πŸ•οΈ Camp Texas Rising πŸ•οΈ

For the first time since 2019, we are hosting Camp Texas Rising in-person!

Camp Texas Rising is an organizing bootcamp with the spirit of summer camp. We invite young Texans (18-30) from across the state to learn about progressive issue organizing, community building, electoral politics, and leadership development, all while connecting with other folks in the movement.

July 29th – 31st, 2022 | St. Edwards University, Austin TX

Check out the πŸ•οΈ Camp Texas Rising Agenda!

πŸ•οΈ What is Camp Texas Rising? πŸ•οΈ

Y’all, we’ve run into some major problems this past year. While we continue to navigate the pandemic, our bodily autonomy is under attack on every front as access to abortion has been all but wiped out in our state, and soon, Roe v. Wade could be overturned. Trans kids are under attack. And racism, police brutality, climate change, the erosion of voting rights, and economic inequality persist. The list goes on and on.

But, we’re organizers, and we will not give up on our vision of a Texas where ALL of us are represented. Join hundreds of student leaders across Texas for Camp Texas Rising, a weekend in-person camp experience at St. Edwards University in Austin, TX, where you’ll learn as individuals and grow the organizing tools needed to create lasting, progressive change that will shape the future of our world.

Stay tuned as we announce the camp agenda, keynote speakers, and more in the coming weeks. Don’t wait to apply, though – we have a limited number of spots!

Apply to πŸ•οΈ Camp Texas Rising!

πŸ•οΈ Camp FAQ πŸ•οΈ

The only requirements to attend Camp TXR are that you live in Texas and are between 18-30 years old.
Camp Texas Rising has the spirit of summer camp, but you can leave your tent at home. The campsite is St. Edwards University in Austin, Texas, where campers are invited to stay in dormitories. 
Camp Texas Rising is July 29th – 31st 2022 at St. Edwards University in Austin, TX.
Camp Texas Rising is free to attend! Meals will be provided during the day sessions, but please bring money if you wish to do any fun Austin activities outside of camp like going out to eat, kayaking, or shopping.
All campers are invited to stay onsite at St. Edwards University for free! Additionally, we help campers get to Austin by coordinating carpools and providing transportation stipends. If you’re traveling from El Paso or the Rio Grande Valley, buses may be available.

Come prepared to learn! Bring a notebook or laptop if you’d like to take notes.

What to wear:

  • Attire fo the training sessions is casual, all sessions will be held indoors.
  • Austin will be hot this time of year, so dress accordingly if you plan on doing outdoor activities.
  • There will be a camp reception at the Austin Public Library downtown rooftop on July 29th, where Texas Rising Awards will be given and elected officials will be invited. Dress up if you like, but it is not required!

What to bring

  • Linens for the dorms (blankets and pillows)
  • Toiletries and shower needs
  • Spending money for non-camp activities in Austin.

πŸ•οΈ Camp Application πŸ•οΈ

πŸ•οΈ Camp Agenda 2022 πŸ•οΈ

Download your copy of the agenda by clicking ‘download CSV’ in the bottom right corner.