This action might not be possible to undo. Are you sure you want to continue?
Girls Leading Our World ....................................................................................................... 4 Camp in Romania .................................................................................................................. 5 Why Such a Focus on Girls? ................................................................................................ 5 Why Not Boys? ...................................................................................................................... 5 Resources .............................................................................................................................. 5 Cultural Differences .............................................................................................................. 6 Fundraising ............................................................................................................................ 6 THANK YOUs ........................................................................................................................ 7 Pre Camp Timeline ................................................................................................................ 7 GOALS of the CAMP ............................................................................................................. 7 Developing the Schedule ..................................................................................................... 8 Schedule ................................................................................................................................ 8 Supplies ............................................................................................................................... 10 Camp Selection ................................................................................................................... 10 Camper Selection ................................................................................................................ 12 Press Conference................................................................................................................ 13 Boys ..................................................................................................................................... 13 Junior counselors ............................................................................................................... 13 Language ............................................................................................................................. 13 Parental Consent ................................................................................................................. 13 Counselor meetings ............................................................................................................ 14 Transportation ..................................................................................................................... 14 Medical ................................................................................................................................. 14 Food ..................................................................................................................................... 14 Camp Itself ........................................................................................................................... 15 Name Tags ........................................................................................................................... 15 Discussion Groups ............................................................................................................. 15 Cabin Groups ...................................................................................................................... 15 Affirmation Wall.................................................................................................................... 15 Morning Announcements and Quote ................................................................................ 15 Posting the Schedule .......................................................................................................... 15 Rules and Discipline ........................................................................................................... 15 Rule Development Exercise ............................................................................................... 16 Lights Out............................................................................................................................. 16 Night Duties ......................................................................................................................... 16 Clean Up ............................................................................................................................... 16 Prizes .................................................................................................................................... 16 Certificates ........................................................................................................................... 16 Tips ....................................................................................................................................... 16 Budgeting ............................................................................................................................ 16 Activities ............................................................................................................................... 17 Morning Sessions ............................................................................................................... 17 Afternoon Activities ............................................................................................................. 18 Evening Activities ................................................................................................................ 19 Ai Grijã .................................................................................................................................. 20
Appendix .............................................................................................................................. 21 SPA Grant Application ......................................................................................................... 21 Tentative Schedule for camp .............................................................................................. 23 Grant Application for Peace Corps Partnership Program ................................................ 26 GLOW Camp Final Report................................................................................................... 28 Sample Family-Friends Fundraising Letter ....................................................................... 29 Sample rpcv letter................................................................................................................ 30 THANK YOU LETTER FROM GLOW CAMPER ................................................................. 32 Thank you note to donors .................................................................................................. 33 Glow camp weekend original budget ................................................................................. 34 ªuncuiuº Budget ................................................................................................................ 35 Tîrgu Mureº Budget ............................................................................................................ 36 Camp GLOW - Call for Applicants ...................................................................................... 37 Camp GLOW Description of Weekend Camp ................................................................... 38 CAMP GLOW Application................................................................................................... 39 Camp Glow Essay Evaluation Form .................................................................................. 40 Letters-Accept, Wait, Reject ................................................................................................ 41 Camp G.L.O.W. 2001 Permission Slip ............................................................................. 42 Tabãra G.L.O.W. 2001 Formular pentru Permisiune ....................................................... 43 Glow Camp 2001, ªuncuiuº ................................................................................................ 44 Schedule for weekend glow camp Gîrda, October 2001 ................................................ 45 COMMUNITY BASED CAMP SAMPLE SCHEDULE ......................................................... 46 Materials and Supplies List - ªuncuiuº 2001 .................................................................... 48 Packing List Camp GLOW 2001 ªuncuiuº ........................................................................ 49 Glow Camp 2001 ªuncuiuº Evaluation ............................................................................. 50 Morning activites ................................................................................................................. 51 Introduction to Leadership ................................................................................................. 53 Stereotypes and Attitudes .................................................................................................. 54 Cinderellas life .................................................................................................................... 57 Stereotypes and Attitudes, part 2: Role play Ideas .......................................................... 58 Self Esteem worksheet ....................................................................................................... 59 DECISION-MAKING ............................................................................................................. 65 Attitudes in Decision Making .............................................................................................. 67 Aggressive, assertive, or passive? .................................................................................... 68 BRIDGE model ..................................................................................................................... 70 Community Service Session: Putting leadership into Action .......................................... 76 Hammer and a Nail: The Indigo Girls ................................................................................. 79 Goal setting and attitudes in Decision Making .................................................................. 80 Conflict Resolution and Relationships .............................................................................. 81 OH! HENRY! ......................................................................................................................... 82 Afternoon activities ............................................................................................................. 84 Communication Skills: Camp Glow 2001 ªuncuiuº ......................................................... 84 Environmental Scavenger Hunt ......................................................................................... 86 Friendship Bracelets ........................................................................................................... 87 Gender Roles ....................................................................................................................... 88 GLOW Olympics .................................................................................................................. 89 Journalling ........................................................................................................................... 90 Making Paper ....................................................................................................................... 92 Sexual Harassment Quiz..................................................................................................... 93
Silly Olympiad ...................................................................................................................... 95 SMOKING FACTS and INFORMATION ............................................................................... 97 Teambuilding and Teamwork. ............................................................................................ 98 The Ultimate Food Guide Extraordinaire ......................................................................... 100 Tye Dying ........................................................................................................................... 101 Evening activities .............................................................................................................. 103 Songbook .......................................................................................................................... 103 Before you decide to have Sex, consider this ................................................................ 107 How to put on an condom ................................................................................................ 108 AIDS awareness ................................................................................................................ 109 Its OK to say no ................................................................................................................. 110 Aflã cum funcþioneazã corpul tãu .................................................................................... 112 Know how your body works! ............................................................................................ 114 STD ..................................................................................................................................... 119
GLOW camps can be any shape. fun and a fabulous experience. I also encourage you to jump right on in and get your feet wet! In the following materials weve included camp activities from different camps as well as comments on what worked and what didnt. They can be national camps. length of time and include just about anything. the manual would not be possible without the patience. other artistic. support and encouragement of Kathie DeVito and Heather Becker.Girls Leading Our World WELCOME! This manual is designed to help you pull off a wonderful adventure and challenge a GLOW camp in Romania. or leadership building. As Peace Corps Volunteers. exhilarating. while I urge you to take that responsibility seriously. week-long camps. I wish you all luck. Your GLOW camp will be what YOU make of it. or local community oriented. An extra dollop of appreciation must go to Chris and Susan Grove for contributing advice and appendices. Africa and Asia. The first Girls Leading Our World (GLOW) camp was held in Romania in 1994. more vibrant future. Some camps are all about environment and the outdoors. Many thanks go to Group 9ers Amy. They can in English. GO FOR IT! Janet E. exhausting. WORTH IT! GLOW camps are tremendous experiences both for you and for the campers. 2002 4 . or not. This manual was expanded and adapted from the GLOW camp manuals prepared by former PCVs. leadership skills and the belief that every young woman can make a difference in her local community and in the world. Samantha and John. The main goals of GLOW are to boost selfconfidence. last but of course not least. PCV janethughes10@yahoo. in Romanian and include girls from a wide variety of backgrounds. size. Hughes. Thank you! So on behalf of GAD Romania. This experience will be painful. with 10 to 60 girls or even boys. weekend camps. So. Again. every Peace Corps Volunteer who participated in the camp will say that it was among the most rewarding experiences of their PC service. Kim. Jen. In recent years.com Oradea. you have the opportunity to share your experiences and knowledge with a group of girls eager to learn and grow. wonderful. Anna. YOU CHOOSE! The sky is the limit. others about careers. And. Linda. While the majority of the materials are based on week long national camps. We hope more GLOW camps will continue in the following years bringing us all a brighter. Glow Camps are all extremely different. Romania January 7. and above all. Without question. Camps can be day camps. GLOW camps have been held and coordinated by Peace Corps Volunteers all over Eastern Europe.
Washington. Why Not Boys? Boys absolutely need the same skills and resources to face new challenges. Of particular usefulness was the GLOW camp manual from Lithuania (May 1997). The bottom line is that girls face incredible challenges challenges their mothers and grandmothers did not face. Campers are given very little supervision and there are few. Each day is spent at the local lake.Camp in Romania Camp in Romania is very different from our experiences in the United Sates. give a little extra push. where women are regarded primarily as mothers and wives. self-esteem building. set activities. decision-making thinking. They recognize a basic fact of life that girls and women do not receive the same levels of support. WA. Email: cmail@cedpa. by Mindy Bingham. And. 1717 Massachusetts Avenue. Leader translates to conductor which Ceauºescu used to describe himself the driver of Romania. Exercise and handouts were taken from the manual and adapted for Romania and for the ease of photocopying. 5 . CA ISBN 0-911 655 220. This book can be found in the Resource Room of the PC Romania office. and enforcement is almost nonexistent. Resources The basic structure of this manual is drawn from materials left by the previous GLOW camps. It is also important to note that there is no real word for leader in Romanian. July 2000) the Life Skills program is a comprehensive behavior change program that concentrates on the development of the skills needed for life such as communication. Strict gender roles are strongly enforced by most families and the majority of Romanian society. is written in such a way that anyone wishing to hold a camp for boys will find it useful. This leaves the camper idle on rainy days to amuse themselves however they can. your university. from the Centre of Development and Population Activities. hopefully. As Romania moves towards becoming a full fledged member of Europe. etc. it has some wonderful activities and discussions. (Information Collection and Exchange Publication No. M0061. if any. the basic information is all here. Complaints abounded about lack of free time. resisting peer pressure and relationship skills. Choices. The Internet is of course a wealth of information and you can find much GLOW information there. Seattle. Additional resources used include Choose A Future: Issues and Options for Adolescent Girls. GAD (Gender and Development) also has several brochures located in binders in the GAD reference library and information packets in both English and Romanian which will be beneficial to the campers. By the last day all that had changed and many of the young women said it was the best week they had ever spent. Few laws protect women from domestic violence or sexual harassment. DC 20036. Santa Barbara. This information is provided in English and Romanian in the Appendix Section of this manual. Your Peace Corps office has other wonderful resources for you to use and you can find additional materials many places. the Boys and Girls clubs in America. Also check out Our Bodies Ourselves by the Boston Womens Health Collective. Many PCVs did not know this going into their camps and even if we did. Romania remains a patriarchal society. Again. The Lithuania manual was used a basis for the camp along with materials from individuals counselors (included) as was the book. Human Health and Sexuality Educator. Published by Advocacy Press.org. we didnt completely believe it. and sexuality remains a taboo topic in both schools and families. A wonderful manual published by Peace Corps is the Life Skills Manual. resources and training that boys do. While the structure and schedules listed here may have to be adapted somewhat for boys. GLOW camps. community and empowerment. This manual was adapted from the GLOW Camp 1999 book. Information on sexuality and relationships was provided by Kelly McKittrick. Initially the participants were doubting their choice to spend a whole week with PCVs who were ready (in our minds) to rock their world. assertiveness. Believe it! Consequently. Why Such a Focus on Girls? This question gets asked a great deal. PC can send it to you via email section by section (10 sections) its an immense book so make sure you have enough space in your mailbox and on your computer. The situation is further complicated by a shaky economic situation throughout the country. assigned to less powerful positions in society. girls need to develop skills and resources to help them face a vastly different future. Evaluations consistently asked for longer camps and to the girl they all admitted it was very different from any experience theyd had previously. the girls were stunned at the set schedule that had each day jam-packed with activities and games. managing emotions. with an emphasis on self awareness. et al. This manual. to HIV awareness. GLOW camps are not designed to be discriminatory or preach feminism.) It is a sourcebook of participatory learning activities and while more Africa based. suite 200. By presenting leadership in a positive light we found the participants very willing to accept such roles in the camp community and in their hometowns. Check the Scouts (boys and girls). a Teen Womans Journal for Self Awareness and personal Planning. it has a heavier Africa emphasis but it has a plethora of activities and materials. NW. river or nearby town and nights at the disco. usually on campgrounds. Doctors receive minimal education in womens health issues. Overcoming these obstacles can only happen by empowering the young women of Romania to demand full participation and leadership. (CEDPA. from icebreakers.
Fundraising In order to make the camp free to all participants (something we were very committed to doing). and between the girls and the PCVs. Discuss PC funding with Program manager. Even if they dont give you money. have potential. All those walkathons. 3.) have a history of giving and are more willing to pitch in to support a project like this. Talk to your program manager. Fundraising is all personal people give money to people. go for it! Fundraisers is another way to pull this off. 1.) Logistically there are several ways to do it. Local sponsorships. $100 can go a long way and sometimes they kick in a lot more. Paper.rpcv. Generally. Local sponsorships. Camps will range in costs depending on what you do. If someone in your crew has access to an account (bankcard!). there are other funding opportunities available through PC. Peace Corps funding. 2. If you know someone whos a member. Remember that grants from PC (or any other funder) must be accounted for with receipts. most people dont care. In the appendix is a SPA proposals that was funded for a GLOW camp. You have to contact them and see what happens. for about $40. that money is either returned or put into a general fund. Go to the small. You can involve the girls and hold a dance and charge admission for it. I heard through the grapevine that there will be a new organization for RPCVs from Romania and theyll give out money to projects. Besides friends and family. Check out www. The grant application is processed through your Program Manager and is generally approved very quickly. Two Peace Corps Volunteers contracted with a local NGO and seamstress and had PC pongas made up. Look at the focus on your camp and capitalize on it. Its something ingrained in the culture we see a problem and go to fix it. you have to find money. money is the best thing to get and if you promise them some publicity. paint. check in with them. Donations given this way are NOT tax deductible but since you can claim up to a certain amount without showing receipts. Look at businesses in Bucharest professional womens organizations. 3. Groups. 4. it just takes more planning. Quite a few groups get some money this way so take advantage of it! Look at Rotary Clubs. candy sales. Youll see it between PCVs and HCNs on your counseling staff. Once your project is approved. prizes. games. medium and large companies in your town and pitch them on your project. many Returned Peace Corps Volunteers (RPCVs) groups give money to support projects from volunteers from their areas. folks can go online and just use their credit card to donate to your project. If your friends and family are so gung ho that they send too much money to PCPP. check out other groups. that you supported in the past for your friends now come back full circle. Friends and family in the US. or even embassies. Foreign companies in your town (Dutch. This scenario is generally the most successful in raising funds and frequently the easiest as your friends and family want to support your projects. A copy of the grant is included in the Appendix as well as a copy of the follow-up letter that was sent after the camp. its easier to just have a friend or parent act as your banker. you can do an international bank transfer into your Bancpost account. You can find money in a variety of ways. then its easy to access the money.Cultural Differences Be aware of and sensitive to cultural differences. factura and the like. Romanians are still learning how to ask for money from local vendors and this could be a great opportunity to show them how easy it can be. In addition to Small Project Assistance Grants (SPA). Romanians have not been trained in this way and many operate under the panic management system where you only deal with a problem when it hits crisis. (See appendix. Friends and family. you can easily request donations of supplies instead. flip chart paper. 2. and how many participants. etc. If not. even food can be obtained this way. Americans tend to have a more practical and pragmatic style of work and style of thinking. photocopies. I heard of one group getting $1. Other groups Lions Clubs.org for a complete listing. 4.000 even though they only asked for $250 as their Rotary Club thought it was such a great project. where you do it. There are foundations that support this type of project and if you do the research you can find them. Other international and Romanian funders This takes a lot more work but its definitely feasible. bike races. Its a way to have donations from your friends and family be tax deductible. Peace Corps Partnership Grants are a combination of friends and family and PC funding. Every Rotary Club has an obligation for international project funding. etc. granola bars. One group with an IT focus 6 . Of course. Most groups find someones parent who is willing to serve as banker and all donations are sent to them. fundraisers Other international and Romanian funders 1. how to deal with a problem. (And they are really nice!) The profits paid for the camp. etc. Organizers have all been very successful with a campaign of letters and e-mails home to the States asking for $X to send a girl to camp. Chambers of Commerce. Note of caution: With the PCPP grant you will get exactly what you ask for. Be creative in your fundraising! The more folks you involve in your community the better. German. In particular.
fundraisers d. (and maybe a picture of all the campers in their tye dyed t shirts!) Its a tremendous boost to your family to see just what impact their donation had. You want this work to continue so pull in HCNs to ensure that the materials. Acceptance. Identify Host Country Nationals (HCNs) to work with. 3. Meeting with campers GOALS of the CAMP It is imperative that you know the goals of your camp before planning the activities and logistics. c. (This manual!) b. clientele. Timeline: The further out you plan and get organized the better off youll be. To plan appropriate activities. Informational meetings b. Discuss PC funding with Program manager. A GLOW camp is a unique one relative to other camps as it has a purpose other than providing amusement for a week in the summer. Establish central committee of the camp counselors (6-9 months prior) a. determine first what the goals of your camp will be. Begin reading previous camp materials. THANK YOUs This is incredibly important. especially the community service component. Local sponsorships.) Send thank-you letters and pictures to everyone. Donation depot. have the campers write thank you notes to the donors. Womens philanthropic institution. determine camper selection process. other international and Romanian funders 4. Remember Murphys Law and plan for everything to take twice as long as you expect. Develop Schedule. Determine focus of camp and get organized (4 months) a.) b. wait list and rejection letters d. Write up your report. Johnson and Johnson. not just counterparts. (Romania and judet specific. Look at these groups (web search) and you may be able to make some good connections: Social Venture Partners. you need HCNs!) 2. without any requests on my part. They were so moved by the girls letters and the direct impact the camp had on them that they wanted to give money again for such a worthy cause. 5. Investigate possible funding sources and begin application process (5 months prior) a. Select Campers (2 months) a. Determine size of the camp and find approximate dates (5 months prior) a. Goals for Camp GLOW Romania ♦ ♦ Boost Self reliance Encourage independent thinking 7 . For the ªuncuiuº 2001 camp there was an environmental emphasis so one of the goals was an appreciation of Romanias natural beauty. We decided to only have girls eligible from towns where PCVs (and GLOW counselors) were stationed so that follow-up activities could be carried out. McDonalds.com. positions on executive boards the whole relationship management bit. (Teachers.recruited HCN professionals and they assisted them via their connections. On the last day of camp. 1. b. write up supply lists: Some materials (marshmallows) may need to come from the States (or Hungary) so allow time for shipment. Essay competition c. Send them back to your friends and family along with a note from you. Starr Foundation. local NGO staff. Discuss goals for GLOW camp c. c. methods and training continue after youre gone. We encourage your group to develop different goals depending on the makeup of your group. b. Pre Camp Timeline Most of the materials in this manual are aimed at a week long camp the most common type of camp. just a comment that I wanted to do another camp in an email. Neutrogena. Consider direct appeal to family and friends in the US. This information is required before you go to the County Camp Office to select a camp. (Note: My friends and family sent me enough money for a weekend camp for 20 girls after receiving the letters.
Everything you do and say will be registered by these curious young women. Another day they went rappelling. where they should be and who is in charge of the particular activity. The following questions may be helpful to reflect upon before the onset of the camp. journalizing. The amount of work you put into it will pay off because everyone will know what is going on. so be on your best behavior. July 6. Look at women business leaders in town. 8 . In these sessions a variety of activities. dances. What are our roles as coordinators of this camp? What are our expectations? What are our goals for this camp? How do we define leadership? As you plan and recruit various counselors for your activities. and the willingness of HCNs to continue learning and growing is a perfect example for the girls. (See appendices for more details) In the evening. a variety of activities were scheduled to promote group bonding. discussions. Other activities in the afternoon could include sports. during the ªuncuiuº camp in June 2001. we wanted to change the pace completely and get the girls in small groups being very active. Schedules for Targu Mures 2000. Teaching Romanians how to pull off a camp will ensure that the lessons learned have residual and rebounding impact. Developing the Schedule The best success with schedules has been to spread different types of activities throughout the week at camp. On one day. ªuncuiuº 2001 and Girda 2001 are in the appendix. Look beyond your counterparts. and camp song signing were all components of this segment of the camp. even stay-at-home moms. Below is a copy of the schedule for the Sovata 1999 camp. Not only will you be sharing with the young women but other PCV s as well. They included Attitudes and Stereotypes. Even when you are not specifically instructing. Explore and delight in the natural environment of Romania Counselors The role or counselor at a Camp GLOW has been considered by many PCVs to be the most rewarding part of their service in Romania. Body Image/Advertising and Community Service. include as much as possible local Romanian men and women. Tuesday. Self Esteem and Values. role-plays and worksheets were used to educate and stimulate the girls thinking about challenges and issues facing them as leaders and women in the 21st century. As you will be finding and bringing the young women from your community. 2:30 PM (confirm time) . Decision Making. These men and women will be seen as role models for the girls. talent shows. Through their participation they will learn a lot and become able to carry the GLOW project on after Peace Corps Volunteers have ended their service. tye dyed t shirts and learned communication skills. the 60 girls were broken up into three sections and every hour and a half or two hours they moved to a different activity. you will most probably develop a close bond with them especially if you have a long way to travel. social workers. you are doing so by your actions. For the Afternoon sessions. games. Goal Setting. paper making and Emotion control. For example. We planned that each day would begin with a morning session.John Amy and Kimberly depart for Sovata to do set up and iron out last minute issues. You want the girls to see that these types of leadership training is not just for and by Americans Romanian women and men should be in there also. With a mix of informative. the girls would be pulled in and engaged. movies. The possibility of making GLOW a sustainable community supported activity is greater when local women and men are asked to assist with the camp as counselors and presenters. yoga and the environmental scavenger hunt. Schedule The schedule is a significant amount of the work before the camp. did team building games and some environmental awareness activities. While you are counselors for the entire camp it is recommended that you keep a closer eye on Your girls. and to explore new areas things they had never done before. recreational and development activities each day.♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ Develop planning skills Educating concerning self-image Inspire confidence Heighten self empowerment Encourage community involvement Provide campers with the concept of being a role model for other people Instill the idea that you can make a difference at different levels Discuss male/female relationships Educate regarding safe sex and human relationships and sexuality. the girls alternated between rock climbing. It gave the girls a great chance to meet more girls. creativity and relaxation. Cabin cheer contests. These sessions were the heart and soul of the message we were getting across: Leadership comes from within. led by one or two counselors. hiking. This is not only a time of reflection and growth for the girls but for you as well. teachers. The next day they made friendship bracelets. 1999 AM: all member of the GLOW camp organizing committee should be in Sovata for a meeting with Mike from the NGO in Ciuc to go over the schedule and to iron out last minute issues.
9:30 Bonfire (Jen) Camp songs (John) 9:30 .12:30 pm Morning Session Introduction to Leadership .11:15 am goal setting session . July 9 7:00 am Wakeup 7:30 .8:00 pm Dinner 8:00 . July 11 6:30 am Wakeup 7:00 .8:30 Dinner and journals 8:30 . bathroom.luggage out in front of school.8:00 pm Dinner 8:00 . Whos who guessing game Create cabin identity 7:00 .10:30 pm Unwind time in rooms Counselors nightly meeting 10:30 lights out 11:00 room check Counselor on duty .9:45 pm Journal 10:00 .1:30 pm Swimming.2 pm Hike and Picnic Group game during hike (Mike) Counselor to stay behind with girls who refuse to go??) 9 .5:00 Clapping icebreakers (Mike) Introduction of campers and counselors (Sam) Logistics (Anna) Schedule (Amy) Nuts and bolts (Jen) Rules (Linda) Rules and role Plays (Kim) 5:00 .6:30 pm Afternoon session Three rotating sessions Environmental Scavenger Hunt with Sam.5:30 Break 5:30 . July 10.10:30 pm Dance (same) Limbo. 2001 7:00 am Wakeup 7:30.8:00 am Breakfast 8:00 am stretching with Linda and Jen 8:00 am .3:30 pm Lunch Three alternating activities Team building with Mike Friendship bracelets and Hair ties .Linda and John Include breaks 12:30 . Mapping out your hopes.JEN Sunday. breakfast 9a m girls from Ciuc arrive at Camin 9:30 .Jen and Sam Include Breaks 1:30 .Campers arrive in Ciuc from Sft.KINGA Saturday. dreams and fears (Linda) Break into small groups and draw what you are a. spider Web. load bus.M. Looking forward to b.Kim Thursday. July 7 7 AM wake up 8 A.10:30campers unwind time Counselors nightly meetings 10:30 Lights out 11:00 PM room check Counselor on Night duty . Kim and Amy Team building with Mike Yoga/Friendship Bracelets with Linda and John 6:30 .3:00 Lunch and rest 3:00 .8:30 PM Dinner 8:30 -10:00 PM Present cabin identity Camp songs (john) and games (Amy) Journals 10:00 . confirm that this is a possibility) 2:00 .11:00 pm unwind Counselor have nightly meeting 11:00 pm Lights out 11:30 pm room check Counselor on duty .3:00 pm Lunch 3:00 .9:00 pm Cabin Cheer Contest 9-9:30 Camp songs (John) 9:30 .6:30 PM .1:00 Morning Session Self Esteem and Values . Afraid of c. attendance 10 am leave for Sovata 1:00 PM campers arrive 1:30 . Expect to give or contribute Share posters 9 PM quiet time in the dorms (Ciuc girls go home for the night) 10 PM lights out 11 PM counselors check on girls Wednesday.2:00 pm Lunch 2:00 pm . swing lessons 10:30 .Kim 11:30 .9:45 pm Journal 10:00 -10:30 am campers unwind time in rooms Counselors nightly meeting 10:30 lights out 11:00 room check Counselor on duty: Amy Friday.8:30 am Breakfast 8:45 am Announcements Announce: everything you ever wanted to know about sex and relationships but were afraid to ask session and question box 9:00 . Gherorege and Husi 7 PM dinner at the Camin (Annas schools dormitory) 8 PM Welcome (Anna) Girls from Ciuc arrive Icebreakers 1.6:00 pm Afternoon Session Three rotating activities Team building with Mike Sports with jen and Anna Journal Decorating with Linda and Amy 6:30 .7:00 PM team building with small (dorm room) groups Icebreakers (mike and Amy) Human Knot.8:30 am Breakfast 8:45 am Announcements 9:00 .John and Anna Sports and yoga with Linda and Jen 7:00 . July 8 6:00 am optional yoga (Linda) 7:00 am Wakeup 7:30-8:30 am Breakfast 8:45 am Morning Announcements 9:00 am .Amy (15 minutes) Attitudes and Stereotypes . Expect to learn d. Go around in a circle and say your name and a food that you like that starts with the first letter of your name (Jen) 2.
2.Anna and Kinga (include breaks) 12:30.10:30 sharing experiences of Camp GLOW 10:30 .11:00unwind Counselors meeting 11:00 lights out 11:30 Room check Counselors on duty . theyre easily shippable!) We suggest asking local stores and businesses to donate to the camp and help with the provision of these supplies. jokes.Amy (include breaks) 12:30 . take a HCN with you.10:00 pm journals 10:00 .9:45 pm buffet o fun (Linda Storytelling.2:00 pm Lunch 2:00 . weird human tricks 9:45 . huge lunch.8:30 Breakfast 8:45 am Announcements 9:00 .8:00 dinner 8:00 .8:00 pm Dinner 8:00 . July 12 7:00 am Wake up 7:30 .Sam Tuesday. verify and re-verify all information even if the camp office in your judet assures you it is all okay. As soon as you have a camp also keep in contact with the camp office of the actual judet where your camp is located. If you are lucky enough to work with a private group that has a chalet.8:30 am Breakfast 8:45 announcements.Anna 6:30.9:30 Journals 9:30 .Ana and Laura Wednesday. Ask Questions! Some of the questions we asked were: Is there a program at the camp? Eating Schedule? What is the food like? Small breakfast.10:00 pm Talent show preparation 10:00 . Document. Check on medical forms that area required for campers and counselors. mention box of questions again 9:00 . most of the camps (the physical buildings) are controlled by the county Ministry of Education.9:00 Talent show 9:00 .3:30 pm Evaluation session 3:30 . etc.2:00 Lunch 2:00 .3:00 pm Break 3:00 . little dinner? Sports activities Are we required to participate in any activities for the whole camp? Is there an indoor area if it rains? How many people to a room? 10 . Many of these supplies can be found in Romania. Camp Selection This can be a tricky deal.10:30 pm unwind time in dorm rooms 10:30 lights out 11:00 room check Counselor on duty . As theyre really light. July 13 7:00 am wakeup 7:30 . John Jar decoration . 1. then youre in business and skip to #9. 2001 7:00 am Wakeup 7:30 .) Note: Even if you speak Romanian like a native. The number of misunderstandings rise exponentially during the camp so avoiding any during the negotiation process is imperative.9:00 pm Sex and Relationships discussion (optional for campers) 9:00 .12:30 community service .) including camp size (number of students and counselors.10:00 Cleanup and pack 10:00 . swimming. Get all the required additional papers that list the shots the students have had.6:30pm clean up 6:30 .) A sample supply list is in the appendix.8:00 pm Dinner 8:00 .Linda Monday. Go to the Camp office in your county there should be one in the county seat for every judet (county) and tell them the approximate dates of your camp and what kind of camp you are looking for (hiking.2:00 . July 14. but most people work through the Ministry.12:30 Decision making . We also included some things in the packing list for the girls (so that we didnt have to find 40 pairs of scissors or 60 glue sticks for example.6:00 Tie dye T-shirts.6:00 pm GLOW Olympics 6:00 . Others need to be sent from the States (marshmallows for smores for example but Ive found them in Hungary also.10:30unwind Counselors 10:30 pm lights out 11:00 pm room check Counselor on duty . 3. In Romania.6:00 pm Trip to lake for swimming (confirm times) 6:30 .10:30 Closing Human chair Sharing bell Ghost handout Sharing Bell Supplies As each activity is developed a list of supplies can be generated.8:30 Breakfast 8:30 . ALSO for your and your counterparts (makes life a lot easier!) Make sure they get signed and stamped by the schools! 4. You might be given a camp that is out of your judet.
which you must sign for. nor did they really want to for the most part. Are all the counselors together? How about bathrooms? Is there hot water? Is there a store nearby to buy snacks? (The girls will devour snacks ice cream. You can imagine the rapturous reaction of the boys when the 60 high school girls descended on the tabara. they werent happy. talk about it when you visit.) Is there an outdoor area? Can we have campfires? Is there a telephone nearby? Most of the girls called home the first night and checked in with home most nights after that. Two additional very important questions to ask are: How many other camps will we be sharing the campground with? What are their ages? The answers to those questions can have a huge impact on your camp. etc. Explain to them the nature of Camp GLOW early on so that they will understand that this is a different kind of camp! Bring a native speaker with you to explain to avoid misunderstandings. You may also receive a refund for each counselor. Other sites. Take five minutes each night to evaluate how things went with the camp director. making the focus tough to maintain. The locations may be isolated. from the Camp director also. 8. Even if you have not idea what its for take it. soda. 9. 10th and 11th forms. Despite constant reassurances to having booked (and paid for) the entire campground. Or for the sex and relationship discussion. Consider having the camin sign a contract stating that they are responsible for what their workers and other residents do. Girls in 12th form would be going off to university following the camp and would be unable to participate in follow up activities. The camp will reward you ten-fold. Remember that all of this is worth it. What activities are available in the area.) When should we arrive and leave. They will then type it up and stamp it. The line for the one pay phone was LONG and when the phone didnt work. These facilities present their own set of challenges. The more involved they are in your plans. using the national large weeklong camp as a model. and you will bring 2 copies with you to the camp. Different camps selected campers different ways. Try to involve him/her as much as possible in the social activities. the extras are free. Once you see the site you can make necessary adjustments to your schedule and activities. Other camps were surrounded by carousing groups. Good Luck . to prove that they provided everything agreed upon. the better off you are. Things went fine as the girls really didnt have time to play. if it rains. Its easier to conduct the essay tests while school is in session because that is the time when it s easiest to reach students. 6. as must you fill in some information. its money and they should give it to you. in general. the Ministry of Education decided to place a group of 15 or so high school boys from Moldova. Down payments DO NOT equal a reservation. You have to talk to the director and administrator about this in advance and get it all cleared. how will you transport it? Other important comments about working with the camp. walking distance places to hike. its better to do it inside at night. but if you can avoid the situation. The camps in Roman also had some boy/girl issues requiring negotiation and delicate handling by the PCVs. Other camps have had similar problems. have outhouses or lack kitchen facilities. like $2 for each counselor. Participants were limited to high school girls in the 9th. swim. Visit the camp as soon as you can and talk with the Camp Director. Usually for a minimum of 10 campers. The camp Director MUST sign both of these. of course. chips. (VERY IMPORTANT TO VERIFY DIRECTLY WITH THE CAMP DIRECTOR!!! Get the phone number of the camp and CALL or better yet. Allow ten minutes a day both in the morning and evening to talk with the camp director and explain to him what activities you are going to do each day. 5. Most important to us was the selection of campers that were from towns where there were PCVs who were GLOW counselors and were willing to follow-up the camp with a community service project with the campers. At some camps you can obtain a discount. Camper Selection 11 . Again. For example. Many NGOs in Romania own cabanas or camp sites that they may be willing to donate or charge reduced fees for use by your camp. Some additional things to consider when using one of these facilities are: How far away is the nearest village in case of emergency? If no kitchen is available can a local restaurant or family be hired to cater or donate meals for the campers? Will the counselors and campers prepare their own meals? Is there running potable water on site? If no. do it. you may need the cafeteria. etc. Get the money and pay it off completely to reserve your camp as soon as you can. campers were selected based on several criteria. what facilities you need and for how long you need it. 7. After youve paid you will be required to give a list of all the campers and counselors names and where they come from to the camp office. at the ªuncuiuº 2001 camp. no matter how frustrated you get! Camper selection is up to you.
etc. The high achieving girls didnt need us quite as much as the other girls seemed to. if payment is a problem. Boys Depending on where you are. so dont underestimate the importance of chatting with the parents. Information session Essay contest Notification Meeting Information Session. A waitlist was then created in case anyone dropped out and letters sent out to all the girls regarding their status. For the ªuncuiuº camp (which was national). back home in the States. the biggest thing we were looking for was potential. It turned out to be a national broadcast and many parents saw it. Make your rules about boys clear from the very beginning and things should work out. 3. (Theyll still complain but at least you warned them. Reporters will ask some interesting questions regarding the single sex nature of the camp. This was not to penalize any girls but just to ensure a financial commitment on their part to attend. Its a fact of life that the boys want to be around the girls and vice versa. by which point the girls were too busy and fo- 12 . after the obligatory phone call to the parents. And if the girl broke the rules. While the camps were free. Notification. only put 5 girls total on the list to not get their hopes up. A reporter from Antena 1 came to the camp. Press Conference Publicity is great and I highly encourage you to get some.1. We didnt want the girls with the perfect English we wanted the girls that try hard but always seem to come in second or third. If its free. were part of that feminist rabble rousing crew and were teaching the girls to hate men also. Parents were encouraged to come to the meeting so as to allay any fears as to what was going on. As its very rare for someone to drop out. For the ªuncuiuº 2001 camp we had a rule of no boys that was relaxed at the end.) Other camps handed out fluers with essay topics and times essays would be picked up. Be prepared to answer that phone day or night. We decided that we didnt want the girls to have help with their essays so we gave them several hours to write their application essays in a classroom at their school. you may end up sharing a campsite with boys.) The girls were graded on their ability to communicate. The press loves to hear about different activities and this one is right up their alley. After a first cut girls were called in for interveiws and then the finalists were chosen. Of course.give a little warning/info on what to expect. (appendix. One camp did have this happen and the camper was sent home. A good idea would be to give the girls a one page description of the camp. 2. Several girls told me later on their parents had made some comments about white slavery. flyers were handed out and the information session pushed into the essay contest. Several groups of girls that had traveled quite a distance chanced upon one article in a local shop. I was asked if we hated men. Meeting.) Give them the pep talk of how much fun it will be and then go over logistics of where and when to meet. You can hold information sessions first where the goals of the camp are presented and the basic rules given. I always explained that we didnt hate men (and pointed out the male counselors). its regarded as not important. For the ªuncuiuº 2001 camp my office (CRSE. to pay their deposits and to get all other information. an environmental group) held a press conference about the camp. The campers were told this from beginning (in print information/application and in the information sessions) and also told that if they broke this rule they would lose the refundable deposit and would be sent home. and their ideas.) Three basic rules were emphasized over and over: no drinking. Give the parents a way to contact you if there are any problems a cell phone number is great. but who were recovering from very bad situations domestic violence. At the meeting go over the basic schedule and hammer home that they will be very busy and free time will be pretty limited. Essay contest. with a basic schedule . no smoking and no drugs. Obviously. (For the ªuncuiuº 2001. Dont be surprised if youre asked as to what the questions are so the girls can prepare (which we refused to do.) The letters sent to the wait list crew clearly stated a date by they would be contacted if space opened up. We had about 15 reporters show up and got coverage on three TV stations and numerous newspapers. Two other reporters came to the camp itself. 4. parents would demand a lot more information. The PCVs in each respective town read the essays with help from other PCVs and graded the girls based on the evaluation sheet (appendix. she forfeited her deposit. it was the longest they had gone without a cigarette in a long time. The essay (appendix) is a straightforward one on how the girls define leadership and the role of women in the 21st century. whereupon I pulled girls from each of the 10 sites and had them speak to the reporter. As soon as the final list of girls was established there was a meeting in each town for the girls to get their packing lists. it was waived but quietly and behind the scenes. and the camp was about better equipping Romanian girls with the skills and tools they needed for a changing future. deposits were required. Read through the packing list and make sure the girls all understand why they need these items. sexual trafficking. We also had participants tell us at the end of the camp that they were glad that they hadnt been able to smoke. One camp went a completely different route and chose girls not only who were at-risk. The girls will all agree with you that they felt freer to discuss things without boys around. delighting them immensely.
many of these girls then were junior counselors. etc. so make sure her parents/guardians agree to let her come. The Roman 2001 camp devised a strategy that worked really well. MUST have their student books. leadership training. As the camp was short.. you have to have them. deciding to only speak English in the room. At the Girda 2001 camp. To get this. loved it and are delighted to be involved again. great. the basics will be the same busy schedule. stating that they are students and have them stamp it).cused to get too distracted. The girls love it as they get to practice their English with native speakers (Americans) or good speakers (HCNs. Girls from the 2001 camps have also now been chosen to receive further training and will be available as junior counselors for your camps. only speaking Hungarian. one of the HCN counselors. youre covered. Each of the girls was pulled from all the 2001 camps as having serious leadership potential. Many of the girls are not used to traveling very long distances. Even without the typical American fear of liability. pads. MUST. The girls proved to be a valuable resource in the execution of the camps and role models for the campers. Language The language of most camps is English. understanding the longer range goals. And. (Hungarian). you can hold your camp in any language. in lieu of that document which your girls may forget you can have the school type up a list of the girls you are bringing. you are responsible for that girl. necessary evil. If you want to make out on the bench in the park. Give them responsibility.) But. When you budget for the girls to come. Be very vigilant without a signed form. so we had no problems. depending on who comes to your camp. Contact a local doctor prior to the camp and see if he/she can be on call. campers who demonstrated exceptional leadership skills at the 2000 camps were invited to participate in a Mentor Training conference. Starting in January 2001. They told the girls If you want to fall in love. (See appendix for English/Romanian template forms). you MUST. Junior counselors One challenge of Camp GLOW is to build sustainability and eventually transfer coordination of the camps to HCNs. There are only two rules: no sex. hate meetings. listing their parents names and contact information. For the 2001 summer camps. pulled them aside and asked them to participate more. Better safe than sorry. making the Romanian girls feel excluded. And a three hour bus ride over some windy twisty mountain roads at night called for a few stops and a really positive sense of humor. several Hungarian girls stuck together like glue. One 12 hour bus ride took 17 due to necessary frequent stops. Have them come up with own presentations/sessions or give some to them. Be aware that menstruating girls might not shower or par- 13 .even if your camp has entirely different emphasis. Then when human error steps in and you end up paying full fare. This situation probably would have resolved itself had the camp been longer than three days. The girls must show their student ID with their student ticket on the train. Counselor meetings Transportation A painful. Americans. no drinking. Check in with GAD for a list of available girls.. Medical At a public camp there should be a camp nurse but dont expect too much from them. incredible enthusiasm and empathy. Theyve already done a camp. the advice of the day is to pretend they dont have the discount. Each night pull everyone together for a little while and discuss what happened that day and the plans for the next day. The counselors stayed out of the situation and the girls resolved it themselves. either. Yet. If you are traveling to camp on a bus keep an eye out for bus sickness. if something happens at the camp. you have a way to reach them quickly. The girls were not to go out in groups of less than three. Parental Consent The girls will be asked to fill out a consent form. several girls persisted at first in speaking Hungarian in one room. The best part is that they already know the ropes . but separately. USE THESE GIRLS! They will be ideal to help you work with the girls.). being highly individualistic. great. Try to involve them early and actually give them some co-leadership assignments leading a session or two with another counselor. Involve them early in planning the camp. the girl can not go. One camp in the summer of 2001 was conducted entirely in Romanian. The girls agreed. This can get really tricky and completely mess up your budget. Students all get a discount on train travel on the basic rate before the adjustment for speed (accelerat and rapid. At the Sovata 1999 camp. Other camps had more serious problems so be aware of whats going on. Bring extra tampons. If youre really organized. You may run into the Hungarian/Romanian issue.
food and souvenirs. Give them some free time. get an HCN to help you make your menu and then get a few second opinions. Be sure to give them time to buy drinks. 14 . Romanians are not used to such a full camp schedule. Make sure the girls know that you are there for them and keep them busy. Bring extra bug spray and sun block. with many developing illnesses they blamed on lack of soup. Homesickness will be a factor. In Roman 2001 the girls insisted on hot soup every day.ticipate in sports. or if you choose not to use it. Food If you dont have a facility at your camp for cooking. A medical emergency plan should be in place before camp starts because you never know what might come up. Provide healthy snacks like fruit if you can.
and they were responsible for checking the schedule. Other announcements were made at this time by counselors and campers. We divided it up into puzzle shaped pieces and had each camper write her name on a piece. Also. (Note: its a good idea each night for the counselors to read the wall and change any negative comments into positive ones. (ªuncuiuº 2001 used colored index cards. on the third day of the camp. come here!. One of our goals was to have girls meet girls from other regions recognizing that everyone is the same. Posting the Schedule Each night the schedule was finalized by the counselors in their early nightly meeting and posted. The message was clear that we wanted to have a great time but that we had to abide by some basic rules or we wouldnt get anything done. Messages could be written anonymously or signed. We told the campers that this affirmation wall was a way to express positive things we thought of others at the camp. safety pins and string. made the counselors put up a sheet for themselves. In the evening there were several activities that encouraged bonding of the cabin groups (cabin cheer.CAMP ITSELF When campers arrived at camp they were greeted by several counselors who had arrived earlier in the day to organize the camp logistics. Campers were requested to wear their nametags at all times so that we could call them by their names rather than. This really wasnt much of an issue because the girls developed the rules themselves for the camp and they were very eager. For the ªuncuiuº 2001 camp. We did not allow girls to switch rooms. and the campers signed until their hearts content. This was not very popular at first as many of the girls had bonded on the trip and wanted to stay together. name and their discussion group sticker on it. Affirmation Wall GOAL: fun and positive reinforcement What? When? Who? How? In the hallway of our dorm. but it proved to be very successful by the end of the camp. We left a package of markers out near the wall. etc. These discussion groups also met in the afternoons and went through the team-building exercises together. A list of quotes is provided in the Appendix. as we wanted them to get to know as many people as possible. Only positive messages were allowed. If the girls missed hearing an important announcement. These groups were different from the cabin groups. door decorating. The girls were always interested in knowing what was going to happen next and we often left the schedule mysterious to pique their interest. One camp had one major situation that was handled as a group but that was a clear violation of our no smoking rule and the girl was sent home. This proved very successful as the team-building activities followed up on themes that were discussed in the morning.) We wrote their name on the back of the name tag and left the front space with the group stickers free for them to write their name as they wished to be called.). it was written down and placed on the schedule. There were one or two counselors attached to each group and they met throughout the week and led any small group discussions that were part of the morning sessions. The campers responded to this very well and appreciated having an environment where the adults really cared about them enough to make them follow the rules. the talent show on the last night had each room presenting their talent as a room. We put 5 or so girls from different communities into groups. Name Tags Discussion Groups One of the main ways that we divided the girls up was into small discussion groups. 15 . we took large sheets of white paper. And it gave us flexibility to change the schedule if we had to. but every counselor was on duty as far as maintaining order at camp. HEY YOU! Girl in the blue shirt. these groups can be used as chore teams or meal groups (if you have to eat in shifts. This also helped us to encourage the girls to be responsible for being on time. Counselors were also asked to do the same thing. We ended the morning announcements with a quote read by a counselor or a camper. As soon as they got off the bus/train they were given a nametag that had their room number.) Messages ranged from I like your hair to You are the best friend Ive ever had! The girls really got into this activity and due to popular demand. Rules and Discipline One counselor was in charge of major discipline offenses.) Cabin Groups The girls were all placed into different rooms (we were in a dormitory setting) and they were purposefully mixed to encourage meeting new people. Morning Announcements and Quote Each morning prizes were given out for the winning room(s) that were asleep at Lights Out.
etc. The three main rules: no drinking. I gave out prizes the first hour to a group of 5 girls who were all speaking English without prodding. bats. you can fill them in. pens. Night Duties Each GLOW counselor was given a night to be on duty. The girls that were in their beds and quiet at the appointed time were given a prize. the rules were posted on the wall so they were accessible to every camper. It was clear to me this had not happened before. A budget is an absolute must. The next morning the counselor that had been on duty the night before made quite a presentation out of awarding the prizes to the campers that were in the quiet rooms. In the appendix are budgets from several camps to give you some suggestions. By the end of the camp everyone had won prizes and every room had won something. Your budget is going to be different based on what you do. I gave each of the wonderful women in the kitchen as well as the sweetheart that cleaned the tabara 100. Also the counselor was responsible for waking the girls up in time for breakfast and dealt with any problems that came up in the night (sickness. Tips At the end of the ªuncuiuº 2001 camp. two counselors led a brainstorming discussion on camp rules. The schedule was jampacked and they were exhausted as were the counselors but didnt want to go to bed. no drugs were already well established. giving a prize to the room(s) that were quiet with lights out when we said lights out. Each counselor signed every one and counselors randomly gave them out at the very end of camp. as counselors. after announcements. Certificates The girls adore certificates and they dont have to be fancy. Girls were encouraged to create rules that they were willing to follow and to speak up against rules that were proposed that they thought were unfair. Then as you figure out what the girls really like to be called. whos the cutest counselor? And so on. (Note: This was not exactly the case at the ªuncuiuº camp. I could have asked for the moon at that point and they would have given it to me. etc. attend all sessions. and put them into a huge ponga. wild colored post-it notes. when the campers were finished. and so did we. The campers were told that they were going to create the rules and then we were all going to live by them during the camp. be on time. we collected lots of little things as prizes hair clips. Leftover prizes at the ªuncuiuº 2001 camp were given out by two counselors asking trick questions: whos the best counselor. Anything will work but it should be small and inexpensive. Then. They were so thrilled that their work had been appreciated. Other counselors could give out prizes for various pieces. The campers rules were comprehensive and stricter than ours. several counselors came up with an ingenious creative way to fill them out.Rule Development Exercise As an entire group. That counselor checked to make sure the girls were in their rooms and quiet at Lights Out. where you go and how many people are in- 16 . So we went with outright bribery.) Clean Up This jobs importance was at the end of the camp. The counselor on duty announced prizes would be given for not only lights out but clean roomsand provided garbage bags in the hallway and the girls threw away all accumulated trash.000 lei. Prizes Prior to the camp. This seemed to be the exception to the above rule so ) Lights Out One of the biggest challenges was keeping the girls on schedule and getting them to bed at night. Never underestimate the value of appreciation. Each morning.000 lei stores also. One room won an extra prize for going from worst to best. Get a plain template and just put the dates of your camp on it. The girls wanted no rules and so we were forced to pull rules out of them respect for others. when we had to clean up and leave. For the ªuncuiuº 2001 camp. etc. Budgeting To do any camp you need money. stationery sets. This worked unbelievably well! The 1999 Sovata camp had butterfly hair clips sent from America which were very popular. we added our rules if they were not already mentioned and had a discussion about them. Stuff from America is great but you can ace out at those 6. but the girls got their sleep. no smoking. the counselor on duty the night before made a presentation (discussed above) and gave out prizes. Finally. Be prepared to have enough prizes to give each girl 2-3. Bribery? Perhaps. They took all the colored markers and systematically drew different borders all over.
so be prepared to give them a lot of time for this. 17 . All of the major sessions require handouts of some kind. etc are great. Journals. Keep in mind. Letters to themselves: youll need paper. pens. Always overestimate your costs its better to come in under budget and have leftover money than find youve dug deep in your own pocket for things! Basic suggestions: Do your budget in US$. This worked out really well as everyone had the same materials. Team teaching works really well. It will only work. The lesson plans for these sessions are included in this section and handouts can be found in the Appendix.000 lei stores. including songs for the campfire. while others (Goal Setting and Community Service) are creations of the PCVs who led those sessions at GLOW 99. pick and choose which sessions you want to do. Community Service. If the girls are coming from far away. Some are taken from the book Choices.and the propensity for human nature to forget the student books.5 million lei. Or develop more and share with everyone! Heres a quick list of a variety of activities. Not just male/female but ethnic/religious/class ones should be approached. Transportation is a big issue. encourage the girls to drink lots and lots of water and be prepared for that. Take this time to introduce the idea as well as explain that there are many different types of leaders Self Esteem/Values. Conflict Resolution: Show campers ways to constructively resolve their problems in all areas of their life. Wood: if you have a campfire you may have to purchase wood. Things sent from the States are eagerly grabbed up. remember they may need meals along the way. etc. You can have girls bring their own plain white t shirts or provide them for consistency. Leadership: Leadership is a relatively new idea in Romania. The development of a community service project is also a possibility here. Water. Note: the survey the girls have to fill out is very long and then they have to do the math. Emotion Control: O Henry. they may need bag lunches or dinners. Granola bars. Just remember when budgeting try to think of all possible costs. Theyre broken into Morning. some sessions may run longer than others.food always disappears faster than you think it will. Costs of developing varies from town to town. Decision Making: Take the campers through the decision making process help them to prioritize etc Goal Setting: Another relatively new concept here in Romania that there are different things that you can strive for. If youre preaching good nutrition. especially if a proposal asked for 2 million lei. If theyre going back a long ways. inexpensive items such as hair clips. which by the time it arrives is only worth 1. whatever you choose. I eagerly took the advice and example of the Bulgarian GLOW camp 2001 and put all the handouts into a manual for the campers and one for the counselors. there is a stigma attached to this because of forced volunteering during Communism. And again beware of the student discount . Photocopies. Check out your local 6. you can make them whatever length or importance you want or need. Use this time to explore the necessity and benefits of community service for all involved. You can go fancy or simple. many camps provide girls with basic notebooks and pens for journalling. Help the campers explore their own goals and develop plans for achieving them. This places an emphasis on keeping a separate journal. A community based camp will be much cheaper than a large national camp. Plan for a snack in the morning and one in the afternoon it keeps up the energy levels. Fascinating look at what each camper values. The fluctuation of the lei can have a big impact on your budget. especially if you lay out the ground rules for discussion before you start and stick to them. Each counselor or a pair of counselors developed their lesson plans. healthy snacks are important. The counselors manual had extra stuff in it such as directions on how to do the sessions. For the Girda 2001 camp. T shirts. This item can add up quickly with handouts for various sessions. Stereotypes/Attitudes. DO Put in a miscellaneous category to give you just a little leeway on forgotten items. Train prices change periodically so anticipate a 25% increase.volved. Sessions in general work really well as guided discussion groups. however. Unfortunately. fruit. etc. For several sessions at ªuncuiº 2001. we ran out of time and some we had too much time. Your camp may provide that but itll cost you Snacks are a must. To encourage journalling. Bridge Skills: from the Life Skills Manual. A group photo for each of the girls in their tye dyed t shirts is a great reminder of the camp. candles. Afternoon and Evening but you can call them whatever you like! And remember. envelopes and stamps Activities Each camp is very different so pick and based on your goals. if its all planned well in advance. Participants get to build a bridge with information over the sea of problems. Morning Sessions Each morning began with morning announcements and then the major (morning) session. Photos. Prizes (or bribes?) Go with small. Always plan for 50% more than you think you need . A common practice GLOW camp activity is to have the girls tye dye t shirts. Water jugs at mealtimes. An interesting way to get participants to talk about emotions and how to work with them.
it seems important to explain why this rule was set up. to empty the garbage from your mind to get to the real. 4) Exhale: reverse the action. then use diaphragm to push belly button towards your lower back. Emphasize to the girls that this is confidential and private and they can write in any language they want. office@outwardbound. Check out the book Friendship Bracelets by Laura Torres. (Show us your best Moulin Rouge imitation. www. start by reading aloud a journal writing concept . Then they have to find something or do something. Try to choose activities that can go on. This session was designed by two PCVs. then chest. Relax neck muscles. hug knees an try to relax spine as much as possible. starting with the most important: breathing. stickers. community. Consider inviting a local woman doctor. Next exercise: 1) lie on back. Journal Decorating: Using notebooks have the girls decorate their own journal for use during the camp.ro. push down into belly.) Team Building. beginning with I think I feel. markers. domestic abuse.where you write from your stream of consciousness. Fill belly with air. nor aware of grammar or spelling. Nutrition: Young women all around the world have self image issues which often translates to eating disorders. Yoga. the dyed t-shirts gave a feeling of belonging and reinforced the teambuilding. An interesting activity that shows girls the life cycle of paper . bring legs to chest. Many camps have enlisted the assistance of Mike from the Haerbek Foundation (Str Salciei. Journal Writing: Hold a journal writing session and then set aside time each day for the girls to reflect on their experience and thoughts. There are lots of books on patterns if none of the counselors remember how to do this. Explain that the rule seemed important to prevent girls who hadnt smoked before to begin at this leadership camp. I want (10 minutes each. seeing the number of bracelets made during the whole camp and given as gifts. Give them newspaper clippings. 2) Get rooted: sit comfortable. ap 4. 065-210-905.both specializing in physical activities that develop team building skills. stamps. Using the information sheet. For the session. (appendix) interactively educate on the health threats of smoking by writing only the numbers associated with the facts on a flip chart. bl 2. We all did very easy techniques. Most American girls went through some bracelet making phase. 1) identify diaphragm: behind your belly-button. as this may be the goal of some of the girls who chose to come to camp. (Think of about 1 meter per color per bracelet and go from there.) The key to this is to tie the girls together in a group so theyre forced to work together. Friendship Bracelets. Another note: if you plan a major session after a long physical day. arms. If you have trouble thinking of how to begin. rape. but more acceptable in the culture at a younger age. stomach and legs relaced. Afternoon Activities These were generally a mix of different activities. Provide an adult role model that doesnt smoke preferably from the local culture to explain why they chose not to do so. glitter and then cover the books with clear plastic to protect them. especially to get them in the spirit of writing. the counselors will have to be incredibly energetic and patient. 4100 Harghita. The girls enjoyed the very hands on experience. powerful thoughts underneath. The campers really enjoyed this aspect of the camp. Back is STRAIGHT. At ªuncuiuº 2001 we held a morning session in the afternoon after a hike to a local cave and it wasnt until the second half of the session that the girls perked up. rain or shine. The girls discussed how/why portrayals in the media shouldnt affect self esteem negatively. Hold for 5. Klutz Publishing. walk together and laugh together. psychologist or sociologist to talk about this. Or if sun is a necessity. as it is illegal. just write I dont know what to write over and over until another idea appears. The latter is obvious. Paper Making. you can move it to a different day. Miercurea Ciuc. Drinking is also at their age. For camps with a strict rule forbidding smoking. 066-122-177) or Outward Bound Romania (Piata Trandafilior 55.freewriting . 4300. This is an appropriate time to bring up sexual harassment. Scavenger Hunt: Be creative. ISBN 1-57054-053-5. Explain what a proper diet is. Then ask for volunteers to guess what they think each number has to do with smoking. (Jumping jacks are a real winner to watch. A time to explore the traditional and changing roles of women in Romania.and how easy it is to make. Palo Alto. One idea that works really well is to have the girls solve riddles or clues to find the next clue. teambuilding etc. legs crossed.ro) . Body Image/Advertising. your point of origin. drinking and drugs. 3) inhale: begin at point of origin. Stress moderation and educate about the social and physical problems that alcohol abuse causes.) Focused Writing. Heres a chance to share that with the campers. This is a good one to do at the beginning of the camp. CA. is important in deciding if we are affected negatively/positively if at all.. It is highly possible that girls who come to camp may already be somewhat addicted to cigarettes. 18 . Gender Roles: A very GLOWy topic. It was a powerful session as it really showed how each of us is influenced by the media and magazines. etc. creative. The point is to write. the importance of exercise and rest. Give the schedule of topics to them a couple of weeks in advance so that if possible team building can complement what is discussed during other sessions. This is an activity that can incorporate many themes environment. It was great because realizing the power of the images we see daily in advertising etc. Discuss safe methods of quitting. Targu Mures. A very fun activity that the girls loved. From there move on to other exercises. This must be included in future GLOW camps. arrange to do it early in the camp so if it rains. Repeat. Tie Dying: A messy but simple way to make Camp Glow T shirts.outwardbound. Smoking. scB.) Definitely a success. shoulders and ll muscles of the face. wherein the girls are given a specific topic or quote to think about is also useful. just writing non stop for 10 minutes. then throat. Be prepared to have a lot of string/floss.
Bring the girls to an open field. Have the girls link arms with someone that they hadnt talked to before. A major highlight of the camp. 2) bring head up to knees. We told them early on about the talent show to let them come up with ideas on what to present. go for it the girls absolutely adore them. based on experience. This can turn into a very emotional experience. Afterwards it was open dance! Night Hike: No flashlights allowed! Begin around dusk. then left. Leaders should be prepared to begin the sharing to allow the girls time to think and to get things going. a favorite activity or something ordinary. Evening Activities These can be very diverse. Next exercise: Neck roll. (Note: try to discourage counselors from adding their own questions or questions they think the girls should have asked. we burned those notes symbolically declaring limits that we impose on ourselves but that we can overcome. 2) make sure shoulders are relaxed. Its a great first night bonding activity and youll be thrilled and amazed at how creative the girls are. is to have a GLOW counselor lead the hike whos already done it before. The leader looks for an opening and someone else is left standing in the center of the circle. Then the counselor points out that all this light surrounding us started from just one candle highlighting the importance and power of the individual to change the world! Door decorating. Theyll have some of their own to share. but alternate legs. Whoever has done that thing must run to find a new spot on the circle. such as a ditch or log. wrapping paper. have them teach it. and give each room a bunch of stuff and have them create a door that reflects them. trust hike. Before the campfire. The girls LOVE campfires. Every girl has questions about sex. The girls are invited to sit in a circle and a candle is lit. When the leader encounters an obstacle. during the daytime. yoga. At the end of the week go through the questions and have an open talk about sex. beginning with the words Have you ever and ending with something she has done. pictures. When everyone has had a chance to share. who asks the next question. square dancing. go for it. A counselor slowly lights their own candle and then lights one of the campers candles. (2 versions in the appendix. it can be a directed sharing or an open one. who wishes to speak. (Put butcher paper on the door first!) Watch them go. The person. . 3) Repeat. Teach salsa. Dance: the girls need such a session. If you can offer swimming lessons. This went over really well! At the Sovata 1999 and ªuncuiuº 2001 camps. GLOW Olympics: Divide the girls into teams and have them compete in different games.slowly move head from side to side. disco. 1) simply roll neck slowly and gently beginning to the right three times. then slowly lower both head and knees simultaneously. A session of stretching before starting off is a very good idea. etc. It can be an embarrassing story. Everest and campers exhausted before they leave the driveway of the camp. Then at the campfire that night. She asks a question. In the appendix are song sheets for some popular American tunes. A recommendation. to the crew (no individuals). This will provide a good base for discussion and journal writing. Candle ceremony. To encourage bonding and full participation ask each room to present a skit. The girls will all want to sunbathe or swim in local watering holes. going in a camp without having parties or some replacement for parties must be very hard to accept by teenagers. Day Hike. Gather decorating materials ribbons. I cant funeral. At the beginning of the camp introduce the SEX BOX and place it in an accessible location with paper and pen so that the girls can write their questions and drop them in. Then a sharing time is begun. Lie flat.) 19 . A leader starts out in the center of a large circle with no open space (like in musical chairs). This was a major hit. Depending on the issues of the camp or within the group. All the girls stand in a circle with a candle. Be sure to bring a medical kit and have every counselor/camper bring a water bottle. Play until it is dark. Play Have you ever? with them. Have them make a poster and develop a team cheer. The sex discussion also prompted questions on the campers part and they could get some answers to questions that otherwise are difficult to ask/ get answers to normally in Romania in their communities. At ªuncuiuº 2001 we had two counselors lead the girls in different modern dance styles including an African dance. and so on. song. etc. Find some more and share with the girls. That camper then lights that of the girl next to her and it slowly goes around the circle until everyone has a lit candle. country line dancing. It is best in a patch of woods that has been investigated previously. at dinner that night we asked the girls to write something down they thought they couldnt do. Everyone should join hands in the circle and the leader should begin the night. hand in hand in a long line. Movie Night: Rent a thought provoking movie in English and gather the girls for a slumber party. she whispers it to the next girl and it is passed down the line. Emphasize fun and teamwork and de emphasize competition. Youll have campers ready to tackle Mt. If you have counselors who know something in particular.anything! Campfire. asks for the candle.) Swimming. not both. (Note: not a competition!) Talent Show: Let the girls showcase their talents. coasters. Sex and Relationships talk. Dance is very popular any kind. the candle is extinguished and the walk back to camp. to show alternative ways of dancing. The hike should end in a clearing. making sure to emphasize keeping the group together. counselors also participated in this show. If you can have smores. something silly. It was good to show to the girls how they can express emotions through movement and dance.
After this. (appendix. The condom on the banana is a great teaching tool note. And even if anyone has issues. its still good to be able to help out your friends.) This let the girls know that men and women can be open about sex and answer questions honestly. HANG IN THERE AND BE POSITIVE! The girls will inspire you and youll walk away from this camp stunned at the transformation of the girls. We were very straightforward in not advocating sex at all pushing the wait until youre ready line. from condom use to virginity and masturbation. It was a great opportunity to talk about sex and using condoms. Its all worth it! 20 . Prices go up. Hey.) We stated upfront that this was entirely voluntary and if anyone felt uncomfortable they did not have to do this. keep in mind by the end of the week. have a pizza party for the girls. Then each girl was handed a banana and a condom while two counselors described and demonstrated how to put it on. against them. That easily segued into a discussion on how to say no to sex (appendix). It can be a very powerful session and the girls will talk about it for quite a while. (At the ªuncuiuº 2001 camp. Yet. its a good idea to see how easy they are to use. The girls will get overwhelmed. cramming a lot into a short time.) This section was a big hit. if you end up with leftover money. however for those demonstrating. we dropped a session and increased the time for the hike. something unexpected happens. You need to give them some. As counselors you want to share so much. we began with a discussion on HIV/AIDS. Complaints were then heard about being bored ce sã facem?) Money. the male counselors came back and we started answering questions from the box. (This is always a good answer as girls are always wanting to help out their friends. plan an hour and a half for lunch. BUT. Practice first Ai Grijã For the girls who come to the camp. We broke up the girls into small groups and each girl rolled that condom onto the banana. We explained that even if you never ever planned to use a condom. The girls all laughed and joked and felt secure about asking questions. emphasize to them that they are doing something totally different completely unlike other camps. It always costs more than you think to do things. Plan for that and keep a contingency fund. So. getting there can be a trial. male and female. For this section. especially since girls usually dont have the opportunity to discuss sex in such an open and straightforward way. for example.At the ªuncuiuº 2001 and Girda 2001 camps. It covered a wide range of topics. keep your balance. And the sex talk was great. (Earlier that evening we had gone through all the questions and pre-assigned the notes to individual counselors. religious or otherwise. giving the girls several hours of down time. The girls were pretty well informed on how to get it and what it all means. we asked the male counselors to leave. freak about it and scream for free time. getting the condom off the banana is not quite as easy as it looks. theyll have adjusted and will be begging for more.
He and other HCN trainers will participate in leadership training activities such as self-esteem. with CRSE (Regional Center for Ecological Survey) Oradea. Our Big Sea Constanþa. will direct activities in caving. and goal setting. LIFE. To dovetail with the LIFE project. empowering participants for fuller participation in their society. This camp will serve as a demonstration and trial run for a new long-term project of CRSE: ecotourism and environmental education. as the nation moves from a command to a market economy. factories are being shut down right and left. generate income using local existing resources and increase values on traditional. Now. Parks for Youth: Ecological Guard. rock climbing. investment in skiing opportunities and facilities (REDIS OF) partner with Bihor County Council During Communism. Transylvania Ecological Club and the Neamt Ecoforest Association Regional Economic Development. SUMMARY The project we are seeking funding for is a one week camp for girls Girls Leading Our World (GLOW) to take place the second week in July. With over 60 organizations from environmental education to caving. Earth Day. CRSE is developing an ecotourism business. it will become a revenue source for CRSE. funded by the European Union. Bihor. 2001 A. as time progresses. throughout Romania. (Regional Center for Ecological Survey) is a thriving environmental organization in the northwest corner of Romania. It will support community development to stimulate the local production. The project has a strong educational character. Other projects supported by CRSE include an eco-tourism business. Forests and Environmental Protection Parks for Life. CRSE serves as an information network and support center for its members while itself being very active in initiating and coordinating conservation and community development projects. assertiveness. Emil Racoviþã Speleological Institute. Instruction and Formation: training citizens to detect environmental problems and report them to the EPA. essentially cross training the trainers in additional activities. Env. The overall goal of this camp is to develop stronger leadership and English-language skills. devastating the small communities that surrounded them.Appendix SPA Grant Application Submitted by Janet Hughes. the residents have resorted to short term solutions such as massive clearcutting in national forests. CRSE ecotourism project coordinator. This camp will benefit some 60 girls through a week of leadership training. Participants will be selected on the basis of an essay contest and will attend the camp for free. as it proposes new solutions for supporting social and economical development through sustainable use of natural and traditional cultural heritage. STATEMENT OF NEED CRSE. One major project. Other successful projects include: LIFE Project Combined Actions for Protection and Natural Patrimonial Development of the Apuseni Mountains partner with Romanian Speleological Federation. environmental education and outdoor sporting. a childrens education project for recycling and numerous caving excursions. B. Reconciliation with Nature: youth environmental education programs Inter-regional observatory for diagnosis and action in the Apuseni Mountain territories partner with Alba. hiking and kayaking. decision-making. As their farms had long been taken away. massive layoffs left residents with few sources of income. or vandalizing caves of anything of value including rare crystals and rocks. generating monies to continue to conserve and protect the natural resources of the region. there was a great shift in Romanian society from an agrarian to an industrial base with total disregard for the environment as well as appreciation for traditional culture. Paul Iacobas. A small business designed to be an offshoot of CRSE and. historical and cultural patrimony of the area. 21 . networking. România January 31. Headquartered in Oradea. PCV. Bihor and Hunedoara County Councils National Environment Center for NGOs partner with the Bucharest and Tîrgu Mureº branches of the Rhododendron Association to Protect the Environment. This camp will be open to young women in ninth through eleventh grade. conflict resolution. Several major plants have closed in this region. the Bihor County Council and the Romanian Ministry for Water. it is a federation formed in 1995 with a primary focus to protect and conserve the Apuseni Mountains. is developing alternatives for sustainable tourist use of protected areas through the prevention of the continued degradation of the karst heritage and the restoration of adjacent degraded areas. As a result.
creating a network of friendship and support for these girls for the future. Romania remains a patriarchal society. Other funding sources: women oriented foundations. and sexuality remains a taboo topic in both schools and families. This camp will be conducted entirely in English. A recent poll on gender issues by the Open Society Foundation in August 2000. with just under 80% believe that women have to follow the male lead. By bringing in girls from all across Romania. SPA grant (January 2001) (JH) b. giving the girls free rein to express themselves in a safe atmosphere. prostitution. aspirations and struggles to achieve their success. PCV Env. travel agency owner. Chiºcãu. hiking and canoeing. leadership development of girls) (JH. highlights the challenges faced by women. Change can only happen from within. rock climbing. the girls will go caving. etc. This will show that role models exist for these girls. ) in a panel discussion. project coordinator for the eco-tourism project. PROJECT DESIGN & ACTION PLAN Note: Janet Hughes = JH. The first is to provide a training ground for the CRSE Eco-tourism project. Identify HCNs to work with (Paul Iacobas with CRSE will be primarily responsible for this) (PI) Determine facility (Tabara in ªuncuiuº) and date (July 15-21. Doctors receive minimal education in womens health issues. CRSE will be able to pull from a wider set of training materials in several languages. Romanian Ministry of Youth and Sports (April 2001) (KS. Begin reading previous camp materials. Vadu Criºului. intelligence and ambitions. we will focus on team building and cooperation. who will also participate in the leadership and creative activities. a mixture of men and women. we will emphasize the participants opportunities to educate and support their female friends and relatives. will benefit these girls as well as the outward ripple effect throughout the community. 2001) (January 2001) (PI) Investigate funding sources and begin application process (January April 2001) (JH) a. Determine goals of camp (CRSE eco-tourism project. The situation is further complicated by a shaky economic situation throughout the country. D. Paul Iacobas = PI. an international language. As the eco-tourism business begins to grow and expand. KS) a. For Paul Iacobas. Overcoming these obstacles can only happen by empowering the young women of Romania to demand full participation and leadership. As part of the broadening efforts. For the other HCN trainers. Kelly Sweeney = KS. Peace Corps Partnership Grant (January 2001) (JH) e. etc. Have them send out letters. KS) 22 . and Paul Iacobaº. Providing them with leadership training and outdoor education will give them greater awareness of their own strengths and weaknesses. In an article of the Central Europe Review. PI) d. (February March 2001) (PPCV) c.The main goal is to preserve the natural heritage through ecologically based tourism in ªuncuiuº. Raised in a patriarchal culture. Trafficking of women. Gîrda and Padiº. GOALS AND OBJECTIVES There are two long-term goals for providing this camp. they state According to the Romanian Society for Feminist Analyses. creativity. Some 63% of men and women consider household tasks to be primarily the responsibility of women. Throughout the week. This camp will be managed by Janet Hughes. Rotary Clubs. Ariºeni. but the bottom line is that Romanian women must learn how to reach out for the choices and opportunities that await them. Focusing only on girls will remove the competing for boys attention factor. will emphasize exploration and appreciation of the Apuseni Mountains. A GLOW camp that stresses leadership training for girls. microcredit enterprise organization director. KS) b. Write and distribute friends and family fundraising letter to all participating PCVs. Our hope is that each of these persons will affect a larger circle of friends and family. domestic violence and sexual harassment are regarded as a womans fault. women business leaders (doctor. where women are regarded primarily as mothers and wives. KS. Strict gender roles are strongly enforced by most families and the majority of Romanian society. (February April 2001) (JH. This camp. it will expose them to additional training techniques and philosophies. to include some 60 girls. will discuss their goals. The second long-term goal is broadening the horizons of some 60 girls from around Romania. Few laws protect women from domestic violence or sexual harassment. from ethnic Hungarian enclaves to ethnic Romanian strongholds. most Romanian women remain faithful to their household because this is the only place where they are important and listened to. as well as teaching them to appreciate and understand their natural patrimony. Participating Peace Corps Volunteers = PPCV) Announce GLOW camp and invite PCV volunteers from around the country to participate (January-February 2001) (JH. 13 November 2000) regarding the status of Romanian women. women lack representation in many aspects of national and regional government. Paul will be assisted in the outdoor sporting activities by other HCN. to enable the project coordinator to do a test run of an outside group (foreigners) with very different expectations of a camp. as well as other women in their community. bank director. Nudging and prodding from the European Community helps. Friends and family. A GLOW camp for girls fits squarely within this project and CRSEs goals. shaped as future mothers of the nation under Communism. From a tabara in ªuncuiuº. No 39. C. Solicit comments and advice from prior leaders of camps (JH. working with Janet Hughes (10 Env) and Kelly Sweeney (11 TEFL) will give him a wider range of experiences and expertise to draw upon when dealing with foreign tourists and campers in the future. from small villages and large cities. assigned to less powerful positions in society. (Vol 2. and enforcement is almost nonexistent. PI) c. women may be even scared by the new competitive criteria of the labor market.
) Lodging and meals will be covered by grants from other funders (PCPP. while other supplies will be covered by other donors. Paul and his team will hold complete responsibility for outdoor activities such as leading hikes. PI. etc. their participation will be integral to the success of the project. lights out Arrivals at ªuncuiuº. etc. Develop Schedule. through his training with the Romanian and International Scouting organizations. from their site to Oradea and then from Oradea to ªuncuiuº by personal trains. Equipment for outdoor training will be covered by partially by CRSE and partially by other funders. Formally invite formally women business leaders from Oradea for two separate panel discussions. Their enthusiasm and commitment to the project will be contagious. July 8. To the greatest extent possible. logistics. Up until the last moment. 2001 Breakfast Morning session: Introduction. lights out Day 3: Tuesday. etc. We will be trying to make arrangements to get the campers either into Cluj or Oradea for the best connections. (PI. (KS) Select Campers (May 2001) (PPCV) a. Participating Peace Corps Volunteers (some 10 in all) will publicize and coordinate the essay contest for potential campers and. Transport will be via CFR (paid by SPA funding) at an average of 190. nuts and bolts. cav- 23 . Lunch Afternoon session: Introductions. (Some campers may be arriving via 2nd class sleeping cars from Galati and the Black Sea coast. Alternative activities will be planned for days where weather will not permit activities such as rock climbing. Hold essay contest in each town and select campers. 2001 Breakfast Morning session: teambuilding or creative activities(tie dying. exploring caving or scaling cliffs through rock climbing. PI) a. Determine size of outdoor activity groups. b. with the assistance of participating Peace Corps Volunteers. Split into teambuilding activities Lunch Afternoon session: Split into outdoor activities: hiking. It is an hour and a half outside of Oradea. The operational and management team will consist of Kelly Sweeney (PCV) along with Janet Hughes and Paul Iacobas. caving. They will hold informational meetings and collect the deposit monies. KS. schedule. Hold informational meetings. or sex education. any cancellations will be filled by campers on the waiting list. We will have a nurse either on-call or actually at camp to deal with potential injuries and problems. At the camp. Potential challenges: We are strenuously trying to avoid all possible disasters at the camp.000 lei per camper and counselors. Each volunteer will be assigned specific responsibilities including bed and room checks. July 9. Training materials will be provided by the PC Women in Development Committee and the Scouts International. Dinner icebreakers. obtain feedback. rock climbing. journals. Currently preliminary acceptance has come from a doctor and the executive director of a womens microcredit enterprise organization. outdoor training costs for caving. (PI) b. Organizational facilities will be provided by the CRSE office in Oradea. lights out Day 2: Monday. using criteria established by the management team. Day 1: Sunday. assessment (July August 2001. KS. This group will develop the schedule. We will also bring with us a medical kit from Peace Corps with extra painkiller pills (aspirin) as well as bandages to handle scrapes. Dinner Leadership training session Quiet time. c. etc. ªuncuiuº is not the worlds easiest place to get in and out of. JH) c. etc.) Lunch Afternoon session: outdoor activities: hiking. objectives and camper selection process. 2001 Tentative Schedule for camp ing. leading activities such as tie dying. Already. or journal writing. October 2001) (JH. Dinner Leadership training session Quiet time. Plan B activities will be provided for those individuals who refuse to join scheduled activities. Camper Selection Process. A key coordination issue will be the arrival and departure of all campers. July 10. Paul Iacobaº and other HCNs involved in the project will be given full responsibility. icebreakers. Post-camp assessment and feedback will be performed by the management team. rules Quiet time. rejection and wait list. review of previous evenings logistics. Determine camper selection process essay on leadership. friends and family). This assessment will serve as a useful guide for future projects conducted by CRSE and the ecotourism team. PPCV) Janet Hughes (PCV) and Paul Iacobas (CRSE) will serve as the primary project managers of the GLOW camp. while others will travel by bus or personal trains. Collect deposit money Hold Camp (July 2001) Post-camp: follow-up. Send out formal letters of acceptance. choose the campers to attend the camp. Activities such as rock climbing and caving require small groups and are equipment intensive. will be covered partially by CRSE and partially by the SPA grant. Supply Lists ( March-April 2001) (JH. his suggestions have been incorporated into the plans.
505. The Peace Corps Partnership Proposal will be sent for approval to the PC Romania office in early February. some $600 has already been raised through Friends and Family. (PCV).160. 2001 Breakfast Closing session: wrap-up Departure The budget for the GLOW camp will be supplemented by donations from the Peace Corps Partnership Program. will work together in order to insure the timeline is being followed and to make alterations to the schedule if needed. 24 . MONITORING AND EVALUATION Monitoring To monitor the planning of the camp. equipment and supplies. Input and advice will be solicited from other PCVs who have successfully organized such camps. Proposals to various foundations will be sent out in late February. Sources of Funding Summary: Peace Corps SPA Peace Corps Partnership Program Other Donors Friends and Family CRSE HCNs PCVs Total Budget: $1. lights out Day 7: Saturday. and other funders. presentation supplies..00 $3. use of facilities and meals for one week. film and developing.15 $74. F. the management team of Janet Hughes. harnesses. activities supplies. detailing the activities of the camp and its success or failure.028. expenses of additional HCN volunteers as well as Paul Iacobass salary. During the camp. and foundations. lights out Day 6: Friday. CRSE will donate meeting and organizational space. For our goal of using the camp as a trial run for the eco-tourism project.77 To date. July 11. The following is the budget for the funding requested from the SPA grant: Item Transportation for girls to camp HCN Outdoor Trainers Printing and Copying Journals Total for Spa Request SPA $780. etc. Paul Iacobas and his staff will be asked to write a report. Evaluation We have planned several different evaluations of the camp. July 13. lamps. Kelly Sweeney (PCV) and Paul Iacobas. telephone. transportation for campers and PCVs. etc. outdoor activities equipment rental including: kayaks.00 $414.Day 4: Wednesday. while letters to friends and family are projected to be sent out will be sent out in late February and early March. such as Rotary Clubs. COST BREAKDOWN/BUDGET Other sources will cover HCN Outdoor Trainers. printing and copying and miscellaneous.00 $783. journals. coveralls. preparation costs such as. 2001 Breakfast Morning session: Outdoor activities Lunch Afternoon session: Leadership training activities Dinner Creative activities Quiet time. lights out Day 5: Thursday.62 $190.50 $7.85 $665. 2001 Breakfast Morning session: creative activities Lunch Afternoon session: outdoor activities: Dinner Leadership training Talent Show Quiet time. July 12. July 14. printing costs.62 $247. transportation for business leaders panel. office space. friends and family.495. Nurse.00 E. each evening the management team and all training staff will meet to review the activities of the day. 2001 Breakfast Morning session: teambuilding Lunch Afternoon session: outdoor activities Dinner Leadership training session Bonfire Quiet time. Attached is a full budget with breakdowns for the project..65 $866.38 $120.00 $1. HCN volunteers. T-shirts.
ADDENDA CRSE brochure. At the wrap-up session. each girl will be asked again to write a letter to herself about how those expectations were met. each girl will be asked to fill out an evaluation form. At the beginning of the camp. For each camper. Paul will be responsible for a final evaluation of the operations of the camp. we will handle evaluations in two different areas: camp operations and personal development. G. each girl will be asked her expectations of the camp essentially to write a letter to herself. Ecotourism project flyer. On the final day of the camp. After six months. particularly in terms of the community service commitment.highlighting projects that worked and noting those that didnt. This form will be compiled and distributed to all participants. Follow-ups will be held by each PCV. 25 . campers and trainers. These letters will be discussed and collected. both letters will be sent to each participant with an evaluation to see how they now feel about their experience.
DC 20526 April 10. Targu Mures Chris Grove 4300 Targu Mures Aleea Cornisa Bl. Participants will be involved in English-language discussions and activities concerning issues related to leadership. I have had several female students share stories of domestic violence in their families and the families of their friends. Topics will include gender role stereotypes. To emphasize the opportunities for and importance of community service.Grant Application for Peace Corps Partnership Program Girls Leading Our World Camp 2000. encouraging atmosphere. Few laws protect women from domestic violence or sexual harassment. and leadership in an open. 26 . social and economic backgrounds. from Targu Mures and surrounding villages. while most quickly identified various barriers faced by women in Romania. The camp will promote reconciliation and cooperation between women from these ethnic backgrounds. Description of Project Camp GLOW will include 24 young women in ninth through eleventh grade. Outdoors. Project Objectives The following are the objectives for Camp GLOW: To allow young women to discuss themselves. and sexuality remains a taboo topic in both schools and families. and goal setting. the camp will bring together girls from different high schools. in a nearby village. Finally. Five Peace Corps volunteers and four local women will facilitate the camp. as Romania attempts to integrate into the wider European community and to attract foreign investment. when participants will be encouraged to become involved in addressing a social problem facing their community. I am seeking support for an English-language. such as self-esteem. Ap. In the context of various lessons surrounding International Womens Day. due to the poor economic conditions of many students. and enforcement is almost nonexistent. sexual harassment. entitled Girls Leading Our World (GLOW). To encourage participants to consider specific issues facing women in Romania and to apply the skills that they have learned to these situations. Each of these factors seems to verify the need to empower young women for participation and leadership in Romanian society. many students struggled to identify female leaders or role models in their community or nation. Further. and domestic violence. This situation is exacerbated by poor economic conditions throughout the country. Targu Mures has been a center of ethnic conflict in Romania between the Romanian and Hungarian communities. decision-making. Doctors receive minimal education in womens health issues. decision-making. The overall goal of this camp is to develop stronger leadership and English-language skills in the participants. assertiveness. June 25 through July 1. and goal setting. assertiveness. their community. Community Need As an English teacher at one of the local high schools. 13. The camp will be free for all participants. NW Washington. To provide information concerning womens health issues. This will occur in the context of discussions about body image. According to the Romanian Society for Feminist Analyses. improved English-language skills will help to prepare the participants for opportunities in business and leadership. conflict resolution. Strict gender roles are strongly enforced by most families and the majority of Romanian society. Activities will focus on self-esteem. leadership camp. women lack representation in many aspects of national and regional government. Thus. Most experience regular verbal and physical sexual harassment. and ethnic heritages. relationships. chosen on the basis of an essay contest. 2000 Dear Member of the Peace Corps Partnership Program. Participants will be selected on the basis of an essay contest and will attend the camp for free. experiential education and artistic activities will complement these. in conjunction with guest presenters from the community. This aspect will be continued after the camp. 4 ROMANIA Peace Corps Partnership Program 1111 20th Street. empowering them for fuller participation in their society. This camp will be open to young women in ninth through eleventh grade. with serious violence erupting in 1990. The camp will last for one week. conflict resolution.
the local women facilitating the camp. The attached budget provides more specific quantitative information about each of these contributions. and gradually for the wider community. but also for young women throughout the city. local women will be involved in the GLOW camp and group. and relationships. Focus Eco Center. and at least two ethnic groups. Community Involvement Many persons in Targu Mures have been excited about this project. and building healthy relationships. These women will ideally be role models. not only for the GLOW camp participants. resolving conflict. in exchange for a contribution towards materials for the center. Outdoor experiential education and teambuilding activities will be facilitated by a local. their peers will be influenced and challenged by their example and leadership. Conclusion I am convinced that Camp GLOW will be a valuable experience for the individual participants. A local environmental organization. at a reduced rate. The Mures Womens Forum will make a presentation concerning the situation of women on the local and national level. In order to assess the effectiveness of the camp and to improve future camps. appreciating differences. the participants will represent four high schools. and their involvement will be integral to the camps success. Bolyai High School will provide facilities for the essay contest. Thank you for considering our project. Local women will be paired with Peace Corps volunteers as discussion group leaders and camp counselors. Community Benefits In addition to the individual benefits gained by each participant. the wider community will benefit from community service projects selected and undertaken by the participants as part of an after-camp GLOW group. such as overcoming stereotypes. Finally. Finally. female instructor from Outward Bound. Further. and community English teachers have already been active in promoting the camp. Sincerely. has agreed to provide its facilities in a nearby village for the camp.lifestyle habits. Residents of the village will prepare dinner each night. as well as evaluations of the camp. Significantly. This GLOW group will provide an ongoing forum for the participants to discuss issues relevant to their lives and their roles as leaders. with the goal of preparing them to facilitate both in upcoming years. Chris Grove Peace Corps Romania Enc: GLOW Line Item Budget 27 . To address human relationship issues. To improve the conversational English skills of the participants. three grade levels. we will have the participants complete personal questionnaires before and after the camp.
decision-making. Although our leadership camp was focused on issues facing the participants as young women. Another secondary benefit was the meaningful impact on the wider community. affirming environment. assertiveness. Although we did work with presenters before the camp. Romania Thank you for making a life-changing week possible for women in Romania. Twenty-four young women from four high schools in ? and seven local women joined five Peace Corps volunteers for our week-long Girls Leading Our World (GLOW) Camp. Team-building activities facilitated by a local female instructor were particularly beneficial in facilitating cooperation and understanding. which relied more on lecture than discussion and activities. For many. The young women shared personal accounts of sexual harassment. Informational scavenger hunts and outdoor activities brought the participants into contact with local villagers. This was also true for a local woman. Peace Corps Volunteer. In addition to the above. Some girls disliked the presentation-style of certain local presenters. while local women and Peace Corps volunteers tried to offer understanding and practical solutions. being listened to and validated was unique in their life experience. completing strengths-weaknesses-opportunities-threats analyses. perhaps more intensive cooperation with or training for local camp leaders would be beneficial in the future. as well as other women in their community. and mother of young children. eating disorders and the like. domestic violence. Together the participants agreed to communicate only in English.Thank You Report GLOW Camp. the participants discussed community needs. an environment of trust and freedom was successfully created. but the questions and stories of the young women challenged their ideas and stimulated further aspects of their planning for a domestic violence shelter. and the state of women in Romania. and both seem eager to continue to work with the participants. A journal was provided for each young woman. the young women shared their appreciation for opportunities to be creative and to share their creativity in a supportive. the participants were grateful for the encouragement and time to write in their journals each day. who asked questions. Thank you again for your generous contribution to the lives of these young women and to their community. sexual abuse. during such activities as the camp talent show. Romania 28 . hearing from and connecting with local women was a powerful experience for many of the participants. The camp ultimately had an equal number of ethnic Hungarians and ethnic Romanians. In addition to interactive sessions on self-esteem. The depth and reflection of the young women present also impressed the teachers. the young women bonded and formed friendships across ethnic lines. gender roles and values. and they expressed excitement about together addressing community needs as part of an ongoing GLOW group. many secondary benefits emerged. Two local teachers participated throughout the duration of the week. who were integrated in sleeping rooms and discussion groups. Members of a Romanian womens organization presented on issues of domestic violence. wife. and despite ongoing ethnic tensions in ? and Romania as a whole. Post-camp evaluations were extremely positive. and often extended warm hospitality to the young women. All seemed to consider the camp a very meaningful experience. Our hope is that each of these persons will affect a larger circle of friends and family. who had often viewed themselves as alone or misunderstood. On a positive note. who facilitated a session on relationships and conflict resolution. Almost unanimously. we emphasized the participants opportunities to educate and support their female friends and relatives. who is a student. Finally. Throughout the week. and a session early in the camp provided tips and ideas for writing and creating. shared meaningful stories of their lives. relationships and conflict resolution. Both were fascinated by the success of interactive teaching and expressed desires to bring this methodology into their classrooms.
and transportation). and for $25 you can give a Romanian girl a once-in-a-lifetime experience. GLOW CAMP Coordinators 29 . The camp will cost $25 per girl for the entire week. If you would also email us so that we can keep track of how much money we have raised we would greatly appreciate it. housing. All of us are very excited about this camp. We are writing a Peace Corps Partnership Grant to help cover part of the cost. goal-setting. It will be a seven-day camp held in a small village called ?. Here is how you can help. self-esteem. decision-making and womens issues in Romania. Please remember to make the check in the name of ?. right smack in the middle of Transylvania. Sincerely. providing the opportunity to continue discussions of issues relevant to their lives while encouraging them to make meaningful contributions to their city. supplies. although they do have to make a refundable deposit to guarantee their place and demonstrate their commitment to the camp. During the camp girls from different backgrounds will come together to participate in group activities and discussions on themes such as leadership. Many of you have asked us in the past how you can help us while we are here in Romania. easy and safe access to the money from here in Romania. This will cover all of their costs (food. We are continuing the tradition. but we still need to raise additional funds. 10th. The camp is free for the girls. Thanks for your help! Feel free to pass this message on to others who might be interested. We are working on putting together a camp called Camp GLOW. but we will have fast. Camp GLOW was actually conceived in 1994 by a Romania Peace Corps Volunteer. please send a check to the following address. This is the perfect opportunity. There will be 24 girls invited to the camp from the 9th. and are working diligently to make it a fun and meaningful experience for the participants. This is a great cause. and 11th grades of various high schools in ?. ? has a joint bank account with two of the camp coordinators. near the city of ?.Sample Family-Friends Fundraising Letter Dear Family and Friends. We have just held an essay contest to determine who will be accepted to the camp. We hope that this camp will have a lasting impact on our community through the establishment of an ongoing girls leadership group. The money will be deposited in the United States. If you would like to help us in our fund raising effort. GLOW stands for Girls Leading Our World.
The camp will be free for all participants. teaching and working with Romanian trainers in different experiential education techniques. encouraging atmosphere. Participants will be selected on the basis of an essay contest and will attend the camp for free. I am writing to seek your support for an English-language. conflict resolution. due to the poor economic straits in students in Romania. A GLOW camp that stresses leadership training for girls. rock climbing and hiking. most Romanian women remain faithful to their household because this is the only place where they are important and listened to. from the mountains of Bihor. The camp will emphasize outdoor. Romania. women lack representation in many aspects of national and regional government. resolving conflict. 2001 in Oradea. from all over Romania. The situation is further complicated by a shaky economic situation throughout the country. Yet. the mining town of Resita. sexual harassment. conflict resolution. Trafficking of women. Represented as well will be a variety of social and economic backgrounds and ethnic heritages. Some 63% of men and women consider household tasks to be primarily the responsibility of women. with just under 80% believe that women have to follow the male lead. including Western and American standards. Bihor. Inc. To address human relationship issues. through caving. assertiveness. This camp will be open to young women in ninth through eleventh grade. and enforcement is almost nonexistent. the cultural center of Brasov. rock climbing. entitled Girls Leading Our World (GLOW). As Romania strives to meet the demands of a changing society.Sample RPCV letter May 29. Topics will include gender role stereotypes. will benefit these girls enormously as well as their communities. decision-making and goal setting. assertiveness. domestic violence and sexual harassment are regarded as a womans fault. To physically explore and delight in the natural environment of Romania. The camp will bring together girls from different cities throughout the country. and building healthy relationships. Creative and artistic activities will complement these. experiential education through exploration through caving. change can only happen from within. As a native of Miami. lifestyle habits. as you know. chosen on the basis of an essay contest. According to the Romanian Society for Feminist Analyses. shaped as future mothers of the nation under Communism. appreciating differences. and goal setting. A recent poll on gender issues by the Open Society Foundation in August 2000 highlights the challenges faced by women. where women are regarded primarily as mothers and wives. empowering them for fuller participation in their society. hiking and canoeing. Participants will be involved in English-language discussions and activities concerning issues related to leadership. and sexuality remains a taboo topic in both schools and families. relationships. their community. This camp is organized by a fellow PCV and her work with CRSE (Regional Center for Ecological Survey) and their new eco-tourim project which is striving to offer economic alternatives to struggling mountain communities. Nudging and prodding from the European Community helps. To emphasize the opportunities for and importance of community service. as well as teaching them to appreciate and understand their natural patrimony. prostitution. Few laws protect women from domestic violence or sexual harassment. when participants will be encouraged to become involved in addressing a social problem facing their community. Peace Corps volunteers will train the trainers. Overcoming these obstacles can only happen by empowering the young women of Romania to demand full participation and leadership. To provide information concerning womens health issues. Community Need Romania remains a patriarchal society. Activities will focus on self-esteem. Description of Project Camp GLOW will include 60 young women in ninth through eleventh grade. and relationships. Approximately fifteen Peace Corps volunteers will facilitate the camp. enabling them to learn also from the camp. such as overcoming stereotypes. To encourage participants to consider specific issues facing women in Romania and to apply the skills that they have learned to these situations. assigned to less powerful positions in society. Strict gender roles are strongly enforced by most families and the majority of Romanian society. This will occur in the context of discussions about body image. leadership camp. Project Objectives The following are the objectives for Camp GLOW Oradea 2001: To allow young women to discuss themselves. but the bottom line is that Romanian women must learn how to reach out for the choices and opportunities that await them. decision-making. the roles and choices for girls in the future will be radically different. 30 . Trainings will also be conducted by local community leaders. women may be even scared by the new competitive criteria of the labor market. Raised in a patriarchal culture. The overall goal of this camp is to develop stronger leadership and English-language skills in the participants. June 28-July 4. and leadership in an open. This aspect will be continued after the camp. the Danube port town of Giurgiu (my lovely town on the border with Bulgaria). Doctors receive minimal education in womens health issues. and domestic violence. and the rolling farmlands of Moldavia. 2001 Returned Peace Corps Volunteers of South Florida. such as self-esteem.
and solicited our friends and family. please dont hesitate to contact me at I look forward to hearing from you. Thanks! Sincerely. This GLOW group will provide an ongoing forum for the participants to discuss issues relevant to their lives and their roles as leaders. We recognize the tardiness of our request. Romania 31 . All donations should be sent to the main organizer. Piteºti. but all donations received after the camp will go towards the closing bills as well as ongoing follow-up activities. As former Peace Corps Volunteers and fellow Floridians I am seeking your support to accomplish all our goals. combined with community support have us at 85% of our goal. but also for young women throughout the country. These monies. their peers will be influenced and challenged by their example and leadership. Janet Hughess forbearing parents: Weve set up a system to transfer funds quickly and easily. We have received support through a Small Project Assistance (SPA) grant. To bring together young women from all over Romania. These women will ideally be role models. A donation of $100-250 will go far to help us out. not only for the GLOW camp participants. the participants will represent 6-10 communities. Further. Finally. local men and local women will be involved in the GLOW camp and group. Valeria Velasquez PCV. If you have any additional questions. Significantly. with the goal of preparing them to facilitate both in upcoming years. stressing their common identity To improve the conversational English skills of the participants. the wider community will benefit from community service projects selected and undertaken by the participants as part of an after-camp GLOW group. Community Benefits In addition to the individual benefits gained by each participant. three grade levels. and at least two ethnic groups.
I have a very difficult life at home and a not very nice father and I am fighting to stand up for my beliefs and I often hit huge walls which stop me for awhile but Im fighting to find my way back on the right track. Now its something else I feel like Im going to burst in a few minutes. You cant imagine how I feel now. honesty. a 17 year old girl from a small town called Miercurea Ciuc in the Harghita county in a small country called Romania. this week has been the best one Ive ever had in my life. Im so confused. There are not enough words to express my gratitude towards you and your help. With respect and admiration. my eyes are full of tears and I cant express my thoughts in words. So here I am. I dont know how to thank you for making this camp possible. This camp helped me a lot!! Im more self-confident not. When I came here. You know. Im sorry if I will. You made my life a month longer. Ive never been so happy in my entire life! Thank you. They were like total strangers for me. friendship.THANK YOU LETTER FROM GLOW CAMPER Dear GLOW Friend. Otilia Tiriac Keep your soul GLOWing! 32 . I made a lot of friends here I felt understood and cared about. love and the fact that not the outside beauty counts but the inner one. thank you. only a few persons. thank you a million times. This camp made me realize the real precious things in my life like trust. I mean Im sure Ill be able to achieve my goals if I keep a GLOWing spirit. I cant help you enough for making this camp possible for me. actually a year longer. I didnt know everybody. I could say I love your intention of helping us. Why burst? Because Im crying so badly and Im afraid Im going to stain this letter.
most important of all. We demanded a lot from the girls and they came through. 60 Romanian girls. quiet. perhaps not as quickly as we would all like. but slowly and with patience and persistence. To be offered the chance to affect the lives of so many girls still astonishes me and Im grateful Peace Corps offered me that opportunity. The counselors then took over and in exchange the girls sang the Romanian national anthem. my friends and family back were in the United States. When I read them all as one block. Following group photos. on the 4th of July. and jumped off. in Parliament or in business. The camp was a huge success and Im still reeling at what we managed to pull off especially me! Working here in Romania has its challenges but the rewards are amazing. I cried at their eloquence and gratitude. loud. Romania will bloom. we gathered back into our circle and one by one. the girls all gathered around us in a big circle and tried to sing the Star Spangled Banner.Thank you note to donors Wednesday. 2001 A heartfelt thank you! I am still completely stunned and grateful at how generous all of you.. during our closing ceremonies. I can still see the beams on the girls faces as they came back from rappelling. then at their fears. I look forward to their minds whirling when they receive the letter they wrote to themselves at camp that Ill send to them around Christmas. July 25. With these girls as leaders in the home. in supporting a GLOW camp for 60 Romanian girls earlier this month. stunned sometimes. Here is a thank you note from one of the participants. 6 Romanian counselors and. counselors and girls alike expressed their feelings at that moment.. my faith is even stronger. As you can see your money was appreciated by far more than just me it was appreciated by 14 Peace Corps Volunteers. empowerment and connection was tremendous. but ready for more. (And Im ready for more!) I feel strongly that the enormous obstacles that face Romania today will be overcome. 33 . pulling from ahead or pushing from behind. On our last day of camp. They looked at the cliff. The feeling of solidarity.
increase in counselors from 3 to 8. Annamaria.000 1 30 1.000 glow camp weekend 2 (as of sept 10) cost # of nights # of people Lei accomodation 60.395.000 flipchart paper 50. 2-3 others (Reka.000 sessions guides 250.000 1 25 750.000 3 32 5.000 250. Paul.000 Price per girl (20) 1.000 # of nights 2 3 270 1 1 1 # of people 25 25 2 1 3 25 3. 1. Mike) bananas = 20 100.860.069.000 Ice cave entrance fee 15.000 20 25 500.000 6 30 1.000 34 .000 total 21.000 750.235.000 1.000 1 30 2.000 granola bars 10. Monica.760.000 135 2 2.500.Glow camp weekend original budget accomodation Food Transportation: bus Rental equipment guides Ice cave entrance fee total cost 60.000 4. 20 girls.000 25.000 misc: postage. Kathie.000 9.000 for campfire outdoor Rental 500.800.000 1 1 500.500.000 4.000 Food 60.000.000 500.500.000 t shirts 80.610.400.000 14. Janet.000 equipment copies: songsheet.000 1 25 375.000.000 60.000 journals 30. wood 50.000 3 1 600.000 1 2 100. Kelly S.5 4 1.000 625.000 Transportation: bus 9.000 2 25 3.750 36 changes: # of guides from 3 to 4.000 500.000 cook from village 200.
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1999 WHO: Girls in grades 8 through 11 MORE INFORMATION WHAT IS CAMP GLOW? Camp GLOW is a camp dedicated to girls leadership development.Camp GLOW . A deposit of 150. self-esteem.individual situations can be discussed after acceptance.000 lei will be RETURNED to you at the end of the camp!!! If this money is a problem. *** The questions will NOT be distributed beforehand *** The total time to complete the essays will be 1 and a half hours *** Bring two pens with you to the competition. paper will be provided. please contact Anna Clark at Liceul Octavian Goga . please still apply .112. June 7th.Summer Camp For GIRLS!! Call for Applicants WHERE: Sovata. so a level of English proficiency is needed. ALL interested girls will be considered. HOW DO I APPLY? *** All interested girls (grades 8-11) are asked to attend a short essay competition on Wednesday. Mures WHEN:. ANY MORE QUESTIONS?? If you have more questions.July 7-14. This does NOT mean that students must have a fluency in English or be at the top of their class. In addition to these activities. sports. These essays will be read by a panel of volunteers from around Romania and will be used to determine acceptance to the camp. HOW MUCH DOES IT COST? NOTHING!!! This camp is FREE OF CHARGE to all participants. goal setting and career development. songs and campfire fun. Camp GLOW offers an opportunity for these young women to openly discuss their opinions regarding themselves.570 or at home 115. 37 . the world and the future of both together. the girls also participate in a variety of team games. Girls in grades 8-11 participate in group activities focusing on teamwork. HOW MUCH ENGLISH DO I NEED? Camp Glow is customarily conducted mainly in English. *** Applicants will be notified of their acceptance to the camp by Monday. May 5th at 5 PM at Liceul Octavian Goga.116.
Camp GLOW (Girls Leading Our World), Gîrda, Alba Thursday, October 11 Sunday, October 14, 2001 Tuesday, October 16, 2001
What is Camp Glow?
Camp GLOW is a camp dedicated to girls leadership development. Girls between the ages of 14 through 17 will participate in small group activities focusing on teamwork, self-esteem, decisions, values and stereotypes, goal setting and health issues. Camp GLOW offers an opportunity for these young women to openly discuss their opinions regarding themselves, the world, and their futures. Its a chance to develop some skills and learn how to better handle an increasingly changing future. Why only girls? Girls in Romania today face incredible challenges. The choices available to them are very different than those of their mothers and grandmothers. In girls only sessions like these, away from competition with boys, studies show that girls flourish, learn, grow more confident and aware of their own strengths and abilities. This camp, by stressing leadership skills, will help girls face the challenges of tomorrow head on. As a project of CRSE (Centru Regionale de Supraveghere Ecologica), an emphasis will be placed on exploring and appreciating the amazing natural beauty and resources of Romania. We will be going rock climbing and visiting the Scârsiºoara cave. Camp GLOW is conducted in English, offering opportunities for the girls to speak and learn English with native English speakers. Three American Peace Corps Volunteers will be guiding the group, along with several Romanian counselors from Oradea. For rock climbing, where safety is a consideration, we have hired expert Romanian guides, so well use both English and Romanian. This camp is free! Through generous donations, all costs food, lodging, transportation, etc. are all covered. We are asking for a deposit of 50,000 lei to secure your place in the camp. This money will be returned to you at the end of the camp. If this money is a problem, please talk to us. This is not a typical camp. The schedule is jam packed with activities and discussions with virtually no free time. All girls should come to the camp prepared to focus, learn a lot and have fun. Here is the tentative schedule: Thursday, October 11, 2001 CRSE 6:30 9:00 pm CRSE office Workshop on attitudes and stereotypes Friday, October 12, 2001 3:00 pm depart for Girda (3 hours, 135 kilometers) from CRSE office Dinner Attitudes discussion continues campfire, songs Saturday, October 14, 2001 breakfast rock climbing and team building Lunch Creativity session Workshop on self esteem and values dinner Discussion on health and womens issues campfire, songs Sunday, October 15, 2001 breakfast serious session lunch hike to Ice Cave (Scarisoara) 7:00 pm departure with a 10:00 pm planned arrival back at CRSE office Tuesday, October 17th, 2001 6:30 9:00 pm Location to be announced Self esteem, body image discussion Evaluation, Closing comments
Any More Questions?
If you have any more questions, please contact Janet Hughes or Paul Iacobaº at CRSE (Centru Regionale de Supraveghere Ecologica) at 472-434.
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Name: ____________________________________________________________________________________________ (last or family) (first) Address: __________________________________________________________________________________________ City ________________________ County ________________________ Postal Code ____________________________ Telephone number: ( ________________________ ) ____________________________________________________ Grade in school: Circle one 9 10 11 12 High School: ______________________________________________________________________________________ EMERGENCY CONTACT: Name: ___________________________________________________________________ Telephone number: ( ________________________ ) ____________________________________________________ Relationship to you: _______________________________________________________________ (ex. mother, sister) INFORMATION: Camp GLOW will be held _______________________ in ______________________ You will be notified by _______________________ , of your acceptance to this camp.
*There will be NO SMOKING, DRINKING, or DRUGS allowed at this camp. *
A deposit of 200,000 lei will be required upon your acceptance to Camp GLOW. This money WILL BE REFUNDED after the camp. If you choose to smoke, drink or do drugs at this camp you will NOT receive your deposit back and you will be sent home early from this camp. If you choose to not show up to the camp after agreeing to come, you will NOT receive your deposit back. If there are individual problems with the amount of the deposit they can be discussed after your acceptance. I have read and understood the above information. If I am accepted to Camp GLOW, I agree to abide by the above rules and I understand the consequences and take responsibility for my actions. _______________________ (Name PRINTED) _____________________ _____________ (Signature) Date
ESSAY QUESTIONS: Please answer the following questions. Remember your time limit is an hour and a half (90 minutes). A. What do you think your role will be as a woman in Romania in the 21st century? B. How do you define leadership? C. As a leader in your community, what can you do in the next year to improve your community? Give specific examples. D. How do you define leadership? E. As a leader in your community, what can you do in the next year to improve your community? Give specific examples.
Camp Glow Essay Evaluation Form
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If you have any questions or concerns about the deposit. Thank you again for your interest. We were thrilled to have 100 students from six High Schools and three grades (9. We emphasized the content and quality of your ideas. we were unable to accept your application. and further details about the camp. We will call you by June 18. due to a limited number of spots at the camp. drinking or drugs. It was quite clear that all of the applicants are mastering the language of English. This means that if a place opens up you will be immediately notified. It will also be a time for you to ask any questions you may have. Each of the five questions was graded on a scale of one to five. a packing list. despite speaking it infrequently. It was quite clear that all of the applicants are mastering the language of English. and 11) participate in the essay contest. at the latest. Camp GLOW 2001 Suncuius Coordinator CRSE (Centrul Regional de Supraveghere Ecologicã) «Next Record» 41 . 10. We were thrilled to have 100 students from six High Schools and three grades (9. despite speaking it infrequently. Get ready for a GREAT camp experience! Thank you for your application to Camp GLOW. and 11) participate in the essay contest. Unfortunately. Janet Hughes. We were thrilled to have 100 students from six High Schools and three grades (9. despite speaking it infrequently. Wait. We will have a meeting on Monday June 11. at this time we would like to put your name on a waiting list for the camp. «PostalCode» «State» Dear Ms. nr. Thank you again for your interest. When you come to the meeting. «LastName». due to a limited number of spots at the camp. Please call me at the CRSE office at 474 434 to let me know youve received this letter. Reject «FirstName» «LastName» «Address1» «Address2» «City». Sincerely. Sincerely. At this meeting you will receive your health form. of course.Letters-Accept. Our hope is to have future GLOW Camps and various local activities. 6. Your parents are.000 lei. Congratulations! You have been accepted to Camp Glow 2001 Suncuius which will take place from June 28th to July 4th. We will notify and encourage you to participate as these opportunities arise. It was quite clear that all of the applicants are mastering the language of English. if there will be a place for you at the camp. invited to attend this meeting and we will address any concerns they may have. Peace Corps Volunteer. We are very excited to have you as part of this camp and we all are looking forward to a great camp experience. Thank you for applying to Camp GLOW. 10. please contact us IMMEDIATELY! There are other girls hoping to go to the camp and waiting for a place to open up. and 11) participate in the essay contest. Each of the five questions was graded on a scale of one to five. first floor. Unfortunately. are coming to the camp and will be attending the meeting. which will be refunded to you at the end of the camp as long as you follow our three hard and fast rules: no smoking. We were very impressed by your essay. you need to bring the deposit of 200. The essays were graded anonymously by three to five people. It is very important (obligatory) that you attend this meeting. We were very impressed by your essay. The essays were graded anonymously by three to five people. 10. If you are unable to accept this invitation to Camp GLOW Suncuius. we were unable to accept your application. The essays were graded anonymously by three to five people. We will notify and encourage you to participate as these opportunities arise. Our hope is to have future GLOW Camps and various local activities. However. at 7:00 pm at the offices of Centru Regionale de Supraveghere (CRSE) at Parcul 1 Decembrie. Each of the five questions was graded on a scale of one to five. We emphasized the content and quality of your ideas. please let us know. We emphasized the content and quality of your ideas.
during the camp. will be sent home. drink alcohol.L. or use illegal drugs. This deposit will be refunded at the end of the camp. _________________________________________________________________________________________________ Guardians Signature ______________________________________________ Date ____________________________ 42 . 2001 Permission Slip and Medical Information Camp G.O. Any participants who smoke.O. drink. We have asked participants to secure their place by making a deposit of 200. or use drugs. campfires.000 lei. as long as the participant has followed the above agreement Participants Name: ___________________________________________________________________________________ Parents/Guardians Name: _____________________________________________________________________________ Relationship to Camp Participant: ______________________________________________________________________ Address: ___________________________________________________________________________________________ Phone Number: ______________________________________________________________________________________ Second Contact: _____________________________________________________________________________________ Relationship to Camp Participant: ______________________________________________________________________ Phone Number: ______________________________________________________________________________________ Please list any allergies the participant has: _______________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________________________________ Please list any medication the participant will be bringing to the camp: I understand the nature of Camp GLOW 2001 and that my daughter will be attending. and leadership. focusing on topics like self-esteem. decision-making. June 28th. to Wednesday. July 4th.L. a talent show.Camp G. Participants will be involved in English-language discussions and activities.W. will take place from Thursday. Outdoor activities. and artistic activities will also be important parts of the camp.W. relationships. The camp will include young women from 10 different cities and towns all over Romania and will be supported by CRSE (Centrului Regional de Supraveghere Ecologica Oradea) and Peace Corps volunteers from the United States. All participants have agreed not to smoke. 2001.
2001 Formular pentru Permisiune ºi Informaþii Medicale Tabara G.000 lei.Tabãra G. Toate participantele au fost de acord sa se abtina de la folosirea tigarilor. bea sau folosi droguri va parasi tabara. centrate pe subiecte cum ar fi respectul fata de sine.W. relationare.W.L. Am cerut participantelor sa-si asigure locul prin depunerea in avans a sumei de 200. Aceasta suma va fi returnata la sfarsitul taberei daca parcipantele au respectat acordul mai sus mentionat. Orice participanta care va fuma. bauturilor alcoolice si utilizarea drogurilor de orice fel pe durata taberei. luarea deciziilor si conducere. La tabara vor participa tinere din 10 orase din Romania si vor avea sprijinul membrilor Centrului Regional de Supraveghere Ecologica . focurile de tabara. O parte importanta a acestei tabere o va constitui activitatile recreative. Numele participantei: ________________________________________________________________________________ Numele parintelui/tutorelui: ___________________________________________________________________________ Relatia cu participanta la tabara: ________________________________________________________________________ Adresa: ____________________________________________________________________________________________ Telefon: ____________________________________________________________________________________________ Al doilea contact: ____________________________________________________________________________________ Relatia cu participanta la tabara: ________________________________________________________________________ Telefon: ____________________________________________________________________________________________ Rugam specificati posibilelor alergii ale participantei: ______________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________________________________ Rugam specificati eventualele medicamente necesare pe durata taberei: ________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________________________________ Inteleg natura Taberei G.L.O.W. Participantele vor lua parte la activitati si discutii in limba engleza.O. Semnatura parintelui/tutorelui _________________________________________ data __________________________ 43 . se va desfasura intre 28 Iunie si 4 Iulie. un spectacol al talentelor si activitatile artistice. 2001 si sunt de acord ca fiica mea sa participe.Oradea si al voluntarilor Corpului Pacii al Statelor Unite.O. 2001.L.
July 2. icebreakers. 2001 8:00 am 9:00 am 9:00 am 12:00 pm 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 1:00 pm 7:00 pm 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 8:00 .1:00 pm closing 1:00 . July 1.4:00 5:00 6:00 pm 6:00 7:00 pm 7:00 8:00 pm 8:00 10:00 pm 10:00 11:00 pm Friday. quiet time breakfast and announcements Bridge (life skills).icebreakers Free time adjustment Dinner rule making session. July 4. letter to myself Dinner Talent Show/Party Breakfast and announcements Womens issues in Romania Ceremonies Lunch Departure 44 . 2001 8:00 am 9:00 am 9:00 am 9:30 am 9:30 am 4 pm 4:00 pm 7:00 pm 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 8:00 pm 10:00 pm 10:00 pm 11:00 pm Tuesday. 2001 8:00 am 9:00 am 9:00 am 12:30 pm 12:30 pm 1:15 pm 1:15 pm 7: 15 pm 7:30 pm 8:30 pm 8:30 pm 10:00 pm 10:00 11:00 pm Saturday. Emotion Control Dinner Fun and games: spoons. unpacking Lunch hike to Hungarian Cave . goal setting lunch free time Friendship bracelets. 2001 8:00 am 9:00 am 9:00 am 12:30 pm 12:30 pm 1:15 pm 1:15 pm 2:00 pm 2:00 pm 6:30 pm 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 7:30 pm 9:30 pm 9:30 PM . quiet time breakfast and announcements Attitudes and Stereotypes Lunch Rock Climbing.10:00 pm 10:00 10:30 pm 10:30 pm 11:00 pm Monday. tye dying. team building. 2001 Arrival 11:00 AM noon -1:00 pm 1:00 . GLOW Olympics Evaluation Session .survey. door decorating. 2001 8:00 am 9:00 am 9:00 am 12:00 pm 12:00 pm 1:15 pm 1:30 pm 5:30 pm 5:30 pm 6:30 pm 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 8:30 pm 10:30 pm Wednesday. 2001 Date Time Thursday. advertisements session Lunch Scavenger Hunt. Journal writing. Paper making. enviro ed fun Dinner Dance Lightly Talent show preparation Journal writing/Quiet time breakfast and announcements Self Esteem/Values Lunch Breakouts Rappelling. June 28th. July 3. lunch Decision making Dinner Sex talk journal/quiet time breakfast and announcements Self esteem. journal decorating journal writing. 2001 9:00 am 10:00 am 10:00 am 11:00 am 11:00 .10:30 pm 10:30 pm 11:00 pm Sunday. June 29th. June 30th. team building. June 28-July 4. ªuncuiuº. body image. I cant funeral talent show preparations journal/quiet time breakfast and announcements Cave Talk Hike to Pestera Vadu Crisului. intro to journal writing icebreakers. communication skills Dinner. general introductions.Glow Camp 2001. Campfire/Singing.2:00 pm 2:00 PM Activity Icebreakers.
leadership chat.12 Noon Decision making 12 N . October 14. 2001 CRSE 6:30 9:00 pm CRSE office Introduction. October 12. October 11. October 16th. body image discussion Evaluation. I cant funeral. Closing comments 45 .1 Pm lunch 1:00 pm . Janet) 8:30 . leadership chat. songs Saturday. passive.6:00 pm.10:00 pm campfire. October 15. Thursday. songs Sunday.6:30 pm pack up and head out 7:00 pm departure 10:00 pm arrival back at CRSE Tuesday. 6:00 7:00 dinner 7:00 . 135 kilometers) from CRSE office 7:00 Dinner 8:00 9:30 Attitudes discussion continues 9:30 10:30 pm campfire. aggressive 12:00 1:00 Lunch 1:00 3:00 Rock climbing/team building 4:00 6:00 Values. 2001 8:00 9:00 am Breakfast 9:00 11:30 Assertive. icebreakers.8:30 pm sex talk (Kathie. icebreakers. 2001 6:30 9:00 pm CRSE office Self esteem. 2001 8-9 am breakfast 9 am . start Cinderella Friday. 2001 3:00 pm depart for Girda (3 hours. hike to Ice Cave 6:00 . Cinderella. October 2001 Thursday 6:30-9: Introduction.Schedule for weekend glow camp Gîrda.
COMMUNITY BASED CAMP SAMPLE SCHEDULE SUNDAY 14:00 .13:30 13:30 .18:00 18:00 . No Drinking" Rule?* Journalling Free Time Bedtime Activity Wake-Up Breakfast and Announcements Self-Esteem and IALAC Journalling Lunch Rotation Activity A: Team-Building Rotation Activity B: Women's Health: Nutrition and Body Image Rotation Activity C: Journal Writing and Decorating Free Time Dinner and Chores Silly Olympiad Bedtime Activity Wake-Up Breakfast and Announcements Gender Roles and Values Journalling Lunch Rotation Activity A: Team-Building Rotation Activity B: Goal-Setting Rotation Activity C: Yoga Free Time Dinner and Chores Night Hike Bedtime 46 .15:00 15:00 .12:30 12:30 .09:30 09:30 .18:00 18:00 .11:30 11:30 .23:00 TUESDAY 07:30 .09:30 09:30 .19:00 19:00 .18:00 18:00 .20:30 20:30 .18:30 18:30 .23:00 MONDAY 07:30 .19:00 19:00 .17:00 17:00 .16:30 16:30 .15:00 15:00 .11:30 11:30 .20:00 20:00 .16:00 16:00 .20:30 20:30 .08:30 08:30 .23:00 Activity Travel to Village and Settle In Camp Icebreakers Small Groups Icebreakers and Discussion Camp Rule-Setting Dinner Why "No Smoking.13:30 13:30 .08:30 08:30 .22:30 22:30 .16:30 16:30 .12:30 12:30 .22:30 22:30 .21:00 21:00 .22:30 22:30 .21:30 21:30 .
23:00 SATURDAY 07:30 .16:30 16:30 .13:30 13:30 .14:30 14:30 .12:30 12:30 .15:00 15:00 .15:00 15:00 .09:30 09:30 .20:30 20:30 .19:00 19:00 .15:00 15:00 .23:00 FRIDAY 07:30 .11:30 11:30 .11:30 11:30 .WEDNESDAY 07:30 . Evaluation and Small Group Begin Packing Up Lunch Finish Packing Up Chores Travel Back Home 47 .11:30 11:30 .13:30 13:30 .09:30 09:30 .12:30 12:30 .08:30 08:30 .13:30 13:30 .23:00 THURSDAY 07:30 .16:30 16:30 .18:00 18:00 .18:00 18:00 .19:00 19:00 .22:30 22:30 .08:30 08:30 .13:30 13:30 .19:00 19:00 .22:30 22:30 .09:30 09:30 .22:30 22:30 .08:30 08:30 .08:30 08:30 .09:30 09:30 .20:30 20:30 .20:30 20:30 .15:30 15:30 .16:30 16:30 .18:00 18:00 .11:30 11:30 .12:30 12:30 .16:00 Activity Wake-Up Breakfast and Announcements Conflict Resolution and Relationships Journalling Lunch Rotation Activity A: Team-Building Rotation Activity B: Domestic Violence* Rotation Activity C: Friendship Bracelets Free Time Dinner and Chores Camp Fire: Singing and S'mores Bedtime Activity Wake-Up Breakfast and Announcements Decision-Making and Assertiveness Journalling Lunch Rotation Activity A: Team-Building Rotation Activity B: Responding to Sexual Harassment Rotation Activity C: Scavenger Hunt Free Time Dinner and Chores Sexuality Questions and Answers Bedtime Activity Wake-Up Breakfast and Announcements Status of Women in Romania* Journalling Lunch Rotation Activity A: Team-Building Rotation Activity B: Community Needs Assessment Rotation Activity C: Talent Show Rehearsal Free Time Dinner and Chores Talent Show and Party Bedtime Activity Wake-Up Breakfast and Announcements Final Session: Thank You Notes.12:30 12:30 .
soap. small to be used as gloves Tuesday ( Glow Olympics. dye. printer cartridges. palinka Friday (rock climbing) June 29. tape. graham crackers.Materials and Supplies List . paper. train book! Candles and matches for candlelighting ceremony Thursday (into. scavenger hunt) Evaluation forms Thank you letters paper and envelopes Wednesday (farewell) (Bag lunches) Other materials Handouts of all kinds. water. hike to Unguru Mare cave) June 28. stapler. hair stuff Scissors Rope for Glow Olympics and team building exercise Sunscreen Extra tampons. ? Saturday (_) June 30. paper scraps. clothes pins and clothesline. marshmallows Monday (hike to Vadu Crisului) Pongas large for trash. 2001 Box with paper and pen next to it for sex talk questions Paper making materials: blender. extension cord. pens. Batteries flashlights Prizes of all kinds: books. 2001 Name tags: safety pins. copy paper. tape. pictures. ribbons. tape and markers Journal decorating: misc ribbons. markers. folders. printer. stationery. 2001 Friendship bracelets: embroidery floss: lots and lots of it in lots of different colors Sunday (rappelling) Tye dying: T shirts. rubber gloves. staples. (flashlights). chocolate.ªuncuiuº 2001 Laptop Computer. newspaper. markers. wrapping paper. index cards Journals Pens Several sheets of flip chart paper for affirmation wall Colored markers for affirmation wall Tape Door decorating materials: butcher paper. frames. Emotion control: flip chart. clothes pins and clothesline Campfire: songsheets. wood (purchased in town). ?? Fun and games: playing cards. Counselor session: flip chart. huge buckets. tape. sanitary napkins Detergent Alarm clock Bug stuff Lotion Toilet paper 48 .
While packing remember the most important packing rule: if you bring it then you carry it (and its a 20 minute uphill walk from the Suncuius train station to the tabara!) Try to keep your luggage light and be considerate to others as we have limited space. vizate la zi (grade book. Bihor Meeting Place We will meet on June 28th at the Gara in Oradea at 7:00 am just inside the main entrance by the schedule for departures (Plecare). poetry. 059 472 434 work. camp coordinator. tampons. feminine sanitary napkins. Liberate.) 095 181 448 Paul Iacobas. Our personal train to ªuncuiuº leaves at 7:40 am. such as Always. PCV (this number is only good while at camp. Any medicine you are taking Plastic bottle for water such as a Coca Cola bottle *flashlight A pair of scissors for art projects Musical instruments. stamped) Comfortable walking shoes such as trainers or hiking boots. camp coordinator: 095 602 301 49 . toothpaste. All meals and your bedding will be provided by the camp. Tampax etc . shampoo. underwear. Rain gear such as a coat or umbrella Pajamas or a nightgown to sleep in A pair of slippers or sandals to wear round in the dormitory T shirts Shorts and a pair of pants or jeans Socks. Oradea. Please leave valuables such as cell phones at home.Packing List Camp GLOW 2001 ªuncuiuº Here is a list of suggestions of what you should bring to camp with you. Packing List: Carnet de note. hairbrush. art etc for a talent show *Open mind *Eagerness to discuss *Desire to have fun * Creativity Camp Coordinators Phone Numbers (to be used before the camp): Janet Hughes 059 411 270 home. Contact Information for Parents (to be used during the camp ONLY IN CASE OF EMERGENCY): Janet Hughes. There is a public phone at the tabara so please bring a phone card if you wish to call someone. We will be coming back on July 4th the train leaving ªuncuiuº at 17:08 and arriving in Oradea at 18:47. bras A sweater or sweatshirt (it gets chilly at night) Hat and or sunglasses Sunscreen Towel Hygiene products such as toothbrush. No high heel platform shoes. None of the items listed below are required.
) What advice do you have for future camps . How did you benefit from each session? Do NOT write your name .we want these to be anonymous to encourage you to tell us what you really think. 5. 7. intro to journal writing Comments: Day 2 Attitudes and Stereotypes Rock Climbing Paper making Emotion Control Fun and games Comments: Day 3 Life Skills and Goal Setting Friendship bracelets Team building Enviro Fun Dance Lightly Comments: Day 4 Self Esteem Values Rappelling Tye dying T shirts Communication skill building Campfire and singing. food. community oriented or national? boys and girls or girls only? Longer (10 days) or shorter (weekend)? FROM THE BOTTOM OF OUR HEARTS WE THANK YOU! Your comments will really help future GLOW camps. 6. not only here in Romania but throughout the world! Keep it up! 50 .Glow Camp 2001 ªuncuiuº Evaluation Please tell us how your feelings about each session. what you liked and what you didnt like. 8. train rides. I cant funeral Comments: Day 5 Hike to Pestera Vadu Crisului Team building Decision Making Lets talk about Sex Comments: Day 6 Your body and You Scavenger Hunt GLOW Olympics Comments: 4. etc. snacks. What other activities did you especially enjoy? Which would you recommend for in future camps? Was the time for journalling and reflection beneficial to you? Why or why not? How have you changed during this camp? What are some suggestions you have for improving the camp? Any other comments? (About anything such as icebreakers.larger or smaller?. free time. Day 1 Hike to Hungarian Cave (Pestera Unguru Mare) After dinner rule making session.
The girls must ask each other questions until they find three things that they have in common. Maybe choose a girl you already know for this so you dont have to spend too long.Morning activites Icebreakers Examples The first day of the camp youll need to spend time doing icebreakers to get everyone acquainted with each other. clapin Pitestislap. (If there are 18 participants. Everybody with For example. Girls can repeat this several times and then report back their findings to partners or the group. The first girl is coached to say. Form a circle of chairsone less chair than the number ofparticipants. Then ask each girl to say something about themselves in English for every piece of candy that they have taken. My names Dan and were going on a picnic! Im going to bring doughnuts! First letter of your name matches the first letter of the item you are bringing on the picnic. in time to an introductory statement. FIND SOMEONE. according to the number of girls you´ve got. you need 17 chairs. You introduce the game with the phrase. say one thing. 11. The more subtle ones are trickier! Ex. TWO TRUTHS AND A LIE. ) 3. such as My nameclap. dates. clapis Judysnap. but not to eat them yet.) Appoint a volunteer who stands in the center of the circle of chairs. They must be things that are not obvious. Is it Andy? It helps girls remember each others names (or narrow it down by first letter) through word association. Variations: Participants tell where they first heard about the camp.. They cannot stand up and sit back down in the same chair. like: Ask me questions. reduce tension and anxiety. The instructions: use the value of the card to determine how many things to say about yourself. a Jack is 11. two. EVERYBODY WITH . PICNIC. You are the apple man! I cant remember your name. Hello. etc. THREE THINGS IN COMMON. However. Ignore me. slap. write sentences on a post-it paper. INTRODUCE MYSELF. JOKER. People write a famous womans name on a piece of paper and pin it on someone elses back. 1. favorite television program. 4. it does create a word association to each persons name. Have that person find the person with their card and introduce themselves. they cant say we both have black hair. though. hobby. . For example. Participants introduce themselves and tell why they are there. Then everyone who is affected stands up and switches chairs as quickly as possible. 51 . They should stand and run to a chair across the room. RHYTHM CLAP. I have three sisters (true). Pass around a bowl of small candies such as M&Ms and ask the girls to take as many as they would like. After five minutes. Laugh at me Be angry at me .Stick the paper to the girls back. too. My name is (Y) and were going on a picnic! Dan is bringing doughnuts and K is bringing k and Im going to bring (Y)! This continues around the room. Person tries to guess what name is pinned on his/her by asking others around the room yes or no questions. The one thing I am particularly proud of is. Each person writes on a blank index card one to three statements. At the end they are supposed to tell how people acted while talking to them to see if they can guess what s written. If you pick the ace. 7.. They need to change partners many times. Ask each person to think of three statements that tells the group something about them. Take a deck of cards and on each each girls turn. their occupations. and Ive heard girls in larger groups (15 or more girls) say to each other later. names and items added. he or she could ask you questions instead. Take turns in the group sharing the three statements and have the rest of the group vote on which one they think is false. 2. slapping your thighs. sometimes with specific instructions to share a certain piece of information. The volunteer tries to sit. or vacations. Hello. the participants introduce the other person to the rest of the group. Montana (false: I was born in Missoula) I enjoy ice cream (true) 8. etc. Choose topics for them to talk like holidays. two that are true statements and one that is false. INTRODUCE ANOTHER. For example. 10. home town. snapI liveclap. Disagree with me. My name is (K) and were going on a picnic! Dan is bringing doughnuts and Im going to bring (k)! The next girl says. If its Tell me lies. Go around the circle in this way until all participants have introduced themselves. All items do not have to be food but folks generally like food and know food vocab. Divide the group into pairs. If the girl got the Joker card. Everybody with black shoes or Everybody who ate bread this morning or Everybody who has a pencil.. They must act according to whats written on their partners back. Variation: Use famous place instead of famous person. so she cant see what is written. interest. Start off a rhythmic clap by clapping your hands. and they cannot sit in the chair next to them. It is easy to model the activity interviewing a girl until you find three things that they have in common with you. Before getting started. so this works well and is not potentially embarrassing as it does not put anyone on the spot in a personal way. Queen is 12. 9. They are a good way to introduce folks to each other. 6. (leave the joker cards in). and also to immediately involve everyone into the camp. such as favorite color. they are supposed to tell lies. Pass out cards so everyone gets someone elses card. I was born in Bozeman. Each person talks about him/herself to the other. That person calls out. Hello. FAMOUS WOMEN (or people). pets. or the best book they have read in the last year. generally to an ovation as the girls are happy you can remember their personal names and they are amazed that you can remember the whole group. King is 13. say two things. she has to take a card from a deck of playing cards. with the you repeating the whole list at the end. 12. They must stand up and go around the group and talk in pairs. Whoever is left standing should be the next to call out: Everybody with This is a great first warm-up and get to know you 5.
___________________________________________________ 4) Blue is my favorite color. _______________________________________ 18)I know the name of the Prime Minister of Great Britain. _________________________________________ 12)My shoe size is Euro 40.13. ___________________________________________________ 11)My favorite sport is basketball. _______________________________________ 21)I like to wake up with the sun. _________________________________________ 26)I like to use the internet. encouraging them to talk to as many people as possible. __________________ 16)I have been to the Fagaras Mountains. ________________________________________ 15)My younger sibling is more than five years younger than I. _____________________________________________ 6) I have visited at least two foreign countries. ________________________________________________ 3) I dislike mamaliga. Sign My Line 1) I have been to the Black Sea. _________________________________________________ 8) I have written a poem. _______________________________________________ 23)My favorite chocolate is Poina. ___________________________________________________ 28)I enjoy drawing pictures. They can only use the same person for one or two things. ___________________________________ 17)My grandparents live in a village. ____________________________________ 14)My mother is a businesswomen. Sign My Line. _______________________________________________ 13)I have covered myself in Sovata mud. _____________________ 19)Pizza is my favorite food! _____________________________________________ 20)I think eating seeds is disgusting. ___________________________________________ 2) I have a cat and a dog. ________________________________________________ 9) I have driven a car before I was legally allowed too. _______________________________________________ 27)I prefer jazz music. ________________________ 10)I hate McDonalds. Give the girls the following sheet and a specific amount of time to have it filled out. _________________________________________ 24)I can play a musical instrument. _________________________________________ 25)I have attended a Yoga session. ______________________________________________ 29)I have read at least two English literature books. __________________________________________ 22)I exercise twice a week. ____________________________________________________ 52 . ___________________________ 30)I talk in my sleep. ______________________________________________ 5) Fall is my favorite season. _______________________________ 7) I have an older sister.
a. power over the people. Make informed Decisions 6.Based on what you wrote in your essays and what the GLOW committee discuseed here is a list of qualiteies we believe most leaders have. Referred back to first brainstorm activity. II. A good leader will encourage people to think for themselves.) C. Leadership is different for everyone. Leaders that work behind the scnese are just as important. Dicussion concept of power with vs. b. We hope that you will be able to use the time here as a space for self discovery. Want to make the world a better place 8. Set realistic goals 5. Discussion A. 53 . Brainstorm activity.Introduction to Leadership I. Believe in Herself 2. Know and Obey the rules of the community 3. Talked about whether the leaders mentioned in the first brainstorm activity had power over (Hitler) or power with (Mother Teresa. Not everyone has to be the poster child for a casue. Throught this camp well see lots of different kinds of leaders and leadership qualities. we brainstormed the positive and negative qualities associated with leaders and leadership and talked about it. Be honest and fair. Respect the commujity she works in. Closing. In your GLOW camp notebook. Hidden leaders. 4. Next on big paper. Wed like to encourage you to take risks this week in order learn more about yourself in order to grow. B. A Leader Must 1. III. A leader does not always have to be an exert. Something that is really imporant for me to remember is that there are both obvious and unobvious leaders. Be open to new ideas 7. write down three examples of people you consider to be leaders and write down three qualities/characteristics/aspect of a leader after 5 minutes. Leadership is different for everyone. those who wanted were given time to share.
Of course. 3. nursing. one grew so bored with the castle routine that she decided she needed to do something for herself. maybe one of them was forced to support the family when an unexpected revolution in the kingdom left her prince jobless. its important to know how you feel now. Read the following introduction: Your life choices are affected by attitude you own and the worlds. Your opinions will create your attitude toward womanhood and work. we must examine them carefully. The lesson is based on chapter one in Choices: Not such great expectations: attitudes and where they come from. many woman are choosing to skip marriage altogether to devote more time to their careers or other activities. In return they wold give up their independence and the ability to support themselves. Which choices appeal to you most? The time to start thinking about your future is NOW. 2. Introduction As a little girl.Stereotypes and Attitudes This is designed to break the girls gently into the working style of the camp. More married women now must work just o help pay the bills. is that women need to be able to make enough money to support them. Have a camper read out loud the chart of Cinderellas life and then have them make one of their own. Or. experimenting with make-up and redecorating the throne room. perhaps. 1. Today we know that being unable to support yourself is a risk way to live. discuss. There are single-parent families. Because attitudes play such an important part in your life. About half of all marriages end in divorce. Read this aloud to the girls. I. childless marriages and families in which the woman has an outside job while the man takes major responsibility for childcare and housework. While only a few years ago. Break into Discussion groups. simply put. Get feedback on the attitude inventory and life chart. Cinderella and Sleeping Beauty after they married their princes and retired to their respective castle? Its possible that they spent the rest of their lives happily playing bridge. Many women are combining careers with marriage and children. Women outlive men by an average of about seven years. Your imagination and ambition are the only limitations. Sometimes it can be confusing. Heres the good news. most women who worked outside the home were found in only a few job categories teaching. and worry about the future. Women today have more freedom and choices than ever before. Heres the bad news. Your generation of young woman has more options for earning a livelihood than previous ones. Your life. II. complete the following Attitude Inventory. Others have decided not to marry at all. The point. they were brought up to believe that if they were cute and charming. did you ever wonder what became of Snow White. Share charts. someday their prince would appear. clerical work or retail sales it is now acceptable for a woman to be anything from an astronaut to a zoo keeper. provide for them. Since the changing role of women will affect your future. 54 . Yet. Wrap-up discussion in large group. How many different directions are people traveling? Instructions: Put a check mark in the column that best describes how you feel.) Maybe one of them was banished for being so fond of the castle pastry that she outgrew her royal cape. (Former princes are highly unemployable. If these things happened and they might have. To help sort our your opinions. but thats not necessarily bad news.what kind of jobs could they get? Like most women. Look around you. Have the campers complete the inventory and then sate. A heated discussion could follow. There are thousands of ways for you to do that. B. Attitude Inventory. Their attitudes about their futures are the cornerstones of their abilities about everything. He would take care o them. Roll with it. Ultimately they will determine how you fit into the picture. A. Present and future visions This activity is designed to get the girls thinking about their futures.
a U. 18. If a working couple buys a house. take a moment to think about why you feel the way to you. women are entitled to sick leave for maternity leave. Strongly Agree Agree Disagree Strongly Disagree As you look back over your answers. 17. 9. Member of the National Honor Society. A heartless killer who murdered 13 and wounded 23 4. By constantly examining your feelings. Boys should have more education than girls. 16. Now break into discussion groups and write a description of each person." 11. It is important for a man to be "masculine and a women to be "feminine. teaching. Divorced men should not have to assume support for their children. 15. Wives should make less money at their jobs than their husbands. 4. At work. 10. A wife and husband should take turns staying home with a sick child. Women should concentrate on finding jobs in the fields of nursing. how did they get this info? (The catch is they visual stereotypical people who fit the descriptions. 21. Men should not do clerical work because they lack hand dexterity. 7. Women with preschool children should not work outside the home. 3. 14. Money spent on athletics should be evenly divided between boys and girls. 19.S. 3. 20. A single man is not capable of taking care of an infant. Men should not cry. honors group. Women are capable administrators. I would rather vote for a female president if she were the best candidate. Women should not hold jobs on the nightshift. Talk in your discussion group about your thoughts. you continue to grow and learn. Stereotypes Lesson Plan Motivation: All campers are asked to sit and close their eyes. Then we all discuss as a group why they visualized. 13. 12. 8. 2. If a women works outside the home. the husband should make the house payments. Boys are more intelligent then girls. Women are less responsible than men. clerical. why. 5. 55 . They are amazed when I display pictures of the people. A person who repairs high technical car repair equipment. The mother should be awarded custody of the children when a couple is divorced. The number one goal scorer ever in international football history 2. 6. Both men and women can be good doctors.ATTITUDES INVENTORY 1. Then think about your answers again. she should be responsible for the housework as well. Listen and visualize as I describe the following people: 1. and secretarial work since they already possess these skills.
By answering the following questions. Were the reasons you gave based on what a truck driver actually does on the job? 56 .especially inside small cars! But some ideas we acquire through observations are false. Is it right for only men to be truck drivers? What is there about the job that makes it unsuitable for a woman? 2. Joyce Huckaby HAVE YOU EVER MET A WOMAN TRUCK DRIVER? Your attitudes are influenced by what you see around you. as well as by your family. Look back at what you just wrote. that they are weird. There comes a time when you must question what you see. Because you rarely meet a woman truck driver or a male nurse. for instance. That is a natural reaction. that shaking a soft drink before you open it is not a good idea . If something is normal. is it automatically right and proper? If something is not typical. You grew up in a world in which it was normal for men to be truck drivers and women to be nurses.They are: 1. Our own observations give us much true and needed information. Lauren Barry 3. you may gain some insight into your attitudes. it is necessarily wrong? Although your feelings are not easily changed. You may have observed. Eric Harris 4. Mia Hamm. or. 2. if they do. Would you like to be a truck driver? Why or why not? 3. it is important to consider why you feel the way you do. you may think such people do not exist. You may even open your eyes to a whole new world of choices!!! 1.
Stepsisters 20 Same as above Fairy godmother 30 Castle HusbandSonTherapist 40 Kingdom University SonFriends 60 Co-opt apartment in big city FriendsSonDaughter-in-law Granddaughter Age Present Where you Live Jobs or Major activities People closest to you 20 30 40 60 57 .Cinderellas life Age 15 Where She Lives Humble cottage with many fireplaces Jobs or Major Activities taking orders cleaning fireplaces manicuring fingernails Growing pumpkins raising white mice taking charm course by correspondence learning to walk in glass slippers without screaming in pain Raising young prince trying to remain the way she was when the prince fell in love with her soaking feet Taking art and design courses starting consciousness raising groups spending weekends with son Designing attractive and comfortable shoes for women spending time with granddaughter. who will be the first princess to rule the kingdom People Closest to Her Stepmother.
3. How did you feel about the way Hungarians or Romanians were portrayed? Do you think the stereotypes was representative of you? Why/ why not? Get people to be more aware of stereotypes and attitude. Divide campers into groups of 5 or 6 2. Each group has 10-15 minutes to develop a skit based on their topic (written on apiece of paper. Police (car pulled over by police) Gypsies (gypsies on train/ Romanians on train) Hungarians (Hungarian going into a Romanian owned store/ Romanian going into a Hungarian owned store) Moldovian (family dinner) Train Conductor Americans (traveling in Romania on bus Wallachian (family dinner) Elderly (nursing home) Directions: 1. Each group performs skit (about 5 minutes each) 4. Discussion afterwards. The girls will love doing role plays and youll be delighted with their creativity. Recommendation. To make sure the campers dont miss out on any good points made. Break up into groups of 5 or 6 different groups from before. Question them: think theyre harmful? Useful? 58 . Then pull everyone back together at the end to bring up important points made in little groups. part 2: Role play Ideas Use these as role plays to reinforce the stereotypes and attitudes you just discussed. Make sure to cover: for those of you who fell into any of the categories which we represented how did you feel? Example: we had a few girls were from Hungarian backgrounds.Stereotypes and Attitudes. handed to each group. Topic is SECRET to other groups.
Are you very shy or overly aggressive? 3. If I found $1. you probably have a healthy opinion of yourself. If you were able to state your goals for the future. What is one thing I want to change in my life? 2. religion. who would it be? 59 .your values . 1. think about how you feel most of the time. Who do I admire the most? 6. some things would be on the top of the list and others at the bottom. Do you accept constructive criticism? 2 Are you at ease meeting new people? 3 Are you honest and open about your feelings? 4. your self esteem could probably use improvement. marriage. or more meaningful than others.000. Are you easily hurt by criticism? 2.Self Esteem worksheet Assess your own level of Self Esteem (How do you feel about yourself?) Most people feel bad about themselves from time to time. What would I say to the President if I met him? 8. Some of the things you have are more important than others. Do you notice and accept changes in yourself as they occur? 7. Do you try to hide your feelings from others? 4 Do you fear close relationships? 5 Do you try to blame your mistakes on others? 6 Do you find excuses for refusing to change? 7 Do you avoid new experiences? 8 Do you continually wish you could change your personal appearance? 9 Are you too modest about personal successes? 10 Are you glad when others fail? Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No No No No No No No No If you answered MOST of these questions Yes. Are you able to laugh at (and learn from) your own mistakes? 6. Do you look for and tackle new challenges? 8. Until you have a clear sense of whats important to you . My Values Questions Answer the following questions: 1. when answering these questions. What qualities do I look for in a friend? 3. We use the term values to refer to all of these things. Circle one 1. and before you can wisely set them. What makes me angry inside? 5. If I could take one person with me to the moon. work. you have to set them.000. Some of your activities are more enjoyable. Are you confident about your physical appearance? 9. What makes me smile? 4. So. Do you give yourself credit when credit is due? 10. friendship. Do you value your closest relationships? 5. what would I honestly do with it? 7. or any number of things. Are you happy for others when they succeed? Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No No No No No No No No If you answered MOST of these questions Yes.it will be difficult to make informed decisions about your future. you need to decide what is most important to you. Your values may place extra importance on possessions. Before you can achieve any goals in life.
13. Id like to be on TV. Id like people to know that Ive done something well. 12. Having an expensive car is something Id really like. I would rather be a president of a club than just a member. 3. I dont think I would like an adventurous vacation. 25. 18. Id like to write. Id like to be able to decide what and how much I would work one day. It is important to have an appreciation for art and music. I would like to climb a mountain. 26. 15. 22. 9. 14. I like to make things. 10. 35. 31. If I could. 11. It is more important to stick to my beliefs than to make money. father or both. Some times True I Do Not Not True Know 60 . 2. A strong family is essential. Id rather be rich than married. Id rather have a large expensive house than own a work of art. 28. 4. I like to try things Ive never done before. I like to feel that I am in charge in a group 36. 5. If I had talent. 40. I would like a lot of expensive things. It is very important for me to live in beautiful surroundings. I would rather be free to move around than be tied down to my family. Id like to be president. 7. It is important for me to have a good understanding of history.VALUES SURVEY Write the answer that most closely matches your feelings. Id like to do something that helps people. 33. 34. 8. I like to go places with my friends. 23. 37. 38. I like to read books that help me understand people. I think music and art should be required in school. I would disobey a boss who asked me to do something against my principles. 17. 43. 27. 32. It is important that my family does things together. 42. Having children is important to me. 45. Id like to be famous. I enjoy things. 41. to improve the conditions it described. I like to attend lectures from which I can learn something. Id rather be a judge than a lawyer. It is important to have good friends. I like to go to parties. 29. I will not do it. I am very close to my mother. Id like to understand a way a TV works. 20. I like to write stories or poetry. It is important to be proud of what I do. I would rather make gifts than buy them. Very True 1. 16. 39. Id like to accomplish something in life that is well known. even if it meant being fired. 44. Id like to travel to far away places. If my friends want to do something that I think is wrong. Id look forward to taking a job in a city I have never been to before. Id like to make a movie that would make people aware of injustice. 6. 30. 21. I would rather make less money at a job I know would last than take a chance with a job that not might last but pays more. 19. 24.
69. 68. I get very nervous when Im forced to take chances. It is important to have a family with whom to discuss problems with. 66. 70. I couldnt be happy with a job in which I didnt feel good about myself. 79.46. I enjoy spending an evening with my family. 76. 80. 52. 83. 78. Id like to write a book that would help other people. Id rather be a boss than a worker. but it helps. I want to be able to travel if the opportunity arises. 55. 64. I like reading to gain insight into human behavior. 81. I feel more comfortable in places Ive seen before than new places. It is important to share your life with someone. 63. 87. A close family is important to me. 79. 84. If you dont take chances youll never get anywhere . Id rather work at a job that is not interesting but pays a lot than one that is interesting and pays a little. even if I know he/she will fail if I do not help him/her.I like to take chances. Id like to have enough money to invest for my future. The world would be a terrible place without beautiful things. I like to go on hikes or bike rides with my friends. 60. If I knew how. 82. 65. 47. It is important to learn something new everyday. I have strong beliefs about what is right and wrong. 48. Gaining knowledge is important. 86. A close family is important to me. 58. Id rather be a leader than a follower. 90. 56. I would feel I was doing something worthwhile if I help a friend with a problem. 51. I would make my own clothes. Being famous would be the best thing about being a movie star. Id rather work for a well-established company than a new company that hasnt established itself. I especially like things I make myself. 54. 88. 67. I think it is wrong to help a friend cheat on an exam. 61 . Id like to have works of art in my home. 75. Id like to know all that I can about the working of nature. Id like to nurse people back to health. 61. If I had talent Id like to be a famous rock star. 74. Getting to travel would be the best thing about being a movie star. 57. Id like a job that gives me plenty of free time to spend with my family. I enjoy looking at beautiful scenery. 73. Id like to help tutor people who have problems at school. I prefer working alone rather than with a team. 72. It is important to share activities with friends. 62. Money cannot buy happiness. It is important to donate to the needy. 89. 85. 50. Being rich would be the best thing about being a movie star. 77. Having a job I know I can keep is important to me. The best thing about winning a gold medal at the Olympics would be the recognition. 49. Id rather not have to answer to a boss. I like to make my own decisions. 59. 53. 91. The best thing about being a movie star is doing something creative. Id like to work at a job in which I help people. Id like an exciting life. 71.
92. 102. 98. I like to take charge of organizing activities. Id like to make a movie that people would think is beautiful. write a 9 on the line next to the number 1. I do not like to take risks with money. 100. I would not look. 93. If a teacher accidentally left the test answers where I could see them. 99. For each number listed below. 101. write a 9. 96. When I have done something Im proud of. 94. I like thinking of something that has never been done before. I would rather make less money at a job in which I choose my own work than make more money at a job in which someone tells me what to do. 104. For which category is your total the highest? A description of each category follows this page. Above the words Very True. I think saving money for the future is important. write a 3. Do the same for each page of the survey. write the numerical value of the response you selected. 103. it is important for other people to know. total the numerical responses under each heading. if for number 1 you selected Very True. For example. 97. When all the lines have been completed. I do not like being alone very much. and above Not True. I do not like someone assigning me tasks to do. I would not like a job in which I traveled a lot and could not have a lasting relationship. write a 0. above I Do Not Know. Turn back to the first page of this exercise. If I could. Above the words Sometimes True write a 6. I like people to ask me for my opinion when trying to decide the best way to handle a situation. People should contribute small amounts of money to be used to decorate public buildings. Family 5_____ 20____ 29____ 39____ 47____ 66____ 79____ 85____ Total____ Adventure 3____ 15____ 16____ 24____ 38____ 61____ 73____ 86____ Total____ Moral Judgment & Personal Consistency 17____ 18____ 21____ 31____ 48____ 84____ 89____ 102____ Total____ Money or Wealth 1____ 11____ 13____ 33____ 56____ 57____ 67____ 91____ Total____ Independence & Freedom 34____ 41____ 53____ 60____ 69____ 87____ 92____ 97____ Total____ Security 32____ 45____ 49____ 55____ 64____ 90____ 95____ 99____ Total___ 62 . 95. found in the section Money and Wealth below.
historical. if you choose not to join a traditional family. if money is your top value. You may have little time for family. If you score high in this area. youll want to make sure there is plenty of room for advancement in your chosen field. youll want to make sure that your career choice is one you feel worthwhile. you might want to start your own business. That way you can be president immediately . Being shut away in a laboratory or sitting in a cubicle with an adding machine will probably hold few 63 . If you have a high score in this area. if you also had a high adventure score. Which do you value more: family or career? If youre an adventureloving family woman. You should prepare yourself to take a leadership role by pursuing advanced education or by learning more skills in your field. you may have to settle for hang gliding on weekends. Money: Obviously. Check the salary levels of a wide range of jobs before starting to narrow your choices. you have to make a choice between your family life and adventure. that is. You certainly would not be satisfied with a job in which the routine is the same day after day. Since making a lot of money usually entails spending long hours on the job. Family can also mean other persons or friends who are close to you. you should consider your other values in choosing a field which will hold your interest. Teaching is an obvious choice. Your work hours should be consistent and stable. For example. Being a journalist who covers different stories everyday or spends time reading reports and interviewing people might also be a very good choice. Your inner circle of acquaintances is important. one you can be proud of. no matter what other values it mirrors. political. Your score shows that you would like to have varied job duties and that you are comfortable taking risks. You probably would not be happy as a traveling sales representative or a forest ranger. or in any other field of interest.scientific.Knowledge 9____ 22____ 30____ 40____ 54____ 71____ 76____ 88____ Total____ Power 7____ 23____ 35____ 44____ 50____ 74____ 94____ 103____ Total____ Friendship & Companionship 2____ 26____ 27____ 51____ 72____ 83____ 93____ 101____ Total____ Recognition 8____ 10____ 19____ 43____ 58____ 70____ 82____ 96____ Total____ Beauty & Aesthetics 4____ 25____ 35____ 46____ 75____ 81____ 98____ 104____ Total_____ Creativity 6____ 14____ 28____ 37____ 52____ 59____ 78____ 100____ Helping Others 12____ 42____ 62____ 63____ 65____ 68____ 77____ 80____ total____ Total____ Family: Someone with very high scores in this category greatly values the closeness of a family. Parents and children feel close to each other and spend much time together. Adventure: In contrast to the preceding. Knowledge: If you value knowledge. or outside hobbies. you will want a career that lets you keep learning. you would probably be more satisfied as a Peace Corps worker than a bomber pilot. rather than being a foreign correspondent or an international jewel trader. but if thats what you value. Power: Its hard to find an entry-level job with a lot of power.even if youre the only employee! Moral Judgment and Personal Consistency: If you score high in this category. You are a people person. your job should involve working closely with others. Friendship and Companionship: If friendship and companionship are important to you. Or. a career that calls for a lot of travel may just be right if you value adventure. you will want a job that allows plenty of time at home where you can enjoy family and friends. you look carefully at potential earnings for any job you take. but you might also consider doing research . or making an expedition through the wilderness each summer. friends.
But there are many other options. You might find a use for your creativity by working as a program director for a senior citizens group. not just what job you do. something that will let you work to develop the talent. Some sales representative positions allow you a great deal of freedom. psychologists. dietitians. counselors. but the fact remains that in many communities there are bus drivers everyone knows and respects. speech pathologists. Reexamine your values throughout your life to make sure you arent giving up things that are important to you for the sake of something you no longer value! 64 . lawyers. politicians. Beauty or Aesthetics: People who score high in aesthetics (love of beauty) like to be surrounded by beauty. you might consider working in sales or public relations. or those in areas that are basic to human needs and not likely to become obsolete. Recognition: Is recognition what you want? If so. Helping Others: Women who value helping others have traditionally become teachers and nurses. If you value creativity. and to evaluate the results of your efforts. youll do best choosing something for which you have talent. If having time for close friendships outside of work is important.charms for you. some fields have more potential than others. Security: Careers with well-established companies. when. or as a landscape architect. are good choices for someone who values security. You would almost certainly be unhappy as a garbage collector or a coal miner. There may be very few world-renowned bus drivers. may be able to decide where. as an engineer in a large research firm. writers. REMEMBER!!!! Values can change. Such a person is usually happier with clearly defined work. you might be happy as an interior designer or art dealer. and physical therapists are just a few of the career possibilities for those scoring high in this area. you wont want a job that involves a great deal of travel or overtime. If you get along with others and can talk easily with people you dont know well. but creativity is an important asset in other fields as well. though. and in fact. Doctors. and how much they will do. You might like being a forest ranger at a park or an executive in a plush office. you will want a career that gives you room to make choices and decisions. It often depends on how you do your job. social workers. you may wish to take this value survey again in a year or two. People who work on a free-lance basis. usually do. Of course. you should beware of careers that are rigidly supervised or scheduled. If this describes you. to put your ideas into effect. Creativity: Writers and artist are often thought of as creative. or as consultants. You probably wouldnt be happy in a job that is rigid or inflexible. For this reason. Independence: If you value independence and freedom.
Remember. Procedure: Ask the participants to review the goal made in the last goal setting session. list two decisions that need to be made to accomplish this goal. Say No! and go to my room 3. (A different option or choice available to you. Example You have a lot of homework and your mother asks you to do the dishes. Close the session with a group discussion of What does it mean to make an organized. big or small Brainstorm as a group . make the decision. For each situation have students list 3 alternative decisions they could make. 1. Ignore her and do my homework + the homework will get done . However. For the example. because it does not help make the best decision.I have to stay up late and do my homework 2. Participants should refer to their goals from the previous session.) example: Camp goal . have students identify what are advantages and disadvantages (+ and -) for each of the alternatives. even when they dont realize it. listing them is not enough. as well as thinking about the effects. Using camp goals. This activity gets participants thinking about decisions they make every day.e. do the dishes + mom is happy . Where can I learn? 2. there may be more than one possibility. Read each situation to make sure everyone understands them.) Activity 2 . 65 . Do the dishes 2.) Pass out copies of decision making sheet. (what is the problem to be solved.DECISION-MAKING Activity 1: Introduction to Decision Making This activity gets the participants thinking about identifying decisions to be made to accomplish a goal. Procedure: Read this quote You make decisions every day. as they show we all make different decisions about how to solve the problem. have each student identify 3 problems to be solved or decisions to be made and possible ways to answer these questions (i. Whether consciously or unconsciously.mom may be angry 3. Activity 3 . 1. Ignore her and do my homework. Participants need to go one step further and list the advantages and disadvantages to each possible alternative. positive and negative of your decision. different answers are good. There are many things which must consider before you make your decision. What food is at home to eat? 2.what are decisions we make every day? Make a list of at least one for every group member if possible. For each of the decisions have students think of three things they must take into account.Mom might start yelling at me Discuss these within the group.to learn how to swim 1. To be successful at most of them. Do I have any money? 3. doesnt require stating your goals.Alternatives: Advantages and Disadvantages You need copies of the situation sheet for decision making (below) This activity addresses the second step of the decision making process. Have volunteers share some answers. finding and listing alternatives. Procedure: open discussion by defining the word Alternative. Using the goals participants developed in the goal setting session. Write down a few from volunteers. Share some aloud if theyd like. informed decision? Decision Making!? Sometimes making a decision depending on the situation will be difficult. as well as all the factors that influence our decisions. Example: deciding what to eat 1. Have participants go back to their goal for which they identified three decisions to be made. there are many things to consider when making any kind of decision.what do we take into account. It is important for young girls to recognize that there are several alternatives when faced with a difficult decision or problem. Share possible alternatives that students came up with. like deciding what to eat or who to go out with. Do number one as an example together. Say No! and go to my room + I may have privacy in my room to do my work . Who is going to teach me? As a group have students answer these questions. Have participants list three things they take into account for each of the decisions to be made. How hungry am I? Discuss possible questions to consider when making decisions. Remind of the goal s they had for the end of the camp.
Your friends say you only need to practice and that you should go with them on the more difficult runs so all of you can ski together. They do not feel a mechanic is a respectable occupation for a woman. You do not want to go. 8. You meet your friends everyday at the bus stop on the way to school and are very happy with this group and dont really want to include anyone new. although you care for him very much. The amount of money you receive from your husbands child support payments is not enough to live on for all of you. You have a lot of homework and your mother asks you to do the dishes. They are thinking about the money you will make. What can you do? 66 . Your teacher has made a mistake grading your exam Your boyfriend tells you his parents will be out of town and you can spend the evening at his house. 3. Your parents want you to attend the university they went to but you would rather go somewhere else. 10. Your parents say its a shame to waste your talent. Anna recognizes you on the way to the bus stop and asks if she can go with you. write three alternative decisions you could make. He works in a music store part-time and attends some courses on woodcarving. You enjoy tennis but do not want to spend the effort and time it would take to become a professional athlete.4. You finished high school and for a while have worked as a factory worker before your children were born. Your friends want to copy your homework and you believe that copying is wrong 6 You would like to be nominated for student council. Pavel. He is the first to ask you. You are willing to take some ski lessons but they are very expensive. For each later alternative. and 6. You are a beginner but all your friends are very good and have a lot of experience. ages 2. Someone you do not want to go with asks you to a dance. Anna has moved into the flat below yours and will be attending your school. is 19. You are 17 years old and your boyfriend. You know that she needs new friends to feel welcome. You have been dating for 2 years and now Pavel wants to get married. Several friends at a party ask to you to try drugs but you dont want to do it. 2. but she just doesnt appeal to you. What can you do? 2. 5. You want to go to the vocational school to learn how to fix cars but people are discouraging you by calling you names and making fun of you. 9. list at least one advantage and disadvantage. You are talking to your boyfriend and suddenly you realize that if you dont leave immediately you will be late for work. He wants to keep talking. You are forced to sell your house so you and your husband can divide the possessions equally. What can you do? 5. 4. What can you do? 3. You are not busy that night. You want to wait and finish high school. Your husband decides he wants a divorce. You play tennis very well and your parents want you to become a professional. 7. What can you do? 4.For each situation. Other possible scenarios include: 1. You know that not everyone with talent is actually able to be a high-salaried tennis player. You have been married for 10 years and have 3 children. You go on a high school skiing trip. 1.
Their responses affect the situation and can either make it better or worse. It lets them see that they can choose how they respond in different situations by seeing this fun introductory lesson by the counselors. For each one have the participants read the responses in a voice appropriate to the type of attitude. Share them with the group. Discussion This activity is to wrap up this section and get the group talking about the importance of attitudes in our decision making process. Aggression cuts off communication rather than facilitating. Our attitudes. Discuss after each one the + and reactions to each. acting out different communication styles: aggressive. discuss how were these behaviors different? Which one seemed most effective? Name each behavior and make a general group definition for each. Discuss after sharing the positive and negative reactions that might result form each attitude we choose. A beggar child comes and asks you for money.) Even over-exaggeration is okay. Identifying Attitudes. Pass our situations to participants one per every two people. What attitudes do we have? This is to introduce the three behaviors to the participants. For each situation. A friend offers you some pizza that you dont want You buy a new shirt and find it has a stain it when you bring it home from the store. 4. Participants act out the situation for the group and the group identifies the assertive/aggressive and the passive responses. This activity lets the participants practice making their own responses and to discuss + and to each response. Youve been standing in line at the post office for one hour to mail a letter and something tries to cut ahead of you in line. Your baby brother breaks your favorite gift from your best friend. passive. Procedure: Put the following questions to the students. Your sister is using the telephone and you want to use it. Your boyfriend wants to go to a movie that you dont want to see. Procedure. Give students a few minutes to think of an AG/AS/P response for this situation. As a whole group. 2. Give them a few minutes to think of how they would answer the questions and then discuss them as a group. Assertiveness is standing up for what you believe in or knowing what you want and expressing in a straightforward manner while being sensitive to others feelings. aggressive and passive.Attitudes in Decision Making (see the LIFE Skills book for additional materials) 1. (They may have trouble using the correct inflection of the emotion they are trying to convey. Procedure: sheets below. Your parents refuse to give you money to go out with your friends. 3. Passive is letting other people make decisions for you. its fun for them to practice the different roles. the counselors perform a skit. aggressive (AG) or passive (P). Begin with an example. First. The students should really get into this. (Sheet below) This activity lets students practice identifying responses and labeling them assertive. We also talked about the responses they might get from the other person depending on what we said and how we said it. Possible situations to use. You see you boyfriend out with another girl. Assertive behavior is a way of communicating your ideas and feelings while respecting the ideas and feelings of others. What does it mean to you to be assertive? How is an assertive response different from an aggressive one? A passive one? Who do you know who is good at being assertive? How? How can being assertive help in a relationship? How does it make people feel when we speak assertively? Why is it sometimes hard to be assertive? 67 . We did skits with a male counselor asking out three different girls and their different responses. You missed school because you were sick and need to make up an exam in a class. We listed adjectives to describe that behavior and that worked well. Go over answers. It is important for young girls to realize that their responses to different situations can indeed decide if the situation becomes a problem or is solved. Its important of the girls to realize they can decide to make a situation by choosing their response. and assertive. have students identify and label each response as Assertive (AS).
__ Well. You are not busy that night. Situation 3 Your teacher has made a mistake grading your exam. __ I worked hard on this and I want full credit for the assignment. __ I really ought to be going. Situation 5 Your friend wants to copy your homework and you believe that copying is wrong. Lets go to a movie instead. I dont want to take the chance on getting caught. I really dont want to try that. __ Why dont you do the dishes? Cant you see I have tons of homework? __ All right. __ What? Sorry. __ Youre all male chauvinistic pigs. __ Ill think about what you have said. __ Thanks for asking. be sure to change the words some. __ Do nothing Situation 4 Your boyfriend tells you his parents will be out of town and you can spend the evening at his house. __ You cheated me out of 10 points on this problem! __ Ive discovered an error in the way my test was corrected. __How can you think of doing something like that? What would happen if anyone found out? __ I dont feel right about doing that. __ Thats Cheating!! Situation 6 You would like to be nominated for the student council. Youll probably be surprised one day at what I can do. Bye! Situation 10 You want to go to the vocational school to learn how to be a mechanic but people are trying to discourage you by calling you names and making fun of you. __ I think Im qualified and would like to be nominated for student council. but you dont want to do it. __ Oh no you dont! Youre making me late for work! __ I know you want to talk more. or passive? Situation 1 You have a lot of homework to do and your mother asks you to do the dishes. I already have a date. mom __ I have a ton of homework tonight and Id rather not have to do the dishes so I can get my work finished. so well get together after Im done with work. I can anything you can do only better! __ I want to learn to be a mechanic. Situation 2 Several friends at a party ask you to try drugs. assertive. Situation 9 You are talking to your boyfriend and realize that if you done leave immediately you will be late for work. They do not feel being a mechanic is a reasonable occupation for a woman. __ Well. but you would rather go somewhere else.Aggressive. __ Dont nominate Sarah! Shes a creep! __ You think to yourself. __ Im sorry. Im busy. okay. but Id rather not. I but I need to make my own decision. He wants to keep talking. __My cousins coming from out of town and I have to be with her. just his once wont hurt? __ Are you crazy? What do you want to that for? __ No thanks. He is the first one to ask you. You do not want to go although you care for him very much. OK. I hope someone nominates me Situation 7 Someone you do not want to go out with asks you to dance. __ You always try to run my life! Ive had it! __ If youre sure that is best. __ Not go to that school 68 . Situation 8 Your parents want you to attend the same university they went to.
I can admit when I am angry __________________________________________________________________ 2. I can express my feelings honestly _____________________________________________________________ 2. If I disagree with someone.Test YOUR assertiveness Choose one of the following statements: Almost never. I take responsibility for my own feelings instead of blaming others ___________________________________ 6. I offer solutions to problems instead of just complaining ___________________________________________ 10. I respect others rights while standing up for my own _______________________________________________ Give yourself one point for each time you responded with most of the time. Keep up the good communication skills! 69 . it takes practice to be perfect! 5 9 O. I criticize a persons behavior. Dont worry. I dont use verbal or physical abuse ______________________________________ 9. Keep trying! 10 12 You should be proud of yourself. 0 4 You are not yet good at being assertive. I want to have all the facts before I make a decision ________________________________________________ 4. Most of the time. in response to the following sentences: 1. I can say no without apologizing or feeling guilty _______________________________________________ 1. I try to find out the cause of my anger ___________________________________________________________ 3. Stand up for what you believe and always be honest about your feelings. Work on being more sensitive and aware of others emotions. I make it a point to express good feelings as well as bad ____________________________________________ 7. not the person _____________________________________________________ 5.. When I say how I feel. its not at someone elses expense ____________________________________________ 8. Sometimes.K. but you still need to work on how to express yourself in an assertive way. You know how to say what you mean in the most productive way.
OVERVIEW (From the Life Skills Manual in PC office. Available also via email.) This session is the crux of the entire Life Skills program. The Bridge Model is a visual way of presenting the concept of behavior change that is used in the Life Skills model. A thorough understanding of this model is essential in structuring a Life Skills program in your community. The Bridge Model seems to be a very simple concept, but we have found that a light comes on for most people when this session is presented. Although the concepts are simple, most people have not thought about the behavior change issue in these terms before. Visually imagining the process of behavior change as building a bridge has been a powerful moment for many of our participants. It is most effective to introduce this model after conducting some motivation sessions. These sessions might include Exchanging Stories (The Impact of AIDS Variation) (Session 4 in Part V), Consequences of Teenage Pregnancy (Session 9 in Part V), or other sessions that highlight some of the risk activity of youth. TIME 2 hours, to 2 hours, 30 minutes OBJECTIVE By the end of the session, participants will be able to: 1. List risks facing young people in the community. 2. Identify Life Skills that might help young people to avoid risk and build a healthy, positive future. 3. List five categories of Life Skills. THE BRIDGE MODEL: HOW DO WE BUILD A BRIDGE FROM INFORMATION TO BEHAVIOR CHANGE? MATERIALS Flip chart: Bridge Model Markers or chalk Props for the role play Handout: The Role Play PREPARATION Post the Bridge Model on a prominent wall, roll it or cover it up, and arrange the chairs around it in a halfcircle. Prepare and rehearse the role play in advance. Ask two of your female participants to act in the role play. It is much more effective to choose two people from the larger group, rather than using fellow facilitators or peer educators. Fellow participants performing in the role play usually heightens the interest of the group. This role play will be the basis for your discussion of the Bridge Model, so it is essential that it be performed well and cover the topics you wish to highlight. DELIVERY I.The Bridge Model Role Play (20 minutes) When introducing this activity, you may wish to refer to some of the sessions on the impact of AIDS or teenage pregnancy to remind the group of the reasons for beginning a new program towork with youth on risk behavior. Invite the group to sit back and watch the following role play, which may be very similar to situations we are seeing in our communities. Stop the role play when it is clear that the point has been made: Lucy was exposed to much information to keep her safe from pregnancy, STDs, and HIV/AIDS; yet she got pregnant anyway. Why? II.The Bridge Model (1 hour,20 minutes) Referring back to the role play, ask leading questions to invite theparticipants to explore the situation. Some examples might be: 1. Is this a realistic situation? Have you seen this happen in our community? 2. Do you think Lucy understood the risks of having sex with Gift? 3. If she understood what could happen and had all of the information, why did she have sex anyway? 4. What were some of the things Gift said to pressure Lucy? 5. Did Lucy have good reasons for not using the condoms Rita gave her? 6. What will happen to Lucy now? What do you think will happen between her and Gift? After discussing the role play, reveal the Bridge Model flip chart. Discuss the model with the participants. Point out that in Malawi, young people generally know a great deal about the risks of sexual activity. In a sense, the young people are standing on top of all of the knowledge they need to keep themselves safe from the risky behavior of life. Ask the participants to read with you the current knowledge understood by most young people: facts about HIV/AIDS, information on drugs/alcohol, etc. Most young people learn all about HIV/AIDS prevention in school. Does that mean that no one gets infected? Emphasize that even though people have the knowledge, that does not mean that they do not engage in risk behaviors. It is helpful to continually refer back to Lucy during this discussion. Now draw attention to the other side of the bridge. Point out that, as teachers, community members, parents, peer educators, and
others we want to help our young people move to the Positive, Healthy Life side of the bridge. We want to help them use the knowledge that they have to live a stronger, healthier life. (Use gestures to show this movement on the Bridge Model.) While gesturing towards the sea, ask participants to tell what is awaiting young people if we do not find a way to help them successfully cross from knowledge to a positive, healthy life. Equipped with nothing but knowledge, young people face the risk of falling into a sea of problems like HIV infection, alcohol and drug addiction, early pregnancy, and so forth. So, what then is missing? What does it take to help young people to use their knowledge to lead a better life? Lead a group brainstorming session about what it takes to get across the bridge. You should continue to refer to Lucy and the role play during this brainstorming session, using questions like, What was Lucy missing? What did she need to help her to use the information she had to make the right decision? Didnt Lucy know the risks? Did she have the information? You may need to guide the group to explore all angles of the situation so that you can get as many different suggestions as possible. Each time someone gives a suggestion, it becomes a plank in the bridge. Write it on the chart above the sea between the two hills. Keep brainstorming until the entire bridge is completed there should be many, many ideas. Guide the group to understand these links by referring to the role play. When the bridge is finished and all ideas are exhausted, process the concept with the group again. These planks in the bridge are the Life Skillsthe tools a person needs to help translate the knowledge that they have into healthier behavior. It is our job to help to develop these Life Skills in peopleto help them acquire the skills and tools necessary to lead healthier, happier lives. Point out that even if a few skills are missing (cover some of the planks with your hands), what happens? The person will still fall into a sea of problems. It is therefore necessary to launch a comprehensive program that targets all of these issues to better equip the people in our community to make healthy decisions for their futures. So, the work of the Life Skills program is not to provide information since we believe that most of the information is already understood. Instead, we are developing the skills (refer to the bridge with your hand) to help better use this information to lead to a positive, healthy life. Our sessions, then, focus on the development of these Life Skills. III.Introduction to Life Skills Categories (30 minutes) As a continuation of the above session, write the five categories of Life Skills on a flip chart or on the board. Communication Skills DecisionMaking Skills Thinking Skills Relationship Skills Emotion Management Skills Explain that we have simply grouped the Life Skills into a handful of categories to make it easier to work with them. Go over each category, and ask the group to suggest which of the Life Skills were written on the Bridge Model might fit into each category (for example, relationship skills might include good role models, gender issues, communication skills, self esteem, and resistance to peer pressure). Many of the Life Skills will fit into more than one category. Do not spend too much time on this topic. Just make sure that the participants understand that these are just groupings for the sake of convenience. All of the Life Skills are important, and some fit in more than one category. IV.Evaluation (15 minutes) To ensure that the group truly understands the philosophy of the Life Skills model, ask the participants to pair off and to explain the model to each other while referring to the bridge. Move about the room and observe the level of understanding in the group and clarify points as necessary.
THE ROLE PLAY
TWO CHARACTERS: Rita: A Form 4 (final year of high school) girl who has dropped out of school due to teenage pregnancy. She has been advising her friend, Lucy, to stay in school and to avoid boyfriends, sex, and so forth, before completing her education. Lucy: A Form 1 (first year of high school) girl who is doing very well in school. Despite her friends warning, she has become pregnant and has come to break the news to her friend. Rita is sitting outside her house on the mpasa (straw mat). She is rocking her baby in her arms. As she sits alone with the baby, she talks about how tired she has been and how much work the baby turned out to be. She might say things like, Oh, my babyhow troublesome you are! Keeping me up all night like that! Wont you ever settle down? Lucy walks up and shouts Odi! Odi! (Roughly equivalent to Hello, is anybody home? or a verbal knock on the door.) She is welcomed warmly by Rita. Lucy sits on the mpasa and greets her friend. She inquires after the health of the baby, and Rita tells her that the baby has been sick and has yet to sleep through the night. The friends chat for a moment before Rita comments on how odd it is to see Lucy like this during a school day. Rita asks Lucy why she is not in school, but Lucy changes the subject by talking about the baby. Rita asks Lucy again, and she again avoids the topic by asking Rita about Ritas boyfriend, Innocent. Rita responds by saying that she has not heard from Innocent since the birth of their baby. She has heard that he is now studying in the U.K., but he has never come to see her or the baby. Rita reminisces that she, too, could have gone to the U.K. for studiesher scores were so high and she reminds Lucy of how important it is to avoid these boys and stay in school.
Rita asks again why Lucy is here on a school day. Lucy says something like thisMy friend, do you remember the advice that you are always giving me? Rita respondsOf course I doI told you! Dont make the same mistakes I madeforget these boys until you are finished with your studies. Abstaining from sex is the best way to avoid getting pregnant or getting diseaseseven AIDS! Lucy probes further. What else have you advised me? Rita says, I told you that if you and that boyfriend of yours, Gift, cannot abstain, then remember to use a condom. You remember! I even gave you some condoms! Ah! But come on, my friend, what are you really doing here? Are you in trouble? What is it? Lucy, now in tears, confesses that she is pregnant with Gifts baby. Rita becomes angry. She reminds Lucy of all the advice she has given her; she reminds Lucy of the example of her own life. Lucy protests with ideas like, But he loves me! He has promised to marry me! Rita reminds Lucy that Innocent promised her the same thing. Rita asks why Lucy had sex with Gift after all her warnings. Lucy says that Gift threatened to leave her if she did not have sex with him. He said it was the only way to show him that she loved him, that everyone was having sex, etc. Rita asks why Lucy didnt use any of the condoms she gave her, Were they finished? Lucy says that her church is against condom use, and besidesGift refused to use them. Finally, in defense of herself, Lucy says, Well, why wait? Why not have a baby now? Gift is going to be a doctor. I want to be his wife! What is the difference if I finish school? Look at Chimwemweshe finished her MSCE (final high school examinations; college entrance tests) and she is just staying. There are no jobs anyway! PARTICIPANT HANDOUT PAGE 1 OF 1 LIFE SKILLs:BASIC SESSIONS E SION 2: IDENTIFYING THE MISSING ELEMENT OVERVIEW Intended to follow the Bridge Model (Session 1 in Part III), this role play activity is useful in ensuring that the participants have fully understood the Bridge Model and the Life Skills concept. Use it to review and reinforce the foundation of the program before moving on to exploring specific Life Skills. TIME 1 hour, 30 minutes, to 2 hours OBJECTIVE By the end of the session, participants will be able to: 1. Identify specific Life Skills that are missing or need reinforcement in common community situations. 2. Describe the Bridge Model for behavior change. MATERIALS Assorted props for role plays DELIVERY I.Creating the Role Plays (30 40 minutes) Remind the participants of the ideas discussed in the Bridge Model session. Indicate that this session will reinforce our understanding of the concept of Life Skills. Divide the participants into small groups. Instruct each group to create a role play showing a typical risk situation that a young person might face. Examples might include being pressured to drink alcohol, being pressured to have sex, and so forth. The role play should show the young person engaging in the risk behavior because one of the Life Skills we listed on the bridge is missing. For example, the role play might show a young person incapable of being assertive and then giving in to drinking alcohol. II.Identifying the Missing Element (1 hour) After the group has come back together, invite each group to perform its role play. Members of the larger group should then identify which element, or which Life Skill, is missing in the role play. The group may notice that more than one Life Skill is missingperhaps the person is lacking selfesteem, good communication skills, and resistance to peer pressure. Let the group brainstorm about the many Life Skills that might have helped the young person effectively manage the situation in the role play. Use this exercise as a means of exploring the way these Life Skills could change a situation in a young persons life. III.Evaluation (20 minutes) To ensure that the group has internalized the Life Skills concept, invite different participants to stand in front of the Bridge Model and explain it to the others. Participants can use the role plays they just saw as examples in their explanations.
Community Service Session: Putting leadership into Action One of the goals of Camp GLOW is to help young women realize that they could make a difference in their communities. (Most basic communities. 1. Now as we are finishing up Camp Glow. C. aspects that benefit our communities. one of the essays asked As a leader in your community. Divide campers up by town. Example: do this in the big group together. list the positive and negative outcomes and draw a time line. All of the campers were selected from towns with a Peace Corps Volunteer that was both present at Camp GLOW and willing to coordinate this Community Service Club over the next year. 1.and big paper Assign ahead of time an adult to help facilitate the activity Draw a map of the community . April 21-23. Answer the who. wheat. It isnt just a street map.think out of the box! Part 2 A. 4. Part 1. CT (appendix) 2. 76 . Brainstorm Activity. Have the groups present their action plans to the whole group. Draw community maps (idea taken from Peace Corps Program Design and Management Workshop.positive characteristics. church. what can you do in the next year to improve your community? Give specific examples. town. Use the format youve learned in the goal setting and decision making sessions. not by discussion group Pass out markers . In your groups. 3. choose one issue. 2. a population. family. school. Show Maps of communities. This session was designed to introduce the concept of community service and to help the campers design. Congratulate them all on being Women in Action. a project which reflected their concerns and interests.) Ask the campers the following questions: what are some examples of communities.: During the pre camp informational meetings. A. problem or challenge to work on in your community over the next year. 1. In the application. World. families) What are some characteristics of a community? What makes a community a community? (common needs and interests. the campers were told that committing to Camp GLOW also mean committing to a community service project during the following school year. B.) What community do you spend most of your time with? (school. We wanted all of the campers to leave the camp with a concrete idea for a community service project.) Do you think weve formed a community this week at GLOW? Why? B. Explain what a map of the community is and show examples. set of governing rules. respect. The Camp GLOW young women were all very enthusiastic about this project and took great pride and drawing and talking about their communities. 1999).every color but black . Mission Statement: over the next year we will teach 4th graders about the dangers of smoking. where . when . it is time to do your sweat equity. why and how. (Have a scribe write down the ideas on big paper during the discussion. Explain what community assets are ..be creative . Examples: show Sighetu Maramtiei and Danbury. Europe.
Life is more than a vision The sweetest part is acting up and making a decision Start seeing the whole as a sum of its parts Refrain Verse 3 My life is part of a global life I found myself becoming more immobile When I think of a little girl in the world cant do anything But. destination is my community And a street person my responsibility If I have a care in the world. and get a hammer and a nail Lean how to use my hands Not just head Ill think myself in a jail Now I know a refuge never grows From a chin in a hand in a baffled rose. I have a gift to bring Refrain 79 .Hammer and a Nail: The Indigo Girls Verse 1 Clearing webs from a hovel A blistered hand on the handle of a shovel Ive been digging to deep. Got to tend the earth if I you want a rose! Verse 2 Had a lot of good intentions Sit around for fifty years and collect a pension Not seeing the road to hell and just where it starts But. I always do I see my face on the surface I look alive like Narcissus A dark abyss of an emptiness standing on the edge of a drowning blue Refrain I look behind my ears for the green And even my sweat smells clean Glare off the white hurts my eyes I got to get out of bed.
Phase 1: the honeymoon where everything is perfect. Let them dream big. When they could visually see the goal. WHY: because I want to be a good doctor. Start with the upper right hand corner and go clockwise. It was what we based the camp on and it is a simple way to put down thoughts. Explain that without goals. newspapers. talk with doctor back home. Have one girl draw out a soccer field. The four Phases: Draw a circle on the board and divide it into 4 quarters. Take a few minutes to have them loosely play with this outline. Use this simple outline: Mission statement: a brief sentence explaining what you want to accomplish. Have the girls break up into groups to write out their goals. Europe WHERE: USA. The circle starts all over again. They can explore this more in their journals and later in the camp. Phase 4: Growth. Lesson: to explain what a goal is. Who the people who will help you towards your goals Where: a place. Explain that when setting up for a goal you will miss a few shots. When you are determined to follow your goal. (Past experience: The girls were very excited to heart this liberal way of thinking. to be abroad within two years HOW: contact friends made at GLOW camp. Paris. PCVs. Life is beautiful Phase 2: Problems arise. Internet. Same in life. everything seems to fail. you have grown and you are excited and ready for more. Each day do something to push me closer to my goal. anywhere in the world Wen: set up a timeline and specific date How: Make lists (explain what a to do list is) ideas to achieve goal. if you have no goals. explain the mission statement more here. Be creative and open to new ideas.Goal setting and attitudes in Decision Making Objective: to learn what a goal is and to show the girls how to set up objectives as a way to plan for a successful future. Remind them that dreaming is FREE and doesnt cost a thing. Example Mission statement: to go abroad to University and study medicine WHAT: to be a heart surgeon WHO: parents. You then give the example of having front row seats for everyone to see Brazil play Romania in the Olympics. crazy dreams and be open to new things. Berlin WHEN: study to take tests in fall. explain concept of networking. it made it seem more achievable. Its easy to set up goals. Once you have gone through this process. Hagi does not walk off the field when he misses a shot and hes not considered a failure. There are no goals. Phase 3: solutions to problems. LA or Chicago. The more failures you have the closer you are to getting to your goal. but nothing is happening. London. What: e specific. Encourage their ideas and tell them that anything is possible if they really want to achieve it. medical schools in USA. The players are kicking the ball around. no answer in sight.) 80 . the whole point of the game is useless. Expect to have failures and challenges as you go for your goals. people give up. It was also good fuel for journal discussion and other team building activities. Boston. When you arrive a the stadium you notice there is something strange about the field. Why: check back to the mission statement. you are just on the field kicking the ball around. know that for each problem there is a solution. use the analogy of a football team.
State how you feel when a the other does a specific action. Give examples. Continue to keep this relationship positive. 6.Conflict Resolution and Relationships Brief Overview: Have the girls think about recent conflicts and what the source of the conflict was. 5. You should focus on a specific problem for you both to discuss. 7. either come to compromise that both parties feel good about or agree to disagree. Discuss and come to a compromise. Do you rely on this person to make you feel good about yourself? 8. 14. Do you feel the other person listens to you? 2. judgemental You did. Do each of you have your own interests? 5. Stress the importance of active listening. Is your relationship threatened by others? 9. Have them number a blank paper 1-14. Do you feel you are a valuable person outside of this relationship? 7. Read the following questions and have them write yes or no next to the corresponding number: 1. and 13. For questions 1. 7-10: Good. just one they are familiar with. each no scores 1 and each yes scores 0. why you feel the way that you do. Do you feel you have become a better person because of this relationship? 14. Stress the importance of sitting. Can you be yourself in this relationship? 10. 11-14: Success! If there is time. Present and Practice: Present the use of I statements using The Message Diagram handout. Sometimes there is a conflict of interests or difference of opinion in a situation. Try to explain. You should work to improve it. Do you enjoy being with this person? 13. You should limit your use of the words always and never. Have the girls come up with role plays in pairs to practice this model using the conflicts they thought of earlier. Propose something specific for the other to do instead. 1-3: This relationship has a few positive qualities. 9. Can both of you accept changes in expectations? Have the girls score their papers as follows: For questions 2. Is this relationship the most important thing in your life? 6. Be patient with the response. For these. Sometimes the source is a loss of temper because a disagreement about something small escalated. Are you interested in each others lives outside the relationship? 4. Do both of you contribute to improving this relationship? 12. Sometimes conflicts are caused by misunderstanding. but better communication could be a solution. Emphasize the following points: Begin with I feel. 12. 4-6: This relationship has some problems. and not bring in previous unresolved problems and situations. Relationships Evalutation Quiz: Have the girls think of a relationship they have or between two people they know. not the accusing. or walking away to de-escalate a conflict. mutual respect ) Are there bad relationships that would be better to end than to try to improve? 81 . each yes scores 1 and each no 0. taking time outs. 4. gently touching the other. without accusing. discuss the following questions: Can bad relationships be improved? What can we do to improve relationships? (communicate. 3. Do you feel uncomfortable expressing your feelings to this person? 11. Can you talk freely with this person about your problems? 3. 10. It doesnt have to be a romantic one. 8. 11.
including communication skills. therefore. with joy. Which emotions does this culture teach us to control or manage? Place a tick (check) next to those emotions that are considered culturally inappropriate to show as adults. MATERIALS: Flip charts or board Markers or pens Tape Flip chartsabout eight with the following phrase written on them: How do you manage your __________. facilitate a discussion on the link between managing ones emotions and avoiding risk behavior. with fear. and facial expressions to communicate different emotions. all participants should move throughout the room and write on the flip charts what their 82 . Refer back to the communication skills sessions to create this link to emotions and communication. You might want to make sure that all participants understand the meaning of the word emotion. Many of us already have strategies that we use to manage our emotions. each participant will say the phrase Oh! Henry! using different body language. Remind the group that there are many ways that we can communicateeven with our bodies and our tone of voice. managing ones emotions is crucial in all interactions. you may want to refer to the discussion of emotions in this session during other Life Skills sessions. 30 minutes OBJECTIVES: By the end of the session. Oh!Henry! (20 minutes) Referring to the Bridge Model. Fill in the blanks left on the flip chart with the emotions participants indicate need to be managed. such as joy or happiness. and relationship skills. I. How can learning to manage emotions help to reduce risk behavior? It is not easy to learn to manage extremely strong emotions such as anger. This session is a general introduction to the topic of managing emotions. tones of voice. participants will be able to: 1. with laughter. or jealousy. sexual feelings. and is often best conducted during the first weeks introduction to all the Life Skills. For about 15 or 20 minutes. passion. Managing Emotions Gallery Walk (1 hour) Spend a few moments discussing how some of the emotions listed might translate into risky behavior. Going around the circle. 2. Then place them around the room (taped to the wallor if that is not possibleon tables or benches). but it is very important that we develop strategies to do so. Have fun with it! After everyone has participated once or twice. Like thinking skills. List a number of emotions that may have an influence on the development of Life Skills. Show how you can say the phrase Oh! Henry! with many different emotionswith anger. brainstorm on a flipchart or on the board the different emotions that were expressed in the exercise. Introduce the idea of emotions with a quick exercise. PREPARATION Clear the walls all around the room for hanging flip charts. After that. there are not many sessions that focus on emotion management skills specifically. Oh! Henry! Invite the participants to stand in a circle. Explain that this activity will illustrate how different uses of our voices and bodies can communicate many different things to people. You will have different flip charts all over the room that read something like these examples: How do you manage your anger? How do you manage your grief? How do you manage your sexual feelings/passion? Only use those emotions that the group chose as important to learn to manage. TIME : 1 hour. decisionmaking skills. This exercise can be very lively. what can you do? We will now take a few moments to share techniques for managing our emotions. Some of these emotions. what do you do to control this feeling? If you are feeling sexual and want to be with someone. If you are feeling very angry and want to hit someone. may be better to express openly than others.EMOTION MANAGEMENT SKILLS SESSION OH! HENRY! AND MANAGING EMOTIONS GALLERY WALK OVERVIEW Emotion management is a skill that is interwoven throughout all the other sessions. Identify strategies to effectively manage emotions. Some of the emotions mentioned might be as follows: Sadness anxiety pain jealousy guilt anger joy confusion annoyance disappointment fear love depression misery happiness grief passion rage regret laughter II. Have someone define the term and write the answer on the board or flip chart. or simply use the word feelings throughout the session.
Stop and analyze why I am really angry. After all ideas have been exhausted. What were some of the best ideas? Were any ideas unrealistic? Do any of them take practice? III. Evaluation (10 minutes) At the end of the session. After the gallery walk. Walk away and come back to the situation later. Pray/meditate. learning the perspectives offered on managing emotions.strategies are for managing the emotions listed. 83 . Think about the situation from the perspective of the other person. have all participants sit down and process the exercise. Try to communicate and resolve the situation peacefully. the participants should take a gallery walk of the flip chartswalking to and reading each of them in turn. Think of a funny story. ask participants to stand and state the emotion that they are most committed to learning to control. An example of one of the completed flip charts might be: How Do I Manage My Anger? Count to 10. along with two to three strategies that they will attempt to use to control those feelings.
Thank the five volunteers. Ask for five volunteers to leave the training area for a few minutes. Encourage them to think how they might use their bodies differently in different contexts to convey different messages to people. Point out other types of body language between people. The pairs should select one person to be the mother and one to be the child. or anyone that developed into an argument. Children must close their eyes. Finish by suggesting that participants think. the speaker should continue to describe his/her happy experience. and what they understood. They should then re-enact the argument between them in mime. Point out how easy it can be for us to know what is going on in general through what we do with our bodies. he/she should be handed a new piece of paper and some markers/pencils. Remind them not to peek! Now ask them to open their eyes and unfold their pieces of paper. Ask members of the audience to tell the story the pair is acting out. a house. such as eye contact. She/he should receive no help from the rest of the group! When she/he is finished. Ask every participant to close his/her eyes. Ask participants how they felt as speakers telling their story to a willing. Make them promise to keep their eyes shut! Hand each participant a sheet of paper. interested listener compared with telling it to a bad listener. or any other line. The listener should say nothing but just concentrate hard on hearing what is being said. The important thing is that he/she should no longer listen although the speaker will continue telling the story. Folding Paper Game : Communication Skills/Perceptions You will need sheets of paper for this game. This volunteer must then describe the picture in words to the second volunteer. whistle. and so on. The picture could include. the children must try to find and touch their mothers. when the phrase has been whispered all around the circle. one for each participant. The pair should first establish the two characters and their relationship. distance between people. but the listener should stop listening completely. but the results were different. Then fold the paper in half again. Pass the Picture : Communication Skills// Perceptions This is another good warm-up to illustrate different peoples perceptions of what they hear. After a couple of minutes. compare it with the original picture. 84 . When the fifth volunteer has heard a description of the picture. There should be some interesting differences. Finally. Now separate the groupsall mothers on one side of the room and all children on the other side. are quite different. the person to your left should be the final one to receive it. Repeat with the second pair.Telephone: Communication Ask everyone to stand in a circle or a line. Mothers will make the animal sound while moving about the room. and so forth. Listening Pairs : Communication Skills Divide participants into pairs. Tear off the bottom righthand corner of the paper. One should describe to the other an event in his/her life which made him/her feel very happy. One point is to show everyone how even simple instructions can mean very different things to different people. look elsewhere. She/he should then try to draw the picture as he/she understands it to look from the description. and he/she is not allowed to ask for the phrase to be repeated. Trust Ask the participants to divide into pairs. Ask the first pair to re-enact its scene in the middle of the circle. Bring out a piece of flip chart paper (or plain paper) and ask the remaining people to agree on a picture. The original phrase is usually very different from the final product! Discuss how this relates to communication skills. Each pair should also choose an animal. for example.Afternoon activities Communication Skills Mother-Child Trust Call: Communication. Point out that it is often much harder than we suppose for us all to understand things in the same way. How many people like to work in the garden? or I wish I could walk to the river. with no words. over the next few days and weeks. They should not make it too complicated. At this stage. Then announce to the group what you originally said. After a couple of minutes. Ask participants what this exercise can show us. Body Language: Communication Skills Divide group into pairs. only using their bodies and faces. This person whispers it to the person to his/her right and so on all the way around the circle. Next tear off the lower left-hand corner. displaying them to the other participants. Ask him/her to say it out loud. Think of a phrase to whisper beforehand. Then hide the picture and ask someone to call the five volunteers back to the group. She/he could yawn. Pick out two pairs whose scenes looked particularly clear. With their eyes closed. and two or three people to draw it. turn around. Then ask participants to do the following: Fold their paper in half. you ask the listeners to stop listening. Rumors. the speaker and listener should change roles and do the exercise again. such as. yell Stop! At this stage. only to discover later that what we meant. Give the pair a few minutes to work on this. We often think we are saying something clearly to someone. Whisper this line quietly to the person to your right. who in turn describes it to the third volunteer. Each person should only whisper what he/ she heard. Each pair should think of a discussion that one of them has had with their spouse. a tree. Everyone followed the instructions correctly. One volunteer is then shown the picture for about a minute. The mother should make the sound that the animal makes so the child will know the mothers voice. about the ways they use their own bodies to say things to one another. Process the exercise. Then ask everyone to return to the larger group. a friend. They should be torn in many different ways. and positions. animals.
continue with the game. Variation: For the questions in which they are to chose a response. no budge What recommendations do you have for resolving conflict in this program? What other examples from the world of nature can you find that illustrate conflict or lack of conflict. Choose another part of the body. we cannot grow? Which of the following describes how you usually deal with conflict? Which would you like to describe you? If theres a gap between what you are likely to do and what youd like to do. when your name is called again. facing the same way through the questions and answers which are to follow. Finally. and so on. Invite them to explain why they are standing where they are. Then facilitate a group discussion using the following questions: What does the above quote mean to you? Where have you experienced or observed conflict in your life? What conflicts have you noticed in this program? This group? How do you handle conflict situations when you are a participant? When are you an outsider? What is your reaction to this statement: without conflict. ask one participant to walk around the whole circle. Ask one volunteer to stand in the middle. Finally. She or he should then move from her/his position in the circle to the place where you were standing. Sing! Communication Ask participants to stand in a circle. whisper the name of the person you choose next and ask everyone else to whisper too when it is their turn. Ask someone standing in front of the volunteer: How many eyes has he/she got? Ask someone standing behind the volunteer the same question. Ask someone standing directly to the side of the volunteer the same question. Go through the same questions with three different people. looking at the volunteer and perceiving him/her from all angles. Explain that you are going tocall out someones name as you cross the circle towards that person. 85 . Ask the walker to give a running commentary on what he/she is seeing and how his/her vision of the volunteer changes. Continue until. everyone has had a chance. that person should call out someone elses name who should then move. such as the arms. When your name gets called again. Fixed Positions: Different Perspectives on Life This exercise encourages participants to realize that our perspectives on things are based on who we are and our own personal experiences. Ask everyone to answer at all times according to what they can actually see from their own position.Shout. Ask her/him to stand still. Ask participants to stand in a circle. what can you do to close the gap? a) avoid conflict at all costs b) negotiate c) non. say that this time the name of the next person must be sung out. Then place someone else in the middle. but this time. not what they know is there. How can we give ourselves a more complete picture more of the time? In what way can we relate this exercise to our everyday experience? Beetles and Butterflies Objectives: To facilitate a discussion about conflict Group Size: 5-15 Materials: the quote and questions Directions: Read this quote: Beetles dont argue with butterflies. Then. Explain to all participants that you are going to ask some questions. ask participants to consider how our perspective on a situation shapes our understanding of it. Whisper.violent direct action d) Blow up withdraw from conflict f) give in g) stand firm. label different parts of the room according to the choices and ask people to choose by standing in that area of the room. After everyone sits down.
Directions. An honest team leader (counselor) should go with the team and girl will point out what they find. We even added flat dead frog because there were so many in our area. remove or hurt the environment in any way. You can do this in the sun and in the rain.) 86 . They really enjoyed this activity and had very creative ideas for the general items on the list. They are not to pick. Supplies: a large sheet posted at home listing items to find (have the teams select one person to write out list). Here is a sample list of what the girls can look for. Time: up to one hour. This was something silly and yet challenging for the girls to find.) The girls were very competitive when it comes to winning prizes. a big forest. Each group is to visually find the following items.Environmental Scavenger Hunt Objective: to have small teams of 5-6 girls visually find specific items off a list in an allotted space of time. (High burn out rate if group leader has to look for flat dead frog more than three times. Be creative and use your surroundings to add or not use certain items. The first team back wins a prize. Three things that are green three things that are blue something unusual something that shows mans influence on nature an animals home something that lives in water something that flies something you can eat something that smells good something that smells bad something that is rough an animal sound something that is smooth something that is dangerous something that is fuzzy a stick as tall as the tallest person in the group a big rock (size of large grapefruit. It is also to make them aware of their environment. depending on how successful the teams are in finding the items. Best to do in small groups and trade off group leaders to keep the ideas fresh.
ALWAYS TIE DOUBLE KNOTS!!! Going the other way 1. By the time you are finished the far left string will be on the right. black = 1. Tie a knot about ½ inch to 1 inch from the top forming a loop. 6. Hold the left hand string tight and knot the other around it. 4. Pull the knots tight. 3. This is the knot going RIGHT to LEFT. your shoe. ALWAYS TIE DOUBLE KNOTS!! The basic diagonal Stripe You need four colors. Pull toward the right and hold snug. Keep going until the bracelet is as long as you would like. 2. red = 4 3. 2. ALWAYS TIE DOUBLE KNOTS!! 4. Hold the 3rd string (next to the one on the far left) and tie double knots tightly around the 3rd string. Tie the first string 1 to 2. 1. The Chevron Four stripes. 25 inches long each 1.2 . 2.) As they hang side-by-side. Separate them in this order: 1 . call the string on the right the right hand string and the one on the left the left hand string. Hold the right hand string tight and knot the other behind it. Now take the other string 1 from the far right and work towards the middle. The left hand string will be on the right side.2 . 64 inches long 1.1 Ex. Use the string #1 from the right that you were just working with. 87 . Take two (different color) strings tie a knot and pin it to something (the knee of your jeans.4 . Pull toward the left and pull snug. tying double knots right to left. 3. 2. 32 inches long each.3 . Fold the strings in half to make eight strings. Tie a knot about 1 ½ inches from the top. Repeat steps ALWAYS beginning with the outside string working in towards the middle. Now tie the two middles together. Repeat so you have a double knot. Hold the right hand string TIGHT.3 .Friendship Bracelets There is only one basic knot that you need to make a lot of bracelets.4 . 6. blue = 2. 4 and then stop. Start on the far left again and do the same double knots. Separate the strings and start at the left. 3. 4. Repeat so you have a double knot. Now take the same string you just tied (the one that had been on the far left) and tie double knots around each string. You should tie left to right. tablecloth. 5. 5. all different colors. You need to be able to tie it in TWO directions. 3. yellow = 3. This is the knot going left to right. (left hand string goes behind the blue and over the green). 4.
have girls discuss the following questions: Remembering your childhood. In small groups. men and women do agriculture work together and men help with household chores. sexually-aggressive. and cleaning? Who is a fictional. universal and not changeable. intuitive. Examples: In Honduras. What is sex? [Those functions of men and women that are biologically determined. emotional. has separate and distinct roles: women handle household chores. Sex diagram from the handout. beautiful. · · Have participants brainstorm ideas based on the following question: Where do our ideas of how men and women should be come from? Write answers on the board. Takes into account the relationship of women and men to each other and their community. cooking. the Hmong. Sex distinctions are the same worldwide. rational. expectations or societal norms associated with a particular sex. gender and biologically vs. dangerous or harmful? What characteristics should a healthy person have? · · · · · · · · · · Closing Activity: Either utilizing the previous list of adjectives or creating new ones. Ask volunteers to explain their decisions. one tribal group. intelligent. do any members have different expectations for male relatives versus female relatives? Are there any instances when you judge a behavior by one sex differently than the same behavior by the opposite sex? Do you believe that a woman should be free to pursue any career? Do you believe that it is acceptable for a man to focus on raising children. female heroes can your group name? Fictional. submissive. friends. can you think of instances when you were treated differently than someone of the opposite sex? Do you remember any instances when an adult described boys as superior to girls? Considering your family.Gender Roles Introduction Activity: On a flip chart. assertive. male heroes?)? Has there ever been an instance when you have hidden one of your interests or talents because of others expectations? Do you believe that you will face any barriers to your dreams because of your sex? In what ways are gender roles. Designate one side of the room as male and the other as female. the Karen.] What is gender? [Functions of men and women that are socially determined. In another tribal group. socially determination. school. write down the following adjectives: sensitive. Gender roles are learned. agriculture is considered mens work.] During discussion. emphasizing such ideas as family. it is considered womens work. religion. and the like. adventurous. creative. female hero that you admire (How many fictional. In Thailand. changeable and not universal. athletic. change over time and vary between and within cultures. draw on the flip chart the Gender vs. have the girls make a list of the five adjectives which they would like to describe them. independent. Read the list of adjectives and have girls move to the appropriate side. media. while in the Congo. caring. An example is that women give birth. 88 . and men are in charge of land and trade. strong. Then discuss sex vs.
falling hurts! Water Balloon/Orange Pass Materials: waterballoons or oranges. divided in half. taking pictures of each group as a human pyramid. but with only two teambuilding groups per session. 1) Teams line up the start and the end line. 2) One person puts their hands on the ground. Human Pyramid 1) Participants should be in their teambuilding groups. Water balloon or egg toss 1) Each person needs a partner and one water balloon/egg. butt towards the ground to their other teammate at the other end. 3) Those that survive. Three legged race Materials: Strong tape or strips of fabric. 2) Each participants starts sitting on the ground and must walk on all fours. 3) The first person on each team runs to the stick. people with whom they have worked on building trust. 3) Once again. 2) The sticks should be spread out along he other side of the filed so that one is in front of each team. It took a total of about 2 hours for all of these. Crabwalk. We found that when we took away the competition aspect of it away from the teams. You need one for each team. 1) Teams line up single file. to a line and back. Materials: socks to put over hands if ground isnt soft. They then pass the socks to the next person on the other side. They rotated groups in the afternoon and didnt do this as a whole camp. A lot of fun working together. They spin around the stick 5 times and run back to the start line. which their partner holds on to and pushes them like a wheelbarrow across the ground while the person walks on their hands.it hurts! Wheelbarrow Race Materials: socks if the ground isnt soft. The girls really got into the silliness of it all. 2) First person takes the water balloon and holds/puts it between chin and chest. whichever you have. Its also dangerous though because the girls can fall down. 1) Teams line up at the start line in single file. 3) This is a lot of fun but make sure you show them how to do it first and point out that shouldnt drag your butt on the ground . 4) This race is hilarious because after they spin. willy nilly. Have a helper next to each stick because they really do get dizzy. 1) Have the teams line up and the start and end line. puts on end on the stick and their forehead on the other end. the idea is for the group to build a human pyramid. cover one end with a cushion somehow (t shirt. or using their hands in any way. Relay Races: Materials: sticks. facing each other. they worked together much better. That way it was just fun for all to participate. take one step back and toss it back. 4) This can be hilarious and really messy. The Suncuius 2001 camp had all the campers participate. facing each other. Here are some of the races/contests. about 2 meters long. They then pass the socks from their hands to the next teammate and that person returns. despite the overcast sky and drizzle. 3) team members must pass it down the line without dropping it. sock). hand and feet. and puts their feet in the air. with the socks on. 2) All the campers on one side toss the egg/balloon to their partner. One end of the stick must remain on the ground and their forehead must remain touching the stick. The Sovata 1999 camp used the teambuilding groups that had been together throughout the camp. 2) Tie the inside legs of the partners together when they stand next to teach other. 2 Working with counselors. The girls were SO excited when they succeeded and we tried again until we had it.GLOW Olympics The GLOW Olympics were an afternoon of silly races and contests. 89 . 3) The idea is that they must walk with 3 legs . but watch out for the ground if its not so soft. 4) A fun and easy thing to do. show how its done and tell them to be careful. (string and masking tape both hurt and broke) 1) Each person needs a partner. Cement is not recommended.one big middle one. without formal teams. If you can find a nice grassy field on which to play these games it would be best. divided in half. the participants dont have any idea where the start line is and often run in the wrong direction. Each team member needs a partner from the team for this.
¨ Understanding the past. what are the themes taking place in your life? Health Journal Your goals. How are you treating your body? Create Your Own Journal You can name it whatever you like. Through the process of writing. and a young adult. you will come closer to understanding who you are and who you want to be in life. and let your mind go. Your insights. I will not refuse to do the something I can do. Relax. ¨ Greater sense of peace. throw myself face first into the sun. Remember how you felt. As a child. Discovery Journal Get to know yourself by looking back. Listening to your inner thoughts through writing will give you a greater sense of peace and a more positive outlook on your experiences in life. 90 . but rather I would think of all that I say. I would value things. what you loved. Its good for your body and soul. your breakthroughs. experience. In the quiet and serenity of this lovely place. Be risky. What does it make you feel? How often should I write? As often you like. And remember when you leave. Be daring. What should I write about? Writing helps clarify feelings. Edward Everett Hale Success To laugh often and much To win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children To hear the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends To appreciate beauty To find the best in others T o leave the world a bit better whether by a healthy child. touch the depths of Truth. ¨ Courage to pursue your passion. but still I can something and because I cannot do everything. a teen.! Getting Started Find a comfortable position in your chair. Be you. dream more. Knowing what you want to do with your life is the first step in making it happen. Writing consistently in a journal can give you a deeper connection with your own inner self. It is important that you do not censor yourself as you write. Choose a topic each day. understanding that for each minute we close our eyes we lose sixty seconds of light. your inner most secrets record them all here. Discover yourself. and feel? What kinds of things in your life do you want to build on? Find a photo or an image. a garden patch. Clear your mind. Start writing words. I cannot do everything.Journalling A journal is a private place to express all your inner thoughts and feelings. successes and challenges. Put every thought onto the page. This is your own private space for your general daily thoughts. I would wake when others sleep. Did something happen to you today that made you upset or joyful? What did you discover about yourself or the world? Is there something from the past that you wish you could take back or do over to make it right? What are your needs? What are your desires? What are you most afraid of doing? What are you afraid of not doing? What are you curious about? What issues are unresolved for you? What do you love to do. I would dress simply. baring not only my body but also my soul. Journaling can bring up many issues in life that are still unresolved. but still I am one.This is to have succeeded. I would walk when others hold back. I would sleep little. and how I would enjoy a good chocolate ice cream! If God were to give me a piece of life. Different types of Journals Daily Journal Write whatever you like here. ¨ Less stress. Food For Thought. possibly I wouldnt say all that I think. Awareness Get to know what really brings you joy in life. Releasing all your inner thoughts and anxieties through writing can help release unwanted stress. Camp Glow 2001 Suncuius Your days are short here. or a redeemed social condition To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. Feel the Hem of Heaven. why you came. Ralph Waldo Emerson If for an instant God were to forget that I am rag doll and gifted me with a piece of life. Adlai Stevenson I am only one. good friends. And let your thoughts and emotions flow freely. I would listen when others talk. Your journal is here for you whenever you feel like writing or reflecting about anything. Do not worry about grammar or punctuation errors. Its yours! How can a journal help me? ¨ Self-discovery. were you afraid of. You will go away with old. And follow your feelings. Your entire outlook on life will change because you will be looking for the things you are happy about to record later on in your journal. and dreamed of doing. Writing about them helps take you to a place of forgiveness and healing. not for their worth but for what they mean. Gratitude Journal Record five things you love every day.
Applying for any kind of work in a T-shirt and jeans will further enhance your chance for failure. What is not found very often are the directions on how to fail. but I shall let him learn to fly on his own. I would write my hate on ice. I would tell them something they never thought they would hear. I wouldnt let a single day pass without telling the people I love that I love them. You will fail if you think anybody owes you anything because of your education. no matter how small. retired columnist by way of Ann Landers. however. You will meet the same people on the way down. and wait for the sun to show.. Dorothy Day How to Fail What strange tales I would tell if I were a guest speaker at a graduation. but probably several times in your life. I would show men how very wrong they are to think that they cease to be in love when they grow old. the degree of love you put into each of your deeds. but with forgetting. Among those might be your great-grandparents who now live in a nursing home. if I had a piece of life. for when I keep them within this suitcase. work for justice.. You will experience the biggest failure of all if you believe the romantic notion that Love means never having to say youre sorry. Edmund Burke There is a call to all of us. Remember. To get at those minds still fresh from the accomplishment of 12 years education what a great opportunity. anyone who has lived long enough to retire will tell you that love means just the opposite.. There are thousands of books on that subject. What counts is the gift of yourself. if I had a heart. 91 . We must share the space on this planet with each other. is ever wasted Aesop Although the world is full of suffering. anyone can tell you how to succeed.. The only ones who are owed anything are those whose victories and defeats paved the way for all the opportunities available to you. Failure.My God. no matter how closely you follow the diagrams. therefore he should not stand an idle spectator of what others are doing Sarah Kirby Trimmer No act of kindness. From you I have learned so many things. As the saying goes. not knowing that they grow old when they cease to be in love! To a child I shall give wings. James Jackowski. You know. is pretty much a certainty. I would tell the graduates that success is never guaranteed. you are just as different to them. tom Robbins Nobody makes a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could only do a little. Pope Paul VI Heaven is living in your hopes and hell is living in your fears. You will fail if you see abuse and do not speak out against it.. I have learned that a man has the right to look down on another only when he has to help the other get to his feet. and a Serrat song would be the serenade Id offer to the moon. Over the stars I would paint with a Van Gogh dream a Benedetti poem. a call to servicethat we join with others to try to make things better in this world. it is full also of the overcoming of it Helen Keller We do not strive for spectacular actions. You will fail if you see corruption and do not fight it. I have learned that when a newborn child squeezes for the first time with his tiny fist his fathers finger.. I would tell them how to fail. You will fail if you start your business life looking for a job that suits you. The blueprints and formulas are all there for anyone to follow. unhappily shall I be dying. So many people think the world was created just for them. and the red kiss of their petals. You will fail if you suffer bad politicians and do not bother to vote. So much have I learned from you. You will fail if you are inconsiderate of others. I would teach the old that death does not come with old age. Mother Teresa If you want peace. I would convince each woman and each man that they are my favorites. My God. but in truth they wont be of much use. It means being able to say Im sorry. Gabriel Garcia Marquez Every living creature that comes into the world has something allotted him to perform. and they disregard the feelings of others. oh men. You must suit the job. You will fail if you climb a corporate ladder by stepping on people. he has him trapped forever. You will fail if you do not try to right a wrong whenever possible. and not just once. You will fail if you are intolerant of individuals with strange-sounding names and different color skin. I have learned that everyone wants to live on the peak of the mountain. With my tears I would water roses. to feel the pain of their thorns. and I would live in love with love. without knowing that real happiness is in how it is scaled. especially a high school graduation. For in truth.
Press the pulp gently with your hand to squeeze out excess moisture. keeping it flat. Lift the frame out of the mixture. still holding the frame underwater. Cover the paper with another cloth or piece of felt. or send to a friend! 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 92 . When youre finished making paper. Lift the screen gently. the basic steps are simple enough to be able to make paper at home. felt. While the technology has evolved dramatically over the centuries. Couching: Place clean dishtowels. With adult supervision. stretching it to loosen the paper from the cloth. Cover your hanger with a nylon stocking and staple it in place. Make a deckle frame: Aluminum Pan: Cut a square hole in the bottom of the disposable aluminum brownie pan about 1" smaller than the pans outer dimension. Making sure the lid is on tight. Slide your frame into the tub. Cut a piece of wire screen large enough to cover the hole when placed in the bottom of the pan. If making a wooden frame. mixing thoroughly until the ingredients are evenly dispersed. You should have a uniform layer of the pulp mixture on the screen. When the paper is dry. blend at medium speed until you no longer see pieces of paper (the pulp has a soupy consistency called a slurry). collect the leftover pulp in a strainer and throw it out. Place the sheets out of the way to dry. then add a handful of the soaked paper.D. fill the blender halfway with warm water. and can be made from almost any fibrous material like wood or recycled paper. or freeze it in a plastic bag for future use. The papermaking process is a wet one. Soak up excess water from the bottom of the screen with a sponge. overnight. Wire Clothes Hanger: Bend the wire hanger to make any shape of your choice. Dont pour the pulp down the drain. Embroidery Hoop: Place a screen or nylon stocking between two hoops to make another inexpensive frame. or old clothing. Allow it to drip over the tub until most of the water has drained through. couch paper or newspaper on a flat surface and flip the screen paper-side-down on the cloth. You can blend in a piece of construction paper for color. You may want to let the paper dry overnight. allowing some pulp to settle onto the screen and.. Gently peel off the paper. A plastic or wooden picture frame can make an excellent papermaking frame. and tear the paper into small (1") pieces. so plan to use a work space that wont be harmed by moisture. dried flowers or herbs for texture. tape or coating from the scrap paper. You might want to wear wet gear an apron. smock. and all paper was made one sheet at a time until 1798. Pour the blended mixture into the large tub and then fill the tub with warm water. Soak the paper in warm water in the large tub for at least 30 minutes or. leaving behind the paper. gently move it back and forth to get an even layer of fibers on the screen. The process for making paper was invented in China in the second century A.Making Paper Paper is simple material. 1 2 Remove any plastic. if you can. Use your paper to draw on. and squeeze out moisture using a rolling pin. Wooden Frame: Buy or build a frame which you will prepare for paper making. pull the cloth gently from both ends. fold. It is essentially a mat held together by the fibers roughness. or stir in short pieces of thread. tightly staple or tack a wire screen to the frame.
It might be scary to point the finger at an adult that might have power over your grade. None of these are reasons to endure sexual attention or improper conduct from an adult or classmate. Tell someone you trust. If a girl says shes being sexually harassed and the boy says hes only fooling. Think always about the power of your word and the consequences of your actions. FALSE If a person thinks there is nothing to do it is because they feel frightened or intimidated or that theyve been lied to or threatened. Sexual harassment in schools isnt a private event because schools are very public places. It is very important for a student to speak to a trusted adult about any repeated sexually suggestive remarks or behavior that belittles you. not the harassers. AGREE DISAGREE 4. dont assume that others will not believe you. 5. or disagreement might result in one student accusing the other of lying. though. If a girl says she is being sexually harassed and the boy says hes only fooling then its not sexual harassment. it IS sexual harassment.Sexual Harassment Quiz 1. or that if they mention it to someone 93 . AGREE DISAGREE 3. If Im being sexually harassed by an adult theres nothing I can do. Just because no one witnesses a sexual offense that you have experienced. boys are usually less likely to name these behaviors as unwelcomed because of social or cultural pressures. 2. REMEMBER THIS: If you do not want or welcome attention which is of a sexual nature and it is interfering with your ability to do school work. being called gay. AGREE DISAGREE 5. They may also not know their rights. or someone very popular or influential in the community. 4. If ignored it could escalate or get worse. Two people may also interpret a situation in 2 different ways. Sometimes people who are being harassed are afraid to say stop! They may fear the harassment is their fault. Write things down. Sometimes. interactions between students happens privately or is unobserved. or an employer. comments on the size of their private parts. Sexual harassment is SERIOUS and VIOLATING. ***Sexual harassment is defined from the targets perspective. Boys CAN be harassed. you are being sexually harassed. AGREE DISAGREE Answers and Suggestions 1. Unlike the reaction a girl might have to unwanted sexual attention or commentary. If no one else sees me being harassed theres nothing I can do because the harasser will just say Im lying. It does not matter if the target and offender agree on a certain incident being sexual harassment or improper behavior. If you ignore sexual harassment it will probably stop. AGREE DISAGREE 2. unwanted grabbing of their bodies. That is no reason not to speak up. Ignoring sexual harassment does not cause it to stop. 3. Boys can not be sexually harassed by girls. Maybe the next time you may be more prepared to respond if you have a better understanding of your own emotions or reactions. *** To speak up is to defend your own human rights as well as those of other students who have also put up with sexual harassment before. Write how it makes you feel. How? Jokes about their sexual experience.
94 . a counselor. If you have to say NO. dont go with someone you dont know for sure you can trust. say it with authority. know where you are going. Leave a situation when you first become uncomfortable. like you mean it. dont drink too much alcohol. or shamed. a trusted adult. and your attitude.else they will be laughed out. a teacher you are comfortable talking to. Understand that you are IMPORTANT and have the right to say NO. and look out for yourself. Be careful with substances that can change your judgement: alcohol. not when the problem has gotten worse. avoid drugs. Be independent. Who can we alert if someone is making unwanted sexual advances or derogatory comments to us? *** A friend. Know WHERE you are (!) and how to get home. Be aware of your surroundings and what kind of attention you are attracting. Have enough money with you to get home or plan ahead of time a ride or walking buddy. React quickly when someone puts you in a difficult situation. marijuana. dont be talked into things you wouldnt normally do. Say EXACTLY what you want. Dont say maybe or I dont know. How can we PROTECT OURSELVES??? Avoid high risk situations: dont walk alone. retaliated against. what you are wearing. Trust your instincts. ***It is important for targets of sexual harassment to take some action in order to let the harasser know that his or her attention is unwanted and WRONG. Be aware of how you interact with others physically.
She is given a squirt gun. Emphasize the silliness and de-emphasize the competition. Marksmanship: One of the two girls is the markswoman. Sailing: Girls race each other to blow something lighter than a 500 lei coin (which didnt work. With teams of eight. Best time wins. Water Ballet: A relay race of girls balancing a cup of water on their heads. Olympics 2000 Team Name: ___________________ Fencing (2): ______________________________/_______________________________ Marksmanship (2): ____________________________/___________________________ Greco-Roman Wrestling (1): ________________________________________________ Freestyle Wrestling (1): ____________________________________________________ Gymnastic Floor Exercise (2): ______________________/________________________ Balance Beam: _________________________TEAM____________________________ Horseracing (2): __________________________________________________________ Shot-put (2): ______________________________/______________________________ Discus (1): ______________________________________________________________ 95 . The first team wins.Silly Olympiad Have the girls in teams come up with a team name and a cheer. The number of participants needed for each event from each team is indicated in the number in parentheses following the event name. Shot Put: Water-balloon toss. lower for the stomach. Horseracing: A piggy-back race. With head down and hand on knees. and dumping it in another container. She must feed it to her teammate. Freestyle Wrestling: Girls from opposing teams thumb wrestle each other. walking a distance. Greco-Roman Wrestling: Girls from opposing teams leg wrestle each other on a mattress.W. One from each pair is given a banana. anyway) out of a bowl filled with flour. the team must begin again. Soccer: Miniature teams play a timed game of soccer by blowing a ping pong ball on hands and knees. Discus: Frisbee throw. wins.O. 800-Meter Relay: A Dizzy Lizzy relay race.L. but this was one of the most loved activities. Volleyball: A blindfolded balloon timed game of volleyball with miniature teams. An independent judge decides on the winning team. Gymnastic Floor Exercise: Two girls create a human sculpture. each girl had to sign up for at least two activities and volunteers could sign up for more. The other is the target. Balance Beam: The team builds a human pyramid (on a mattress on the floor) which must remain standing for 5 seconds. each girl spins around 8 times then runs down and back. The true nature of each event should be kept a surprise until it the event is held. Girls must switch after the first lap. G. She has paper taped to her clothing with varying point values. Best of three tries. etc. The first team wins. *Decathlon: Use your creativity to come up with a ten-event. elbow down. blindfolded. She tags her teammate to continue. wins. First team to fill container with water wins. 1600-Meter Relay: The team must pass an orange neck to neck all the way down and back without using hands. fun obstacle course. First team to complete. High points for the forehead. The winning team scores more points. Whichever team completely finishes feeding/eating the banana first. Descriptions of events: Fencing: Two girls from each team sit facing each other. If it hits the floor.
at the end of the Olympics.800-Meter Relay: _____________________TEAM______________________________ 1600-Meter Relay: _____________________TEAM_____________________________ Water Ballet (4): ____________/______________/_______________/_______________ Sailing (1): ______________________________________________________________ Soccer (3): ____________________/____________________/_____________________ Volleyball (3): ___________________/___________________/____________________ *Decathlon* (1): _________________________________________________________ Rules: Each team member must sign-up for at least two events. 96 . and a third is worth 100 points. a second is worth 200 points. The first place team will receive miscellaneous. The second place team will serve refreshing beverages to all participants and judges. Each team must create a team cheer. while balancing a cup of water on their heads. The third place team will stand on one foot and repeat the first place teams cheer five times. A first place in an event is worth 300 points. assorted prizes and goods.
excitability. Nicotine is an addictive drug which. 1/5 of smokers die early.000 tons of tobacco produced. 90% of smokers began before the age of 21. Drink lots of water. Starting to smoke at a young age increases the chance of a smoking-related death and makes quitting more difficult. Ask help from family and friends to keep you accountable and to have support. anxiety.1 billion smokers in the world. light-headedness. They are addictive and cause sickness and death. which is 1/3 of the population over the age of 15. nervousness. to quit. Smoking is directly responsible for 87% of lung cancer cases. Responses are individual and could also include: sleepiness. it is expected that 10 million people will die from tobacco-related illnesses.org. Cigarettes have 43 separate cancer-causing chemicals. There are 1. Tips for Quitting Smoking Get daily exercise. 50% of those who die from a tobacco-related illness do so before the age of 70. much of which targets women.000 are women. reaches the brain quicker than an IV. 97 . For more information.lungusa. Get plenty of sleep. Nicotine withdrawal syndrome includes: nicotine craving. For every 1. The median age of initiation into tobacco use in many countries is 15.5 million people in the world every year. see www. difficulty concentrating and increased appetite. or around 3. irritability. many of whom are children and adolescents. 500. plus most cases of emphysema and chronic bronchitis. especially children. Smokers have a 50% chance of dying by a tobacco-related illness. Second-hand smoke is harmful to others. Tobacco companies must recruit through their marketing.000 per day. By 2020-2030.000 deaths will eventually result. one million new smokers per year. physically. 1.SMOKING FACTS and INFORMATION Tobacco kills 3. Eat a balanced diet. when inhaled. 1 million of them women. Nicotine makes smoking difficult. although its linkage to many social situations also makes it a difficult habit to break.
this time with the verbal encouragement of the others. Next. Go!. When individuals adopt this attitude and commit to use their resources.Teambuilding and Teamwork. ask him/her to take off the blindfold. unbelievable results become possible. Let them go on until one team has ended up falling over the dividing line. or forwardkeeping eyes closedand will be caught in the safety of the arms of the other participants. 1987). Now tie the same strong rope in a large circle and hand it to the participants so that they are sitting around the edge of it. forms a circle. Process the differences in how it felt during each stage.. Invite a volunteer to come forward and walk slowly in a straight line across the meeting area. and that for some goals. Ask him/her to replace the blindfold and repeat the exercise. The idea is to show how. (If you have many participants. Each participant needs to have a few turns at this before someone else goes in the middle of the circle. sustained effort to make these seven characteristics a part of their mind set will find that both creativity and accomplishment of desired results will be much higher than it would be otherwise. When the team resources are focused and members are all working to accomplish the same purpose. (This can work with up to 14 people . Ask participants to explain what this exercise means to them. They should also cross their arms over their chest to protect the chest area. make small circles of about six people each. tight circle in the middle of the room. The Straight Line: Trust. and skills to contribute to the goals of the team. Instruct the rest of the group to keep completely silent. and team members are empowered to accomplish the goals. Trust Circle: Teamwork. They should not have both hands of the same person or hands of the people on either side of them. problems that arise will be solved as part of the total process of achieving the desired results. over which each team must try to pull the other. process the exercise. a long-term commitment is needed to accomplish the desired results. Human Knot: Goal: Problem solving. When the blindfolded person reaches the other side. They should also not touch him/her.Trust. Put the blindfold on him/her and turn him/her around several times before he/she sets off in a straight line across the meeting areato reach an agreed point on the opposite side. 5. Having a well-defined purpose or vision of what the team will accomplish is a very powerful force for the team leader and members.Support Ask all participants to stand together in a small. 4. knowledge. Goals are aligned with the team purpose. instead of people pulling on opposite ends as in a tug of war.no sounds. 3. She/he then falls backwards. 2. Did any leaders direct the rest of the group? What was the process? Did anyone give up? Why? What made the group finally succeed? Try it without being able to speak at all . the teams should start pulling against each other. Emphasize how safe someone can feel with the support and guidance of others. ask everyone to sit in a circle. sideways.even numbers only) Tugs of War and Peace : Teamwork You will need a length of strong rope for this exercise.) Each participant in turn should stand in the middle of the circle and then close his/ her eyes or put on a blindfold. communication. Interests of both the team leader and team members are focused on desired results rather than on shorticulture-term problem. It can feel quite scary at first but should be perfectly safe provided the group works together. Divide the group into two teams. Team leaders and members that make a conscious. The seventh characteristic of a well functioning team is team members verbally and publicly support each other. At the end of the exercise ask participants what such an exercise teaches us about each other. The goal is to then untangle themselves into a single circle without releasing hands. 3. Team Support Provide a blindfold or scarf. Each person holds out their right hand and grasps another hand as if shaking hands. Mark a line across the middle of your training area. Ask him/her how he/ she felt about having no comments from the others. When you say. They are able to establish priorities and then commit time and resources for accomplishing these tasks. 7. Team members understand that patience is required. 2. giving no encouragement or guidance at all. The sixth characteristic of a well-functioning team is that the members have a strong feeling of control within the team. Then finally. and teamwork The group of at least four but no more than 10. 1. When individuals and the entire team choose to operate this way and are willing to set petty differences aside. All then extend left hands and grab another left hand. 6. The proactive approach manifests such characteristics as: 1. This will not happen unless both the team leader and team members choose to do so. teamwork can be very rewarding and productive. Team members have a positive attitude toward change and are willing to accept and allow change to occur as needed in order to accomplish desired results. where only one team winswe can approach situations in a win-win way so that everyone wins. Ask these two teams to stand up and hold opposite ends of a long strong rope. This is best accomplished when team members use a proactive approach rather than a reactive approach to accomplish their purpose (Adams. Compare how close he/she is to where he/she intended to reach. alignment with the teams overall purpose comes about. After all groups have successfully untangled.solving activities. 98 . They should still not touch him/her. This process leads to a high level of team productivity. Ask all the participants to pull together on the rope so that they can all stand up. They recognize that negative comments about others tear the team down. you can ask the volunteer to repeat the exercise with the participants using their hands to guide the blindfolded person and talking to him/her. If people learn to focus simultaneously on both the current situation and the desired results. The team members take a very positive approach in jointly determining the way they are going to work together as a team and what they want to have happen.
All Waters lean into the circle. project. Tell them that they must always be in contact with each other and with their goals. That volunteer is the OneLegged PeerEducator or the OneLegged AIDS Educator. The leader continues with Follow! Follow! Follow! and the entire process until everyone is exhausted. examine roles people play and identify both the positive and negative aspects of roles. Directions: Give each person a role to wear on their head. Water. Tell the group that their task is to build a tower using the materials given (paper. The volunteer is brought back into the room while these actions are taking place. The people in the circle should secretly choose a person to be the leader. Group size: 7-15 Materials: Post-it notes with labels or other head band type labels. The leader should start an action such as clapping hands. paper plates.Using Available Resources/Talents Take participants outside where they can have a large area to work. When you say. starts to run on the inside of the circle. Support There must be an even number of participants. using whatever they currently have on their bodies. Once a team gets started. tape. none of my ideas are good. One Legged Peer Educator: Team Building Ask for one volunteer. Milk. Now the leader starts to do some other action such as dancing. Follow! Follow! Follow! The group repeats. Follow! Follow! Follow! to which the group replies Follow! Follow! Follow! as they run on the outside of the circle. making it symbolize a goal that they have for the year. After the warmup. identify a sea of chaos that is filled with all of the thing that would prevent them from reaching the end of the year with their goals intact. while all the Waters should lean out. Switch now. Who s the Leader? Leadership//Thinking Skills Ask the group to stand in a circle. I dance! I dance! I dance! (or I jump! I jump! I jump!) The group responds by mimicking everything the leader does. etc. They are not permitted to get additional things. Have them begin the role-play. shoescan be used to make the line longer and longer. Designate at least two observers. If at anytime in the sea of chaos they lose contact physically with either their goals or a group member. but put it on directly. Water. Ask for one volunteer and send that person out of the room. laugh at everything I say. all of the Milks should lean into the circle. nothing can stop it! The Longest Line: Team Building. that person must join arms and also hop on one foot to try to catch the others. The leader repeats. and says. You can continue doing this smoothly. hang on my every word. sitting. Notice how this tension keeps the group supported. etc. The other members of the circle should follow the leaders movements. have the group debrief. Have each person name their marker. The group is running away from her/him within the boundary that you have set. treat me like a kid. tape. (If people are really creative. Losing sight. Continue until all are caught by the team. act surprised. I confuse you. Water. Materials: Flat markers. dancing. who will not participate in the task. Ask them not to look at it. tell me to shut up.Trust. ability to speak. etc. Milk. they will lose that goal of that person may become injured. string and odds and ends. or stomping feet. what were they? Why did they lose contact? What were the threats in the sea of chaos? What will they do to support each other and their goals? Roles and Labels Objectives: To observe how roles can play out in a group. The action should change every 15 seconds or so. The leader stands inside thecircle. jumping. When they reach the other side. (Mark off an are with a safe zone on either end). etc. watches. Stop the role-play. Group:Follow the leader. She or he cannot do all the work alone to educate people on behavior change. Follow! Follow! Follow! Leader: Follow the leader. or singing. paper. Milk. Split them into two teams (or more if the group is large). work as a team and identify potential barriers to achieving the goals. and calls out. they will use everything possible and then lie down on the ground themselves to make the line longer!) The team with the longest line is the winner. The volunteer hops on one foot and tries to catch the others. Facilitate a discussion with the following questions: What did you think your label said? How did it affect your participation? Are their labels among our group? How does it affect participation? Potential labels to work with: ignore me. to show how change and tension can still be very positive for the team.The Yert Circle: Team Building. Their goal is to have a longer line than the other teams. Follow the Leader: Leadership//Peer Pressure Ask participants to stand in a circle. which will protect them from the sticky sea. without looking directly at the leader and giving him/her away. Assign a name to each. carpet squares. clothing. alternating namessuch as. The volunteer has three chances to guess who the leader is. What made them successful? If they lost any goals. Tell them that they must cross this sea of chaos utilizing their goals. discuss how the exercise relates to teambuilding or to real life. while all Milks lean out. When the OneLegged Educator touches someone. she or he must build a team of educators to help. Turtles Objectives: To share goals. Everyone should link arms all the way up to the elbow. but whatever they havetissue. let it go on as long as they need to bring out some of the roles. newspaper sheets Groups size: The more the merrier and the higher the risk Directions. so. Explain that they are to create a long line on the ground or floor.) Ask them to treat people according to their labels. saying. 99 .
What happens when you eat a healthy. Fish.The Ultimate Food Guide Extraordinaire 1. Starches are complex carbohydrates. They provide protein and Vitamin B-12. Sweets These provide calories but little else nutritionally. 100 . Meat. 3. Pasta Starchy foods arent fattening if you dont add butter. Nuts Animal foods (and also beans. You need a variety of foods from each of these groups for a balanced diet. canned. cholesterol. Try to consume as little as possible of them even though theyre yummy. The diet should give you the optimal balance of proteins. Low in fat and calories. Cheese The richest sources of Calcium. and dry fruits. and simple sugars. carbohydrates. minerals and fiber. Eggs. Choose low fat varieties to keep calories. Oils. and soy) are excellent sources of protein. leafy greens. iron. regular diet? You supply your body with nutrition and energy for the maintenance of body cells. Bread. and also are very low in fat. seeds. and most importantly support your normal growth and development. Fruits Sources of Vitamin C. juices. nuts. fiber. Beans. 2. Fats. with only moderate amounts of sodium. tissues. Vegetables Sources of Vitamins A and C. and B-Vitamins. A balanced diet means a pattern of regular daily meals that meets nutritional needs without providing nutrients in excess. cheese. and organs. fats. or cream sauces. Fresh fruits are the best. Rice. and sugar-sweetened juices. 6. Maximum nutrients are found in dark. zinc. Poultry. Avoid those fruits in heavy syrups. Yoghurt. deep yellow/orange veggies and starchy veggies like potatoes. rich in B-Vitamins. and saturated fat at a minimum. 4. Cereal. Milk. 5. frozen.
lots and lots of them in different widths. in any order. Keep in Mind 101 . Rinse (with the rubber bands still in place. 3) Have the girls wet their t shirts and then rubber band them.for example. (One group had the counselors wearing rubber gloves each working with a separate color so that the girls were not dying their hands. Hot water . d) Follow dying instructions 4-6 above. f) Follow the dying instructions 4-6 above Sunburst.Tye Dying Materials Needed: One white t shirt per participant. flat surface. new or used. clothes. 6) Be sure to tell the girls to hand wash the shirts in cold water separately especially the first that they wash them. c) Place the rubber band covered t shirt into the color youd like. You should have a rubberband cone in that area covering about ½ the area. and keeping the rubberbands on rinse it thoroughly under cold running water. b) select the area of the shirt where you would like to have a marbled circle . They should not only hold in shape but also cover about ½ the surface area of the t shirt. cover the floor of the work area with plastic or newspapers. Either provide this or ask them to bring one from home.) Clothesline or a place to hang the t shirts while they dry. a) After getting the t shirt wet and wringing out excess water. remove the rubberbands. Running water. anywhere on the shirt.) We allowed the girls choose two colors per shirts . Emphasize that the preparation put into the rubber banding the shirts determines the patterns. d) Remove the t shirt from the dye. Clothes dye. have them come to the dying stations and put little plastic bags or gloves on their hands to dye their shirts. Sometimes this takes a few tries. One bucket per color of dye. Rubber gloves are also needed at this step. in the upper left corner of the shirt. each other. flat surface. Sticks to stir the dye Vinegar and salt (1/4 cut vinegar per bucket to help the colors set and 14 cup salt . b) Wrap rubberbands around the balled up shirt. b) Pinch the middle of the t shirt with your thumb and index finger. If indoors. form the t shirt into a ball as haphazardly as possible. Twist the shirt into a wheel/spiral. If youd like more than one color you must START WITH THE LIGHTEST COLOR FIRST. Rubberbands . Use rubber gloves. One group made a GLOW logo and spray painted it on the front of each t shirt. You need running water to rinse the shirts and LOTS of it. Twist and wrap the rubberband until it almost reaches the point. The parts of the t shirt covered by the rubber bands and the areas held tightly together on the inside will remain white when placed in the dye.the dye is made with hot water. the area you pinched and pulled up from. The rubberbands should cover at least ½ the surface area of the t shirt. lay the shirt on a clean. Use as many colors as desired. Keep in mind that the color will fade a little when the t shirt is rinsed.it wont have the desired wrinkle look. If a second color is desired. Do not neatly fold it and roll it . Rubber gloves (or small plastic bags) for people working with the dye. rinse the shirt in cold water until no more color comes out. You can put as many marbled circles as you want. e) Once the water runs clear or close to clear. d) Starting from the bottom. wrap one rubberband around the part you have pulled up. The rubber bands must be tight. e) choose another area for a circle and repeat d. Show the girls how to rubber band the shirts to make those styles. 2) Have a sample t shirt made demonstrating the various styles of t shirts. Check in the send hand clothes stores for extra t shirts. You may need to rotate the shirt so it dyes evenly. This was done before camp started. re-shape the shirt into a ball and wrap more rubberbands around it and dunk it into another color. 4) As they are ready.More than 2 colors and the shirt will get really muddy. c) pinch the middle of that area and gently pull upwards to lift it away from the rest of the shirt.if youre using RIT.) Marbled Circles a) After getting the t shirt wet and wringing out excess water. Leave the t shirt in the dye until it is the desired shade. The Patterns The Simple Crinkle a) After getting the t shirt wet and wringing out excess water. 5) After each color. 1) Prepare the packets of dye and have the buckets lined up with a lot of space between them. c) wrap the rubber bands round the wheel or disk so that it keeps its shape. lay the shirt on a clean. Start with the lightest color first.
Always dye the lightest color first.especially the first time! 102 . 4. its never what you planned it be anyway. After two the colors become darker and muddy. 2. Change the dye after 115 shirts have been dyed. 3. Nothing can destroy tie dye. Two colors is average of most shirts. Always wet and wring out the shirts before putting on rubber bands and dying. 5. unless the third color is yellow. Encourage creativity. Wash separately . 6. Different patterns can be used on the same shirt.1. To wash the shirts after dying use a light soap and cold water.
the movement you need is on your shoulder. My father is a gambler. I like the daffodils I like the mountains. is when he drinks his liquor down. For well you know that its a fool. take a sad song and make it better. The minute you let her under your skin. dont carry the world upon your shoulders. me and Alice Now she walks through the door with her head held high Just for a moment I caught her eye A big limousine pulled slowly out of Alices drive Refrain I like the flowers I like the flowers. da Hey Jude. I believe in yesterday Refrain: why she had to go I dont know. My father is a gamblin man. you were made to go out and get her. mmm Living Next door to Alice Sally called when she got the word She said: I suppose youve heard about Alice Well. da Hey Jude. Remember to let her into your heart. now go and get her. And dont you know that its just you. love was such an easy game to play Now I need a place to hide away Oh I believe in yesterday. da. by making his world a little colder. even if you fail Chorus: I believe in angels. I have a dream I have a dream. dont let me down. My mother is a tailor. who plays it cool. he goes from town to town. Its been the ruin of many a poor boy and my. Now it looks as though theyre here to stay. all my troubles seemed so far away. well I looked outside I could hardly believe my eyes As a big limousine rolled up into Alices drive Refrain: dont know why shes leaving or where shes gonna go? I guess shes got here reasons but I just dont want to know cause for 24 years Ive been living next door to Alice Twenty four years just waiting for the chance to tell her how I feel. take a sad song and make it better Remember to let her into your heart then you can start to make it better Hey Jude. begin. Da. when the light is low Wum di dadi. hey Jude House of the Rising Sun There is a house in New Orleans They call the rising sun. dont be afraid. I ran to the window. drinks down in New Orleans. o Lord Im one. And maybe get a second glance Now I got to get used to not living next door to Alice We grew up together two kids in the park We carved our initials deep in the bark. 103 . da. mm. Mm. a song to sing To help me cope with anything If you see the wonder of a fairy tale You can take the future. The only times hes satisfied. Wum di dadi Wum di dadi. then you can start to make it better. hey Jude refrain. hey Jude. So let it out and let it in. oh. better da. dont make it bad. Remember to let her under your skin and then youll begin to make it better. hey Jude. Wum di dadi Hey Jude Hey Jude. better. something good in everything I see I believe in angels. youre waiting for someone to perform with. youll do. better.Evening activities Songbook I have a dream I have a dream. then you begin to make it better. dont make it bad. And anytime you feel the pain. she wouldnt say I said something wrong. when I know the time is right for me Ill cross the stream. she sews our new blue jeans. now I long for yesterday Suddenly. Da. I like the rolling hills I like the fireside. you have found her. a fantasy to help me through reality And my destination makes it worth the while Pushing through the darkness still another mile Chorus Yesterday Yesterday. da. Im not half the man I used to be Theres a shadow hanging over me Oh yesterday came suddenly Refrain Yesterday.
Ive got hammer. Id hammer in the morning Id hammer in the evening. the others on the train. then I was strolling And the wheat field waving. and Ive got a bell And Ive got a song to sing. take me home. Hey Lyle. If I had a hammer If I had a hammer. I feel lucky No Professor Dooms gonna stand in my way MMMM I feel lucky today Well I strolled down to the corner. Id sing it in the morning Id sing it in the evening. Im going back to New Orleans to wear the ball and chain. Id ring it in the morning Id ring it in the evening. never do like I have done Shun that house in New Orleans They call the Rising Sun One foot on the platform. mountain momma. I feel lucky yeah Hey Dwight. I woke up this morning. I feel lucky No tropical depressions gonna steal my sun away MMM. I feel lucky today. my race is almost run Im going to spend the rest of my days beneath the Rising Sun. Id ring out warning Id ring out love between my brothers and my sisters all over this land If I had a song. West Virginia. all over this land Id ring out danger.Go tell my baby sister. Id sing out warning. All over this land Id sing out danger. Well 11 million later I was sitting at the bar Id bought the house a double and the waitress a new car Dwight Yoakams in the corner trying to catch my eye Lyle Lovetts right beside me with his hand upon my thigh The moral of the story is simple but its true Hey the stars might lie but the numbers never do I feel lucky. all over this land Id hammer out danger. the wind began to moan I heard a voice above me saying Girl Youd better get back home But I feel lucky. so I called in sick to work I bought a pack of camels. Im a winner either way Mmmm I feel lucky today. all over this land Its a hammer of justice. boys you dont have to fight Hot go I feel lucky tonight I feel lucky. gave my number to the clerk The pots 11 million. Id hammer out warning Id hammer out love between my brothers and my sisters all over this land. made a beeline for the park The sky began to thunder. painted on the sky Misty taste of moonshine teardrop in my eye Refrain I hear her voice. Country Roads All my memries gather round her miners lady stranger to blue water Dark and dusty. stumbled out of my rack I opened up the paper to the page in the back It only took a minute for my finger to find My daily dose of destiny under my sign My eyes just about popped out my head It said the stars are stacked against you girl Get back in bed I feel lucky. This land is your land This land is your land. I feel lucky Think Ill flip a coin. Growing like a breeze Refrain: Country Road. take me home. If I had a bell. in the morning hour she calls me The radio reminds me of my home far away Driving down the road I get a feeling that I should have been home yesterday. Younger than the mountains. a burrito and a Barqs Crossed again the light. Its a bell of freedom Its as song about love between my brothers and my sisters all over this land Country Roads Almost heaven. Shenandoah River Life is old there. to the place I belong. Yesterday Refrain I Feel Lucky Well. this land is my land From California to the New York Island From the redwood forest to the gulf Stream waters This land was made for you and me As I went walking that ribbon of highway I saw above me that endless skyway I saw below me that golden valley This land was made for you and me I roamed and rambled and I followed my footsteps to sparkling sands of her diamond deserts And all around me a voice was saying This land was made or you and me When the sun came shining. Id sing out love between my brothers and my sisters all over this land Now. older than the trees. West Virginia Blue Ridge mountains. and the dust clouds rolling A voice was chanting as the fog was lifting 104 . Going back to New Orleans.
Youre standing on the brake In the groove til you make a mistake Chorus: Sometimes youre the windshield Sometimes youre the bug Sometimes it all comes together baby Sometimes youre just a fool in love Sometimes youre the Louisville Slugger Sometimes youre the ball Sometimes it all comes together Sometimes youre gonna lose it all You gotta know happy. Ive been working on the Railroad Ive been working on the railroad All the live-long day Ive been working on the railroad Just to pass the time away Dont you hear the whistle blowing? Rise up so early in the morn? Cant you hear the captain shouting? Dinah. hes blowin his horn Already Im so lonesome I could die Chorus: so kiss me and smile for me Tell me that youll wait for me Hold me like youll never let me go cause Im leaving on a jet planet dont know when Ill be back again Oh babe. merrily. Ill sing for you When I come back. its early morn The taxis waiting. And well all have chicken and dumplings And well all have chicken and dumplings when she comes Row. row. Oh well kill the old red rooster Oh well kill the old red rooster when she comes And well all have chicken and dumplings when she comes And well all have chicken and dumplings when she comes And well all have chicken and dumplings. I hate to go. Oh well all go out and meet her Oh well all go out and meet her when she comes Oh well kill the old red rooster when she comes Oh well kill the old red rooster when she comes Oh well kill the old red rooster. Theres so many times Ive let you down So many times Ive played around I tell you now. blow your horn! Dinah wont you blow Dinah wont you blow Dinah wont you blow your horn Repeat Someones in the kitchen with Dinah Someones in the kitchen I know Someones in the kitchen with Dinah Strumming on the old banjo And singing Fee Fi fiddlee I O Fee Fi fiddlee I O O O O Fee fie Fiddlee I O Strumming on the old banjo Shell be coming round the mountain Shell be coming round the mountain when she comes Shell be coming round the mountain when she comes Shell be coming round the mountain. Ill wear your wedding ring Chorus Well now the time has come to leave you One more time please let me kiss you Then close your eyes and Ill be on my way. row. shell be coming round the mountain Shell be coming round the mountain when she comes Shell be driving six white horses when she comes Shell be driving six white horses when she comes Shell be driving six white horses.This land was made for and me. merrily Life is but a dream The Bug (Mary-Chapin Carpenter) Well its a strange old game you learn it slow One step forward and its back you go Youre standing on the throttle. merrily. row your boat Gently down the stream Merrily. row your boat Row. when I Wont have to leave you alone About the time I wont have to say: Chorus 105 . Dream about he days to come. Shell be driving six white horses Shell be driving six white horses when she comes Oh well all go out and meet her when she comes Oh well all go out and meet her when she comes Oh well all go out and meet her. they dont mean a thing Every place I go Ill think of you Every song I sing. you gotta know glad Because youre gonna know lonely And youre gonna know sad When youre ripping and youre riding And youre coming on strong You start slippin and slidin and it all goes wrong because Chorus One day you got the glory and then you got none One day youre a diamond and then youre a stone Everything can change in the blink of an eye So let the good times roll before we call say goodbye because Chorus Leaving on a jet plane All my bags are packed and Im ready to go Im standing here outside your door I hate to wake you up to say goodbye But the dawn is breaking.
a yellow submarine And our friends are all on board. sea of green in our yellow submarine Chorus O Susana Oh I come from Alabama With a banjo on my knee Im going to Louisiana My true love for to see Chorus: Oh Susana Now dont you cry for me For Ive come from Alabama With a banjo on my knee It rained all night the day I left The weather was so dry The sun so hard I froze to death Susana dont you cry Chorus On top of Old Smokey On top of Old Smokey All covered with snow I lost my true love there A-courting too slow Oh courting is pleasure And parting is grief But a false hearted lover Is worse than a thief A thief will just rob you Of all that you save But a false hearted lover Will lead to the grave 106 . til we found the sea of green And we lived beneath the waves.Yellow submarine In the town where I was born. in our yellow submarine Chorus: We all live in a yellow submarine. lived a man who sailed the sea And he told us his life in the land of submarines So we sailed up to the sun. a yellow submarine. many more of them live next door And the band begins to play in our yellow submarine Chorus As we live a life of ease. every one of us has all we need Sky of blue.
It is often not possible to tell if your partner has an STD. Im waiting until its the right choice for me. youd have sex with me. youre wasting my time. And Im proud of it. Having sex doesnt make you a man/woman. Im not afraid of anything. Saying no is the best way to avoid pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) Because sex has many potential consequences. Ill find someone who will. Using birth control takes away the romance. because I m under 18. Planning to use birth control does not have to take away the romance and enjoyment. Pregnancy can occur the first time you have sex.Before you decide to have Sex. Im not everybody. In fact. Common Misconceptions about Sex You might have heard I cant get birth control. I cant get pregnant the first time I have sex Ill be able to tell if my partner has an STD Withdrawal works. Im just not ready. And if you are not ready to accept responsibility for protecting yourself from pregnancy and unwanted diseases. If you are thinking about becoming sexually active. The truth is In all states it is legal for minors to get birth control without parental consent. it is the couples responsibility to discuss and agree upon a method of birth control. Everybodys doing it. You must not be a real man/woman. Be sure to talk with a family planning counselor or your health to get the facts straight. If you are not comfortable about discussing sex and birth control with your partner. Im tired of waiting for you to be ready. What if He/She says If you loved me. Ways to say No to Sex Birth control is the womans responsibility. the decision to have sex should not be made in a moment of passion. If that s all you care about. but it requires that a woman trust her partner and may be difficult for teenage boys to practice. you are not ready for sex. you wouldnt pressure me to do something Im not comfortable with. Im tired of being pressured to do something I dont want to do. Youre the only virgin in the school. both partners need to take responsibility for STD prevention. Many teenagers lack sexual knowledge and rely on friends for information which is often incorrect. it can relieve many worries about unwanted pregnancy. 107 . consider this Its okay to say no to sex. you should understand the facts about sexual health. there must be something wrong with you. Although only the woman gets pregnant. What are you waiting for? There must be something wrong with you. you are not ready to have sex. What are you afraid will happen? Are you going to sleep with me or am I just wasting my time? You can say If you loved me. If thats what you think. See you later. If you dont sleep with me. Unprotected sex can lead to unwanted pregnancy as well as sexually transmitted diseases including AIDS. In addition. The decision should be given thought before a sexual situation arises. Withdrawal can work.
How to put on an condom 108 .
AIDS awareness 109 .
Its OK to say no 110 .
Aflã cum funcþioneazã corpul tãu 112 .
her brain says. The lining in the uterus notices the dead egg and begins to fall out o the uterus. About two weeks later. And remember. In many parts of the world and in many families. so the hormones now tell her ovaries to release an egg. the endometrial lining has gotten nice and thick. Knowing this information often gives young men and women comfort in their own bodies and can help them make good and healthy decisions about being sexually active as they grow up. If the sperm cant find the egg. are the ova. so every month it gets ready. there are no sperm. and now we have a zygote.Know how your body works! The Reproductive Organs and Pregnancy It is very important to know al of the organs in your body so that you know how to take care of yourself. First. This brochure will give you some information about the different reproductive organs for boys and girls and also discuss how pregnancy occurs. If no sperm gets near the egg. it sot ask her partner to wear a latex condom every time they have vaginal intercourse. but they must be taken every day or they will not work properly. Slowly. the egg travels down the fallopian tube. it is important to know about all the sexual/reproductive organs. then there is no baby. Preventing Pregnancy Can a woman tell when her body is releasing an egg? Nope Does it happen at the same time eveyr month? Nope So how can a woman who does not want a baby make sure she doesnt get pregnant? The best way to prevent pregnancy is to be abstinent. The process where the sperm finds the egg and gives its chromosomes is called fertilization. which already has 23 chromosomes. people are not taught about the reproductive organs because it can e embarrassing. uncomfortable or unknown. every day of her life. A girls body also beings to grow inside. grow pubic hair. What organism has 46 chromosomes? A Human! Now this zygote can begin to turn into a baby. Please read the chart and look at the drawings below and make sure you know the organs that are in your body and also that are in the opposite sexs body. and her ovaries start to produce hormones. Lets begin! and her body produces hormones that cause her to grow taller. 114 . a woman cannot tell when her ovary releases an egg. This shedding of the lining is called menstruation. an egg might be release and then you could get pregnant. The best way to prevent pregranncy for a woman who has chosen to be sexually active. but her body doesnt know when that will happen. The Inside Story: girl Inside a girls body. that someday might become her children. so the egg dies and falls into the uterus. But not much happens until she reaches puberty. which tell the uterus to make a lining called the endometrium. hoping to meet some sperm to make a baby. They work by telling the ovary not to release an egg. Condoms are so wonderful because they dont let the sperm get through the cervix. All of the sudden. then there is no baby. Some women chose to take birth control pills to prevent pregnancy. These can be very good for many women. Pregnancy To begin a pregnancy. or eggs. Usually. into the uterus and fallopian tubes to find the eggs. Then the sperm injects 23 chromosomes into the ova. This lining is importantly only when a baby is actually made. grow breasts. the sperm must find the ova in the fallopian tube. But if you forget to a pill one day. Pop! The egg flies out of the ovary and into the fallopian tube. underarm hair and more leg hair. with 46 chromosomes.
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