The 2018 Urban Hope Summer Camp is here!!! Register. Serve. Donate.

Where Kids Become Young Heroes...

Launched in 2004, the Urban Hope Summer Camp is a safe place where kids establish new and deeper relationships with peers and adults, gain valuable knowledge and skills relevant to their lives, and learn how to make a meaningful contribution to their community. We focus on eight core areas:

  • Civic & Community Engagement
  • Health & Recreation
  • Science & Technology
  • Cultural Arts
  • Spiritual Formation
  • Academic Enrichment
  • Leadership Development
  • Entrepreneurship & Financial Literacy

When: June 18th – July 27th, Monday – Friday, 8am – 4pm

Where: Asbury United Methodist Church, 806 Clarendon Street, Durham, NC 27705

Who: Youth who are rising 5th through rising 10th graders

Cost: $75 per child per week; $475 for the entire summer (there is a $25 registration fee). This includes breakfast and lunch (served daily) and all field trips. There are fundraising opportunities and payment plans to help you pay for your child to attend camp. Get more details on the camp.

Click here to download a 2018 Summer Camp application and register your child today!!!


Empower Youth in our Bull City Village

Provide a meal, hire a young person or host a small business field trip. There are plenty of volunteer opportunities. Sign up today!!!

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Give the Gift of Summer Camp

Support the journey towards becoming a young hero. $253 covers one week for one youth ($1,518 covers the entire summer). Give today!!!

Are you willing to give of your time, talent, and treasure on a journey toward mutual liberation?

Urban Hope is a community-based initiative of The Navigators®, focused on bridging spiritual, economic, and educational resources to young people and their families in the Walltown neighborhood of Durham, North Carolina. Our mission is to raise up generations of young heroes – who are beating the odds by the grace of God – through creating safe places in our neighborhood to grow together into wholeness. We offer a summer camp, academic coaching and tutoring, life-on-life mentoring, sports teams, spiritual formation, vocational enrichment, and leadership development.


Watch Robert's story of being a young person from Walltown who returned home after college to invest in the lives  of others!!!

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