Girls Inc. Hosts Spring Break Camps April 14-18

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Girls Inc. Spring Break camps will take place April 14-18, from 8 a.m.-5 p.m., at Brainerd United Methodist Church (for elementary girls) and the Highland Park Neighborhood Association (for teens). During this time, our girls will participate in camp-themed activities and travel for educational field trips to local and out-of-town sites. 

Girls ages 6-11 will learn about geography and the world around them through a unique Girls Inc. approach. They will study the Earth’s landscapes, peoples, and various environments. The girls will learn survival skills, first aid, fire building, how to read a map, and cardinal directions. They will cultivate leadership and self-reliance skills while learning to appreciate the diversity of different cultures.Activities include guest speakers, creating a 3-D cookie map of the U.S., and day trips to the Lookout Mountain Conservancy and the Chattanooga Audubon Society. 

Middle and high school girls will be introduced to social justice movements from around the world created by girls, for girls. Using music, dance, fashion, and film, girls will learn how to turn their passion into action to make the world a better place. Girls will create a letter-writing campaign, trace their heritage, and much more!

The girls will take day trips to Birmingham to tour the Civil Rights Institute; Whitwell, TN to visit the Paper Clips Project Holocaust Memorial; have lunch and tour City Hall; and visit the Chattanooga Public Library for a genealogy lesson. Other activities include a scavenger hunt, fashion show, and end-of-camp presentations.

Please see the attached schedule or contact Meagan Frey at 624-4757 or email mfrey@girlsincofchatt.org for more information.


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