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youth hip-hop summer camps to cultivate creativity, confidence and character

Adoniya, C.J., Faith, Malik and Ahdonis share their Fresh Camp testimonies of creativity, confidence and character.

Fresh Camp is a FREE neighborhood hip-hop summer camp that provides safe arts and cultural programming for students in at-risk neighborhoods. Students grow in creativity, confidence and character through beat making, lyric writing, recording arts and performance. After visiting urban gardens, cooking with a chef and discussing our neighborhood's assets and needs, students craft their own messages to promote community health. Professional artist mentors train and guide students through this start-to-finish hip-hop songwriting process. We visit the Fresh Lab recording studio space at 5409 Detroit Ave. to record our vocals. Then we perform these wonderful songs for the community at farmers' markets and community events. Our goal is to raise up tomorrow's leaders by refreshing the heart of the city one song at a time. 

Take a listen to over 70 songs that have been produced and performed by Fresh Camp students in each of our neighborhoods of focus: Glenville, East Cleveland and Buckeye. Many of these students have returned to camp several years and joined our Fresh Force, workforce development program, where they earned paid internships in music production, recording arts, performance, t-shirt design and screen printing at our Fresh Lab.  

Eligibility and Camp Schedule

Fresh Camp is a neighborhood based program. To be eligible, your student must be 9-18 years old and live, or go to school, in one of our focus neighborhoods. See camp schedules and register here.

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Fresh Camp Music
from 2011 - 2017

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