In 2022, we hosted virtual and in-person Female Strong Camps for girls local to Chicago and all over the country to participate! In 2023 we hosted five in-person camps where students focused on self-discovery, developing curiosity and confidence, hands on activities, and lively group and small chats with our guest speakers. Join us in 2024 for a program filled with exciting activities, crafts, and guest speakers!
“My daughter has not stopped talking about Camp – she loved the all-female bonding and self-reflection, the art/writing activities and snacks! Thanks for giving my daughter an opportunity to shine and grow!” – Maggie Morris, parent of a BEAR Construction Camp participant
Female Strong Camp is for 8-12 year old girls in the network of our corporate partners. Wintrust and Ajinomoto generously opened their camps to the public at no cost, while hosts Wurkwel and ARCO Murray offered their camps to employee’s families and friends. We are actively seeking hosts for 2024!
Let’s Talk About You!
Come meet your fellow campers by participating in ice breakers. Then, our friends at Paper Source show us how to turn your passions into ideas though the creation of vision boards!
Let’s Talk About Your Passion!
Start the session with a fun icebreaker, then we will have a guest speaker to talk about how your unique personality influences your passions. We will discuss how to ‘Create and Feed’ your own unique ‘Spark’ and you will get to share your ideas and learn from other girls your age.
Let’s Talk About Confidence!
Learn about what we can do to build our confidence and why it is so important to focus on creating a commitment to confidence! We will engage with both a guest speaker and a YEA! Girl to hear ways to grow and foster confidence, and we will end with a fun activity to reflect on our own confidence level.
Let’s Talk About Turning Passion Into Action!
In this session, we will brainstorm strategies to turn your passion into a vision first, and then break down the elements of action that we can take. We will have the opportunity to hear from both college-aged and high school aged girls who have walked in your shoes and turned their ideas into ACTION! We will start to put together simple action plans to create a way to tell the world about your idea or passion.
Let’s Tell the World!
To conclude camp, we will have the opportunity to share our mood boards and our action plans – and this is YOUR opportunity to take the floor! We will create a safe and fun environment to encourage idea-sharing and build our confidence as a team. We will end with creating an accountability plan to put your passion into action!
We know you do not want to miss out on an experience like this one. We can’t wait to see you there!
Host a Female Strong Camp!
Help us reach as many girls as possible by hosting your own Female Strong Camp this year at the $5k or $10k sponsorship level. We’ll bring the fun to you by facilitating a 1 day camp for girls in your network! If you would like to further discuss sponsorship opportunities, please email us to learn more!
Girls ages 8-12 who want to become their most confident selves!
Throughout the program, each participant will:
- Engage with other girls about building confidence, sparking their passions, and discovering themselves!
- Hear from executives from different career paths about how to achieve goals, take risks, mess up, and become her amazing, imperfect totally powerful self!
- Learn how to brainstorm business ideas, develop a business plan, and confidently pitch their concepts!
- Build a ‘mood board’ with materials provided by Paper Source!
Where & When?
Our Female Strong Camps are hosted in collaboration with corporate partners. If you or anybody you know wants to bring this interactive, confidence building camp to their community, please contact us!