3-day Empowerment Camp for Girls
Each September, Smoothies runs a 3-day Empowerment Camp for Girls aged 9-14. We recognize that girls are vulnerable in terms of how society judges them, and girls need tools and support to help guide them through some pretty tough years.
** 2023 CAMP IS SOLD OUT **
What camp looks like
- Friday Campers arrive and settle into cabins with their mentors (aged 15-18). Campers get to know each other's names with ice-breakers and team-building activities. After dinner we head fire-side to read from our workbooks ("When Being Me Doesn't Feel Like Enough" - by Kiki Rozema). We create an open discussion on fears, bullying, girl friendships, experiences and other topics facing girls today. This is our first night together and we create bonds very quickly in a safe, trusting and respectful space.
- Saturday Youth-yoga class, and a discussion on ways to de-escalate anxiety and the girls are introduced to breathing exercises to alleviate stress. The afternoon offers physical group activities that range in availability (rope courses, climbing wall, hiking, etc), as well as an assortment of arts and crafts activities.
- Sunday We saved the best for last with a guest speaker, the Smoothies Olympics and awards ceremony.
It's the best time we could stuff into 3 days!