Muslim Summer Camps Grow in Number Across Country

August 29, 2004

Source: The Inquirer (PA)

On August 29, 2004 The Inquirer (PA) reported that a, "five-day camp for boys was sponsored by Young Muslims, an arm of a national nonprofit called the Islamic Circle of North America, which monitors the media, spreads the faith, and does charity work. Such camps are cropping up across the country, with the dual aim of giving young Muslims a quintessentially American rite of passage and a deeper connection to Islam... Though hardly as numerous as generations-old summer Bible and Torah camps, they have proliferated as immigration from the Middle East, Africa and Asia has swelled the ranks of U.S. Muslims in the last three decades to about six million."

See also: Islam, Schools, Youth