Saturday, September 17, 2011

Camp GLOW Vava'u 2011 - watch this first!

Not to brag, but Camp GLOW Vava’u 2011 was fantastic! 28 girls attended camp and spent the week learning, developing leadership skills, and enjoying camp. Our camp director, Kelly, did a wonderful job organizing the camp which was a big part of the success. We were also very fortunate to have great counselors, junior counselors, and camp moms.

Camp started on Monday with lots of fun activities. There were ice breakers, poster painting, relay races, and sports. It was awesome to finally meet all of the campers after all of the promotion, fundraising, and planning we did.

Tuesday there were sessions about women's health, HIV/AIDs, and environmental education. In the afternoon, we did a rotation of tie-dye, sports, and games. The tie-dye shirts turned out great! Then there was a hike up Mt. Talau and a surprise ice cream party.

Wednesday there were lots of educational sessions; sexual harassment, domestic violence, critical thinking, and decision making. Wednesday evening we took a trip to the beach where did a beach clean-up, bbq, and campfire.

Thursday was focused on careers, so in the morning the girls went out into town to shadow women in different industries. In the afternoon there was a career panel and the girls had time to practice for the closing ceremony performances.

Friday was the last of the educational sessions. The girls learned about anger management, drug and alcohol abuse, and budgeting and savings. We ended on Friday night with a dance party. It was lots of fun!

Saturday was our final day, so we basically prepared for the closing ceremonies, took lots of pictures in our tie-dye shirts, and said good-byes. The closing ceremonies turned out well. The performances the girls prepared were great and there was lots of yummy food.

Overall, Camp GLOW was awesome...can't wait for next year!