Body, Beauty, & Bravery Summer Camp for Girls, 9-12 June 9th-12th, 2014, East Cobb Presbyterian Church 4616 Roswell Rd. Marietta, GA. 30062
Registration and sign in begins at 9:30. Once everyone has arrived we'll begin with an icebreaker designed to connect the group. Then we'll get started with a devotional lead by a different special guest each day. At 10 we'll break out into appropriate age groups to start off our group experience. Along with myself, female volunteers will also help lead portions of the groups.
Monday is Authentic Beauty day. Here we introduce the basic principle of what Body, Beauty, and Bravery is all about! That every girl is born with value and dignity, and possesses God-given beauty from the inside out. That beauty is unique and worth expressing, which we will do in many creative and safe formats throughout the morning.
Tuesday is Authentic Health day. This is not your school curriculum information about food groups and pyramids! It's teaching valuable life skills about food and exercise. The goal is to teach your child to have peace with food and their bodies early on.
Wednesday is Authentic Awareness day. Whether you're 8 or 18, you are bombarded with messages about your worth and beauty. Even if you've taken measures to protect your child from our culture, unfortunately the messages can seep through even the best of boundaries. I've seen for myself the relief on these young girls faces to talk about this pressure and put a name to it. On this day the girls will be taught the messages about women in media, unethical marketing tactics (including photoshop), and a healthy response to these messages. (Images shown to these groups will be age appropriate!)
Thursday is Authentic Voice day. The girls will start to put things together on this day, taking everything we've learned so far and applying it to their lives. They'll learn to validate their worth and use their voice, whether it's sticking up for themselves or others. By this day we'll have gotten to know the groups more and will be able to apply this new learning to current situations in their lives.