We’re a few months away from summer, but if you’ve been a mom for longer than a minute, you know that when it comes to summer camp, that doesn’t matter. All year long our children toil away at school, and in order to make sure they get to have a super fun summer, you have to start looking for camp options NOW. Even though I worked in summer camps for years, it took me a few instances of filled up camps and missed discount deadlines to realize that I had to get on the ball. Fortunately for me, my Ayva has found her forever camp in Go Girls! Camp and it’s likely that we’re set for the rest of our lives.
Go Girls! Camp is a different kind of summer experience for girls. After a rough school year full of rules and guidelines, Go Girls! gives kids an opportunity to be creative leaders. From the collaborative plays the girls create where they each choose their own character, to the costumes that they make (As Ayva told me, “Go Girls! don’t buy costumes, Mommy. We use what we have!”), by the end of each session, girls are left feeling more confident and have a better sense of what makes them special and unique.
As a mom, it can be tough to see my daughter struggling with different challenges over the school year. There always seems to be some type of drama going on in the second grade. The teachers at school do their very best to keep the conflict to a minimum, but their focus isn’t so much on teaching social skills as it is to make sure the kids’ academic needs are met. At Go Girls!, there’s plenty of time to focus on things like building empathy, conflict resolution, and building positive self-esteem. I have found it to be the perfect complement to Ayva’s school year experience.
Let’s be clear, though. Regardless of the big words like “empathy” and “compassion”, Go Girls! Camp is FUN! The plays that the girls create each session are hilarious (Ayva played a cup of coffee once!), and incredibly creative. The Go Girls! Camp songs are catchy and even moms find themselves singing them when they’re by themselves. The girls are learning to be better people while having the time of their lives.
Register now for Go Girls! Camp
Go Girls! Camp is now enrolling for Summer 2017 at three different sites in Berkeley and Oakland. This year’s camp theme is #ImProud. How cool is that? For more information on registering (including a discount until 2/17) head over to the Go Girls! site. Will we see you at Go Girls! Camp this summer?