Innovative Approaches in International Development
Join Global Camps Africa in a discussion with international health and development experts about combining innovation and best health practices to empower young people.
On February 25th, GCA will convene an expert panel on “Innovative Approaches to International Development” to bring attention to our use of camp as a model, including a discussion about the larger global health implications, with a particular focus on girls’ empowerment.
Our Panel of Experts Include:
- Philip Lilienthal, GCA President and Founder;
- Natika Washington, Director of Global Programs in the State Department's Office of Global Women's Issues;
- Mark Vander Vort, Senior Vice President, Programs at Catholic Medical Mission Board (CMMB); and
- Dr. Gwynn Powell, Associate Professor in the Department of Parks, Recreation, and Tourism Management at Clemson University.
Click here to learn more about and to register for this important conversation.
Save the Date to Celebrate with Us and Meet the Vochellis!
Mark your calendars for our annual gala at the Newseum in Washington, DC, on May 7th, where we are bringing the heart of Camp Sizanani to you!
Attending camp and experiencing the energy from the smiling, singing, and dancing firsthand is life changing. From the first moment the campers step off the bus the air fills with anticipation and possibility. Led by vibrant and caring vochellis (camp counselors), by the end of the week everyone feels a sense of transformation and growth.
We are thrilled that at this year’s gala we will welcome several vochellis to describe their firsthand experience at Camp Sizanani, to meet attendees, and for us to celebrate them for all that they do. You won’t want to miss this chance to see them in action and learn more about the incredible impact they make on the children and youth GCA serves.
Stay tuned for more information on purchasing tickets or a sponsorship package that will go directly toward supporting South African youth attending our programs.
South African Tour
Have you ever thought about taking a trip to South Africa and learning more about the country and Global Camps Africa? Now is your chance! Join us from October 4-19, 2016 as we see incredible sights and wildlife, as well as areas of great political and historical importance.
A highlight of the trip includes a visit to Camp Sizanani, located in the beautiful Magaliesberg mountain area. There we will meet and have lunch with counselors and campers whose lives are being transformed by the camp experience. The next day, we will join in activities at one of the biweekly Youth Clubs, designed for alumni campers to continue the camp experience with ongoing mentoring in a fun environment.
The tour includes accommodation at highly-rated Bed & Breakfasts, Game Lodges and Hotels, all typically 4-star or 5-star.Air and luxury air-conditioned ground-transport are provided, and stimulating activities fill each day.
Report from the field - Kim Posthumus Moves to Johannesburg Office
Kim Posthumus first joined Global Camps Africa in 2014 as an intern, then as GCA’s Office Manager and Program Associate. As she makes her move from the U.S. to South Africa, she’ll be taking on a new role as Program Officer. We are excited about this transition to increase support in our Johannesburg office, and for the growth of GCA’s programs!
Kim was born in South Africa and raised in the United States. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Conflict Analysis and Resolution from George Mason University. Through her many visits to South Africa, she has become committed to working toward a better future for the country.