Sign up for Girls Inc. Glenda Woods Girls University Summer Camp

Submitted by Girls Inc on May 8, 2013 - 2:23pm

Enrollment for Girls Inc. of San Antonio’s annual Glenda Woods Girls University summer camp is going on now.  The 2013 session of Glenda Woods Girls University will take place at three sites around San Antonio this summer, serving a total of 140 girls from June 10 through August 16, 2013, Monday through Friday from 7:45 am to 5:30 pm.

This summer, girls aged 7-12 will participate in learning activities to foster their education, enhance their creativity, and promote their leadership and teamwork skills – all while keeping them safe and productively engaged.  We will cover such topics as: archeology, history, engineering & mechanics, substance abuse prevention, basic physiology and healthy physical development, developing positive relationships between girls to end bullying; goal-setting and long-term planning; along with art to ignite girls’ creativity, sports to engage girls in a healthy, athletic lifestyle, field trips and visits from guest speakers.  Each of the programs and activities provides opportunities for learning and to foster girls’ leadership and confidence, while also providing girls with concrete skill sets they can apply when they return to the school classroom.

“At Girls Inc., we strive to provide meaningful learning experiences that challenge girls,” says Rhonda Williamson, Girls Inc. of San Antonio President/CEO. “As a result of Glenda Woods Girls University, we want each girl to be motivated to continue their academic studies, set goals for their future beyond high school, and develop the self-confidence to make the best decisions for their lives.” 

Research has shown that self-confidence is built by trying something new, making mistakes, bouncing back from them, identifying your successes, sticking to your principles, and helping others.  Over the 10 weeks of Glenda Woods Girls University, girls get the opportunity to do all of these, all while being surrounded by educated, caring, consistent staff members who want to see each girl strive for her potential.   

Camp registration will continue through Friday, May 24, 2013.  The deadline for submitting scholarship applications is Monday, May 20, 2013.  Registration forms and scholarship applications can be picked up from our office (1209 South St. Mary’s St., San Antonio, TX 78210) and are available for download online at http://www.girlsincsa.com/?p=1855

For more information on Glenda Woods Girls University Summer Camp or to register your child, please contact Laura Voccio, Program Director at lvoccio@chshel.org or (210) 212-2517.