"Slam camp changed me in a lot of ways. Not only did it improve my writing—though it definitely did that—it also changed me so much as a person. Being in an environment like that, surrounded by such amazing, talented people, who genuinely care about you, makes you feel so powerful and special in a way that a lot of people don't get to experience. At camp, not only did I fall in love with slam poetry all over again, in a whole new way, but I also learned how to respect myself as an artist, and I think there’s a lot more power in that than could ever be put into words."
"At Slam Camp, I was blessed with the opportunity to study under renowned poets such as Sierra Demulder, Adam “Henzbo” Henze, and Khary Jackson. While there, I learned the fundamental value of honing into your voice and body to tell a story. After a week’s worth of being immersed in poetry and participating in slams, I didn’t want to leave. But I was grateful for the loving community that was formed, and overall I left with more confidence in my voice, my writing, and myself as a human being. One week changed my life as I knew it, and slamily is simply wonderful."
Reasons you should go to slam camp:
- You are being instructed by actual wizards.
- You will be amazed at the poetry you are capable of producing here.
- Your truest, rawest, strongest self is exposed in the most empowering way.
"I got a really cool opportunity this summer. I was able to take a break from the basketball camp I was at and I got to perform my speech from the earlier speech season. The poem was REACH by Guante. The encouragement from the other campers was amazing, and I didn't realize it at first, but Sierra Freaking DeMulder was sitting in the front row while I spoke. The next morning Kelsey Abele came and found me at breakfast and asked me if I would come to the Haiku Death Match later that evening. Obviously I did. I showed up to the match and the energy was electric. Everyone was so welcoming and the talent was unbelievable. I can't wait to see everyone again this summer when I become 'officially' enrolled at camp."