UBUNTU is a South African philosophy which translates to: "I am because we are." It embodies the core of our work and the focus of our summer program. Through Ubuntu children learn that we must rely on and support each other in order to ensure success as an individual, as a family, and as a community.
Youth residing in underserved communities often lack exposure and access to opportunities that promote their positive self-development. Safe, structured and creative environments allow all youth to engage in positive social interaction, team building and collaborative activities; as well as help to develop problem solving and analytical thinking skills. Combined with physical and creative activities, youth can be taught how to work toward a common goal, take personal and collective accountability, and develop the self-esteem and confidence to remain resilient in the face of daily challenges and obstacles.
Camp Ubuntu Watts seeks to equip Watts students with the tools to achieve, connect and thrive by providing them with access to a meaningful and engaging summer camp experience in a safe and nurturing environment.Through the delivery of high quality programs which include athletics, performing and fine arts, design, film-making, music, field trips, conflict resolution, leadership development and personal enrichment activities; Camp Ubuntu Watts is taking a holistic approach to fostering the positive self-development of at-risk youth.