From June 17 through July 12, the YWCA Pasadena-Foothill Valley will hold its Girls Rise Leadership Camp. This unique, all-girls summer camp will be based at the YWCA Pasadena offices, located at 50 N. Hill Ave., Suite 301, Pasadena, CA 91106, and will run Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
This exciting summer program emphasizes girls’ empowerment through workshops and team-building exercises, along with technology and art projects. The camp teaches life skills such as healthy relationships, nutrition, self-defense, and physical fitness. Summer camp also incorporates the value of culture through workshops and field trips to the Huntington Library & Gardens, Olvera Street, and the Broad. Additionally, this camp helps girls prepare for the future with diverse female guest speakers, tours of Caltech, Cal Poly Pomona, and Pasadena City College, as well as learning entrepreneurship and civic engagement.
“Our Girls Rise summer camp is a fun and empowering program where tween and teen girls are encouraged to become their best selves. Their self-confidence improves, they know how [to] advocate for themselves, and they can picture themselves going to college or pursuing a career that they might not have previously identified before the summer program. It’s an amazing sight to see every year.” says Executive Director, Jessica Kubel.
The YWCA Pasadena also partners with the Huntington Library and Gardens to bring camp girls into the Huntington to explore art created by female artists, learn plant science, participate in art workshops and lessons in the gardens, and learn about conservation.
Registration for Girls Rise Summer Camp is $750 for a full four week session, or $200 per individual week. Scholarships will be given as funds are available on the basis of need. Camp registration forms and scholarship application forms can be found at bit.ly/GRLC2019. The deadline to submit scholarship applications is May 31. For more info or questions about Girls Rise Leadership Camp, or to volunteer, call (626) 296-8433 or email Jomie Liu at firstname.lastname@example.org.