Camp Mana and the scheduled time it was meant to run, fell victim to COVID and the recidivism of its young participants. However, a contingency plan was made to develop, produce and deliver an engaging online program despite the circumstances.
To grand success, a productive online program was delivered over 14 days, with daily mentorship, creative writing workshops, music soundtrack development, filmmaking and photography.
Camp Mana (Online) shape-shifted into a short film project we have called 'Unlocked', a collaboration and collection of anonymous stories, poetry and spoken word from BIPOC youth who have been in and out of the justice system.
Unlocked has now inspired a long-term film and music production to capture young peoples stories over the next few years.
Survival Part 1
Presented as part of MAV’s Ahead of the Curve program.
Supported by The Victorian Department of Families, Fairness and Housing.
Camp Mana is a creative development program that supports young people as they transition away from the Youth Justice System and back into community. Led by a small yet powerful team of culturally responsive mentors, Camp Mana delivers specialised music workshops, creative business development and vocational preparation as we prepare our young people for the world.