2013 Greenpeace Direct Action Camp will be held in the Los Angeles, CA area
from March 18-23, 2013.
will be accepting applications for the camp until February 1, 2013. Final
acceptances will be sent out by February 10, 2013.
will be a 6 day camp with travel days on either side so please make sure that
you are able to commit to the entire time. While the camp is free and all food, lodging,
and training are provided at no cost, you will be responsible for your own
travel costs. Some stipends will be
available. Before applying, please make sure that you will be able to arrive by
the night of March 17 and attend camp through the morning of March 24.
will be 4 skill sets trained at the camp:
Action: trainees in this track will learn the essential skills to make and
use banners, silk screens, props, posters, graphics, wheat paste, and a
variety of other tools to produce effective high quality images for use in
direct action, street theater, marches, protests, etc.
trainees in this track will learn basic skills from a variety of climbing
disciplines including industrial, alpine, and arborist.
Driving: trainees in this track will learn basic seamanship, boat handling
and crewing, and maintenance.
trainees in this track will learn essential skills for
occupying space using technical tools and their own bodies.
will also be workshops on reconnaissance, tactical communications, non-violent
philosophy, action planning and more.
filling out the application, please indicate which of the 4 main areas of focus
(arts, climb, boat, blockades) you are most interested in. Spaces are limited
in each of the tracks and we cannot guarantee that everyone will be placed into
their first choice. For this reason, please make sure that you would be happy
with any of your choices. If you plan on attending with friends from your
region, it is recommended that you split up between tracks to maximize
at camp will be vegan and vegetarian. All meals will be nutritionally balanced
and will fulfill any dietary needs.
cannot allow dogs or other animal companions at this camp (service animals
participants will be assigned a bunk in a group cabin. Participants who would
rather camp in a tent may do so if they bring their own gear. There will be
running water, bathrooms, and showers. Staff will be on hand to offer help and
advice for any first time or infrequent campers. There is a limited amount of
camping gear available on loan from Greenpeace.
goal of the Greenpeace training program is to spread skills in a variety of direct action techniques throughout the activist world with the idea that the
more skilled and experienced activists there are in our shared movements, the
better for all. We recognize the fact
that most, if not all, meaningful social movements throughout history have been
conceived, organized, and orchestrated from the ground up by front-line
communities. We also see how the
environmental activist movement has often failed to be inclusive and supportive
of these very same communities. As a larger, well resourced activist
organization, Greenpeace would like to be a part of changing this dynamic by
supporting all communities through offering direct action skills trainings,
resource development, and bringing different activist communities together by
creating a safe and inclusive space for skill sharing and learning.
that end, we will prioritize outreach to people in marginalized,
underrepresented, and front-line communities. People of color, women,
especially women of color, LGBTQ and gender nonconforming individuals, and those with limited financial resources are all highly encouraged to
of past Greenpeace Action Camps will not be accepted; however there are limited
volunteer positions available.
feel free to direct any questions or volunteer inquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org