Girls entering Grades 5-8
July 22 - 26
9:00 am Monday - 4:00 pm Friday
Chuck Allen, Shannon Lukz & Leslie Segal
One week-long overnight session designed around building resilience through challenging activities. Campers are encouraged to sign up for Adventure Girls-Only Camp the week of July 8 as a preliminary adventure camping experience and to familiarize themselves to biking skills and the Butler Campus.
Laurel’s Butler Campus in Russell Township
No shuttle service is available. All campers must be dropped off and picked up at the Butler Campus in Russell Township.
Laurel School knows girls best! This all-girls adventure camp is the only one of its kind in Northeast Ohio! Backed by research from Laurel’s Center for Research on Girls, this amazing camp experience is specifically designed to help pre-teen girls step outside their comfort zones, build resilience and outdoor survival skills and embrace new challenges, individually and in group situations. Daily experiences will introduce new and thrilling adventures on our 150-acre Butler Campus, which features biking and hiking trails and our Project Adventure Ropes Course that fosters creative problem solving, promotes leadership and builds self-conﬁdence through improved communication skills. Plus, it has a zip line! Exciting field trips focused on speciﬁc skills, like rock climbing, bike riding on trails, and stand-up paddle boarding will enhance the week and call on girls to take risks and to manage a healthy dose of discomfort in controlled situations.
Following adventure activities each day, daily practice of yoga will help girls build strength, flexibility and balance both mentally and physically. During two-hour sessions focused on wellness each afternoon, girls will build confidence and character, explore meditation, learn new recipes for nourishing snacks, play games and practice yoga poses. This time for mindfulness is a perfect complement to our action-packed mornings!
Evening activities will include art, astronomy, music, drama and stories! Campers should come prepared with an adventurous spirit and a desire to have lots of fun! Be ready to spend four nights in a group tent on Laurel’s breathtaking Butler Campus. Campers must bring their own bike, helmet and sleeping bag, and be comfortable riding a bike and swimming. Texts that inspired this incredible opportunity: Untangled by Lisa Damour, Gutsy Girl by Caroline Paul and Strong is the New Pretty by Kate T. Parker.