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Up with People Jr. (UWP Jr.) offers a fun and high energy music, arts, and performance based experience while helping children develop:

  • Life Skills
  • Confidence
  • Sense of Community
  • Greater Sense of Independence
  • Respect and Understanding of Our Global Society

We have taken inspiration from Up with People, and developed a day camp curriculum rooted in learning and performing Up with People songs, and dances, participating in community action projects, and creating respect, awareness and appreciation, both locally and globally, for different cultures. Children who attend this summer program are better equipped with skills to make positive changes in their home, schools, community and the world.

Designed to mirror the mission and message of Up with People, the UWP Jr. shows include curricula content standards addressing topics such as culture, international awareness and personal identity. Each song in the show is accompanied by a lesson plan to enhance the student’s understanding of the song and its message.

Performing Arts

Music, dance, and drama, engage a child’s brain, body and emotions in different ways to encourage their confidence and find joy in self-expression, while developing modern learning skills and supporting traditional learning. Since Up with People Jr. is modeled after Common Core State Standards, it is a wonderful augmentation to yearlong learning in a school setting or for home school students.

The performing arts will:

  • Encourage children to explore their emotions
  • Expanding imagination
  • Develop their own unique voice
  • Promote confidence
  • Foster collaboration and community building
  • Strengthen Academic competency

Volunteerism

Up with People Jr. in collaboration with AIESEC – the youth branch of the United Nations (UN) – will use the sustainable development goals of the UN as the catalyst to introduce our campers to the responsibility of being a volunteer and helping others. Preparing our campers to actively take part in achieving the sustainable development goals defined by the UN will ultimately create sustainable world.

Volunteerism:

  • Instills a sense of civic duty
  • Creates responsibility to other
  • Affirms a child’s awareness that they can make a difference in the world
  • Enhances emotional development and fosters socializing and communication skills
  • Teaches appreciation
  • Inspires healthy giving

Cultural Awareness

As part of our fun and exciting summer program campers explore, discover, and celebrate the vast beauty of cultural diversity found in each camper and around the world. Using the arts as a vehicle to unpack the meaning of culture and diversity while taking in pride in their own culture and differences.

Cultural Awareness:

  • A personal positive sense of identity
  • Builds self-esteem
  • Develop and learn understanding of respect
  • Value differences in others
  • Anti-bullying practices
  • Encourages multiethnic/religious/ability/gender/socio-economic friendships

Play

Swimming, Clip ‘n Climb, & Tons of Fun!

Seemingly frivolous and unplanned, “play” is an intentional tool, allowing our campers to live the skills they have learned during a day at Up with People Jr. Play, allows campers to develop cognitive and emotional strength. Play is important for healthy brain development, while teaching children healthy skills to engage, collaborate and interact with others.

Believe it or not, fun, fun, fun is our secret sauce.