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Office of Human Rights - 21 Maryland Ave. Suite 330, Rockville, MD.  240.777.8450, tty 240.777.8480

Human Rights Camp

Participate In The Human Rights Camp

Human Rights CampThe Montgomery County Office of Human Rights facilitates a “Human Rights Camp." The purpose of the camp is to alleviate hate that is fueled by fear and ignorance by interaction and education.  The program is designed to bring together students from diverse racial, cultural religious, ethnic and socio-economic backgrounds for a weekend experience in interracial and intercultural understanding. This is also an introduction to civil and human rights subjects to include fairhousing, fair employment, public accommodations, voter's rights and bullying prevention. Students will aslo participate in a fairhousing poster contest. The winner will receive a cash award and public recognition.

The camp takes place annually, in the fall, at the YMCA’s Camp Letts facility in Edgewater, Maryland (near Annapolis).

Registration is opened to all fifth grade students who attend Montgomery County Public Middle Schools.  However, only 40 students (20 boys and 20 girls) are selected to participate in the three-day session.

The criteria for attending the camp is based upon students who have demonstrated the following types of actions, words, and activities; or have an interest in diversity, tolerance, or human rights:

Contact us for more information on the event.

Click for Human Rights Camp application.


Montgomery County Office of Human Rights
21 Maryland Avenue, Suite 330 · Rockville, Maryland 20850
Telephone: 240.777.8450 · Fax: 240.777.8460 · TTY: 240.777.8480