If you are able to pay for your own transportation, we encourage you to do so and help fund our programming. We estimate costs to run summer camp are $1,000 a participant — if you would like to fund a camper and make our work possible, donate here!
The training will be entirely in English.
If you have any questions about language accessibility, please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org.
We will be reviewing applications and sending acceptances on a rolling basis.
While many restrictions have loosened since the start of the pandemic, we want to ensure a safe and healthy environment for all students and minimize the spread of COVID-19.
All participants are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, and will be asked to take a rapid or PCR test before traveling. Upon arrival to camp, all campers will be tested.
If you test positive for COVID-19 at camp, you will be re-housed in a private dorm location and your parent/guardian will be contacted. We’ll make sure you have what you need to feel supported and safe, and we’ll help make a plan with you and your parent/guardian about your travel plans.
All campers must have a parent or guardian sign a permission slip in order to attend.
Our logistics team will reach out to parents who request to speak with camp staff.
Before camp, parents will be invited to attend an online info session to provide details about the transportation plan, how your student’s needs will be met, and who to contact if you have additional questions throughout the week.
All meals will be provided by the Camp Manitowa dining hall. We will mostly eat vegetarian/vegan meals, and are able to accommodate all dietary needs (allergies, halal, kosher, etc.)
Once accepted to camp, our logistics leads will reach out to you about booking travel!
Sunrise is committed to Justice, Equity, and Anti-Oppression and building a better world for all. Throughout our training, we will discuss racism and classism in our schools, and learn about frameworks to organize across race and class.
We welcome students of all identities, backgrounds, and religious beliefs. Our training/counselor team is a diverse group of young people from all over the country. We welcome queer and trans youth, and all names and pronouns will be honored.
After camp, we’ll support you to bring the Green New Deal for Schools back to your community and start a Sunrise Hub at your school. We’ll keep you connected to your camp friends through support pods, and over the fall of 2023, help you start a Green New Deal for Schools campaign and build student power.