Camp Power

In July 2013 the DeKalb Police Department formed the "Youth in Need Task Force" to develop strategies to decrease youth delinquency in DeKalb.  This community based, collaborative summer program responds to identify issues of child hunger and youth crime that occur throughout our community during the summer months.  The structure of "Camp Power" includes academic tutoring, a daily healthy lunch and afternoon snack, nutrition education, structured physical activity, mentoring and the development of community gardens.  This program teaches youth and families multiple ways to utilize the vast array of recreational resources in their immediate neighborhood and assist them in developing healthy food options through education and the community garden.  In the summer of 2014 the first "Camp Power" began and was hosted in the University Village apartment complex.