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Resolutions You Can Keep

Hoping to provide some early empowerment tips from our multicultural camp, here's some early borrowed advice for 2013!  As 2013 begins, many folks want to make resolutions that they can keep.  But that's a hard one since they so often fail.  Sociologist Christine Carter offers some useful advice on her website on how to make resolutions that will stick. pick just one resolution that research shows will make you happier Some good options to choose from... Spend more time with friends. Study after study shows that we tend to be happier when we feel connected to our nearest and deare...

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Final Friday!

"There is no time left for anything but to make peace work a dimension of our every waking activity." -Elise Boulding We spent two weeks focusing on modules such as positive body image and social awareness, and now it's time to take our knowledge out into the world!  With each other's support and love, we have learned to communicate and trust each other. With tomorrow's departure from camp, we will go into the world as empowered women and as world changers.  ...

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We Love Olympics Day!

After a well-deserved sleep and energizing breakfast, our campers headed out to use teamwork skills like communication and trust to overcome obstacles! Later we all participated in mud tug-o-war, potato sack races, and dam jumping in honor of today being Olympics Day! We finished the day off with a whole camp game of sharks and minnows!...

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Backwards Wednesday!

Started backwards day with the goodnight song and ended it with a delicious breakfast. Today returning campers led a ceremony to welcome the rest of the girls into the camp community! The ceremony included thoughtful poems, gifts, and a wonderful song. Its great to see how good of friends the campers have become with each other, and how much they genuinely care about each other. :)...

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Terrific Tuesday! – August 6, 2018

Another great day at camp! Started the morning with "relax & swim" earlybird and during team time, we wrapped up our body image module. The afternoon meant crate stacking, archery, pool, and chill time...we canoed and Zumba-d too. After Natasha's delicious homemade lasagna (so good), we had a thought-provoking discussion about body image and wrapped up a busy day with all-camp volleyball tourney, Smores campfire, night hikes and sleeping under the stars! Woo hoo! Another empowering day!...

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Magnificent Monday!

As we get farther into the second week of this session, the girls have begun to really value and trust each other. Tonight was the untalent show and dance, where the girls sang, danced, and performed skits for the entire camp. Performing took courage and preparation, and every single performance was breath-taking!...

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Cabin Quality Day!

After sleeping-in and a cabin picnic, the whole camp participated in dam jumping, mud volleyball, canoeing, and swimming in our very own waterfall! Later each cabin performed an awesome skit and song for the entire camp!...

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Friday the 13th only means good luck at camp!

In arts and crafts, these young ladies built the very bench that they are sitting on! The rain didn't prevent us from having a blast at a hip-hop dance class and arts & crafts! In honor of positive body image day, all of the mirrors at camp have been covered up and replaced with inspirational messages! The girls are embracing the opportunity to love themselves and each other without any judgments....

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Teamwork Thursday!

This is the quote of the day, which we discuss every morning as an entire camp. With early morning Zumba classes and late afternoon canoeing, every girl is becoming more confident and empowered to try challenging activities and make new friends. Additionally, teams grew closer as we wrote and shared poems about our diverse backgrounds....

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First Day Fun

Las Mujeres, go Las Mujeres! Today is the first day of teams, the ladies made team agreements and cheers! Later we went on a camp tour and had our first day of La Tienda (Aye, aye, aye!) Later we had show and tell, where the girls explained an object that represents their heritage. All of the campers come from different homes, and it was wonderful to see each one be empowered to tell her story tonight! :)...

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