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 A week long experience for tween & teen girls to build resiliency skills and  a sense of confidence physically and mentally to navigate the dynamic stress they encounter. This program will combine a variety of activities to empower young women to embrace their bodies and hearts through daily yoga classes, mindful hiking, and community building games, activities and workshops. Opportunities for play will be threaded throughout this week-long experience to help participants get connected with themselves and build trust with each other by being silly, authentic, and brave. Young women will develop body awareness & emotional literacy skills that will lead them to feel more confident in engaging in courageous growth opportunities in their daily lives. 

Who: Girls entering 6-8th grade
When: June 28th - July 1st 9AM - 2PM everyday ~or~ Week 2: August 16th - 19th 9AM - 2PM everyday
Where: Location will vary, all in Amherst
Fee:  $225R, $255NR
Max: 15

CIT Program

Roles & Responsibility 
- Serve as a role model in all activities
- Assist counselors with facilitating activities & preparing materials
- Demonstrate emotional courage & leadership skills through authentic engagement in activities


Qualifications
- Entering 9th, 10th, 11th or 12th grades
- Must be willing to be vulnerable & silly in front of peers
- Must have a positive mental attitude


Who: Girls entering 9-12th grade
When: June 28th - July 1st 9AM - 2PM everyday ~or~ Week 2: August 16th - 19th 9AM - 2PM everyday
Where: Location will vary, all in Amherst
Fee:  $175R, $195NR
Max: 5

Sample Daily Schedule
  • 9-10:15 AM: Yoga & morning check-in
  • 10:15 - 11 AM: Community building games
  • 11 - 11:30 AM: Small Group Creative Projects
  • 11:30 - 12:30 PM: Lunch
  • 12:30 - 1:15 PM: Small Group Creative Projects Continued
  • 1:15 PM - 1:45 PM: Showcase & Celebrations
  • 1:45 - 2PM: Journal reflection & closing activity

Meet your Facilitator
Traci Cote will be hosting these two weeks of empowering young women. Traci has been the school psychologist for Amherst in both the middle and high schools, and is passionate about building resilience and grit in young people. She is also a yoga teacher and mindfulness practitioner who loves all things nature. Traci brings a wealth of experience and knowledge of the complicated social dynamics our young women have to navigate. As a former field hockey & lacrosse coach, she is passionate about guiding girls to find the inner strength that comes from the mind, body, and spirit connection. She believes that providing explicit opportunities for play and structured social opportunities, as well as teaching kids to sit with stillness allows young women to develop the intrapersonal and interpersonal skills needed to feel confident navigating the world.

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Camp Week 1 
N/A  6 - 8  MTuWTh  06/28/2021 - 07/01/2021
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Various Locations
$225.00 R, $255.00 NR
 
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Camp Week 2 
N/A  6 - 8  MTuWTh  08/16/2021 - 08/19/2021
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Various Locations
$225.00 R, $255.00 NR
 
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CIT Week 1 
N/A  9 - 12  MTuWTh  06/28/2021 - 07/01/2021
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Various Locations
$175.00 R, $195.00 NR
 
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CIT Week 2 
N/A  9 - 12  MTuWTh  08/16/2021 - 08/19/2021
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Various Locations
$175.00 R, $195.00 NR
* Adjustments and discounts will be applied during checkout if applicable. *

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