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Next summer, Black professional men will be able to attend Black Boys Camp, an empowerment camp that teaches career skills as well as brotherhood, complete with the usual outdoor activities that come with camping.

The event will include sessions like “Old Money vs. New Money: Building generational wealth,” “Managing to Lead: How to be a boss in Corporate America,” and “Grill Master: How to throw-down at your next family cookout.”

What’s more, participants will be part of a fitness boot camp and wilderness survival activities, as well as things like kayaking, fishing, and other camping activities.

“After 10 years of working in Corporate America, including launching my own marketing firm at 24, I’ve realized there aren’t enough men in the workplace who look like me that I can go to for inspiration, mentorship and introductions,” explained Kyle Rosenbaum, who is the founder and director of Black Boys Camp, in a press release.

“I believe I can make the biggest impact by creating Black Boys Camp as a vehicle for black professionals like me to build a thriving career and thrilling personal life.”

Black Boys Camp will also be supported by a host committee that includes theGrio’s own Gerren Keith Gaynor, among others: Kinelam Bolgaire (VZA); Timothy George (eLo); Paladin Jordan (Train Your Talents); Mike Mosley (Afro Trak); Darren Nesbitt (ACE Content); Justin Stucey (Vanish Point).

The camp will run from Aug. 3 to Sept. 2, 2018, at New York’s Adirondack State Park. Tickets will be available for purchase Monday, Jan. 15, 2018.