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Hood Camp to teach youth ‘urban’ survival

HIGHLAND PARK, Mich. — For its third year, Hood Camp will bring inner-city youth together for an overnight camping experience Aug. 24-25 that aims to equip them with the tools for “urban” survival as well as creating a more positive and productive living experience in their communities.

Activities include a self-defense/urban survival demonstration, first aid training, fire safety, conflict resolution, community arts and crafts, African drum circle, food hunting and preparation, and a walking tour to local businesses.

“Hood Camp allows children to have a camping experience in their very own backyard, in other words their ‘hood,’” said Shamayim “Shu” Harris, founder of The Moon Ministry, one of the program sponsors. “We teach them survival techniques and interpersonal skills that help them relate better to their peers and surroundings.”

Other sponsors include My Brother’s Keeper Inc. and Communicating Arts Credit Union. This year’s Hood Camp will start Aug. 24 at 8 a.m. and conclude Aug. 25 at 3 p.m. in Jakobi RA Park, located next to The Moon Ministry at 24 Avalon St. in Highland Park. The registration deadline is Aug.10.

For more information or to become a sponsor, call Harris at 313.728.9062 or Carlton Clyburn at 313. 282.4542.

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