The vision of Kamp Khalil is to serve as the preeminent leadership institution for the education of
youth and to establish a legacy based on moral excellence for future generations of Muslims in
America and abroad.
The mission of Kamp Khalil is to provide holistic Islamic programming designed to empower youth
with the knowledge and skills necessary to become global leaders impacting our social fabric by
positively affecting change in the areas of culture, politics, business, and education.
Kamp Khalil, Inc. is a 501C3 organization that was founded in 2003 by Hanif M. and Baiyina H.
Khalil. “The institutions and events that were the most effective and had the greatest influence on
our development were those that educated us, allowed us to develop our leadership skills, provided
opportunities for us to learn the value of teamwork, and maintained our connection with our
community. We work to provide these opportunities for the next generation.”
Since 2004, Kamp Khalil has established itself as a leadership and youth development institution.
What began as a 4-day summer camp, as evolved into an organization that serves the needs of
America’s youth year-round. Over the last 9 years, we have served youth ages 12-17 from over 25
states during our summer sessions, winter sessions, as well as at various local, state, and national
Our success can be directly attributed to our faith and belief in Allah (swt) and the life example of
Prophet Muhammad (saw). We approach our work with a spirit of service and sacrifice. We are
passionate about youth development. Our time, resources, and knowledge are completely invested
in our youth. We want to leave this Earth knowing that we did our part to provide a positive
example of preparing our future generations for leadership.
What makes Kamp Khalil unique is that we develop youth from a holistic approach. All of our
sessions are content rich, yet activity based. Participants learn through diagram models, guided
practice, group discussion, public speaking, team building, and self-directed presentations Content
includes but is not limited to financial literacy, goal setting, critical thinking, business plan
formulation, civic engagement, healthy communication skills, time management, networking, self-
discovery, proactivity, entrepreneurial development, overcoming adversity, understanding diversity,
identifying and handling bullying, and conflict resolution.
Creative expression is another key ingredient within our programming. Participants gain experience
using raw materials to create and produce. Developing their skill set increases their self-efficacy and
enhances their able to succeed. Our participants have crafted pillows, jewelry, and rugs. They have
also learned the importance of using natural products on their bodies by through mixing and
formulating individualized shower gels and lip balms.
Health education and physical fitness are the highlights of our summer and winter camps.
Participants have participated in workshops on nutrition, positive mental attitude, hygiene, and
dietary needs. Physical activity includes kickball, dodgeball, dance, yoga, basketball, canoeing, and
our signature activity Khalil Khaos, which is a team competition comprised of both physical and
Kamp Khalil not only develops the mind and body. We develop the spirit. As a faith-based
organization we seamlessly thread spiritual consciousness into our all of our programming. We
emphasize moral responsibility, the oneness of the creator, and the oneness of humanity. As citizens
of this planet, youth are empowered to be moral leaders and servants of Allah (swt). We teach and
model the belief that we are all servants of the creator and are responsible positively contributing to