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Summer Camp 2017 Registration Now Open!


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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.


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 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


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


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.


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:


Summer Camp 2017

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


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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LIFT Girls

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Girls Inc L.I.F.T. (Leadership Institute For Teens) girls celebrate their heritage, investigate rights and responsibilities, practice leadership skills, and tackle issues of concern. Girls deepen their understanding of girls and women as social change agents and of leadership as a collective process grounded in belonging to and having responsibility for one’s community. The first phase of the program focuses on strengthening girls’ skills and their knowledge of and appreciation for female leadership in the context of community. During the school year teen girls participate in a Girls Inc identity program thereby preparing for summer employment as peer leaders at one of the Girls Inc location.

In the second phase, teen girls go through an interview process and based on the points that they were awarded for participation during the school year, they may qualify for summer employment.  LIFT participants may qualify and apply for summer employment in their sophomore, junior and/or senior year of high school.  The LIFT participates work as peer leaders, being afforded the opportunity to make application of the program they were taught during the school year.  The summer employment is not only an incentive for girls to participate during the school year, but it also help girls continue to build their leadership skills.

Girls Inc. knows that the teen years are a pivotal time in a young women’s life.  Middle school is when young people begin to develop autonomy, and when many begin to disengage from school. Girls are also “pulled out” of school to become caregivers, help earn income, for safety reasons such as bullying or harassment, and for family reasons including a move or a divorce.  Research concludes that dropout prevention strategies could become more effective by targeting the middle school grades, when the stresses of schooling – related to a more complex curriculum, a less personal environment, and the growing need for peer acceptance – pose a very real threat to already disadvantaged students.

In addition, ages 12-14 are critical years for primary prevention of numerous risk behaviors.  For example, a study of young adolescents living in low income families in high risk neighborhoods suggests that girls from unstable family situations and girls of color are especially likely to become sexually active in their early teen years (by age 15). And, 46% of girls in ninth grade have smoked cigarettes, and 9% first did so before age 13.

Out-of-school programming is widely acknowledged as a key factor in mitigating risky behavior by youth.  Girls Inc. programming has characteristics that engage girls this age:  opportunities to interact with peers and to try new things in an environment that offers routine and structure. In addition, fostering a sense of community, developmentally appropriate programming, and family involvement are also important in engagement of middle-school girls.

For more information about the LIFT program call Brittney Harris at 757-465-3896

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