For more information about the Education and Outreach Department, and free services available, contact Ashley Moyer, Director of Education and Outreach Programs, at 610-370-7811, ext. 132, or AshleyM@SafeBerks.org.
Keep an eye out for the 2024 Camp Safe Berks Jr. and Camp Safe Berks applications!
Both Camps are Free! Including Meals & Transportation!
These fun and interactive day camps offer youth the opportunity to learn about social justice and how to collaborate to create positive change. Campers also meet new friends and positive adult role models, and enjoy games, art projects and guest speakers. After Camp ends, Meetups are held throughout the year, offering youth the opportunity to stay connected, develop friendships, and continue work on positive initiatives in their schools and communities.
Campers who attended Camp Safe Berks in 2023 can also apply to serve as a Peer Educators.
Any questions, contact Ashley Moyer, Director of Education & Outreach Programs, at AshleyM@SafeBerks.org or 610-373-1206, ext. 132.
Camp Safe Berks – A Teen Alliance to End Violence
Camp Safe Berks is a free week-long summer day camp which brings together Berks County youth and adults to form alliances of support that promote peace and justice in our schools and communities.
Camp Safe Berks begins the process of developing youth as leaders in oppression-work and is built on the principle that violence is anything that hinders, limits, or damages us as human beings, including not only direct hurt but the long-term internalized effects of that hurt.
Throughout the week we will focus on several Oppressions including Adultism, Racism, Sexism, Heterosexism, and Classism. Participants will gain a deeper understanding of the role Oppression plays in being a “root cause” of violence in our society. Participants will engage in honest discussions and group activities that will build over the week. These activities are designed to further cultivate their ability to build empathy and acceptance of differences in others.
In addition, participants will learn and develop the skills to see, understand, address social injustice, and build strategies to be promoters of peace and justice in their schools and communities. Camp Safe Berks is designed to ignite a passion within youth participants to not only spur their own personal growth, development and improved well-being, but also to become champions for social justice change throughout their community.
Please stay tuned for FALL 2023 Advocate Training Dates!
Would you like to serve survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault as an Advocate, as well as learn about efforts to prevent abuse? Safe Berks is offering Advocate Training! This free training will take place on Mondays and Wednesdays, 5-8 p.m dates to be announced. Upon completion, all participants will receive a certificate and will be invited to explore additional volunteer, internship and job opportunities at Safe Berks. To register or for more info, please contact Laura Preston, Training Specialist, at LauraP@SafeBerks.org. Join our efforts to build a Safe Berks!
Safe Berks staff enjoy sharing information about our free services by staffing tables at community events. To request Safe Berks staff to attend an event, please contact Marissa Hazzard, Donor and Board Relations Administrator at Safe Berks, at MarissaH@SafeBerks.org or 610-373-1206 x 115.