Let's provide lifelong memories using creative expression.
A summer camp they'll never forget!
EMPOWING HOMELESS YOUTH THROUGH ART
Summer Camp Art Media
There are all kinds of roles you can play to contribute to the program!
Hats to wear:
Lead projects with our amazing youth
Tell the world how great we are
Not quite a head doctor, but you'll let us know if we're doing a good job.
Make sure buildings don't burn down. No pressure.
About the Camp
ChopArt partners with Kaarmic Education Services to bring project based arts to Hyderabadi teenagers ages 10-16. Through a 15 day residential camp 6,000 teenagers are able to build friendships, receive full room and board and create positive life long memories.
Hyderabad's government has graciously supported the camp through Kaarmic and has provided the resources needed to help us to develop programs for teens across Hyderabad, India.
As broken down into 2-3 hour blocks, each day the teens have a specified period of engagement with the arts culminating in a final showcase.
Teens in this program live below the international poverty limit and will likely engage with the arts for the first time through ChopArt.
Hyderabad is a major city in Andrah Pradesh (a state in India). It is located in southeast India and is the 4th most populous city in the country. Popular destinations are Charminar, Ramoji Film City and NBR National Park.
Hyderabad is diverse in religion and culture and is known for delicious biryani and beautiful pearls. You'll get by fine with speaking English, although knowing a few local phrases will help when bargaining and navigating the city.
Be sure to ask questions and go with the flow!
We'd love for you to come along!! Volunteers go through an orientation in Atlanta, GA and Hyderabad, India to learn about ChopArt, expectations and culture. Each volunteer is expected to encourage our teens and to help them to succeed.
Fall and Winter: Application Opens
January-Feb: Notifications Sent Out
February-April: Assistance with preparing
(securing visa, booking flights, what to pack)
April 1st: USA Orientation begins
April 15-30th: India Orientation
May 1-15th: Summer Camp
End of May: Debrief
Pretty much, you'll just need to get there. Once you arrive your accommodations, meals, local cell phone, local transport and activities are covered.
You pay for:
Administration Fee ($500)
Air Travel (about $1,200)
Any Extras (gifts, additional meals, unplanned activities)