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girls empowerment camp
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 yoga & zumba classes, a high-ropes course experience, mindful hiking, 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. 
The camp will run Monday-Thursday, and will be based at Souhegan High School. An optional add-on is available for a group hike up North Pack Monadnock on Friday August 9th, as a culminating activity to our week-long experience together. Participants will need to provide their own transportation.

Who: Girls entering 6-8th grade
When: August 5th-8th from 9:00am-2:00pm
Where: Souhegan High School Mini Gym
Fee:  $300R, $330NR
Max: 20

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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

- 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: August 5th-8th from  9:00am-2:00pm
Where: Souhegan High School Mini Gym
Fee:  $200R, $220NR
Max: 10

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 this week 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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Girls Empowerment Camp 
N/A 6 - 8 MTuWTh  08/05/2024 - 08/08/2024
09:00 AM - 02:00 PM

Souhegan High School - Mini Gym
$300.00 R, $330.00 NR
17 seat(s) available
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N/A 9 - 12 MTuWTh  08/05/2024 - 08/08/2024
09:00 AM - 02:00 PM

Souhegan High School - Mini Gym
$200.00 R, $220.00 NR
7 seat(s) available
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Friday Hike 
N/A 6 - 12 08/09/2024
09:00 AM - 02:00 PM

Pack Monadonack
$50.00 R, $60.00 NR
19 seat(s) available
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