AileyCamp Baltimore at Towson University provides youth from the greater Baltimore area, between the ages of 11 and 14, with an opportunity to explore their creativity, master their bodies, and strengthen their respect for themselves and others within a supportive framework.
What is AileyCamp?
AileyCamp is a FREE innovative summer program for youth, ages 11-14, that uses disciplined dance training, creative writing instruction, personal development, and communication workshops, to help campers develop a respect for themselves and others that meaningfully impacts their lives.
Alvin Ailey believed that “dance is for everybody,” and was especially dedicated to using dance to enhance the lives of underserved children. AileyCamp represents a vital continuation of Alvin Ailey’s vision, using the power of dance to enrich and positively alter the lives of children. Conceived by Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater and run locally by Towson University, AileyCamp combines professional level dance training with personal development activities.
Since its inception in 1989, this vital program has reached thousands of youth across the country, providing direction and hope to children who are most in need of knowing there can be a bright future. Currently there are AileyCamps in Seattle, Wash; Atlanta, Ga.; Berkeley, Calif.; Kansas City, Kan.; Kansas City, Mo.; Bridgeport, Conn.; Miami, Fla.; Newark, N.J.; and New York City.