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Summer Camp 2017 Registration Now Open!

SUMMER CAMP 2017

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Girls Inc. (formerly Girls Club) is pleased to announce our 2016 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 Girls Inc. Science Fair, 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 know-ledge 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 $65 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 activity fee which covers the cost of weekly field trips, with the exception of the four 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 $90 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.

Registration

There is a $50 ($10 each additional child)  non-refundable registration fee, which includes the purchase of the Girls Inc T-shirt.  After June 2nd registration will increase to $85 ($20 each additional child)

Registration packets can be picked up at any of our Girls Inc. locations or it can be downloaded online at www.girlsincofgreaterpen.com .   After registering, you will receive a welcome packet which includes detailed information on our program and field trips.

Registration Packet Here:  GI Registration Application

***Please download 2017 Summer T-Shirt Form and submit w/registration packet [PER CHILD]:  Summer Camp T-shirt Order Form 2017

Hours

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

***Call and ask about 5:30am locations and rates***

Camp runs for ten weeks, beginning on June 19, 2017 and ending on August 25, 2017

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 2017 include: The Norfolk Zoo, 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 19-Jun 23

#2      Bowling                                                    Jun 26- Jun 30

#3      The Norfolk Zoo                               Jul 3–Jul 7

#4      Chuck E Cheese                                  Jul 10 – Jul 14

#5      Ocean Breeze                                      Jul 17- Jul 21

#6      Skating                                                     Jul 24 – Jul 28

#7      Busch Gardens                                    Jul 31 – Aug 4

#8     Movies                                                        Aug 7 – Aug 11

#9      Spirit of Norfolk                                  Aug 14 – Aug 18

#10    Close Out Party                                   Aug 21 – Aug 25

Ask about our Summer Camp 2017

757-465-3896 (South side)

757-727-6945 (Central/ Hampton)

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

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Girls Inc of the Greater Peninsula Locations                                                      Office Hours

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

Girls Inc YH Thomas:      1300 Thomas St.                                                                                                                    Hampton, VA  23669                                                                                                          (757) 722-6248                                                                                                                      Hours: noon-6pm Monday-Friday

Central Campus:             331 Big Bethel Road                                                                                                            Hampton, VA 23666                                                                                                           (757) 727-6945                                                                                                                     Hours: 10 a.m. -6 pm 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.

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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.

Smart

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.

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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:

BEFORE & AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAMS

Summer Camp 2017

L.I.F.T. (Leadership Institute For Teens)

VOLUNTEER PROGRAM