A one-of-a-kind summer camp for 13 to 17 year olds, Camp Up with People is three weeks of fun, friendship, learning and leading.

Located in the beautiful Shenandoah Valley of Virginia, participants will enjoy all that summer camp has to offer while they develop their learning in the areas the Up with People program is so well known for: performing arts, leadership, service learning and cultural awareness.

The Camp Up with People Program

Open to US and international participants, our four main learning areas (performing arts, leadership, service learning and cultural awareness) work together and complement each other in a way that “sets the stage” for an experience which provides campers a unique opportunity to develop their skills and capabilities on so many levels.

Campers will enjoy camp activities, like swimming, horseback riding, campfires and MORE! Also, some other outdoor activities like rock climbing, zip lining and high/low ropes courses.

There are local community service projects and regional learning activities, including a weekend trip to Washington D.C., which will take participants away from the beautiful campgrounds and allow them to experience culture and community.

Each week campers work toward their capstone performance at the end of the program, gaining knowledge and skills characteristic of Up with People performances (dance, music, choreography, set design, voice, sound/lights and other production technology).


Learn More and Register Today!

To register visit www.CampUpwithPeople.org where you'll also find more information on dates, camp schedule, costs and scholarship or fundraising opportunities. Follow Camp UWP on Facebook to see what’s new at Camp UWP and check out photos from previous camps! Email contact@campupwithpeople.org for more information.

The Camp Up with People Scholarship

Any Camp UWP attendee who later applies and is accepted to travel in the one or two semester Up with People international tour program (open to anyone ages 18 – 29) will receive an automatic US $1,000 Camp UWP Participant Scholarship toward their program fee. This would be in addition to other scholarships for which the participant may be eligible.

About Camp Horizons

Camp UWP is located at the existing site of our program partner, Camp Horizons, in the beautiful Shenandoah Valley of Virginia USA. This is just two hours southwest of Washington, D.C. and a few miles outside the city of Harrisonburg.

Camp Horizons offers a wide range of camp programs year round. If you know of younger children, age 6-13, that might like to attend a Camp Horizons program – perhaps at the same time as their sibling is attending Camp UWP – check out their other great programs, facilities and year-round fun. Visit www.CampHorizonsVA.com.

Interested in being a Camp Counselor?

Camp UWP welcomes applications and expressions of interest for camp counselors positions. For more information, go to the Camp Up with People website or email contact@campupwithpeople.org.

If you want to help with Camp UWP in other ways, please let us know.