MYCC Summer Camp: Home Edition
This summer, hop on board as we take you through a journey, traveling through time, and experiencing the most magnificent wonders of the Islamic world! This virtual camp is a chance to use your imagination and creativity in hands on experiences - indoors and out - create lasting friendships, and nurture your connection to figures in Islamic history. Our curriculum this year is based on 1001 Inventions!
Given the pandemic, the MYCC Summer Camp team worked hard to put together a virtual Islamic summer camp experience just for our campers. This camp has minimal screen time and most supplies can be found around your house/yard (supply list will be provided before the start of camp) or purchased for a low price. Campers will participate and communicate with the MYCC teachers and counselors using Zoom and Seesaw (access provided by MYCC). Campers will gather on Zoom for a short morning meeting for morning adhkar, a brief story relating to the ideal Muslim character, and an introduction to the day's activities. On Seesaw, the campers will be guided through a daily project and be invited to submit photos or videos of their creations and interact with other campers.
What is 1001 Inventions?
This year our curriculum is based on 1001 Inventions, which is a British science and cultural heritage organization focused on sharing the achievements of the Muslim world from the 7th century onwards. Check out this short film about it!
Why 1001 Inventions?
We wanted our campers to come away from their virtual camp experience having gained knowledge about the many contributions made to civilization by the Muslim world, an understanding of how those contributions affect life today, the development of a greater sense of pride about being a Muslim, and excitement about the many ways they can contribute to our world today! 1001 Inventions is an award-winning organization that provides us with a great foundation for daily activities.
At MYCC Summer Camp, we infuse the camp experiences of fun, friendship, and nature with a deep sense of spirituality. Islam is incorporated into our daily routine with morning Qur’an recitation, du'a, and a character trait both campers and staff work to build. The values we teach are based on the Qur'an and Sunnah, and we focus on developing a systematic program to teach our campers about "being Muslim" rather than just facts about Islam. Everyone involved is encouraged to get excited about Islam and continue the rituals and celebrations they experienced at camp.