Tepeyac Camp

Community collaboration advances learning and growth

Internship: Nazareth faculty & students from biomedical sciences, community youth development, education, nursing, & public health created children's summer camp experiences with partners serving migrant worker families — benefiting Naz students and the community. The camp took place in rural Livingston County, south of campus.

  • “I’ve learned how to adapt to situations as they come.” — Caitlyn Muncey '23, nursing and public health
  • “We are all different majors and it was very interesting to me to see how we all have our own unique skills.” — Leah Greenich '25, community youth development and inclusive childhood education
  • “I got to learn more about community youth development.” — Danielle Milton '23nursing and public health
  • “The students are very good connecting with the children.” —  Jorge Salgado, migrant center coordinator.

Partnering for Impact


  • Prof. Marie Watkins, Camp Director, Community Youth Development
  • Kathy Walker, Ph.D., Public Health & Nursing Department

Community partner:

Comunidad San Juan Diego/Tepeyac Migrant Center, a Roman Catholic Diocese of Rochester migrant ministry in the Department of Pastoral Services.

Foundations providing grant support:

  • Greater Rochester Health Foundation
  • Mother Cabrini Health Foundation