Girls entering Grades 5-8*Format:
One week-long overnight session designed around building resilience through challenging activities. Campers are encouraged (although not required) to register for the Girls-Only Adventure Camp the week of July 10 - 14 as a preliminary overnight adventure camp experience and to familiarize themselves with biking skills and the Butler Campus.Location:
Laurel’s Butler Campus in Russell Township** Dates:
July 17-21 - $750Time:
9:00 am Monday through 4:00 pm Friday
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, leadership 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 a Project Adventure Ropes Course that fosters creative problem solving, encourages girls to use their voice 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.
Evening activities will include art, astronomy, journaling, 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. Texts that inspired this incredible opportunity: Untangled
and Under Pressure
by Lisa Damour, Gutsy Girl
by Caroline Paul and Wolfpack: How Young People Will Find Their Voice, Unite Their Pack, and Change The World
by Abby Wambach and the journaling text, Questions for Rebel Girls
.*Campers must be comfortable riding a bike and swimming. New this year, bicycles will be provided to all campers, for use during camp, from our Butler Bike Fleet of 80+ Giant mountain bikes. Campers will be assigned a bike at the beginning of their session, but each camper must provide her own helmet. Each camper will also need to bring her own sleeping bag and sleeping pad.**No shuttle service is available. All campers must be dropped off and picked up at the Butler Campus in Russell Township.