Camp Mariah works with the The Fresh Air Fund to give 300 lucky inner-city teens, the opportunity to test out career options and educational paths, during the three and a half week summer session.
Kids who attend Camp Mariah also enjoy arts classes including dance, theater and music classes.
Darryl ‘DMC’ McDaniels’ Camp Felix, teams up with the New York Foundling to give 175 kids a summer they will never forget. Campers are selected from The Foundling’s foster care and prevention programs and from Haven Academy, The Foundling’s charter school in the South Bronx.
DMC visits the camp every year. The four week sleep away camp teaches campers teamwork and helps them tap into their creativity and make new friends – away from the troubled streets they call home.
Keshia Knight Pulliam’s Kamp Kizzy gives girls the opportunity to learn about different career options and offers a huge emphasis on leadership skills.
Usher’s Camp New Look gives an inside view into the world of sports and entertainment. Campers enjoy a two week all expense paid, (thank’s to Usher’s New Look Foundation,) taste of some of the most influential careers in the nation, but it also strives to put New Look alumni into the industry itself.
Usher always makes an appearance at the camp and even gets some of his celebrity friends to stop by to meet the kids. The camp is hosted at different college campuses around the U.S. every year.
Jill Scott always makes a personal appearance at the camp. She even gets into the games and has one on one sessions with campers.
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As the summer sun heats up, these celebrity run summer camps keep the kids cool. Celebrity sponsored getaways for the kids gives underprivileged and inner-city youth an opportunity to learn leadership skills, an in-depth look into future career paths. Check out this slideshow of celebrities who make camping cool and inspire the youth of our nation to be there very best.
Check out the slideshow below with Darryl McDaniels, Derek Jeter, DMC, Jill Scott, Keisha Knight Pulliam, Mariah Carey, Usher Raymond