Kuumba Kamp

Kuumba Watoto Urban Youth Institute / Kuumba Kamp


Kuumba Kamp is a component of the African American Appalachian Arts, Inc., Kuumba Watoto Urban Youth Institute (KWUYI). Kuumba Kamp offers intensive workshops that focus on the development of performance skills, knowledge of African and African American culture, self discipline, proper nutrition and individual goal setting that are reinforced during the camp.  Our purpose is to provide a supportive environment that facilitates the development of the individual physically and emotionally. 

KUUMBA WATOTO means “Creative Children” (from the language of Ki-Swahili). 

Kuumba Kamp will be held tentatively May 27th thru June 17th and culminates with a Graduation Rites of Passage program at Haley Heritage Square and performances during the Kuumba Festival.


Kuumba  Kamp is offered to school aged youth who are 5 to 18 years old.  

Camp begins at 8:00am until 3:00pm.

Camp Tuition: $60.00 per child
Some income-based tuition scholarships will be available

*We will be offering additional camp drop-off dates for the month of July-August.
Afterschool Program will begin this upcoming Knox County School year 2014. 
Details to be discussed at a later date.


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