Toasted Marshmallows and Activism: Mountain Justice Summer Camp


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Dig the great outdoors and environmental activism? If yes, come to the fifth annual Mountain Justice Summer Camp, starting next weekend (Sunday May 17) in the beautiful mountains of southern West Virginia.This camp looks incredible. Learn from Jeff Biggers ("United States of Appalachia"), former Mine Safety and Health Academy Director Jack Spadaro, West Virginia coalfield activists "Mountain Keeper" Larry Gibson, 2003 Goldman Prize winner Judy Bonds, and Bo Webb and Ed Wiley from the Marsh Fork "Pennies for Promise" campaign.

Plus you can visit a mountaintop removal minesite on Kayford Mountain and do some tent camping -- all for less than $100.

Who will be there? According to the organizers: "Hundreds of college students and young people from across America - as well as a few punks, wanderers and aging hippies - will join us for this camp." Sounds sweet.

You can pay online or at the gate, but they ask that you pre-register. To learn more about the camp, the schedule for the week and to register, go to

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