Camp Upstander & Upstander Institute

Summer Camps


For the past two years, Camp Upstander has welcomed campers to participate in daily
activities around themes such as embracing differences and spreading kindness. Our Museum Educators have provided age-appropriate activities, including crafts, reading, and discussion, to explore these Upstanders themes. Camp Upstander’s mission is to instill in kids the skills to become Upstanders in their community.

This year, the Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum is pleased to partner with the Aaron Family Jewish Community Center (JCC) to bring its Camp Upstander programming to the JCC’s Camp Chai. Our Museum Education staff will also provide Camp Chai counselors with follow-up activities for the week. This partnership brings two summer camps with similar values and missions together.


Join a community of history lovers in the 2023 Upstander Institute: The Power of Testimony. In this week-long program, participants will uncover the past and realize the importance of testimony in shaping our understanding of history. Participants will meet expert historians and educators, follow along on specialized tours, join behind-the-scenes Museum activities, and attend private survivor presentations.

The Upstander Institute will offer two unique sessions: Holocaust and Genocide Studies (June 26-30) and Human and Civil Rights History (July 24-28). All programs are offered in-person at the Museum.

Students must apply to the Upstander Institute via a short application. Applicants will be notified of the decision on a rolling basis.

For questions, email Maria Castaneda, Museum Educator at MCastaneda@dhhrm.org.

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