KAMP 2017 Summer Retreat: The Next 10 Years

When: Sunday, Aug 27, 2017 from 8:30am to 5pm

Where: Alliance San Diego, 4443 30th Street San Diego, CA 92116

Come join us for our 2017 Summer Retreat! This is our time to get to know each other better, sharpen our skills as mentors, revisit KAMP pedagogy, and plan for the coming academic year. This retreat is also a perfect time to reflect on the past 10 years – on all that KAMP has accomplished and wants to accomplish as it continues to grow as an organization. Come and be a part of the next chapter of KAMP’s story!

Facebook Event Page: https://tinyurl.com/KAMPSummerRetreat2017

Summer Retreat Registration: https://tinyurl.com/KAMPTheNextTenYears

KAMP Summer 2016 Retreat

From September 10 to September 11, the Kuya Ate Mentorship Program held its annual summer retreat at the Alliance San Diego offices. Our theme this year was: KAMP, EVOLVE! While honestly somewhat in honor of KAMPers newfound love of Pokemon Go, the theme was also to call attention to the growth and change KAMP is going through this year as we develop a whole gang of 10 new mentors and make decisive moves towards acquiring nonprofit status. From our pedagogy and Paulo Freire workshops to a community educators panel to our live action version of Pokemon Go, it was an awesome two days of sharing, searching, and setting the groundwork for an exciting new year!

2016 Summer Retreat

KAMP Summer Retreat Sept 10-11


“KAMP, Evolve!” is KAMP’s 9th annual Summer Retreat!

KAMP is short for the Kuya Ate Mentorship Program. Our vision is to empower and inspire our youth to be fully participatory and transformative in our local and global communities.

We invite you to join us–

“KAMP, Evolve!” is OPEN to new & current KAMP members, and to interested community members!

Food will be provided. Some of us may even drop a lure or two during meal and break times.

Note: This retreat is **not** overnight.

KAMP is looking for the next Kuya/Ate/Mentor(s)!


The Kuya Ate Mentorship Program (KAMP) started in 2007 as a group of young people who shared a common vision: to forge relationships with younger Filipin@ American youth in San Diego county in order to build critical knowledge about our identity, history and culture in pursuit of social justice.

We are looking for a few great mentors to help us build our community and educate our youth. KAMP’s current mission is to foster an educational program in and out of the classroom that develops critical thinking skills and primarily focuses on the study of Filipino and Filipino American culture, history and identity in order to pursue social justice.

We coordinate with the local Filipino language teachers once a month to supplement their language learning with critical explorations of our identity, history and culture through workshops and guided lesson plans. Beyond the classroom, KAMP organizes events to educate and empower our local community through our annual High School Filipino Graduation (HS Filgrad), educational dialogues, and conference workshops.

In the second half of this upcoming academic year, we will be working with the following school sites: Westview High School, Mount Carmel High School, Sweetwater Union High School, Kearny High School, and Bell Middle School.

If you feel passionate about changing the world with the youth, please go to the link below to fill out an application! Feel free to pass this along to someone you think would be a great fit.

Important KAMP Dates:

  1. Application Deadline & Pre-Retreat Survey Deadline – January 13, 2016 (8:00 PM)

    1. Application Link: http://goo.gl/forms/Iwh7IVFDgf

    2. Pre-Retreat Survey: http://goo.gl/forms/y15pDv8cTu

  2. Mandatory Retreat (Free) – January 22 (7PM)-January 24 (12PM)

*Although we do teach mostly to Filipino students, you do not have to be Filipin@, nor do you have to understand Filipin@ language.

In the meantime, feel free to check out this video to help give you a better idea of what KAMP is all about: https://youtu.be/7auvM0SrPG0 (Shoutout to one of our former mentors, Sean, who produced this for a past grant application!)

For more info, please visit our website at www.kampsd.org or email us at kampsd@gmail.com. We hope to connect with you soon!


KAMP 2015 Summer Retreat Recap

KAMP had its annual summer retreat on August 21-23 at a beautiful mountaintop house in Fallbrook. The theme or focus was “KAMPciousness,” how we have come into critical consciousness and how it will be further developed with/in our communities and ourselves.  As a first time retreat-goer, it was both an educational and comforting experience.

The weekend largely consisted of learning with each other to breakdown Paulo Freire’s Pedagogy of the Oppressed. However, we participated in various team-building activities and ice shavers that allowed us to get creative and have some fun.  Additionally, I appreciated moments that we had to actually retreat, step back, reflect, relax, and of course food. I appreciated the food.

Big thanks to all hands that prepared the meals, to those who gave their time, consideration, and funds for such a beautiful space and enlightening weekend. Big thanks to the Kuyas and Ates that I just met, friends and family all the same, for making me feel at home in a city that’s always been home. I am excited to be a part of the wonderful things KAMP has in store this year.

Ate Mich Calimlim