We are committed to actively and persistently challenging racism through public awareness, education, and dialogue. The fight against racism requires pro-active work


We commit to building inclusive and diverse communities grounded in solidarity and vulnerability.

Youth Leadership

We define leadership not based on performance but demonstrated capability, positive or negative.


Our goal is to encourage and demonstrate compassion in all our actions, inspiring young people to understand and empathize with others in our diverse world.

Apply to Camp Anytown!

Camp Anytown intentionally brings together high school students from different races, ethnicities, religions, genders, orientations, socioeconomic statuses, and other social groups. At Camp Anytown, delegates engage in interactive workshops and group discussions to better understand themselves and learn effective methods of discussing complex topics such as race, ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, and other aspects of personal identity.


We believe that investing in youth leaders today lays the groundwork for building communities rooted in solidarity while recognizing and dismantling white supremacy.


What is Camp ANYTOWN?

Camp Anytown is the longest-running anti-bias youth program in Nevada and has served over 4,000 high school students since 1983. We intentionally bring together high school students from different races, ethnicities, religions, genders, orientations, socioeconomic statuses, and other social groups for a four-day overnight camp.


Our mission is to establish, empower, and prepare the next generation of youth leaders through social justice
advocacy, civic engagement, and leadership development.

How will Camp ANYTOWN help me?

Using pre and post-assessment surveys, our curriculum provides delegates with a deeper understanding of social issues, which prepares them to become compassionate and active citizens worldwide.

Also, check out our 2022 impact report.

Who can apply?

10th to 12th grade high school students.

When is the application deadline?

Monday, February 12, 2024.

What are the 2024 spring dates?

March 14 – 17, 2024 (CCSD spring break)

How much does it cost to attend?

Camp Anytown is completely free for participants. This includes a week of live programming, an Anytown swag bag, lodging, transport, and meals. Our program is funded through the Nevada DMV Golden Rule license plate, the annual Mayors Community Breakfast, community grants, and private donations.

Where is Camp Anytown held?

At Camp Lee Canyon Youth Resident Camp, 6201 Lee Canyon Rd., Las Vegas, NV 89124, about 45 minutes from Las Vegas.

Do you provide transportation to camp?

Yes, free charter bus transportation is provided to camp.

Do you provide accommodations at camp?

Yes, all students stay in heated cabins for the duration of their stay.

Do you provide meals at camp?

Yes, a professional catering company provides three nutritious meals daily.

Can I bring prescription medicine?

Absolutely. A medical professional is present at each camp session. Medications should be in the original container with the student’s name. They will be securely stored and returned at the end of camp.

Do you provide an excused absence note for missing school?

Yes. An excused absence letter is given to each accepted student’s parent/guardian. It’s their responsibility to arrange the absence, ensuring it doesn’t exceed the days allowed by CCSD.

How many students will be accepted in 2024?

Out of over 300 applicants, we can accept only 60 students per camp.

What basic items should I bring?

Please refer to the packing list for more information.  Click here.

What special items should I bring?

For our “Anytown Celebration Night,” which includes an open mic, games, and smores around the indoor fireplace, we encourage attendees to bring onesie pajamas or simple pajamas for the dress code. Additionally, you are welcome to bring musical instruments, cultural clothing, and religious artifacts to enhance the celebration’s experience and diversity.

What items are not allowed at Camp Anytown?

Please do not bring alcohol, drugs, cigarettes, vapes, tobacco products, weapons, lighters, or snacks. These items are strictly prohibited to ensure a safe and healthy environment for all participants.

Can I call or text while I'm at Camp ANYTOWN?

Camp Anytown is a technology-free environment; students are asked to turn in their cell phones upon arrival. Mobile phones limit distractions and enable us to focus on the goals of Camp Anytown. Additionally, there is no cell reception at Camp Lee Canyon, but a landline is available for use, 702-872-5644.

What is your cancellation policy?

Yes. To maintain the integrity of our program, we ask students who can no longer commit to inform us at least 7 days before camp starts. Accepted students who are no-call no-shows will not be permitted to apply for Camp Anytown again in the future. This policy helps ensure that we fully utilize all available spots, keeping the program free for participants.

Where do you get your volunteer staff from?

Our volunteers, ranging from ages 19 to 44 (average age 26), include over 45% former Camp ANYTOWN delegates. They are committed to making a positive impact. Each volunteer undergoes a background check, a national sex offender search, and receives 24 hours of training before attending camp