JAG’s series of summer camps continued with the AZ Adventure Day Camp on July 21. Seven students and two chaperones embarked on a college tour of Northern Arizona University (NAU), and historical sites tour of Antelope Canyon and Moenave Dinosaur Tracks in Navajo Nation. From Phoenix to Flagstaff to Page to Tuba City and back, these students were in for a blast.
The day camp started at the JAG office in Phoenix where attendees gathered to prepare for a memorable day. From there, the journey began at NAU.
The NAU tour included an enrollment presentation and tour of the campus. Some attendees expressed that they enjoyed learning about the art program and were motivated by the benefit of receiving a full-ride scholarship if they graduated high school with a 4.0 GPA.
After experiencing the life of a college student at NAU, attendees then experienced the awe-inspiring Lower Antelope Canyon on Navajo Nation land. The tour, hosted by guides indigenous to the surrounding area, included an ascent into the canyon where attendees learned about Navajo sandstone and southwestern culture.
The day camp ended with a JAG family meal at Gone West Family Restaurant and a final tour of Moenave Dinosaur Tracks. Camp attendees saw dinosaur fossil footprints dating back to the early Jurassic period as they were immersed in the beauty of the desert sunset.
As they made their way back to Phoenix and participated in a reflection activity, one of the camp attendees shared, “I really liked how many things we had planned. I was never bored and everyone was super nice!”
AZ Adventure College Tour followed two other camps hosted this summer. All summer long, our Career Exploration Camp has partnered recent alumni with employer and volunteer partners, such as Nourish PHX and Credit Union West. At the start of the summer, 35 JAG Tolleson Works participants visited Chauncey Ranch for a weeklong leadership camp. And this past week, our Leadership 101 Camp prepared attendees for their journeys as leaders during this upcoming school year.
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