Camp Akili

For over 30 years, Flourish Agenda has been at the forefront of healing and provided transformative learning and development experiences for Black youth and youth of color throughout California, in its program, Camp Akili. Camp Akili creates a safe and supportive space to confront complex and personal issues (i.e., community violence, depression, and self-hatred) and their impact on individuals and communities, while deepening an appreciation for themselves and their communities. Camp Akili uses healing centered practices to guide intense discussions and experiential workshops to explore self- and racial esteem and healing practices. Critical thinking, cultural pride, and social responsibility are collective goals to promote healing and personal transformation. The overall impact of these experiences, combined with intensive relationship building with peers and supportive adults, results in violence prevention and individual and community well-being.

One camper summed up her experience: “When I first came, I was shy and kinda scared to come out of my comfort zone, but now I feel 100% more comfortable with my race and who I am as a person.” Another camper reflected that Camp, “Allows me to come back to myself, whole.”

Camp is BACK! We are excited to announce that Camp Akili for youth ages 14-18 will be back serving young people from Oakland on June 6-9, 2023. This will be a 3.5 day, overnight experience located at Black Mountain Retreat Center (address: 23125 Fort Ross Rd, Cazadero, CA 95421). If you would like to participate in Camp Akili Oakland - please complete this application: Camp Akili Oakland

For general information about Camp Akili Oakland please visit the FAQ’s HERE.

Applications are due Wednesday, March 29th, 2023!