Sign-Up for the 2016 Power-Up Summer Camp!

The John G. Riley Center/Museum’s Power-Up Summer Camp kicks-off Tuesday, May 31st and runs until Friday, July 8, 2016 .

The camp is held the Lincoln Neighborhood Center 438 West Brevard Street.


Entrepreneurship Day: Wednesday, June 29, 2016 from Noon- 2:00pm

Production/End of the Camp: Monday, July 6, 2016 the campers will participate in small production or one scene from the Broadway play The Lion King

For open enrollment, contact Gwen Lucas at Lincoln Neighborhood Center by calling (850) 891-4180.


The 2015 Power-Up Summer Camp Program was a success!

This  6-week program provided the youth a summer enrichment experience and opportunities to enhance their cultural awareness. The camp featured an immersion of off-site museum tours, visual and performing arts, and entrepreneurial exploration. The John G. Riley Center/Museum provided an unforgettable six-week experience to our local youth.

From building rockets and to playing the drums…

to taking a trip to St. Augustine, Florida…

This year the students enjoyed their tour of the Journey: 450 Years of the African-American Experience,
a signature exhibition that showcases the important role African-Americans
played in the historical and cultural development of America.

Becoming their own entrepreneurs… 

To being part of a production…

Sundiata is an epic tale about the great 13th-Century ruler of the Mali Kingdom. Many people are familiar with Disney’s The Lion King movie, but few realize that the coming of age story of a young prince overcoming tragedy to claim his rightful place as king, is actually based on the true story of a young African prince who would reclaim his father’s throne after challenging his uncle for the his birth rite.

The production was a great opportunity for the Summer Campers to learn more about history and relive it. Thank you everyone for coming out and seeing the show!


The Power-up Summer Campers had a blast! We cannot wait to do it again next year!

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