A letter from the Camp Directors
Before the inception of Slam Camp, we were young people who happened upon the world of competitive performance poetry. One of us came from a speech and debate background, the other from theatre. We were both welcomed into this enchanting community by elders and mentors, and were instantly captivated by the social and emotional power of spoken word. It became not only our passion but also the focus of our professional and academic careers. While we've each enjoyed our time and success on stage, we soon realized where slam poetry is most powerful to us: the classroom.