Hey guys! I’m at Camp BroaderWay with my girls and we’ve been playing around with a song from my new album. I thought it’d be cool to share something fun here on Facebook Live! And please check out A BroaderWay Foundation, a cause near and dear to me.
Posted by Idina Menzel on Sunday, August 7, 2016
Camp BroaderWay was founded in 2010 by Idina Menzel and Taye Diggs and is dedicated to offering girls from urban communities an outlet for self-expression and creativity through arts-centered programs. In 2011, Camp BroaderWay, ABW’s inaugural program, welcomed 31 young girls from New York City to a 10-day sleep-away in the Berkshires. Together with a wonderful team of acclaimed professional Broadway artists, the girls worked hard to create an original performance inspired by their personal experiences and aspirations. The summer program culminated with the girls enthusiastically performing on a New York City stage in front of proud families and supporters. Since 2011, Camp BroaderWay has introduced more girls to the program and excitedly welcomed 58 campers to its 2014 session.
In addition to the performing arts, the girls enjoy traditional camp activities, including swimming, rock climbing, and campfires, the girls have an exciting choice electives to help them discover where their interests might lie: painting, sing language, storyboard, spoken word, acting, choreography, and sculpting.
Camp BroaderWay is just one segment of the overall mission of A BroaderWay Foundation. Our school year programs continue to deliver the mission of ABW while providing other bonding opportunities for the girls. Participation in our school year programs allows our girls to broaden their horizons, understand their potential, and explore ways to “find the voices” which will help guide them throughout their lives. Our programming includes trips to Broadway shows and other New York theatrical performances, all-camp reunions, dance classes led by our own dance team as well as instruction by Shuffles Tap, financial literacy courses for our “graduates” led by PricewaterhouseCoopers as part of their Earn Your Future Initiative, an annual Spring Art Event with our friends at Neuberger Berman, and more.