Sharefest’s Summer Youth Development Academy kicked off this week with more than 240 campers eager to learn, play, and work together during their sessions at California State University, Dominguez Hills. Middle and high schools students were split into groups and participated in numerous activities, from team and leadership building exercises to writing classes, swim lessons, dodge ball, and more. Check out a few moments from this week’s camp!

Students receive a YDA bag on their first day which included an Under Armour T-shirt donated by Clayton and Ellen Kershaw of Kershaw’s Challenge.

Campers learn to work together as a team to complete activities.

Our amazing counselors lead and work with students throughout the week.

Students work together on their creative writing assignments.

Swim lessons—a highlight of each day as students work to improve their swimming skills.

Youth had a blast during the dodgeball tournament, and also learned important lessons about teamwork.

Campers meet with their groups and counselors at the end of the week to talk about what they learned.

A friendly soccer match breaks out during free time.

Sharefest Executive Director Chad Mayer sends student off with a high-five.