Interfaith Youth Leadership Camp
July 17-21, 2019
Drake University

Interfaith Youth Leadership Camp
The Des Moines Area Religious Council and The Comparison Project at Drake University are proud to co-host the third annual Interfaith Youth Leadership Camp.

Up to 25 high school students and recent 2019 graduates representing a diverse array of religious and cultural traditions and communities will spend five days and four nights at Drake University, learning about each other’s religious beliefs and practices (or lack thereof) and religious and cultural diversity in Des Moines more generally. Participants will create and share a digital story that expresses a personally meaningful faith experience, practice, or belief, visit religious communities in Greater Des Moines, and discuss with each other the principles and practices of interfaith leadership.

Interfaith Youth Leaders will each receive a $500 honorarium for their participation in the camp. Entering first-year students at Drake University can receive an additional $500 for joining an interfaith-leadership cohort during their freshman year at Drake.

“Working with the campers transformed my understanding of interfaith dialogue. Reading about different faiths in AP World History was completely different from seeing real people for whom these traditions were living faiths. Although we held different beliefs, by the conclusion of the camp we had come to recognize the similarities that bind us.” - J.J. Singh Kapur Download a Flyer