Overnight Summer Camp
“Building a Strong Foundation for Achievement in Young Men.”
“Kamp Kappa” is the cornerstone the Alexandria-Fairfax (VA) Alumni Chapter’s Guide Right program for over 25 years. The Alexandria-Fairfax (VA) Alumni Chapter and the Kappa Scholarship Endowment Fund, Inc., have designed Kamp Kappa to provide positive outdoor and educational experiences for up to fifty young men between the ages of 10-16 years. The campers come from both inner-city and suburban environments.
The camp is held at the Camp William B. Snyder in Haymarket, Virginia. The camp is located in a rustic environment which is ideal for exposing them to environmental and ecological education. The camp is a six-day overnight experience with activities managed by professional counselors and supported by volunteers from members of the local DC area Kappa chapters.
Kamp Kappa is structured to provide activities that foster the spirit of team building, self-respect, and respect for others. Activities include games of skill, team exercises, confidence and leadership building tasks–all of which are designed to provide moderate physical challenges, and stimulate creative thinking. These team-building exercises are dispersed throughout the day and are intermingled with group discussions and lectures on health and drug awareness, cultural diversity, personal hygiene, and etiquette. The camp also includes activities such as canoeing, hiking, swimming, and a Street Law program led by Federal District Court Judge Gerald B. Lee.