Youth Village 2019

Youth Village

Greetings Born to Drummers! We are excited to elevate the activation of the youth voice within Drum Camp this year to new heights. 

Brandi Mack (Mama B) is our lead coordinator, with her crew Hanna MayRee and Haile Selassie, are going to be our on-site hosts from Thursday to Sunday.  

Born To Drum is excited to welcome all kids ages 7-16, to the Youth Village. We will gather daily, enjoy shared meals, music/drum medicine classes, arts and crafts, create a vending booth, learn about nature, and have lots of fun! Please click here to view the  Proposed Schedule of Youth Village Activities.

Afia Walking Tree
Afia Walking Tree

Our youth are the future! There can be no harvest without succession planting of seeds. This year celebrates the 2nd year Women Drummers International has curated the Youth Village and this year we will continue to integrate the space even more. We are inviting everyone to join our youth in some of these offerings and in making them feeling at home at camp. 

With great excitement and conscious design we would like to welcome you and your child to participate in the Youth Village!! 

From Afia Walking Tree & Brandi Mack 

 More Information About Our Stewards 

Afia Walking Tree of Spirit Drumz and Brandi Mack of the Butterfly Movement have facilitated camps specifically using nature as a tool for personal development and rites of passage for black and brown girls or those over 25 years. 

WDI Born to Drum Camp has been gathering for 14 years in Oakland, CA.The Mission of Women Drummers International is to empower women and girls in all aspects of their lives through the message of the drum, which represents not only a musical experience, but a cultural and healing experience as well.