One Love Youth Camp

Bob Marley Foundation helps 50 at-risk youths gain life
and leadership skills at annual camp

The One Love Youth Camp is hosted through a partnership with the Bob Marley Foundation, Ben and Jerry’s Ice Cream and Partners for Youth Empowerment (PYE). The five-day residential camp was home to fifty (50) at-risk youths, aged 13-17 years and thirty (30) facilitators, and was in a located in a safe space, close to nature, conducive to learning, healing, and creativity.

Music, drama, dance, story-telling, craft and visual arts were used to teach crucial life and leadership skills and to unlock the campers’ creativity and expression.

The days and nights were filled with exciting interactive activities including singing, drumming, dancing, art and crafts, Reggae night, karaoke, a river trail, cookout, and open mic. A new and exciting feature of this year’s camp was the Tuff Gong Mobile Studio, which allowed campers to enjoy a real-life studio recording experience.

The One Love Youth Camp welcomed participants from the following schools and organizations: Hailie Selassie High School, Charlie Smith High School, St. Anne’s Career Advancement Programme (CAP), JoyTown Community Development Foundation, Grace & Staff Community Development Foundation, Bob Marley Primary & Junior High School, Ferncourt High School, Hill Top Juvenile Correctional Centre, Rio Cobre Juvenile Correctional Centre, Youth For Development Network, Capoeira Alafia, Clarendon Youth Information Centre, and the Edna Manely College of Visual and Performing Arts.