One Night for Sizanani DC
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One Night for Sizanani DC

Join us on Saturday, April 27th at 6:30 PM at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center in Washington, DC, as we celebrate over 15 years of success at Camp Sizanani and Global Camps Africa. The evening will include dinner, an open bar, live auction and raffles, and the presentation of the Sizanani Award to Calvin Hill.

We will also be honoring the memory of our longtime supporter and advisor, Senator Harris Wofford. Donations and proceeds from the event will go towards educating at-risk youth through the power of camp. We have helped more 9,000 children and we need your support to keep our mission flourishing.

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One Night For Sizanani NYC
6:30 PM18:30

One Night For Sizanani NYC

Please join us to celebrate the more than 8,700 orphans and vulnerable children Global Camps Africa has empowered through our Camp Sizanani programs.

The evening will include wonderful food and an open bar at the beautiful Bagatelle NYC, as well as an exciting silent auction and raffle, and the opportunity to see Peter Yarrow of the legendary folk music group Peter, Paul & Mary perform in a truly intimate setting.

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11:00 AM11:00

Global Taste: A Brunch and Wine Tasting Event for Global Camps Africa


Join us for a brunch and wine tasting event at Stone Manor.

A special event to benefit Reston, Virginia-based non-profit, Global Camps Africa, that will include a champagne cocktail reception, brunch provided by Stone Manor and other local restaurants, and a wine tasting.


Champagne Cocktail with Passed Appetizers
Wine from Hiddencroft Vineyards in Lovettsville
Vegetable and Charcuterie platter from West End restaurant in Purcellville
Massaman Beef Curry from Thai Verse restaurant
Select entree from Trungo's restaurant in Leesburg (a friend owns this one)
Florentine potato dish from the Inn
Bread station, including the wonderful scones from the Inn
Egg savory dish from the Inn
East Ender Pie

Sunday, April 15, 2018
11:00 AM-2:00 PM

Stone Manor Bed and Breakfast
13193 Mountain Road
Lovettsville, VA 20180

Tickets:  $50 each @

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6:00 PM18:00

One Night for Sizanani in Washington, DC - 15th Anniversary Celebration

Time flies when you're having fun, and we can hardly believe that it's been 15 years since this project to empower HIV-affected youth in South Africa started.  Please join us to celebrate all the lives that have been changed as a result of our programs, and to invite even more people to join us in empowering vulnerable youth through camp.

Who:        You and your colleagues, neighbors, friends, and families

When:      Friday, April 13th @ 6:30 PM (6:00 PM for VIP Reception)

Where:     The National Press Club, Washington, DC

What:       Cocktail Reception, Silent Auction, Dinner, Special Guest Keynote Speaker, Live Auction

Why:       To enjoy a fun and interesting evening in DC while supporting orphans and vulnerable youth in South Africa and celebrating all that Phil and GCA have accomplished in the last 15 years

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One Night for Sizanani NYC

Join us to celebrate the 8,500 orphans and vulnerable children who have participated in Global Camps Africa' Camp Sizanani program.  On November 12, 2017 we are excited to be hosting a benefit event in New York City featuring 6-time Tony Award winning Broadway superstar, Audra McDonald.  Tickets and sponsorships can be purchased for this exclusive event (very limited space available) at  All proceeds from the event will benefit Global Camps Africa and the children of Camp Sizanani.

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6:30 PM18:30

A Night for Sizanani

  • Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater (map)
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Join us to celebrate Sizanani...not only the success of Camp Sizanani and the more than 8,000 youth it has empowered, but also the spirit of sizanani, which in Zulu means, "to help one another."  A Night for Sizanani is an opportunity to show our support for reaching across borders, across ethnic and religious lines, and joining hands with our global community.  We're looking forward to seeing you there!

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6:30 PM18:30

Spreading the News


Please join Global Camps Africa (GCA) at our annual gala at the Newseum on May 7th, where we are bringing the heart of Camp Sizanani to you! Purchase tickets at the bottom of this page or at

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.

During the festivities there will also be a silent and live auction, open bar, and the opportunity to learn more about the history of the fascinating country of South Africa.  

Your purchase of a ticket or sponsorship package to "Spreading the News" will go directly toward supporting the South African youth attending our programs. Please join us to help give these young people the chance to experience uninhibited joy as well as skills and confidence that last a lifetime.

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3:00 PM15:00

Innovative Approaches in International Development


WASHINGTON, DC 20036-2103


Join Global Camps Africa as we lead a discussion with international health and development experts about combining innovation and best health practices to empower young people.

Global Camps Africa (GCA) brings an innovative approach to solving some of the world’s largest development issues such as combating the AIDS epidemic, developing children’s life skills in the face of poverty and adversity, and empowering girls in patriarchal cultures. GCA uses the lessons of summer camp to take a stand against these incredible challenges, as well as promotes fun activities to teach youth powerful skills and confidence that remain with them for a lifetime. Combining the best practices of camp and global health, GCA has uniquely positioned itself to allow youth that participate in our program to reach their full potential. 

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 President and Founder Philip Lilienthal will lead the conversation, using the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) guidance on targeting the right place, with the right thing at the right time.

Showcasing the results of our own
5-year evaluation study, one that highlights the positive short-term impacts seven days of camp can have on the life of a child, we hope to have a meaningful discussion about what those results mean and the long-term impact innovative programs can have. 

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.
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