Students Talking About Race Relations
Tuesday, June 27 – Thursday, June 29, 2017

What is Camp STARR?

Camp STARR is an intense and interactive 3-day retreat for high school students. The goal of Camp STARR is for students to explore past, present, and future race relations in America. In 2017, we will explore African American history and race conflicts while focusing on our theme: The Cost of Justice: An Evaluation of Money in America. Camp STARR participants will be challenged emotionally, mentally, and physically to better understand themselves and the world in which they live.

Students will:

  • Gain a greater understanding of their racial identity through self-identification activities
  • Participate in simulations and artistic activities that depict issues of racial injustices
  • Partake in teambuilding activities while on the campus of Oberlin College
  • Visit the Charles Wright African American History Museum and First Congregational Church in Detroit

How do I know if Camp STARR is for me?

Camp STARR is for those…

  • Who have completed the 8th grade by June 2017
  • Who are willing to be honest, brave, and respectful
  • Who aspire to be or currently are leaders
  • Who are ready to become change agents in their schools and communities

When and where is Camp STARR?

Camp STARR will be held Tuesday, June 27 through Thursday, June 29, 2017 on the campus of Oberlin College – an institution with a key and rich history in the abolitionist (anti-slavery) movement. Participants and staff will reside at Lord/Saunders, the African Heritage House, on campus. Prior to arriving in Oberlin, participants and DCNEO staff will travel to Detroit to visit both the First Congregational Church and the Charles H. Wright African American History Museum.

Cost & Registration: Commit by paying the $100.00 registration fee to secure your spot.