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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
I wish you all luck. leadership skills and the belief that every young woman can make a difference in her local community and in the world. Thank you! So on behalf of GAD Romania. or local community oriented. Many thanks go to Group 9ers Amy. or leadership building. WORTH IT! GLOW camps are tremendous experiences both for you and for the campers. They can in English. Your GLOW camp will be what YOU make of it. weekend camps. exhilarating. Some camps are all about environment and the outdoors. This manual was expanded and adapted from the GLOW camp manuals prepared by former PCVs. Anna. Africa and Asia. or not. The first Girls Leading Our World (GLOW) camp was held in Romania in 1994. others about careers. Kim. more vibrant future. Samantha and John. GLOW camps can be any shape. An extra dollop of appreciation must go to Chris and Susan Grove for contributing advice and appendices. Again. Camps can be day camps. We hope more GLOW camps will continue in the following years bringing us all a brighter. while I urge you to take that responsibility seriously. PCV janethughes10@yahoo. other artistic. wonderful. While the majority of the materials are based on week long national camps. you have the opportunity to share your experiences and knowledge with a group of girls eager to learn and grow. This experience will be painful. Glow Camps are all extremely different. They can be national camps. in Romanian and include girls from a wide variety of backgrounds. Hughes. every Peace Corps Volunteer who participated in the camp will say that it was among the most rewarding experiences of their PC service. support and encouragement of Kathie DeVito and Heather Becker. GLOW camps have been held and coordinated by Peace Corps Volunteers all over Eastern Europe. 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.com Oradea. YOU CHOOSE! The sky is the limit. size. fun and a fabulous experience. And.Girls Leading Our World WELCOME! This manual is designed to help you pull off a wonderful adventure and challenge a GLOW camp in Romania. 2002 4 . GO FOR IT! Janet E. length of time and include just about anything. Romania January 7. As Peace Corps Volunteers. Without question. week-long camps. Jen. So. and above all. Linda. exhausting. last but of course not least. In recent years. with 10 to 60 girls or even boys. The main goals of GLOW are to boost selfconfidence. the manual would not be possible without the patience.
) It is a sourcebook of participatory learning activities and while more Africa based. Also check out Our Bodies Ourselves by the Boston Womens Health Collective. GLOW camps. community and empowerment. the basic information is all here. and sexuality remains a taboo topic in both schools and families. While the structure and schedules listed here may have to be adapted somewhat for boys. As Romania moves towards becoming a full fledged member of Europe. Romania remains a patriarchal society. The situation is further complicated by a shaky economic situation throughout the country. They recognize a basic fact of life that girls and women do not receive the same levels of support.org. Published by Advocacy Press. GLOW camps are not designed to be discriminatory or preach feminism. your university. This manual was adapted from the GLOW Camp 1999 book. from the Centre of Development and Population Activities. give a little extra push. a Teen Womans Journal for Self Awareness and personal Planning. to HIV awareness. etc. 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. decision-making thinking. Overcoming these obstacles can only happen by empowering the young women of Romania to demand full participation and leadership. And. where women are regarded primarily as mothers and wives. Of particular usefulness was the GLOW camp manual from Lithuania (May 1997). NW. Believe it! Consequently. (Information Collection and Exchange Publication No. Your Peace Corps office has other wonderful resources for you to use and you can find additional materials many places. Doctors receive minimal education in womens health issues. Why Such a Focus on Girls? This question gets asked a great deal. it has some wonderful activities and discussions. This leaves the camper idle on rainy days to amuse themselves however they can. managing emotions. DC 20036. Few laws protect women from domestic violence or sexual harassment. girls need to develop skills and resources to help them face a vastly different future. CA ISBN 0-911 655 220. Washington. Evaluations consistently asked for longer camps and to the girl they all admitted it was very different from any experience theyd had previously. by Mindy Bingham. 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. 5 . By the last day all that had changed and many of the young women said it was the best week they had ever spent. river or nearby town and nights at the disco. is written in such a way that anyone wishing to hold a camp for boys will find it useful. resources and training that boys do. it has a heavier Africa emphasis but it has a plethora of activities and materials. from icebreakers. Santa Barbara. suite 200. and enforcement is almost nonexistent. 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. assertiveness. Strict gender roles are strongly enforced by most families and the majority of Romanian society. This book can be found in the Resource Room of the PC Romania office. Complaints abounded about lack of free time. The Internet is of course a wealth of information and you can find much GLOW information there. et al. set activities. hopefully. Information on sexuality and relationships was provided by Kelly McKittrick. the Boys and Girls clubs in America. 1717 Massachusetts Avenue. Each day is spent at the local lake. Again. Choices. Seattle. (CEDPA.Camp in Romania Camp in Romania is very different from our experiences in the United Sates. Leader translates to conductor which Ceauºescu used to describe himself the driver of Romania. The Lithuania manual was used a basis for the camp along with materials from individuals counselors (included) as was the book. Exercise and handouts were taken from the manual and adapted for Romania and for the ease of photocopying. It is also important to note that there is no real word for leader in Romanian. if any. resisting peer pressure and relationship skills. Campers are given very little supervision and there are few. usually on campgrounds. we didnt completely believe it. Email: cmail@cedpa. This manual. with an emphasis on self awareness. Human Health and Sexuality Educator. Additional resources used include Choose A Future: Issues and Options for Adolescent Girls. This information is provided in English and Romanian in the Appendix Section of this manual. Check the Scouts (boys and girls). Why Not Boys? Boys absolutely need the same skills and resources to face new challenges. 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. Initially the participants were doubting their choice to spend a whole week with PCVs who were ready (in our minds) to rock their world. the girls were stunned at the set schedule that had each day jam-packed with activities and games. Many PCVs did not know this going into their camps and even if we did. assigned to less powerful positions in society. self-esteem building. WA. Resources The basic structure of this manual is drawn from materials left by the previous GLOW camps. A wonderful manual published by Peace Corps is the Life Skills Manual. M0061. The bottom line is that girls face incredible challenges challenges their mothers and grandmothers did not face.
rpcv. you can easily request donations of supplies instead. 4. The grant application is processed through your Program Manager and is generally approved very quickly. Its something ingrained in the culture we see a problem and go to fix it. Generally. 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. In particular. Even if they dont give you money. how to deal with a problem. Groups. Talk to your program manager. Fundraising is all personal people give money to people. Quite a few groups get some money this way so take advantage of it! Look at Rotary Clubs. Note of caution: With the PCPP grant you will get exactly what you ask for.) Logistically there are several ways to do it. Donations given this way are NOT tax deductible but since you can claim up to a certain amount without showing receipts. In the appendix is a SPA proposals that was funded for a GLOW camp. Friends and family in the US. Besides friends and family. Check out www. or even embassies. that money is either returned or put into a general fund. etc. even food can be obtained this way. paint. If you know someone whos a member. Chambers of Commerce. Most groups find someones parent who is willing to serve as banker and all donations are sent to them. Other groups Lions Clubs. games. Its a way to have donations from your friends and family be tax deductible. you have to find money. German. there are other funding opportunities available through PC. 1. Discuss PC funding with Program manager. Two Peace Corps Volunteers contracted with a local NGO and seamstress and had PC pongas made up. (See appendix. most people dont care. You can involve the girls and hold a dance and charge admission for it. etc. There are foundations that support this type of project and if you do the research you can find them. then its easy to access the money.) have a history of giving and are more willing to pitch in to support a project like this. Go to the small. If not. This scenario is generally the most successful in raising funds and frequently the easiest as your friends and family want to support your projects. many Returned Peace Corps Volunteers (RPCVs) groups give money to support projects from volunteers from their areas. candy sales. go for it! Fundraisers is another way to pull this off. (And they are really nice!) The profits paid for the camp. 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. In addition to Small Project Assistance Grants (SPA).org for a complete listing. photocopies. Look at the focus on your camp and capitalize on it. factura and the like. 3. 2. bike races. Americans tend to have a more practical and pragmatic style of work and style of thinking. Local sponsorships. Friends and family. 4. Peace Corps Partnership Grants are a combination of friends and family and PC funding. 2. Youll see it between PCVs and HCNs on your counseling staff. and between the girls and the PCVs. Peace Corps funding. have potential. I heard through the grapevine that there will be a new organization for RPCVs from Romania and theyll give out money to projects. 3. it just takes more planning. 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. flip chart paper. you can do an international bank transfer into your Bancpost account. for about $40. its easier to just have a friend or parent act as your banker. Other international and Romanian funders This takes a lot more work but its definitely feasible. One group with an IT focus 6 . Once your project is approved.000 even though they only asked for $250 as their Rotary Club thought it was such a great project. check in with them. granola bars.Cultural Differences Be aware of and sensitive to cultural differences. Local sponsorships. All those walkathons. I heard of one group getting $1. money is the best thing to get and if you promise them some publicity. Paper. folks can go online and just use their credit card to donate to your project. Foreign companies in your town (Dutch. Be creative in your fundraising! The more folks you involve in your community the better. prizes. 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. You can find money in a variety of ways. $100 can go a long way and sometimes they kick in a lot more. If someone in your crew has access to an account (bankcard!). and how many participants. Remember that grants from PC (or any other funder) must be accounted for with receipts. check out other groups. where you do it. that you supported in the past for your friends now come back full circle. You have to contact them and see what happens. Camps will range in costs depending on what you do. medium and large companies in your town and pitch them on your project. Every Rotary Club has an obligation for international project funding. Of course. Fundraising In order to make the camp free to all participants (something we were very committed to doing). Look at businesses in Bucharest professional womens organizations. fundraisers Other international and Romanian funders 1. If your friends and family are so gung ho that they send too much money to PCPP.
write up supply lists: Some materials (marshmallows) may need to come from the States (or Hungary) so allow time for shipment. Neutrogena. This information is required before you go to the County Camp Office to select a camp. not just counterparts. Timeline: The further out you plan and get organized the better off youll be. (Note: My friends and family sent me enough money for a weekend camp for 20 girls after receiving the letters. We encourage your group to develop different goals depending on the makeup of your group. Write up your report. b.com. Consider direct appeal to family and friends in the US. Womens philanthropic institution.) Send thank-you letters and pictures to everyone. fundraisers d.) b. Discuss PC funding with Program manager. other international and Romanian funders 4. 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. Local sponsorships. Informational meetings b. Johnson and Johnson. Meeting with campers GOALS of the CAMP It is imperative that you know the goals of your camp before planning the activities and logistics. McDonalds. determine camper selection process. (Romania and judet specific. Determine size of the camp and find approximate dates (5 months prior) a. Establish central committee of the camp counselors (6-9 months prior) a. You want this work to continue so pull in HCNs to ensure that the materials. without any requests on my part. Essay competition c. Acceptance. 1. 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. have the campers write thank you notes to the donors. Investigate possible funding sources and begin application process (5 months prior) a. Begin reading previous camp materials. local NGO staff. Identify Host Country Nationals (HCNs) to work with. 5. Develop Schedule. clientele. Goals for Camp GLOW Romania ♦ ♦ Boost Self reliance Encourage independent thinking 7 . Discuss goals for GLOW camp c. c. (Teachers. methods and training continue after youre gone. b. On the last day of camp. Send them back to your friends and family along with a note from you. especially the community service component. To plan appropriate activities. you need HCNs!) 2. wait list and rejection letters d. determine first what the goals of your camp will be. Look at these groups (web search) and you may be able to make some good connections: Social Venture Partners. Remember Murphys Law and plan for everything to take twice as long as you expect. Donation depot. 3. (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.recruited HCN professionals and they assisted them via their connections. Select Campers (2 months) a. For the ªuncuiuº 2001 camp there was an environmental emphasis so one of the goals was an appreciation of Romanias natural beauty. positions on executive boards the whole relationship management bit. 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. c. Determine focus of camp and get organized (4 months) a. (This manual!) b. THANK YOUs This is incredibly important. Starr Foundation. 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.
dances. With a mix of informative. 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. 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. hiking. 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. Even when you are not specifically instructing.John Amy and Kimberly depart for Sovata to do set up and iron out last minute issues. so be on your best behavior. creativity and relaxation. and to explore new areas things they had never done before. talent shows. The next day they made friendship bracelets. games. Body Image/Advertising and Community Service. Look beyond your counterparts. The following questions may be helpful to reflect upon before the onset of the camp. 2:30 PM (confirm time) . These sessions were the heart and soul of the message we were getting across: Leadership comes from within. Decision Making. where they should be and who is in charge of the particular activity. 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. It gave the girls a great chance to meet more girls. Not only will you be sharing with the young women but other PCV s as well. Below is a copy of the schedule for the Sovata 1999 camp. ªuncuiuº 2001 and Girda 2001 are in the appendix. Schedule The schedule is a significant amount of the work before the camp. Goal Setting. The amount of work you put into it will pay off because everyone will know what is going on. Teaching Romanians how to pull off a camp will ensure that the lessons learned have residual and rebounding impact. led by one or two counselors. we wanted to change the pace completely and get the girls in small groups being very active. 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. recreational and development activities each day. the girls would be pulled in and engaged. movies. you are doing so by your actions. Look at women business leaders in town. For the Afternoon sessions. July 6. paper making and Emotion control. We planned that each day would begin with a morning session. These men and women will be seen as role models for the girls. even stay-at-home moms. discussions. Schedules for Targu Mures 2000. social workers. Other activities in the afternoon could include sports. While you are counselors for the entire camp it is recommended that you keep a closer eye on Your girls. 8 . They included Attitudes and Stereotypes. and camp song signing were all components of this segment of the camp. include as much as possible local Romanian men and women. during the ªuncuiuº camp in June 2001. and the willingness of HCNs to continue learning and growing is a perfect example for the girls. the 60 girls were broken up into three sections and every hour and a half or two hours they moved to a different activity. 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. As you will be finding and bringing the young women from your community.♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ 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. In these sessions a variety of activities. tye dyed t shirts and learned communication skills. Developing the Schedule The best success with schedules has been to spread different types of activities throughout the week at camp. did team building games and some environmental awareness activities. a variety of activities were scheduled to promote group bonding. This is not only a time of reflection and growth for the girls but for you as well. 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. you will most probably develop a close bond with them especially if you have a long way to travel. Another day they went rappelling. teachers. Tuesday. Cabin cheer contests. journalizing. On one day. For example. Everything you do and say will be registered by these curious young women. the girls alternated between rock climbing. (See appendices for more details) In the evening. yoga and the environmental scavenger hunt.
KINGA Saturday. load bus.7:00 PM team building with small (dorm room) groups Icebreakers (mike and Amy) Human Knot.8:30 PM Dinner 8:30 -10:00 PM Present cabin identity Camp songs (john) and games (Amy) Journals 10:00 .JEN Sunday. 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.Linda and John Include breaks 12:30 .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 .8:00 pm Dinner 8:00 .John and Anna Sports and yoga with Linda and Jen 7:00 . bathroom. July 10. spider Web.3:30 pm Lunch Three alternating activities Team building with Mike Friendship bracelets and Hair ties .9:00 pm Cabin Cheer Contest 9-9:30 Camp songs (John) 9:30 . Expect to learn d.8:00 am Breakfast 8:00 am stretching with Linda and Jen 8:00 am .10:30 pm Unwind time in rooms Counselors nightly meeting 10:30 lights out 11:00 room check Counselor on duty .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 .8:30 am Breakfast 8:45 am Announcements 9:00 . Mapping out your hopes. Whos who guessing game Create cabin identity 7:00 .2 pm Hike and Picnic Group game during hike (Mike) Counselor to stay behind with girls who refuse to go??) 9 . confirm that this is a possibility) 2:00 . dreams and fears (Linda) Break into small groups and draw what you are a. July 9 7:00 am Wakeup 7:30 .M.luggage out in front of school.1:00 Morning Session Self Esteem and Values . Kim and Amy Team building with Mike Yoga/Friendship Bracelets with Linda and John 6:30 . 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.11:00 pm unwind Counselor have nightly meeting 11:00 pm Lights out 11:30 pm room check Counselor on duty .10:30 pm Dance (same) Limbo.12:30 pm Morning Session Introduction to Leadership . Gherorege and Husi 7 PM dinner at the Camin (Annas schools dormitory) 8 PM Welcome (Anna) Girls from Ciuc arrive Icebreakers 1.Kim 11:30 .Jen and Sam Include Breaks 1:30 . Looking forward to b.5:30 Break 5:30 .6:30 pm Afternoon session Three rotating sessions Environmental Scavenger Hunt with Sam.Campers arrive in Ciuc from Sft.9:45 pm Journal 10:00 . 2001 7:00 am Wakeup 7:30. Afraid of c.3:00 pm Lunch 3:00 .8:00 pm Dinner 8:00 . attendance 10 am leave for Sovata 1:00 PM campers arrive 1:30 .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.11:15 am goal setting session .Amy (15 minutes) Attitudes and Stereotypes .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 .3:00 Lunch and rest 3:00 .9:30 Bonfire (Jen) Camp songs (John) 9:30 .8:30 Dinner and journals 8:30 . July 7 7 AM wake up 8 A.1:30 pm Swimming. 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 . swing lessons 10:30 .6:30 PM . July 11 6:30 am Wakeup 7:00 .10:30campers unwind time Counselors nightly meetings 10:30 Lights out 11:00 PM room check Counselor on Night duty .2:00 pm Lunch 2:00 pm .Kim Thursday. breakfast 9a m girls from Ciuc arrive at Camin 9:30 .
6:30pm clean up 6:30 .10:00 pm journals 10:00 .3:30 pm Evaluation session 3:30 .6:00 pm GLOW Olympics 6:00 . take a HCN with you. then youre in business and skip to #9. 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. 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.2:00 .6:00 pm Trip to lake for swimming (confirm times) 6:30 .9:00 Talent show 9:00 . July 14.3:00 pm Break 3:00 . Many of these supplies can be found in Romania. theyre easily shippable!) We suggest asking local stores and businesses to donate to the camp and help with the provision of these supplies. 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. In Romania.11:00unwind Counselors meeting 11:00 lights out 11:30 Room check Counselors on duty .10:00 pm Talent show preparation 10:00 . July 13 7:00 am wakeup 7:30 .10:30unwind Counselors 10:30 pm lights out 11:00 pm room check Counselor on duty . 3. jokes.6:00 Tie dye T-shirts. verify and re-verify all information even if the camp office in your judet assures you it is all okay.Anna and Kinga (include breaks) 12:30.8:00 pm Dinner 8:00 . Get all the required additional papers that list the shots the students have had.10:00 Cleanup and pack 10:00 .9:45 pm buffet o fun (Linda Storytelling. swimming.9:00 pm Sex and Relationships discussion (optional for campers) 9:00 . 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 .8:00 pm Dinner 8:00 .2:00 pm Lunch 2:00 . weird human tricks 9:45 .Ana and Laura Wednesday. Check on medical forms that area required for campers and counselors.10:30 sharing experiences of Camp GLOW 10:30 . As theyre really light. ALSO for your and your counterparts (makes life a lot easier!) Make sure they get signed and stamped by the schools! 4.Amy (include breaks) 12:30 . most of the camps (the physical buildings) are controlled by the county Ministry of Education.) A sample supply list is in the appendix.10:30 pm unwind time in dorm rooms 10:30 lights out 11:00 room check Counselor on duty . July 12 7:00 am Wake up 7:30 . You might be given a camp that is out of your judet. If you are lucky enough to work with a private group that has a chalet.12:30 community service . etc. huge lunch. Document.Sam Tuesday. 2. but most people work through the Ministry.) including camp size (number of students and counselors. Others need to be sent from the States (marshmallows for smores for example but Ive found them in Hungary also. The number of misunderstandings rise exponentially during the camp so avoiding any during the negotiation process is imperative.2:00 Lunch 2:00 . As soon as you have a camp also keep in contact with the camp office of the actual judet where your camp is located.8:30 am Breakfast 8:45 announcements. John Jar decoration . mention box of questions again 9:00 . Camp Selection This can be a tricky deal.8:00 dinner 8:00 .12:30 Decision making .8:30 Breakfast 8:30 .8:30 Breakfast 8:45 am Announcements 9:00 . 2001 7:00 am Wakeup 7:30 .) Note: Even if you speak Romanian like a native.9:30 Journals 9:30 .Linda Monday. 1.10:30 Closing Human chair Sharing bell Ghost handout Sharing Bell Supplies As each activity is developed a list of supplies can be generated.Anna 6:30.
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. 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. nor did they really want to for the most part. Camper Selection 11 . making the focus tough to maintain. swim. The line for the one pay phone was LONG and when the phone didnt work. The camp will reward you ten-fold. soda. as must you fill in some information. 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. Even if you have not idea what its for take it. 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. of course. but if you can avoid the situation. Other camps were surrounded by carousing groups. the extras are free. 5. You may also receive a refund for each counselor. in general. Try to involve him/her as much as possible in the social activities. Again. 7. Other camps have had similar problems. do it. They will then type it up and stamp it. Things went fine as the girls really didnt have time to play. 6. the better off you are. The more involved they are in your plans. Good Luck . walking distance places to hike. For example. Consider having the camin sign a contract stating that they are responsible for what their workers and other residents do. like $2 for each counselor. Usually for a minimum of 10 campers. Different camps selected campers different ways. etc. 9. talk about it when you visit. chips.) 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. The camp Director MUST sign both of these. These facilities present their own set of challenges. to prove that they provided everything agreed upon. its better to do it inside at night. Once you see the site you can make necessary adjustments to your schedule and activities. 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. The locations may be isolated. Despite constant reassurances to having booked (and paid for) the entire campground. from the Camp director also. using the national large weeklong camp as a model. Participants were limited to high school girls in the 9th.) When should we arrive and leave. you may need the cafeteria. 10th and 11th forms. 8. have outhouses or lack kitchen facilities. 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. and you will bring 2 copies with you to the camp. at the ªuncuiuº 2001 camp. Down payments DO NOT equal a reservation. how will you transport it? Other important comments about working with the camp. (VERY IMPORTANT TO VERIFY DIRECTLY WITH THE CAMP DIRECTOR!!! Get the phone number of the camp and CALL or better yet. Visit the camp as soon as you can and talk with the Camp Director. no matter how frustrated you get! Camper selection is up to you. Or for the sex and relationship discussion. which you must sign for. Remember that all of this is worth it. the Ministry of Education decided to place a group of 15 or so high school boys from Moldova. At some camps you can obtain a discount. Girls in 12th form would be going off to university following the camp and would be unable to participate in follow up activities. if it rains. Take five minutes each night to evaluate how things went with the camp director. Its easier to conduct the essay tests while school is in session because that is the time when it s easiest to reach students. etc. Get the money and pay it off completely to reserve your camp as soon as you can. 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. its money and they should give it to you. You have to talk to the director and administrator about this in advance and get it all cleared. The camps in Roman also had some boy/girl issues requiring negotiation and delicate handling by the PCVs. what facilities you need and for how long you need it. Other sites. You can imagine the rapturous reaction of the boys when the 60 high school girls descended on the tabara. campers were selected based on several criteria. they werent happy. 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. What activities are available in the area.
I was asked if we hated men. Of course.) The letters sent to the wait list crew clearly stated a date by they would be contacted if space opened up. but who were recovering from very bad situations domestic violence. 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. Dont be surprised if youre asked as to what the questions are so the girls can prepare (which we refused to do. Be prepared to answer that phone day or night. It turned out to be a national broadcast and many parents saw it. sexual trafficking. delighting them immensely. The high achieving girls didnt need us quite as much as the other girls seemed to. You can hold information sessions first where the goals of the camp are presented and the basic rules given. (appendix. Parents were encouraged to come to the meeting so as to allay any fears as to what was going on.) The girls were graded on their ability to communicate. back home in the States. One camp did have this happen and the camper was sent home. Several girls told me later on their parents had made some comments about white slavery. And if the girl broke the rules. Read through the packing list and make sure the girls all understand why they need these items. deposits were required. We also had participants tell us at the end of the camp that they were glad that they hadnt been able to smoke. so dont underestimate the importance of chatting with the parents. (For the ªuncuiuº 2001. an environmental group) held a press conference about the camp. 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. the biggest thing we were looking for was potential. and their ideas. While the camps were free. I always explained that we didnt hate men (and pointed out the male counselors). its regarded as not important. Two other reporters came to the camp itself. Obviously. 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. A reporter from Antena 1 came to the camp. she forfeited her deposit. 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. 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. Press Conference Publicity is great and I highly encourage you to get some. and the camp was about better equipping Romanian girls with the skills and tools they needed for a changing future. This was not to penalize any girls but just to ensure a financial commitment on their part to attend. The girls will all agree with you that they felt freer to discuss things without boys around. A good idea would be to give the girls a one page description of the camp. 4. As its very rare for someone to drop out.1. For the ªuncuiuº camp (which was national). etc.) Three basic rules were emphasized over and over: no drinking. (Theyll still complain but at least you warned them. 3. if payment is a problem. At the meeting go over the basic schedule and hammer home that they will be very busy and free time will be pretty limited. Notification. you may end up sharing a campsite with boys. Make your rules about boys clear from the very beginning and things should work out. it was the longest they had gone without a cigarette in a long time. Essay contest. were part of that feminist rabble rousing crew and were teaching the girls to hate men also. to pay their deposits and to get all other information. Information session Essay contest Notification Meeting Information Session. For the ªuncuiuº 2001 camp we had a rule of no boys that was relaxed at the end. After a first cut girls were called in for interveiws and then the finalists were chosen. Meeting. only put 5 girls total on the list to not get their hopes up. We had about 15 reporters show up and got coverage on three TV stations and numerous newspapers.) Give them the pep talk of how much fun it will be and then go over logistics of where and when to meet.) Other camps handed out fluers with essay topics and times essays would be picked up. with a basic schedule . Give the parents a way to contact you if there are any problems a cell phone number is great. Several groups of girls that had traveled quite a distance chanced upon one article in a local shop. One camp went a completely different route and chose girls not only who were at-risk. Its a fact of life that the boys want to be around the girls and vice versa. Reporters will ask some interesting questions regarding the single sex nature of the camp. whereupon I pulled girls from each of the 10 sites and had them speak to the reporter. The essay (appendix) is a straightforward one on how the girls define leadership and the role of women in the 21st century. For the ªuncuiuº 2001 camp my office (CRSE.give a little warning/info on what to expect. it was waived but quietly and behind the scenes. no smoking and no drugs. after the obligatory phone call to the parents. The press loves to hear about different activities and this one is right up their alley. Boys Depending on where you are. by which point the girls were too busy and fo- 12 . A waitlist was then created in case anyone dropped out and letters sent out to all the girls regarding their status. If its free. 2. flyers were handed out and the information session pushed into the essay contest.
youre covered. pads. either. Better safe than sorry. 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. 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. USE THESE GIRLS! They will be ideal to help you work with the girls. no drinking. depending on who comes to your camp. stating that they are students and have them stamp it). deciding to only speak English in the room. Give them responsibility. This situation probably would have resolved itself had the camp been longer than three days. being highly individualistic.) But. The Roman 2001 camp devised a strategy that worked really well. Parental Consent The girls will be asked to fill out a consent form. The girls agreed. There are only two rules: no sex. When you budget for the girls to come. incredible enthusiasm and empathy. One 12 hour bus ride took 17 due to necessary frequent stops. understanding the longer range goals. leadership training. As the camp was short. Language The language of most camps is English. The girls proved to be a valuable resource in the execution of the camps and role models for the campers. The girls were not to go out in groups of less than three. campers who demonstrated exceptional leadership skills at the 2000 camps were invited to participate in a Mentor Training conference. necessary evil. At the Sovata 1999 camp. loved it and are delighted to be involved again. Be aware that menstruating girls might not shower or par- 13 . If you want to make out on the bench in the park. the basics will be the same busy schedule. etc. Then when human error steps in and you end up paying full fare. The girls must show their student ID with their student ticket on the train. Each of the girls was pulled from all the 2001 camps as having serious leadership potential. you can hold your camp in any language. Yet. The best part is that they already know the ropes . hate meetings. Counselor meetings Transportation A painful. you have to have them. many of these girls then were junior counselors. so we had no problems. And. (Hungarian). pulled them aside and asked them to participate more. Medical At a public camp there should be a camp nurse but dont expect too much from them. Try to involve them early and actually give them some co-leadership assignments leading a session or two with another counselor. great. One camp in the summer of 2001 was conducted entirely in Romanian. If youre really organized. To get this. (See appendix for English/Romanian template forms). you are responsible for that girl. the advice of the day is to pretend they dont have the discount.even if your camp has entirely different emphasis. For the 2001 summer camps. MUST have their student books. At the Girda 2001 camp. great.. listing their parents names and contact information. Even without the typical American fear of liability. only speaking Hungarian. Bring extra tampons. Many of the girls are not used to traveling very long distances. so make sure her parents/guardians agree to let her come.. Be very vigilant without a signed form. Junior counselors One challenge of Camp GLOW is to build sustainability and eventually transfer coordination of the camps to HCNs. You may run into the Hungarian/Romanian issue. The girls love it as they get to practice their English with native speakers (Americans) or good speakers (HCNs. you have a way to reach them quickly. Americans. 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. Contact a local doctor prior to the camp and see if he/she can be on call. They told the girls If you want to fall in love. Check in with GAD for a list of available girls. The counselors stayed out of the situation and the girls resolved it themselves. Each night pull everyone together for a little while and discuss what happened that day and the plans for the next day. making the Romanian girls feel excluded. Other camps had more serious problems so be aware of whats going on.cused to get too distracted. several Hungarian girls stuck together like glue. Girls from the 2001 camps have also now been chosen to receive further training and will be available as junior counselors for your camps. MUST. if something happens at the camp. If you are traveling to camp on a bus keep an eye out for bus sickness.). Theyve already done a camp. one of the HCN counselors. Involve them early in planning the camp. Have them come up with own presentations/sessions or give some to them. you MUST. Starting in January 2001. but separately. the girl can not go. several girls persisted at first in speaking Hungarian in one room.
Provide healthy snacks like fruit if you can. Make sure the girls know that you are there for them and keep them busy. Homesickness will be a factor. food and souvenirs. with many developing illnesses they blamed on lack of soup. Give them some free time. Romanians are not used to such a full camp schedule. 14 . Be sure to give them time to buy drinks. A medical emergency plan should be in place before camp starts because you never know what might come up.ticipate in sports. In Roman 2001 the girls insisted on hot soup every day. Bring extra bug spray and sun block. Food If you dont have a facility at your camp for cooking. get an HCN to help you make your menu and then get a few second opinions. or if you choose not to use it.
Campers were requested to wear their nametags at all times so that we could call them by their names rather than. we took large sheets of white paper. One of our goals was to have girls meet girls from other regions recognizing that everyone is the same. Rules and Discipline One counselor was in charge of major discipline offenses. the talent show on the last night had each room presenting their talent as a room.). (ªuncuiuº 2001 used colored index cards. 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. on the third day of the camp. but every counselor was on duty as far as maintaining order at camp. name and their discussion group sticker on it. 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. In the evening there were several activities that encouraged bonding of the cabin groups (cabin cheer. (Note: its a good idea each night for the counselors to read the wall and change any negative comments into positive ones. Affirmation Wall GOAL: fun and positive reinforcement What? When? Who? How? In the hallway of our dorm. We did not allow girls to switch rooms. We divided it up into puzzle shaped pieces and had each camper write her name on a piece. Messages could be written anonymously or signed. made the counselors put up a sheet for themselves. come here!. We told the campers that this affirmation wall was a way to express positive things we thought of others at the camp. 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. Only positive messages were allowed. Counselors were also asked to do the same thing. 15 . Posting the Schedule Each night the schedule was finalized by the counselors in their early nightly meeting and posted. These discussion groups also met in the afternoons and went through the team-building exercises together.) 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. These groups were different from the cabin groups. Name Tags Discussion Groups One of the main ways that we divided the girls up was into small discussion groups. If the girls missed hearing an important announcement.) 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. We ended the morning announcements with a quote read by a counselor or a camper. This proved very successful as the team-building activities followed up on themes that were discussed in the morning.) 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. HEY YOU! Girl in the blue shirt. For the ªuncuiuº 2001 camp. 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. 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. but it proved to be very successful by the end of the camp. and the campers signed until their hearts content. And it gave us flexibility to change the schedule if we had to. We put 5 or so girls from different communities into groups. safety pins and string. This also helped us to encourage the girls to be responsible for being on time. etc. Other announcements were made at this time by counselors and campers. A list of quotes is provided in the Appendix. and they were responsible for checking the schedule. these groups can be used as chore teams or meal groups (if you have to eat in shifts. This was not very popular at first as many of the girls had bonded on the trip and wanted to stay together. Morning Announcements and Quote Each morning prizes were given out for the winning room(s) that were asleep at Lights Out. This really wasnt much of an issue because the girls developed the rules themselves for the camp and they were very eager. We left a package of markers out near the wall. as we wanted them to get to know as many people as possible. As soon as they got off the bus/train they were given a nametag that had their room number. Also. it was written down and placed on the schedule.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.
The campers rules were comprehensive and stricter than ours. That counselor checked to make sure the girls were in their rooms and quiet at Lights Out. Prizes Prior to the camp. pens. and put them into a huge ponga. One room won an extra prize for going from worst to best. This worked unbelievably well! The 1999 Sovata camp had butterfly hair clips sent from America which were very popular. Get a plain template and just put the dates of your camp on it. you can fill them in. etc. Tips At the end of the ªuncuiuº 2001 camp. be on time. (Note: This was not exactly the case at the ªuncuiuº camp. the rules were posted on the wall so they were accessible to every camper. I gave out prizes the first hour to a group of 5 girls who were all speaking English without prodding. wild colored post-it notes. Your budget is going to be different based on what you do. So we went with outright bribery. Then. I could have asked for the moon at that point and they would have given it to me. bats. the counselor on duty the night before made a presentation (discussed above) and gave out prizes. I gave each of the wonderful women in the kitchen as well as the sweetheart that cleaned the tabara 100. Each morning.000 lei stores also. Budgeting To do any camp you need money. Other counselors could give out prizes for various pieces. It was clear to me this had not happened before. 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. 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. The three main rules: no drinking. two counselors led a brainstorming discussion on camp rules. as counselors. we added our rules if they were not already mentioned and had a discussion about them. Bribery? Perhaps. 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. whos the cutest counselor? And so on. stationery sets. attend all sessions. Anything will work but it should be small and inexpensive. and so did we. but the girls got their sleep. They were so thrilled that their work had been appreciated. For the ªuncuiuº 2001 camp. 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. Stuff from America is great but you can ace out at those 6. Be prepared to have enough prizes to give each girl 2-3. after announcements. 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. Finally. Leftover prizes at the ªuncuiuº 2001 camp were given out by two counselors asking trick questions: whos the best counselor. Then as you figure out what the girls really like to be called. A budget is an absolute must.000 lei. no smoking. Each counselor signed every one and counselors randomly gave them out at the very end of camp. where you go and how many people are in- 16 . several counselors came up with an ingenious creative way to fill them out. In the appendix are budgets from several camps to give you some suggestions. etc. 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.Rule Development Exercise As an entire group. Never underestimate the value of appreciation. Certificates The girls adore certificates and they dont have to be fancy. The girls wanted no rules and so we were forced to pull rules out of them respect for others. They took all the colored markers and systematically drew different borders all over.) Clean Up This jobs importance was at the end of the camp. giving a prize to the room(s) that were quiet with lights out when we said lights out. when the campers were finished. etc. By the end of the camp everyone had won prizes and every room had won something. 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. 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. when we had to clean up and leave. we collected lots of little things as prizes hair clips.
Letters to themselves: youll need paper. A common practice GLOW camp activity is to have the girls tye dye t shirts. And again beware of the student discount . they may need bag lunches or dinners. All of the major sessions require handouts of some kind. Photos. which by the time it arrives is only worth 1. For the Girda 2001 camp. Each counselor or a pair of counselors developed their lesson plans. Your camp may provide that but itll cost you Snacks are a must. A group photo for each of the girls in their tye dyed t shirts is a great reminder of the camp. Check out your local 6. whatever you choose. pick and choose which sessions you want to do. Theyre broken into Morning. A community based camp will be much cheaper than a large national camp.and the propensity for human nature to forget the student books. there is a stigma attached to this because of forced volunteering during Communism. inexpensive items such as hair clips. If theyre going back a long ways. Just remember when budgeting try to think of all possible costs. Use this time to explore the necessity and benefits of community service for all involved. Costs of developing varies from town to town. Team teaching works really well.food always disappears faster than you think it will. we ran out of time and some we had too much time. You can go fancy or simple. Sessions in general work really well as guided discussion groups. The counselors manual had extra stuff in it such as directions on how to do the sessions. You can have girls bring their own plain white t shirts or provide them for consistency. Fascinating look at what each camper values. etc. Some are taken from the book Choices. many camps provide girls with basic notebooks and pens for journalling. If the girls are coming from far away. especially if a proposal asked for 2 million lei. This places an emphasis on keeping a separate journal. 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. encourage the girls to drink lots and lots of water and be prepared for that. Community Service. healthy snacks are important. DO Put in a miscellaneous category to give you just a little leeway on forgotten items. Transportation is a big issue. The development of a community service project is also a possibility here. including songs for the campfire. however. The lesson plans for these sessions are included in this section and handouts can be found in the Appendix. Water jugs at mealtimes. Things sent from the States are eagerly grabbed up. 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. some sessions may run longer than others. if its all planned well in advance. If youre preaching good nutrition. so be prepared to give them a lot of time for this. Keep in mind. especially if you lay out the ground rules for discussion before you start and stick to them. 17 . while others (Goal Setting and Community Service) are creations of the PCVs who led those sessions at GLOW 99. Help the campers explore their own goals and develop plans for achieving them. etc. Take this time to introduce the idea as well as explain that there are many different types of leaders Self Esteem/Values. The fluctuation of the lei can have a big impact on your budget. T shirts. 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$. An interesting way to get participants to talk about emotions and how to work with them. Journals. Granola bars. Emotion Control: O Henry. Unfortunately. etc are great. For several sessions at ªuncuiº 2001. Note: the survey the girls have to fill out is very long and then they have to do the math. To encourage journalling. pens. Or develop more and share with everyone! Heres a quick list of a variety of activities. candles.000 lei stores. Participants get to build a bridge with information over the sea of problems. 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.5 million lei. fruit. This worked out really well as everyone had the same materials. Train prices change periodically so anticipate a 25% increase. Afternoon and Evening but you can call them whatever you like! And remember. Leadership: Leadership is a relatively new idea in Romania. Not just male/female but ethnic/religious/class ones should be approached. remember they may need meals along the way. Stereotypes/Attitudes. Prizes (or bribes?) Go with small.volved. Always plan for 50% more than you think you need . you can make them whatever length or importance you want or need. It will only work. Morning Sessions Each morning began with morning announcements and then the major (morning) session. This item can add up quickly with handouts for various sessions. Bridge Skills: from the Life Skills Manual. Photocopies. Plan for a snack in the morning and one in the afternoon it keeps up the energy levels. Water. envelopes and stamps Activities Each camp is very different so pick and based on your goals.
Gender Roles: A very GLOWy topic.where you write from your stream of consciousness. the dyed t-shirts gave a feeling of belonging and reinforced the teambuilding. just write I dont know what to write over and over until another idea appears. shoulders and ll muscles of the face.ro. you can move it to a different day. domestic abuse. The girls enjoyed the very hands on experience.and how easy it is to make. Another note: if you plan a major session after a long physical day. Discuss safe methods of quitting. 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. For the session. markers. then throat. it seems important to explain why this rule was set up. A time to explore the traditional and changing roles of women in Romania. It is highly possible that girls who come to camp may already be somewhat addicted to cigarettes. starting with the most important: breathing. Then ask for volunteers to guess what they think each number has to do with smoking. Nutrition: Young women all around the world have self image issues which often translates to eating disorders. especially to get them in the spirit of writing. Journal Writing: Hold a journal writing session and then set aside time each day for the girls to reflect on their experience and thoughts. Back is STRAIGHT. Friendship Bracelets. Or if sun is a necessity. Body Image/Advertising. Consider inviting a local woman doctor.outwardbound. Smoking. A very fun activity that the girls loved. rape. is important in deciding if we are affected negatively/positively if at all. It was a powerful session as it really showed how each of us is influenced by the media and magazines.. then chest. 4300. 2) Get rooted: sit comfortable. stamps. office@outwardbound. Stress moderation and educate about the social and physical problems that alcohol abuse causes. Provide an adult role model that doesnt smoke preferably from the local culture to explain why they chose not to do so. beginning with I think I feel. 065-210-905. Tie Dying: A messy but simple way to make Camp Glow T shirts. 3) inhale: begin at point of origin. (Show us your best Moulin Rouge imitation. etc. wherein the girls are given a specific topic or quote to think about is also useful. The latter is obvious.ro) . push down into belly. It was great because realizing the power of the images we see daily in advertising etc.) Team Building. Most American girls went through some bracelet making phase. arms. bl 2. ISBN 1-57054-053-5. Drinking is also at their age. walk together and laugh together. 1) identify diaphragm: behind your belly-button.both specializing in physical activities that develop team building skills. Emphasize to the girls that this is confidential and private and they can write in any language they want. stomach and legs relaced. Afternoon Activities These were generally a mix of different activities. Try to choose activities that can go on. Then they have to find something or do something. as this may be the goal of some of the girls who chose to come to camp.) Focused Writing. creative. the importance of exercise and rest. the counselors will have to be incredibly energetic and patient. arrange to do it early in the camp so if it rains. An interesting activity that shows girls the life cycle of paper . I want (10 minutes each. Check out the book Friendship Bracelets by Laura Torres.) The key to this is to tie the girls together in a group so theyre forced to work together. This session was designed by two PCVs. Paper Making. ap 4. community.freewriting . If you have trouble thinking of how to begin. scB. rain or shine. www. teambuilding etc. start by reading aloud a journal writing concept . This is an appropriate time to bring up sexual harassment. The campers really enjoyed this aspect of the camp. From there move on to other exercises. 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. There are lots of books on patterns if none of the counselors remember how to do this. bring legs to chest. Relax neck muscles. This is an activity that can incorporate many themes environment.) Definitely a success. Be prepared to have a lot of string/floss. Hold for 5. The point is to write. Fill belly with air. drinking and drugs. stickers. Targu Mures. CA. 066-122-177) or Outward Bound Romania (Piata Trandafilior 55. glitter and then cover the books with clear plastic to protect them. nor aware of grammar or spelling. Miercurea Ciuc. Yoga. then use diaphragm to push belly button towards your lower back. (appendix) interactively educate on the health threats of smoking by writing only the numbers associated with the facts on a flip chart. Repeat. The girls discussed how/why portrayals in the media shouldnt affect self esteem negatively. (Jumping jacks are a real winner to watch. Give them newspaper clippings. Klutz Publishing. seeing the number of bracelets made during the whole camp and given as gifts. but more acceptable in the culture at a younger age. One idea that works really well is to have the girls solve riddles or clues to find the next clue. as it is illegal. Next exercise: 1) lie on back. hug knees an try to relax spine as much as possible. psychologist or sociologist to talk about this. (Think of about 1 meter per color per bracelet and go from there. 4) Exhale: reverse the action. just writing non stop for 10 minutes. Scavenger Hunt: Be creative. We all did very easy techniques. legs crossed. This is a good one to do at the beginning of the camp. Explain that the rule seemed important to prevent girls who hadnt smoked before to begin at this leadership camp. powerful thoughts underneath. 4100 Harghita. Palo Alto. Many camps have enlisted the assistance of Mike from the Haerbek Foundation (Str Salciei. For camps with a strict rule forbidding smoking. to empty the garbage from your mind to get to the real. Using the information sheet. This must be included in future GLOW camps. Explain what a proper diet is. your point of origin. Heres a chance to share that with the campers. Journal Decorating: Using notebooks have the girls decorate their own journal for use during the camp. 18 .
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. At the end of the week go through the questions and have an open talk about sex. coasters. is to have a GLOW counselor lead the hike whos already done it before. A counselor slowly lights their own candle and then lights one of the campers candles. and give each room a bunch of stuff and have them create a door that reflects them.slowly move head from side to side. Leaders should be prepared to begin the sharing to allow the girls time to think and to get things going. It was good to show to the girls how they can express emotions through movement and dance. Theyll have some of their own to share. to show alternative ways of dancing. The girls will all want to sunbathe or swim in local watering holes. (Put butcher paper on the door first!) Watch them go. go for it. Then at the campfire that night. country line dancing. That camper then lights that of the girl next to her and it slowly goes around the circle until everyone has a lit candle. It can be an embarrassing story. then left. we burned those notes symbolically declaring limits that we impose on ourselves but that we can overcome. At ªuncuiuº 2001 we had two counselors lead the girls in different modern dance styles including an African dance. In the appendix are song sheets for some popular American tunes. Then a sharing time is begun. Dance: the girls need such a session. Afterwards it was open dance! Night Hike: No flashlights allowed! Begin around dusk. If you can have smores. It is best in a patch of woods that has been investigated previously. A major highlight of the camp. 3) Repeat. then slowly lower both head and knees simultaneously. asks for the candle. The girls LOVE campfires. 1) simply roll neck slowly and gently beginning to the right three times. She asks a question. based on experience. Next exercise: Neck roll. This went over really well! At the Sovata 1999 and ªuncuiuº 2001 camps. song. (2 versions in the appendix. A leader starts out in the center of a large circle with no open space (like in musical chairs). Emphasize fun and teamwork and de emphasize competition.) 19 . Candle ceremony. yoga. to the crew (no individuals). who wishes to speak. The hike should end in a clearing. Bring the girls to an open field. going in a camp without having parties or some replacement for parties must be very hard to accept by teenagers. When everyone has had a chance to share. Youll have campers ready to tackle Mt. trust hike. and so on. A recommendation. When the leader encounters an obstacle. a favorite activity or something ordinary. If you have counselors who know something in particular. counselors also participated in this show. We told them early on about the talent show to let them come up with ideas on what to present. If you can offer swimming lessons. etc. Lie flat. Its a great first night bonding activity and youll be thrilled and amazed at how creative the girls are. Dance is very popular any kind. etc. beginning with the words Have you ever and ending with something she has done. 2) make sure shoulders are relaxed. wrapping paper. Find some more and share with the girls. (Note: try to discourage counselors from adding their own questions or questions they think the girls should have asked. Day Hike. Have the girls link arms with someone that they hadnt talked to before.anything! Campfire. have them teach it. 2) bring head up to knees. (Note: not a competition!) Talent Show: Let the girls showcase their talents. The girls are invited to sit in a circle and a candle is lit. Sex and Relationships talk. This will provide a good base for discussion and journal writing. but alternate legs. Everyone should join hands in the circle and the leader should begin the night. I cant funeral. Whoever has done that thing must run to find a new spot on the circle. during the daytime.) Swimming. go for it the girls absolutely adore them. This can turn into a very emotional experience. The person. Gather decorating materials ribbons. . To encourage bonding and full participation ask each room to present a skit. Before the campfire. making sure to emphasize keeping the group together. Have them make a poster and develop a team cheer. such as a ditch or log. Play until it is dark. she whispers it to the next girl and it is passed down the line. something silly. it can be a directed sharing or an open one. The leader looks for an opening and someone else is left standing in the center of the circle. hand in hand in a long line. not both. Play Have you ever? with them. square dancing. who asks the next question. disco. This was a major hit. the candle is extinguished and the walk back to camp. pictures. All the girls stand in a circle with a candle. A session of stretching before starting off is a very good idea. Everest and campers exhausted before they leave the driveway of the camp. GLOW Olympics: Divide the girls into teams and have them compete in different games. Every girl has questions about sex. Movie Night: Rent a thought provoking movie in English and gather the girls for a slumber party. 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. Depending on the issues of the camp or within the group. Evening Activities These can be very diverse. Be sure to bring a medical kit and have every counselor/camper bring a water bottle. 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 dinner that night we asked the girls to write something down they thought they couldnt do. Teach salsa.
We explained that even if you never ever planned to use a condom. Prices go up. from condom use to virginity and masturbation. Hey.At the ªuncuiuº 2001 and Girda 2001 camps. emphasize to them that they are doing something totally different completely unlike other camps. we asked the male counselors to leave. for example. It can be a very powerful session and the girls will talk about it for quite a while. however for those demonstrating. As counselors you want to share so much. Its all worth it! 20 . getting there can be a trial. The girls will get overwhelmed. getting the condom off the banana is not quite as easy as it looks. keep in mind by the end of the week. You need to give them some. we began with a discussion on HIV/AIDS.) We stated upfront that this was entirely voluntary and if anyone felt uncomfortable they did not have to do this. giving the girls several hours of down time. We broke up the girls into small groups and each girl rolled that condom onto the banana. (At the ªuncuiuº 2001 camp. Then each girl was handed a banana and a condom while two counselors described and demonstrated how to put it on. theyll have adjusted and will be begging for more. if you end up with leftover money. It always costs more than you think to do things. have a pizza party for the girls. The condom on the banana is a great teaching tool note. It was a great opportunity to talk about sex and using condoms. male and female. Practice first Ai Grijã For the girls who come to the camp. against them. freak about it and scream for free time. We were very straightforward in not advocating sex at all pushing the wait until youre ready line. For this section. Yet. Plan for that and keep a contingency fund. (appendix.) This let the girls know that men and women can be open about sex and answer questions honestly. the male counselors came back and we started answering questions from the box. BUT. plan an hour and a half for lunch. (Earlier that evening we had gone through all the questions and pre-assigned the notes to individual counselors. And the sex talk was great. cramming a lot into a short time. It covered a wide range of topics. its a good idea to see how easy they are to use. And even if anyone has issues. its still good to be able to help out your friends. Complaints were then heard about being bored ce sã facem?) Money. we dropped a session and increased the time for the hike. So. religious or otherwise. That easily segued into a discussion on how to say no to sex (appendix). something unexpected happens. 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. (This is always a good answer as girls are always wanting to help out their friends. The girls were pretty well informed on how to get it and what it all means. keep your balance.) This section was a big hit. After this. especially since girls usually dont have the opportunity to discuss sex in such an open and straightforward way. The girls all laughed and joked and felt secure about asking questions.
throughout Romania. will direct activities in caving. CRSE ecotourism project coordinator. Our Big Sea Constanþa. 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. assertiveness. hiking and kayaking. historical and cultural patrimony of the area. Emil Racoviþã Speleological Institute. environmental education and outdoor sporting. (Regional Center for Ecological Survey) is a thriving environmental organization in the northwest corner of Romania. or vandalizing caves of anything of value including rare crystals and rocks. investment in skiing opportunities and facilities (REDIS OF) partner with Bihor County Council During Communism. Parks for Youth: Ecological Guard. the residents have resorted to short term solutions such as massive clearcutting in national forests. it is a federation formed in 1995 with a primary focus to protect and conserve the Apuseni Mountains. Bihor. This camp will benefit some 60 girls through a week of leadership training. LIFE. The overall goal of this camp is to develop stronger leadership and English-language skills. With over 60 organizations from environmental education to caving. 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. the Bihor County Council and the Romanian Ministry for Water. 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. Now. networking. empowering participants for fuller participation in their society. One major project. 2001 A. As a result. 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. massive layoffs left residents with few sources of income. PCV. a childrens education project for recycling and numerous caving excursions.Appendix SPA Grant Application Submitted by Janet Hughes. This camp will serve as a demonstration and trial run for a new long-term project of CRSE: ecotourism and environmental education. 21 . He and other HCN trainers will participate in leadership training activities such as self-esteem. CRSE is developing an ecotourism business. Earth Day. devastating the small communities that surrounded them. Env. generating monies to continue to conserve and protect the natural resources of the region. it will become a revenue source for CRSE. Transylvania Ecological Club and the Neamt Ecoforest Association Regional Economic Development. Several major plants have closed in this region. Forests and Environmental Protection Parks for Life. with CRSE (Regional Center for Ecological Survey) Oradea. B. Participants will be selected on the basis of an essay contest and will attend the camp for free. Instruction and Formation: training citizens to detect environmental problems and report them to the EPA. 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. rock climbing. Reconciliation with Nature: youth environmental education programs Inter-regional observatory for diagnosis and action in the Apuseni Mountain territories partner with Alba. factories are being shut down right and left. STATEMENT OF NEED CRSE. As their farms had long been taken away. Other projects supported by CRSE include an eco-tourism business. essentially cross training the trainers in additional activities. funded by the European Union. generate income using local existing resources and increase values on traditional. conflict resolution. This camp will be open to young women in ninth through eleventh grade. Paul Iacobas. as time progresses. The project has a strong educational character. România January 31. To dovetail with the LIFE project. as the nation moves from a command to a market economy. It will support community development to stimulate the local production. decision-making. Other successful projects include: LIFE Project Combined Actions for Protection and Natural Patrimonial Development of the Apuseni Mountains partner with Romanian Speleological Federation. A small business designed to be an offshoot of CRSE and. as it proposes new solutions for supporting social and economical development through sustainable use of natural and traditional cultural heritage. Headquartered in Oradea. and goal setting.
By bringing in girls from all across Romania. Focusing only on girls will remove the competing for boys attention factor. C. aspirations and struggles to achieve their success. (February March 2001) (PPCV) c.The main goal is to preserve the natural heritage through ecologically based tourism in ªuncuiuº. the girls will go caving. Solicit comments and advice from prior leaders of camps (JH. who will also participate in the leadership and creative activities. highlights the challenges faced by women. Rotary Clubs. rock climbing. Write and distribute friends and family fundraising letter to all participating PCVs. as well as teaching them to appreciate and understand their natural patrimony. For the other HCN trainers. Paul Iacobas = PI. travel agency owner. Our hope is that each of these persons will affect a larger circle of friends and family. The situation is further complicated by a shaky economic situation throughout the country. Other funding sources: women oriented foundations. will benefit these girls as well as the outward ripple effect throughout the community. giving the girls free rein to express themselves in a safe atmosphere. Ariºeni. PI) d. intelligence and ambitions. KS) a. women lack representation in many aspects of national and regional government. KS) 22 . to enable the project coordinator to do a test run of an outside group (foreigners) with very different expectations of a camp. Doctors receive minimal education in womens health issues. Kelly Sweeney = KS. they state According to the Romanian Society for Feminist Analyses. (February April 2001) (JH. Begin reading previous camp materials. an international language. KS. we will emphasize the participants opportunities to educate and support their female friends and relatives. (Vol 2. will discuss their goals. Providing them with leadership training and outdoor education will give them greater awareness of their own strengths and weaknesses. a mixture of men and women. 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. Paul will be assisted in the outdoor sporting activities by other HCN. As part of the broadening efforts. PI) c. D. Change can only happen from within. project coordinator for the eco-tourism project. Trafficking of women. The first is to provide a training ground for the CRSE Eco-tourism project. from small villages and large cities. domestic violence and sexual harassment are regarded as a womans fault. where women are regarded primarily as mothers and wives. most Romanian women remain faithful to their household because this is the only place where they are important and listened to. women may be even scared by the new competitive criteria of the labor market. etc. Overcoming these obstacles can only happen by empowering the young women of Romania to demand full participation and leadership. Nudging and prodding from the European Community helps. women business leaders (doctor. KS) b. Chiºcãu. Determine goals of camp (CRSE eco-tourism project. to include some 60 girls. PCV Env. etc. SPA grant (January 2001) (JH) b. from ethnic Hungarian enclaves to ethnic Romanian strongholds. prostitution. Some 63% of men and women consider household tasks to be primarily the responsibility of women. This camp. creating a network of friendship and support for these girls for the future. As the eco-tourism business begins to grow and expand. GOALS AND OBJECTIVES There are two long-term goals for providing this camp. shaped as future mothers of the nation under Communism. Peace Corps Partnership Grant (January 2001) (JH) e. PROJECT DESIGN & ACTION PLAN Note: Janet Hughes = JH. it will expose them to additional training techniques and philosophies. From a tabara in ªuncuiuº. and Paul Iacobaº. This will show that role models exist for these girls. Romanian Ministry of Youth and Sports (April 2001) (KS. assigned to less powerful positions in society. will emphasize exploration and appreciation of the Apuseni Mountains. with just under 80% believe that women have to follow the male lead. Have them send out letters. In an article of the Central Europe Review. A GLOW camp that stresses leadership training for girls. 2001) (January 2001) (PI) Investigate funding sources and begin application process (January April 2001) (JH) a. leadership development of girls) (JH. and enforcement is almost nonexistent. creativity. 13 November 2000) regarding the status of Romanian women. bank director. microcredit enterprise organization director. Strict gender roles are strongly enforced by most families and the majority of Romanian society. CRSE will be able to pull from a wider set of training materials in several languages. Vadu Criºului. This camp will be conducted entirely in English. Gîrda and Padiº. and sexuality remains a taboo topic in both schools and families. but the bottom line is that Romanian women must learn how to reach out for the choices and opportunities that await them. Raised in a patriarchal culture. The second long-term goal is broadening the horizons of some 60 girls from around Romania. No 39. hiking and canoeing. A GLOW camp for girls fits squarely within this project and CRSEs goals. 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. Few laws protect women from domestic violence or sexual harassment. we will focus on team building and cooperation. Participating Peace Corps Volunteers = PPCV) Announce GLOW camp and invite PCV volunteers from around the country to participate (January-February 2001) (JH. Romania remains a patriarchal society. ) in a panel discussion. This camp will be managed by Janet Hughes. A recent poll on gender issues by the Open Society Foundation in August 2000. Throughout the week. For Paul Iacobas. as well as other women in their community. Friends and family.
We will also bring with us a medical kit from Peace Corps with extra painkiller pills (aspirin) as well as bandages to handle scrapes. b. objectives and camper selection process. Collect deposit money Hold Camp (July 2001) Post-camp: follow-up. ªuncuiuº is not the worlds easiest place to get in and out of.) Lodging and meals will be covered by grants from other funders (PCPP. It is an hour and a half outside of Oradea. Their enthusiasm and commitment to the project will be contagious. Determine camper selection process essay on leadership. caving. icebreakers. Formally invite formally women business leaders from Oradea for two separate panel discussions. from their site to Oradea and then from Oradea to ªuncuiuº by personal trains. July 9. PI) a. obtain feedback. lights out Day 3: Tuesday. July 8. will be covered partially by CRSE and partially by the SPA grant. July 10. logistics. Equipment for outdoor training will be covered by partially by CRSE and partially by other funders. 2001 Breakfast Morning session: teambuilding or creative activities(tie dying. Currently preliminary acceptance has come from a doctor and the executive director of a womens microcredit enterprise organization. Split into teambuilding activities Lunch Afternoon session: Split into outdoor activities: hiking. Alternative activities will be planned for days where weather will not permit activities such as rock climbing. JH) c. leading activities such as tie dying. This assessment will serve as a useful guide for future projects conducted by CRSE and the ecotourism team. Already. journals. his suggestions have been incorporated into the plans. or journal writing. We will have a nurse either on-call or actually at camp to deal with potential injuries and problems. any cancellations will be filled by campers on the waiting list. while others will travel by bus or personal trains. (PI) b. Hold informational meetings. nuts and bolts. 2001 Breakfast Morning session: Introduction. through his training with the Romanian and International Scouting organizations. Dinner Leadership training session Quiet time. (KS) Select Campers (May 2001) (PPCV) a. (Some campers may be arriving via 2nd class sleeping cars from Galati and the Black Sea coast. outdoor training costs for caving. PI. Determine size of outdoor activity groups. lights out Arrivals at ªuncuiuº. A key coordination issue will be the arrival and departure of all campers. etc. Participating Peace Corps Volunteers (some 10 in all) will publicize and coordinate the essay contest for potential campers and. 2001 Tentative Schedule for camp ing. This group will develop the schedule. schedule. or sex education. Organizational facilities will be provided by the CRSE office in Oradea.) Lunch Afternoon session: outdoor activities: hiking. etc. Potential challenges: We are strenuously trying to avoid all possible disasters at the camp. Supply Lists ( March-April 2001) (JH. etc.000 lei per camper and counselors. Up until the last moment. To the greatest extent possible. Post-camp assessment and feedback will be performed by the management team. They will hold informational meetings and collect the deposit monies. rejection and wait list. etc. exploring caving or scaling cliffs through rock climbing. Paul Iacobaº and other HCNs involved in the project will be given full responsibility. choose the campers to attend the camp. lights out Day 2: Monday. cav- 23 . Dinner icebreakers. Activities such as rock climbing and caving require small groups and are equipment intensive. October 2001) (JH. Hold essay contest in each town and select campers. rules Quiet time. Plan B activities will be provided for those individuals who refuse to join scheduled activities. Send out formal letters of acceptance. rock climbing. Each volunteer will be assigned specific responsibilities including bed and room checks. Training materials will be provided by the PC Women in Development Committee and the Scouts International. Dinner Leadership training session Quiet time. The operational and management team will consist of Kelly Sweeney (PCV) along with Janet Hughes and Paul Iacobas. c. We will be trying to make arrangements to get the campers either into Cluj or Oradea for the best connections. Day 1: Sunday. review of previous evenings logistics. etc. Paul and his team will hold complete responsibility for outdoor activities such as leading hikes. Develop Schedule. PPCV) Janet Hughes (PCV) and Paul Iacobas (CRSE) will serve as the primary project managers of the GLOW camp. friends and family). assessment (July August 2001. their participation will be integral to the success of the project. using criteria established by the management team. KS. while other supplies will be covered by other donors. (PI. with the assistance of participating Peace Corps Volunteers. Lunch Afternoon session: Introductions. Camper Selection Process. Transport will be via CFR (paid by SPA funding) at an average of 190. KS. At the camp.
lights out Day 7: Saturday. while letters to friends and family are projected to be sent out will be sent out in late February and early March.160. friends and family. film and developing. transportation for business leaders panel. Evaluation We have planned several different evaluations of the camp. detailing the activities of the camp and its success or failure.. each evening the management team and all training staff will meet to review the activities of the day. lights out Day 5: Thursday. such as Rotary Clubs. July 14. etc. will work together in order to insure the timeline is being followed and to make alterations to the schedule if needed. journals. MONITORING AND EVALUATION Monitoring To monitor the planning of the camp. expenses of additional HCN volunteers as well as Paul Iacobass salary. 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. Paul Iacobas and his staff will be asked to write a report. COST BREAKDOWN/BUDGET Other sources will cover HCN Outdoor Trainers. transportation for campers and PCVs. July 13. outdoor activities equipment rental including: kayaks. some $600 has already been raised through Friends and Family.028.00 $414. etc. July 11. During the camp. Nurse. Input and advice will be solicited from other PCVs who have successfully organized such camps. 2001 Breakfast Morning session: Outdoor activities Lunch Afternoon session: Leadership training activities Dinner Creative activities Quiet time. printing costs. telephone.15 $74. the management team of Janet Hughes. presentation supplies.77 To date. lights out Day 6: Friday. use of facilities and meals for one week.38 $120. printing and copying and miscellaneous. coveralls. Sources of Funding Summary: Peace Corps SPA Peace Corps Partnership Program Other Donors Friends and Family CRSE HCNs PCVs Total Budget: $1. 2001 Breakfast Morning session: creative activities Lunch Afternoon session: outdoor activities: Dinner Leadership training Talent Show Quiet time. and foundations. Kelly Sweeney (PCV) and Paul Iacobas.00 $3..65 $866. HCN volunteers. 24 . activities supplies.505. Proposals to various foundations will be sent out in late February.50 $7. Attached is a full budget with breakdowns for the project.495.Day 4: Wednesday. 2001 Breakfast Morning session: teambuilding Lunch Afternoon session: outdoor activities Dinner Leadership training session Bonfire Quiet time.00 $1. lamps. (PCV). F.00 $783. equipment and supplies. July 12. harnesses.62 $190.00 E. office space.62 $247. The Peace Corps Partnership Proposal will be sent for approval to the PC Romania office in early February. T-shirts. preparation costs such as. 2001 Breakfast Closing session: wrap-up Departure The budget for the GLOW camp will be supplemented by donations from the Peace Corps Partnership Program. and other funders. CRSE will donate meeting and organizational space. For our goal of using the camp as a trial run for the eco-tourism project.85 $665.
each girl will be asked again to write a letter to herself about how those expectations were met. each girl will be asked her expectations of the camp essentially to write a letter to herself. These letters will be discussed and collected. Ecotourism project flyer. we will handle evaluations in two different areas: camp operations and personal development. ADDENDA CRSE brochure. At the wrap-up session. This form will be compiled and distributed to all participants.highlighting projects that worked and noting those that didnt. At the beginning of the camp. For each camper. On the final day of the camp. both letters will be sent to each participant with an evaluation to see how they now feel about their experience. particularly in terms of the community service commitment. Paul will be responsible for a final evaluation of the operations of the camp. each girl will be asked to fill out an evaluation form. G. 25 . Follow-ups will be held by each PCV. campers and trainers. After six months.
26 . Project Objectives The following are the objectives for Camp GLOW: To allow young women to discuss themselves. relationships. I am seeking support for an English-language. Community Need As an English teacher at one of the local high schools. and domestic violence. Outdoors. The camp will last for one week. 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. entitled Girls Leading Our World (GLOW). improved English-language skills will help to prepare the participants for opportunities in business and leadership. To emphasize the opportunities for and importance of community service. I have had several female students share stories of domestic violence in their families and the families of their friends. in a nearby village. Topics will include gender role stereotypes. encouraging atmosphere. Targu Mures Chris Grove 4300 Targu Mures Aleea Cornisa Bl. Targu Mures has been a center of ethnic conflict in Romania between the Romanian and Hungarian communities. Doctors receive minimal education in womens health issues. According to the Romanian Society for Feminist Analyses. the camp will bring together girls from different high schools. Thus. NW Washington. experiential education and artistic activities will complement these. in conjunction with guest presenters from the community. The overall goal of this camp is to develop stronger leadership and English-language skills in the participants. Five Peace Corps volunteers and four local women will facilitate the camp. In the context of various lessons surrounding International Womens Day. 2000 Dear Member of the Peace Corps Partnership Program. conflict resolution. empowering them for fuller participation in their society. June 25 through July 1. and ethnic heritages. Each of these factors seems to verify the need to empower young women for participation and leadership in Romanian society. This situation is exacerbated by poor economic conditions throughout the country. women lack representation in many aspects of national and regional government. and enforcement is almost nonexistent. This will occur in the context of discussions about body image. from Targu Mures and surrounding villages. 13. social and economic backgrounds. such as self-esteem. Ap. Participants will be involved in English-language discussions and activities concerning issues related to leadership. while most quickly identified various barriers faced by women in Romania. many students struggled to identify female leaders or role models in their community or nation.Grant Application for Peace Corps Partnership Program Girls Leading Our World Camp 2000. as Romania attempts to integrate into the wider European community and to attract foreign investment. assertiveness. Participants will be selected on the basis of an essay contest and will attend the camp for free. and goal setting. leadership camp. conflict resolution. and leadership in an open. To encourage participants to consider specific issues facing women in Romania and to apply the skills that they have learned to these situations. decision-making. chosen on the basis of an essay contest. and goal setting. This aspect will be continued after the camp. Further. The camp will be free for all participants. The camp will promote reconciliation and cooperation between women from these ethnic backgrounds. Finally. Description of Project Camp GLOW will include 24 young women in ninth through eleventh grade. and sexuality remains a taboo topic in both schools and families. with serious violence erupting in 1990. 4 ROMANIA Peace Corps Partnership Program 1111 20th Street. assertiveness. Activities will focus on self-esteem. Strict gender roles are strongly enforced by most families and the majority of Romanian society. This camp will be open to young women in ninth through eleventh grade. To provide information concerning womens health issues. DC 20526 April 10. due to the poor economic conditions of many students. their community. decision-making. Most experience regular verbal and physical sexual harassment. sexual harassment.
three grade levels. Chris Grove Peace Corps Romania Enc: GLOW Line Item Budget 27 . and community English teachers have already been active in promoting the camp. Residents of the village will prepare dinner each night. To improve the conversational English skills of the participants. To address human relationship issues. Focus Eco Center. in exchange for a contribution towards materials for the center. The Mures Womens Forum will make a presentation concerning the situation of women on the local and national level. the local women facilitating the camp. This GLOW group will provide an ongoing forum for the participants to discuss issues relevant to their lives and their roles as leaders. Thank you for considering our project. Significantly. Community Involvement Many persons in Targu Mures have been excited about this project. female instructor from Outward Bound. not only for the GLOW camp participants. Further. with the goal of preparing them to facilitate both in upcoming years. A local environmental organization. the wider community will benefit from community service projects selected and undertaken by the participants as part of an after-camp GLOW group. has agreed to provide its facilities in a nearby village for the camp. Conclusion I am convinced that Camp GLOW will be a valuable experience for the individual participants. and their involvement will be integral to the camps success.lifestyle habits. we will have the participants complete personal questionnaires before and after the camp. The attached budget provides more specific quantitative information about each of these contributions. local women will be involved in the GLOW camp and group. as well as evaluations of the camp. and gradually for the wider community. and building healthy relationships. These women will ideally be role models. their peers will be influenced and challenged by their example and leadership. Finally. such as overcoming stereotypes. Sincerely. the participants will represent four high schools. Community Benefits In addition to the individual benefits gained by each participant. Local women will be paired with Peace Corps volunteers as discussion group leaders and camp counselors. Outdoor experiential education and teambuilding activities will be facilitated by a local. appreciating differences. Bolyai High School will provide facilities for the essay contest. and at least two ethnic groups. but also for young women throughout the city. In order to assess the effectiveness of the camp and to improve future camps. and relationships. at a reduced rate. resolving conflict. Finally.
perhaps more intensive cooperation with or training for local camp leaders would be beneficial in the future. Members of a Romanian womens organization presented on issues of domestic violence. sexual abuse. On a positive note. Thank you again for your generous contribution to the lives of these young women and to their community. gender roles and values. Post-camp evaluations were extremely positive. Our hope is that each of these persons will affect a larger circle of friends and family. who is a student.Thank You Report GLOW Camp. which relied more on lecture than discussion and activities. Almost unanimously. Team-building activities facilitated by a local female instructor were particularly beneficial in facilitating cooperation and understanding. Some girls disliked the presentation-style of certain local presenters. many secondary benefits emerged. the young women bonded and formed friendships across ethnic lines. affirming environment. Both were fascinated by the success of interactive teaching and expressed desires to bring this methodology into their classrooms. domestic violence. hearing from and connecting with local women was a powerful experience for many of the participants. and both seem eager to continue to work with the participants. Informational scavenger hunts and outdoor activities brought the participants into contact with local villagers. 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. This was also true for a local woman. Finally. the participants were grateful for the encouragement and time to write in their journals each day. relationships and conflict resolution. and they expressed excitement about together addressing community needs as part of an ongoing GLOW group. A journal was provided for each young woman. while local women and Peace Corps volunteers tried to offer understanding and practical solutions. we emphasized the participants opportunities to educate and support their female friends and relatives. who had often viewed themselves as alone or misunderstood. and a session early in the camp provided tips and ideas for writing and creating. who asked questions. In addition to interactive sessions on self-esteem. Romania 28 . who were integrated in sleeping rooms and discussion groups. All seemed to consider the camp a very meaningful experience. the participants discussed community needs. during such activities as the camp talent show. shared meaningful stories of their lives. wife. completing strengths-weaknesses-opportunities-threats analyses. and mother of young children. Romania Thank you for making a life-changing week possible for women in Romania. The young women shared personal accounts of sexual harassment. and often extended warm hospitality to the young women. In addition to the above. The camp ultimately had an equal number of ethnic Hungarians and ethnic Romanians. an environment of trust and freedom was successfully created. the young women shared their appreciation for opportunities to be creative and to share their creativity in a supportive. as well as other women in their community. Two local teachers participated throughout the duration of the week. decision-making. Although our leadership camp was focused on issues facing the participants as young women. Together the participants agreed to communicate only in English. The depth and reflection of the young women present also impressed the teachers. and the state of women in Romania. For many. Although we did work with presenters before the camp. Throughout the week. and despite ongoing ethnic tensions in ? and Romania as a whole. assertiveness. Peace Corps Volunteer. but the questions and stories of the young women challenged their ideas and stimulated further aspects of their planning for a domestic violence shelter. eating disorders and the like. who facilitated a session on relationships and conflict resolution. Another secondary benefit was the meaningful impact on the wider community. being listened to and validated was unique in their life experience.
We are writing a Peace Corps Partnership Grant to help cover part of the cost. and for $25 you can give a Romanian girl a once-in-a-lifetime experience. GLOW CAMP Coordinators 29 . and 11th grades of various high schools in ?. near the city of ?. Thanks for your help! Feel free to pass this message on to others who might be interested. This will cover all of their costs (food. housing. right smack in the middle of Transylvania. goal-setting. but we will have fast. It will be a seven-day camp held in a small village called ?. The camp is free for the girls. During the camp girls from different backgrounds will come together to participate in group activities and discussions on themes such as leadership. All of us are very excited about this camp. and are working diligently to make it a fun and meaningful experience for the participants. GLOW stands for Girls Leading Our World. There will be 24 girls invited to the camp from the 9th. providing the opportunity to continue discussions of issues relevant to their lives while encouraging them to make meaningful contributions to their city.Sample Family-Friends Fundraising Letter Dear Family and Friends. The money will be deposited in the United States. although they do have to make a refundable deposit to guarantee their place and demonstrate their commitment to the camp. Here is how you can help. Many of you have asked us in the past how you can help us while we are here in Romania. We are working on putting together a camp called Camp GLOW. self-esteem. This is a great cause. decision-making and womens issues in Romania. but we still need to raise additional funds. supplies. Sincerely. We have just held an essay contest to determine who will be accepted to the camp. We are continuing the tradition. This is the perfect opportunity. The camp will cost $25 per girl for the entire week. and transportation). easy and safe access to the money from here in Romania. If you would also email us so that we can keep track of how much money we have raised we would greatly appreciate it. If you would like to help us in our fund raising effort. Camp GLOW was actually conceived in 1994 by a Romania Peace Corps Volunteer. 10th. Please remember to make the check in the name of ?. We hope that this camp will have a lasting impact on our community through the establishment of an ongoing girls leadership group. please send a check to the following address. ? has a joint bank account with two of the camp coordinators.
decision-making and goal setting. 30 . and domestic violence. Nudging and prodding from the European Community helps. experiential education through exploration through caving. According to the Romanian Society for Feminist Analyses. from the mountains of Bihor. Yet. as well as teaching them to appreciate and understand their natural patrimony. rock climbing. Raised in a patriarchal culture. domestic violence and sexual harassment are regarded as a womans fault. as you know. and the rolling farmlands of Moldavia. Creative and artistic activities will complement these. enabling them to learn also from the camp. Topics will include gender role stereotypes. and goal setting. lifestyle habits. hiking and canoeing. the Danube port town of Giurgiu (my lovely town on the border with Bulgaria). The camp will be free for all participants. 2001 Returned Peace Corps Volunteers of South Florida. Overcoming these obstacles can only happen by empowering the young women of Romania to demand full participation and leadership. will benefit these girls enormously as well as their communities. appreciating differences. I am writing to seek your support for an English-language. This camp will be open to young women in ninth through eleventh grade. Approximately fifteen Peace Corps volunteers will facilitate the camp. and leadership in an open. and relationships. and enforcement is almost nonexistent. change can only happen from within. women may be even scared by the new competitive criteria of the labor market. This aspect will be continued after the camp. 2001 in Oradea. leadership camp. through caving. Inc. and building healthy relationships. A GLOW camp that stresses leadership training for girls. assigned to less powerful positions in society. Some 63% of men and women consider household tasks to be primarily the responsibility of women. The camp will emphasize outdoor. To provide information concerning womens health issues. prostitution. Peace Corps volunteers will train the trainers. Trainings will also be conducted by local community leaders. Description of Project Camp GLOW will include 60 young women in ninth through eleventh grade. Doctors receive minimal education in womens health issues. most Romanian women remain faithful to their household because this is the only place where they are important and listened to. conflict resolution. conflict resolution. chosen on the basis of an essay contest. entitled Girls Leading Our World (GLOW). As a native of Miami. To emphasize the opportunities for and importance of community service. Participants will be involved in English-language discussions and activities concerning issues related to leadership. To physically explore and delight in the natural environment of Romania. women lack representation in many aspects of national and regional government. The situation is further complicated by a shaky economic situation throughout the country.Sample RPCV letter May 29. Activities will focus on self-esteem. due to the poor economic straits in students in Romania. The overall goal of this camp is to develop stronger leadership and English-language skills in the participants. resolving conflict. sexual harassment. As Romania strives to meet the demands of a changing society. Project Objectives The following are the objectives for Camp GLOW Oradea 2001: To allow young women to discuss themselves. assertiveness. such as overcoming stereotypes. June 28-July 4. where women are regarded primarily as mothers and wives. relationships. Few laws protect women from domestic violence or sexual harassment. 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. when participants will be encouraged to become involved in addressing a social problem facing their community. with just under 80% believe that women have to follow the male lead. Represented as well will be a variety of social and economic backgrounds and ethnic heritages. This will occur in the context of discussions about body image. teaching and working with Romanian trainers in different experiential education techniques. the mining town of Resita. such as self-esteem. Community Need Romania remains a patriarchal society. but the bottom line is that Romanian women must learn how to reach out for the choices and opportunities that await them. To address human relationship issues. the roles and choices for girls in the future will be radically different. assertiveness. To encourage participants to consider specific issues facing women in Romania and to apply the skills that they have learned to these situations. encouraging atmosphere. Trafficking of women. including Western and American standards. Romania. their community. A recent poll on gender issues by the Open Society Foundation in August 2000 highlights the challenges faced by women. the cultural center of Brasov. shaped as future mothers of the nation under Communism. Strict gender roles are strongly enforced by most families and the majority of Romanian society. Participants will be selected on the basis of an essay contest and will attend the camp for free. Bihor. and sexuality remains a taboo topic in both schools and families. empowering them for fuller participation in their society. from all over Romania. The camp will bring together girls from different cities throughout the country. decision-making. rock climbing and hiking.
Romania 31 . not only for the GLOW camp participants. but all donations received after the camp will go towards the closing bills as well as ongoing follow-up activities. We recognize the tardiness of our request. and solicited our friends and family. A donation of $100-250 will go far to help us out. the wider community will benefit from community service projects selected and undertaken by the participants as part of an after-camp GLOW group. This GLOW group will provide an ongoing forum for the participants to discuss issues relevant to their lives and their roles as leaders. stressing their common identity To improve the conversational English skills of the participants. the participants will represent 6-10 communities. Piteºti. Further. and at least two ethnic groups. These women will ideally be role models. Significantly. These monies. We have received support through a Small Project Assistance (SPA) grant. local men and local women will be involved in the GLOW camp and group. Valeria Velasquez PCV. but also for young women throughout the country. To bring together young women from all over Romania. their peers will be influenced and challenged by their example and leadership. with the goal of preparing them to facilitate both in upcoming years. Finally. If you have any additional questions. three grade levels. Community Benefits In addition to the individual benefits gained by each participant. please dont hesitate to contact me at I look forward to hearing from you. Thanks! Sincerely. Janet Hughess forbearing parents: Weve set up a system to transfer funds quickly and easily. All donations should be sent to the main organizer. combined with community support have us at 85% of our goal. As former Peace Corps Volunteers and fellow Floridians I am seeking your support to accomplish all our goals.
This camp made me realize the real precious things in my life like trust. only a few persons. 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. I cant help you enough for making this camp possible for me. my eyes are full of tears and I cant express my thoughts in words. this week has been the best one Ive ever had in my life. thank you. friendship. With respect and admiration. When I came here. thank you a million times. You cant imagine how I feel now. a 17 year old girl from a small town called Miercurea Ciuc in the Harghita county in a small country called Romania. They were like total strangers for me. Im so confused. honesty. love and the fact that not the outside beauty counts but the inner one. Otilia Tiriac Keep your soul GLOWing! 32 . I made a lot of friends here I felt understood and cared about. So here I am. Ive never been so happy in my entire life! Thank you. Im sorry if I will. I mean Im sure Ill be able to achieve my goals if I keep a GLOWing spirit.THANK YOU LETTER FROM GLOW CAMPER Dear GLOW Friend. I could say I love your intention of helping us. I didnt know everybody. Why burst? Because Im crying so badly and Im afraid Im going to stain this letter. actually a year longer. I dont know how to thank you for making this camp possible. You made my life a month longer. You know. There are not enough words to express my gratitude towards you and your help. This camp helped me a lot!! Im more self-confident not. Now its something else I feel like Im going to burst in a few minutes.
most important of all. (And Im ready for more!) I feel strongly that the enormous obstacles that face Romania today will be overcome. in supporting a GLOW camp for 60 Romanian girls earlier this month. 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. empowerment and connection was tremendous. I can still see the beams on the girls faces as they came back from rappelling. 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. When I read them all as one block. 33 . July 25. stunned sometimes. 6 Romanian counselors and. Following group photos. Romania will bloom. but slowly and with patience and persistence. With these girls as leaders in the home. loud. 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. The counselors then took over and in exchange the girls sang the Romanian national anthem. The feeling of solidarity. my faith is even stronger. during our closing ceremonies. we gathered back into our circle and one by one. They looked at the cliff. the girls all gathered around us in a big circle and tried to sing the Star Spangled Banner. counselors and girls alike expressed their feelings at that moment. We demanded a lot from the girls and they came through. but ready for more. pulling from ahead or pushing from behind. my friends and family back were in the United States.Thank you note to donors Wednesday. Here is a thank you note from one of the participants. I cried at their eloquence and gratitude.. on the 4th of July. in Parliament or in business. 60 Romanian girls. As you can see your money was appreciated by far more than just me it was appreciated by 14 Peace Corps Volunteers. quiet. then at their fears. 2001 A heartfelt thank you! I am still completely stunned and grateful at how generous all of you. perhaps not as quickly as we would all like.. On our last day of camp. and jumped off.
000 total 21.500.000 Price per girl (20) 1.000 34 .000 sessions guides 250.000. wood 50.000 glow camp weekend 2 (as of sept 10) cost # of nights # of people Lei accomodation 60. Annamaria.000 cook from village 200.860.000 14.000 25.000 flipchart paper 50.610.000 Ice cave entrance fee 15. Kelly S.000 4.Glow camp weekend original budget accomodation Food Transportation: bus Rental equipment guides Ice cave entrance fee total cost 60.000 135 2 2.400.000 1 30 1. 20 girls.000 500.000 1 30 2. Paul.395.000 1 2 100.000 3 1 600. increase in counselors from 3 to 8.000 granola bars 10.000.000 20 25 500.750 36 changes: # of guides from 3 to 4.000 for campfire outdoor Rental 500.800.235.000 Transportation: bus 9.000 9.000 Food 60.000 6 30 1.000 # of nights 2 3 270 1 1 1 # of people 25 25 2 1 3 25 3.000 250.000 60. Mike) bananas = 20 100.000 1 1 500. Janet.000 t shirts 80.000 1 25 750.500.000 2 25 3.000 750.000 misc: postage.000 1.000 equipment copies: songsheet.760.000 3 32 5.000 4.000 journals 30.500.069.000 625.5 4 1. 2-3 others (Reka. Monica. 1.000 1 25 375.000 500. Kathie.
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the girls also participate in a variety of team games. ANY MORE QUESTIONS?? If you have more questions. HOW MUCH ENGLISH DO I NEED? Camp Glow is customarily conducted mainly in English. These essays will be read by a panel of volunteers from around Romania and will be used to determine acceptance to the camp. ALL interested girls will be considered. A deposit of 150. 37 .Summer Camp For GIRLS!! Call for Applicants WHERE: Sovata. May 5th at 5 PM at Liceul Octavian Goga. goal setting and career development.112. *** Applicants will be notified of their acceptance to the camp by Monday. 1999 WHO: Girls in grades 8 through 11 MORE INFORMATION WHAT IS CAMP GLOW? Camp GLOW is a camp dedicated to girls leadership development. *** 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. songs and campfire fun. Camp GLOW offers an opportunity for these young women to openly discuss their opinions regarding themselves. Girls in grades 8-11 participate in group activities focusing on teamwork. please contact Anna Clark at Liceul Octavian Goga . sports.individual situations can be discussed after acceptance. 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.000 lei will be RETURNED to you at the end of the camp!!! If this money is a problem. so a level of English proficiency is needed. HOW DO I APPLY? *** All interested girls (grades 8-11) are asked to attend a short essay competition on Wednesday.116. paper will be provided. the world and the future of both together. HOW MUCH DOES IT COST? NOTHING!!! This camp is FREE OF CHARGE to all participants.July 7-14.570 or at home 115. please still apply . Mures WHEN:. June 7th. self-esteem.Camp GLOW .
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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at 7:00 pm at the offices of Centru Regionale de Supraveghere (CRSE) at Parcul 1 Decembrie. «PostalCode» «State» Dear Ms. It is very important (obligatory) that you attend this meeting. The essays were graded anonymously by three to five people. Sincerely. Unfortunately. invited to attend this meeting and we will address any concerns they may have. 10. Congratulations! You have been accepted to Camp Glow 2001 Suncuius which will take place from June 28th to July 4th. We were thrilled to have 100 students from six High Schools and three grades (9. This means that if a place opens up you will be immediately notified. The essays were graded anonymously by three to five people. We emphasized the content and quality of your ideas. 10. due to a limited number of spots at the camp. We were thrilled to have 100 students from six High Schools and three grades (9. and 11) participate in the essay contest. and 11) participate in the essay contest. Peace Corps Volunteer.000 lei. despite speaking it infrequently. We were very impressed by your essay. if there will be a place for you at the camp. and 11) participate in the essay contest. We are very excited to have you as part of this camp and we all are looking forward to a great camp experience. we were unable to accept your application. Thank you again for your interest. and further details about the camp. 10. please let us know. please contact us IMMEDIATELY! There are other girls hoping to go to the camp and waiting for a place to open up. Camp GLOW 2001 Suncuius Coordinator CRSE (Centrul Regional de Supraveghere Ecologicã) «Next Record» 41 . at the latest. Each of the five questions was graded on a scale of one to five. We were thrilled to have 100 students from six High Schools and three grades (9. We will have a meeting on Monday June 11. We will call you by June 18. It was quite clear that all of the applicants are mastering the language of English. Unfortunately. It was quite clear that all of the applicants are mastering the language of English. Each of the five questions was graded on a scale of one to five. drinking or drugs. We were very impressed by your essay. Sincerely.Letters-Accept. We emphasized the content and quality of your ideas. However. first floor. due to a limited number of spots at the camp. Each of the five questions was graded on a scale of one to five. We will notify and encourage you to participate as these opportunities arise. Our hope is to have future GLOW Camps and various local activities. When you come to the meeting. despite speaking it infrequently. despite speaking it infrequently. we were unable to accept your application. of course. Get ready for a GREAT camp experience! Thank you for your application to Camp GLOW. If you are unable to accept this invitation to Camp GLOW Suncuius. Thank you for applying to Camp GLOW. We emphasized the content and quality of your ideas. nr. Thank you again for your interest. you need to bring the deposit of 200. Reject «FirstName» «LastName» «Address1» «Address2» «City». «LastName». We will notify and encourage you to participate as these opportunities arise. 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. It was quite clear that all of the applicants are mastering the language of English. Your parents are. at this time we would like to put your name on a waiting list for the camp. The essays were graded anonymously by three to five people. If you have any questions or concerns about the deposit. Please call me at the CRSE office at 474 434 to let me know youve received this letter. Wait. At this meeting you will receive your health form. 6. a packing list. It will also be a time for you to ask any questions you may have. Our hope is to have future GLOW Camps and various local activities. Janet Hughes.
a talent show. 2001. _________________________________________________________________________________________________ Guardians Signature ______________________________________________ Date ____________________________ 42 .O. Outdoor activities. or use illegal drugs. 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. decision-making. campfires. focusing on topics like self-esteem. to Wednesday. and artistic activities will also be important parts of the camp. and leadership. during the camp.000 lei. 2001 Permission Slip and Medical Information Camp G.L.Camp G. Participants will be involved in English-language discussions and activities. This deposit will be refunded at the end of the camp. will take place from Thursday.O.L. June 28th. All participants have agreed not to smoke. drink. We have asked participants to secure their place by making a deposit of 200.W. Any participants who smoke. or use drugs. 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. July 4th. drink alcohol. relationships. will be sent home.W.
Toate participantele au fost de acord sa se abtina de la folosirea tigarilor. focurile de tabara. centrate pe subiecte cum ar fi respectul fata de sine. Aceasta suma va fi returnata la sfarsitul taberei daca parcipantele au respectat acordul mai sus mentionat. se va desfasura intre 28 Iunie si 4 Iulie.000 lei. relationare. un spectacol al talentelor si activitatile artistice. bauturilor alcoolice si utilizarea drogurilor de orice fel pe durata taberei. Orice participanta care va fuma. La tabara vor participa tinere din 10 orase din Romania si vor avea sprijinul membrilor Centrului Regional de Supraveghere Ecologica . bea sau folosi droguri va parasi tabara.O.L. luarea deciziilor si conducere. 2001 si sunt de acord ca fiica mea sa participe.L. 2001 Formular pentru Permisiune ºi Informaþii Medicale Tabara G. Semnatura parintelui/tutorelui _________________________________________ data __________________________ 43 .W. O parte importanta a acestei tabere o va constitui activitatile recreative. Participantele vor lua parte la activitati si discutii in limba engleza. 2001.W.O. Am cerut participantelor sa-si asigure locul prin depunerea in avans a sumei de 200.L.Tabãra G.W. 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.Oradea si al voluntarilor Corpului Pacii al Statelor Unite.O.
July 3. 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. Emotion Control Dinner Fun and games: spoons. 2001 9:00 am 10:00 am 10:00 am 11:00 am 11:00 .survey. Paper making.Glow Camp 2001. unpacking Lunch hike to Hungarian Cave . Journal writing. intro to journal writing icebreakers. body image. GLOW Olympics Evaluation Session . 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. icebreakers.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. door decorating. 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 Date Time Thursday. ªuncuiuº. July 2. I cant funeral talent show preparations journal/quiet time breakfast and announcements Cave Talk Hike to Pestera Vadu Crisului. lunch Decision making Dinner Sex talk journal/quiet time breakfast and announcements Self esteem. July 1. 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 . quiet time breakfast and announcements Bridge (life skills). Campfire/Singing. 2001 Arrival 11:00 AM noon -1:00 pm 1:00 . team building. communication skills Dinner. advertisements session Lunch Scavenger Hunt.icebreakers Free time adjustment Dinner rule making session. June 30th. tye dying. team building.2:00 pm 2:00 PM Activity Icebreakers. goal setting lunch free time Friendship bracelets. general introductions.1:00 pm closing 1:00 . July 4. journal decorating journal writing.10:00 pm 10:00 10:30 pm 10:30 pm 11:00 pm Monday. June 28-July 4.10:30 pm 10:30 pm 11:00 pm Sunday. enviro ed fun Dinner Dance Lightly Talent show preparation Journal writing/Quiet time breakfast and announcements Self Esteem/Values Lunch Breakouts Rappelling. June 28th. quiet time breakfast and announcements Attitudes and Stereotypes Lunch Rock Climbing. 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 . June 29th. letter to myself Dinner Talent Show/Party Breakfast and announcements Womens issues in Romania Ceremonies Lunch Departure 44 .
passive. Thursday.10:00 pm campfire.Schedule for weekend glow camp Gîrda. Closing comments 45 . October 2001 Thursday 6:30-9: Introduction. October 16th. leadership chat. Janet) 8:30 . 2001 6:30 9:00 pm CRSE office Self esteem. October 12. 2001 8-9 am breakfast 9 am . aggressive 12:00 1:00 Lunch 1:00 3:00 Rock climbing/team building 4:00 6:00 Values. leadership chat.12 Noon Decision making 12 N . October 11. 2001 CRSE 6:30 9:00 pm CRSE office Introduction. hike to Ice Cave 6:00 . October 15. icebreakers. icebreakers. I cant funeral.6:00 pm. songs Saturday. body image discussion Evaluation.1 Pm lunch 1:00 pm .6:30 pm pack up and head out 7:00 pm departure 10:00 pm arrival back at CRSE Tuesday.8:30 pm sex talk (Kathie. 2001 3:00 pm depart for Girda (3 hours. October 14. 135 kilometers) from CRSE office 7:00 Dinner 8:00 9:30 Attitudes discussion continues 9:30 10:30 pm campfire. 2001 8:00 9:00 am Breakfast 9:00 11:30 Assertive. start Cinderella Friday. Cinderella. songs Sunday. 6:00 7:00 dinner 7:00 .
20:30 20:30 .12:30 12:30 .17:00 17:00 .11:30 11:30 .21:00 21:00 .08:30 08:30 .08:30 08:30 .11:30 11:30 .09:30 09:30 .13:30 13:30 .19:00 19:00 .18:00 18:00 .22:30 22:30 .19:00 19:00 .16:30 16:30 . 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 .18:30 18:30 .20:00 20:00 .23:00 TUESDAY 07:30 .18:00 18:00 .COMMUNITY BASED CAMP SAMPLE SCHEDULE SUNDAY 14:00 .18:00 18:00 .23:00 Activity Travel to Village and Settle In Camp Icebreakers Small Groups Icebreakers and Discussion Camp Rule-Setting Dinner Why "No Smoking.22:30 22:30 .20:30 20:30 .23:00 MONDAY 07:30 .16:30 16:30 .22:30 22:30 .13:30 13:30 .09:30 09:30 .16:00 16:00 .12:30 12:30 .15:00 15:00 .21:30 21:30 .
09:30 09:30 .12:30 12:30 .20:30 20:30 .15:00 15:00 .12:30 12:30 .13:30 13:30 .15:00 15:00 .08:30 08:30 .11:30 11:30 .16:30 16:30 .18:00 18:00 .23:00 THURSDAY 07:30 .16:30 16:30 .13:30 13:30 .19:00 19:00 .11:30 11:30 .09:30 09:30 .12:30 12:30 .18:00 18:00 .18:00 18:00 .20:30 20:30 .20:30 20:30 .11:30 11:30 .19:00 19:00 .22:30 22:30 .08:30 08:30 .09:30 09:30 .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.15:00 15:00 .16:30 16:30 . Evaluation and Small Group Begin Packing Up Lunch Finish Packing Up Chores Travel Back Home 47 .22:30 22:30 .13:30 13:30 .13:30 13:30 .22:30 22:30 .12:30 12:30 .08:30 08:30 .11:30 11:30 .15:30 15:30 .09:30 09:30 .23:00 SATURDAY 07:30 .08:30 08:30 .14:30 14:30 .19:00 19:00 .23:00 FRIDAY 07:30 .WEDNESDAY 07:30 .
clothes pins and clothesline. 2001 Box with paper and pen next to it for sex talk questions Paper making materials: blender. dye. small to be used as gloves Tuesday ( Glow Olympics. tape. hike to Unguru Mare cave) June 28. stationery. markers. frames. tape. sanitary napkins Detergent Alarm clock Bug stuff Lotion Toilet paper 48 . markers. (flashlights). pens. stapler. Counselor session: flip chart. folders. printer cartridges. Batteries flashlights Prizes of all kinds: books. newspaper. palinka Friday (rock climbing) June 29. marshmallows Monday (hike to Vadu Crisului) Pongas large for trash. extension cord. staples. ? Saturday (_) June 30. wrapping paper. wood (purchased in town). clothes pins and clothesline Campfire: songsheets. hair stuff Scissors Rope for Glow Olympics and team building exercise Sunscreen Extra tampons. graham crackers. paper scraps. rubber gloves. scavenger hunt) Evaluation forms Thank you letters paper and envelopes Wednesday (farewell) (Bag lunches) Other materials Handouts of all kinds. tape and markers Journal decorating: misc ribbons.Materials and Supplies List . huge buckets. printer.ªuncuiuº 2001 Laptop Computer. pictures. paper. Emotion control: flip chart. soap. 2001 Friendship bracelets: embroidery floss: lots and lots of it in lots of different colors Sunday (rappelling) Tye dying: T shirts. ribbons. tape. copy paper. chocolate. index cards Journals Pens Several sheets of flip chart paper for affirmation wall Colored markers for affirmation wall Tape Door decorating materials: butcher paper. water. ?? Fun and games: playing cards. 2001 Name tags: safety pins. train book! Candles and matches for candlelighting ceremony Thursday (into.
feminine sanitary napkins. underwear. All meals and your bedding will be provided by the camp. Tampax etc .) 095 181 448 Paul Iacobas. stamped) Comfortable walking shoes such as trainers or hiking boots. We will be coming back on July 4th the train leaving ªuncuiuº at 17:08 and arriving in Oradea at 18:47. There is a public phone at the tabara so please bring a phone card if you wish to call someone. bras A sweater or sweatshirt (it gets chilly at night) Hat and or sunglasses Sunscreen Towel Hygiene products such as toothbrush. toothpaste. vizate la zi (grade book. 059 472 434 work. camp coordinator: 095 602 301 49 . shampoo. 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. 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. None of the items listed below are required. Oradea.Packing List Camp GLOW 2001 ªuncuiuº Here is a list of suggestions of what you should bring to camp with you. 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). Packing List: Carnet de note. Liberate. No high heel platform shoes. hairbrush. 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. 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. poetry. Our personal train to ªuncuiuº leaves at 7:40 am. such as Always. PCV (this number is only good while at camp. camp coordinator. Please leave valuables such as cell phones at home. Contact Information for Parents (to be used during the camp ONLY IN CASE OF EMERGENCY): Janet Hughes. tampons.
we want these to be anonymous to encourage you to tell us what you really think. How did you benefit from each session? Do NOT write your name . what you liked and what you didnt like. 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. 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. Day 1 Hike to Hungarian Cave (Pestera Unguru Mare) After dinner rule making session. 8.) What advice do you have for future camps . free time. food. not only here in Romania but throughout the world! Keep it up! 50 . 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. train rides. etc. 5. snacks.Glow Camp 2001 ªuncuiuº Evaluation Please tell us how your feelings about each session.larger or smaller?. 6. 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.
For example.Stick the paper to the girls back. 2. Each person writes on a blank index card one to three statements. Then everyone who is affected stands up and switches chairs as quickly as possible. PICNIC. ) 3. They must stand up and go around the group and talk in pairs. but not to eat them yet. FAMOUS WOMEN (or people). Ask each person to think of three statements that tells the group something about them. dates. The instructions: use the value of the card to determine how many things to say about yourself. they are supposed to tell lies. They should stand and run to a chair across the room. two that are true statements and one that is false. or the best book they have read in the last year. etc. Before getting started. in time to an introductory statement. All items do not have to be food but folks generally like food and know food vocab. THREE THINGS IN COMMON. I was born in Bozeman. The girls must ask each other questions until they find three things that they have in common. she has to take a card from a deck of playing cards. 11. If you pick the ace. 12. and they cannot sit in the chair next to them. favorite television program. They must be things that are not obvious.. or vacations. the participants introduce the other person to the rest of the group. say one thing. so this works well and is not potentially embarrassing as it does not put anyone on the spot in a personal way. Go around the circle in this way until all participants have introduced themselves. Disagree with me. and Ive heard girls in larger groups (15 or more girls) say to each other later. After five minutes. pets. TWO TRUTHS AND A LIE. names and items added. You introduce the game with the phrase. Pass out cards so everyone gets someone elses card. clapis Judysnap. 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. INTRODUCE ANOTHER. EVERYBODY WITH . Variations: Participants tell where they first heard about the camp. home town. Pass around a bowl of small candies such as M&Ms and ask the girls to take as many as they would like. Take turns in the group sharing the three statements and have the rest of the group vote on which one they think is false. For example. . write sentences on a post-it paper. 7. 9. Ignore me. 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. Divide the group into pairs. 51 . it does create a word association to each persons name. Each person talks about him/herself to the other. The more subtle ones are trickier! Ex. (If there are 18 participants... Then ask each girl to say something about themselves in English for every piece of candy that they have taken. That person calls out. Take a deck of cards and on each each girls turn. he or she could ask you questions instead. according to the number of girls you´ve got. If its Tell me lies. with the you repeating the whole list at the end. Everybody with black shoes or Everybody who ate bread this morning or Everybody who has a pencil. People write a famous womans name on a piece of paper and pin it on someone elses back. I have three sisters (true). You are the apple man! I cant remember your name. If the girl got the Joker card. their occupations. The one thing I am particularly proud of is. like: Ask me questions. Choose topics for them to talk like holidays.) Appoint a volunteer who stands in the center of the circle of chairs. Form a circle of chairsone less chair than the number ofparticipants. sometimes with specific instructions to share a certain piece of information. Participants introduce themselves and tell why they are there. two. say two things. Person tries to guess what name is pinned on his/her by asking others around the room yes or no questions. interest. They must act according to whats written on their partners back. clapin Pitestislap. Have that person find the person with their card and introduce themselves. However. Laugh at me Be angry at me . At the end they are supposed to tell how people acted while talking to them to see if they can guess what s written. a Jack is 11. 4. RHYTHM CLAP. They need to change partners many times. though. 6. Hello. 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. FIND SOMEONE. King is 13. snapI liveclap. they cant say we both have black hair. slapping your thighs. 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. The first girl is coached to say. (leave the joker cards in). They are a good way to introduce folks to each other. JOKER. INTRODUCE MYSELF. They cannot stand up and sit back down in the same chair. It is easy to model the activity interviewing a girl until you find three things that they have in common with you. hobby. slap. so she cant see what is written. etc. 10. and also to immediately involve everyone into the camp.Morning activites Icebreakers Examples The first day of the camp youll need to spend time doing icebreakers to get everyone acquainted with each other. Hello. reduce tension and anxiety. Maybe choose a girl you already know for this so you dont have to spend too long. Everybody with For example. Variation: Use famous place instead of famous person. Montana (false: I was born in Missoula) I enjoy ice cream (true) 8. such as My nameclap. you need 17 chairs. such as favorite color. 1. The volunteer tries to sit. Hello. too. Start off a rhythmic clap by clapping your hands. Queen is 12. Is it Andy? It helps girls remember each others names (or narrow it down by first letter) through word association. My name is (K) and were going on a picnic! Dan is bringing doughnuts and Im going to bring (k)! The next girl says. Girls can repeat this several times and then report back their findings to partners or the group.
_________________________________________________ 8) I have written a poem. _____________________ 19)Pizza is my favorite food! _____________________________________________ 20)I think eating seeds is disgusting. ________________________________________________ 3) I dislike mamaliga. ________________________________________ 15)My younger sibling is more than five years younger than I. _____________________________________________ 6) I have visited at least two foreign countries. ___________________________________________ 2) I have a cat and a dog. They can only use the same person for one or two things. _________________________________________ 12)My shoe size is Euro 40. Give the girls the following sheet and a specific amount of time to have it filled out. _______________________________________ 21)I like to wake up with the sun. Sign My Line.13. _________________________________________ 26)I like to use the internet. ________________________________________________ 9) I have driven a car before I was legally allowed too. ______________________________________________ 5) Fall is my favorite season. _________________________________________ 25)I have attended a Yoga session. encouraging them to talk to as many people as possible. ________________________ 10)I hate McDonalds. _______________________________________ 18)I know the name of the Prime Minister of Great Britain. _______________________________________________ 13)I have covered myself in Sovata mud. _________________________________________ 24)I can play a musical instrument. _______________________________ 7) I have an older sister. ___________________________________________________ 11)My favorite sport is basketball. _______________________________________________ 27)I prefer jazz music. __________________________________________ 22)I exercise twice a week. ____________________________________________________ 52 . Sign My Line 1) I have been to the Black Sea. ______________________________________________ 29)I have read at least two English literature books. _______________________________________________ 23)My favorite chocolate is Poina. __________________ 16)I have been to the Fagaras Mountains. ___________________________________________________ 28)I enjoy drawing pictures. ___________________________ 30)I talk in my sleep. ___________________________________ 17)My grandparents live in a village. ___________________________________________________ 4) Blue is my favorite color. ____________________________________ 14)My mother is a businesswomen.
A leader does not always have to be an exert. Discussion A. Referred back to first brainstorm activity. 53 . those who wanted were given time to share. Closing. We hope that you will be able to use the time here as a space for self discovery.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. II. write down three examples of people you consider to be leaders and write down three qualities/characteristics/aspect of a leader after 5 minutes. Something that is really imporant for me to remember is that there are both obvious and unobvious leaders. A good leader will encourage people to think for themselves. A Leader Must 1. a. Dicussion concept of power with vs. B. Be open to new ideas 7. Wed like to encourage you to take risks this week in order learn more about yourself in order to grow. 4. Leadership is different for everyone. Want to make the world a better place 8. Set realistic goals 5. Believe in Herself 2. Throught this camp well see lots of different kinds of leaders and leadership qualities. Make informed Decisions 6. Be honest and fair. Brainstorm activity. In your GLOW camp notebook. III. Know and Obey the rules of the community 3. Not everyone has to be the poster child for a casue.Introduction to Leadership I. Talked about whether the leaders mentioned in the first brainstorm activity had power over (Hitler) or power with (Mother Teresa.) C. Next on big paper. Respect the commujity she works in. Leadership is different for everyone. b. Hidden leaders. we brainstormed the positive and negative qualities associated with leaders and leadership and talked about it. power over the people. Leaders that work behind the scnese are just as important.
Wrap-up discussion in large group. Attitude Inventory. The point. Many women are combining careers with marriage and children. He would take care o them. Heres the bad news. Today we know that being unable to support yourself is a risk way to live. Roll with it. discuss. Your life. clerical work or retail sales it is now acceptable for a woman to be anything from an astronaut to a zoo keeper. 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. I. A. Present and future visions This activity is designed to get the girls thinking about their futures. Sometimes it can be confusing. many woman are choosing to skip marriage altogether to devote more time to their careers or other activities. About half of all marriages end in divorce. Read this aloud to the girls. To help sort our your opinions. we must examine them carefully. In return they wold give up their independence and the ability to support themselves. Yet. someday their prince would appear. 54 . Look around you.what kind of jobs could they get? Like most women. II. Or. Read the following introduction: Your life choices are affected by attitude you own and the worlds. most women who worked outside the home were found in only a few job categories teaching. Break into Discussion groups. Others have decided not to marry at all. How many different directions are people traveling? Instructions: Put a check mark in the column that best describes how you feel. Have the campers complete the inventory and then sate. nursing. provide for them. Your opinions will create your attitude toward womanhood and work. maybe one of them was forced to support the family when an unexpected revolution in the kingdom left her prince jobless. and worry about the future. While only a few years ago.) Maybe one of them was banished for being so fond of the castle pastry that she outgrew her royal cape. Since the changing role of women will affect your future. is that women need to be able to make enough money to support them. Your generation of young woman has more options for earning a livelihood than previous ones. did you ever wonder what became of Snow White. but thats not necessarily bad news. Get feedback on the attitude inventory and life chart. one grew so bored with the castle routine that she decided she needed to do something for herself. The lesson is based on chapter one in Choices: Not such great expectations: attitudes and where they come from. complete the following Attitude Inventory. B. perhaps. A heated discussion could follow. If these things happened and they might have. More married women now must work just o help pay the bills. Ultimately they will determine how you fit into the picture. (Former princes are highly unemployable. Share charts. There are single-parent families. Heres the good news. Introduction As a little girl. There are thousands of ways for you to do that. they were brought up to believe that if they were cute and charming. 2. Have a camper read out loud the chart of Cinderellas life and then have them make one of their own. 3. Women outlive men by an average of about seven years. Because attitudes play such an important part in your life. 1. simply put. experimenting with make-up and redecorating the throne room.Stereotypes and Attitudes This is designed to break the girls gently into the working style of the camp. its important to know how you feel now. Of course. Their attitudes about their futures are the cornerstones of their abilities about everything. Women today have more freedom and choices than ever before. Your imagination and ambition are the only limitations. childless marriages and families in which the woman has an outside job while the man takes major responsibility for childcare and housework. Which choices appeal to you most? The time to start thinking about your future is NOW.
7. Wives should make less money at their jobs than their husbands. 9. 55 . 16. Women should not hold jobs on the nightshift. 17. Both men and women can be good doctors. Women are less responsible than men. Women are capable administrators. Women with preschool children should not work outside the home. Then we all discuss as a group why they visualized. and secretarial work since they already possess these skills. 13. Men should not do clerical work because they lack hand dexterity. 14. A person who repairs high technical car repair equipment.ATTITUDES INVENTORY 1. 19. A single man is not capable of taking care of an infant. 4. If a women works outside the home. take a moment to think about why you feel the way to you. At work. A heartless killer who murdered 13 and wounded 23 4. she should be responsible for the housework as well. 15. I would rather vote for a female president if she were the best candidate.S. 21. Men should not cry. 6. 12. 8. A wife and husband should take turns staying home with a sick child. Member of the National Honor Society. a U. women are entitled to sick leave for maternity leave. clerical. Talk in your discussion group about your thoughts. If a working couple buys a house. By constantly examining your feelings. Listen and visualize as I describe the following people: 1. 18. 20. Women should concentrate on finding jobs in the fields of nursing. Divorced men should not have to assume support for their children. Stereotypes Lesson Plan Motivation: All campers are asked to sit and close their eyes. 3. you continue to grow and learn. The mother should be awarded custody of the children when a couple is divorced. the husband should make the house payments. 3. 5. Strongly Agree Agree Disagree Strongly Disagree As you look back over your answers. teaching. Then think about your answers again. honors group. It is important for a man to be "masculine and a women to be "feminine. They are amazed when I display pictures of the people." 11. 2. Boys should have more education than girls. why. Money spent on athletics should be evenly divided between boys and girls. how did they get this info? (The catch is they visual stereotypical people who fit the descriptions. 10. The number one goal scorer ever in international football history 2. Now break into discussion groups and write a description of each person. Boys are more intelligent then girls.
as well as by your family. or. There comes a time when you must question what you see. Were the reasons you gave based on what a truck driver actually does on the job? 56 . Lauren Barry 3.They are: 1. Because you rarely meet a woman truck driver or a male nurse. You may even open your eyes to a whole new world of choices!!! 1. it is important to consider why you feel the way you do. that they are weird. By answering the following questions.especially inside small cars! But some ideas we acquire through observations are false. You may have observed. You grew up in a world in which it was normal for men to be truck drivers and women to be nurses. that shaking a soft drink before you open it is not a good idea . Is it right for only men to be truck drivers? What is there about the job that makes it unsuitable for a woman? 2. it is necessarily wrong? Although your feelings are not easily changed. Joyce Huckaby HAVE YOU EVER MET A WOMAN TRUCK DRIVER? Your attitudes are influenced by what you see around you. Mia Hamm. Look back at what you just wrote. If something is normal. for instance. if they do. is it automatically right and proper? If something is not typical. Would you like to be a truck driver? Why or why not? 3. Our own observations give us much true and needed information. you may think such people do not exist. 2. you may gain some insight into your attitudes. Eric Harris 4. That is a natural reaction.
who will be the first princess to rule the kingdom People Closest to Her Stepmother. 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.
3. Then pull everyone back together at the end to bring up important points made in little groups. Each group has 10-15 minutes to develop a skit based on their topic (written on apiece of paper. handed to each group. To make sure the campers dont miss out on any good points made. Topic is SECRET to other groups. Question them: think theyre harmful? Useful? 58 . Divide campers into groups of 5 or 6 2. Discussion afterwards. part 2: Role play Ideas Use these as role plays to reinforce the stereotypes and attitudes you just discussed. 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. 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. Break up into groups of 5 or 6 different groups from before. Recommendation. The girls will love doing role plays and youll be delighted with their creativity. 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. Each group performs skit (about 5 minutes each) 4.Stereotypes and Attitudes.
Some of your activities are more enjoyable.000. you have to set them. Do you notice and accept changes in yourself as they occur? 7. friendship. Are you confident about your physical appearance? 9. 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. some things would be on the top of the list and others at the bottom. who would it be? 59 . What would I say to the President if I met him? 8. Do you value your closest relationships? 5. Are you able to laugh at (and learn from) your own mistakes? 6. If I found $1. religion. Some of the things you have are more important than others. 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. Do you give yourself credit when credit is due? 10. If I could take one person with me to the moon. or any number of things.your values . What is one thing I want to change in my life? 2. What makes me angry inside? 5. Circle one 1. Your values may place extra importance on possessions. 1. what would I honestly do with it? 7. you need to decide what is most important to you. your self esteem could probably use improvement. and before you can wisely set them. What qualities do I look for in a friend? 3. Are you very shy or overly aggressive? 3. If you were able to state your goals for the future. Are you easily hurt by criticism? 2. Until you have a clear sense of whats important to you .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. Who do I admire the most? 6. when answering these questions.it will be difficult to make informed decisions about your future. We use the term values to refer to all of these things. My Values Questions Answer the following questions: 1. So. marriage. or more meaningful than others. Before you can achieve any goals in life. What makes me smile? 4.000. think about how you feel most of the time. you probably have a healthy opinion of yourself. Do you look for and tackle new challenges? 8. Do you accept constructive criticism? 2 Are you at ease meeting new people? 3 Are you honest and open about your feelings? 4. work.
I like to try things Ive never done before. to improve the conditions it described. I will not do it. It is very important for me to live in beautiful surroundings. It is important that my family does things together. 20. Id rather be a judge than a lawyer. 16.VALUES SURVEY Write the answer that most closely matches your feelings. 11. If my friends want to do something that I think is wrong. Id rather be rich than married. 15. If I had talent. Very True 1. 43. I like to feel that I am in charge in a group 36. 5. I would like to climb a mountain. Id like to travel to far away places. 8. Id rather have a large expensive house than own a work of art. 23. 10. 18. 29. 6. 32. 38. Id like to write. 30. I like to go places with my friends. I like to read books that help me understand people. 13. 37. 17. Id look forward to taking a job in a city I have never been to before. 9. 33. even if it meant being fired. 12. 25. If I could. 45. 39. It is more important to stick to my beliefs than to make money. I would disobey a boss who asked me to do something against my principles. father or both. Id like to be famous. I would rather be a president of a club than just a member. 31. 14. Having children is important to me. Id like to be president. Id like to make a movie that would make people aware of injustice. Id like people to know that Ive done something well. 7. 21. I enjoy things. I would rather make gifts than buy them. A strong family is essential. I dont think I would like an adventurous vacation. 24. 42. Id like to be on TV. 34. It is important for me to have a good understanding of history. 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. Id like to be able to decide what and how much I would work one day. I would like a lot of expensive things. 4. Id like to accomplish something in life that is well known. Id like to understand a way a TV works. I am very close to my mother. 41. 26. It is important to have an appreciation for art and music. 44. I like to write stories or poetry. 3. I like to make things. Id like to do something that helps people. I would rather be free to move around than be tied down to my family. I think music and art should be required in school. 35. 28. 2. 22. 40. It is important to be proud of what I do. I like to attend lectures from which I can learn something. It is important to have good friends. Having an expensive car is something Id really like. 19. Some times True I Do Not Not True Know 60 . I like to go to parties. 27.
56. Money cannot buy happiness. 88. 75. I couldnt be happy with a job in which I didnt feel good about myself. 55. 69. A close family is important to me. The best thing about being a movie star is doing something creative. Being rich would be the best thing about being a movie star. Id like to help tutor people who have problems at school. 66. Id like to have enough money to invest for my future. Id like a job that gives me plenty of free time to spend with my family. I get very nervous when Im forced to take chances. 79. Id like to have works of art in my home. It is important to share activities with friends. Id like to know all that I can about the working of nature. It is important to donate to the needy. 78. If you dont take chances youll never get anywhere . Getting to travel would be the best thing about being a movie star. 52. Id rather not have to answer to a boss. 87. I enjoy spending an evening with my family. 82. I think it is wrong to help a friend cheat on an exam. 83. 71. 91. Having a job I know I can keep is important to me. 67. 64. I want to be able to travel if the opportunity arises. I would make my own clothes. Id like an exciting life.46. 85. 89. 70. 50. 49. 90. If I knew how. It is important to share your life with someone. 60. Gaining knowledge is important. I have strong beliefs about what is right and wrong. Id rather be a boss than a worker. It is important to have a family with whom to discuss problems with. 81. 79. I feel more comfortable in places Ive seen before than new places. 68. 61 . 58. 47. 61. I especially like things I make myself. 80. A close family is important to me. 76. 86. I prefer working alone rather than with a team. 73. 84. 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. 74. Id like to nurse people back to health. I like to go on hikes or bike rides with my friends. I like reading to gain insight into human behavior. Id like to work at a job in which I help people. Id rather work at a job that is not interesting but pays a lot than one that is interesting and pays a little. I would feel I was doing something worthwhile if I help a friend with a problem. even if I know he/she will fail if I do not help him/her. 48. 77. 54. It is important to learn something new everyday. 63. 59. 65. The world would be a terrible place without beautiful things. but it helps. I like to make my own decisions. If I had talent Id like to be a famous rock star. 72.I like to take chances. 57. Id rather be a leader than a follower. I enjoy looking at beautiful scenery. Id like to write a book that would help other people. The best thing about winning a gold medal at the Olympics would be the recognition. 53. 62. 51.
total the numerical responses under each heading. found in the section Money and Wealth below. write a 0. 98. For which category is your total the highest? A description of each category follows this page. When all the lines have been completed. 97. 101. and above Not True. if for number 1 you selected Very True. 95. write a 9 on the line next to the number 1. Id like to make a movie that people would think is beautiful. If I could. 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 . I like thinking of something that has never been done before.92. If a teacher accidentally left the test answers where I could see them. I would not look. I like to take charge of organizing activities. For example. Do the same for each page of the survey. 103. 93. I do not like to take risks with money. 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. 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. 99. I think saving money for the future is important. 104. 96. write a 3. I like people to ask me for my opinion when trying to decide the best way to handle a situation. When I have done something Im proud of. 102. I do not like being alone very much. For each number listed below. 94. 100. Above the words Very True. above I Do Not Know. write the numerical value of the response you selected. People should contribute small amounts of money to be used to decorate public buildings. write a 9. Above the words Sometimes True write a 6. it is important for other people to know. Turn back to the first page of this exercise.
or outside hobbies.scientific. one you can be proud of. That way you can be president immediately . a career that calls for a lot of travel may just be right if you value adventure. You should prepare yourself to take a leadership role by pursuing advanced education or by learning more skills in your field. Adventure: In contrast to the preceding. friends. if money is your top value. your job should involve working closely with others. Check the salary levels of a wide range of jobs before starting to narrow your choices. 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. Your score shows that you would like to have varied job duties and that you are comfortable taking risks. but you might also consider doing research . that is. If you score high in this area. or in any other field of interest. You are a people person. Friendship and Companionship: If friendship and companionship are important to you. no matter what other values it mirrors. political. you will want a job that allows plenty of time at home where you can enjoy family and friends. but if thats what you value. Family can also mean other persons or friends who are close to you. Knowledge: If you value knowledge. you should consider your other values in choosing a field which will hold your interest. historical. you look carefully at potential earnings for any job you take. if you choose not to join a traditional family. Your inner circle of acquaintances is important. you might want to start your own business. You may have little time for family.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. Your work hours should be consistent and stable. Or. Which do you value more: family or career? If youre an adventureloving family woman. if you also had a high adventure score. youll want to make sure that your career choice is one you feel worthwhile. or making an expedition through the wilderness each summer. youll want to make sure there is plenty of room for advancement in your chosen field. Being a journalist who covers different stories everyday or spends time reading reports and interviewing people might also be a very good choice. If you have a high score in this area. you would probably be more satisfied as a Peace Corps worker than a bomber pilot. For example. Money: Obviously. Teaching is an obvious choice. you may have to settle for hang gliding on weekends. rather than being a foreign correspondent or an international jewel trader. Parents and children feel close to each other and spend much time together. you have to make a choice between your family life and adventure. you will want a career that lets you keep learning. You probably would not be happy as a traveling sales representative or a forest ranger.even if youre the only employee! Moral Judgment and Personal Consistency: If you score high in this category. Being shut away in a laboratory or sitting in a cubicle with an adding machine will probably hold few 63 . Power: Its hard to find an entry-level job with a lot of power.
but the fact remains that in many communities there are bus drivers everyone knows and respects. youll do best choosing something for which you have talent. you might consider working in sales or public relations. when. You would almost certainly be unhappy as a garbage collector or a coal miner. as an engineer in a large research firm. you should beware of careers that are rigidly supervised or scheduled. REMEMBER!!!! Values can change. You might find a use for your creativity by working as a program director for a senior citizens group. or as consultants. lawyers. and how much they will do. If you value creativity. you wont want a job that involves a great deal of travel or overtime. Beauty or Aesthetics: People who score high in aesthetics (love of beauty) like to be surrounded by beauty. Some sales representative positions allow you a great deal of freedom. Creativity: Writers and artist are often thought of as creative. speech pathologists.charms for you. Security: Careers with well-established companies. and to evaluate the results of your efforts. not just what job you do. some fields have more potential than others. 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 . Such a person is usually happier with clearly defined work. Helping Others: Women who value helping others have traditionally become teachers and nurses. People who work on a free-lance basis. social workers. If you get along with others and can talk easily with people you dont know well. Of course. psychologists. you may wish to take this value survey again in a year or two. but creativity is an important asset in other fields as well. or as a landscape architect. writers. Recognition: Is recognition what you want? If so. But there are many other options. There may be very few world-renowned bus drivers. something that will let you work to develop the talent. and physical therapists are just a few of the career possibilities for those scoring high in this area. counselors. For this reason. and in fact. You might like being a forest ranger at a park or an executive in a plush office. politicians. you will want a career that gives you room to make choices and decisions. usually do. may be able to decide where. are good choices for someone who values security. you might be happy as an interior designer or art dealer. If having time for close friendships outside of work is important. If this describes you. or those in areas that are basic to human needs and not likely to become obsolete. Doctors. Independence: If you value independence and freedom. though. to put your ideas into effect. You probably wouldnt be happy in a job that is rigid or inflexible. dietitians. It often depends on how you do your job.
Do the dishes 2. because it does not help make the best decision. finding and listing alternatives. like deciding what to eat or who to go out with. How hungry am I? Discuss possible questions to consider when making decisions. Have participants go back to their goal for which they identified three decisions to be made. do the dishes + mom is happy .e. Activity 3 . Write down a few from volunteers. Remember.to learn how to swim 1. For each of the decisions have students think of three things they must take into account. What food is at home to eat? 2. as well as thinking about the effects. there are many things to consider when making any kind of decision. Using camp goals. as they show we all make different decisions about how to solve the problem.mom may be angry 3. make the decision.DECISION-MAKING Activity 1: Introduction to Decision Making This activity gets the participants thinking about identifying decisions to be made to accomplish a goal.I have to stay up late and do my homework 2. listing them is not enough. Ignore her and do my homework + the homework will get done . Have volunteers share some answers. even when they dont realize it. Procedure: open discussion by defining the word Alternative. Do number one as an example together. Procedure: Ask the participants to review the goal made in the last goal setting session. different answers are good. There are many things which must consider before you make your decision. informed decision? Decision Making!? Sometimes making a decision depending on the situation will be difficult. 1. (what is the problem to be solved.what are decisions we make every day? Make a list of at least one for every group member if possible. positive and negative of your decision. as well as all the factors that influence our decisions. 65 . However. Example: deciding what to eat 1. Ignore her and do my homework. Say No! and go to my room + I may have privacy in my room to do my work . (A different option or choice available to you. Share possible alternatives that students came up with. Example You have a lot of homework and your mother asks you to do the dishes. Using the goals participants developed in the goal setting session.) Pass out copies of decision making sheet. Where can I learn? 2. have students identify what are advantages and disadvantages (+ and -) for each of the alternatives. Say No! and go to my room 3. Participants need to go one step further and list the advantages and disadvantages to each possible alternative. Share some aloud if theyd like. Procedure: Read this quote You make decisions every day. doesnt require stating your goals. Participants should refer to their goals from the previous session. list two decisions that need to be made to accomplish this goal. Who is going to teach me? As a group have students answer these questions. Close the session with a group discussion of What does it mean to make an organized.what do we take into account. Do I have any money? 3. have each student identify 3 problems to be solved or decisions to be made and possible ways to answer these questions (i. This activity gets participants thinking about decisions they make every day. 1. Read each situation to make sure everyone understands them. To be successful at most of them. It is important for young girls to recognize that there are several alternatives when faced with a difficult decision or problem. Remind of the goal s they had for the end of the camp. there may be more than one possibility. Have participants list three things they take into account for each of the decisions to be made.Mom might start yelling at me Discuss these within the group.) Activity 2 .) example: Camp goal . Whether consciously or unconsciously.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. For each situation have students list 3 alternative decisions they could make. big or small Brainstorm as a group . For the example.
10. 8. You play tennis very well and your parents want you to become a professional. You are talking to your boyfriend and suddenly you realize that if you dont leave immediately you will be late for work. 3. Your friends want to copy your homework and you believe that copying is wrong 6 You would like to be nominated for student council. They are thinking about the money you will make. You know that not everyone with talent is actually able to be a high-salaried tennis player. list at least one advantage and disadvantage. You want to wait and finish high school. The amount of money you receive from your husbands child support payments is not enough to live on for all of you. Anna has moved into the flat below yours and will be attending your school. What can you do? 5. For each later alternative. 1. Your husband decides he wants a divorce. ages 2. He is the first to ask you. You finished high school and for a while have worked as a factory worker before your children were born. What can you do? 66 . You do not want to go. You know that she needs new friends to feel welcome. write three alternative decisions you could make. Pavel. is 19. What can you do? 2. Your parents say its a shame to waste your talent. 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. He works in a music store part-time and attends some courses on woodcarving. You have been dating for 2 years and now Pavel wants to get married. 5. 2. You go on a high school skiing trip. 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. You are 17 years old and your boyfriend. but she just doesnt appeal to you. Someone you do not want to go with asks you to a dance. 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. You have been married for 10 years and have 3 children. Several friends at a party ask to you to try drugs but you dont want to do it. Your parents want you to attend the university they went to but you would rather go somewhere else.4. 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. and 6. You are forced to sell your house so you and your husband can divide the possessions equally.For each situation. 7. You are a beginner but all your friends are very good and have a lot of experience. What can you do? 4. 9. He wants to keep talking. You have a lot of homework and your mother asks you to do the dishes. You are willing to take some ski lessons but they are very expensive. They do not feel a mechanic is a respectable occupation for a woman. 4. Other possible scenarios include: 1. You are not busy that night. What can you do? 3. You enjoy tennis but do not want to spend the effort and time it would take to become a professional athlete. Anna recognizes you on the way to the bus stop and asks if she can go with you.
Your sister is using the telephone and you want to use it. We did skits with a male counselor asking out three different girls and their different responses. 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. Begin with an example. and assertive. Give students a few minutes to think of an AG/AS/P response for this situation. You see you boyfriend out with another girl. 2. its fun for them to practice the different roles. aggressive (AG) or passive (P). For each situation. Procedure: Put the following questions to the students. Identifying Attitudes. Your parents refuse to give you money to go out with your friends. A beggar child comes and asks you for money. Our attitudes. Share them with the group. Go over answers.Attitudes in Decision Making (see the LIFE Skills book for additional materials) 1. We also talked about the responses they might get from the other person depending on what we said and how we said it.) Even over-exaggeration is okay. Pass our situations to participants one per every two people. Discuss after each one the + and reactions to each. Your baby brother breaks your favorite gift from your best friend. We listed adjectives to describe that behavior and that worked well. As a whole group. For each one have the participants read the responses in a voice appropriate to the type of attitude. You missed school because you were sick and need to make up an exam in a class. Its important of the girls to realize they can decide to make a situation by choosing their response. (They may have trouble using the correct inflection of the emotion they are trying to convey. Discuss after sharing the positive and negative reactions that might result form each attitude we choose. aggressive and passive. The students should really get into this. Give them a few minutes to think of how they would answer the questions and then discuss them as a group. 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. Their responses affect the situation and can either make it better or worse. Possible situations to use. Aggression cuts off communication rather than facilitating. Procedure: sheets below. 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. discuss how were these behaviors different? Which one seemed most effective? Name each behavior and make a general group definition for each. Procedure. Your boyfriend wants to go to a movie that you dont want to see. 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 . passive. First. the counselors perform a skit. Discussion This activity is to wrap up this section and get the group talking about the importance of attitudes in our decision making process. What attitudes do we have? This is to introduce the three behaviors to the participants. (Sheet below) This activity lets students practice identifying responses and labeling them assertive. have students identify and label each response as Assertive (AS). It lets them see that they can choose how they respond in different situations by seeing this fun introductory lesson by the counselors. acting out different communication styles: aggressive. 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. Assertive behavior is a way of communicating your ideas and feelings while respecting the ideas and feelings of others. Passive is letting other people make decisions for you. 3.
just his once wont hurt? __ Are you crazy? What do you want to that for? __ No thanks. Im busy. okay. 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. so well get together after Im done with work. __ You cheated me out of 10 points on this problem! __ Ive discovered an error in the way my test was corrected. He is the first one to ask you. but you dont want to do it. __ I really ought to be going. Situation 8 Your parents want you to attend the same university they went to. __ Well. I but I need to make my own decision. but you would rather go somewhere else. or passive? Situation 1 You have a lot of homework to do and your mother asks you to do the dishes. Situation 9 You are talking to your boyfriend and realize that if you done leave immediately you will be late for work. __ Dont nominate Sarah! Shes a creep! __ You think to yourself. I can anything you can do only better! __ I want to learn to be a mechanic. __ Youre all male chauvinistic pigs. __ Well. OK. He wants to keep talking. __ Thanks for asking. You do not want to go although you care for him very much. They do not feel being a mechanic is a reasonable occupation for a woman. Situation 3 Your teacher has made a mistake grading your exam. __ Im sorry. I hope someone nominates me Situation 7 Someone you do not want to go out with asks you to dance. assertive. __My cousins coming from out of town and I have to be with her. I dont want to take the chance on getting caught. __ Why dont you do the dishes? Cant you see I have tons of homework? __ All right. __ Ill think about what you have said. I really dont want to try that. Lets go to a movie instead. __How can you think of doing something like that? What would happen if anyone found out? __ I dont feel right about doing that. __ Do nothing Situation 4 Your boyfriend tells you his parents will be out of town and you can spend the evening at his house. but Id rather not. I already have a date. Situation 2 Several friends at a party ask you to try drugs. be sure to change the words some. __ I worked hard on this and I want full credit for the assignment.Aggressive. __ I think Im qualified and would like to be nominated for student council. __ You always try to run my life! Ive had it! __ If youre sure that is best. Youll probably be surprised one day at what I can do. You are not busy that night. __ Not go to that school 68 . __ Oh no you dont! Youre making me late for work! __ I know you want to talk more. mom __ I have a ton of homework tonight and Id rather not have to do the dishes so I can get my work finished. __ What? Sorry. __ Thats Cheating!! Situation 6 You would like to be nominated for the student council. Situation 5 Your friend wants to copy your homework and you believe that copying is wrong.
I want to have all the facts before I make a decision ________________________________________________ 4.K.. in response to the following sentences: 1. Most of the time. I try to find out the cause of my anger ___________________________________________________________ 3. 0 4 You are not yet good at being assertive. Keep trying! 10 12 You should be proud of yourself. Work on being more sensitive and aware of others emotions. If I disagree with someone. I make it a point to express good feelings as well as bad ____________________________________________ 7. I offer solutions to problems instead of just complaining ___________________________________________ 10. Stand up for what you believe and always be honest about your feelings. but you still need to work on how to express yourself in an assertive way. I can admit when I am angry __________________________________________________________________ 2. Dont worry. I take responsibility for my own feelings instead of blaming others ___________________________________ 6. its not at someone elses expense ____________________________________________ 8. it takes practice to be perfect! 5 9 O. You know how to say what you mean in the most productive way. not the person _____________________________________________________ 5. I can express my feelings honestly _____________________________________________________________ 2. I can say no without apologizing or feeling guilty _______________________________________________ 1. When I say how I feel. Sometimes. I dont use verbal or physical abuse ______________________________________ 9. I criticize a persons behavior.Test YOUR assertiveness Choose one of the following statements: Almost never. 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 .
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.
choose one issue.think out of the box! Part 2 A. (Have a scribe write down the ideas on big paper during the discussion. B. In the application. Use the format youve learned in the goal setting and decision making sessions. where .every color but black . Draw community maps (idea taken from Peace Corps Program Design and Management Workshop. 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. Explain what a map of the community is and show examples. This session was designed to introduce the concept of community service and to help the campers design. C.: During the pre camp informational meetings. set of governing rules. 1. Brainstorm Activity. 3. it is time to do your sweat equity. Mission Statement: over the next year we will teach 4th graders about the dangers of smoking. list the positive and negative outcomes and draw a time line.) Ask the campers the following questions: what are some examples of communities. 4.) Do you think weve formed a community this week at GLOW? Why? B. aspects that benefit our communities. Now as we are finishing up Camp Glow. Examples: show Sighetu Maramtiei and Danbury. Answer the who.) What community do you spend most of your time with? (school. 1. Show Maps of communities. In your groups. school. a project which reflected their concerns and interests. when . It isnt just a street map. why and how. 76 . CT (appendix) 2. church.. Explain what community assets are . Have the groups present their action plans to the whole group. problem or challenge to work on in your community over the next year. We wanted all of the campers to leave the camp with a concrete idea for a community service project. one of the essays asked As a leader in your community. wheat. Congratulate them all on being Women in Action. the campers were told that committing to Camp GLOW also mean committing to a community service project during the following school year. Example: do this in the big group together. a population.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. World. April 21-23. respect.and big paper Assign ahead of time an adult to help facilitate the activity Draw a map of the community . 1999). (Most basic communities. family. 1. Part 1.positive characteristics. 2. Divide campers up by town. not by discussion group Pass out markers . town.be creative . A. families) What are some characteristics of a community? What makes a community a community? (common needs and interests. what can you do in the next year to improve your community? Give specific examples. The Camp GLOW young women were all very enthusiastic about this project and took great pride and drawing and talking about their communities. Europe.
I have a gift to bring Refrain 79 . 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. destination is my community And a street person my responsibility If I have a care in the world.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. 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. 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.
to be abroad within two years HOW: contact friends made at GLOW camp. Phase 3: solutions to problems. Phase 4: Growth. Berlin WHEN: study to take tests in fall.) 80 . Remind them that dreaming is FREE and doesnt cost a thing. Lesson: to explain what a goal is. 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. Once you have gone through this process. everything seems to fail. Same in life. the whole point of the game is useless. When you arrive a the stadium you notice there is something strange about the field. if you have no goals. London. it made it seem more achievable. you have grown and you are excited and ready for more. There are no goals. crazy dreams and be open to new things. The players are kicking the ball around. It was also good fuel for journal discussion and other team building activities. people give up. When you are determined to follow your goal. no answer in sight. They can explore this more in their journals and later in the camp. The four Phases: Draw a circle on the board and divide it into 4 quarters. Boston. Take a few minutes to have them loosely play with this outline. but nothing is happening. Explain that when setting up for a goal you will miss a few shots. LA or Chicago. Hagi does not walk off the field when he misses a shot and hes not considered a failure. Who the people who will help you towards your goals Where: a place. Explain that without goals. Be creative and open to new ideas. you are just on the field kicking the ball around. explain concept of networking. When they could visually see the goal. The circle starts all over again. PCVs. medical schools in USA. You then give the example of having front row seats for everyone to see Brazil play Romania in the Olympics. Europe WHERE: USA. It was what we based the camp on and it is a simple way to put down thoughts. Its easy to set up goals. Why: check back to the mission statement. talk with doctor back home. What: e specific. newspapers. know that for each problem there is a solution. Each day do something to push me closer to my goal. WHY: because I want to be a good doctor. (Past experience: The girls were very excited to heart this liberal way of thinking.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. Let them dream big. Expect to have failures and challenges as you go for your goals. Life is beautiful Phase 2: Problems arise. Paris. Example Mission statement: to go abroad to University and study medicine WHAT: to be a heart surgeon WHO: parents. Use this simple outline: Mission statement: a brief sentence explaining what you want to accomplish. The more failures you have the closer you are to getting to your goal. explain the mission statement more here. Encourage their ideas and tell them that anything is possible if they really want to achieve it. Have the girls break up into groups to write out their goals. Start with the upper right hand corner and go clockwise. Have one girl draw out a soccer field. Internet. Phase 1: the honeymoon where everything is perfect. use the analogy of a football team.
Are you interested in each others lives outside the relationship? 4. without accusing. gently touching the other. Is your relationship threatened by others? 9. Read the following questions and have them write yes or no next to the corresponding number: 1. Sometimes conflicts are caused by misunderstanding. 10. It doesnt have to be a romantic one. Do you rely on this person to make you feel good about yourself? 8. 1-3: This relationship has a few positive qualities. State how you feel when a the other does a specific action. mutual respect ) Are there bad relationships that would be better to end than to try to improve? 81 . Do you feel you have become a better person because of this relationship? 14. either come to compromise that both parties feel good about or agree to disagree. and not bring in previous unresolved problems and situations. 7. Do each of you have your own interests? 5. Have the girls come up with role plays in pairs to practice this model using the conflicts they thought of earlier. each yes scores 1 and each no 0. For these. Continue to keep this relationship positive. Sometimes the source is a loss of temper because a disagreement about something small escalated. 9. 5. Present and Practice: Present the use of I statements using The Message Diagram handout. or walking away to de-escalate a conflict. Do you feel uncomfortable expressing your feelings to this person? 11. For questions 1. Do you feel you are a valuable person outside of this relationship? 7. Do both of you contribute to improving this relationship? 12. 7-10: Good. Do you enjoy being with this person? 13. why you feel the way that you do. Stress the importance of active listening. Discuss and come to a compromise. 11-14: Success! If there is time. Relationships Evalutation Quiz: Have the girls think of a relationship they have or between two people they know. taking time outs. You should work to improve it. 12. discuss the following questions: Can bad relationships be improved? What can we do to improve relationships? (communicate. 11. Do you feel the other person listens to you? 2. Can both of you accept changes in expectations? Have the girls score their papers as follows: For questions 2. but better communication could be a solution. and 13. Is this relationship the most important thing in your life? 6. 4. judgemental You did. You should limit your use of the words always and never. Sometimes there is a conflict of interests or difference of opinion in a situation. 8. Try to explain. Be patient with the response. Propose something specific for the other to do instead. 6. just one they are familiar with. Have them number a blank paper 1-14. 14. 4-6: This relationship has some problems. Emphasize the following points: Begin with I feel. You should focus on a specific problem for you both to discuss. not the accusing. Stress the importance of sitting.Conflict Resolution and Relationships Brief Overview: Have the girls think about recent conflicts and what the source of the conflict was. Can you talk freely with this person about your problems? 3. Can you be yourself in this relationship? 10. 3. Give examples. each no scores 1 and each yes scores 0.
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. 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. This exercise can be very lively. with laughter. 2. each participant will say the phrase Oh! Henry! using different body language. may be better to express openly than others. or simply use the word feelings throughout the session. therefore. Managing Emotions Gallery Walk (1 hour) Spend a few moments discussing how some of the emotions listed might translate into risky behavior. Refer back to the communication skills sessions to create this link to emotions and communication. MATERIALS: Flip charts or board Markers or pens Tape Flip chartsabout eight with the following phrase written on them: How do you manage your __________. Identify strategies to effectively manage emotions. 30 minutes OBJECTIVES: By the end of the session. with joy. tones of voice. brainstorm on a flipchart or on the board the different emotions that were expressed in the exercise. Going around the circle. what do you do to control this feeling? If you are feeling sexual and want to be with someone. decisionmaking skills. you may want to refer to the discussion of emotions in this session during other Life Skills sessions. facilitate a discussion on the link between managing ones emotions and avoiding risk behavior. Have fun with it! After everyone has participated once or twice. Have someone define the term and write the answer on the board or flip chart. sexual feelings. Some of these emotions. Show how you can say the phrase Oh! Henry! with many different emotionswith anger. PREPARATION Clear the walls all around the room for hanging flip charts. I.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. 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. with fear. Oh!Henry! (20 minutes) Referring to the Bridge Model. but it is very important that we develop strategies to do so. List a number of emotions that may have an influence on the development of Life Skills. and is often best conducted during the first weeks introduction to all the Life Skills. participants will be able to: 1. and relationship skills. If you are feeling very angry and want to hit someone. Like thinking skills. all participants should move throughout the room and write on the flip charts what their 82 . or jealousy. Remind the group that there are many ways that we can communicateeven with our bodies and our tone of voice. Fill in the blanks left on the flip chart with the emotions participants indicate need to be managed. You might want to make sure that all participants understand the meaning of the word emotion. such as joy or happiness. This session is a general introduction to the topic of managing emotions. Then place them around the room (taped to the wallor if that is not possibleon tables or benches). Many of us already have strategies that we use to manage our emotions. TIME : 1 hour. and facial expressions to communicate different emotions. For about 15 or 20 minutes. Introduce the idea of emotions with a quick exercise. 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. After that. what can you do? We will now take a few moments to share techniques for managing our emotions. including communication skills. 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. passion. there are not many sessions that focus on emotion management skills specifically. managing ones emotions is crucial in all interactions.
An example of one of the completed flip charts might be: How Do I Manage My Anger? Count to 10.strategies are for managing the emotions listed. Pray/meditate. Stop and analyze why I am really angry. have all participants sit down and process the exercise. Evaluation (10 minutes) At the end of the session. After the gallery walk. Think of a funny story. Try to communicate and resolve the situation peacefully. Think about the situation from the perspective of the other person. 83 . along with two to three strategies that they will attempt to use to control those feelings. the participants should take a gallery walk of the flip chartswalking to and reading each of them in turn. Walk away and come back to the situation later. What were some of the best ideas? Were any ideas unrealistic? Do any of them take practice? III. learning the perspectives offered on managing emotions. ask participants to stand and state the emotion that they are most committed to learning to control. After all ideas have been exhausted.
Process the exercise. She/he should then try to draw the picture as he/she understands it to look from the description. only to discover later that what we meant. Remind them not to peek! Now ask them to open their eyes and unfold their pieces of paper. when the phrase has been whispered all around the circle. only using their bodies and faces. Point out other types of body language between people. Point out how easy it can be for us to know what is going on in general through what we do with our bodies. Finish by suggesting that participants think. a friend. about the ways they use their own bodies to say things to one another. animals. They should be torn in many different ways. The important thing is that he/she should no longer listen although the speaker will continue telling the story. Each pair should also choose an animal. Give the pair a few minutes to work on this. They should then re-enact the argument between them in mime. Ask for five volunteers to leave the training area for a few minutes. and so on. This person whispers it to the person to his/her right and so on all the way around the circle. displaying them to the other participants. Rumors. Ask him/her to say it out loud. There should be some interesting differences. you ask the listeners to stop listening. interested listener compared with telling it to a bad listener. Ask the first pair to re-enact its scene in the middle of the circle. The pairs should select one person to be the mother and one to be the child. or any other line. Trust Ask the participants to divide into pairs. Then announce to the group what you originally said. he/she should be handed a new piece of paper and some markers/pencils. Then hide the picture and ask someone to call the five volunteers back to the group. Thank the five volunteers. and positions. With their eyes closed. yell Stop! At this stage. Pick out two pairs whose scenes looked particularly clear. The original phrase is usually very different from the final product! Discuss how this relates to communication skills. Think of a phrase to whisper beforehand. the speaker should continue to describe his/her happy experience. One point is to show everyone how even simple instructions can mean very different things to different people. After a couple of minutes. Make them promise to keep their eyes shut! Hand each participant a sheet of paper. Bring out a piece of flip chart paper (or plain paper) and ask the remaining people to agree on a picture. a tree. Pass the Picture : Communication Skills// Perceptions This is another good warm-up to illustrate different peoples perceptions of what they hear. Ask every participant to close his/her eyes. At this stage. who in turn describes it to the third volunteer. Ask participants how they felt as speakers telling their story to a willing. for example. Each pair should think of a discussion that one of them has had with their spouse. are quite different. After a couple of minutes. Repeat with the second pair. turn around. This volunteer must then describe the picture in words to the second volunteer. a house. How many people like to work in the garden? or I wish I could walk to the river. When the fifth volunteer has heard a description of the picture. or anyone that developed into an argument. compare it with the original picture. with no words. Whisper this line quietly to the person to your right. the person to your left should be the final one to receive it. One volunteer is then shown the picture for about a minute. whistle. one for each participant. 84 . They should not make it too complicated. She/he should receive no help from the rest of the group! When she/he is finished. and he/she is not allowed to ask for the phrase to be repeated. Listening Pairs : Communication Skills Divide participants into pairs. such as eye contact. and so forth. Each person should only whisper what he/ she heard. but the results were different. Now separate the groupsall mothers on one side of the room and all children on the other side. Then ask everyone to return to the larger group. Ask participants what this exercise can show us. Then fold the paper in half again. the children must try to find and touch their mothers. Folding Paper Game : Communication Skills/Perceptions You will need sheets of paper for this game. We often think we are saying something clearly to someone. One should describe to the other an event in his/her life which made him/her feel very happy. The mother should make the sound that the animal makes so the child will know the mothers voice. Ask members of the audience to tell the story the pair is acting out.Telephone: Communication Ask everyone to stand in a circle or a line. Tear off the bottom righthand corner of the paper. such as. Children must close their eyes. Encourage them to think how they might use their bodies differently in different contexts to convey different messages to people. Body Language: Communication Skills Divide group into pairs. Then ask participants to do the following: Fold their paper in half. The listener should say nothing but just concentrate hard on hearing what is being said. The picture could include. Mothers will make the animal sound while moving about the room. over the next few days and weeks. Finally. but the listener should stop listening completely. distance between people. look elsewhere. Everyone followed the instructions correctly. and two or three people to draw it. Next tear off the lower left-hand corner. the speaker and listener should change roles and do the exercise again. She/he could yawn. and what they understood. Point out that it is often much harder than we suppose for us all to understand things in the same way. The pair should first establish the two characters and their relationship.Afternoon activities Communication Skills Mother-Child Trust Call: Communication.
and so on. looking at the volunteer and perceiving him/her from all angles. Invite them to explain why they are standing where they are. Ask everyone to answer at all times according to what they can actually see from their own position.Shout. continue with the game. Finally.violent direct action d) Blow up withdraw from conflict f) give in g) stand firm. Ask participants to stand in a circle. Sing! Communication Ask participants to stand in a circle. 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. Continue until. everyone has had a chance. 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. Explain that you are going tocall out someones name as you cross the circle towards that person. Choose another part of the body. Ask the walker to give a running commentary on what he/she is seeing and how his/her vision of the volunteer changes. Go through the same questions with three different people. 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. what can you do to close the gap? a) avoid conflict at all costs b) negotiate c) non. Ask one volunteer to stand in the middle. Ask someone standing directly to the side of the volunteer the same question. Explain to all participants that you are going to ask some questions. When your name gets called again. facing the same way through the questions and answers which are to follow. ask one participant to walk around the whole circle. such as the arms. Then. Ask her/him to stand still. ask participants to consider how our perspective on a situation shapes our understanding of it. not what they know is there. 85 . but this time. She or he should then move from her/his position in the circle to the place where you were standing. that person should call out someone elses name who should then move. label different parts of the room according to the choices and ask people to choose by standing in that area of the room. whisper the name of the person you choose next and ask everyone else to whisper too when it is their turn. Finally. when your name is called again. Whisper. After everyone sits down. Ask someone standing in front of the volunteer: How many eyes has he/she got? Ask someone standing behind the volunteer the same question. Variation: For the questions in which they are to chose a response. say that this time the name of the next person must be sung out. Then place someone else in the middle. 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. 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.
remove or hurt the environment in any way.) 86 . (High burn out rate if group leader has to look for flat dead frog more than three times. This was something silly and yet challenging for the girls to find. Time: up to one hour. a big forest. Here is a sample list of what the girls can look for. We even added flat dead frog because there were so many in our area. 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. You can do this in the sun and in the rain.) The girls were very competitive when it comes to winning prizes. The first team back wins a prize. An honest team leader (counselor) should go with the team and girl will point out what they find. Supplies: a large sheet posted at home listing items to find (have the teams select one person to write out list). 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. Be creative and use your surroundings to add or not use certain items. Best to do in small groups and trade off group leaders to keep the ideas fresh. They really enjoyed this activity and had very creative ideas for the general items on the list. depending on how successful the teams are in finding the items. They are not to pick. It is also to make them aware of their environment. Directions.
all different colors. Hold the left hand string tight and knot the other around it. 2. red = 4 3. tablecloth.) As they hang side-by-side. Repeat steps ALWAYS beginning with the outside string working in towards the middle. 32 inches long each. call the string on the right the right hand string and the one on the left the left hand string. Tie the first string 1 to 2. 3. Repeat so you have a double knot. Separate them in this order: 1 . 2.Friendship Bracelets There is only one basic knot that you need to make a lot of bracelets. You need to be able to tie it in TWO directions. blue = 2.1 Ex. Separate the strings and start at the left.3 . Now take the same string you just tied (the one that had been on the far left) and tie double knots around each string. Start on the far left again and do the same double knots. 25 inches long each 1. (left hand string goes behind the blue and over the green). Fold the strings in half to make eight strings.4 . Pull toward the right and hold snug. 4. By the time you are finished the far left string will be on the right.2 .4 . tying double knots right to left. 4. ALWAYS TIE DOUBLE KNOTS!!! Going the other way 1. ALWAYS TIE DOUBLE KNOTS!! 4. Tie a knot about ½ inch to 1 inch from the top forming a loop. 5. The left hand string will be on the right side. Hold the right hand string TIGHT. 6. ALWAYS TIE DOUBLE KNOTS!! The basic diagonal Stripe You need four colors. Now tie the two middles together. Use the string #1 from the right that you were just working with. 64 inches long 1. Pull toward the left and pull snug. 6. Tie a knot about 1 ½ inches from the top. Repeat so you have a double knot. 3. 4. Now take the other string 1 from the far right and work towards the middle. your shoe. 5. yellow = 3.2 . Take two (different color) strings tie a knot and pin it to something (the knee of your jeans. 3. 2. The Chevron Four stripes. black = 1. You should tie left to right. 4 and then stop. Hold the 3rd string (next to the one on the far left) and tie double knots tightly around the 3rd string. This is the knot going RIGHT to LEFT. 87 . Keep going until the bracelet is as long as you would like.3 . 2. This is the knot going left to right. 3. Hold the right hand string tight and knot the other behind it. 1. Pull the knots tight.
independent. and the like. rational. and men are in charge of land and trade. cooking. What is sex? [Those functions of men and women that are biologically determined. 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.] During discussion. Examples: In Honduras. school. Read the list of adjectives and have girls move to the appropriate side. has separate and distinct roles: women handle household chores. In another tribal group. · · 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. Ask volunteers to explain their decisions. assertive. In Thailand. Then discuss sex vs. 88 . female hero that you admire (How many fictional. athletic. changeable and not universal. friends.Gender Roles Introduction Activity: On a flip chart.] What is gender? [Functions of men and women that are socially determined. adventurous. Designate one side of the room as male and the other as female. sexually-aggressive. religion. 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. write down the following adjectives: sensitive. the Hmong. have girls discuss the following questions: Remembering your childhood. the Karen. An example is that women give birth. Gender roles are learned. creative. beautiful. change over time and vary between and within cultures. strong. Takes into account the relationship of women and men to each other and their community. intuitive. emotional. media. agriculture is considered mens work. intelligent. gender and biologically vs. universal and not changeable. In small groups. submissive. draw on the flip chart the Gender vs. it is considered womens work. Sex distinctions are the same worldwide. men and women do agriculture work together and men help with household chores. expectations or societal norms associated with a particular sex. Sex diagram from the handout. dangerous or harmful? What characteristics should a healthy person have? · · · · · · · · · · Closing Activity: Either utilizing the previous list of adjectives or creating new ones. female heroes can your group name? Fictional. and cleaning? Who is a fictional. caring. 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. socially determination. one tribal group. have the girls make a list of the five adjectives which they would like to describe them. while in the Congo. emphasizing such ideas as family.
Human Pyramid 1) Participants should be in their teambuilding groups. Have a helper next to each stick because they really do get dizzy. despite the overcast sky and drizzle. That way it was just fun for all to participate. cover one end with a cushion somehow (t shirt. take one step back and toss it back. 3) The idea is that they must walk with 3 legs . One end of the stick must remain on the ground and their forehead must remain touching the stick. but watch out for the ground if its not so soft. 3) The first person on each team runs to the stick. butt towards the ground to their other teammate at the other end. Each team member needs a partner from the team for this. willy nilly. They spin around the stick 5 times and run back to the start line. facing each other. and puts their feet in the air. facing each other. they worked together much better. A lot of fun working together. 1) Teams line up at the start line in single file. If you can find a nice grassy field on which to play these games it would be best. show how its done and tell them to be careful. divided in half. about 2 meters long. 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 . 2) First person takes the water balloon and holds/puts it between chin and chest. divided in half. sock). The girls were SO excited when they succeeded and we tried again until we had it. They then pass the socks from their hands to the next teammate and that person returns. 2) Tie the inside legs of the partners together when they stand next to teach other. 2) Each participants starts sitting on the ground and must walk on all fours. to a line and back.it hurts! Wheelbarrow Race Materials: socks if the ground isnt soft. Here are some of the races/contests. Cement is not recommended. We found that when we took away the competition aspect of it away from the teams. 1) Teams line up single file. 3) Those that survive. people with whom they have worked on building trust. It took a total of about 2 hours for all of these. The Suncuius 2001 camp had all the campers participate. The Sovata 1999 camp used the teambuilding groups that had been together throughout the camp. taking pictures of each group as a human pyramid. with the socks on. 4) This race is hilarious because after they spin. They rotated groups in the afternoon and didnt do this as a whole camp. puts on end on the stick and their forehead on the other end. 4) This can be hilarious and really messy.one big middle one. Relay Races: Materials: sticks. or using their hands in any way. which their partner holds on to and pushes them like a wheelbarrow across the ground while the person walks on their hands. 2 Working with counselors. the participants dont have any idea where the start line is and often run in the wrong direction. falling hurts! Water Balloon/Orange Pass Materials: waterballoons or oranges. the idea is for the group to build a human pyramid. (string and masking tape both hurt and broke) 1) Each person needs a partner. 1) Teams line up the start and the end line. without formal teams. You need one for each team. but with only two teambuilding groups per session. Materials: socks to put over hands if ground isnt soft. 2) The sticks should be spread out along he other side of the filed so that one is in front of each team. Three legged race Materials: Strong tape or strips of fabric. 3) team members must pass it down the line without dropping it. 2) All the campers on one side toss the egg/balloon to their partner. They then pass the socks to the next person on the other side. 1) Have the teams line up and the start and end line. whichever you have. 3) Once again. 2) One person puts their hands on the ground. Its also dangerous though because the girls can fall down. hand and feet.GLOW Olympics The GLOW Olympics were an afternoon of silly races and contests. 89 . The girls really got into the silliness of it all. Crabwalk. 4) A fun and easy thing to do. Water balloon or egg toss 1) Each person needs a partner and one water balloon/egg.
Discovery Journal Get to know yourself by looking back. why you came. Writing about them helps take you to a place of forgiveness and healing. You will go away with old. I would sleep little. Clear your mind. and feel? What kinds of things in your life do you want to build on? Find a photo or an image. I would dress simply. but still I can something and because I cannot do everything. Its yours! How can a journal help me? ¨ Self-discovery. 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. ¨ Courage to pursue your passion. Ralph Waldo Emerson If for an instant God were to forget that I am rag doll and gifted me with a piece of life. How are you treating your body? Create Your Own Journal You can name it whatever you like. understanding that for each minute we close our eyes we lose sixty seconds of light. I would wake when others sleep. Adlai Stevenson I am only one. I would value things. And let your thoughts and emotions flow freely. I will not refuse to do the something I can do. Food For Thought. ¨ Less stress. As a child. and how I would enjoy a good chocolate ice cream! If God were to give me a piece of life. but rather I would think of all that I say. Gratitude Journal Record five things you love every day. Your journal is here for you whenever you feel like writing or reflecting about anything. good friends. 90 . possibly I wouldnt say all that I think. I cannot do everything. dream more. Releasing all your inner thoughts and anxieties through writing can help release unwanted stress. experience. 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. Writing consistently in a journal can give you a deeper connection with your own inner self. your breakthroughs. baring not only my body but also my soul. Be daring. Through the process of writing. ¨ Greater sense of peace. And follow your feelings. It is important that you do not censor yourself as you write. not for their worth but for what they mean. I would listen when others talk.This is to have succeeded. were you afraid of. This is your own private space for your general daily thoughts. Do not worry about grammar or punctuation errors. Discover yourself. Relax. Knowing what you want to do with your life is the first step in making it happen. Your insights. What should I write about? Writing helps clarify feelings. Be risky. What does it make you feel? How often should I write? As often you like. what are the themes taking place in your life? Health Journal Your goals. a garden patch. Camp Glow 2001 Suncuius Your days are short here. ¨ Understanding the past. what you loved. or a redeemed social condition To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. touch the depths of Truth.Journalling A journal is a private place to express all your inner thoughts and feelings.! Getting Started Find a comfortable position in your chair. throw myself face first into the sun. Different types of Journals Daily Journal Write whatever you like here. your inner most secrets record them all here. Journaling can bring up many issues in life that are still unresolved. 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. a teen. Choose a topic each day. Start writing words. but still I am one. Feel the Hem of Heaven. Put every thought onto the page. Remember how you felt. successes and challenges. and a young adult. Be you. and let your mind go. In the quiet and serenity of this lovely place. and dreamed of doing. Its good for your body and soul. Awareness Get to know what really brings you joy in life. And remember when you leave. you will come closer to understanding who you are and who you want to be in life. 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 walk when others hold back.
Dorothy Day How to Fail What strange tales I would tell if I were a guest speaker at a graduation.. I would convince each woman and each man that they are my favorites. To get at those minds still fresh from the accomplishment of 12 years education what a great opportunity. So many people think the world was created just for them. Edmund Burke There is a call to all of us. therefore he should not stand an idle spectator of what others are doing Sarah Kirby Trimmer No act of kindness. I wouldnt let a single day pass without telling the people I love that I love them. and not just once. unhappily shall I be dying. a call to servicethat we join with others to try to make things better in this world. Applying for any kind of work in a T-shirt and jeans will further enhance your chance for failure. it is full also of the overcoming of it Helen Keller We do not strive for spectacular actions. I have learned that when a newborn child squeezes for the first time with his tiny fist his fathers finger. James Jackowski. My God.My God. Mother Teresa If you want peace. You will meet the same people on the way down. no matter how closely you follow the diagrams. but in truth they wont be of much use. The only ones who are owed anything are those whose victories and defeats paved the way for all the opportunities available to you. Pope Paul VI Heaven is living in your hopes and hell is living in your fears. no matter how small. You will experience the biggest failure of all if you believe the romantic notion that Love means never having to say youre sorry. You will fail if you see corruption and do not fight it. if I had a heart.. As the saying goes. There are thousands of books on that subject. So much have I learned from you. You know. You must suit the job. What is not found very often are the directions on how to fail. work for justice.. 91 . retired columnist by way of Ann Landers. You will fail if you start your business life looking for a job that suits you. for when I keep them within this suitcase. and they disregard the feelings of others. The blueprints and formulas are all there for anyone to follow. I have learned that everyone wants to live on the peak of the mountain. oh men. Gabriel Garcia Marquez Every living creature that comes into the world has something allotted him to perform. the degree of love you put into each of your deeds. You will fail if you suffer bad politicians and do not bother to vote. especially a high school graduation. You will fail if you are inconsiderate of others. not knowing that they grow old when they cease to be in love! To a child I shall give wings. 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. Remember. is ever wasted Aesop Although the world is full of suffering. but I shall let him learn to fly on his own. he has him trapped forever.. tom Robbins Nobody makes a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could only do a little. What counts is the gift of yourself. I would tell them how to fail.. Failure. It means being able to say Im sorry. anyone who has lived long enough to retire will tell you that love means just the opposite.. You will fail if you do not try to right a wrong whenever possible. I would tell them something they never thought they would hear. I would show men how very wrong they are to think that they cease to be in love when they grow old. You will fail if you climb a corporate ladder by stepping on people. You will fail if you think anybody owes you anything because of your education. but probably several times in your life. to feel the pain of their thorns. and I would live in love with love. is pretty much a certainty. Over the stars I would paint with a Van Gogh dream a Benedetti poem. For in truth. With my tears I would water roses. Among those might be your great-grandparents who now live in a nursing home. but with forgetting. You will fail if you see abuse and do not speak out against it. I would teach the old that death does not come with old age. and the red kiss of their petals. you are just as different to them. however. You will fail if you are intolerant of individuals with strange-sounding names and different color skin. We must share the space on this planet with each other. and wait for the sun to show. without knowing that real happiness is in how it is scaled. if I had a piece of life. anyone can tell you how to succeed. I would tell the graduates that success is never guaranteed. I would write my hate on ice. and a Serrat song would be the serenade Id offer to the moon. From you I have learned so many things.
You might want to wear wet gear an apron. Use your paper to draw on. With adult supervision. Wire Clothes Hanger: Bend the wire hanger to make any shape of your choice. When youre finished making paper. smock. allowing some pulp to settle onto the screen and. overnight. Pour the blended mixture into the large tub and then fill the tub with warm water. Making sure the lid is on tight. blend at medium speed until you no longer see pieces of paper (the pulp has a soupy consistency called a slurry). Cut a piece of wire screen large enough to cover the hole when placed in the bottom of the pan. Couching: Place clean dishtowels. Allow it to drip over the tub until most of the water has drained through. Lift the screen gently. gently move it back and forth to get an even layer of fibers on the screen. and squeeze out moisture using a rolling pin. It is essentially a mat held together by the fibers roughness. You can blend in a piece of construction paper for color. Wooden Frame: Buy or build a frame which you will prepare for paper making. leaving behind the paper. felt. so plan to use a work space that wont be harmed by moisture. fill the blender halfway with warm water. mixing thoroughly until the ingredients are evenly dispersed. The papermaking process is a wet one. or send to a friend! 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 92 . Dont pour the pulp down the drain. Gently peel off the paper.. stretching it to loosen the paper from the cloth. collect the leftover pulp in a strainer and throw it out. Embroidery Hoop: Place a screen or nylon stocking between two hoops to make another inexpensive frame. pull the cloth gently from both ends. Cover your hanger with a nylon stocking and staple it in place. if you can. Lift the frame out of the mixture. You should have a uniform layer of the pulp mixture on the screen. tightly staple or tack a wire screen to the frame. Soak the paper in warm water in the large tub for at least 30 minutes or. Slide your frame into the tub. dried flowers or herbs for texture. When the paper is dry. and tear the paper into small (1") pieces. still holding the frame underwater. and can be made from almost any fibrous material like wood or recycled paper. While the technology has evolved dramatically over the centuries. then add a handful of the soaked paper. couch paper or newspaper on a flat surface and flip the screen paper-side-down on the cloth. 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. or old clothing. The process for making paper was invented in China in the second century A. the basic steps are simple enough to be able to make paper at home. Cover the paper with another cloth or piece of felt. tape or coating from the scrap paper. fold. keeping it flat. or stir in short pieces of thread. or freeze it in a plastic bag for future use. 1 2 Remove any plastic. and all paper was made one sheet at a time until 1798. Place the sheets out of the way to dry.D. Press the pulp gently with your hand to squeeze out excess moisture. You may want to let the paper dry overnight. Soak up excess water from the bottom of the screen with a sponge. If making a wooden frame. A plastic or wooden picture frame can make an excellent papermaking frame.Making Paper Paper is simple material.
If you ignore sexual harassment it will probably stop. Boys can not be sexually harassed by girls. AGREE DISAGREE 2. Two people may also interpret a situation in 2 different ways. AGREE DISAGREE 5. How? Jokes about their sexual experience. or that if they mention it to someone 93 . Boys CAN be harassed. It does not matter if the target and offender agree on a certain incident being sexual harassment or improper behavior. Write how it makes you feel. Sometimes. They may also not know their rights. None of these are reasons to endure sexual attention or improper conduct from an adult or classmate. it IS sexual harassment. It is very important for a student to speak to a trusted adult about any repeated sexually suggestive remarks or behavior that belittles you. Write things down. Sexual harassment in schools isnt a private event because schools are very public places. If a girl says she is being sexually harassed and the boy says hes only fooling then its not sexual harassment. AGREE DISAGREE 3. boys are usually less likely to name these behaviors as unwelcomed because of social or cultural pressures. Sexual harassment is SERIOUS and VIOLATING. 2. 4. not the harassers. AGREE DISAGREE Answers and Suggestions 1. Sometimes people who are being harassed are afraid to say stop! They may fear the harassment is their fault. being called gay. If Im being sexually harassed by an adult theres nothing I can do.Sexual Harassment Quiz 1. or an employer. That is no reason not to speak up. 3. interactions between students happens privately or is unobserved. 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. dont assume that others will not believe you. or disagreement might result in one student accusing the other of lying. Think always about the power of your word and the consequences of your actions. or someone very popular or influential in the community. Unlike the reaction a girl might have to unwanted sexual attention or commentary. Maybe the next time you may be more prepared to respond if you have a better understanding of your own emotions or reactions. you are being sexually harassed. unwanted grabbing of their bodies. comments on the size of their private parts. though. Tell someone you trust. ***Sexual harassment is defined from the targets perspective. AGREE DISAGREE 4. If a girl says shes being sexually harassed and the boy says hes only fooling. Just because no one witnesses a sexual offense that you have experienced. If ignored it could escalate or get worse. If no one else sees me being harassed theres nothing I can do because the harasser will just say Im lying. 5. It might be scary to point the finger at an adult that might have power over your grade. *** 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. Ignoring sexual harassment does not cause it to stop. 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.
React quickly when someone puts you in a difficult situation. Understand that you are IMPORTANT and have the right to say NO. Be independent. what you are wearing. If you have to say NO.else they will be laughed out. a teacher you are comfortable talking to. Know WHERE you are (!) and how to get home. retaliated against. a trusted adult. Trust your instincts. and look out for yourself. Dont say maybe or I dont know. or shamed. ***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. Leave a situation when you first become uncomfortable. dont go with someone you dont know for sure you can trust. know where you are going. Be careful with substances that can change your judgement: alcohol. avoid drugs. Say EXACTLY what you want. a counselor. Have enough money with you to get home or plan ahead of time a ride or walking buddy. dont be talked into things you wouldnt normally do. like you mean it. say it with authority. marijuana. dont drink too much alcohol. 94 . and your attitude. Who can we alert if someone is making unwanted sexual advances or derogatory comments to us? *** A friend. Be aware of how you interact with others physically. Be aware of your surroundings and what kind of attention you are attracting. How can we PROTECT OURSELVES??? Avoid high risk situations: dont walk alone. not when the problem has gotten worse.
Freestyle Wrestling: Girls from opposing teams thumb wrestle each other. Volleyball: A blindfolded balloon timed game of volleyball with miniature teams. The first team wins. Emphasize the silliness and de-emphasize the competition. Marksmanship: One of the two girls is the markswoman. If it hits the floor. Balance Beam: The team builds a human pyramid (on a mattress on the floor) which must remain standing for 5 seconds. Best time wins. She must feed it to her teammate. Gymnastic Floor Exercise: Two girls create a human sculpture. elbow down. The winning team scores more points. The other is the target. High points for the forehead. 1600-Meter Relay: The team must pass an orange neck to neck all the way down and back without using hands. walking a distance. the team must begin again. She is given a squirt gun. and dumping it in another container. Best of three tries.L.O. blindfolded. With head down and hand on knees. wins. Girls must switch after the first lap. *Decathlon: Use your creativity to come up with a ten-event. fun obstacle course. Descriptions of events: Fencing: Two girls from each team sit facing each other. each girl had to sign up for at least two activities and volunteers could sign up for more.W. She tags her teammate to continue. but this was one of the most loved activities. Soccer: Miniature teams play a timed game of soccer by blowing a ping pong ball on hands and knees. The first team wins. 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 . She has paper taped to her clothing with varying point values. Water Ballet: A relay race of girls balancing a cup of water on their heads. With teams of eight. each girl spins around 8 times then runs down and back. Whichever team completely finishes feeding/eating the banana first. lower for the stomach. Discus: Frisbee throw.Silly Olympiad Have the girls in teams come up with a team name and a cheer. 800-Meter Relay: A Dizzy Lizzy relay race. Horseracing: A piggy-back race. Sailing: Girls race each other to blow something lighter than a 500 lei coin (which didnt work. First team to fill container with water wins. One from each pair is given a banana. wins. The true nature of each event should be kept a surprise until it the event is held. anyway) out of a bowl filled with flour. Shot Put: Water-balloon toss. etc. Greco-Roman Wrestling: Girls from opposing teams leg wrestle each other on a mattress. An independent judge decides on the winning team. First team to complete. G. The number of participants needed for each event from each team is indicated in the number in parentheses following the event name.
A first place in an event is worth 300 points. and a third is worth 100 points. The second place team will serve refreshing beverages to all participants and judges. The third place team will stand on one foot and repeat the first place teams cheer five times. The first place team will receive miscellaneous. Each team must create a team cheer. at the end of the Olympics. a second is worth 200 points.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 . assorted prizes and goods. while balancing a cup of water on their heads.
Tobacco companies must recruit through their marketing. anxiety. Tips for Quitting Smoking Get daily exercise. see www.000 are women. 500. 1 million of them women.SMOKING FACTS and INFORMATION Tobacco kills 3. There are 1. physically. to quit. They are addictive and cause sickness and death. especially children. 1. although its linkage to many social situations also makes it a difficult habit to break. By 2020-2030. 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. when inhaled.000 deaths will eventually result. Drink lots of water. 90% of smokers began before the age of 21. Smokers have a 50% chance of dying by a tobacco-related illness. Get plenty of sleep. plus most cases of emphysema and chronic bronchitis. 97 . Eat a balanced diet. Nicotine makes smoking difficult.000 tons of tobacco produced. reaches the brain quicker than an IV. Nicotine withdrawal syndrome includes: nicotine craving. excitability. Second-hand smoke is harmful to others. For more information. which is 1/3 of the population over the age of 15. Smoking is directly responsible for 87% of lung cancer cases. light-headedness. Responses are individual and could also include: sleepiness. one million new smokers per year.000 per day. irritability. 1/5 of smokers die early.5 million people in the world every year.1 billion smokers in the world. nervousness. Cigarettes have 43 separate cancer-causing chemicals. much of which targets women. The median age of initiation into tobacco use in many countries is 15. For every 1. 50% of those who die from a tobacco-related illness do so before the age of 70.lungusa. or around 3. Nicotine is an addictive drug which. difficulty concentrating and increased appetite. it is expected that 10 million people will die from tobacco-related illnesses. many of whom are children and adolescents.org.
alignment with the teams overall purpose comes about. Ask these two teams to stand up and hold opposite ends of a long strong rope. 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. After all groups have successfully untangled. Go!.Support Ask all participants to stand together in a small. Team members understand that patience is required. 2. Instruct the rest of the group to keep completely silent. (This can work with up to 14 people . make small circles of about six people each. 3. Trust Circle: Teamwork. 6. a long-term commitment is needed to accomplish the desired results. and skills to contribute to the goals of the team. If people learn to focus simultaneously on both the current situation and the desired results. When individuals adopt this attitude and commit to use their resources. The seventh characteristic of a well functioning team is team members verbally and publicly support each other. Invite a volunteer to come forward and walk slowly in a straight line across the meeting area.. When you say. Human Knot: Goal: Problem solving. Each participant needs to have a few turns at this before someone else goes in the middle of the circle. 5. problems that arise will be solved as part of the total process of achieving the desired results. Ask participants to explain what this exercise means to them. They should still not touch him/her. communication. unbelievable results become possible. The goal is to then untangle themselves into a single circle without releasing hands. 1987). or forwardkeeping eyes closedand will be caught in the safety of the arms of the other participants. Then finally. process the exercise. the teams should start pulling against each other. This will not happen unless both the team leader and team members choose to do so. Ask all the participants to pull together on the rope so that they can all stand up. and team members are empowered to accomplish the goals. She/he then falls backwards. knowledge. Next. 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. and teamwork The group of at least four but no more than 10. Mark a line across the middle of your training area.even numbers only) Tugs of War and Peace : Teamwork You will need a length of strong rope for this exercise. over which each team must try to pull the other. They should also not touch him/her. 4. Team Support Provide a blindfold or scarf. They are able to establish priorities and then commit time and resources for accomplishing these tasks. Ask him/her how he/ she felt about having no comments from the others. Ask him/her to replace the blindfold and repeat the exercise. The Straight Line: Trust. Having a well-defined purpose or vision of what the team will accomplish is a very powerful force for the team leader and members. This is best accomplished when team members use a proactive approach rather than a reactive approach to accomplish their purpose (Adams. 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. Interests of both the team leader and team members are focused on desired results rather than on shorticulture-term problem. The sixth characteristic of a well-functioning team is that the members have a strong feeling of control within the team. They should not have both hands of the same person or hands of the people on either side of them. Compare how close he/she is to where he/she intended to reach. When the blindfolded person reaches the other side. 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. giving no encouragement or guidance at all. (If you have many participants. It can feel quite scary at first but should be perfectly safe provided the group works together. Let them go on until one team has ended up falling over the dividing line.) Each participant in turn should stand in the middle of the circle and then close his/ her eyes or put on a blindfold. 3. 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.Trust. At the end of the exercise ask participants what such an exercise teaches us about each other. forms a circle. Team leaders and members that make a conscious.solving activities. 1. tight circle in the middle of the room. ask him/her to take off the blindfold. Each person holds out their right hand and grasps another hand as if shaking hands. When individuals and the entire team choose to operate this way and are willing to set petty differences aside. Divide the group into two teams. The proactive approach manifests such characteristics as: 1. This process leads to a high level of team productivity. this time with the verbal encouragement of the others.Teambuilding and Teamwork. They should also cross their arms over their chest to protect the chest area. sideways. They recognize that negative comments about others tear the team down. ask everyone to sit in a circle. The idea is to show how. Emphasize how safe someone can feel with the support and guidance of others.no sounds. 98 . and that for some goals. 2. Goals are aligned with the team purpose. Process the differences in how it felt during each stage. instead of people pulling on opposite ends as in a tug of war. 7. All then extend left hands and grab another left hand. 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 . teamwork can be very rewarding and productive. where only one team winswe can approach situations in a win-win way so that everyone wins. 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.
The leader should start an action such as clapping hands. newspaper sheets Groups size: The more the merrier and the higher the risk Directions. treat me like a kid. without looking directly at the leader and giving him/her away. none of my ideas are good. paper. The other members of the circle should follow the leaders movements. What made them successful? If they lost any goals. Follow! Follow! Follow! Leader: Follow the leader. project. Losing sight. and says. Follow the Leader: Leadership//Peer Pressure Ask participants to stand in a circle. paper plates. so. The volunteer hops on one foot and tries to catch the others. while all Milks lean out. etc. Directions: Give each person a role to wear on their head. jumping. Ask them not to look at it. The action should change every 15 seconds or so.Trust. while all the Waters should lean out. Who s the Leader? Leadership//Thinking Skills Ask the group to stand in a circle. The leader stands inside thecircle. tape. The volunteer has three chances to guess who the leader is. watches. to show how change and tension can still be very positive for the team. or stomping feet. making it symbolize a goal that they have for the year. Materials: Flat markers. Tell the group that their task is to build a tower using the materials given (paper. that person must join arms and also hop on one foot to try to catch the others. Stop the role-play. If at anytime in the sea of chaos they lose contact physically with either their goals or a group member. They are not permitted to get additional things. (Mark off an are with a safe zone on either end). Milk. The leader repeats. Turtles Objectives: To share goals. saying. 99 . have the group debrief. let it go on as long as they need to bring out some of the roles. One Legged Peer Educator: Team Building Ask for one volunteer. Once a team gets started. Assign a name to each. tell me to shut up. After the warmup. ability to speak. Follow! Follow! Follow! The group repeats. but put it on directly. When the OneLegged Educator touches someone. nothing can stop it! The Longest Line: Team Building. Everyone should link arms all the way up to the elbow. she or he must build a team of educators to help. That volunteer is the OneLegged PeerEducator or the OneLegged AIDS Educator. 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. clothing. laugh at everything I say. Follow! Follow! Follow! to which the group replies Follow! Follow! Follow! as they run on the outside of the circle.Using Available Resources/Talents Take participants outside where they can have a large area to work. examine roles people play and identify both the positive and negative aspects of roles. etc. Tell them that they must cross this sea of chaos utilizing their goals. starts to run on the inside of the circle. Ask for one volunteer and send that person out of the room. All Waters lean into the circle. act surprised. etc. You can continue doing this smoothly.) Ask them to treat people according to their labels. Support There must be an even number of participants. Water. discuss how the exercise relates to teambuilding or to real life. Explain that they are to create a long line on the ground or floor. Notice how this tension keeps the group supported. they will lose that goal of that person may become injured. work as a team and identify potential barriers to achieving the goals. carpet squares. hang on my every word. Continue until all are caught by the team. (If people are really creative. Split them into two teams (or more if the group is large). alternating namessuch as. using whatever they currently have on their bodies. 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. Designate at least two observers. 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. Milk. The leader continues with Follow! Follow! Follow! and the entire process until everyone is exhausted. string and odds and ends. sitting. Now the leader starts to do some other action such as dancing. and calls out.The Yert Circle: Team Building. Group:Follow the leader. all of the Milks should lean into the circle. etc. shoescan be used to make the line longer and longer. I dance! I dance! I dance! (or I jump! I jump! I jump!) The group responds by mimicking everything the leader does. tape. Milk. The people in the circle should secretly choose a person to be the leader. Tell them that they must always be in contact with each other and with their goals. which will protect them from the sticky sea. Switch now. but whatever they havetissue. 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. Water. Have each person name their marker. or singing. She or he cannot do all the work alone to educate people on behavior change. When you say. Their goal is to have a longer line than the other teams. Group size: 7-15 Materials: Post-it notes with labels or other head band type labels. The group is running away from her/him within the boundary that you have set. I confuse you. who will not participate in the task. dancing. Water. The volunteer is brought back into the room while these actions are taking place. When they reach the other side. Have them begin the role-play.
Fresh fruits are the best. What happens when you eat a healthy. cheese. and sugar-sweetened juices. and B-Vitamins. seeds.The Ultimate Food Guide Extraordinaire 1. Try to consume as little as possible of them even though theyre yummy. nuts. Nuts Animal foods (and also beans. Rice. Beans. Yoghurt. and soy) are excellent sources of protein. rich in B-Vitamins. Sweets These provide calories but little else nutritionally. Bread. canned. fats. You need a variety of foods from each of these groups for a balanced diet. tissues. Meat. Eggs. deep yellow/orange veggies and starchy veggies like potatoes. and saturated fat at a minimum. Fish. Milk. Avoid those fruits in heavy syrups. Pasta Starchy foods arent fattening if you dont add butter. Cheese The richest sources of Calcium. regular diet? You supply your body with nutrition and energy for the maintenance of body cells. Fats. Low in fat and calories. frozen. Choose low fat varieties to keep calories. and organs. cholesterol. and simple sugars. minerals and fiber. and most importantly support your normal growth and development. Vegetables Sources of Vitamins A and C. leafy greens. and dry fruits. The diet should give you the optimal balance of proteins. Maximum nutrients are found in dark. Oils. Poultry. juices. They provide protein and Vitamin B-12. A balanced diet means a pattern of regular daily meals that meets nutritional needs without providing nutrients in excess. zinc. iron. 100 . Fruits Sources of Vitamin C. 3. or cream sauces. and also are very low in fat. fiber. 2. 4. 6. carbohydrates. Starches are complex carbohydrates. with only moderate amounts of sodium. 5. Cereal.
They should not only hold in shape but also cover about ½ the surface area of the t shirt. form the t shirt into a ball as haphazardly as possible. lay the shirt on a clean.lots and lots of them in different widths.) Clothesline or a place to hang the t shirts while they dry. You can put as many marbled circles as you want. Sticks to stir the dye Vinegar and salt (1/4 cut vinegar per bucket to help the colors set and 14 cup salt . Keep in mind that the color will fade a little when the t shirt is rinsed. e) choose another area for a circle and repeat d. Leave the t shirt in the dye until it is the desired shade.Tye Dying Materials Needed: One white t shirt per participant. The Patterns The Simple Crinkle a) After getting the t shirt wet and wringing out excess water. 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. new or used. The rubber bands must be tight. Check in the send hand clothes stores for extra t shirts.) Marbled Circles a) After getting the t shirt wet and wringing out excess water. The rubberbands should cover at least ½ the surface area of the t shirt. in the upper left corner of the shirt. Do not neatly fold it and roll it . You may need to rotate the shirt so it dyes evenly. flat surface. You should have a rubberband cone in that area covering about ½ the area. d) Follow dying instructions 4-6 above. clothes. Emphasize that the preparation put into the rubber banding the shirts determines the patterns.for example. in any order. Hot water . Use rubber gloves. f) Follow the dying instructions 4-6 above Sunburst. anywhere on the shirt. cover the floor of the work area with plastic or newspapers. and keeping the rubberbands on rinse it thoroughly under cold running water. Either provide this or ask them to bring one from home. the area you pinched and pulled up from. Show the girls how to rubber band the shirts to make those styles. Twist and wrap the rubberband until it almost reaches the point. Sometimes this takes a few tries. One bucket per color of dye. Clothes dye. 4) As they are ready. a) After getting the t shirt wet and wringing out excess water. d) Starting from the bottom. Keep in Mind 101 . b) Wrap rubberbands around the balled up shirt. c) wrap the rubber bands round the wheel or disk so that it keeps its shape. Rubber gloves (or small plastic bags) for people working with the dye. have them come to the dying stations and put little plastic bags or gloves on their hands to dye their shirts.) We allowed the girls choose two colors per shirts .if youre using RIT. (One group had the counselors wearing rubber gloves each working with a separate color so that the girls were not dying their hands. each other. Rubberbands . b) select the area of the shirt where you would like to have a marbled circle . e) Once the water runs clear or close to clear. lay the shirt on a clean. 2) Have a sample t shirt made demonstrating the various styles of t shirts.it wont have the desired wrinkle look. Running water. 3) Have the girls wet their t shirts and then rubber band them. d) Remove the t shirt from the dye. You need running water to rinse the shirts and LOTS of it. This was done before camp started.More than 2 colors and the shirt will get really muddy. Rubber gloves are also needed at this step. Start with the lightest color first. c) Place the rubber band covered t shirt into the color youd like. 5) After each color. b) Pinch the middle of the t shirt with your thumb and index finger. 1) Prepare the packets of dye and have the buckets lined up with a lot of space between them. Rinse (with the rubber bands still in place. rinse the shirt in cold water until no more color comes out. remove the rubberbands. If a second color is desired. re-shape the shirt into a ball and wrap more rubberbands around it and dunk it into another color.the dye is made with hot water. wrap one rubberband around the part you have pulled up. Use as many colors as desired. c) pinch the middle of that area and gently pull upwards to lift it away from the rest of the shirt. 6) Be sure to tell the girls to hand wash the shirts in cold water separately especially the first that they wash them. One group made a GLOW logo and spray painted it on the front of each t shirt. Twist the shirt into a wheel/spiral. flat surface. If indoors. If youd like more than one color you must START WITH THE LIGHTEST COLOR FIRST.
Two colors is average of most shirts.especially the first time! 102 . Nothing can destroy tie dye. Encourage creativity. 2. 3. To wash the shirts after dying use a light soap and cold water. 4. Always dye the lightest color first. its never what you planned it be anyway. 6. After two the colors become darker and muddy.1. Different patterns can be used on the same shirt. 5. Wash separately . Change the dye after 115 shirts have been dyed. Always wet and wring out the shirts before putting on rubber bands and dying. unless the third color is yellow.
something good in everything I see I believe in angels. by making his world a little colder. even if you fail Chorus: I believe in angels. 103 . the movement you need is on your shoulder. who plays it cool. My father is a gamblin man. love was such an easy game to play Now I need a place to hide away Oh I believe in yesterday. dont make it bad. mmm Living Next door to Alice Sally called when she got the word She said: I suppose youve heard about Alice Well. So let it out and let it in. better da. Remember to let her under your skin and then youll begin to make it better. Da. take a sad song and make it better. Wum di dadi Wum di dadi. My father is a gambler. begin. oh. I like the daffodils I like the mountains. hey Jude. Remember to let her into your heart. you were made to go out and get her. now I long for yesterday Suddenly. hey Jude refrain. I believe in yesterday Refrain: why she had to go I dont know. 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. mm. better. Mm. Now it looks as though theyre here to stay. And dont you know that its just you. better. is when he drinks his liquor down. 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. youll do. da. hey Jude House of the Rising Sun There is a house in New Orleans They call the rising sun. I have a dream I have a dream. My mother is a tailor.Evening activities Songbook I have a dream I have a dream. when I know the time is right for me Ill cross the stream. Wum di dadi Hey Jude Hey Jude. youre waiting for someone to perform with. da. you have found her. a song to sing To help me cope with anything If you see the wonder of a fairy tale You can take the future. 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. 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. da Hey Jude. drinks down in New Orleans. And anytime you feel the pain. For well you know that its a fool. The only times hes satisfied. o Lord Im one. I ran to the window. da Hey Jude. da. dont let me down. The minute you let her under your skin. Im not half the man I used to be Theres a shadow hanging over me Oh yesterday came suddenly Refrain Yesterday. dont carry the world upon your shoulders. then you can start to make it better. now go and get her. then you begin to make it better. 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. I like the rolling hills I like the fireside. all my troubles seemed so far away. dont make it bad. dont be afraid. when the light is low Wum di dadi. she wouldnt say I said something wrong. Da. he goes from town to town. she sews our new blue jeans. hey Jude. Its been the ruin of many a poor boy and my.
Going back to New Orleans. boys you dont have to fight Hot go I feel lucky tonight I feel lucky. 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 hammer in the morning Id hammer in the evening. Id sing it in the morning Id sing it in the evening. Its a bell of freedom Its as song about love between my brothers and my sisters all over this land Country Roads Almost heaven. a burrito and a Barqs Crossed again the light. never do like I have done Shun that house in New Orleans They call the Rising Sun One foot on the platform. Shenandoah River Life is old there. All over this land Id sing out danger. mountain momma. made a beeline for the park The sky began to thunder. to the place I belong. my race is almost run Im going to spend the rest of my days beneath the Rising Sun. take me home. I feel lucky Think Ill flip a coin. gave my number to the clerk The pots 11 million. painted on the sky Misty taste of moonshine teardrop in my eye Refrain I hear her voice. Id sing out love between my brothers and my sisters all over this land Now. Younger than the mountains. Id ring it in the morning Id ring it in the evening. older than the trees. so I called in sick to work I bought a pack of camels. and Ive got a bell And Ive got a song to sing. all over this land Its a hammer of justice. Id ring out warning Id ring out love between my brothers and my sisters all over this land If I had a song. then I was strolling And the wheat field waving. 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. I feel lucky today. all over this land Id hammer out danger. Ive got hammer. 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. all over this land Id ring out danger. This land is your land This land is your land. I woke up this morning. Growing like a breeze Refrain: Country Road. Im a winner either way Mmmm I feel lucky today. I feel lucky yeah Hey Dwight. I feel lucky No Professor Dooms gonna stand in my way MMMM I feel lucky today Well I strolled down to the corner.Go tell my baby sister. the others on the train. Country Roads All my memries gather round her miners lady stranger to blue water Dark and dusty. If I had a hammer If I had a hammer. Im going back to New Orleans to wear the ball and chain. take me home. the wind began to moan I heard a voice above me saying Girl Youd better get back home But I feel lucky. Hey Lyle. Yesterday Refrain I Feel Lucky Well. West Virginia. If I had a bell. Id hammer out warning Id hammer out love between my brothers and my sisters all over this land. and the dust clouds rolling A voice was chanting as the fog was lifting 104 . 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. Id sing out warning. West Virginia Blue Ridge mountains. I feel lucky No tropical depressions gonna steal my sun away MMM.
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. 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.This land was made for and me. And well all have chicken and dumplings And well all have chicken and dumplings when she comes Row. 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. when I Wont have to leave you alone About the time I wont have to say: Chorus 105 . merrily. 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. row. merrily. Dream about he days to come. 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. Ill sing for you When I come back. 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. Theres so many times Ive let you down So many times Ive played around I tell you now. 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. 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. row your boat Gently down the stream Merrily. row your boat Row. 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. 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. its early morn The taxis waiting. 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.
a yellow submarine And our friends are all on board. every one of us has all we need Sky of blue.Yellow submarine In the town where I was born. in our yellow submarine Chorus: We all live in a yellow submarine. a yellow submarine. 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. 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. 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.
consider this Its okay to say no to sex. If thats what you think. both partners need to take responsibility for STD prevention. Saying no is the best way to avoid pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) Because sex has many potential consequences. Im not afraid of anything. If you are thinking about becoming sexually active. Im tired of waiting for you to be ready. Im not everybody. In fact. because I m under 18. youre wasting my time. youd have sex with me. Using birth control takes away the romance. See you later. In addition. you should understand the facts about sexual health. Common Misconceptions about Sex You might have heard I cant get birth control. but it requires that a woman trust her partner and may be difficult for teenage boys to practice. 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. Many teenagers lack sexual knowledge and rely on friends for information which is often incorrect. Pregnancy can occur the first time you have sex. Everybodys doing it. If you dont sleep with me. the decision to have sex should not be made in a moment of passion. If that s all you care about. Planning to use birth control does not have to take away the romance and enjoyment. And if you are not ready to accept responsibility for protecting yourself from pregnancy and unwanted diseases. It is often not possible to tell if your partner has an STD. Im waiting until its the right choice for me. Im just not ready. If you are not comfortable about discussing sex and birth control with your partner. The decision should be given thought before a sexual situation arises. Although only the woman gets pregnant. Withdrawal can work. you are not ready for sex. And Im proud of it. Ways to say No to Sex Birth control is the womans responsibility. it is the couples responsibility to discuss and agree upon a method of birth control. Having sex doesnt make you a man/woman. 107 . Unprotected sex can lead to unwanted pregnancy as well as sexually transmitted diseases including AIDS. it can relieve many worries about unwanted pregnancy. What if He/She says If you loved me. Im tired of being pressured to do something I dont want to do. there must be something wrong with you. Be sure to talk with a family planning counselor or your health to get the facts straight.Before you decide to have Sex. you are not ready to have sex. You must not be a real man/woman. Youre the only virgin in the school. Ill find someone who will. The truth is In all states it is legal for minors to get birth control without parental consent. What are you waiting for? There must be something wrong with you. you wouldnt pressure me to do something Im not comfortable with. I cant get pregnant the first time I have sex Ill be able to tell if my partner has an STD Withdrawal works.
How to put on an condom 108 .
AIDS awareness 109 .
Its OK to say no 110 .
Aflã cum funcþioneazã corpul tãu 112 .
This brochure will give you some information about the different reproductive organs for boys and girls and also discuss how pregnancy occurs. an egg might be release and then you could get pregnant. her brain says. Slowly. so the hormones now tell her ovaries to release an egg. If no sperm gets near the egg. but her body doesnt know when that will happen. Then the sperm injects 23 chromosomes into the ova. and now we have a zygote. This lining is importantly only when a baby is actually made. grow breasts. hoping to meet some sperm to make a baby. Some women chose to take birth control pills to prevent pregnancy. 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. with 46 chromosomes. people are not taught about the reproductive organs because it can e embarrassing. uncomfortable or unknown.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. Pop! The egg flies out of the ovary and into the fallopian tube. What organism has 46 chromosomes? A Human! Now this zygote can begin to turn into a baby. Condoms are so wonderful because they dont let the sperm get through the cervix. are the ova. then there is no baby. into the uterus and fallopian tubes to find the eggs. the egg travels down the fallopian tube. But not much happens until she reaches puberty. The Inside Story: girl Inside a girls body. They work by telling the ovary not to release an egg. which already has 23 chromosomes. All of the sudden. which tell the uterus to make a lining called the endometrium. the endometrial lining has gotten nice and thick. And remember. But if you forget to a pill one day. a woman cannot tell when her ovary releases an egg. The process where the sperm finds the egg and gives its chromosomes is called fertilization. then there is no baby. 114 . but they must be taken every day or they will not work properly. These can be very good for many women. 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. the sperm must find the ova in the fallopian tube. so the egg dies and falls into the uterus. This shedding of the lining is called menstruation. The lining in the uterus notices the dead egg and begins to fall out o the uterus. underarm hair and more leg hair. Lets begin! and her body produces hormones that cause her to grow taller. it is important to know about all the sexual/reproductive organs. A girls body also beings to grow inside. grow pubic hair. If the sperm cant find the egg. First. About two weeks later. every day of her life. there are no sperm. Pregnancy To begin a pregnancy. or eggs. it sot ask her partner to wear a latex condom every time they have vaginal intercourse. that someday might become her children. 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 best way to prevent pregranncy for a woman who has chosen to be sexually active. In many parts of the world and in many families. so every month it gets ready. Usually.
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