Summer Camp 2015 Registration Now Open!


Girls Inc. (formerly Girls Club) is pleased to announce our 2015 summer camp, in partnership with the Boys Leadership Alliance. On our co-ed campuses, girls and boys participate in co-ed programs that are gender specific and age appropriate.

This year, campers will be challenged to think critically, ask questions and explore! Weekly field trips, guest speakers, the 4th annual Girls Inc. Science Fair, swim lessons and the national Girls Inc. Identity programs are just a taste of what awaits your child. Our goal is to provide a safe and exciting camp, while helping your child maintain the knowledge learned from the school year.  We offer a structured, yet fun environment where “random dancing” and talent shows are the norm!

Upon registration, the following  MUST  be submitted or the application will not be processed:

  • Two forms of I.D. per child  (Birth Certificate [REQUIRED] & another form of I.D.: SS Card, Military ID, Ident-A-Kid, etc.)
  • Physical Record (Most Current)
  • Immunization Records (Most Current)

Tuition for 6 Weeks or More

Tuition for summer camp is $50 per week. This fee must be paid every Friday for the following week. This fee is refundable if paid in advance, Check, money order, cash and credit card are all accepted. A daily snack is included in the fee. Free USDA breakfast and lunch is also provided daily.

In addition to the registration and weekly fees, there is a non-refundable $150 field trip/activities fee which covers the cost of weekly field trips, except for the signature field trips, which have separate fees. This fee also includes programming supplies purchased throughout the summer.

Tuition for 5 Weeks or Less

Tuition for summer camp is $75 per week if your child attends 5 weeks or less. There is no field trip/weekly activity fee as the cost is absorbed in the weekly fee.  However, if attending during a signature field trip week, the cost of that trip must be paid.


There is a $50 non-refundable registration fee, which includes the purchase of the Girls Inc T-shirt.   Registration packets can be picked up at any of our Girls Inc. locations or it can be downloaded online .   After registering, you will receive a welcome packet which includes detailed information on our program and field trips.  Registration Packet Here: GIRLS INC Registration App 2015

***Please download 2015 Summer T-Shirt Form and submit w/registration packet [PER CHILD]:                                                        Summer Camp T-Shirt Order Form 2015


All locations are open Monday-Friday from 6:00am-6:00pm for the summer.

Camp runs for ten weeks, beginning on June 22, 2015 and ending on August 28, 2015.

Camp Facilitators

Our team is comprised of trained professionals who not only have a passion for children, but the knowledge and skill set to work with them. All facilitators are background checked and attend pre-camp training focusing on child development, creative lesson planning and safety. Additionally, all facilitators are required to submit weekly and monthly reports highlighting activities and progress in their groups. Facilitators are CPR and First- Aid certified.

Weekly & Signature Field Trips

Each week your child will go on a field trip. (See listing of all field trips) The signature field trips for 2015 include: Ocean Breeze (Virginia Beach), Busch Gardens (Williamsburg), and the Spirit of Norfolk Cruise (Norfolk). There is an additional package to cover admission and transportation.  (Call sites for more information).

#1          Orientation Week (no trip)         Jun 22- 26

#2          Bowling                                                    Jun 29- July 3

#3          Chuck E Cheese                                  Jul 6–Jul 10

#4         Movies                                                       Jul 13 – Jul 17

#5         Ocean Breeze                                        Jul 20- Jul 24

#6        Skating                                                       Jul 27 – Jul 31

#7        Busch Gardens                                     Aug 3 – Aug 7

#8       Mount Trashmore                              Aug 10 – Aug 14

#9    Spirit of Norfolk                                       Aug 17 – Aug 21

#10  Close Out Party                                     Aug 24 – 28

Ask about our Summer Camp 2015

757-465-3896 (South side)

757-727-6945 (Central/ Hampton)

757-722-6248 (YH Thomas/ Hampton) Girls Only


Girls Inc of the Greater Peninsula Locations

Portsmouth Campus:  5905 Portsmouth Blvd  Ports., VA 23701;   (757) 465-3896                 Hours: 9am – 6pm Monday-Friday

Girls Inc YH Thomas: 1300 Thomas St. Hampton, VA;                          (757) 722-6248                  Hours: noon-6pm Monday-Friday

Central Campus:  331 Big Bethel Road Hampton, VA 23666;            (757) 727-6945                 Hours: 9 a.m. -6pm Monday-Friday

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About Girls Inc. of the Greater Peninsula

Girls Incorporated is at the heart of girls’ lives and at the forefront of the girls’ rights movement. With programs that are grounded in research and tested in the field, our organization celebrates and empowers girls, and advocates for an equitable world. The compelling voices and perspectives of girls are woven throughout the organization’s work, which includes engaging programs, original research that highlights underlying causes and effective solutions for girls’ issues, and persuasive advocacy at both local and national levels. Girls Inc. of the Greater Peninsula reaches out to girls whoever and wherever they are on the Peninsula.


Girls Inc. offers programs that flex and strengthen the whole range of girls’ muscles building their athletic skills and competitive spirit; nurturing girls’ ability and interest in science, math, and technology; and fostering their self-respect and self-determination. Girls ages 6 to 18 come to our programs in varies sites throughout the community vibrant centers filled with energetic girls and welcoming staff members absorbed in having fun, exploring, and learning.


All Girls Inc. programs have solid research and evaluation as their foundation. Girls Inc. national commissions and conducts original research to understand and address issues affecting girls and young women. Our national staff and local affiliate leaders analyze the findings and collaborate on programming that meets the needs identified by our research. Pilot projects and model programs are tested by the national organization in partnership with a select group of affiliates, fine-tuned, and then made available to the entire Girls Inc. network. Girls and staff members report back on how these programs are working and what new issues have arisen.


Girls Inc. encourages girls to advocate for themselves, and the organization creates opportunities for girls to speak for themselves in public arenas.

For example, girls have:

  • Spoken at press conferences about issues facing girls as they take control of their financial lives;
  • Consulted with top Hollywood executives about media portrayal of women and girls;
  • Shared their personal stories at national conferences of overcoming obstacles due to sexism, racism, and poverty; and
  • Organized their communities around important issues during our annual Girls Inc. Week celebration.

Taking action on their own behalf enables girls to think of themselves as leaders at a young age; assess community needs and do something to improve their communities; practice assertiveness and leadership; use analysis and organizing skills to achieve their advocacy goals; and understand, exercise, and protect their rights and the rights of others.

A nationally recognized authority on girls’ concerns, Girls Inc. informs policy makers, the media, and business leaders about girls’ needs locally and nationally. The staff at our policy office, in Washington, DC, provides expert testimony before Congress and partners with a coalition of youth and women’s groups to ensure the rights of girls.

Learn More About What Girls Inc. of GP Offers:



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Registration Forms

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GIRLS INC Registration App 2015


register now   VA Boys Leadership Registration App 2015

Please complete the fillable registration from, print and bring along with required forms of identification for your daughter to the center for which your child will be attending.

*Two (2) forms of identification for your child is required with for registration.  Please see identification form for required documents that parents / caregivers are required to bring with the registration form.

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Center Locations

Tri-Cities Campus
5905 Portsmouth Blvd
Portsmouth, VA 23701  
Office Hours: Monday-Friday 9:00 a.m. – 6 p.m.
757 465-3896 (Ms. Aesha Shelton)
Serving School s in Portsmouth-Chesapeake- Suffolk 
Central @ Former Mallory School 
331 Big Bethel Road
Hampton, VA 23669                                                                                                               Office Hours:  Monday-Friday; 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
757 727– 6945 (Ms. Leah Ruff , Faith Williams or Travis Heath)
Y.H. Thomas Campus
1300 Thomas St.
Hampton, VA 23669
Office Hours: Monday-Friday; 12 noon – 6 p.m.
757 722-6248  (Ms. Deborah Ruffin)
Aquatics Department
5905 Portsmouth Blvd.
Portsmouth VA 23701
757 673-1176 (Kevin or Matt)


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Girls Inc of the Greater Peninsula Summer Camp 2014 After School Locations

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Tri-Cities Campus
5905 Portsmouth Blvd
Portsmouth, VA 23701
757 465-3896 ph. (Hours 9AM-6PM)
Portsmouth-Chesapeake- Suffolk 
Huntington Campus
215 32nd St.
Newport News, VA 23607
757 244-0716 ph. (Hours: 12 Noon-6PM)
Central Campus
331 Big Bethel Road
Hampton, VA 23666
757 727– 6945 ph. (Hours: 9AM-6PM)
Y.H. Thomas Campus
1300 Thomas St.
Hampton, VA 23669
757 722-6248 ph. (Hours: 12 Noon-6PM
Aquatics Department
5905 Portsmouth Blvd.
Portsmouth VA 23701
757 673-1176 ph. 

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Support The Norma Jean Harris Program Scholarship Fund

The Honorable Norma Jean Harris Program Scholarship Fund

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In memory of Norma Jean Harris

A portion of the funds raised from the 9th Annual People of Influence Fundraising Gala will benefit the Honorable Norma Jean Harris Program Scholarship Fund.   Norma Jean Harris worked tireless each year raising money to ensure that the Girls Inc Gala was a great success.  She sold over 10 tables each year.

After her sudden death in April 2014, the scholarship fund was established in her memory to honor her commitment to Girls Inc and the education of youth in Hampton Roads.  Her work in the Judicial System prompted her to advocate for children’s academic success as a way to ensure their non-involvment with the Juvenile Justice System.  The scholarship will be used to fund summer camp tuition for needy families.

Norma Jean Harris attended Portsmouth Public Schools (I.C. Norcom High School) and Shaw University where she was recognized for her academic achievement and leadership.  She came to Hampton where she served the community in a long and distinguished law enforcement and judicial career.

Norma Jean Harris wanted the citizens of the City of Hampton, particularly its school children, to receive the benefits to be gained from learning in a safe and secure environment at the local, state, and national level through Girls Inc in Hampton, Virginia; and other surrounding communities.  She served as the President of Girls Inc of the Greater Peninsula Board Directors for six years and generously supported that organization at every level.  She served faithfully with Girls Inc. until her passing, during which time she demonstrated her continued interest, sound judgment, and loyal support of her community.

The Board of Directors and staff of Girls, Inc have suffered the loss of a mentor, an irreplaceable friend, and dedicated inspiration of girls’ empowerment. The Newport News Sheriff’s Department and the Magistrate’s Offices of Hampton and Newport News acknowledged the dedication of Magistrate Harris to the cause of law enforcement and justice in both the cities of Newport News and Hampton, Virginia, and the many significant contributions she made to that cause and to the public interest.

Magistrate Harris passed away on April 30, 2014, leaving a vacant place both in the hearts of the children and their families of Girls, Inc. and in the community of Hampton, Virginia.  Therefore, the Honorable Norma Jean Program Scholarship Fund is in honor of the memory and legacy of Norma Jean Harris for her service to the communities of Newport News, Hampton and Portsmouth, Virginia.

You can donate a 100% tax deductible donation to the Norma Jean Harris Program Scholarship Fund online prior to the event.   100% of all donations donated prior to the 9th Annual People of Influence Fundraising Gala will be allocated to the Norma Jean Harris Program Scholarship.


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You can also write checks payable to the Norma Jean Harris Program Scholarship c/o Girls Inc. and mail to:  Girls Inc, 5905 Portsmouth Blvd, Portsmouth, Virginia 23701.If you have any questions please contact a Girls Inc representative at 757-465-3896.

On the evening of the event – Friday, December 5, 2014 at the Hampton Roads Convention Center – half of the funds raised during the Fund-A-Scholarship will be allocated to the Norma Jean Scholarship Fund.

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Oprah Winfrey selected Girls Inc. to be a charity beneficiary of the newly announced Teavana® Oprah Chai Tea, which will be sold at all Starbucks and Teavana stores in the U.S. and Canada starting April 29.

Watch Oprah talk about why she is passionate about Girls Inc.

Support the Local Chapter of the National Association of Professional Women Fundraiser to benefit Girls Inc of the Greater Peninsula!


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The National Association of Professional Women Fundraiser to benefit Girls Inc of GP