Camp Fihavanana


Camp Fihavanana

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Sophia, Jessica and Laura founded Camp Fihavanana, a two week summer camp, dedicated to equipping high school students with the tools they need to be leaders in their community. Fihavanana is a word in the native language of Madagascar that does not have a direct translation in English. It is like friendship, but more; like family, but different; like community, but deeper. The camp schedule gives students opportunities to explore their potential through sports, adventure, and leadership training. All of their work is rooted in the philosophy of Fihavanana, ensuring the campers leave with a deep sense of community and commitment to do good.

The very first pilot camp was held July 23 – August 13, 2017, in Moramanga, Madagascar.