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Girls' Empowerment Camp 2024

Free summer camps for pre-teen and teen girls

Pre-Teen Empowerment Camp

For pre-teen girls and gender-diverse youth aged 11-13 to make friends and explore topics about female empowerment, girl power, media representations and how to make sense of them. Run by experienced facilitators, the camps will include a variety of indoor and outdoor activities ranging from art, coping skills, local excursions and guided tours, and more. 

This summer, the NSWC is offering sessions on the following dates:

 

  1. August 12-16, 2024 

  2. August 19-23, 2024

The session will include free breakfast, lunch, and snacks.

Teen Empowerment Camp

For young self-identified women, girls, and gender-diverse youth aged 13-17 to discuss topics such as healthy relationships, boundaries, body image, bullying and self-esteem, and media in a safe and feminist environment. Run by experienced facilitators, the camps will include a variety of indoor and outdoor activities ranging from art, coping skills, local excursions and guided tours, and more. 

This summer, the NSWC is offering sessions on the following dates:

 

  1. July 8-12, 2024

  2. July 15-19, 2024

All sessions include free breakfast, lunch, and snacks.

About Our Girls' Empowerment Camps

The Girls' Empowerment Camps are one-week day camps that take place each summer, for girls and gender-diverse youth. Started in 2007, the camps have supported youth entering grades 8-12 until 2023, when the NSWC's expanded youth programming portfolio allowed a split into two groups: Pre-Teen (for youth aged 11-13) Teen (for youth aged 13-17).

 

Led by an experienced youth facilitator, the camps aim to support pre-teen and teen girls in accessing their individual and collective strengths in order to empower themselves and help create social change.

Some of the topics covered during the camp typically include:

  • Friendships, relationships

  • Assertiveness, boundary setting

  • Self-esteem, body image

  • Bullying, cyberbullying

  • Media/social media awareness

These topics are explored by engaging in activities such

as discussion, games, art, video, music, drama, writing and

physical activities such as hiking, canoeing and interpretive tours,

as well as by inviting guest speakers.  A morning snack, lunch and all materials are included.

The camps are offered free of charge. Donations are always welcome. We gratefully acknowledge financial support from the City of North Vancouver.

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