BBCF partners with Auburn for unique camp

Five Marengo County students will have an opportunity to participate in a unique camp experience on the campus of Auburn University this summer.

Black Belt Legacy Camp 2013 is designed as an outreach camp to inspire students in the Black Belt region through activities helping them learn to effect change in their community, embrace traditions and strive for success and leadership in their communities.

A collaborative project between Auburn University Office of the Vice President for University Outreach and the Black Belt Community Foundation, the program is part of the University Strategic Plan for G K-12 where the overarching goal is for the university to be recognized as a key resource for the community in the state through outreach to targeted school districts.

The week-long residential camp will target students from 12 counties in the Black Belt region including Marengo, Greene, Sumter, Hale, Dallas, Perry, Wilcox and Choctaw.

Five students from each county will be accepted as a participant in the Black Belt Legacy Camp. The students will be solicited from both public and private schools. The purpose of selecting students from both the private and public school sector is to increase the diversity of the students participating in the program and allow students the opportunity to engage with students from other backgrounds and learn how to work together and build a sense of community.

The camp will take place June 16 through June 20 on the campus of Auburn University. There are no costs to students for participation in the camp. Students will be housed in one of the dormitories on campus and meals will be provided. All meals will be at the Auburn University student center.