Note, we are good to go for the walk even with rain forecast! We have an indoor space at Calvary for our kickoff and finish line if needed. See you on May 4 at 10am, rain or shine!

Camp Sojourner, Girls' Leadership Camp Video

The 11th Annual Sojourner Truth Walk: Honoring Youth Leaders
This event is named in honor of Sojourner Truth, an American abolitionist, women’s rights and economic justice activist, who escaped slavery and then fought to end it. She, along with many others, has served as an inspiration and role model for generations to come. We are walking in their footsteps! This year we are also lifting up youth leaders, as important contributors to political movements in Philadelphia and beyond (see below.)
The Sojourner Truth Walk will include both an in-person and online option for participation. Please see event details page for more info.
All participants are encouraged to participate this year in honor of a youth leader you admire… or someone who supported you when you were a young person. If you attend the event in person, blank signs will be available for you to write their name and/or attach a photograph. If you attend virtually, you will be encouraged to hold up a sign at home during the event, celebrating the person you have chosen to honor.
Why Youth Leaders? Our whole program is committed to building the leadership of girls/youth. Young people have instincts and wisdom to share, and have been at the core of every social movement for change. We seek to honor the strengths they bring and support them in their journeys, honoring leadership both as public facing change makers as well as small daily acts of courage, kindness, creativity, and resistance. Young leaders and older leaders have always worked together for lasting change, and Camp Sojourner supports multi-generational community broadly. We honor youth leaders this year because their strength has been called on particularly with current events. Specific honorees will be announced in April!
This is a family-friendly event--all are welcome!
Camp Sojourner, Girls' Leadership Camp All proceeds from the Sojourner Truth Walk benefit Camp Sojourner, a nonprofit leadership program for Philadelphia girls/youth. Our program focuses on team-building, leadership development, creative arts, and appreciation of nature. We offer Sojourners the chance to get out of the city for a one-week sleepaway camp* experience, and then to get involved in our free year-round mentoring, service projects, creative arts, and leadership activities.
The mission of Camp Sojourner is to help girls/youth become leaders who take charge of their own lives and also act as agents of positive change in their communities. Youth, families, and alumnae are key members of our Advisory Board. We fundraise year-round so that our programs can be affordable for all families, and we offer our programs on a sliding scale based on family size and income, with significant scholarships.
For more information and pictures of our year-round work, please visit our website:
Movement Alliance Project
Camp Sojourner is a fiscally sponsored project of the Movement Alliance Project (MAP), meaning that Camp Sojourner does all of its own fundraising but MAP provides fiscal oversight and infrastructure. MAP's mission is to build power with community organizations working at the intersection of race, technology and inequality, running strategic campaigns, lifting up untold stories, and building infrastructure for poor and working people to win lasting power and a just society.
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