Global Camps Africa

Global Camps Africa Global Camps Africa is a 501C3 not for profit organization that provides 10-day residential camps for children affected by HIV/AIDS in South Africa.
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More than 6,500 children have attended our camps and lives are being changed dramatically. Our flagship camp is Camp Sizanani (Sizanani means 'to help each other' in Zulu) located in the mountains outside of Johannesburg. Fun is essential to our camps, but equally vital is our program of life skills there kids learn to protect themselves from HIV/AIDS and to defend themselves from exploitation and abuse. With one-third of today's 15-year olds in South Africa estimated to die from AIDS, the tool is yet another critical element in the war against this horrendous disease. We are making a huge difference.... one child at a time.

Join us in commemorating the liberation of the last remaining African slaves in the US in 1865.  Learn more and celebrat...
06/19/2020
Celebrating Juneteenth

Join us in commemorating the liberation of the last remaining African slaves in the US in 1865. Learn more and celebrate this important holiday with an interactive tour of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and.... Happy #Juneteenth!
https://nmaahc.si.edu/blog-post/celebrating-juneteenth

The legacy of Juneteenth shows the value of deep hope and urgent organizing in uncertain times. Watch as the Museum's Founding Director Lonnie Bunch III leads a tour through our Slavery and Freedom exhibition to celebrate Juneteenth.

06/18/2020
Camp Sizanani Life Skills

Phil Lilienthal's granddaughter Ella wrote this poem to connect with the kids in our Virtual Youth Clubs in South Africa about what it's like to be social distancing. Check it out and then share your thoughts and feelings...we'll pass your comments on to our campers.

Good Morning campers

Meet Ella Deutchman Grand Daughter of Phil Lilienthal based in New York author of a beautiful poem about social distancing that she will be reading for you... Enjoy Campers.

#SizananiGoesOn

We'd love for you to share your favorite inspirational quotes with us so we can all feel a little encouragement today! 🥰...
06/12/2020

We'd love for you to share your favorite inspirational quotes with us so we can all feel a little encouragement today! 🥰 Will you post some uplifting words in the comments? Here's one of our favorites...

“I am only one, but still I am one. I cannot do everything, but still I can do something. And because I cannot do everything, I will not refuse to do the something that I can do.” -- Edward Everett Hale

😍 Thanks for the shout-out on ABC News, Happy Camper Live!  Amazing things happen when our supporters come to volunteer ...
06/04/2020
The new virtual summer camp for kids at home

😍 Thanks for the shout-out on ABC News, Happy Camper Live! Amazing things happen when our supporters come to volunteer Camp Sizanani Life Skills in South Africa...David Miller and Hayley Miller shared their experience and inspired Allison to start a virtual summer camp that kids all over the world can be part of. WAY👏 TO 👏 GO 👏! #camprocks #campgoesglobal

https://www.yahoo.com/gma/virtual-summer-camp-kids-home-112823497.html?guccounter=1&guce_referrer=aHR0cHM6Ly93d3cuZ29vZ2xlLmNvbS8&guce_referrer_sig=AQAAAEl7YYdwEoEdYJk-Hm3HgUXcp4cWo7xXR3JLc36jllIVBkRP5i7uMLyeWTTV1y3LfCsbKLPcrciFTlmqu1P9KFNp4_NFSdljOOvRmW2dKuR-ORrswWNlRbtPwAfObIS2HCL6a3QlaVt503P0rpO_zdosYmpGBQbAIHNsPZY_T6HG

Allison Miller, owner and operator of Camp Starlight, discusses her virtual summer camp called Happy Camper Live.

05/29/2020

On such a difficult day, with so much unrest and uncertainty in the United States and around the world, we hope this beautiful song (sung by one of our South African vochellis) will lift your spirits and bring you peace. #SizananiGoesOn #PerfectPeace

05/06/2020
Camp Sizanani Life Skills

Virtual Youth Clubs are up and running, giving essential resources and support to our campers. Thank you, all of you donors and friends who have helped us continue our life-changing work in such difficult times! 💕
https://www.facebook.com/campsizanani/videos/3009810879115983/

We pride ourselves in grooming our campers to become vochelli’s meet Thembi Morewra from our Youth Club in Alexandra who is now a VIT(Vochelli In Training)

Remember to stays safe during this lockdown

#CampSizananiGoesOn

04/21/2020
Sizanani Goes On - Even in Lockdown

Our vochellis and staff (and a special guest!) are still singing...joining their hearts with our campers who are in lockdown. Who knows this song? #SizananiGoesOn

04/21/2020
Camp Sizanani Life Skills

Our Virtual Youth Clubs are up and running! 💕 Last weekend Vochelli Nokunomgwa shared a lesson on preventing cyber bulling during the COVID-19 lockdown. We're so grateful to be able to stay connected with our campers during such a difficult time. #SizananiGoesOn

Nokunomgwa Mkhabela, 3 year Social work Student at Wits - University of the Witwatersrand and based at our Freedom Park youth club
Covering the topic: Prevention of cyber bullying during COVID-19 lockdown.

#SizananiGoesOn

04/17/2020
Nkosi Sikelel' iAfrika Rock Instrumental #SALockdown

A beautiful message from South African musicians...Our campers sing this song together every morning at Camp Sizanani. 💕 I'm not crying, you're crying! 😭#strongertogether #sizananigoeson

https://youtu.be/AE200r2pys4

Just because the country (and world) is in lockdown, it doesn’t mean talent is locked away as well. Our musicians and artists are using their talents to comb...

04/10/2020
Camp Sizanani Life Skills

Anyone have little ones at home who love story time? 📕Here's Vochelli Ditlhare telling us a South African tale about the lion 🦁 and the hare 🐰, which she posted for our Asikhulisane (5-11 year old) campers. We're continuing our program through virtual Youth Clubs, and we hope you (and your kiddos) love it! 💕 #sizananigoeson

Asikhulisane story time read by Vochelli Ditlhare

“A person that loves reading has everything within their reach”

#SizananiGoesOn

04/06/2020
Camp Sizanani Life Skills

Our vochelli "Big Fish" is getting the word out to campers that our programs are continuing! On Facebook and WhatsApp, Virtual Youth Clubs are happening and kids are getting the connection, information, and support they need. Thanks to our amazing South Africa team and ALL our donors, who are making this #pivot possible! #sizananigoeson

Good evening campers from Vochelli Big Fish

Vochelli Big Fish is just here to tell you all that he misses you all and that you should stay in contact with us on what’s App using our what’s app number to stay up to date with all our youth club activities.

Our what’s app number is : 079 560-7994

#SizananiGoesOn

04/01/2020
Camp Sizanani Life Skills

We're working hard to continue delivering our programs, despite the national lockdown in South Africa. The children we serve still count on us, and we are committed to being there for them in this time of increased vulnerability. We've rolled out Virtual Youth Clubs, and added content specific to helping children protect themselves during the current crisis. Sizanani goes on! #pivot

https://www.facebook.com/campsizanani/videos/2505770313086920/?epa=SEARCH_BOX

Join Vochelli Naledi Tsomele Graduate Psychologist and Honours Student supporting CSLS programmes as she covers the topic personal hygiene.

Www.campsizanani.co.za

#SizananiGoesOn

Have you purchased your ticket to One Night for Sizanani? Visit https://www.globalcampsafrica.org/ make your purchase an...
03/09/2020

Have you purchased your ticket to One Night for Sizanani? Visit https://www.globalcampsafrica.org/ make your purchase and share the link with your friends and family so they can grab theirs before we sell out! We are preparing for a stellar night at the Smithsonian American Art Museum and National Portrait Gallery and you don't want to miss it!

Youth Club campers got a special treat on Saturday...a surprise visit from our leadership team and a prize drawing!  The...
03/05/2020

Youth Club campers got a special treat on Saturday...a surprise visit from our leadership team and a prize drawing! The children in our programs get a BIG dose of love from their vochellis and the whole Camp Sizanani staff every week at Youth Clubs. 💓 #sizananigoeson #empoweryouth

Our Orange Farm youth club Potluck Winner who got stationary and other gifts from CSLS

Tickets are available now for One Night for Sizanani in Washington, DC! Please join us to celebrate and support Global C...
03/02/2020

Tickets are available now for One Night for Sizanani in Washington, DC! Please join us to celebrate and support Global Camps Africa and the children we empower at Camp Sizanani. #UnderTheSameStars
https://www.globalcampsafrica.org/

Our vochellis (camp and youth club counselors) are doing a "deep dive" training on our Life Skills curriculum to brush u...
02/25/2020

Our vochellis (camp and youth club counselors) are doing a "deep dive" training on our Life Skills curriculum to brush up on their knowledge and practice their facilitating skills. Well done, team...way to keep things fresh for our campers!👏👏 #SizananiGoesOn #YouthEmpowerment

Vochelli Neo facilitating a deep dive session on life skills 2 with our vochelli’s covering topics like teenage pregnancy & puberty.

02/04/2020
Raffle Drawing

Congratulations to Ron Dunn, winner of our Los Cabos raffle! And THANK YOU to all of you who purchased raffle tickets to support the children at Camp Sizanani...you've made a life-changing difference in the life of a vulnerable child. #winner #thankful

⏰⏰⏰ Here we go...Youth Clubs kick-off THIS SATURDAY!  Vochellis are ready, kids are excited, teachers and community lead...
01/30/2020

⏰⏰⏰ Here we go...Youth Clubs kick-off THIS
SATURDAY! Vochellis are ready, kids are excited, teachers and community leaders are enthusiastic, parents are supportive...#LETSDOTHIS! #sizananigoeson 🎉🎉🎉

Working at Zonkezizwe Primary School in preparation for Campers on Saturday.

🎉HUGE NEWS! 🎉 Our annual event to celebrate and support Global Camps Africa and Camp Sizanani in DC will be on APRIL 18t...
01/24/2020
One NIght for Sizanani DC 2020 — Global Camps Africa

🎉HUGE NEWS! 🎉 Our annual event to celebrate and support Global Camps Africa and Camp Sizanani in DC will be on APRIL 18th @ the Smithsonian American Art Museum. Please mark your calendars and join us for this incredibly special evening!
www.globalcampsafrica.org/one-night-for-sizanani-dc

Cocktail reception with open bar, silent and live auctions, dinner, and presentation of Sizanani Award to Lawrence O'DonnellSmithsonian American Art MuseumSaturday, April 18, 20207:00 - 9:30 PM(6:00 VIP Reception with Lawrence O’Donnell)

We're ramping up to kick off our 2020 Youth Clubs! 🎉 Our staff is visiting township schools to invite them to participat...
01/24/2020

We're ramping up to kick off our 2020 Youth Clubs! 🎉 Our staff is visiting township schools to invite them to participate in our programs...we can't wait to get started!

Vochelli Neo and Vochelli Lungile at Pholosho Secondary School informing Grade 8 learners about Youth Clubs and inviting them to come on the 1st of February 2020 😃

Virginia supporters, this one is for you:  a $1,000 airfare voucher has been added to our raffle prize!  The drawing is ...
01/21/2020
📢 Breaking GOOD News: We've added airfare to your raffle prize! Only 10 days until the drawing...

Virginia supporters, this one is for you: a $1,000 airfare voucher has been added to our raffle prize! The drawing is in just 10 days, so please don't miss your chance to support Global Camps Africa's programs in South Africa AND win the getaway of a lifetime!

https://mailchi.mp/54bf7de8ea66/your-support-for-kids-in-south-africa-could-get-you-an-amazing-getaway-in-los-cabos-5878079?e=[UNIQID]

Children are splatter painting at Camp Sizanani this week.  Why?  Because using color to express their feelings helps th...
12/12/2019

Children are splatter painting at Camp Sizanani this week. Why? Because using color to express their feelings helps them process those emotions. And when they own their stories, they are empowered to determine what happens next.

Please help us give this powerful experience to a child in South Africa who needs your support. Your gift today determines how many children we can reach with the life-changing experience of Camp Sizanani in 2020.

https://gca.networkforgood.com/projects/5330-global-camps-africa

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12/12/2019

Global Camps Africa

Virginia friends: looking for a super special holiday gift for someone on your list?  Look no further!  Buy a raffle tic...
12/09/2019
Four Seasons | Fall Raffle — Global Camps Africa

Virginia friends: looking for a super special holiday gift for someone on your list? Look no further! Buy a raffle ticket and make two amazing things happen: a donation will be made in honor of that special someone, AND he or she will be entered to win this incredible getaway to the exclusive Four Seasons Resort in Los Cabos! Only 250 ticket are available, so don't wait...

https://www.globalcampsafrica.org/four-seasons-fall-raffle

3-Night stay in an Ocean View Room at the incredible newFour Seasons Resort in Los Cabos at Costa Palmas(Resort Stay Valued at $5,500)

12/03/2019
Tom Finn's Reasons for Giving to GCA

It's #GivingTuesday and one of our Board members, Tom Finn, would like to tell you why HE supports Global Camps Africa! Join Tom and make the life-changing experience of Camp Sizanani possible with your donation today!

Children having a great time at Camp Sizanani (not pictured:  fear, hunger, violence, abuse, stigma).  Please give the g...
12/03/2019

Children having a great time at Camp Sizanani (not pictured: fear, hunger, violence, abuse, stigma). Please give the gift of Camp Sizanani to more HIV-affected children this #GivingTuesday!

Every $25 in donations means that a child will receive hot meals at our Saturday Youth Clubs for a whole YEAR.  That's a...
12/03/2019

Every $25 in donations means that a child will receive hot meals at our Saturday Youth Clubs for a whole YEAR. That's a lot of #impact through YOUR #givingtuesday donation. 💪

#GivingTuesday is tomorrow, and we know you'll be overwhelmed with requests for support from lots of very worthy organiz...
12/02/2019
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#GivingTuesday is tomorrow, and we know you'll be overwhelmed with requests for support from lots of very worthy organizations doing important work. So we just want to say thank you for supporting our global community of non-profits. We're all working hard to make the world a better place, and your generous gifts are the only way we can continue with our missions. ❤️

https://gph.is/1TCJfoS

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11/27/2019

Global Camps Africa

RESTON-AREA FRIENDS:  Come out to support Camp Sizanani and experience the joy of socially conscious gift-giving at the ...
11/26/2019

RESTON-AREA FRIENDS: Come out to support Camp Sizanani and experience the joy of socially conscious gift-giving at the 2019 Alternative Gift Market and Craft Fair!

The Alternative Gift Market is a convenient, one-stop experience to make your own charitable contributions or donations in lieu of traditional holiday gifts. Visit Global Caps Africa's table and talk with other charity representatives about their missions, review and choose from 60+ predetermined donation packages, and, with every purchase, receive a festive gift card, insert describing the beneficiary organization, and a receipt for tax purposes. See you there!❤️💚❤️💚❤️💚❤️💚

December 7, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Unitarian Universalist Church in Reston
1625 Wiehle Avenue, Reston VA

We're wrapping up the year at Youth Clubs with some carnival activities...look at Vochelli Precious painting this little...
11/20/2019

We're wrapping up the year at Youth Clubs with some carnival activities...look at Vochelli Precious painting this little one's precious face! 🥰

Vochelli Precious doing the face painting

Northern Virginia friends, please mark your calendars! 🎬  Join us on April 28th for this fantastic event and a chance to...
11/18/2019

Northern Virginia friends, please mark your calendars! 🎬 Join us on April 28th for this fantastic event and a chance to connect with Phil Lilienthal! 🥰

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More than 9,000 children have attended our camps and their lives have been transformed as a result. Our flagship camp is Camp Sizanani (Sizanani means 'to help each other' in Zulu) located in the mountains outside of Johannesburg. Fun is essential to our camps, but equally vital is our program of life skills there kids learn to protect themselves from HIV/AIDS and to defend themselves from exploitation and abuse. With one-third of today's 15-year olds in South Africa estimated to die from AIDS, the tool is yet another critical element in the war against this terrible disease. We are making a huge difference...one child at a time.

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Yesterday I didn't want to go home my heart was painful
My dear friend Ellen we had a wonderful time at the GlobalCampAfrica celebration. Thank you for hospitality. The world is going to be a better place because people like you.
I would like to be involved in the camp,I was once a camper @ camp Sizanani in 2012
I'd love to read the poems they wrote