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Strong, Smart, and Bold Summer Camp

Strong, Smart and Bold Summer Camp is a two-week day camp for girls ages 8 to 11. Girls participate in research-based programs: Girls Take Another Look increase their awareness of the scope and power of the media and the effects of media messages on girls and women, Girls Encourage is designed to sustain girl’s interest in sports through adolescence by introducing them to nontraditional activities and adventures, Operation SMART develops girl’s enthusiasm for and skills in science, through hands-on activities, girls explore, ask questions, persist, and solve problems.

This program is open to girls ages 8-11.
Program Dates: July 6 – 16, 2021
Summer Camp Location: McKinnon Elementary School, 2100 McKinnon St., Salinas, CA 93906
Program Time: 9:00am-4:30pm (Drop off as early as 8:30am and Pick up 4:30pm-5:00pm)
Program Fee: $100 for the 2 weeks!
*Please Note: Girls Inc. is currently working with the Santa Rita Union School District to ensure that we implement all safety measures to keep our participants and staff safe.

If you are interested in joining or would like more information, please contact the Girls Inc. of the Central Coast office at (831) 772-0882.


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Highlight video from our July 2016 Strong, Smart, and Bold Summer Camp

 

 

Smart Choices​

Smart Choices is a summer program for girls entering high school. It inspires girls to make positive life choices about school, relationships and health.

Activities include:

  • Living on a university campus for a week.
  • Exploring the campus and getting a feel for college life
  • Learning about college requirements and how to get a head start
  • Enjoying fun outdoor activities
  • Meeting girls from other schools in Monterey, San Benito and Santa Cruz County
  • Attending fun and interactive workshops that focus on issues of concern to high school girls,
    including healthy relationships, health, peer pressure, self-image and esteem, healthy eating habits, and more…
  • This is open to all girls who are entering high school

Program Dates: June 21-25, 2021
Summer Camp Location: Virtually via Zoom
Program Fee: No Cost for the virtual program
*Materials will be included for each participant.
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 If you are interested in joining or would like more information, please contact the Girls Inc. of the Central Coast office at (831) 772-0882.


 

Highlight video from our 2016 Smart Choices program – 73 girls spend a whole week at UC Santa Cruz!! In June, 73 amazing young women from Monterey, San Benito, and Santa Cruz Counties attended our one week Smart Choices Summer Camp at UC Santa Cruz! The week was packed full of workshops and activities promoting higher education and individual success. Girls learned about high school and college requirements along with substance awareness, nutrition, and positive body image. We also had a workshop on bullying and the negative effects it has on others. There were other activities such as self defense, cross fit, and a running clinic which the girls really enjoyed! For many of these girls it was their first time away from home and we want to congratulate them all for being able to step out of their comfort zone. One participant mentioned, “Smart Choices inspired me, I know now that I can do it and I can go to college.”

Growing Together

Growing Together is a program designed to increase positive communication between mothers or other significant adults and their 9- to 12-year old daughters.

Growing Together:

  • Allows time for mothers and daughters to explore their feelings, values and expectations.
  • Provides participants the opportunity to practice decision-making and problem-solving skills.
  • Provides participants the opportunity to learn about open communication, which is an important part of a healthy relationship.
  • Provides factual information about the changes girls may experience during puberty.
  • Helps parents to answer questions about sexual behavior and puberty without embarrassment.

Elementary Schools sites:

Cesar Chavez Elementary School, Salinas
Fremont Elementary School, Salinas,
Del Rey Elementary School, King City
Santa Lucia Elementary School, King City
Castro Plaza Resource Center, Castroville
Mary Chapa Elementary School, Greenfield
Mission Park Elementary School, Salinas
Freedom Elementary School, Watsonville
Jack Franscioni Elementary School, Soledad
Ladd Lane Elementary School, Hollister
Martin Luther King Jr. Academy Elementary School, Seaside
Rio Del Mar Elementary School, Aptos
Spring Grove Elementary School, Hollister
Monte Vista Elementary School, Monterey

Program Dates: Re-occuring
Program Location: Virtually via Zoom
Program Fee: No Cost for the virtual program
*Please Note: Once your application is submitted Girls Inc. staff will contact you with the next start date.
Click for Program Application (English)
Click for Program Application (Spanish)

If you are interested in joining or would like more information, please contact the Girls Inc. of the Central Coast office at (831) 772-0882.

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