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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
The first Girls Leading Our World (GLOW) camp was held in Romania in 1994. They can in English.Girls Leading Our World WELCOME! This manual is designed to help you pull off a wonderful adventure and challenge a GLOW camp in Romania. length of time and include just about anything. Without question. GLOW camps have been held and coordinated by Peace Corps Volunteers all over Eastern Europe. Your GLOW camp will be what YOU make of it. weekend camps. We hope more GLOW camps will continue in the following years bringing us all a brighter. Romania January 7. wonderful. Hughes. GLOW camps can be any shape. The main goals of GLOW are to boost selfconfidence. This experience will be painful. with 10 to 60 girls or even boys. 2002 4 . Glow Camps are all extremely different. I wish you all luck. Africa and Asia. PCV janethughes10@yahoo. Kim. leadership skills and the belief that every young woman can make a difference in her local community and in the world. you have the opportunity to share your experiences and knowledge with a group of girls eager to learn and grow. Some camps are all about environment and the outdoors. Samantha and John. size. They can be national camps. Anna. or local community oriented.com Oradea. While the majority of the materials are based on week long national camps. And. Jen. So. WORTH IT! GLOW camps are tremendous experiences both for you and for the campers. or leadership building. Many thanks go to Group 9ers Amy. This manual was expanded and adapted from the GLOW camp manuals prepared by former PCVs. in Romanian and include girls from a wide variety of backgrounds. the manual would not be possible without the patience. Camps can be day camps. Again. support and encouragement of Kathie DeVito and Heather Becker. while I urge you to take that responsibility seriously. others about careers. As Peace Corps Volunteers. Thank you! So on behalf of GAD Romania. exhilarating. or not. fun and a fabulous experience. last but of course not least. other artistic. and above all. In recent years. every Peace Corps Volunteer who participated in the camp will say that it was among the most rewarding experiences of their PC service. more vibrant future. week-long camps. YOU CHOOSE! The sky is the limit. exhausting. An extra dollop of appreciation must go to Chris and Susan Grove for contributing advice and appendices. GO FOR IT! Janet E. 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. Linda.
A wonderful manual published by Peace Corps is the Life Skills Manual. Few laws protect women from domestic violence or sexual harassment. Resources The basic structure of this manual is drawn from materials left by the previous GLOW camps. 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. Information on sexuality and relationships was provided by Kelly McKittrick. (CEDPA. assertiveness. Of particular usefulness was the GLOW camp manual from Lithuania (May 1997). GLOW camps. a Teen Womans Journal for Self Awareness and personal Planning. This leaves the camper idle on rainy days to amuse themselves however they can. GLOW camps are not designed to be discriminatory or preach feminism. the Boys and Girls clubs in America. the girls were stunned at the set schedule that had each day jam-packed with activities and games. DC 20036. we didnt completely believe it. from icebreakers. Strict gender roles are strongly enforced by most families and the majority of Romanian society. While the structure and schedules listed here may have to be adapted somewhat for boys. Published by Advocacy Press. This manual was adapted from the GLOW Camp 1999 book. etc. Romania remains a patriarchal society. and sexuality remains a taboo topic in both schools and families. Choices. is written in such a way that anyone wishing to hold a camp for boys will find it useful. Again. river or nearby town and nights at the disco. This book can be found in the Resource Room of the PC Romania office. if any. Why Not Boys? Boys absolutely need the same skills and resources to face new challenges. Email: cmail@cedpa. hopefully. This manual. 1717 Massachusetts Avenue. 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. with an emphasis on self awareness. managing emotions. And. give a little extra push. 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. Overcoming these obstacles can only happen by empowering the young women of Romania to demand full participation and leadership. Initially the participants were doubting their choice to spend a whole week with PCVs who were ready (in our minds) to rock their world. Complaints abounded about lack of free time. resources and training that boys do. it has a heavier Africa emphasis but it has a plethora of activities and materials. Evaluations consistently asked for longer camps and to the girl they all admitted it was very different from any experience theyd had previously. set activities. This information is provided in English and Romanian in the Appendix Section of this manual. self-esteem building. CA ISBN 0-911 655 220. 5 . Campers are given very little supervision and there are few. Check the Scouts (boys and girls). GAD (Gender and Development) also has several brochures located in binders in the GAD reference library and information packets in both English and Romanian which will be beneficial to the campers. Why Such a Focus on Girls? This question gets asked a great deal. Santa Barbara. Also check out Our Bodies Ourselves by the Boston Womens Health Collective. Exercise and handouts were taken from the manual and adapted for Romania and for the ease of photocopying. The bottom line is that girls face incredible challenges challenges their mothers and grandmothers did not face. (Information Collection and Exchange Publication No. NW. Human Health and Sexuality Educator.Camp in Romania Camp in Romania is very different from our experiences in the United Sates. Doctors receive minimal education in womens health issues. M0061. Additional resources used include Choose A Future: Issues and Options for Adolescent Girls. suite 200. girls need to develop skills and resources to help them face a vastly different future. By the last day all that had changed and many of the young women said it was the best week they had ever spent. it has some wonderful activities and discussions. Seattle. Many PCVs did not know this going into their camps and even if we did. Your Peace Corps office has other wonderful resources for you to use and you can find additional materials many places. The Internet is of course a wealth of information and you can find much GLOW information there. It is also important to note that there is no real word for leader in Romanian. usually on campgrounds. decision-making thinking. et al. to HIV awareness. by Mindy Bingham. As Romania moves towards becoming a full fledged member of Europe. assigned to less powerful positions in society. Each day is spent at the local lake. where women are regarded primarily as mothers and wives. WA. 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. the basic information is all here. Believe it! Consequently. Leader translates to conductor which Ceauºescu used to describe himself the driver of Romania.) It is a sourcebook of participatory learning activities and while more Africa based. your university. resisting peer pressure and relationship skills. Washington. The Lithuania manual was used a basis for the camp along with materials from individuals counselors (included) as was the book. from the Centre of Development and Population Activities. community and empowerment.org. and enforcement is almost nonexistent.
) Logistically there are several ways to do it. Note of caution: With the PCPP grant you will get exactly what you ask for. you can do an international bank transfer into your Bancpost account. There are foundations that support this type of project and if you do the research you can find them. Be creative in your fundraising! The more folks you involve in your community the better. 1. Americans tend to have a more practical and pragmatic style of work and style of thinking. fundraisers Other international and Romanian funders 1. German. Check out www. 2. folks can go online and just use their credit card to donate to your project. money is the best thing to get and if you promise them some publicity. Fundraising is all personal people give money to people. have potential. 4. then its easy to access the money. Talk to your program manager. The grant application is processed through your Program Manager and is generally approved very quickly. This scenario is generally the most successful in raising funds and frequently the easiest as your friends and family want to support your projects. $100 can go a long way and sometimes they kick in a lot more.Cultural Differences Be aware of and sensitive to cultural differences. Two Peace Corps Volunteers contracted with a local NGO and seamstress and had PC pongas made up. Even if they dont give you money. Groups. Most groups find someones parent who is willing to serve as banker and all donations are sent to them. etc. Friends and family. Local sponsorships. that money is either returned or put into a general fund. Quite a few groups get some money this way so take advantage of it! Look at Rotary Clubs. bike races. for about $40. granola bars. Local sponsorships. where you do it. 2. Its a way to have donations from your friends and family be tax deductible. All those walkathons. In the appendix is a SPA proposals that was funded for a GLOW camp. If you know someone whos a member. flip chart paper. even food can be obtained this way. that you supported in the past for your friends now come back full circle. Peace Corps Partnership Grants are a combination of friends and family and PC funding. go for it! Fundraisers is another way to pull this off. Camps will range in costs depending on what you do. 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. Foreign companies in your town (Dutch.) have a history of giving and are more willing to pitch in to support a project like this. etc. Once your project is approved. Friends and family in the US. 3. Of course. If your friends and family are so gung ho that they send too much money to PCPP. You can find money in a variety of ways. medium and large companies in your town and pitch them on your project. it just takes more planning. One group with an IT focus 6 . Look at the focus on your camp and capitalize on it. its easier to just have a friend or parent act as your banker. If not. there are other funding opportunities available through PC. Generally. you have to find money. and how many participants. Its something ingrained in the culture we see a problem and go to fix it. 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. Discuss PC funding with Program manager. games. Fundraising In order to make the camp free to all participants (something we were very committed to doing).000 even though they only asked for $250 as their Rotary Club thought it was such a great project. Donations given this way are NOT tax deductible but since you can claim up to a certain amount without showing receipts. photocopies. You have to contact them and see what happens. Other international and Romanian funders This takes a lot more work but its definitely feasible. paint. check in with them. Youll see it between PCVs and HCNs on your counseling staff. Chambers of Commerce. you can easily request donations of supplies instead. You can involve the girls and hold a dance and charge admission for it. 4. Other groups Lions Clubs. In addition to Small Project Assistance Grants (SPA). 3. Paper. Besides friends and family. and between the girls and the PCVs. candy sales. Every Rotary Club has an obligation for international project funding. In particular. 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. I heard of one group getting $1. many Returned Peace Corps Volunteers (RPCVs) groups give money to support projects from volunteers from their areas. Remember that grants from PC (or any other funder) must be accounted for with receipts. check out other groups. Peace Corps funding. prizes. factura and the like. or even embassies. I heard through the grapevine that there will be a new organization for RPCVs from Romania and theyll give out money to projects. how to deal with a problem. Look at businesses in Bucharest professional womens organizations. etc. most people dont care.org for a complete listing. (And they are really nice!) The profits paid for the camp. (See appendix. Go to the small.rpcv. 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. If someone in your crew has access to an account (bankcard!).
(This manual!) b. Select Campers (2 months) a. Begin reading previous camp materials. Timeline: The further out you plan and get organized the better off youll be. wait list and rejection letters d. Starr Foundation. have the campers write thank you notes to the donors. Discuss PC funding with Program manager. Establish central committee of the camp counselors (6-9 months prior) a. b. you need HCNs!) 2. Determine focus of camp and get organized (4 months) a. (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. THANK YOUs This is incredibly important. Local sponsorships. determine camper selection process. just a comment that I wanted to do another camp in an email. Send them back to your friends and family along with a note from you. local NGO staff. without any requests on my part. To plan appropriate activities. Johnson and Johnson. Neutrogena. c. Pre Camp Timeline Most of the materials in this manual are aimed at a week long camp the most common type of camp. Meeting with campers GOALS of the CAMP It is imperative that you know the goals of your camp before planning the activities and logistics. 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. 3. write up supply lists: Some materials (marshmallows) may need to come from the States (or Hungary) so allow time for shipment.recruited HCN professionals and they assisted them via their connections. You want this work to continue so pull in HCNs to ensure that the materials. Womens philanthropic institution. c. We encourage your group to develop different goals depending on the makeup of your group. Goals for Camp GLOW Romania ♦ ♦ Boost Self reliance Encourage independent thinking 7 . not just counterparts. Investigate possible funding sources and begin application process (5 months prior) a.) b.) Send thank-you letters and pictures to everyone. 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. 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. This information is required before you go to the County Camp Office to select a camp. (Note: My friends and family sent me enough money for a weekend camp for 20 girls after receiving the letters. 5. Essay competition c. determine first what the goals of your camp will be. Determine size of the camp and find approximate dates (5 months prior) a. Remember Murphys Law and plan for everything to take twice as long as you expect. other international and Romanian funders 4. positions on executive boards the whole relationship management bit. Informational meetings b. Write up your report. On the last day of camp. methods and training continue after youre gone. Donation depot. b. Develop Schedule. McDonalds. Consider direct appeal to family and friends in the US. fundraisers d.com. Discuss goals for GLOW camp c. For the ªuncuiuº 2001 camp there was an environmental emphasis so one of the goals was an appreciation of Romanias natural beauty. (Romania and judet specific. 1. especially the community service component. (Teachers. Identify Host Country Nationals (HCNs) to work with. clientele. Acceptance. Look at these groups (web search) and you may be able to make some good connections: Social Venture Partners.
With a mix of informative. so be on your best behavior. even stay-at-home moms. 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. In these sessions a variety of activities.John Amy and Kimberly depart for Sovata to do set up and iron out last minute issues. paper making and Emotion control. Self Esteem and Values. The following questions may be helpful to reflect upon before the onset of the camp. Tuesday. Decision Making. These sessions were the heart and soul of the message we were getting across: Leadership comes from within. and to explore new areas things they had never done before. and camp song signing were all components of this segment of the camp. where they should be and who is in charge of the particular activity. teachers. yoga and the environmental scavenger hunt. movies. This is not only a time of reflection and growth for the girls but for you as well. hiking. Schedule The schedule is a significant amount of the work before the camp. the girls would be pulled in and engaged. On one day. 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. 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.♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ 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. during the ªuncuiuº camp in June 2001. (See appendices for more details) In the evening. We planned that each day would begin with a morning session. 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. Not only will you be sharing with the young women but other PCV s as well. talent shows. Look beyond your counterparts. dances. The amount of work you put into it will pay off because everyone will know what is going on. tye dyed t shirts and learned communication skills. 2:30 PM (confirm time) . They included Attitudes and Stereotypes. Look at women business leaders in town. discussions. led by one or two counselors. Teaching Romanians how to pull off a camp will ensure that the lessons learned have residual and rebounding impact. social workers. 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. Everything you do and say will be registered by these curious young women. did team building games and some environmental awareness activities. creativity and relaxation. a variety of activities were scheduled to promote group bonding. Cabin cheer contests. As you will be finding and bringing the young women from your community. you will most probably develop a close bond with them especially if you have a long way to travel. ªuncuiuº 2001 and Girda 2001 are in the appendix. Developing the Schedule The best success with schedules has been to spread different types of activities throughout the week at camp. games. we wanted to change the pace completely and get the girls in small groups being very active. Another day they went rappelling. 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. include as much as possible local Romanian men and women. 8 . recreational and development activities each day. Other activities in the afternoon could include sports. The next day they made friendship bracelets. and the willingness of HCNs to continue learning and growing is a perfect example for the girls. the girls alternated between rock climbing. It gave the girls a great chance to meet more girls. For the Afternoon sessions. July 6. Below is a copy of the schedule for the Sovata 1999 camp. Goal Setting. the 60 girls were broken up into three sections and every hour and a half or two hours they moved to a different activity. Schedules for Targu Mures 2000. While you are counselors for the entire camp it is recommended that you keep a closer eye on Your girls. For example. Even when you are not specifically instructing. journalizing. Body Image/Advertising and Community Service. These men and women will be seen as role models for the girls. you are doing so by your actions. 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.
2001 7:00 am Wakeup 7:30. bathroom. breakfast 9a m girls from Ciuc arrive at Camin 9:30 .8:30 PM Dinner 8:30 -10:00 PM Present cabin identity Camp songs (john) and games (Amy) Journals 10:00 . Expect to learn d.7:00 PM team building with small (dorm room) groups Icebreakers (mike and Amy) Human Knot.8:00 pm Dinner 8:00 .Campers arrive in Ciuc from Sft. Afraid of c.Jen and Sam Include Breaks 1:30 . load bus.10:30campers unwind time Counselors nightly meetings 10:30 Lights out 11:00 PM room check Counselor on Night duty . July 11 6:30 am Wakeup 7:00 .11:00 pm unwind Counselor have nightly meeting 11:00 pm Lights out 11:30 pm room check Counselor on duty .Amy (15 minutes) Attitudes and Stereotypes .JEN Sunday. July 9 7:00 am Wakeup 7:30 .M. confirm that this is a possibility) 2:00 . 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. Whos who guessing game Create cabin identity 7:00 . dreams and fears (Linda) Break into small groups and draw what you are a.10:30 pm Dance (same) Limbo.Linda and John Include breaks 12:30 .9:45 pm Journal 10:00 .8:30 Dinner and journals 8:30 .3:00 Lunch and rest 3:00 . attendance 10 am leave for Sovata 1:00 PM campers arrive 1:30 .9:30 Bonfire (Jen) Camp songs (John) 9:30 .1:00 Morning Session Self Esteem and Values .3:00 pm Lunch 3:00 .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 .Kim 11:30 . Looking forward to b. Kim and Amy Team building with Mike Yoga/Friendship Bracelets with Linda and John 6:30 .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 am Breakfast 8:00 am stretching with Linda and Jen 8:00 am . July 10.luggage out in front of school. spider Web.9:00 pm Cabin Cheer Contest 9-9:30 Camp songs (John) 9:30 .John and Anna Sports and yoga with Linda and Jen 7:00 .6:30 pm Afternoon session Three rotating sessions Environmental Scavenger Hunt with Sam.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 . swing lessons 10:30 .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 .8:00 pm Dinner 8:00 .2:00 pm Lunch 2:00 pm . Gherorege and Husi 7 PM dinner at the Camin (Annas schools dormitory) 8 PM Welcome (Anna) Girls from Ciuc arrive Icebreakers 1.8:30 am Breakfast 8:45 am Announcements 9:00 .3:30 pm Lunch Three alternating activities Team building with Mike Friendship bracelets and Hair ties .5:30 Break 5:30 .12:30 pm Morning Session Introduction to Leadership .2 pm Hike and Picnic Group game during hike (Mike) Counselor to stay behind with girls who refuse to go??) 9 . 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) 2.1:30 pm Swimming.10:30 pm Unwind time in rooms Counselors nightly meeting 10:30 lights out 11:00 room check Counselor on duty .6:30 PM .KINGA Saturday. July 7 7 AM wake up 8 A. 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 .Kim Thursday. Mapping out your hopes.
12:30 Decision making . most of the camps (the physical buildings) are controlled by the county Ministry of Education. huge lunch.2:00 . The number of misunderstandings rise exponentially during the camp so avoiding any during the negotiation process is imperative.3:30 pm Evaluation session 3:30 . then youre in business and skip to #9.2:00 Lunch 2:00 .9:00 pm Sex and Relationships discussion (optional for campers) 9:00 .10:00 pm Talent show preparation 10:00 .Anna 6:30. 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. 3. swimming. In Romania.8:00 dinner 8:00 .10:30 pm unwind time in dorm rooms 10:30 lights out 11:00 room check Counselor on duty . You might be given a camp that is out of your judet. 2001 7:00 am Wakeup 7:30 .8:00 pm Dinner 8:00 . theyre easily shippable!) We suggest asking local stores and businesses to donate to the camp and help with the provision of these supplies.10:30 Closing Human chair Sharing bell Ghost handout Sharing Bell Supplies As each activity is developed a list of supplies can be generated. Camp Selection This can be a tricky deal.10:00 Cleanup and pack 10:00 .9:00 Talent show 9:00 .Linda Monday. Document.) A sample supply list is in the appendix. weird human tricks 9:45 .2:00 pm 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. etc.Anna and Kinga (include breaks) 12:30. but most people work through the Ministry.8:30 Breakfast 8:45 am Announcements 9:00 . Many of these supplies can be found in Romania. Get all the required additional papers that list the shots the students have had.3:00 pm Break 3:00 .10:30unwind Counselors 10:30 pm lights out 11:00 pm room check Counselor on duty . ALSO for your and your counterparts (makes life a lot easier!) Make sure they get signed and stamped by the schools! 4. 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. If you are lucky enough to work with a private group that has a chalet. July 13 7:00 am wakeup 7:30 . Check on medical forms that area required for campers and counselors.9:45 pm buffet o fun (Linda Storytelling.11:00unwind Counselors meeting 11:00 lights out 11:30 Room check Counselors on duty .9:30 Journals 9:30 . 1. July 12 7:00 am Wake up 7:30 .8:00 pm Dinner 8:00 .12:30 community service . Others need to be sent from the States (marshmallows for smores for example but Ive found them in Hungary also. mention box of questions again 9:00 .6:00 pm GLOW Olympics 6:00 .6:00 Tie dye T-shirts.8:30 Breakfast 8:30 . jokes.Sam Tuesday.Ana and Laura Wednesday.10:00 pm journals 10:00 .10:30 sharing experiences of Camp GLOW 10:30 . As theyre really light. verify and re-verify all information even if the camp office in your judet assures you it is all okay.6:30pm clean up 6:30 . July 14.8:30 am Breakfast 8:45 announcements. take a HCN with you. 2. John Jar decoration . 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. 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 .Amy (include breaks) 12:30 .6:00 pm Trip to lake for swimming (confirm times) 6:30 .) including camp size (number of students and counselors.) Note: Even if you speak Romanian like a native.
using the national large weeklong camp as a model. Visit the camp as soon as you can and talk with the Camp Director. making the focus tough to maintain.) 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. and you will bring 2 copies with you to the camp. campers were selected based on several criteria. (VERY IMPORTANT TO VERIFY DIRECTLY WITH THE CAMP DIRECTOR!!! Get the phone number of the camp and CALL or better yet. to prove that they provided everything agreed upon. Other sites. but if you can avoid the situation. You have to talk to the director and administrator about this in advance and get it all cleared. walking distance places to hike. soda. Things went fine as the girls really didnt have time to play. 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. 5. Its easier to conduct the essay tests while school is in session because that is the time when it s easiest to reach students. if it rains. 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. The locations may be isolated. 8. 6. its money and they should give it to you. 10th and 11th forms. they werent happy. Consider having the camin sign a contract stating that they are responsible for what their workers and other residents do. The more involved they are in your plans. Even if you have not idea what its for take it. Remember that all of this is worth it. What activities are available in the area. 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 better off you are. Take five minutes each night to evaluate how things went with the camp director. Get the money and pay it off completely to reserve your camp as soon as you can. You can imagine the rapturous reaction of the boys when the 60 high school girls descended on the tabara. They will then type it up and stamp it. what facilities you need and for how long you need it. at the ªuncuiuº 2001 camp. You may also receive a refund for each counselor. the Ministry of Education decided to place a group of 15 or so high school boys from Moldova. 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. 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. Try to involve him/her as much as possible in the social activities. The camp Director MUST sign both of these. from the Camp director also. swim. how will you transport it? Other important comments about working with the camp. 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. chips. Down payments DO NOT equal a reservation. do it. in general. The line for the one pay phone was LONG and when the phone didnt work. Different camps selected campers different ways. 9. which you must sign for. Camper Selection 11 . the extras are free. nor did they really want to for the most part. Good Luck . 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. etc. The camps in Roman also had some boy/girl issues requiring negotiation and delicate handling by the PCVs. its better to do it inside at night. Despite constant reassurances to having booked (and paid for) the entire campground.) When should we arrive and leave. talk about it when you visit. 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. Other camps have had similar problems. The camp will reward you ten-fold. Girls in 12th form would be going off to university following the camp and would be unable to participate in follow up activities. Participants were limited to high school girls in the 9th. of course. like $2 for each counselor. 7. as must you fill in some information. For example. At some camps you can obtain a discount. you may need the cafeteria. Once you see the site you can make necessary adjustments to your schedule and activities. Again. Other camps were surrounded by carousing groups. Usually for a minimum of 10 campers. These facilities present their own set of challenges. Or for the sex and relationship discussion. no matter how frustrated you get! Camper selection is up to you. etc. have outhouses or lack kitchen facilities.
The girls will all agree with you that they felt freer to discuss things without boys around. you may end up sharing a campsite with boys. by which point the girls were too busy and fo- 12 . One camp did have this happen and the camper was sent home. As its very rare for someone to drop out. And if the girl broke the rules. Parents were encouraged to come to the meeting so as to allay any fears as to what was going on. its regarded as not important. Boys Depending on where you are. no smoking and no drugs.give a little warning/info on what to expect. (appendix. only put 5 girls total on the list to not get their hopes up. Make your rules about boys clear from the very beginning and things should work out. Obviously. Press Conference Publicity is great and I highly encourage you to get some. she forfeited her deposit. After a first cut girls were called in for interveiws and then the finalists were chosen. A waitlist was then created in case anyone dropped out and letters sent out to all the girls regarding their status. Notification. 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. We also had participants tell us at the end of the camp that they were glad that they hadnt been able to smoke. delighting them immensely. 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 high achieving girls didnt need us quite as much as the other girls seemed to. an environmental group) held a press conference about the camp. and the camp was about better equipping Romanian girls with the skills and tools they needed for a changing future. At the meeting go over the basic schedule and hammer home that they will be very busy and free time will be pretty limited. 3. It turned out to be a national broadcast and many parents saw it. back home in the States.) Three basic rules were emphasized over and over: no drinking. flyers were handed out and the information session pushed into the essay contest. Essay contest. Several girls told me later on their parents had made some comments about white slavery. Read through the packing list and make sure the girls all understand why they need these items.1. if payment is a problem. I was asked if we hated men.) Give them the pep talk of how much fun it will be and then go over logistics of where and when to meet. 4. Two other reporters came to the camp itself. but who were recovering from very bad situations domestic violence. If its free. For the ªuncuiuº camp (which was national). it was waived but quietly and behind the scenes. Dont be surprised if youre asked as to what the questions are so the girls can prepare (which we refused to do.) The girls were graded on their ability to communicate. One camp went a completely different route and chose girls not only who were at-risk. Meeting. A good idea would be to give the girls a one page description of the camp. it was the longest they had gone without a cigarette in a long time. (For the ªuncuiuº 2001. A reporter from Antena 1 came to the camp. etc. to pay their deposits and to get all other information. were part of that feminist rabble rousing crew and were teaching the girls to hate men also. so dont underestimate the importance of chatting with the parents. For the ªuncuiuº 2001 camp we had a rule of no boys that was relaxed at the end. For the ªuncuiuº 2001 camp my office (CRSE. Of course. The essay (appendix) is a straightforward one on how the girls define leadership and the role of women in the 21st century. I always explained that we didnt hate men (and pointed out the male counselors).) Other camps handed out fluers with essay topics and times essays would be picked up. We had about 15 reporters show up and got coverage on three TV stations and numerous newspapers. While the camps were free. with a basic schedule . parents would demand a lot more information. The press loves to hear about different activities and this one is right up their alley. You can hold information sessions first where the goals of the camp are presented and the basic rules given. 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. sexual trafficking. 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. Be prepared to answer that phone day or night. (Theyll still complain but at least you warned them. Information session Essay contest Notification Meeting Information Session. Give the parents a way to contact you if there are any problems a cell phone number is great. the biggest thing we were looking for was potential. 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. 2. after the obligatory phone call to the parents. This was not to penalize any girls but just to ensure a financial commitment on their part to attend. Several groups of girls that had traveled quite a distance chanced upon one article in a local shop. The PCVs in each respective town read the essays with help from other PCVs and graded the girls based on the evaluation sheet (appendix. and their ideas.) The letters sent to the wait list crew clearly stated a date by they would be contacted if space opened up. deposits were required. whereupon I pulled girls from each of the 10 sites and had them speak to the reporter.
you have a way to reach them quickly. etc. As the camp was short. listing their parents names and contact information. Counselor meetings Transportation A painful. At the Sovata 1999 camp. At the Girda 2001 camp. Then when human error steps in and you end up paying full fare. you are responsible for that girl. leadership training. several Hungarian girls stuck together like glue.even if your camp has entirely different emphasis. youre covered. If youre really organized. (See appendix for English/Romanian template forms). Yet. pads.. If you are traveling to camp on a bus keep an eye out for bus sickness. 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. deciding to only speak English in the room. Even without the typical American fear of liability. You may run into the Hungarian/Romanian issue. Bring extra tampons. Language The language of most camps is English. no drinking. (Hungarian). The Roman 2001 camp devised a strategy that worked really well. If you want to make out on the bench in the park. Starting in January 2001. Other camps had more serious problems so be aware of whats going on. loved it and are delighted to be involved again. the advice of the day is to pretend they dont have the discount. Many of the girls are not used to traveling very long distances. Americans. Students all get a discount on train travel on the basic rate before the adjustment for speed (accelerat and rapid. The girls proved to be a valuable resource in the execution of the camps and role models for the campers. When you budget for the girls to come. several girls persisted at first in speaking Hungarian in one room. Contact a local doctor prior to the camp and see if he/she can be on call. so we had no problems. stating that they are students and have them stamp it). you have to have them.. They told the girls If you want to fall in love. One camp in the summer of 2001 was conducted entirely in Romanian. MUST. being highly individualistic. great. The girls love it as they get to practice their English with native speakers (Americans) or good speakers (HCNs.) But. either. One 12 hour bus ride took 17 due to necessary frequent stops. you MUST. one of the HCN counselors. the basics will be the same busy schedule. And. To get this. incredible enthusiasm and empathy. understanding the longer range goals. depending on who comes to your camp. Parental Consent The girls will be asked to fill out a consent form. Try to involve them early and actually give them some co-leadership assignments leading a session or two with another counselor. Junior counselors One challenge of Camp GLOW is to build sustainability and eventually transfer coordination of the camps to HCNs. campers who demonstrated exceptional leadership skills at the 2000 camps were invited to participate in a Mentor Training conference. Give them responsibility. hate meetings. Have them come up with own presentations/sessions or give some to them. USE THESE GIRLS! They will be ideal to help you work with the girls. but separately. making the Romanian girls feel excluded. The girls agreed. Check in with GAD for a list of available girls. only speaking Hungarian. This can get really tricky and completely mess up your budget. Each night pull everyone together for a little while and discuss what happened that day and the plans for the next day. 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. This situation probably would have resolved itself had the camp been longer than three days. necessary evil. Involve them early in planning the camp. Be very vigilant without a signed form. The girls were not to go out in groups of less than three. many of these girls then were junior counselors. the girl can not go. The best part is that they already know the ropes . Theyve already done a camp. Medical At a public camp there should be a camp nurse but dont expect too much from them. 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. you can hold your camp in any language. so make sure her parents/guardians agree to let her come. MUST have their student books. Better safe than sorry. For the 2001 summer camps. Be aware that menstruating girls might not shower or par- 13 . pulled them aside and asked them to participate more.). The counselors stayed out of the situation and the girls resolved it themselves. great. if something happens at the camp. There are only two rules: no sex.cused to get too distracted. Girls from the 2001 camps have also now been chosen to receive further training and will be available as junior counselors for your camps.
with many developing illnesses they blamed on lack of soup. Bring extra bug spray and sun block. A medical emergency plan should be in place before camp starts because you never know what might come up. get an HCN to help you make your menu and then get a few second opinions.ticipate in sports. 14 . food and souvenirs. Food If you dont have a facility at your camp for cooking. Give them some free time. or if you choose not to use it. In Roman 2001 the girls insisted on hot soup every day. Provide healthy snacks like fruit if you can. Romanians are not used to such a full camp schedule. Homesickness will be a factor. Make sure the girls know that you are there for them and keep them busy. Be sure to give them time to buy drinks.
Messages could be written anonymously or signed. Name Tags Discussion Groups One of the main ways that we divided the girls up was into small discussion groups. 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. Morning Announcements and Quote Each morning prizes were given out for the winning room(s) that were asleep at Lights Out. Other announcements were made at this time by counselors and campers. We told the campers that this affirmation wall was a way to express positive things we thought of others at the camp. as we wanted them to get to know as many people as possible. Also. These groups were different from the cabin groups.) 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. 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. Affirmation Wall GOAL: fun and positive reinforcement What? When? Who? How? In the hallway of our dorm.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. If the girls missed hearing an important announcement. come here!. This really wasnt much of an issue because the girls developed the rules themselves for the camp and they were very eager. Posting the Schedule Each night the schedule was finalized by the counselors in their early nightly meeting and posted. One camp had one major situation that was handled as a group but that was a clear violation of our no smoking rule and the girl was sent home. This was not very popular at first as many of the girls had bonded on the trip and wanted to stay together. and the campers signed until their hearts content. We put 5 or so girls from different communities into groups. name and their discussion group sticker on it. but every counselor was on duty as far as maintaining order at camp. This also helped us to encourage the girls to be responsible for being on time. HEY YOU! Girl in the blue shirt. safety pins and string. and they were responsible for checking the schedule. We left a package of markers out near the wall. This proved very successful as the team-building activities followed up on themes that were discussed in the morning. Only positive messages were allowed. Counselors were also asked to do the same thing. the talent show on the last night had each room presenting their talent as a room. these groups can be used as chore teams or meal groups (if you have to eat in shifts. The girls were always interested in knowing what was going to happen next and we often left the schedule mysterious to pique their interest. These discussion groups also met in the afternoons and went through the team-building exercises together.) 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. And it gave us flexibility to change the schedule if we had to. One of our goals was to have girls meet girls from other regions recognizing that everyone is the same. The message was clear that we wanted to have a great time but that we had to abide by some basic rules or we wouldnt get anything done.) Messages 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. but it proved to be very successful by the end of the camp. Rules and Discipline One counselor was in charge of major discipline offenses.). on the third day of the camp. it was written down and placed on the schedule. We did not allow girls to switch rooms. (ªuncuiuº 2001 used colored index cards. 15 . we took large sheets of white paper. made the counselors put up a sheet for themselves. door decorating. We divided it up into puzzle shaped pieces and had each camper write her name on a piece. In the evening there were several activities that encouraged bonding of the cabin groups (cabin cheer. Campers were requested to wear their nametags at all times so that we could call them by their names rather than. For the ªuncuiuº 2001 camp. etc. As soon as they got off the bus/train they were given a nametag that had their room number. (Note: its a good idea each night for the counselors to read the wall and change any negative comments into positive ones. A list of quotes is provided in the Appendix. We ended the morning announcements with a quote read by a counselor or a camper.
attend all sessions. The girls wanted no rules and so we were forced to pull rules out of them respect for others. 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. Never underestimate the value of appreciation. as counselors. giving a prize to the room(s) that were quiet with lights out when we said lights out. Night Duties Each GLOW counselor was given a night to be on duty. where you go and how many people are in- 16 . The campers rules were comprehensive and stricter than ours. Then as you figure out what the girls really like to be called. and so did we. In the appendix are budgets from several camps to give you some suggestions. Each counselor signed every one and counselors randomly gave them out at the very end of camp. They were so thrilled that their work had been appreciated.000 lei stores also. when the campers were finished. Each morning. two counselors led a brainstorming discussion on camp rules. be on time. no smoking. Then. So we went with outright bribery. but the girls got their sleep. several counselors came up with an ingenious creative way to fill them out. when we had to clean up and leave. (Note: This was not exactly the case at the ªuncuiuº camp. I gave each of the wonderful women in the kitchen as well as the sweetheart that cleaned the tabara 100. Your budget is going to be different based on what you do. By the end of the camp everyone had won prizes and every room had won something. Stuff from America is great but you can ace out at those 6.Rule Development Exercise As an entire group. Prizes Prior to the camp. Bribery? Perhaps. Be prepared to have enough prizes to give each girl 2-3.) Clean Up This jobs importance was at the end of the camp. pens. you can fill them in. the counselor on duty the night before made a presentation (discussed above) and gave out prizes. This worked unbelievably well! The 1999 Sovata camp had butterfly hair clips sent from America which were very popular. A budget is an absolute must.000 lei. etc. after announcements. They took all the colored markers and systematically drew different borders all over. wild colored post-it notes. I could have asked for the moon at that point and they would have given it to me. 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. we collected lots of little things as prizes hair clips. 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. Tips At the end of the ªuncuiuº 2001 camp. Leftover prizes at the ªuncuiuº 2001 camp were given out by two counselors asking trick questions: whos the best counselor. Finally. Get a plain template and just put the dates of your camp on it. I gave out prizes the first hour to a group of 5 girls who were all speaking English without prodding. bats. etc. The schedule was jampacked and they were exhausted as were the counselors but didnt want to go to bed. whos the cutest counselor? And so on. etc. It was clear to me this had not happened before. Budgeting To do any camp you need money. stationery sets. 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. For the ªuncuiuº 2001 camp. Certificates The girls adore certificates and they dont have to be fancy. That counselor checked to make sure the girls were in their rooms and quiet at Lights Out. we added our rules if they were not already mentioned and had a discussion about them. 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. no drugs were already well established. The girls that were in their beds and quiet at the appointed time were given a prize. Other counselors could give out prizes for various pieces. One room won an extra prize for going from worst to best. Anything will work but it should be small and inexpensive. the rules were posted on the wall so they were accessible to every camper. and put them into a huge ponga. 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.
All of the major sessions require handouts of some kind.food always disappears faster than you think it will. so be prepared to give them a lot of time for this. The fluctuation of the lei can have a big impact on your budget. And again beware of the student discount . Each counselor or a pair of counselors developed their lesson plans. Participants get to build a bridge with information over the sea of problems. Note: the survey the girls have to fill out is very long and then they have to do the math. The development of a community service project is also a possibility here. whatever you choose. This places an emphasis on keeping a separate journal. Costs of developing varies from town to town. Wood: if you have a campfire you may have to purchase wood. T shirts. healthy snacks are important. etc. pick and choose which sessions you want to do. pens. Water jugs at mealtimes. Train prices change periodically so anticipate a 25% increase. Letters to themselves: youll need paper.5 million lei. especially if a proposal asked for 2 million lei. they may need bag lunches or dinners. you can make them whatever length or importance you want or need. A community based camp will be much cheaper than a large national camp. etc are great. If theyre going back a long ways. etc. some sessions may run longer than others. Things sent from the States are eagerly grabbed up. Use this time to explore the necessity and benefits of community service for all involved. Theyre broken into Morning. we ran out of time and some we had too much time. You can have girls bring their own plain white t shirts or provide them for consistency. Some are taken from the book Choices. Afternoon and Evening but you can call them whatever you like! And remember. Just remember when budgeting try to think of all possible costs. 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$. Transportation is a big issue. remember they may need meals along the way.volved. Conflict Resolution: Show campers ways to constructively resolve their problems in all areas of their life. An interesting way to get participants to talk about emotions and how to work with them. Or develop more and share with everyone! Heres a quick list of a variety of activities. which by the time it arrives is only worth 1. To encourage journalling. Plan for a snack in the morning and one in the afternoon it keeps up the energy levels. You can go fancy or simple. inexpensive items such as hair clips. Take this time to introduce the idea as well as explain that there are many different types of leaders Self Esteem/Values. including songs for the campfire. The lesson plans for these sessions are included in this section and handouts can be found in the Appendix. envelopes and stamps Activities Each camp is very different so pick and based on your goals. For the Girda 2001 camp.000 lei stores. Community Service. Check out your local 6. It will only work. This item can add up quickly with handouts for various sessions. Not just male/female but ethnic/religious/class ones should be approached. Stereotypes/Attitudes. Always plan for 50% more than you think you need . especially if you lay out the ground rules for discussion before you start and stick to them. Bridge Skills: from the Life Skills Manual. Prizes (or bribes?) Go with small. 17 . Sessions in general work really well as guided discussion groups. Team teaching works really well. 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. Journals. Unfortunately. This worked out really well as everyone had the same materials. Keep in mind. Photocopies. A group photo for each of the girls in their tye dyed t shirts is a great reminder of the camp. while others (Goal Setting and Community Service) are creations of the PCVs who led those sessions at GLOW 99. For several sessions at ªuncuiº 2001.and the propensity for human nature to forget the student books. Photos. however. fruit. If youre preaching good nutrition. candles. if its all planned well in advance. A common practice GLOW camp activity is to have the girls tye dye t shirts. Granola bars. Your camp may provide that but itll cost you Snacks are a must. Fascinating look at what each camper values. Leadership: Leadership is a relatively new idea in Romania. there is a stigma attached to this because of forced volunteering during Communism. 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. If the girls are coming from far away. Help the campers explore their own goals and develop plans for achieving them. Morning Sessions Each morning began with morning announcements and then the major (morning) session. encourage the girls to drink lots and lots of water and be prepared for that. The counselors manual had extra stuff in it such as directions on how to do the sessions. Emotion Control: O Henry. Water. many camps provide girls with basic notebooks and pens for journalling. DO Put in a miscellaneous category to give you just a little leeway on forgotten items.
For camps with a strict rule forbidding smoking. 2) Get rooted: sit comfortable. A time to explore the traditional and changing roles of women in Romania.ro) . Consider inviting a local woman doctor. Drinking is also at their age. An interesting activity that shows girls the life cycle of paper . Next exercise: 1) lie on back. Journal Decorating: Using notebooks have the girls decorate their own journal for use during the camp. but more acceptable in the culture at a younger age. legs crossed. teambuilding etc.both specializing in physical activities that develop team building skills. (Jumping jacks are a real winner to watch. Most American girls went through some bracelet making phase. to empty the garbage from your mind to get to the real. Then ask for volunteers to guess what they think each number has to do with smoking. 4100 Harghita. 4) Exhale: reverse the action.freewriting . Yoga. markers. For the session. powerful thoughts underneath. wherein the girls are given a specific topic or quote to think about is also useful. push down into belly. This session was designed by two PCVs. you can move it to a different day. There are lots of books on patterns if none of the counselors remember how to do this. Try to choose activities that can go on. then use diaphragm to push belly button towards your lower back. 4300. Palo Alto. then chest.. Miercurea Ciuc. One idea that works really well is to have the girls solve riddles or clues to find the next clue. Body Image/Advertising. 1) identify diaphragm: behind your belly-button. It was great because realizing the power of the images we see daily in advertising etc. rape. as it is illegal. Paper Making. From there move on to other exercises. Gender Roles: A very GLOWy topic. It is highly possible that girls who come to camp may already be somewhat addicted to cigarettes. the importance of exercise and rest. Back is STRAIGHT. I want (10 minutes each. scB. The latter is obvious. Klutz Publishing. 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. 3) inhale: begin at point of origin. Discuss safe methods of quitting. Explain that the rule seemed important to prevent girls who hadnt smoked before to begin at this leadership camp. Heres a chance to share that with the campers.) The key to this is to tie the girls together in a group so theyre forced to work together. just write I dont know what to write over and over until another idea appears. it seems important to explain why this rule was set up. seeing the number of bracelets made during the whole camp and given as gifts. The girls discussed how/why portrayals in the media shouldnt affect self esteem negatively.) Definitely a success. Fill belly with air. Hold for 5. 18 .outwardbound. www. is important in deciding if we are affected negatively/positively if at all. walk together and laugh together. Targu Mures. creative. Many camps have enlisted the assistance of Mike from the Haerbek Foundation (Str Salciei. ap 4. beginning with I think I feel. your point of origin. stomach and legs relaced. Stress moderation and educate about the social and physical problems that alcohol abuse causes. starting with the most important: breathing. Repeat. shoulders and ll muscles of the face. domestic abuse. Emphasize to the girls that this is confidential and private and they can write in any language they want. The point is to write. the dyed t-shirts gave a feeling of belonging and reinforced the teambuilding. If you have trouble thinking of how to begin. Provide an adult role model that doesnt smoke preferably from the local culture to explain why they chose not to do so. (appendix) interactively educate on the health threats of smoking by writing only the numbers associated with the facts on a flip chart. Give them newspaper clippings. Be prepared to have a lot of string/floss. The campers really enjoyed this aspect of the camp. especially to get them in the spirit of writing. rain or shine. This is an activity that can incorporate many themes environment. Tie Dying: A messy but simple way to make Camp Glow T shirts. Nutrition: Young women all around the world have self image issues which often translates to eating disorders. Afternoon Activities These were generally a mix of different activities. Or if sun is a necessity. start by reading aloud a journal writing concept . stickers. Journal Writing: Hold a journal writing session and then set aside time each day for the girls to reflect on their experience and thoughts. just writing non stop for 10 minutes. Using the information sheet. This is an appropriate time to bring up sexual harassment.) Team Building. bring legs to chest. drinking and drugs. 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. stamps. bl 2. It was a powerful session as it really showed how each of us is influenced by the media and magazines. Another note: if you plan a major session after a long physical day.and how easy it is to make. arrange to do it early in the camp so if it rains. Then they have to find something or do something. Relax neck muscles. This must be included in future GLOW camps. ISBN 1-57054-053-5. nor aware of grammar or spelling. community. (Think of about 1 meter per color per bracelet and go from there. Check out the book Friendship Bracelets by Laura Torres. Scavenger Hunt: Be creative. as this may be the goal of some of the girls who chose to come to camp. Friendship Bracelets. then throat. office@outwardbound. 065-210-905. A very fun activity that the girls loved. the counselors will have to be incredibly energetic and patient. This is a good one to do at the beginning of the camp. glitter and then cover the books with clear plastic to protect them.ro. etc. We all did very easy techniques. 066-122-177) or Outward Bound Romania (Piata Trandafilior 55. (Show us your best Moulin Rouge imitation. Explain what a proper diet is. psychologist or sociologist to talk about this. CA. arms.) Focused Writing. hug knees an try to relax spine as much as possible.where you write from your stream of consciousness. Smoking. The girls enjoyed the very hands on experience.
This went over really well! At the Sovata 1999 and ªuncuiuº 2001 camps. Movie Night: Rent a thought provoking movie in English and gather the girls for a slumber party. (2 versions in the appendix. A counselor slowly lights their own candle and then lights one of the campers candles. This can turn into a very emotional experience. It was good to show to the girls how they can express emotions through movement and dance. Afterwards it was open dance! Night Hike: No flashlights allowed! Begin around dusk. Have the girls link arms with someone that they hadnt talked to before. hand in hand in a long line. The leader looks for an opening and someone else is left standing in the center of the circle. The girls LOVE campfires. Lie flat. Leaders should be prepared to begin the sharing to allow the girls time to think and to get things going. but alternate legs. That camper then lights that of the girl next to her and it slowly goes around the circle until everyone has a lit candle. and so on. not both. song. Dance: the girls need such a session. it can be a directed sharing or an open one. (Note: not a competition!) Talent Show: Let the girls showcase their talents. going in a camp without having parties or some replacement for parties must be very hard to accept by teenagers. and give each room a bunch of stuff and have them create a door that reflects them. etc. wrapping paper. a favorite activity or something ordinary. She asks a question.anything! Campfire. disco. Gather decorating materials ribbons. coasters. (Note: try to discourage counselors from adding their own questions or questions they think the girls should have asked. 2) make sure shoulders are relaxed. Emphasize fun and teamwork and de emphasize competition. who asks the next question. We told them early on about the talent show to let them come up with ideas on what to present. making sure to emphasize keeping the group together. If you can offer swimming lessons. we burned those notes symbolically declaring limits that we impose on ourselves but that we can overcome. Bring the girls to an open field. The girls are invited to sit in a circle and a candle is lit. Play Have you ever? with them. A major highlight of the camp. This will provide a good base for discussion and journal writing. Teach salsa. Then a sharing time is begun. Play until it is dark.) Swimming. Before the campfire. square dancing. 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. When everyone has had a chance to share. To encourage bonding and full participation ask each room to present a skit. she whispers it to the next girl and it is passed down the line. to show alternative ways of dancing. A session of stretching before starting off is a very good idea. to the crew (no individuals). Whoever has done that thing must run to find a new spot on the circle. during the daytime. A leader starts out in the center of a large circle with no open space (like in musical chairs). 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. yoga. It is best in a patch of woods that has been investigated previously. If you can have smores. Dance is very popular any kind. Find some more and share with the girls. GLOW Olympics: Divide the girls into teams and have them compete in different games. Candle ceremony. then left. I cant funeral. who wishes to speak. based on experience. Sex and Relationships talk. Next exercise: Neck roll. 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. beginning with the words Have you ever and ending with something she has done. When the leader encounters an obstacle. counselors also participated in this show. If you have counselors who know something in particular. have them teach it. Theyll have some of their own to share. go for it the girls absolutely adore them. pictures.slowly move head from side to side. The hike should end in a clearing. trust hike. Have them make a poster and develop a team cheer. go for it. The girls will all want to sunbathe or swim in local watering holes. then slowly lower both head and knees simultaneously. The person. (Put butcher paper on the door first!) Watch them go. Every girl has questions about sex. etc. such as a ditch or log. Youll have campers ready to tackle Mt. the candle is extinguished and the walk back to camp. Everest and campers exhausted before they leave the driveway of the camp. asks for the candle. All the girls stand in a circle with a candle. 2) bring head up to knees. at dinner that night we asked the girls to write something down they thought they couldnt do. . Day Hike. At ªuncuiuº 2001 we had two counselors lead the girls in different modern dance styles including an African dance. something silly. Everyone should join hands in the circle and the leader should begin the night. In the appendix are song sheets for some popular American tunes. Then at the campfire that night. country line dancing. Its a great first night bonding activity and youll be thrilled and amazed at how creative the girls are. At the end of the week go through the questions and have an open talk about sex. 1) simply roll neck slowly and gently beginning to the right three times. 3) Repeat. Be sure to bring a medical kit and have every counselor/camper bring a water bottle. Depending on the issues of the camp or within the group. is to have a GLOW counselor lead the hike whos already done it before. Evening Activities These can be very diverse. This was a major hit. It can be an embarrassing story.) 19 . A recommendation.
religious or otherwise. the male counselors came back and we started answering questions from the box. The girls all laughed and joked and felt secure about asking questions. Prices go up. Practice first Ai Grijã For the girls who come to the camp. for example. And the sex talk was great. 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. freak about it and scream for free time. The condom on the banana is a great teaching tool note. We were very straightforward in not advocating sex at all pushing the wait until youre ready line.) We stated upfront that this was entirely voluntary and if anyone felt uncomfortable they did not have to do this. its still good to be able to help out your friends. Plan for that and keep a contingency fund. And even if anyone has issues. however for those demonstrating. especially since girls usually dont have the opportunity to discuss sex in such an open and straightforward way. It always costs more than you think to do things. After this.) This section was a big hit. For this section. something unexpected happens. (This is always a good answer as girls are always wanting to help out their friends. (At the ªuncuiuº 2001 camp.At the ªuncuiuº 2001 and Girda 2001 camps. Yet. You need to give them some. getting the condom off the banana is not quite as easy as it looks. (appendix. As counselors you want to share so much. male and female. have a pizza party for the girls. (Earlier that evening we had gone through all the questions and pre-assigned the notes to individual counselors. cramming a lot into a short time. The girls will get overwhelmed. keep your balance. we dropped a session and increased the time for the hike. keep in mind by the end of the week. emphasize to them that they are doing something totally different completely unlike other camps. from condom use to virginity and masturbation. So. The girls were pretty well informed on how to get it and what it all means. Then each girl was handed a banana and a condom while two counselors described and demonstrated how to put it on. we began with a discussion on HIV/AIDS. We explained that even if you never ever planned to use a condom. we asked the male counselors to leave. against them.) This let the girls know that men and women can be open about sex and answer questions honestly. theyll have adjusted and will be begging for more. It covered a wide range of topics. getting there can be a trial. Its all worth it! 20 . It was a great opportunity to talk about sex and using condoms. BUT. That easily segued into a discussion on how to say no to sex (appendix). its a good idea to see how easy they are to use. plan an hour and a half for lunch. Complaints were then heard about being bored ce sã facem?) Money. We broke up the girls into small groups and each girl rolled that condom onto the banana. giving the girls several hours of down time. if you end up with leftover money. It can be a very powerful session and the girls will talk about it for quite a while. Hey.
Participants will be selected on the basis of an essay contest and will attend the camp for free. Parks for Youth: Ecological Guard. 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. generating monies to continue to conserve and protect the natural resources of the region. This camp will benefit some 60 girls through a week of leadership training. Now. and goal setting. To dovetail with the LIFE project. conflict resolution. Several major plants have closed in this region. This camp will be open to young women in ninth through eleventh grade. Other projects supported by CRSE include an eco-tourism business. Emil Racoviþã Speleological Institute. environmental education and outdoor sporting. 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. 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. PCV. massive layoffs left residents with few sources of income. throughout Romania. STATEMENT OF NEED CRSE. factories are being shut down right and left. 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. CRSE ecotourism project coordinator. Bihor. As a result. investment in skiing opportunities and facilities (REDIS OF) partner with Bihor County Council During Communism. it will become a revenue source for CRSE. hiking and kayaking. networking. B. Our Big Sea Constanþa. 21 . This camp will serve as a demonstration and trial run for a new long-term project of CRSE: ecotourism and environmental education. As their farms had long been taken away. He and other HCN trainers will participate in leadership training activities such as self-esteem. One major project.Appendix SPA Grant Application Submitted by Janet Hughes. historical and cultural patrimony of the area. funded by the European Union. Transylvania Ecological Club and the Neamt Ecoforest Association Regional Economic Development. Headquartered in Oradea. the residents have resorted to short term solutions such as massive clearcutting in national forests. generate income using local existing resources and increase values on traditional. decision-making. CRSE is developing an ecotourism business. (Regional Center for Ecological Survey) is a thriving environmental organization in the northwest corner of Romania. empowering participants for fuller participation in their society. with CRSE (Regional Center for Ecological Survey) Oradea. assertiveness. devastating the small communities that surrounded them. The overall goal of this camp is to develop stronger leadership and English-language skills. LIFE. or vandalizing caves of anything of value including rare crystals and rocks. essentially cross training the trainers in additional activities. It will support community development to stimulate the local production. as it proposes new solutions for supporting social and economical development through sustainable use of natural and traditional cultural heritage. Paul Iacobas. Forests and Environmental Protection Parks for Life. Earth Day. as the nation moves from a command to a market economy. will direct activities in caving. With over 60 organizations from environmental education to caving. Reconciliation with Nature: youth environmental education programs Inter-regional observatory for diagnosis and action in the Apuseni Mountain territories partner with Alba. Other successful projects include: LIFE Project Combined Actions for Protection and Natural Patrimonial Development of the Apuseni Mountains partner with Romanian Speleological Federation. rock climbing. 2001 A. 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. A small business designed to be an offshoot of CRSE and. as time progresses. The project has a strong educational character. Instruction and Formation: training citizens to detect environmental problems and report them to the EPA. Env. România January 31. it is a federation formed in 1995 with a primary focus to protect and conserve the Apuseni Mountains. the Bihor County Council and the Romanian Ministry for Water. a childrens education project for recycling and numerous caving excursions.
women may be even scared by the new competitive criteria of the labor market. This camp. but the bottom line is that Romanian women must learn how to reach out for the choices and opportunities that await them. Chiºcãu. domestic violence and sexual harassment are regarded as a womans fault. The second long-term goal is broadening the horizons of some 60 girls from around Romania. project coordinator for the eco-tourism project. C. From a tabara in ªuncuiuº. an international language. D. we will focus on team building and cooperation. No 39. (February April 2001) (JH. Paul will be assisted in the outdoor sporting activities by other HCN. PCV Env. creativity. A GLOW camp that stresses leadership training for girls. GOALS AND OBJECTIVES There are two long-term goals for providing this camp. For the other HCN trainers. PROJECT DESIGN & ACTION PLAN Note: Janet Hughes = JH. giving the girls free rein to express themselves in a safe atmosphere. Rotary Clubs. Ariºeni. Peace Corps Partnership Grant (January 2001) (JH) e. The situation is further complicated by a shaky economic situation throughout the country. from ethnic Hungarian enclaves to ethnic Romanian strongholds. 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. Kelly Sweeney = KS. Overcoming these obstacles can only happen by empowering the young women of Romania to demand full participation and leadership. Solicit comments and advice from prior leaders of camps (JH.The main goal is to preserve the natural heritage through ecologically based tourism in ªuncuiuº. travel agency owner. ) in a panel discussion. 13 November 2000) regarding the status of Romanian women. Vadu Criºului. A recent poll on gender issues by the Open Society Foundation in August 2000. For Paul Iacobas. aspirations and struggles to achieve their success. (February March 2001) (PPCV) c. Determine goals of camp (CRSE eco-tourism project. prostitution. Strict gender roles are strongly enforced by most families and the majority of Romanian society. Some 63% of men and women consider household tasks to be primarily the responsibility of women. 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. and enforcement is almost nonexistent. microcredit enterprise organization director. highlights the challenges faced by women. Our hope is that each of these persons will affect a larger circle of friends and family. the girls will go caving. Focusing only on girls will remove the competing for boys attention factor. women business leaders (doctor. Paul Iacobas = PI. will emphasize exploration and appreciation of the Apuseni Mountains. will discuss their goals. to enable the project coordinator to do a test run of an outside group (foreigners) with very different expectations of a camp. This camp will be conducted entirely in English. Romanian Ministry of Youth and Sports (April 2001) (KS. Doctors receive minimal education in womens health issues. KS. most Romanian women remain faithful to their household because this is the only place where they are important and listened to. Providing them with leadership training and outdoor education will give them greater awareness of their own strengths and weaknesses. This will show that role models exist for these girls. intelligence and ambitions. CRSE will be able to pull from a wider set of training materials in several languages. The first is to provide a training ground for the CRSE Eco-tourism project. (Vol 2. Other funding sources: women oriented foundations. This camp will be managed by Janet Hughes. Participating Peace Corps Volunteers = PPCV) Announce GLOW camp and invite PCV volunteers from around the country to participate (January-February 2001) (JH. hiking and canoeing. with just under 80% believe that women have to follow the male lead. KS) b. to include some 60 girls. Trafficking of women. and Paul Iacobaº. as well as other women in their community. KS) 22 . from small villages and large cities. etc. will benefit these girls as well as the outward ripple effect throughout the community. etc. PI) d. Few laws protect women from domestic violence or sexual harassment. we will emphasize the participants opportunities to educate and support their female friends and relatives. shaped as future mothers of the nation under Communism. By bringing in girls from all across Romania. women lack representation in many aspects of national and regional government. A GLOW camp for girls fits squarely within this project and CRSEs goals. Romania remains a patriarchal society. assigned to less powerful positions in society. As the eco-tourism business begins to grow and expand. Raised in a patriarchal culture. Write and distribute friends and family fundraising letter to all participating PCVs. PI) c. Have them send out letters. Friends and family. as well as teaching them to appreciate and understand their natural patrimony. leadership development of girls) (JH. rock climbing. Nudging and prodding from the European Community helps. Change can only happen from within. KS) a. As part of the broadening efforts. a mixture of men and women. where women are regarded primarily as mothers and wives. they state According to the Romanian Society for Feminist Analyses. creating a network of friendship and support for these girls for the future. In an article of the Central Europe Review. Gîrda and Padiº. 2001) (January 2001) (PI) Investigate funding sources and begin application process (January April 2001) (JH) a. bank director. Begin reading previous camp materials. SPA grant (January 2001) (JH) b. and sexuality remains a taboo topic in both schools and families. it will expose them to additional training techniques and philosophies. Throughout the week. who will also participate in the leadership and creative activities.
July 8. etc. c. objectives and camper selection process. Organizational facilities will be provided by the CRSE office in Oradea. Post-camp assessment and feedback will be performed by the management team. Equipment for outdoor training will be covered by partially by CRSE and partially by other funders. (Some campers may be arriving via 2nd class sleeping cars from Galati and the Black Sea coast. Determine size of outdoor activity groups. ªuncuiuº is not the worlds easiest place to get in and out of. This group will develop the schedule. July 9. Camper Selection Process. They will hold informational meetings and collect the deposit monies. or journal writing. rejection and wait list. KS. Formally invite formally women business leaders from Oradea for two separate panel discussions. his suggestions have been incorporated into the plans. etc. Currently preliminary acceptance has come from a doctor and the executive director of a womens microcredit enterprise organization. October 2001) (JH. Develop Schedule. their participation will be integral to the success of the project. lights out Arrivals at ªuncuiuº. Dinner Leadership training session Quiet time. Alternative activities will be planned for days where weather will not permit activities such as rock climbing. Each volunteer will be assigned specific responsibilities including bed and room checks. any cancellations will be filled by campers on the waiting list. We will have a nurse either on-call or actually at camp to deal with potential injuries and problems. lights out Day 3: Tuesday. while others will travel by bus or personal trains. icebreakers.) Lodging and meals will be covered by grants from other funders (PCPP. Send out formal letters of acceptance. (KS) Select Campers (May 2001) (PPCV) a. Hold essay contest in each town and select campers. This assessment will serve as a useful guide for future projects conducted by CRSE and the ecotourism team. assessment (July August 2001. Hold informational meetings. Determine camper selection process essay on leadership. PPCV) Janet Hughes (PCV) and Paul Iacobas (CRSE) will serve as the primary project managers of the GLOW camp. 2001 Breakfast Morning session: teambuilding or creative activities(tie dying. logistics. journals. Potential challenges: We are strenuously trying to avoid all possible disasters at the camp. or sex education. Already. schedule. (PI.000 lei per camper and counselors. Paul and his team will hold complete responsibility for outdoor activities such as leading hikes. A key coordination issue will be the arrival and departure of all campers. 2001 Breakfast Morning session: Introduction. PI) a. Day 1: Sunday. 2001 Tentative Schedule for camp ing. Lunch Afternoon session: Introductions. rules Quiet time. b. Dinner icebreakers. July 10. (PI) b. rock climbing. review of previous evenings logistics. with the assistance of participating Peace Corps Volunteers. Collect deposit money Hold Camp (July 2001) Post-camp: follow-up. Their enthusiasm and commitment to the project will be contagious. Participating Peace Corps Volunteers (some 10 in all) will publicize and coordinate the essay contest for potential campers and. choose the campers to attend the camp. At the camp. JH) c.) Lunch Afternoon session: outdoor activities: hiking. while other supplies will be covered by other donors. etc. from their site to Oradea and then from Oradea to ªuncuiuº by personal trains. The operational and management team will consist of Kelly Sweeney (PCV) along with Janet Hughes and Paul Iacobas. Split into teambuilding activities Lunch Afternoon session: Split into outdoor activities: hiking. It is an hour and a half outside of Oradea. cav- 23 . To the greatest extent possible. nuts and bolts. We will be trying to make arrangements to get the campers either into Cluj or Oradea for the best connections. lights out Day 2: Monday. using criteria established by the management team. Paul Iacobaº and other HCNs involved in the project will be given full responsibility. Plan B activities will be provided for those individuals who refuse to join scheduled activities. obtain feedback. Supply Lists ( March-April 2001) (JH. friends and family). etc. Dinner Leadership training session Quiet time. caving. Training materials will be provided by the PC Women in Development Committee and the Scouts International. will be covered partially by CRSE and partially by the SPA grant. outdoor training costs for caving. Transport will be via CFR (paid by SPA funding) at an average of 190. exploring caving or scaling cliffs through rock climbing. through his training with the Romanian and International Scouting organizations. We will also bring with us a medical kit from Peace Corps with extra painkiller pills (aspirin) as well as bandages to handle scrapes. etc. KS. Activities such as rock climbing and caving require small groups and are equipment intensive. leading activities such as tie dying. Up until the last moment. PI.
160. July 14. lights out Day 6: Friday.50 $7. presentation supplies. some $600 has already been raised through Friends and Family. HCN volunteers. coveralls. use of facilities and meals for one week. preparation costs such as. and other funders. Input and advice will be solicited from other PCVs who have successfully organized such camps.85 $665. transportation for campers and PCVs.. expenses of additional HCN volunteers as well as Paul Iacobass salary. July 13. Attached is a full budget with breakdowns for the project. (PCV).00 $783. friends and family.028. July 12. and foundations. transportation for business leaders panel.77 To date. lights out Day 7: Saturday. office space. while letters to friends and family are projected to be sent out will be sent out in late February and early March. July 11.15 $74. 24 .495. will work together in order to insure the timeline is being followed and to make alterations to the schedule if needed. harnesses. For our goal of using the camp as a trial run for the eco-tourism project. Nurse. journals. each evening the management team and all training staff will meet to review the activities of the day. Proposals to various foundations will be sent out in late February. The Peace Corps Partnership Proposal will be sent for approval to the PC Romania office in early February.505. etc.00 $414. such as Rotary Clubs.62 $247. During the camp. detailing the activities of the camp and its success or failure. equipment and supplies. etc. activities supplies. the management team of Janet Hughes. lamps.62 $190. 2001 Breakfast Morning session: teambuilding Lunch Afternoon session: outdoor activities Dinner Leadership training session Bonfire Quiet time.Day 4: Wednesday. MONITORING AND EVALUATION Monitoring To monitor the planning of the camp. lights out Day 5: Thursday. outdoor activities equipment rental including: kayaks. CRSE will donate meeting and organizational space. Paul Iacobas and his staff will be asked to write a report. 2001 Breakfast Closing session: wrap-up Departure The budget for the GLOW camp will be supplemented by donations from the Peace Corps Partnership Program. Evaluation We have planned several different evaluations of the camp.00 $3. printing costs.00 E..00 $1. COST BREAKDOWN/BUDGET Other sources will cover HCN Outdoor Trainers. 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. printing and copying and miscellaneous. 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. film and developing. F. telephone.65 $866. 2001 Breakfast Morning session: Outdoor activities Lunch Afternoon session: Leadership training activities Dinner Creative activities Quiet time. Kelly Sweeney (PCV) and Paul Iacobas.38 $120. T-shirts.
both letters will be sent to each participant with an evaluation to see how they now feel about their experience.highlighting projects that worked and noting those that didnt. G. Follow-ups will be held by each PCV. On the final day of the camp. particularly in terms of the community service commitment. At the wrap-up session. each girl will be asked her expectations of the camp essentially to write a letter to herself. each girl will be asked again to write a letter to herself about how those expectations were met. At the beginning of the camp. Ecotourism project flyer. Paul will be responsible for a final evaluation of the operations of the camp. These letters will be discussed and collected. ADDENDA CRSE brochure. For each camper. 25 . we will handle evaluations in two different areas: camp operations and personal development. After six months. each girl will be asked to fill out an evaluation form. campers and trainers. This form will be compiled and distributed to all participants.
assertiveness. entitled Girls Leading Our World (GLOW). NW Washington. DC 20526 April 10. the camp will bring together girls from different high schools. social and economic backgrounds. encouraging atmosphere. decision-making. and goal setting. sexual harassment. This camp will be open to young women in ninth through eleventh grade. I am seeking support for an English-language. Description of Project Camp GLOW will include 24 young women in ninth through eleventh grade. conflict resolution. experiential education and artistic activities will complement these. from Targu Mures and surrounding villages. 13. relationships. Strict gender roles are strongly enforced by most families and the majority of Romanian society. and enforcement is almost nonexistent. Five Peace Corps volunteers and four local women will facilitate the camp. To encourage participants to consider specific issues facing women in Romania and to apply the skills that they have learned to these situations. Thus. when participants will be encouraged to become involved in addressing a social problem facing their community. Most experience regular verbal and physical sexual harassment. and sexuality remains a taboo topic in both schools and families. Activities will focus on self-esteem. The camp will last for one week. Ap. This situation is exacerbated by poor economic conditions throughout the country. Participants will be involved in English-language discussions and activities concerning issues related to leadership. Finally. as Romania attempts to integrate into the wider European community and to attract foreign investment. such as self-esteem. assertiveness. Community Need As an English teacher at one of the local high schools. 4 ROMANIA Peace Corps Partnership Program 1111 20th Street. 2000 Dear Member of the Peace Corps Partnership Program. chosen on the basis of an essay contest. women lack representation in many aspects of national and regional government. 26 . The camp will be free for all participants. many students struggled to identify female leaders or role models in their community or nation. Each of these factors seems to verify the need to empower young women for participation and leadership in Romanian society. while most quickly identified various barriers faced by women in Romania. leadership camp. with serious violence erupting in 1990. Participants will be selected on the basis of an essay contest and will attend the camp for free. Further. and leadership in an open. conflict resolution.Grant Application for Peace Corps Partnership Program Girls Leading Our World Camp 2000. To provide information concerning womens health issues. The camp will promote reconciliation and cooperation between women from these ethnic backgrounds. their community. in a nearby village. June 25 through July 1. Doctors receive minimal education in womens health issues. The overall goal of this camp is to develop stronger leadership and English-language skills in the participants. According to the Romanian Society for Feminist Analyses. To emphasize the opportunities for and importance of community service. improved English-language skills will help to prepare the participants for opportunities in business and leadership. Few laws protect women from domestic violence or sexual harassment. I have had several female students share stories of domestic violence in their families and the families of their friends. decision-making. This will occur in the context of discussions about body image. and ethnic heritages. and goal setting. Targu Mures Chris Grove 4300 Targu Mures Aleea Cornisa Bl. due to the poor economic conditions of many students. Project Objectives The following are the objectives for Camp GLOW: To allow young women to discuss themselves. in conjunction with guest presenters from the community. empowering them for fuller participation in their society. Outdoors. In the context of various lessons surrounding International Womens Day. and domestic violence. Topics will include gender role stereotypes. Targu Mures has been a center of ethnic conflict in Romania between the Romanian and Hungarian communities. This aspect will be continued after the camp.
at a reduced rate. the local women facilitating the camp. Community Benefits In addition to the individual benefits gained by each participant. Significantly. and gradually for the wider community. Finally. In order to assess the effectiveness of the camp and to improve future camps. This GLOW group will provide an ongoing forum for the participants to discuss issues relevant to their lives and their roles as leaders.lifestyle habits. The Mures Womens Forum will make a presentation concerning the situation of women on the local and national level. Residents of the village will prepare dinner each night. The attached budget provides more specific quantitative information about each of these contributions. Chris Grove Peace Corps Romania Enc: GLOW Line Item Budget 27 . with the goal of preparing them to facilitate both in upcoming years. Outdoor experiential education and teambuilding activities will be facilitated by a local. Sincerely. but also for young women throughout the city. These women will ideally be role models. and building healthy relationships. Further. three grade levels. as well as evaluations of the camp. such as overcoming stereotypes. Community Involvement Many persons in Targu Mures have been excited about this project. Thank you for considering our project. and their involvement will be integral to the camps success. not only for the GLOW camp participants. appreciating differences. To improve the conversational English skills of the participants. and community English teachers have already been active in promoting the camp. local women will be involved in the GLOW camp and group. in exchange for a contribution towards materials for the center. Focus Eco Center. resolving conflict. the wider community will benefit from community service projects selected and undertaken by the participants as part of an after-camp GLOW group. Finally. has agreed to provide its facilities in a nearby village for the camp. the participants will represent four high schools. A local environmental organization. we will have the participants complete personal questionnaires before and after the camp. To address human relationship issues. and at least two ethnic groups. their peers will be influenced and challenged by their example and leadership. Local women will be paired with Peace Corps volunteers as discussion group leaders and camp counselors. Conclusion I am convinced that Camp GLOW will be a valuable experience for the individual participants. Bolyai High School will provide facilities for the essay contest. and relationships. female instructor from Outward Bound.
Two local teachers participated throughout the duration of the week. and a session early in the camp provided tips and ideas for writing and creating. hearing from and connecting with local women was a powerful experience for many of the participants. gender roles and values. The depth and reflection of the young women present also impressed the teachers. A journal was provided for each young woman. For many. being listened to and validated was unique in their life experience. Our hope is that each of these persons will affect a larger circle of friends and family. eating disorders and the like. Throughout the week. perhaps more intensive cooperation with or training for local camp leaders would be beneficial in the future. and the state of women in Romania. Together the participants agreed to communicate only in English. assertiveness. relationships and conflict resolution. 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. sexual abuse. shared meaningful stories of their lives. All seemed to consider the camp a very meaningful experience. who had often viewed themselves as alone or misunderstood. Some girls disliked the presentation-style of certain local presenters. we emphasized the participants opportunities to educate and support their female friends and relatives. Romania Thank you for making a life-changing week possible for women in Romania. the young women shared their appreciation for opportunities to be creative and to share their creativity in a supportive. who were integrated in sleeping rooms and discussion groups. and despite ongoing ethnic tensions in ? and Romania as a whole. during such activities as the camp talent show. and both seem eager to continue to work with the participants. but the questions and stories of the young women challenged their ideas and stimulated further aspects of their planning for a domestic violence shelter. Post-camp evaluations were extremely positive. Although we did work with presenters before the camp. an environment of trust and freedom was successfully created. Another secondary benefit was the meaningful impact on the wider community. the young women bonded and formed friendships across ethnic lines. Peace Corps Volunteer. Informational scavenger hunts and outdoor activities brought the participants into contact with local villagers. many secondary benefits emerged. while local women and Peace Corps volunteers tried to offer understanding and practical solutions. The young women shared personal accounts of sexual harassment. the participants discussed community needs. This was also true for a local woman. and mother of young children. who facilitated a session on relationships and conflict resolution. Romania 28 . domestic violence. the participants were grateful for the encouragement and time to write in their journals each day. Although our leadership camp was focused on issues facing the participants as young women. which relied more on lecture than discussion and activities. Team-building activities facilitated by a local female instructor were particularly beneficial in facilitating cooperation and understanding. Almost unanimously. affirming environment. The camp ultimately had an equal number of ethnic Hungarians and ethnic Romanians. completing strengths-weaknesses-opportunities-threats analyses. who is a student. and they expressed excitement about together addressing community needs as part of an ongoing GLOW group. wife. decision-making. On a positive note. Finally. In addition to interactive sessions on self-esteem. Members of a Romanian womens organization presented on issues of domestic violence. Both were fascinated by the success of interactive teaching and expressed desires to bring this methodology into their classrooms. and often extended warm hospitality to the young women. Thank you again for your generous contribution to the lives of these young women and to their community. who asked questions. In addition to the above.Thank You Report GLOW Camp. as well as other women in their community.
Many of you have asked us in the past how you can help us while we are here in Romania. This is a great cause. During the camp girls from different backgrounds will come together to participate in group activities and discussions on themes such as leadership. It will be a seven-day camp held in a small village called ?. We hope that this camp will have a lasting impact on our community through the establishment of an ongoing girls leadership group. housing. We have just held an essay contest to determine who will be accepted to the camp. although they do have to make a refundable deposit to guarantee their place and demonstrate their commitment to the camp. The camp is free for the girls. decision-making and womens issues in Romania. providing the opportunity to continue discussions of issues relevant to their lives while encouraging them to make meaningful contributions to their city. and transportation). and 11th grades of various high schools in ?. supplies. 10th. The camp will cost $25 per girl for the entire week. GLOW stands for Girls Leading Our World. right smack in the middle of Transylvania. Camp GLOW was actually conceived in 1994 by a Romania Peace Corps Volunteer. Please remember to make the check in the name of ?. There will be 24 girls invited to the camp from the 9th. self-esteem. All of us are very excited about this camp. This will cover all of their costs (food. GLOW CAMP Coordinators 29 . and are working diligently to make it a fun and meaningful experience for the participants. near the city of ?. We are working on putting together a camp called Camp GLOW. ? has a joint bank account with two of the camp coordinators. goal-setting. We are writing a Peace Corps Partnership Grant to help cover part of the cost. but we will have fast. but we still need to raise additional funds. If you would like to help us in our fund raising effort. Thanks for your help! Feel free to pass this message on to others who might be interested. We are continuing the tradition. and for $25 you can give a Romanian girl a once-in-a-lifetime experience.Sample Family-Friends Fundraising Letter Dear Family and Friends. please send a check to the following address. If you would also email us so that we can keep track of how much money we have raised we would greatly appreciate it. Sincerely. This is the perfect opportunity. The money will be deposited in the United States. easy and safe access to the money from here in Romania. Here is how you can help.
Nudging and prodding from the European Community helps. Doctors receive minimal education in womens health issues. This aspect will be continued after the camp. and relationships. and sexuality remains a taboo topic in both schools and families. Romania. Represented as well will be a variety of social and economic backgrounds and ethnic heritages. empowering them for fuller participation in their society. To encourage participants to consider specific issues facing women in Romania and to apply the skills that they have learned to these situations. and goal setting. To provide information concerning womens health issues. resolving conflict. I am writing to seek your support for an English-language. rock climbing. such as overcoming stereotypes. Strict gender roles are strongly enforced by most families and the majority of Romanian society. To emphasize the opportunities for and importance of community service. According to the Romanian Society for Feminist Analyses. Participants will be involved in English-language discussions and activities concerning issues related to leadership. The camp will be free for all participants. As Romania strives to meet the demands of a changing society. with just under 80% believe that women have to follow the male lead. 2001 Returned Peace Corps Volunteers of South Florida. women may be even scared by the new competitive criteria of the labor market. where women are regarded primarily as mothers and wives. but the bottom line is that Romanian women must learn how to reach out for the choices and opportunities that await them. 2001 in Oradea. Participants will be selected on the basis of an essay contest and will attend the camp for free. will benefit these girls enormously as well as their communities. This camp will be open to young women in ninth through eleventh grade. and enforcement is almost nonexistent. Approximately fifteen Peace Corps volunteers will facilitate the camp. including Western and American standards. A GLOW camp that stresses leadership training for girls. domestic violence and sexual harassment are regarded as a womans fault. women lack representation in many aspects of national and regional government. To address human relationship issues. Bihor. assertiveness. The situation is further complicated by a shaky economic situation throughout the country. Project Objectives The following are the objectives for Camp GLOW Oradea 2001: To allow young women to discuss themselves. rock climbing and hiking. from all over Romania. hiking and canoeing.Sample RPCV letter May 29. their community. Topics will include gender role stereotypes. the mining town of Resita. entitled Girls Leading Our World (GLOW). Few laws protect women from domestic violence or sexual harassment. Trafficking of women. Overcoming these obstacles can only happen by empowering the young women of Romania to demand full participation and leadership. such as self-esteem. decision-making and goal setting. Community Need Romania remains a patriarchal society. due to the poor economic straits in students in Romania. prostitution. the cultural center of Brasov. assigned to less powerful positions in society. lifestyle habits. 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. conflict resolution. The camp will emphasize outdoor. Inc. A recent poll on gender issues by the Open Society Foundation in August 2000 highlights the challenges faced by women. through caving. Peace Corps volunteers will train the trainers. conflict resolution. Some 63% of men and women consider household tasks to be primarily the responsibility of women. enabling them to learn also from the camp. Activities will focus on self-esteem. and building healthy relationships. Trainings will also be conducted by local community leaders. Raised in a patriarchal culture. appreciating differences. as you know. Description of Project Camp GLOW will include 60 young women in ninth through eleventh grade. As a native of Miami. decision-making. The overall goal of this camp is to develop stronger leadership and English-language skills in the participants. from the mountains of Bihor. 30 . and the rolling farmlands of Moldavia. To physically explore and delight in the natural environment of Romania. and leadership in an open. shaped as future mothers of the nation under Communism. Yet. experiential education through exploration through caving. when participants will be encouraged to become involved in addressing a social problem facing their community. change can only happen from within. June 28-July 4. sexual harassment. the Danube port town of Giurgiu (my lovely town on the border with Bulgaria). assertiveness. The camp will bring together girls from different cities throughout the country. and domestic violence. encouraging atmosphere. as well as teaching them to appreciate and understand their natural patrimony. relationships. leadership camp. chosen on the basis of an essay contest. This will occur in the context of discussions about body image. Creative and artistic activities will complement these. the roles and choices for girls in the future will be radically different. teaching and working with Romanian trainers in different experiential education techniques. most Romanian women remain faithful to their household because this is the only place where they are important and listened to.
not only for the GLOW camp participants. their peers will be influenced and challenged by their example and leadership. the wider community will benefit from community service projects selected and undertaken by the participants as part of an after-camp GLOW group. but all donations received after the camp will go towards the closing bills as well as ongoing follow-up activities. Piteºti. If you have any additional questions. We recognize the tardiness of our request. Finally. Thanks! Sincerely. Significantly. To bring together young women from all over Romania. Community Benefits In addition to the individual benefits gained by each participant. All donations should be sent to the main organizer. This GLOW group will provide an ongoing forum for the participants to discuss issues relevant to their lives and their roles as leaders. the participants will represent 6-10 communities. local men and local women will be involved in the GLOW camp and group. We have received support through a Small Project Assistance (SPA) grant. and solicited our friends and family. stressing their common identity To improve the conversational English skills of the participants. A donation of $100-250 will go far to help us out. Further. three grade levels. Romania 31 . These women will ideally be role models. but also for young women throughout the country. As former Peace Corps Volunteers and fellow Floridians I am seeking your support to accomplish all our goals. Valeria Velasquez PCV. with the goal of preparing them to facilitate both in upcoming years. Janet Hughess forbearing parents: Weve set up a system to transfer funds quickly and easily. combined with community support have us at 85% of our goal. and at least two ethnic groups. These monies. please dont hesitate to contact me at I look forward to hearing from you.
There are not enough words to express my gratitude towards you and your help. Otilia Tiriac Keep your soul GLOWing! 32 . I didnt know everybody. When I came here. I cant help you enough for making this camp possible for me. They were like total strangers for me. my eyes are full of tears and I cant express my thoughts in words. I made a lot of friends here I felt understood and cared about. So here I am. You know. actually a year longer. Why burst? Because Im crying so badly and Im afraid Im going to stain this letter. This camp made me realize the real precious things in my life like trust. You made my life a month longer. Im so confused. a 17 year old girl from a small town called Miercurea Ciuc in the Harghita county in a small country called Romania. honesty. Now its something else I feel like Im going to burst in a few minutes. this week has been the best one Ive ever had in my life. I could say I love your intention of helping us. This camp helped me a lot!! Im more self-confident not. friendship. thank you. With respect and admiration. I dont know how to thank you for making this camp possible. You cant imagine how I feel now. only a few persons. love and the fact that not the outside beauty counts but the inner one. 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 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. Ive never been so happy in my entire life! Thank you. thank you a million times.
my faith is even stronger. my friends and family back were in the United States. loud. pulling from ahead or pushing from behind. (And Im ready for more!) I feel strongly that the enormous obstacles that face Romania today will be overcome. on the 4th of July. 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. The counselors then took over and in exchange the girls sang the Romanian national anthem. in Parliament or in business. most important of all. but slowly and with patience and persistence. As you can see your money was appreciated by far more than just me it was appreciated by 14 Peace Corps Volunteers. The feeling of solidarity. during our closing ceremonies. but ready for more. the girls all gathered around us in a big circle and tried to sing the Star Spangled Banner. 60 Romanian girls.Thank you note to donors Wednesday. On our last day of camp. and jumped off. Here is a thank you note from one of the participants. When I read them all as one block. 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. 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. They looked at the cliff. Romania will bloom. in supporting a GLOW camp for 60 Romanian girls earlier this month. then at their fears. With these girls as leaders in the home. I can still see the beams on the girls faces as they came back from rappelling. 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. Following group photos. stunned sometimes.. I cried at their eloquence and gratitude. we gathered back into our circle and one by one. empowerment and connection was tremendous. 33 . July 25.. quiet. 6 Romanian counselors and. We demanded a lot from the girls and they came through. counselors and girls alike expressed their feelings at that moment.
000 135 2 2.235.069.750 36 changes: # of guides from 3 to 4.000.Glow camp weekend original budget accomodation Food Transportation: bus Rental equipment guides Ice cave entrance fee total cost 60.000 granola bars 10.500.800. Mike) bananas = 20 100.000 1 30 2.000 flipchart paper 50. Monica. Kathie.000 total 21.000 Food 60.500.000 1 25 750.000 500. Paul.000 34 .610.000 750. Kelly S.000 misc: postage.000 20 25 500.000 9.860.000 3 1 600.000 cook from village 200.000 500.000 t shirts 80.760.000 glow camp weekend 2 (as of sept 10) cost # of nights # of people Lei accomodation 60. Annamaria.000 625.000 60.000 journals 30. 20 girls. Janet.000 4.000 Transportation: bus 9.000 14.000 # of nights 2 3 270 1 1 1 # of people 25 25 2 1 3 25 3.000 Price per girl (20) 1.500.000 6 30 1. increase in counselors from 3 to 8.000 2 25 3.000 for campfire outdoor Rental 500.000 4. 1.5 4 1.000 1 30 1.000 equipment copies: songsheet.000 3 32 5.000 1 2 100.395.000 25. wood 50.000 Ice cave entrance fee 15.000 1 25 375.400. 2-3 others (Reka.000 250.000.000 1.000 1 1 500.000 sessions guides 250.
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the world and the future of both together. Camp GLOW offers an opportunity for these young women to openly discuss their opinions regarding themselves. 37 . 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 girls also participate in a variety of team games. Mures WHEN:. June 7th. Girls in grades 8-11 participate in group activities focusing on teamwork. ALL interested girls will be considered.Camp GLOW . ANY MORE QUESTIONS?? If you have more questions.112.July 7-14. self-esteem. HOW MUCH DOES IT COST? NOTHING!!! This camp is FREE OF CHARGE to all participants. HOW MUCH ENGLISH DO I NEED? Camp Glow is customarily conducted mainly in English.570 or at home 115. please still apply . These essays will be read by a panel of volunteers from around Romania and will be used to determine acceptance to the camp.Summer Camp For GIRLS!! Call for Applicants WHERE: Sovata. so a level of English proficiency is needed.116. sports. *** Applicants will be notified of their acceptance to the camp by Monday.000 lei will be RETURNED to you at the end of the camp!!! If this money is a problem. goal setting and career development. songs and campfire fun. May 5th at 5 PM at Liceul Octavian Goga. please contact Anna Clark at Liceul Octavian Goga . In addition to these activities. This does NOT mean that students must have a fluency in English or be at the top of their class. A deposit of 150. paper will be provided. *** 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.individual situations can be discussed after acceptance. HOW DO I APPLY? *** All interested girls (grades 8-11) are asked to attend a short essay competition on Wednesday.
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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It was quite clear that all of the applicants are mastering the language of English. Camp GLOW 2001 Suncuius Coordinator CRSE (Centrul Regional de Supraveghere Ecologicã) «Next Record» 41 . Please call me at the CRSE office at 474 434 to let me know youve received this letter. Peace Corps Volunteer. We were very impressed by your essay. If you have any questions or concerns about the deposit. and 11) participate in the essay contest. It was quite clear that all of the applicants are mastering the language of English. Thank you again for your interest. When you come to the meeting. 10. we were unable to accept your application. 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. We will notify and encourage you to participate as these opportunities arise. 6. «LastName». It will also be a time for you to ask any questions you may have. at this time we would like to put your name on a waiting list for the camp. drinking or drugs. despite speaking it infrequently. at 7:00 pm at the offices of Centru Regionale de Supraveghere (CRSE) at Parcul 1 Decembrie. Each of the five questions was graded on a scale of one to five. of course. Unfortunately. despite speaking it infrequently. you need to bring the deposit of 200. Wait. please let us know. Each of the five questions was graded on a scale of one to five. «PostalCode» «State» Dear Ms. Our hope is to have future GLOW Camps and various local activities. Each of the five questions was graded on a scale of one to five. We were very impressed by your essay. despite speaking it infrequently. and further details about the camp. due to a limited number of spots at the camp. at the latest. Sincerely. We emphasized the content and quality of your ideas. We were thrilled to have 100 students from six High Schools and three grades (9. The essays were graded anonymously by three to five people. Sincerely. nr. Our hope is to have future GLOW Camps and various local activities. The essays were graded anonymously by three to five people. Janet Hughes. If you are unable to accept this invitation to Camp GLOW Suncuius. Your parents are. We will have a meeting on Monday June 11. Get ready for a GREAT camp experience! Thank you for your application to Camp GLOW. invited to attend this meeting and we will address any concerns they may have. However.000 lei. We were thrilled to have 100 students from six High Schools and three grades (9. We will notify and encourage you to participate as these opportunities arise. We emphasized the content and quality of your ideas. The essays were graded anonymously by three to five people. It is very important (obligatory) that you attend this meeting. a packing list. Reject «FirstName» «LastName» «Address1» «Address2» «City». Thank you for applying to Camp GLOW. This means that if a place opens up you will be immediately notified. It was quite clear that all of the applicants are mastering the language of English. 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. Congratulations! You have been accepted to Camp Glow 2001 Suncuius which will take place from June 28th to July 4th. We are very excited to have you as part of this camp and we all are looking forward to a great camp experience. first floor. At this meeting you will receive your health form. We emphasized the content and quality of your ideas. 10. please contact us IMMEDIATELY! There are other girls hoping to go to the camp and waiting for a place to open up. We will call you by June 18. due to a limited number of spots at the camp. are coming to the camp and will be attending the meeting. we were unable to accept your application. Unfortunately. 10. Thank you again for your interest.Letters-Accept. if there will be a place for you at the camp.
_________________________________________________________________________________________________ Guardians Signature ______________________________________________ Date ____________________________ 42 . 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. Any participants who smoke.L. and leadership. We have asked participants to secure their place by making a deposit of 200.L. This deposit will be refunded at the end of the camp. July 4th. 2001 Permission Slip and Medical Information Camp G. drink alcohol.Camp G. drink. focusing on topics like self-esteem. will take place from Thursday. Outdoor activities. to Wednesday.000 lei. and artistic activities will also be important parts of the camp. All participants have agreed not to smoke. 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. or use illegal drugs. June 28th. a talent show. 2001. relationships.W. or use drugs.O.W. Participants will be involved in English-language discussions and activities. campfires. during the camp. will be sent home. decision-making.O.
bea sau folosi droguri va parasi tabara. 2001 si sunt de acord ca fiica mea sa participe. Aceasta suma va fi returnata la sfarsitul taberei daca parcipantele au respectat acordul mai sus mentionat.Tabãra G. un spectacol al talentelor si activitatile artistice.O. se va desfasura intre 28 Iunie si 4 Iulie. 2001 Formular pentru Permisiune ºi Informaþii Medicale Tabara G.000 lei.W.L. 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.W.O. 2001. relationare. Toate participantele au fost de acord sa se abtina de la folosirea tigarilor. luarea deciziilor si conducere. Semnatura parintelui/tutorelui _________________________________________ data __________________________ 43 . O parte importanta a acestei tabere o va constitui activitatile recreative.L. Orice participanta care va fuma. Am cerut participantelor sa-si asigure locul prin depunerea in avans a sumei de 200. focurile de tabara. centrate pe subiecte cum ar fi respectul fata de sine. Participantele vor lua parte la activitati si discutii in limba engleza.Oradea si al voluntarilor Corpului Pacii al Statelor Unite. bauturilor alcoolice si utilizarea drogurilor de orice fel pe durata taberei.O.L.W. La tabara vor participa tinere din 10 orase din Romania si vor avea sprijinul membrilor Centrului Regional de Supraveghere Ecologica .
2001 Date Time Thursday. Emotion Control Dinner Fun and games: spoons. June 28-July 4. Journal writing. goal setting lunch free time Friendship bracelets. GLOW Olympics Evaluation Session .1:00 pm closing 1:00 . Campfire/Singing. intro to journal writing icebreakers. team building. June 28th. lunch Decision making Dinner Sex talk journal/quiet time breakfast and announcements Self esteem. July 4. general introductions. quiet time breakfast and announcements Attitudes and Stereotypes Lunch Rock Climbing. team building. journal decorating journal writing. unpacking Lunch hike to Hungarian Cave .2:00 pm 2:00 PM Activity Icebreakers.10:30 pm 10:30 pm 11:00 pm Sunday. 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. communication skills Dinner. icebreakers.10:00 pm 10:00 10:30 pm 10:30 pm 11:00 pm Monday. advertisements session Lunch Scavenger Hunt. letter to myself Dinner Talent Show/Party Breakfast and announcements Womens issues in Romania Ceremonies Lunch Departure 44 . Paper making. quiet time breakfast and announcements Bridge (life skills). tye dying. July 1. body image. enviro ed fun Dinner Dance Lightly Talent show preparation Journal writing/Quiet time breakfast and announcements Self Esteem/Values Lunch Breakouts Rappelling. 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 . ªuncuiuº. June 29th.icebreakers Free time adjustment Dinner rule making session. 2001 8:00 am 9:00 am 9:00 am 12:00 pm 12:00 pm 1:15 pm 1:30 pm 5:30 pm 5:30 pm 6:30 pm 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 8:30 pm 10:30 pm Wednesday. 2001 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.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. I cant funeral talent show preparations journal/quiet time breakfast and announcements Cave Talk Hike to Pestera Vadu Crisului. 2001 Arrival 11:00 AM noon -1:00 pm 1:00 . July 3. door decorating.survey. 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 . June 30th.Glow Camp 2001. July 2. 2001 9:00 am 10:00 am 10:00 am 11:00 am 11:00 .
icebreakers. passive. 2001 3:00 pm depart for Girda (3 hours. 6:00 7:00 dinner 7:00 .6:30 pm pack up and head out 7:00 pm departure 10:00 pm arrival back at CRSE Tuesday.Schedule for weekend glow camp Gîrda. songs Saturday. 135 kilometers) from CRSE office 7:00 Dinner 8:00 9:30 Attitudes discussion continues 9:30 10:30 pm campfire. leadership chat. aggressive 12:00 1:00 Lunch 1:00 3:00 Rock climbing/team building 4:00 6:00 Values. body image discussion Evaluation.6:00 pm. October 14.8:30 pm sex talk (Kathie. 2001 CRSE 6:30 9:00 pm CRSE office Introduction.1 Pm lunch 1:00 pm .10:00 pm campfire. hike to Ice Cave 6:00 . start Cinderella Friday.12 Noon Decision making 12 N . October 15. Cinderella. I cant funeral. songs Sunday. icebreakers. October 16th. 2001 6:30 9:00 pm CRSE office Self esteem. 2001 8:00 9:00 am Breakfast 9:00 11:30 Assertive. October 2001 Thursday 6:30-9: Introduction. Thursday. 2001 8-9 am breakfast 9 am . leadership chat. Janet) 8:30 . Closing comments 45 . October 12. October 11.
15:00 15:00 .21:30 21:30 .08:30 08:30 .23:00 MONDAY 07:30 .12:30 12:30 .20:00 20:00 .16:00 16:00 .22:30 22:30 .16:30 16:30 .18:30 18:30 .15:00 15:00 .11:30 11:30 .18:00 18:00 .23:00 TUESDAY 07:30 .COMMUNITY BASED CAMP SAMPLE SCHEDULE SUNDAY 14:00 .17:00 17:00 .20:30 20:30 .09:30 09:30 .13:30 13:30 .18:00 18:00 . No Drinking" Rule?* Journalling Free Time Bedtime Activity Wake-Up Breakfast and Announcements Self-Esteem and IALAC Journalling Lunch Rotation Activity A: Team-Building Rotation Activity B: Women's Health: Nutrition and Body Image Rotation Activity C: Journal Writing and Decorating Free Time Dinner and Chores Silly Olympiad Bedtime Activity Wake-Up Breakfast and Announcements Gender Roles and Values Journalling Lunch Rotation Activity A: Team-Building Rotation Activity B: Goal-Setting Rotation Activity C: Yoga Free Time Dinner and Chores Night Hike Bedtime 46 .19:00 19:00 .08:30 08:30 .20:30 20:30 .22:30 22:30 .19:00 19:00 .18:00 18:00 .22:30 22:30 .13:30 13:30 .09:30 09:30 .16:30 16:30 .21:00 21:00 .23:00 Activity Travel to Village and Settle In Camp Icebreakers Small Groups Icebreakers and Discussion Camp Rule-Setting Dinner Why "No Smoking.12:30 12:30 .11:30 11:30 .
08:30 08:30 .13:30 13:30 .15:00 15:00 .11:30 11:30 .16:30 16:30 .22:30 22:30 .14:30 14:30 .12:30 12:30 .16:30 16:30 .15:30 15:30 .20:30 20:30 .23:00 FRIDAY 07:30 .09:30 09:30 .13:30 13:30 .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.20:30 20:30 .13:30 13:30 .15:00 15:00 .12:30 12:30 .20:30 20:30 .23:00 THURSDAY 07:30 .WEDNESDAY 07:30 .11:30 11:30 .16:30 16:30 .08:30 08:30 .18:00 18:00 .18:00 18:00 .22:30 22:30 .15:00 15:00 .11:30 11:30 .19:00 19:00 .18:00 18:00 . Evaluation and Small Group Begin Packing Up Lunch Finish Packing Up Chores Travel Back Home 47 .09:30 09:30 .09:30 09:30 .08:30 08:30 .08:30 08:30 .23:00 SATURDAY 07:30 .13:30 13:30 .19:00 19:00 .19:00 19:00 .12:30 12:30 .12:30 12:30 .11:30 11:30 .22:30 22:30 .
Batteries flashlights Prizes of all kinds: books. folders. tape. clothes pins and clothesline Campfire: songsheets. rubber gloves. graham crackers. sanitary napkins Detergent Alarm clock Bug stuff Lotion Toilet paper 48 . stationery. ?? Fun and games: playing cards. pictures. huge buckets. Counselor session: flip chart. clothes pins and clothesline. paper. 2001 Box with paper and pen next to it for sex talk questions Paper making materials: blender. markers. water. pens. index cards Journals Pens Several sheets of flip chart paper for affirmation wall Colored markers for affirmation wall Tape Door decorating materials: butcher paper. palinka Friday (rock climbing) June 29. marshmallows Monday (hike to Vadu Crisului) Pongas large for trash. small to be used as gloves Tuesday ( Glow Olympics. soap. tape and markers Journal decorating: misc ribbons. hair stuff Scissors Rope for Glow Olympics and team building exercise Sunscreen Extra tampons. newspaper. scavenger hunt) Evaluation forms Thank you letters paper and envelopes Wednesday (farewell) (Bag lunches) Other materials Handouts of all kinds. wood (purchased in town). printer cartridges. dye. printer.Materials and Supplies List . copy paper. tape. train book! Candles and matches for candlelighting ceremony Thursday (into. markers. 2001 Friendship bracelets: embroidery floss: lots and lots of it in lots of different colors Sunday (rappelling) Tye dying: T shirts. 2001 Name tags: safety pins. wrapping paper. ribbons. paper scraps. extension cord. staples. Emotion control: flip chart. hike to Unguru Mare cave) June 28. frames. tape.ªuncuiuº 2001 Laptop Computer. ? Saturday (_) June 30. (flashlights). chocolate. stapler.
Our personal train to ªuncuiuº leaves at 7:40 am. 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). 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. camp coordinator: 095 602 301 49 . Tampax etc . 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. toothpaste. such as Always.Packing List Camp GLOW 2001 ªuncuiuº Here is a list of suggestions of what you should bring to camp with you. 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. shampoo. All meals and your bedding will be provided by the camp. Please leave valuables such as cell phones at home. hairbrush. bras A sweater or sweatshirt (it gets chilly at night) Hat and or sunglasses Sunscreen Towel Hygiene products such as toothbrush. stamped) Comfortable walking shoes such as trainers or hiking boots.) 095 181 448 Paul Iacobas. Liberate. Oradea. camp coordinator. No high heel platform shoes. There is a public phone at the tabara so please bring a phone card if you wish to call someone. 059 472 434 work. Contact Information for Parents (to be used during the camp ONLY IN CASE OF EMERGENCY): Janet Hughes. Packing List: Carnet de note. tampons. underwear. poetry. None of the items listed below are required. We will be coming back on July 4th the train leaving ªuncuiuº at 17:08 and arriving in Oradea at 18:47. feminine sanitary napkins. vizate la zi (grade book. 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. PCV (this number is only good while at camp.
Glow Camp 2001 ªuncuiuº Evaluation Please tell us how your feelings about each session. 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. 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. 8. 6. free time. 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. what you liked and what you didnt like.we want these to be anonymous to encourage you to tell us what you really think. food. 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. How did you benefit from each session? Do NOT write your name . train rides. not only here in Romania but throughout the world! Keep it up! 50 . etc.) What advice do you have for future camps . snacks.larger or smaller?. 5. 7. Day 1 Hike to Hungarian Cave (Pestera Unguru Mare) After dinner rule making session.
. such as My nameclap. Before getting started. I have three sisters (true). The volunteer tries to sit. the participants introduce the other person to the rest of the group.. interest. Queen is 12. they cant say we both have black hair. Divide the group into pairs. 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. you need 17 chairs.Stick the paper to the girls back. 1. It is easy to model the activity interviewing a girl until you find three things that they have in common with you. 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. You are the apple man! I cant remember your name. EVERYBODY WITH . Hello. Have that person find the person with their card and introduce themselves. too.Morning activites Icebreakers Examples The first day of the camp youll need to spend time doing icebreakers to get everyone acquainted with each other. according to the number of girls you´ve got. Ignore me. 10. If you pick the ace. Each person talks about him/herself to the other. snapI liveclap. Pass around a bowl of small candies such as M&Ms and ask the girls to take as many as they would like. 2. 7. though. Hello. it does create a word association to each persons name. FIND SOMEONE. with the you repeating the whole list at the end. Variations: Participants tell where they first heard about the camp. The instructions: use the value of the card to determine how many things to say about yourself. home town. 11. Variation: Use famous place instead of famous person. 6. like: Ask me questions. The one thing I am particularly proud of is. 9. However. INTRODUCE MYSELF. They must stand up and go around the group and talk in pairs. ) 3. etc. or vacations. Everybody with black shoes or Everybody who ate bread this morning or Everybody who has a pencil. she has to take a card from a deck of playing cards. King is 13. They must act according to whats written on their partners back. Each person writes on a blank index card one to three statements. 4. For example. Take a deck of cards and on each each girls turn. TWO TRUTHS AND A LIE. Girls can repeat this several times and then report back their findings to partners or the group. but not to eat them yet. slap. All items do not have to be food but folks generally like food and know food vocab. For example. If its Tell me lies. After five minutes. Disagree with me. so this works well and is not potentially embarrassing as it does not put anyone on the spot in a personal way. People write a famous womans name on a piece of paper and pin it on someone elses back. Go around the circle in this way until all participants have introduced themselves. so she cant see what is written. If the girl got the Joker card. pets. FAMOUS WOMEN (or people). 51 .) Appoint a volunteer who stands in the center of the circle of chairs. Person tries to guess what name is pinned on his/her by asking others around the room yes or no questions. The first girl is coached to say. They should stand and run to a chair across the room. Is it Andy? It helps girls remember each others names (or narrow it down by first letter) through word association. You introduce the game with the phrase. and Ive heard girls in larger groups (15 or more girls) say to each other later. clapin Pitestislap. Participants introduce themselves and tell why they are there. Pass out cards so everyone gets someone elses card. or the best book they have read in the last year. INTRODUCE ANOTHER. Then everyone who is affected stands up and switches chairs as quickly as possible. 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.. and also to immediately involve everyone into the camp. The girls must ask each other questions until they find three things that they have in common. They cannot stand up and sit back down in the same chair. Start off a rhythmic clap by clapping your hands. My name is (K) and were going on a picnic! Dan is bringing doughnuts and Im going to bring (k)! The next girl says. clapis Judysnap. names and items added. two that are true statements and one that is false. a Jack is 11. write sentences on a post-it paper. 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. sometimes with specific instructions to share a certain piece of information. in time to an introductory statement. and they cannot sit in the chair next to them. They need to change partners many times.. dates. Everybody with For example. two. Montana (false: I was born in Missoula) I enjoy ice cream (true) 8. say one thing. They are a good way to introduce folks to each other. Form a circle of chairsone less chair than the number ofparticipants. THREE THINGS IN COMMON. Hello. (If there are 18 participants. Laugh at me Be angry at me . Choose topics for them to talk like holidays. slapping your thighs. At the end they are supposed to tell how people acted while talking to them to see if they can guess what s written. JOKER. favorite television program. Then ask each girl to say something about themselves in English for every piece of candy that they have taken. hobby. RHYTHM CLAP. That person calls out. etc. The more subtle ones are trickier! Ex. their occupations. say two things. I was born in Bozeman. reduce tension and anxiety. such as favorite color. Ask each person to think of three statements that tells the group something about them. 12. PICNIC. (leave the joker cards in). Maybe choose a girl you already know for this so you dont have to spend too long. Take turns in the group sharing the three statements and have the rest of the group vote on which one they think is false. he or she could ask you questions instead. They must be things that are not obvious. they are supposed to tell lies.
__________________ 16)I have been to the Fagaras Mountains. ___________________________________ 17)My grandparents live in a village. ______________________________________________ 29)I have read at least two English literature books. ___________________________________________________ 4) Blue is my favorite color. _____________________________________________ 6) I have visited at least two foreign countries. ____________________________________ 14)My mother is a businesswomen. _______________________________________ 21)I like to wake up with the sun. Sign My Line. _________________________________________________ 8) I have written a poem. ______________________________________________ 5) Fall is my favorite season. ________________________ 10)I hate McDonalds. __________________________________________ 22)I exercise twice a week. ___________________________ 30)I talk in my sleep. _________________________________________ 26)I like to use the internet. ___________________________________________ 2) I have a cat and a dog.13. ________________________________________________ 3) I dislike mamaliga. _________________________________________ 24)I can play a musical instrument. _______________________________________________ 13)I have covered myself in Sovata mud. _______________________________________________ 27)I prefer jazz music. They can only use the same person for one or two things. _______________________________ 7) I have an older sister. ________________________________________________ 9) I have driven a car before I was legally allowed too. ___________________________________________________ 28)I enjoy drawing pictures. _______________________________________________ 23)My favorite chocolate is Poina. _______________________________________ 18)I know the name of the Prime Minister of Great Britain. encouraging them to talk to as many people as possible. ____________________________________________________ 52 . _____________________ 19)Pizza is my favorite food! _____________________________________________ 20)I think eating seeds is disgusting. Give the girls the following sheet and a specific amount of time to have it filled out. _________________________________________ 25)I have attended a Yoga session. ___________________________________________________ 11)My favorite sport is basketball. Sign My Line 1) I have been to the Black Sea. ________________________________________ 15)My younger sibling is more than five years younger than I. _________________________________________ 12)My shoe size is Euro 40.
b. Not everyone has to be the poster child for a casue. In your GLOW camp notebook. Wed like to encourage you to take risks this week in order learn more about yourself in order to grow.Introduction to Leadership I. Referred back to first brainstorm activity. III. those who wanted were given time to share. Leadership is different for everyone. II. Want to make the world a better place 8. Be honest and fair. a. Next on big paper. Leaders that work behind the scnese are just as important. Set realistic goals 5. 53 . Talked about whether the leaders mentioned in the first brainstorm activity had power over (Hitler) or power with (Mother Teresa.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. Hidden leaders. 4. we brainstormed the positive and negative qualities associated with leaders and leadership and talked about it. Make informed Decisions 6. power over the people. We hope that you will be able to use the time here as a space for self discovery. A good leader will encourage people to think for themselves. Brainstorm activity. Closing. Know and Obey the rules of the community 3. Respect the commujity she works in. Something that is really imporant for me to remember is that there are both obvious and unobvious leaders. Leadership is different for everyone. Dicussion concept of power with vs. B. A Leader Must 1. Discussion A. A leader does not always have to be an exert.) C. write down three examples of people you consider to be leaders and write down three qualities/characteristics/aspect of a leader after 5 minutes. Throught this camp well see lots of different kinds of leaders and leadership qualities. Believe in Herself 2. Be open to new ideas 7.
Since the changing role of women will affect your future. someday their prince would appear. The point. 3. Which choices appeal to you most? The time to start thinking about your future is NOW. Read this aloud to the girls. Roll with it. 2. Present and future visions This activity is designed to get the girls thinking about their futures. II. The lesson is based on chapter one in Choices: Not such great expectations: attitudes and where they come from.what kind of jobs could they get? Like most women. About half of all marriages end in divorce. A heated discussion could follow. Wrap-up discussion in large group. its important to know how you feel now.) Maybe one of them was banished for being so fond of the castle pastry that she outgrew her royal cape. Introduction As a little girl. Women today have more freedom and choices than ever before. While only a few years ago. He would take care o them. Today we know that being unable to support yourself is a risk way to live. There are thousands of ways for you to do that. More married women now must work just o help pay the bills. Yet. nursing. Read the following introduction: Your life choices are affected by attitude you own and the worlds. we must examine them carefully. discuss. Attitude Inventory. Sometimes it can be confusing. Heres the good news. Heres the bad news. but thats not necessarily bad news. Your life. is that women need to be able to make enough money to support them. Ultimately they will determine how you fit into the picture. perhaps. (Former princes are highly unemployable.Stereotypes and Attitudes This is designed to break the girls gently into the working style of the camp. In return they wold give up their independence and the ability to support themselves. complete the following Attitude Inventory. Your generation of young woman has more options for earning a livelihood than previous ones. experimenting with make-up and redecorating the throne room. Their attitudes about their futures are the cornerstones of their abilities about everything. most women who worked outside the home were found in only a few job categories teaching. Break into Discussion groups. There are single-parent families. 54 . Have a camper read out loud the chart of Cinderellas life and then have them make one of their own. Get feedback on the attitude inventory and life chart. Because attitudes play such an important part in your life. I. 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. clerical work or retail sales it is now acceptable for a woman to be anything from an astronaut to a zoo keeper. did you ever wonder what became of Snow White. they were brought up to believe that if they were cute and charming. 1. Or. childless marriages and families in which the woman has an outside job while the man takes major responsibility for childcare and housework. To help sort our your opinions. one grew so bored with the castle routine that she decided she needed to do something for herself. maybe one of them was forced to support the family when an unexpected revolution in the kingdom left her prince jobless. 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. A. Many women are combining careers with marriage and children. B. many woman are choosing to skip marriage altogether to devote more time to their careers or other activities. Your opinions will create your attitude toward womanhood and work. and worry about the future. Women outlive men by an average of about seven years. Your imagination and ambition are the only limitations. If these things happened and they might have. Share charts. simply put. Have the campers complete the inventory and then sate. Of course. Look around you. provide for them.
she should be responsible for the housework as well. 14. Listen and visualize as I describe the following people: 1. Wives should make less money at their jobs than their husbands. take a moment to think about why you feel the way to you. 4. 20. 3. I would rather vote for a female president if she were the best candidate. honors group. It is important for a man to be "masculine and a women to be "feminine. 15. Boys should have more education than girls. Women are less responsible than men. They are amazed when I display pictures of the people. Boys are more intelligent then girls. The number one goal scorer ever in international football history 2. Divorced men should not have to assume support for their children. Member of the National Honor Society. 2. Then we all discuss as a group why they visualized. a U. 17. Both men and women can be good doctors. 9. Men should not do clerical work because they lack hand dexterity. By constantly examining your feelings. Now break into discussion groups and write a description of each person. Men should not cry. Money spent on athletics should be evenly divided between boys and girls. Women are capable administrators. 21. 19. clerical. 8. The mother should be awarded custody of the children when a couple is divorced. 13. and secretarial work since they already possess these skills. how did they get this info? (The catch is they visual stereotypical people who fit the descriptions. women are entitled to sick leave for maternity leave. 7. Then think about your answers again. A person who repairs high technical car repair equipment. Women should concentrate on finding jobs in the fields of nursing. teaching. the husband should make the house payments.S. 18. Stereotypes Lesson Plan Motivation: All campers are asked to sit and close their eyes. you continue to grow and learn.ATTITUDES INVENTORY 1. Talk in your discussion group about your thoughts. A wife and husband should take turns staying home with a sick child. Women should not hold jobs on the nightshift. 10." 11. 6. 12. If a working couple buys a house. 3. 55 . A single man is not capable of taking care of an infant. A heartless killer who murdered 13 and wounded 23 4. If a women works outside the home. 5. 16. Strongly Agree Agree Disagree Strongly Disagree As you look back over your answers. Women with preschool children should not work outside the home. At work. why.
if they do. 2. If something is normal. Our own observations give us much true and needed information. is it automatically right and proper? If something is not typical. or. Joyce Huckaby HAVE YOU EVER MET A WOMAN TRUCK DRIVER? Your attitudes are influenced by what you see around you. There comes a time when you must question what you see. Look back at what you just wrote. as well as by your family. that they are weird. that shaking a soft drink before you open it is not a good idea . You grew up in a world in which it was normal for men to be truck drivers and women to be nurses. Is it right for only men to be truck drivers? What is there about the job that makes it unsuitable for a woman? 2. Were the reasons you gave based on what a truck driver actually does on the job? 56 . Would you like to be a truck driver? Why or why not? 3. Mia Hamm. By answering the following questions. it is important to consider why you feel the way you do. you may think such people do not exist. it is necessarily wrong? Although your feelings are not easily changed. You may have observed. Because you rarely meet a woman truck driver or a male nurse. That is a natural reaction. Lauren Barry 3. for instance.They are: 1. Eric Harris 4. You may even open your eyes to a whole new world of choices!!! 1.especially inside small cars! But some ideas we acquire through observations are false. you may gain some insight into your attitudes.
who will be the first princess to rule the kingdom People Closest to Her Stepmother.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. 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 .
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. To make sure the campers dont miss out on any good points made. handed to each group. Topic is SECRET to other groups. Each group has 10-15 minutes to develop a skit based on their topic (written on apiece of paper. Divide campers into groups of 5 or 6 2. Discussion afterwards. Break up into groups of 5 or 6 different groups from before. 3. How did you feel about the way Hungarians or Romanians were portrayed? Do you think the stereotypes was representative of you? Why/ why not? Get people to be more aware of stereotypes and attitude. Question them: think theyre harmful? Useful? 58 . Recommendation. Then pull everyone back together at the end to bring up important points made in little groups. 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.Stereotypes and Attitudes. The girls will love doing role plays and youll be delighted with their creativity. Each group performs skit (about 5 minutes each) 4. part 2: Role play Ideas Use these as role plays to reinforce the stereotypes and attitudes you just discussed.
Are you very shy or overly aggressive? 3. Your values may place extra importance on possessions. Do you value your closest relationships? 5. Circle one 1. friendship. your self esteem could probably use improvement. who would it be? 59 .000. If I found $1.000. some things would be on the top of the list and others at the bottom. We use the term values to refer to all of these things. Are you able to laugh at (and learn from) your own mistakes? 6. when answering these questions. or more meaningful than others.it will be difficult to make informed decisions about your future. 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. Are you easily hurt by criticism? 2. you need to decide what is most important to you. What is one thing I want to change in my life? 2. Some of the things you have are more important than others. So. Do you notice and accept changes in yourself as they occur? 7.your values . Until you have a clear sense of whats important to you . 1. or any number of things. Do you accept constructive criticism? 2 Are you at ease meeting new people? 3 Are you honest and open about your feelings? 4. If you were able to state your goals for the future. religion. Some of your activities are more enjoyable. and before you can wisely set them. Before you can achieve any goals in life. What would I say to the President if I met him? 8. 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. My Values Questions Answer the following questions: 1. What makes me smile? 4. Do you look for and tackle new challenges? 8.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. you have to set them. marriage. Are you confident about your physical appearance? 9. Who do I admire the most? 6. What makes me angry inside? 5. If I could take one person with me to the moon. What qualities do I look for in a friend? 3. Do you give yourself credit when credit is due? 10. what would I honestly do with it? 7. you probably have a healthy opinion of yourself. think about how you feel most of the time. work.
If I could. It is very important for me to live in beautiful surroundings. 34. If my friends want to do something that I think is wrong. 15. 24. I dont think I would like an adventurous vacation. Id like to do something that helps people. 8. 39. 31. 17. 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. I would like to climb a mountain. 32. Id like to accomplish something in life that is well known. 41. 40. Id like to understand a way a TV works. 28. Id look forward to taking a job in a city I have never been to before. I would rather be a president of a club than just a member. even if it meant being fired. 6. It is important to have an appreciation for art and music. Id like to be president. 2. 26. 11. I like to write stories or poetry. 20. 14. I think music and art should be required in school. 37. 23. Id like to make a movie that would make people aware of injustice. 45. 22. 16. to improve the conditions it described. 42. I like to go places with my friends. I like to try things Ive never done before. Id like to be able to decide what and how much I would work one day. 3. 44. 33. 30. 12. 25. I like to feel that I am in charge in a group 36. I like to make things. A strong family is essential. 18. It is important that my family does things together. It is important to be proud of what I do. I am very close to my mother. 21. Id like to be famous. It is important to have good friends. 4. Very True 1. 10. It is important for me to have a good understanding of history. Id like people to know that Ive done something well. 38. 29. 9. 13. 27. father or both. I would like a lot of expensive things. 5.VALUES SURVEY Write the answer that most closely matches your feelings. I like to read books that help me understand people. 7. I would rather make gifts than buy them. 35. It is more important to stick to my beliefs than to make money. I like to go to parties. Id rather have a large expensive house than own a work of art. If I had talent. Having an expensive car is something Id really like. 19. I would rather be free to move around than be tied down to my family. I will not do it. Id like to be on TV. Some times True I Do Not Not True Know 60 . I would disobey a boss who asked me to do something against my principles. I like to attend lectures from which I can learn something. Id like to write. Id like to travel to far away places. Id rather be rich than married. I enjoy things. Id rather be a judge than a lawyer. Having children is important to me. 43.
It is important to have a family with whom to discuss problems with. 70. 79. It is important to donate to the needy. I enjoy looking at beautiful scenery. 88. 52. I enjoy spending an evening with my family. 82. The best thing about being a movie star is doing something creative. 63. 71. 81. I have strong beliefs about what is right and wrong. A close family is important to me. 53. Being famous would be the best thing about being a movie star. Gaining knowledge is important. I couldnt be happy with a job in which I didnt feel good about myself. 60. I feel more comfortable in places Ive seen before than new places. Id like to work at a job in which I help people. I prefer working alone rather than with a team. It is important to share activities with friends. 59. 84. Id like to have enough money to invest for my future. Having a job I know I can keep is important to me. Id like to help tutor people who have problems at school. A close family is important to me. Id like to nurse people back to health. 79. 57. I think it is wrong to help a friend cheat on an exam. Id rather work at a job that is not interesting but pays a lot than one that is interesting and pays a little. 62. 55. 51. 61. 78. 50. If you dont take chances youll never get anywhere . Id rather be a boss than a worker. 83. 67. 89. If I had talent Id like to be a famous rock star. but it helps. I like to make my own decisions. It is important to share your life with someone. 56. If I knew how. 87. The world would be a terrible place without beautiful things. 74. 80. I especially like things I make myself. I like to go on hikes or bike rides with my friends. It is important to learn something new everyday. 90. 65. 77. 64. 76. 54. 58. Money cannot buy happiness. 47. 85. 72. even if I know he/she will fail if I do not help him/her. Id rather work for a well-established company than a new company that hasnt established itself. Id like a job that gives me plenty of free time to spend with my family. Being rich would be the best thing about being a movie star. I would feel I was doing something worthwhile if I help a friend with a problem. 48.46. 61 . I would make my own clothes. 86. Id rather not have to answer to a boss. 49. 73. I like reading to gain insight into human behavior. 68. Id like to write a book that would help other people. I get very nervous when Im forced to take chances. Id like to have works of art in my home. I want to be able to travel if the opportunity arises. Id like an exciting life.I like to take chances. Getting to travel would be the best thing about being a movie star. The best thing about winning a gold medal at the Olympics would be the recognition. 91. Id like to know all that I can about the working of nature. 75. 66. 69. Id rather be a leader than a follower.
96. 104. Turn back to the first page of this exercise. I do not like someone assigning me tasks to do. 94. 100. 95. I like thinking of something that has never been done before. found in the section Money and Wealth below. I do not like to take risks with money. I like people to ask me for my opinion when trying to decide the best way to handle a situation. Above the words Sometimes True write a 6. For example. 93. For each number listed below. When all the lines have been completed. 97. If a teacher accidentally left the test answers where I could see them. 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. write a 3. When I have done something Im proud of. write a 9 on the line next to the number 1. Above the words Very True. Do the same for each page of the survey. I do not like being alone very much. I would not look. I think saving money for the future is important. People should contribute small amounts of money to be used to decorate public buildings. total the numerical responses under each heading. 99. above I Do Not Know. and above Not True. 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 . For which category is your total the highest? A description of each category follows this page. Id like to make a movie that people would think is beautiful. 101. 98. 102. if for number 1 you selected Very True. I like to take charge of organizing activities. write the numerical value of the response you selected.92. I would not like a job in which I traveled a lot and could not have a lasting relationship. 103. write a 0. it is important for other people to know. write a 9. If I could.
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. Power: Its hard to find an entry-level job with a lot of power. but you might also consider doing research . Money: Obviously. or in any other field of interest. Knowledge: If you value knowledge. you look carefully at potential earnings for any job you take. Your score shows that you would like to have varied job duties and that you are comfortable taking risks.even if youre the only employee! Moral Judgment and Personal Consistency: If you score high in this category. youll want to make sure there is plenty of room for advancement in your chosen field. Or. rather than being a foreign correspondent or an international jewel trader. friends. Friendship and Companionship: If friendship and companionship are important to you. You certainly would not be satisfied with a job in which the routine is the same day after day. historical. Adventure: In contrast to the preceding. Check the salary levels of a wide range of jobs before starting to narrow your choices. if you also had a high adventure score. if you choose not to join a traditional family. Your inner circle of acquaintances is important. no matter what other values it mirrors. You probably would not be happy as a traveling sales representative or a forest ranger. Family can also mean other persons or friends who are close to you. You may have little time for family. Being a journalist who covers different stories everyday or spends time reading reports and interviewing people might also be a very good choice. political. you might want to start your own business.scientific. that is. or making an expedition through the wilderness each summer. If you score high in this area. you may have to settle for hang gliding on weekends. Teaching is an obvious choice. you will want a job that allows plenty of time at home where you can enjoy family and friends. or outside hobbies.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. Since making a lot of money usually entails spending long hours on the job. you should consider your other values in choosing a field which will hold your interest. Being shut away in a laboratory or sitting in a cubicle with an adding machine will probably hold few 63 . you will want a career that lets you keep learning. You are a people person. For example. if money is your top value. You should prepare yourself to take a leadership role by pursuing advanced education or by learning more skills in your field. you would probably be more satisfied as a Peace Corps worker than a bomber pilot. That way you can be president immediately . Which do you value more: family or career? If youre an adventureloving family woman. If you have a high score in this area. your job should involve working closely with others. but if thats what you value. Your work hours should be consistent and stable. youll want to make sure that your career choice is one you feel worthwhile. one you can be proud of. a career that calls for a lot of travel may just be right if you value adventure.
If you get along with others and can talk easily with people you dont know well. Security: Careers with well-established companies. writers. and how much they will do. to put your ideas into effect. and to evaluate the results of your efforts. If you value creativity. Independence: If you value independence and freedom. Doctors. Such a person is usually happier with clearly defined work. or as a landscape architect. lawyers. You might like being a forest ranger at a park or an executive in a plush office.charms for you. you might be happy as an interior designer or art dealer. 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 . Some sales representative positions allow you a great deal of freedom. Helping Others: Women who value helping others have traditionally become teachers and nurses. politicians. For this reason. People who work on a free-lance basis. or those in areas that are basic to human needs and not likely to become obsolete. Recognition: Is recognition what you want? If so. dietitians. social workers. If this describes you. You would almost certainly be unhappy as a garbage collector or a coal miner. psychologists. as an engineer in a large research firm. though. some fields have more potential than others. are good choices for someone who values security. If having time for close friendships outside of work is important. something that will let you work to develop the talent. You might find a use for your creativity by working as a program director for a senior citizens group. Of course. counselors. not just what job you do. You probably wouldnt be happy in a job that is rigid or inflexible. But there are many other options. you may wish to take this value survey again in a year or two. Beauty or Aesthetics: People who score high in aesthetics (love of beauty) like to be surrounded by beauty. speech pathologists. may be able to decide where. you wont want a job that involves a great deal of travel or overtime. or as consultants. usually do. you might consider working in sales or public relations. youll do best choosing something for which you have talent. There may be very few world-renowned bus drivers. when. but the fact remains that in many communities there are bus drivers everyone knows and respects. and in fact. REMEMBER!!!! Values can change. It often depends on how you do your job. Creativity: Writers and artist are often thought of as creative. you should beware of careers that are rigidly supervised or scheduled. but creativity is an important asset in other fields as well. and physical therapists are just a few of the career possibilities for those scoring high in this area. you will want a career that gives you room to make choices and decisions.
) Activity 2 . Using camp goals.DECISION-MAKING Activity 1: Introduction to Decision Making This activity gets the participants thinking about identifying decisions to be made to accomplish a goal. doesnt require stating your goals. However.) Pass out copies of decision making sheet. Share some aloud if theyd like. Remember. Example You have a lot of homework and your mother asks you to do the dishes. Say No! and go to my room + I may have privacy in my room to do my work . as well as thinking about the effects. Have participants list three things they take into account for each of the decisions to be made. Where can I learn? 2. Say No! and go to my room 3. (what is the problem to be solved. Read each situation to make sure everyone understands them. have each student identify 3 problems to be solved or decisions to be made and possible ways to answer these questions (i. as they show we all make different decisions about how to solve the problem. even when they dont realize it. 1. there are many things to consider when making any kind of decision. Example: deciding what to eat 1. Do I have any money? 3. Procedure: open discussion by defining the word Alternative. Share possible alternatives that students came up with. positive and negative of your decision.Alternatives: Advantages and Disadvantages You need copies of the situation sheet for decision making (below) This activity addresses the second step of the decision making process. Have participants go back to their goal for which they identified three decisions to be made. For each situation have students list 3 alternative decisions they could make.Mom might start yelling at me Discuss these within the group. For each of the decisions have students think of three things they must take into account. Write down a few from volunteers. do the dishes + mom is happy . Have volunteers share some answers. make the decision. Who is going to teach me? As a group have students answer these questions. (A different option or choice available to you. Do the dishes 2. because it does not help make the best decision.what are decisions we make every day? Make a list of at least one for every group member if possible. This activity gets participants thinking about decisions they make every day. Using the goals participants developed in the goal setting session.) example: Camp goal .mom may be angry 3. Close the session with a group discussion of What does it mean to make an organized. list two decisions that need to be made to accomplish this goal. have students identify what are advantages and disadvantages (+ and -) for each of the alternatives.what do we take into account. It is important for young girls to recognize that there are several alternatives when faced with a difficult decision or problem. Remind of the goal s they had for the end of the camp. big or small Brainstorm as a group . different answers are good. Procedure: Read this quote You make decisions every day. Whether consciously or unconsciously. Activity 3 . There are many things which must consider before you make your decision. like deciding what to eat or who to go out with. To be successful at most of them. finding and listing alternatives. 65 . What food is at home to eat? 2. 1. Participants need to go one step further and list the advantages and disadvantages to each possible alternative. there may be more than one possibility.I have to stay up late and do my homework 2. For the example. Participants should refer to their goals from the previous session. informed decision? Decision Making!? Sometimes making a decision depending on the situation will be difficult. as well as all the factors that influence our decisions. Ignore her and do my homework + the homework will get done . listing them is not enough. Ignore her and do my homework.to learn how to swim 1.e. How hungry am I? Discuss possible questions to consider when making decisions. Do number one as an example together. Procedure: Ask the participants to review the goal made in the last goal setting session.
although you care for him very much. You have a lot of homework and your mother asks you to do the dishes. Your parents say its a shame to waste your talent. You are willing to take some ski lessons but they are very expensive. write three alternative decisions you could make. You have been dating for 2 years and now Pavel wants to get married. 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. You have been married for 10 years and have 3 children. but she just doesnt appeal to you. list at least one advantage and disadvantage. He works in a music store part-time and attends some courses on woodcarving. What can you do? 66 . 5.For each situation. You are 17 years old and your boyfriend. You are not busy that night. For each later alternative. Your friends want to copy your homework and you believe that copying is wrong 6 You would like to be nominated for student council. You enjoy tennis but do not want to spend the effort and time it would take to become a professional athlete. Anna has moved into the flat below yours and will be attending your school. is 19. You are a beginner but all your friends are very good and have a lot of experience. 7. Anna recognizes you on the way to the bus stop and asks if she can go with you. You do not want to go. 9. You want to wait and finish high school. Your parents want you to attend the university they went to but you would rather go somewhere else. 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. ages 2. What can you do? 4. 8.4. They do not feel a mechanic is a respectable occupation for a woman. You know that not everyone with talent is actually able to be a high-salaried tennis player. You go on a high school skiing trip. 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. Someone you do not want to go with asks you to a dance. You are talking to your boyfriend and suddenly you realize that if you dont leave immediately you will be late for work. You know that she needs new friends to feel welcome. What can you do? 2. What can you do? 3. He wants to keep talking. He is the first to ask you. 10. Other possible scenarios include: 1. You finished high school and for a while have worked as a factory worker before your children were born. What can you do? 5. 4. 1. The amount of money you receive from your husbands child support payments is not enough to live on for all of you. Several friends at a party ask to you to try drugs but you dont want to do it. 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. 3. 2. Pavel. Your husband decides he wants a divorce. You are forced to sell your house so you and your husband can divide the possessions equally. They are thinking about the money you will make. You play tennis very well and your parents want you to become a professional. and 6.
Your baby brother breaks your favorite gift from your best friend. We did skits with a male counselor asking out three different girls and their different responses. (They may have trouble using the correct inflection of the emotion they are trying to convey. passive. For each situation.Attitudes in Decision Making (see the LIFE Skills book for additional materials) 1. Discuss after each one the + and reactions to each. Pass our situations to participants one per every two people. 3. discuss how were these behaviors different? Which one seemed most effective? Name each behavior and make a general group definition for each. Procedure. 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 . and assertive. 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. 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. Give students a few minutes to think of an AG/AS/P response for this situation. Its important of the girls to realize they can decide to make a situation by choosing their response. First. Possible situations to use. 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. (Sheet below) This activity lets students practice identifying responses and labeling them assertive. Discussion This activity is to wrap up this section and get the group talking about the importance of attitudes in our decision making process. We listed adjectives to describe that behavior and that worked well. It lets them see that they can choose how they respond in different situations by seeing this fun introductory lesson by the counselors. What attitudes do we have? This is to introduce the three behaviors to the participants. Begin with an example. aggressive (AG) or passive (P). Their responses affect the situation and can either make it better or worse. acting out different communication styles: aggressive. Assertive behavior is a way of communicating your ideas and feelings while respecting the ideas and feelings of others. This activity lets the participants practice making their own responses and to discuss + and to each response. Share them with the group. Identifying Attitudes. You missed school because you were sick and need to make up an exam in a class. Give them a few minutes to think of how they would answer the questions and then discuss them as a group. aggressive and passive. A beggar child comes and asks you for money. 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.) Even over-exaggeration is okay. Participants act out the situation for the group and the group identifies the assertive/aggressive and the passive responses. Aggression cuts off communication rather than facilitating. The students should really get into this. Your boyfriend wants to go to a movie that you dont want to see. the counselors perform a skit. Discuss after sharing the positive and negative reactions that might result form each attitude we choose. For each one have the participants read the responses in a voice appropriate to the type of attitude. Passive is letting other people make decisions for you. 2. We also talked about the responses they might get from the other person depending on what we said and how we said it. Go over answers. Our attitudes. its fun for them to practice the different roles. Procedure: Put the following questions to the students. As a whole group. You see you boyfriend out with another girl. 4. have students identify and label each response as Assertive (AS). Procedure: sheets below. Your parents refuse to give you money to go out with your friends. Your sister is using the telephone and you want to use it.
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. __ You always try to run my life! Ive had it! __ If youre sure that is best. so well get together after Im done with work. __ Thanks for asking. __ What? Sorry. You do not want to go although you care for him very much. __ Ill think about what you have said. __ I worked hard on this and I want full credit for the assignment. but Id rather not. __ Do nothing Situation 4 Your boyfriend tells you his parents will be out of town and you can spend the evening at his house. He is the first one to ask you. __ Well. Situation 3 Your teacher has made a mistake grading your exam. __ Not go to that school 68 . __ I think Im qualified and would like to be nominated for student council. I dont want to take the chance on getting caught. mom __ I have a ton of homework tonight and Id rather not have to do the dishes so I can get my work finished. I can anything you can do only better! __ I want to learn to be a mechanic. __ Thats Cheating!! Situation 6 You would like to be nominated for the student council. They do not feel being a mechanic is a reasonable occupation for a woman. __ Why dont you do the dishes? Cant you see I have tons of homework? __ All right. __ Youre all male chauvinistic pigs. or passive? Situation 1 You have a lot of homework to do and your mother asks you to do the dishes. I already have a date. just his once wont hurt? __ Are you crazy? What do you want to that for? __ No thanks. Lets go to a movie instead. Youll probably be surprised one day at what I can do.Aggressive. Situation 9 You are talking to your boyfriend and realize that if you done leave immediately you will be late for work. __ Im sorry. He wants to keep talking. Situation 8 Your parents want you to attend the same university they went to. __My cousins coming from out of town and I have to be with her. __How can you think of doing something like that? What would happen if anyone found out? __ I dont feel right about doing that. but you would rather go somewhere else. be sure to change the words some. __ Well. but you dont want to do it. I but I need to make my own decision. assertive. Situation 2 Several friends at a party ask you to try drugs. You are not busy that night. __ Dont nominate Sarah! Shes a creep! __ You think to yourself. __ You cheated me out of 10 points on this problem! __ Ive discovered an error in the way my test was corrected. __ Oh no you dont! Youre making me late for work! __ I know you want to talk more. Im busy. I hope someone nominates me Situation 7 Someone you do not want to go out with asks you to dance. I really dont want to try that. Situation 5 Your friend wants to copy your homework and you believe that copying is wrong. __ I really ought to be going. okay. OK.
Most of the time. Stand up for what you believe and always be honest about your feelings. I try to find out the cause of my anger ___________________________________________________________ 3. not the person _____________________________________________________ 5.Test YOUR assertiveness Choose one of the following statements: Almost never. in response to the following sentences: 1. I can say no without apologizing or feeling guilty _______________________________________________ 1.K. Dont worry. I criticize a persons behavior. Sometimes. I respect others rights while standing up for my own _______________________________________________ Give yourself one point for each time you responded with most of the time. If I disagree with someone. I can admit when I am angry __________________________________________________________________ 2. it takes practice to be perfect! 5 9 O. I dont use verbal or physical abuse ______________________________________ 9. I take responsibility for my own feelings instead of blaming others ___________________________________ 6.. When I say how I feel. but you still need to work on how to express yourself in an assertive way. I want to have all the facts before I make a decision ________________________________________________ 4. its not at someone elses expense ____________________________________________ 8. Work on being more sensitive and aware of others emotions. 0 4 You are not yet good at being assertive. Keep trying! 10 12 You should be proud of yourself. You know how to say what you mean in the most productive way. I offer solutions to problems instead of just complaining ___________________________________________ 10. Keep up the good communication skills! 69 . I can express my feelings honestly _____________________________________________________________ 2. I make it a point to express good feelings as well as bad ____________________________________________ 7.
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.
CT (appendix) 2.and big paper Assign ahead of time an adult to help facilitate the activity Draw a map of the community . why and how. Answer the who. We wanted all of the campers to leave the camp with a concrete idea for a community service project. In the application. choose one issue. 3. (Most basic communities.: During the pre camp informational meetings. 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. 76 . C. Congratulate them all on being Women in Action. B..) Do you think weve formed a community this week at GLOW? Why? B. a project which reflected their concerns and interests. Show Maps of communities. 1.) Ask the campers the following questions: what are some examples of communities. Divide campers up by town. Europe. 1. (Have a scribe write down the ideas on big paper during the discussion. Explain what a map of the community is and show examples.) What community do you spend most of your time with? (school. It isnt just a street map. 4. Now as we are finishing up Camp Glow. aspects that benefit our communities. Examples: show Sighetu Maramtiei and Danbury. family. Have the groups present their action plans to the whole group. respect. The Camp GLOW young women were all very enthusiastic about this project and took great pride and drawing and talking about their communities. wheat. not by discussion group Pass out markers . church. Example: do this in the big group together. A. town. a population. 2. 1999). Brainstorm Activity. problem or challenge to work on in your community over the next year. This session was designed to introduce the concept of community service and to help the campers design. school.be creative . what can you do in the next year to improve your community? Give specific examples. set of governing rules. Explain what community assets are . April 21-23. Part 1.every color but black . families) What are some characteristics of a community? What makes a community a community? (common needs and interests. In your groups.positive characteristics. the campers were told that committing to Camp GLOW also mean committing to a community service project during the following school year. list the positive and negative outcomes and draw a time line.think out of the box! Part 2 A.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. Mission Statement: over the next year we will teach 4th graders about the dangers of smoking. Draw community maps (idea taken from Peace Corps Program Design and Management Workshop. Use the format youve learned in the goal setting and decision making sessions. where . 1. it is time to do your sweat equity. when . one of the essays asked As a leader in your community. World.
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. 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. 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.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. 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. destination is my community And a street person my responsibility If I have a care in the world. I have a gift to bring Refrain 79 .
everything seems to fail. (Past experience: The girls were very excited to heart this liberal way of thinking. Explain that when setting up for a goal you will miss a few shots. use the analogy of a football team. Once you have gone through this process. you are just on the field kicking the ball around. The more failures you have the closer you are to getting to your goal. but nothing is happening. WHY: because I want to be a good doctor. explain concept of networking. Berlin WHEN: study to take tests in fall. Phase 1: the honeymoon where everything is perfect. people give up. Who the people who will help you towards your goals Where: a place. You then give the example of having front row seats for everyone to see Brazil play Romania in the Olympics. talk with doctor back home. Have the girls break up into groups to write out their goals. When you arrive a the stadium you notice there is something strange about the field.) 80 . Lesson: to explain what a goal is. LA or Chicago.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. explain the mission statement more here. 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. Example Mission statement: to go abroad to University and study medicine WHAT: to be a heart surgeon WHO: parents. if you have no goals. What: e specific. There are no goals. Expect to have failures and challenges as you go for your goals. Europe WHERE: USA. Start with the upper right hand corner and go clockwise. Each day do something to push me closer to my goal. Let them dream big. When you are determined to follow your goal. you have grown and you are excited and ready for more. Hagi does not walk off the field when he misses a shot and hes not considered a failure. to be abroad within two years HOW: contact friends made at GLOW camp. no answer in sight. When they could visually see the goal. The four Phases: Draw a circle on the board and divide it into 4 quarters. Its easy to set up goals. Internet. It was what we based the camp on and it is a simple way to put down thoughts. Explain that without goals. Use this simple outline: Mission statement: a brief sentence explaining what you want to accomplish. The players are kicking the ball around. Take a few minutes to have them loosely play with this outline. Why: check back to the mission statement. medical schools in USA. Be creative and open to new ideas. They can explore this more in their journals and later in the camp. The circle starts all over again. Have one girl draw out a soccer field. Phase 4: Growth. it made it seem more achievable. the whole point of the game is useless. Paris. PCVs. Same in life. Remind them that dreaming is FREE and doesnt cost a thing. know that for each problem there is a solution. crazy dreams and be open to new things. Phase 3: solutions to problems. newspapers. London. It was also good fuel for journal discussion and other team building activities. Life is beautiful Phase 2: Problems arise. Boston. Encourage their ideas and tell them that anything is possible if they really want to achieve it.
Sometimes the source is a loss of temper because a disagreement about something small escalated. 14. either come to compromise that both parties feel good about or agree to disagree. Discuss and come to a compromise. 11. Do you feel uncomfortable expressing your feelings to this person? 11. judgemental You did. 4. Sometimes there is a conflict of interests or difference of opinion in a situation. each yes scores 1 and each no 0. taking time outs. 10. Do you rely on this person to make you feel good about yourself? 8. Do you feel you have become a better person because of this relationship? 14. You should work to improve it. 7. Is this relationship the most important thing in your life? 6. It doesnt have to be a romantic one. Can you talk freely with this person about your problems? 3. Give examples. Do you feel you are a valuable person outside of this relationship? 7. without accusing. Stress the importance of active listening. Have the girls come up with role plays in pairs to practice this model using the conflicts they thought of earlier. 12. You should focus on a specific problem for you both to discuss. Continue to keep this relationship positive. Try to explain. gently touching the other. 7-10: Good. Do you feel the other person listens to you? 2. 4-6: This relationship has some problems. 3. discuss the following questions: Can bad relationships be improved? What can we do to improve relationships? (communicate. Sometimes conflicts are caused by misunderstanding. Emphasize the following points: Begin with I feel. why you feel the way that you do. just one they are familiar with. Do each of you have your own interests? 5. mutual respect ) Are there bad relationships that would be better to end than to try to improve? 81 . 9. State how you feel when a the other does a specific action. Present and Practice: Present the use of I statements using The Message Diagram handout. Be patient with the response. Have them number a blank paper 1-14. Do you enjoy being with this person? 13. Read the following questions and have them write yes or no next to the corresponding number: 1. For these. Stress the importance of sitting. 6. 11-14: Success! If there is time. each no scores 1 and each yes scores 0. For questions 1. but better communication could be a solution. You should limit your use of the words always and never.Conflict Resolution and Relationships Brief Overview: Have the girls think about recent conflicts and what the source of the conflict was. Propose something specific for the other to do instead. 1-3: This relationship has a few positive qualities. Relationships Evalutation Quiz: Have the girls think of a relationship they have or between two people they know. Can both of you accept changes in expectations? Have the girls score their papers as follows: For questions 2. Can you be yourself in this relationship? 10. not the accusing. and 13. 8. 5. Do both of you contribute to improving this relationship? 12. or walking away to de-escalate a conflict. Are you interested in each others lives outside the relationship? 4. Is your relationship threatened by others? 9. and not bring in previous unresolved problems and situations.
what do you do to control this feeling? If you are feeling sexual and want to be with someone. Managing Emotions Gallery Walk (1 hour) Spend a few moments discussing how some of the emotions listed might translate into risky behavior. 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. or simply use the word feelings throughout the session. therefore. Have fun with it! After everyone has participated once or twice. what can you do? We will now take a few moments to share techniques for managing our emotions. you may want to refer to the discussion of emotions in this session during other Life Skills sessions. 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. brainstorm on a flipchart or on the board the different emotions that were expressed in the exercise. You might want to make sure that all participants understand the meaning of the word emotion.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. including communication skills. Show how you can say the phrase Oh! Henry! with many different emotionswith anger. with fear. This session is a general introduction to the topic of managing emotions. I. with laughter. PREPARATION Clear the walls all around the room for hanging flip charts. Fill in the blanks left on the flip chart with the emotions participants indicate need to be managed. Some of these emotions. TIME : 1 hour. If you are feeling very angry and want to hit someone. 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. decisionmaking skills. Then place them around the room (taped to the wallor if that is not possibleon tables or benches). and relationship skills. Remind the group that there are many ways that we can communicateeven with our bodies and our tone of voice. Oh!Henry! (20 minutes) Referring to the Bridge Model. Going around the circle. sexual feelings. may be better to express openly than others. but it is very important that we develop strategies to do so. MATERIALS: Flip charts or board Markers or pens Tape Flip chartsabout eight with the following phrase written on them: How do you manage your __________. Many of us already have strategies that we use to manage our emotions. facilitate a discussion on the link between managing ones emotions and avoiding risk behavior. or jealousy. there are not many sessions that focus on emotion management skills specifically. with joy. Identify strategies to effectively manage emotions. participants will be able to: 1. This exercise can be very lively. passion. and facial expressions to communicate different emotions. such as joy or happiness. tones of voice. Refer back to the communication skills sessions to create this link to emotions and communication. Introduce the idea of emotions with a quick exercise. 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. Oh! Henry! Invite the participants to stand in a circle. 30 minutes OBJECTIVES: By the end of the session. each participant will say the phrase Oh! Henry! using different body language. and is often best conducted during the first weeks introduction to all the Life Skills. 2. managing ones emotions is crucial in all interactions. Like thinking skills. all participants should move throughout the room and write on the flip charts what their 82 . For about 15 or 20 minutes. After that. List a number of emotions that may have an influence on the development of Life Skills. Have someone define the term and write the answer on the board or flip chart. Explain that this activity will illustrate how different uses of our voices and bodies can communicate many different things to people.
strategies are for managing the emotions listed. Pray/meditate. 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. After all ideas have been exhausted. Think about the situation from the perspective of the other person. ask participants to stand and state the emotion that they are most committed to learning to control. along with two to three strategies that they will attempt to use to control those feelings. Stop and analyze why I am really angry. 83 . Try to communicate and resolve the situation peacefully. After the gallery walk. Walk away and come back to the situation later. have all participants sit down and process the exercise. An example of one of the completed flip charts might be: How Do I Manage My Anger? Count to 10. Think of a funny story. Evaluation (10 minutes) At the end of the session. the participants should take a gallery walk of the flip chartswalking to and reading each of them in turn.
The pair should first establish the two characters and their relationship. Each pair should also choose an animal. Ask members of the audience to tell the story the pair is acting out. with no words. Then hide the picture and ask someone to call the five volunteers back to the group. Ask every participant to close his/her eyes. Ask participants what this exercise can show us. and what they understood. displaying them to the other participants. Whisper this line quietly to the person to your right. Folding Paper Game : Communication Skills/Perceptions You will need sheets of paper for this game. for example. One volunteer is then shown the picture for about a minute. After a couple of minutes. Repeat with the second pair. look elsewhere. a house. Finally. She/he should then try to draw the picture as he/she understands it to look from the description. They should be torn in many different ways. the speaker should continue to describe his/her happy experience. This person whispers it to the person to his/her right and so on all the way around the circle. Ask for five volunteers to leave the training area for a few minutes. Mothers will make the animal sound while moving about the room. Tear off the bottom righthand corner of the paper. compare it with the original picture. only to discover later that what we meant. Give the pair a few minutes to work on this. Then ask participants to do the following: Fold their paper in half. over the next few days and weeks. The picture could include. but the listener should stop listening completely. There should be some interesting differences. and so on. Body Language: Communication Skills Divide group into pairs. At this stage. one for each participant. Point out how easy it can be for us to know what is going on in general through what we do with our bodies. a friend. Process the exercise. the children must try to find and touch their mothers. The original phrase is usually very different from the final product! Discuss how this relates to communication skills. Listening Pairs : Communication Skills Divide participants into pairs. Trust Ask the participants to divide into pairs. and positions. Ask participants how they felt as speakers telling their story to a willing. This volunteer must then describe the picture in words to the second volunteer.Afternoon activities Communication Skills Mother-Child Trust Call: Communication. The pairs should select one person to be the mother and one to be the child. One should describe to the other an event in his/her life which made him/her feel very happy. Each person should only whisper what he/ she heard. Then fold the paper in half again. and he/she is not allowed to ask for the phrase to be repeated. only using their bodies and faces. With their eyes closed. yell Stop! At this stage. distance between people. Bring out a piece of flip chart paper (or plain paper) and ask the remaining people to agree on a picture. Next tear off the lower left-hand corner. The important thing is that he/she should no longer listen although the speaker will continue telling the story. Finish by suggesting that participants think. but the results were different. Remind them not to peek! Now ask them to open their eyes and unfold their pieces of paper. animals. Pick out two pairs whose scenes looked particularly clear. She/he could yawn. Now separate the groupsall mothers on one side of the room and all children on the other side. and so forth. who in turn describes it to the third volunteer. are quite different. Everyone followed the instructions correctly. They should not make it too complicated. Then ask everyone to return to the larger group. 84 . We often think we are saying something clearly to someone. Each pair should think of a discussion that one of them has had with their spouse. When the fifth volunteer has heard a description of the picture. interested listener compared with telling it to a bad listener. Thank the five volunteers. whistle. about the ways they use their own bodies to say things to one another. Make them promise to keep their eyes shut! Hand each participant a sheet of paper. turn around. Ask him/her to say it out loud. Ask the first pair to re-enact its scene in the middle of the circle.Telephone: Communication Ask everyone to stand in a circle or a line. Rumors. Point out that it is often much harder than we suppose for us all to understand things in the same way. or anyone that developed into an argument. The listener should say nothing but just concentrate hard on hearing what is being said. One point is to show everyone how even simple instructions can mean very different things to different people. Children must close their eyes. he/she should be handed a new piece of paper and some markers/pencils. the speaker and listener should change roles and do the exercise again. They should then re-enact the argument between them in mime. Think of a phrase to whisper beforehand. Point out other types of body language between people. How many people like to work in the garden? or I wish I could walk to the river. you ask the listeners to stop listening. Then announce to the group what you originally said. the person to your left should be the final one to receive it. She/he should receive no help from the rest of the group! When she/he is finished. After a couple of minutes. such as. and two or three people to draw it. Encourage them to think how they might use their bodies differently in different contexts to convey different messages to people. The mother should make the sound that the animal makes so the child will know the mothers voice. or any other line. such as eye contact. a tree. Pass the Picture : Communication Skills// Perceptions This is another good warm-up to illustrate different peoples perceptions of what they hear. when the phrase has been whispered all around the circle.
looking at the volunteer and perceiving him/her from all angles. such as the arms. but this time. Finally. Then. say that this time the name of the next person must be sung out. label different parts of the room according to the choices and ask people to choose by standing in that area of the room. Ask everyone to answer at all times according to what they can actually see from their own position. 85 . Sing! Communication Ask participants to stand in a circle. 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. and so on. 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. everyone has had a chance. Continue until. Ask participants to stand in a circle. whisper the name of the person you choose next and ask everyone else to whisper too when it is their turn. Then place someone else in the middle. Ask someone standing directly to the side of the volunteer the same question. When your name gets called again. 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. Ask someone standing in front of the volunteer: How many eyes has he/she got? Ask someone standing behind the volunteer the same question. Go through the same questions with three different people. Ask the walker to give a running commentary on what he/she is seeing and how his/her vision of the volunteer changes. that person should call out someone elses name who should then move. Whisper. After everyone sits down. She or he should then move from her/his position in the circle to the place where you were standing. Variation: For the questions in which they are to chose a response. 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.Shout. Explain that you are going tocall out someones name as you cross the circle towards that person. Choose another part of the body. Explain to all participants that you are going to ask some questions. facing the same way through the questions and answers which are to follow. 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. Ask one volunteer to stand in the middle. not what they know is there. ask participants to consider how our perspective on a situation shapes our understanding of it. Invite them to explain why they are standing where they are. what can you do to close the gap? a) avoid conflict at all costs b) negotiate c) non. Finally. ask one participant to walk around the whole circle. when your name is called again.violent direct action d) Blow up withdraw from conflict f) give in g) stand firm. continue with the game. Ask her/him to stand still.
You can do this in the sun and in the rain. An honest team leader (counselor) should go with the team and girl will point out what they find. remove or hurt the environment in any way. Directions. We even added flat dead frog because there were so many in our area. They are not to pick. Be creative and use your surroundings to add or not use certain items. The first team back wins a prize. This was something silly and yet challenging for the girls to find.) The girls were very competitive when it comes to winning prizes. It is also to make them aware of their environment. Supplies: a large sheet posted at home listing items to find (have the teams select one person to write out list). Best to do in small groups and trade off group leaders to keep the ideas fresh.) 86 . (High burn out rate if group leader has to look for flat dead frog more than three times. Here is a sample list of what the girls can look for. depending on how successful the teams are in finding the items. 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. a big forest. Time: up to one hour. 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. They really enjoyed this activity and had very creative ideas for the general items on the list.
your shoe. 2. 4. yellow = 3. call the string on the right the right hand string and the one on the left the left hand string. You should tie left to right. 3. 32 inches long each. Fold the strings in half to make eight strings. 2.4 . 1. Separate the strings and start at the left.4 . Now take the other string 1 from the far right and work towards the middle. Separate them in this order: 1 . black = 1. Hold the right hand string TIGHT.2 . Repeat steps ALWAYS beginning with the outside string working in towards the middle. You need to be able to tie it in TWO directions. 2.3 . 4. (left hand string goes behind the blue and over the green). Tie a knot about 1 ½ inches from the top. ALWAYS TIE DOUBLE KNOTS!! 4. 4. 5. Hold the 3rd string (next to the one on the far left) and tie double knots tightly around the 3rd string. 6. 3. Repeat so you have a double knot. 4 and then stop. Take two (different color) strings tie a knot and pin it to something (the knee of your jeans. red = 4 3. This is the knot going RIGHT to LEFT. Tie the first string 1 to 2. Start on the far left again and do the same double knots. By the time you are finished the far left string will be on the right. 6. Use the string #1 from the right that you were just working with. Keep going until the bracelet is as long as you would like. 5. Pull the knots tight. 25 inches long each 1. tying double knots right to left. ALWAYS TIE DOUBLE KNOTS!!! Going the other way 1.3 . Hold the left hand string tight and knot the other around it.2 . Repeat so you have a double knot. The Chevron Four stripes. ALWAYS TIE DOUBLE KNOTS!! The basic diagonal Stripe You need four colors. The left hand string will be on the right side. Now tie the two middles together. 3.Friendship Bracelets There is only one basic knot that you need to make a lot of bracelets. Pull toward the right and hold snug. Pull toward the left and pull snug.) As they hang side-by-side. tablecloth. Hold the right hand string tight and knot the other behind it.1 Ex. all different colors. This is the knot going left to right. Tie a knot about ½ inch to 1 inch from the top forming a loop. 2. Now take the same string you just tied (the one that had been on the far left) and tie double knots around each string. 3. blue = 2. 87 . 64 inches long 1.
Designate one side of the room as male and the other as female. 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. cooking. An example is that women give birth. What is sex? [Those functions of men and women that are biologically determined. 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. female heroes can your group name? Fictional. universal and not changeable. beautiful. Sex diagram from the handout. · · 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. the Hmong. emphasizing such ideas as family. Takes into account the relationship of women and men to each other and their community. In small groups. Read the list of adjectives and have girls move to the appropriate side. Then discuss sex vs. media. caring. rational.] What is gender? [Functions of men and women that are socially determined. female hero that you admire (How many fictional. In another tribal group. has separate and distinct roles: women handle household chores. write down the following adjectives: sensitive. Ask volunteers to explain their decisions. socially determination. 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. religion. intelligent.] During discussion. Examples: In Honduras. men and women do agriculture work together and men help with household chores. intuitive. draw on the flip chart the Gender vs. school. sexually-aggressive. while in the Congo. adventurous. change over time and vary between and within cultures. independent. In Thailand. assertive. dangerous or harmful? What characteristics should a healthy person have? · · · · · · · · · · Closing Activity: Either utilizing the previous list of adjectives or creating new ones. have the girls make a list of the five adjectives which they would like to describe them. changeable and not universal. submissive. it is considered womens work. 88 . have girls discuss the following questions: Remembering your childhood. gender and biologically vs. and cleaning? Who is a fictional. athletic. creative. emotional. friends. strong. and the like. Gender roles are learned. expectations or societal norms associated with a particular sex. agriculture is considered mens work. one tribal group. and men are in charge of land and trade.Gender Roles Introduction Activity: On a flip chart. the Karen. Sex distinctions are the same worldwide.
the participants dont have any idea where the start line is and often run in the wrong direction. The Sovata 1999 camp used the teambuilding groups that had been together throughout the camp. whichever you have. falling hurts! Water Balloon/Orange Pass Materials: waterballoons or oranges. That way it was just fun for all to participate. to a line and back. taking pictures of each group as a human pyramid. show how its done and tell them to be careful. take one step back and toss it back. 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 . Here are some of the races/contests. The girls were SO excited when they succeeded and we tried again until we had it. 1) Have the teams line up and the start and end line. despite the overcast sky and drizzle. If you can find a nice grassy field on which to play these games it would be best. 2) First person takes the water balloon and holds/puts it between chin and chest. 1) Teams line up at the start line in single file. Three legged race Materials: Strong tape or strips of fabric. The Suncuius 2001 camp had all the campers participate. puts on end on the stick and their forehead on the other end. hand and feet. but watch out for the ground if its not so soft. 2 Working with counselors. 2) Each participants starts sitting on the ground and must walk on all fours. 3) team members must pass it down the line without dropping it. 3) Once again. facing each other. 2) One person puts their hands on the ground. without formal teams. Water balloon or egg toss 1) Each person needs a partner and one water balloon/egg.it hurts! Wheelbarrow Race Materials: socks if the ground isnt soft. We found that when we took away the competition aspect of it away from the teams. They spin around the stick 5 times and run back to the start line. Have a helper next to each stick because they really do get dizzy. 2) All the campers on one side toss the egg/balloon to their partner. 1) Teams line up the start and the end line. 3) The first person on each team runs to the stick. 2) Tie the inside legs of the partners together when they stand next to teach other. divided in half. 4) This can be hilarious and really messy. facing each other. willy nilly. They then pass the socks from their hands to the next teammate and that person returns. they worked together much better. The girls really got into the silliness of it all. and puts their feet in the air. cover one end with a cushion somehow (t shirt. 3) Those that survive. but with only two teambuilding groups per session. or using their hands in any way. A lot of fun working together. people with whom they have worked on building trust. 2) The sticks should be spread out along he other side of the filed so that one is in front of each team. Relay Races: Materials: sticks. Each team member needs a partner from the team for this. sock). butt towards the ground to their other teammate at the other end. It took a total of about 2 hours for all of these. Crabwalk. 3) The idea is that they must walk with 3 legs . Cement is not recommended. You need one for each team. They rotated groups in the afternoon and didnt do this as a whole camp. which their partner holds on to and pushes them like a wheelbarrow across the ground while the person walks on their hands. One end of the stick must remain on the ground and their forehead must remain touching the stick. divided in half. Its also dangerous though because the girls can fall down.GLOW Olympics The GLOW Olympics were an afternoon of silly races and contests. (string and masking tape both hurt and broke) 1) Each person needs a partner. 4) This race is hilarious because after they spin. 89 . the idea is for the group to build a human pyramid. with the socks on. about 2 meters long. They then pass the socks to the next person on the other side.one big middle one. Human Pyramid 1) Participants should be in their teambuilding groups. 4) A fun and easy thing to do. Materials: socks to put over hands if ground isnt soft. 1) Teams line up single file.
Its yours! How can a journal help me? ¨ Self-discovery. your breakthroughs. What should I write about? Writing helps clarify feelings. I cannot do everything. In the quiet and serenity of this lovely place. Discovery Journal Get to know yourself by looking back. but still I can something and because I cannot do everything. Ralph Waldo Emerson If for an instant God were to forget that I am rag doll and gifted me with a piece of life. As a child. Your insights. dream more. Food For Thought. 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. ¨ Less stress. Do not worry about grammar or punctuation errors. Put every thought onto the page. And let your thoughts and emotions flow freely. Remember how you felt. Choose a topic each day.! Getting Started Find a comfortable position in your chair. Adlai Stevenson I am only one. Writing consistently in a journal can give you a deeper connection with your own inner self. and feel? What kinds of things in your life do you want to build on? Find a photo or an image. and dreamed of doing. ¨ Greater sense of peace. Discover yourself.Journalling A journal is a private place to express all your inner thoughts and feelings. 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 listen when others talk. what you loved. throw myself face first into the sun. were you afraid of. I will not refuse to do the something I can do. baring not only my body but also my soul. I would walk when others hold back. And follow your feelings. Camp Glow 2001 Suncuius Your days are short here. experience. Through the process of writing.This is to have succeeded. This is your own private space for your general daily thoughts. why you came. Start writing words. It is important that you do not censor yourself as you write. I would value things. Knowing what you want to do with your life is the first step in making it happen. Clear your mind. Awareness Get to know what really brings you joy in life. possibly I wouldnt say all that I think. Gratitude Journal Record five things you love every day. Releasing all your inner thoughts and anxieties through writing can help release unwanted stress. and let your mind go. I would sleep little. good friends. and a young adult. And remember when you leave. 90 . You will go away with old. Feel the Hem of Heaven. Its good for your body and soul. Relax. but still I am one. Journaling can bring up many issues in life that are still unresolved. ¨ Courage to pursue your passion. What does it make you feel? How often should I write? As often you like. Be risky. you will come closer to understanding who you are and who you want to be in life. understanding that for each minute we close our eyes we lose sixty seconds of light. 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. not for their worth but for what they mean. How are you treating your body? Create Your Own Journal You can name it whatever you like. a garden patch. Be daring. I would wake when others sleep. but rather I would think of all that I say. successes and challenges. touch the depths of Truth. or a redeemed social condition To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. your inner most secrets record them all here. 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. Be you. and how I would enjoy a good chocolate ice cream! If God were to give me a piece of life. what are the themes taking place in your life? Health Journal Your goals. Your journal is here for you whenever you feel like writing or reflecting about anything. Different types of Journals Daily Journal Write whatever you like here. ¨ Understanding the past. Writing about them helps take you to a place of forgiveness and healing. I would dress simply.
is pretty much a certainty. Dorothy Day How to Fail What strange tales I would tell if I were a guest speaker at a graduation. but probably several times in your life. but I shall let him learn to fly on his own. anyone can tell you how to succeed. retired columnist by way of Ann Landers.My God. Remember. and I would live in love with love. however. and wait for the sun to show. So many people think the world was created just for them. As the saying goes. Failure. if I had a heart. You will meet the same people on the way down. My God. To get at those minds still fresh from the accomplishment of 12 years education what a great opportunity. anyone who has lived long enough to retire will tell you that love means just the opposite. You must suit the job. without knowing that real happiness is in how it is scaled. Mother Teresa If you want peace. From you I have learned so many things. he has him trapped forever. it is full also of the overcoming of it Helen Keller We do not strive for spectacular actions. especially a high school graduation.. and a Serrat song would be the serenade Id offer to the moon.. It means being able to say Im sorry. The blueprints and formulas are all there for anyone to follow. You will fail if you are inconsiderate of others. is ever wasted Aesop Although the world is full of suffering. no matter how closely you follow the diagrams. the degree of love you put into each of your deeds.. Gabriel Garcia Marquez Every living creature that comes into the world has something allotted him to perform. I would write my hate on ice. no matter how small. oh men. I would teach the old that death does not come with old age. a call to servicethat we join with others to try to make things better in this world. not knowing that they grow old when they cease to be in love! To a child I shall give wings. You know. and they disregard the feelings of others. 91 . and not just once. for when I keep them within this suitcase. if I had a piece of life. 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 see abuse and do not speak out against it. With my tears I would water roses. I would convince each woman and each man that they are my favorites. to feel the pain of their thorns. 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. The only ones who are owed anything are those whose victories and defeats paved the way for all the opportunities available to you. You will fail if you think anybody owes you anything because of your education. So much have I learned from you. What is not found very often are the directions on how to fail. You will fail if you suffer bad politicians and do not bother to vote. I would tell them something they never thought they would hear. I wouldnt let a single day pass without telling the people I love that I love them. I would tell the graduates that success is never guaranteed. therefore he should not stand an idle spectator of what others are doing Sarah Kirby Trimmer No act of kindness. You will fail if you are intolerant of individuals with strange-sounding names and different color skin. I have learned that everyone wants to live on the peak of the mountain. unhappily shall I be dying. For in truth. We must share the space on this planet with each other. but in truth they wont be of much use. James Jackowski. You will fail if you see corruption and do not fight it. You will experience the biggest failure of all if you believe the romantic notion that Love means never having to say youre sorry. Among those might be your great-grandparents who now live in a nursing home. I would tell them how to fail. You will fail if you climb a corporate ladder by stepping on people. tom Robbins Nobody makes a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could only do a little.. I have learned that when a newborn child squeezes for the first time with his tiny fist his fathers finger. work for justice. What counts is the gift of yourself. Edmund Burke There is a call to all of us. Applying for any kind of work in a T-shirt and jeans will further enhance your chance for failure.. Over the stars I would paint with a Van Gogh dream a Benedetti poem. Pope Paul VI Heaven is living in your hopes and hell is living in your fears. You will fail if you do not try to right a wrong whenever possible. You will fail if you start your business life looking for a job that suits you. you are just as different to them. and the red kiss of their petals. but with forgetting.. There are thousands of books on that subject.
or old clothing. or freeze it in a plastic bag for future use. Soak the paper in warm water in the large tub for at least 30 minutes or. You should have a uniform layer of the pulp mixture on the screen. 1 2 Remove any plastic. When the paper is dry. Use your paper to draw on. and tear the paper into small (1") pieces.Making Paper Paper is simple material. Wooden Frame: Buy or build a frame which you will prepare for paper making. couch paper or newspaper on a flat surface and flip the screen paper-side-down on the cloth. still holding the frame underwater.D. or stir in short pieces of thread. A plastic or wooden picture frame can make an excellent papermaking frame. Wire Clothes Hanger: Bend the wire hanger to make any shape of your choice. Allow it to drip over the tub until most of the water has drained through. 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. and can be made from almost any fibrous material like wood or recycled paper. Gently peel off the paper. Couching: Place clean dishtowels. The process for making paper was invented in China in the second century A. collect the leftover pulp in a strainer and throw it out. felt. mixing thoroughly until the ingredients are evenly dispersed. Lift the screen gently. overnight. if you can. Embroidery Hoop: Place a screen or nylon stocking between two hoops to make another inexpensive frame. fill the blender halfway with warm water. tape or coating from the scrap paper. tightly staple or tack a wire screen to the frame. allowing some pulp to settle onto the screen and. You might want to wear wet gear an apron. the basic steps are simple enough to be able to make paper at home. Cover the paper with another cloth or piece of felt. When youre finished making paper.. so plan to use a work space that wont be harmed by moisture. or send to a friend! 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 92 . Making sure the lid is on tight. You may want to let the paper dry overnight. Press the pulp gently with your hand to squeeze out excess moisture. keeping it flat. pull the cloth gently from both ends. smock. Pour the blended mixture into the large tub and then fill the tub with warm water. If making a wooden frame. While the technology has evolved dramatically over the centuries. Cover your hanger with a nylon stocking and staple it in place. Cut a piece of wire screen large enough to cover the hole when placed in the bottom of the pan. It is essentially a mat held together by the fibers roughness. dried flowers or herbs for texture. then add a handful of the soaked paper. Soak up excess water from the bottom of the screen with a sponge. With adult supervision. stretching it to loosen the paper from the cloth. and squeeze out moisture using a rolling pin. fold. gently move it back and forth to get an even layer of fibers on the screen. Place the sheets out of the way to dry. Lift the frame out of the mixture. Dont pour the pulp down the drain. Slide your frame into the tub. The papermaking process is a wet one. and all paper was made one sheet at a time until 1798. leaving behind the paper. blend at medium speed until you no longer see pieces of paper (the pulp has a soupy consistency called a slurry). You can blend in a piece of construction paper for color.
or an employer. How? Jokes about their sexual experience. Maybe the next time you may be more prepared to respond if you have a better understanding of your own emotions or reactions. 5. dont assume that others will not believe you. It might be scary to point the finger at an adult that might have power over your grade. Write things down. Sometimes people who are being harassed are afraid to say stop! They may fear the harassment is their fault. or that if they mention it to someone 93 . or someone very popular or influential in the community. AGREE DISAGREE 5. Boys CAN be harassed. comments on the size of their private parts. it IS sexual harassment. Just because no one witnesses a sexual offense that you have experienced. 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. 3. None of these are reasons to endure sexual attention or improper conduct from an adult or classmate. It is very important for a student to speak to a trusted adult about any repeated sexually suggestive remarks or behavior that belittles you. unwanted grabbing of their bodies. interactions between students happens privately or is unobserved. If no one else sees me being harassed theres nothing I can do because the harasser will just say Im lying. AGREE DISAGREE Answers and Suggestions 1. AGREE DISAGREE 4. Sexual harassment is SERIOUS and VIOLATING. AGREE DISAGREE 3. ***Sexual harassment is defined from the targets perspective. 4. Unlike the reaction a girl might have to unwanted sexual attention or commentary. or disagreement might result in one student accusing the other of lying. *** 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. not the harassers. 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. If a girl says shes being sexually harassed and the boy says hes only fooling. That is no reason not to speak up. Ignoring sexual harassment does not cause it to stop. Two people may also interpret a situation in 2 different ways. being called gay. Think always about the power of your word and the consequences of your actions. though. They may also not know their rights. Write how it makes you feel. If you ignore sexual harassment it will probably stop. If a girl says she is being sexually harassed and the boy says hes only fooling then its not sexual harassment. you are being sexually harassed. boys are usually less likely to name these behaviors as unwelcomed because of social or cultural pressures. If ignored it could escalate or get worse. Tell someone you trust. If Im being sexually harassed by an adult theres nothing I can do. It does not matter if the target and offender agree on a certain incident being sexual harassment or improper behavior. AGREE DISAGREE 2. Sexual harassment in schools isnt a private event because schools are very public places.Sexual Harassment Quiz 1. Boys can not be sexually harassed by girls. Sometimes. 2.
know where you are going. Have enough money with you to get home or plan ahead of time a ride or walking buddy. If you have to say NO. Say EXACTLY what you want. Who can we alert if someone is making unwanted sexual advances or derogatory comments to us? *** A friend. Dont say maybe or I dont know. marijuana. Leave a situation when you first become uncomfortable. Be independent. a teacher you are comfortable talking to. retaliated against. Know WHERE you are (!) and how to get home. say it with authority. or shamed. How can we PROTECT OURSELVES??? Avoid high risk situations: dont walk alone. a trusted adult. dont go with someone you dont know for sure you can trust. and look out for yourself. like you mean it. avoid drugs. ***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. 94 . dont drink too much alcohol. Be careful with substances that can change your judgement: alcohol. and your attitude. Understand that you are IMPORTANT and have the right to say NO. what you are wearing. a counselor. Trust your instincts. not when the problem has gotten worse. dont be talked into things you wouldnt normally do.else they will be laughed out. Be aware of how you interact with others physically. Be aware of your surroundings and what kind of attention you are attracting. React quickly when someone puts you in a difficult situation.
The number of participants needed for each event from each team is indicated in the number in parentheses following the event name. Emphasize the silliness and de-emphasize the competition. Best time wins. Greco-Roman Wrestling: Girls from opposing teams leg wrestle each other on a mattress. each girl had to sign up for at least two activities and volunteers could sign up for more. but this was one of the most loved activities. First team to fill container with water wins. She tags her teammate to continue. The other is the target. She must feed it to her teammate. With teams of eight. Best of three tries.W. Balance Beam: The team builds a human pyramid (on a mattress on the floor) which must remain standing for 5 seconds. Discus: Frisbee throw. anyway) out of a bowl filled with flour. Descriptions of events: Fencing: Two girls from each team sit facing each other. 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 . *Decathlon: Use your creativity to come up with a ten-event. The true nature of each event should be kept a surprise until it the event is held. Horseracing: A piggy-back race.O. With head down and hand on knees. etc. Freestyle Wrestling: Girls from opposing teams thumb wrestle each other. The first team wins. Marksmanship: One of the two girls is the markswoman. 1600-Meter Relay: The team must pass an orange neck to neck all the way down and back without using hands. Shot Put: Water-balloon toss. Gymnastic Floor Exercise: Two girls create a human sculpture. G. Sailing: Girls race each other to blow something lighter than a 500 lei coin (which didnt work. If it hits the floor. lower for the stomach. the team must begin again. She has paper taped to her clothing with varying point values. An independent judge decides on the winning team. wins. The winning team scores more points.Silly Olympiad Have the girls in teams come up with a team name and a cheer. High points for the forehead. Whichever team completely finishes feeding/eating the banana first. wins. walking a distance. elbow down. and dumping it in another container. First team to complete.L. Soccer: Miniature teams play a timed game of soccer by blowing a ping pong ball on hands and knees. 800-Meter Relay: A Dizzy Lizzy relay race. Girls must switch after the first lap. One from each pair is given a banana. each girl spins around 8 times then runs down and back. fun obstacle course. She is given a squirt gun. Water Ballet: A relay race of girls balancing a cup of water on their heads. blindfolded. Volleyball: A blindfolded balloon timed game of volleyball with miniature teams. The first team wins.
assorted prizes and goods. The third place team will stand on one foot and repeat the first place teams cheer five times.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. while balancing a cup of water on their heads. at the end of the Olympics. Each team must create a team cheer. The first place team will receive miscellaneous. The second place team will serve refreshing beverages to all participants and judges. A first place in an event is worth 300 points. and a third is worth 100 points. a second is worth 200 points. 96 .
000 per day. 97 . Cigarettes have 43 separate cancer-causing chemicals. light-headedness. Ask help from family and friends to keep you accountable and to have support. Second-hand smoke is harmful to others. Tips for Quitting Smoking Get daily exercise. 1/5 of smokers die early. Smoking is directly responsible for 87% of lung cancer cases. They are addictive and cause sickness and death. 500. Eat a balanced diet. irritability. much of which targets women. For every 1.000 deaths will eventually result. Starting to smoke at a young age increases the chance of a smoking-related death and makes quitting more difficult. Tobacco companies must recruit through their marketing. although its linkage to many social situations also makes it a difficult habit to break.org.000 tons of tobacco produced. There are 1. which is 1/3 of the population over the age of 15.5 million people in the world every year.1 billion smokers in the world. excitability. physically. Nicotine withdrawal syndrome includes: nicotine craving. The median age of initiation into tobacco use in many countries is 15. Nicotine makes smoking difficult. Responses are individual and could also include: sleepiness. when inhaled. Get plenty of sleep.lungusa. many of whom are children and adolescents. Smokers have a 50% chance of dying by a tobacco-related illness. see www. one million new smokers per year. nervousness. By 2020-2030. it is expected that 10 million people will die from tobacco-related illnesses. For more information. 1 million of them women. reaches the brain quicker than an IV. or around 3. especially children. 50% of those who die from a tobacco-related illness do so before the age of 70. difficulty concentrating and increased appetite. 90% of smokers began before the age of 21.SMOKING FACTS and INFORMATION Tobacco kills 3. plus most cases of emphysema and chronic bronchitis. 1. Drink lots of water. to quit. Nicotine is an addictive drug which.000 are women. anxiety.
Ask him/her to replace the blindfold and repeat the exercise. Each person holds out their right hand and grasps another hand as if shaking hands.Trust. 2. Instruct the rest of the group to keep completely silent. where only one team winswe can approach situations in a win-win way so that everyone wins. If people learn to focus simultaneously on both the current situation and the desired results. Emphasize how safe someone can feel with the support and guidance of others. knowledge. Ask him/her how he/ she felt about having no comments from the others. forms a circle.solving activities. 2. and team members are empowered to accomplish the goals. teamwork can be very rewarding and productive. Go!. They should not have both hands of the same person or hands of the people on either side of them. They are able to establish priorities and then commit time and resources for accomplishing these tasks. They should still not touch him/her. tight circle in the middle of the room. This is best accomplished when team members use a proactive approach rather than a reactive approach to accomplish their purpose (Adams. Trust Circle: Teamwork. this time with the verbal encouragement of the others. sideways. All then extend left hands and grab another left hand. and teamwork The group of at least four but no more than 10. Ask all the participants to pull together on the rope so that they can all stand up. After all groups have successfully untangled. They should also cross their arms over their chest to protect the chest area. alignment with the teams overall purpose comes about. process the exercise. When the blindfolded person reaches the other side. the teams should start pulling against each other. Mark a line across the middle of your training area. Each participant needs to have a few turns at this before someone else goes in the middle of the circle.Teambuilding and Teamwork. The Straight Line: Trust. At the end of the exercise ask participants what such an exercise teaches us about each other. The goal is to then untangle themselves into a single circle without releasing hands. Ask participants to explain what this exercise means to them. They recognize that negative comments about others tear the team down. problems that arise will be solved as part of the total process of achieving the desired results. giving no encouragement or guidance at all. 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. Ask these two teams to stand up and hold opposite ends of a long strong rope. This process leads to a high level of team productivity. make small circles of about six people each. (This can work with up to 14 people . 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. unbelievable results become possible. Team members understand that patience is required. 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.Support Ask all participants to stand together in a small. Divide the group into two teams. Next. Process the differences in how it felt during each stage. The seventh characteristic of a well functioning team is team members verbally and publicly support each other. and skills to contribute to the goals of the team. 4. Team leaders and members that make a conscious. 7. instead of people pulling on opposite ends as in a tug of war. The sixth characteristic of a well-functioning team is that the members have a strong feeling of control within the team. Goals are aligned with the team purpose. and that for some goals. When the team resources are focused and members are all working to accomplish the same purpose. It can feel quite scary at first but should be perfectly safe provided the group works together. Having a well-defined purpose or vision of what the team will accomplish is a very powerful force for the team leader and members. 3. ask him/her to take off the blindfold. When you say.. over which each team must try to pull the other.) Each participant in turn should stand in the middle of the circle and then close his/ her eyes or put on a blindfold. They should also not touch him/her. She/he then falls backwards. Let them go on until one team has ended up falling over the dividing line. When individuals and the entire team choose to operate this way and are willing to set petty differences aside. 1987). The idea is to show how. When individuals adopt this attitude and commit to use their resources. or forwardkeeping eyes closedand will be caught in the safety of the arms of the other participants.no sounds. 5. 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. Team Support Provide a blindfold or scarf.even numbers only) Tugs of War and Peace : Teamwork You will need a length of strong rope for this exercise. This will not happen unless both the team leader and team members choose to do so. 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. 1. The proactive approach manifests such characteristics as: 1. 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 . Interests of both the team leader and team members are focused on desired results rather than on shorticulture-term problem. 6. ask everyone to sit in a circle. 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. Human Knot: Goal: Problem solving. Then finally. Compare how close he/she is to where he/she intended to reach. a long-term commitment is needed to accomplish the desired results. 3. (If you have many participants. communication. Invite a volunteer to come forward and walk slowly in a straight line across the meeting area. 98 .
Have them begin the role-play. but put it on directly. The volunteer has three chances to guess who the leader is. laugh at everything I say. Ask them not to look at it. The leader repeats. string and odds and ends. Switch now. without looking directly at the leader and giving him/her away. ability to speak. Follow! Follow! Follow! The group repeats. Turtles Objectives: To share goals. starts to run on the inside of the circle. act surprised. paper plates. Follow! Follow! Follow! Leader: Follow the leader. Group:Follow the leader. Split them into two teams (or more if the group is large). When the OneLegged Educator touches someone. She or he cannot do all the work alone to educate people on behavior change. clothing. and calls out. 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. nothing can stop it! The Longest Line: Team Building. What made them successful? If they lost any goals. They are not permitted to get additional things. Stop the role-play. etc. Their goal is to have a longer line than the other teams. You can continue doing this smoothly. which will protect them from the sticky sea. while all the Waters should lean out. let it go on as long as they need to bring out some of the roles. project. 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. 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. If at anytime in the sea of chaos they lose contact physically with either their goals or a group member.Using Available Resources/Talents Take participants outside where they can have a large area to work. Support There must be an even number of participants. etc. Directions: Give each person a role to wear on their head. they will lose that goal of that person may become injured. Follow! Follow! Follow! to which the group replies Follow! Follow! Follow! as they run on the outside of the circle. That volunteer is the OneLegged PeerEducator or the OneLegged AIDS Educator. Who s the Leader? Leadership//Thinking Skills Ask the group to stand in a circle. The leader should start an action such as clapping hands. (Mark off an are with a safe zone on either end). The people in the circle should secretly choose a person to be the leader. tape. Notice how this tension keeps the group supported. making it symbolize a goal that they have for the year. discuss how the exercise relates to teambuilding or to real life. Water. while all Milks lean out. When they reach the other side. watches. I confuse you. Now the leader starts to do some other action such as dancing. using whatever they currently have on their bodies. tell me to shut up. The group is running away from her/him within the boundary that you have set. and says.) Ask them to treat people according to their labels. (If people are really creative. Water. jumping. The volunteer hops on one foot and tries to catch the others. etc. etc. none of my ideas are good. The leader stands inside thecircle. Continue until all are caught by the team. or stomping feet. Group size: 7-15 Materials: Post-it notes with labels or other head band type labels. or singing. When you say. After the warmup. that person must join arms and also hop on one foot to try to catch the others. 99 . The leader continues with Follow! Follow! Follow! and the entire process until everyone is exhausted. so.The Yert Circle: Team Building. Have each person name their marker.Trust. The volunteer is brought back into the room while these actions are taking place. Once a team gets started. hang on my every word. Designate at least two observers. The action should change every 15 seconds or so. newspaper sheets Groups size: The more the merrier and the higher the risk Directions. Materials: Flat markers. treat me like a kid. all of the Milks should lean into the circle. paper. Ask for one volunteer and send that person out of the room. dancing. Milk. Follow the Leader: Leadership//Peer Pressure Ask participants to stand in a circle. carpet squares. All Waters lean into the circle. Tell the group that their task is to build a tower using the materials given (paper. alternating namessuch as. she or he must build a team of educators to help. work as a team and identify potential barriers to achieving the goals. One Legged Peer Educator: Team Building Ask for one volunteer. tape. I dance! I dance! I dance! (or I jump! I jump! I jump!) The group responds by mimicking everything the leader does. Milk. have the group debrief. Everyone should link arms all the way up to the elbow. Water. Losing sight. Milk. who will not participate in the task. Tell them that they must cross this sea of chaos utilizing their goals. Explain that they are to create a long line on the ground or floor. 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. but whatever they havetissue. The other members of the circle should follow the leaders movements. Assign a name to each. sitting. shoescan be used to make the line longer and longer. to show how change and tension can still be very positive for the team. examine roles people play and identify both the positive and negative aspects of roles. Tell them that they must always be in contact with each other and with their goals. saying.
Sweets These provide calories but little else nutritionally. Fats. and soy) are excellent sources of protein. minerals and fiber. You need a variety of foods from each of these groups for a balanced diet. Cereal. 5. frozen. deep yellow/orange veggies and starchy veggies like potatoes. Yoghurt. fats. rich in B-Vitamins. Bread. with only moderate amounts of sodium. Try to consume as little as possible of them even though theyre yummy. Milk. and most importantly support your normal growth and development. Eggs. regular diet? You supply your body with nutrition and energy for the maintenance of body cells. or cream sauces. and also are very low in fat. seeds. A balanced diet means a pattern of regular daily meals that meets nutritional needs without providing nutrients in excess. nuts. Rice. 3. Starches are complex carbohydrates. Meat. Beans. Oils. and simple sugars. 100 . juices. carbohydrates. Cheese The richest sources of Calcium. zinc. and B-Vitamins. and dry fruits. leafy greens. Pasta Starchy foods arent fattening if you dont add butter. fiber. Fish. 6. cholesterol. Fruits Sources of Vitamin C. 2. iron. The diet should give you the optimal balance of proteins. They provide protein and Vitamin B-12.The Ultimate Food Guide Extraordinaire 1. Maximum nutrients are found in dark. Nuts Animal foods (and also beans. and sugar-sweetened juices. Vegetables Sources of Vitamins A and C. 4. What happens when you eat a healthy. Choose low fat varieties to keep calories. Poultry. and saturated fat at a minimum. Low in fat and calories. tissues. cheese. Avoid those fruits in heavy syrups. and organs. canned. Fresh fruits are the best.
6) Be sure to tell the girls to hand wash the shirts in cold water separately especially the first that they wash them. One bucket per color of dye. You need running water to rinse the shirts and LOTS of it. new or used. flat surface. b) Pinch the middle of the t shirt with your thumb and index finger. Rubberbands . e) choose another area for a circle and repeat d. Rubber gloves (or small plastic bags) for people working with the dye. The rubberbands should cover at least ½ the surface area of the t shirt.the dye is made with hot water. Rinse (with the rubber bands still in place.) We allowed the girls choose two colors per shirts . Sometimes this takes a few tries. c) Place the rubber band covered t shirt into the color youd like. They should not only hold in shape but also cover about ½ the surface area of the t shirt. d) Follow dying instructions 4-6 above. Clothes dye. Start with the lightest color first.More than 2 colors and the shirt will get really muddy. (One group had the counselors wearing rubber gloves each working with a separate color so that the girls were not dying their hands. e) Once the water runs clear or close to clear. You should have a rubberband cone in that area covering about ½ the area. Use as many colors as desired. wrap one rubberband around the part you have pulled up. If a second color is desired. You can put as many marbled circles as you want.) Marbled Circles a) After getting the t shirt wet and wringing out excess water. Keep in mind that the color will fade a little when the t shirt is rinsed. a) After getting the t shirt wet and wringing out excess water.if youre using RIT. One group made a GLOW logo and spray painted it on the front of each t shirt. re-shape the shirt into a ball and wrap more rubberbands around it and dunk it into another color. Twist the shirt into a wheel/spiral. 4) As they are ready. clothes. lay the shirt on a clean. have them come to the dying stations and put little plastic bags or gloves on their hands to dye their shirts.it wont have the desired wrinkle look. d) Remove the t shirt from the dye. flat surface. Either provide this or ask them to bring one from home.Tye Dying Materials Needed: One white t shirt per participant. f) Follow the dying instructions 4-6 above Sunburst. This was done before camp started. 5) After each color. each other. Leave the t shirt in the dye until it is the desired shade. Show the girls how to rubber band the shirts to make those styles. the area you pinched and pulled up from. Do not neatly fold it and roll it . cover the floor of the work area with plastic or newspapers. The rubber bands must be tight. 3) Have the girls wet their t shirts and then rubber band them. b) select the area of the shirt where you would like to have a marbled circle . rinse the shirt in cold water until no more color comes out. Check in the send hand clothes stores for extra t shirts. Use rubber gloves. Emphasize that the preparation put into the rubber banding the shirts determines the patterns. If youd like more than one color you must START WITH THE LIGHTEST COLOR FIRST. 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.) Clothesline or a place to hang the t shirts while they dry. c) wrap the rubber bands round the wheel or disk so that it keeps its shape. You may need to rotate the shirt so it dyes evenly. lay the shirt on a clean. in any order. anywhere on the shirt. and keeping the rubberbands on rinse it thoroughly under cold running water. b) Wrap rubberbands around the balled up shirt. Keep in Mind 101 . d) Starting from the bottom. form the t shirt into a ball as haphazardly as possible. 1) Prepare the packets of dye and have the buckets lined up with a lot of space between them. Hot water . Sticks to stir the dye Vinegar and salt (1/4 cut vinegar per bucket to help the colors set and 14 cup salt . in the upper left corner of the shirt. The Patterns The Simple Crinkle a) After getting the t shirt wet and wringing out excess water. 2) Have a sample t shirt made demonstrating the various styles of t shirts.for example. remove the rubberbands. Rubber gloves are also needed at this step. If indoors.lots and lots of them in different widths. Running water. c) pinch the middle of that area and gently pull upwards to lift it away from the rest of the shirt. Twist and wrap the rubberband until it almost reaches the point.
1. Always wet and wring out the shirts before putting on rubber bands and dying. 3. 4. 2. Change the dye after 115 shirts have been dyed. 6. Encourage creativity.especially the first time! 102 . To wash the shirts after dying use a light soap and cold water. Wash separately . unless the third color is yellow. After two the colors become darker and muddy. its never what you planned it be anyway. Two colors is average of most shirts. Always dye the lightest color first. Different patterns can be used on the same shirt. Nothing can destroy tie dye. 5.
even if you fail Chorus: I believe in angels. For well you know that its a fool. The only times hes satisfied. dont make it bad. da. you have found her. Im not half the man I used to be Theres a shadow hanging over me Oh yesterday came suddenly Refrain Yesterday. Wum di dadi Hey Jude Hey Jude. My father is a gambler. the movement you need is on your shoulder. youre waiting for someone to perform with. Remember to let her under your skin and then youll begin to make it better. o Lord Im one. when the light is low Wum di dadi. dont be afraid. My mother is a tailor. da Hey Jude. now go and get her. mm. by making his world a little colder. hey Jude. I believe in yesterday Refrain: why she had to go I dont know. now I long for yesterday Suddenly. better. a song to sing To help me cope with anything If you see the wonder of a fairy tale You can take the future. oh. she sews our new blue jeans. And anytime you feel the pain. Now it looks as though theyre here to stay. better. The minute you let her under your skin. I have a dream I have a dream. love was such an easy game to play Now I need a place to hide away Oh I believe in yesterday. And dont you know that its just you. So let it out and let it in. dont let me down. 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. mmm Living Next door to Alice Sally called when she got the word She said: I suppose youve heard about Alice Well. 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. he goes from town to town. drinks down in New Orleans. My father is a gamblin man. Mm. then you can start to make it better. when I know the time is right for me Ill cross the stream. 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. something good in everything I see I believe in angels. dont carry the world upon your shoulders. Remember to let her into your heart. better da. dont make it bad. begin.Evening activities Songbook I have a dream I have a dream. hey Jude. 103 . da Hey Jude. Da. hey Jude House of the Rising Sun There is a house in New Orleans They call the rising sun. I like the daffodils I like the mountains. all my troubles seemed so far away. da. I ran to the window. who plays it cool. hey Jude refrain. 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. I like the rolling hills I like the fireside. you were made to go out and get her. da. Da. Wum di dadi Wum di dadi. then you begin to make it better. Its been the ruin of many a poor boy and my. she wouldnt say I said something wrong. 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. take a sad song and make it better. youll do. is when he drinks his liquor down.
Id ring out warning Id ring out love between my brothers and my sisters all over this land If I had a song. If I had a bell. I feel lucky today. West Virginia Blue Ridge mountains. all over this land Its a hammer of justice. Country Roads All my memries gather round her miners lady stranger to blue water Dark and dusty. the others on the train. Shenandoah River Life is old there. Id sing out love between my brothers and my sisters all over this land Now. Going back to New Orleans. to the place I belong. I feel lucky yeah Hey Dwight. This land is your land This land is your land. 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. If I had a hammer If I had a hammer. Ive got hammer. 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 Think Ill flip a coin. Yesterday Refrain I Feel Lucky Well. 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. I feel lucky No tropical depressions gonna steal my sun away MMM. 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. a burrito and a Barqs Crossed again the light. gave my number to the clerk The pots 11 million. made a beeline for the park The sky began to thunder. all over this land Id hammer out danger. Its a bell of freedom Its as song about love between my brothers and my sisters all over this land Country Roads Almost heaven. Younger than the mountains. Id sing it in the morning Id sing it in the evening. Id hammer in the morning Id hammer in the evening. Growing like a breeze Refrain: Country Road. painted on the sky Misty taste of moonshine teardrop in my eye Refrain I hear her voice. and Ive got a bell And Ive got a song to sing. my race is almost run Im going to spend the rest of my days beneath the Rising Sun. Id ring it in the morning Id ring it in the evening. Im going back to New Orleans to wear the ball and chain. then I was strolling And the wheat field waving. Id sing out warning. all over this land Id ring out danger. boys you dont have to fight Hot go I feel lucky tonight I feel lucky. I feel lucky No Professor Dooms gonna stand in my way MMMM I feel lucky today Well I strolled down to the corner. never do like I have done Shun that house in New Orleans They call the Rising Sun One foot on the platform. the wind began to moan I heard a voice above me saying Girl Youd better get back home But I feel lucky. take me home. I woke up this morning.Go tell my baby sister. older than the trees. West Virginia. so I called in sick to work I bought a pack of camels. take me home. mountain momma. Id hammer out warning Id hammer out love between my brothers and my sisters all over this land. Hey Lyle. and the dust clouds rolling A voice was chanting as the fog was lifting 104 . All over this land Id sing out danger. Im a winner either way Mmmm I feel lucky today.
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. 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. when I Wont have to leave you alone About the time I wont have to say: Chorus 105 . 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. merrily. they dont mean a thing Every place I go Ill think of you Every song I sing. Ill sing for you When I come back. 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. I hate to go. row your boat Gently down the stream Merrily. 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. row.This land was made for and me. merrily. 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. 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. And well all have chicken and dumplings And well all have chicken and dumplings when she comes Row. row your boat Row. row. 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. 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. Dream about he days to come. 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. Theres so many times Ive let you down So many times Ive played around I tell you now.
every one of us has all we need Sky of blue. a yellow submarine And our friends are all on board. in our yellow submarine Chorus: We all live in a yellow submarine. lived a man who sailed the sea And he told us his life in the land of submarines So we sailed up to the sun. sea of green in our yellow submarine Chorus O Susana Oh I come from Alabama With a banjo on my knee Im going to Louisiana My true love for to see Chorus: Oh Susana Now dont you cry for me For Ive come from Alabama With a banjo on my knee It rained all night the day I left The weather was so dry The sun so hard I froze to death Susana dont you cry Chorus On top of Old Smokey On top of Old Smokey All covered with snow I lost my true love there A-courting too slow Oh courting is pleasure And parting is grief But a false hearted lover Is worse than a thief A thief will just rob you Of all that you save But a false hearted lover Will lead to the grave 106 . til we found the sea of green And we lived beneath the waves.Yellow submarine In the town where I was born. a yellow submarine. many more of them live next door And the band begins to play in our yellow submarine Chorus As we live a life of ease.
Im waiting until its the right choice for me. it can relieve many worries about unwanted pregnancy. youd have sex with me. you wouldnt pressure me to do something Im not comfortable with. the decision to have sex should not be made in a moment of passion. Withdrawal can work. youre wasting my time.Before you decide to have Sex. The truth is In all states it is legal for minors to get birth control without parental consent. Using birth control takes away the romance. If that s all you care about. both partners need to take responsibility for STD prevention. And Im proud of it. 107 . there must be something wrong with you. Pregnancy can occur the first time you have sex. Many teenagers lack sexual knowledge and rely on friends for information which is often incorrect. The decision should be given thought before a sexual situation arises. You must not be a real man/woman. you should understand the facts about sexual health. Im tired of being pressured to do something I dont want to do. you are not ready to have sex. If you are thinking about becoming sexually active. See you later. And if you are not ready to accept responsibility for protecting yourself from pregnancy and unwanted diseases. Unprotected sex can lead to unwanted pregnancy as well as sexually transmitted diseases including AIDS. Im tired of waiting for you to be ready. In addition. Ways to say No to Sex Birth control is the womans responsibility. What if He/She says If you loved me. In fact. I cant get pregnant the first time I have sex Ill be able to tell if my partner has an STD Withdrawal works. Be sure to talk with a family planning counselor or your health to get the facts straight. consider this Its okay to say no to sex. If you are not comfortable about discussing sex and birth control with your partner. Saying no is the best way to avoid pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) Because sex has many potential consequences. Planning to use birth control does not have to take away the romance and enjoyment. but it requires that a woman trust her partner and may be difficult for teenage boys to practice. It is often not possible to tell if your partner has an STD. Im just not ready. If thats what you think. Having sex doesnt make you a man/woman. it is the couples responsibility to discuss and agree upon a method of birth control. If you dont sleep with me. Im not everybody. Ill find someone who will. because I m under 18. Im not afraid of anything. Although only the woman gets pregnant. 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. you are not ready for sex. What are you waiting for? There must be something wrong with you. Youre the only virgin in the school. Common Misconceptions about Sex You might have heard I cant get birth control. Everybodys doing it.
How to put on an condom 108 .
AIDS awareness 109 .
Its OK to say no 110 .
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that someday might become her children. it is important to know about all the sexual/reproductive organs. but they must be taken every day or they will not work properly. The Inside Story: girl Inside a girls body. underarm hair and more leg hair. This brochure will give you some information about the different reproductive organs for boys and girls and also discuss how pregnancy occurs. then there is no baby. and now we have a zygote. and her ovaries start to produce hormones. Pregnancy To begin a pregnancy. are the ova.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. Usually. In many parts of the world and in many families. uncomfortable or unknown. 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. About two weeks later. But if you forget to a pill one day. Lets begin! and her body produces hormones that cause her to grow taller. so every month it gets ready. hoping to meet some sperm to make a baby. This lining is importantly only when a baby is actually made. or eggs. The lining in the uterus notices the dead egg and begins to fall out o the uterus. Some women chose to take birth control pills to prevent pregnancy. with 46 chromosomes. 114 . but her body doesnt know when that will happen. The best way to prevent pregranncy for a woman who has chosen to be sexually active. the endometrial lining has gotten nice and thick. This shedding of the lining is called menstruation. grow pubic hair. The process where the sperm finds the egg and gives its chromosomes is called fertilization. her brain says. Pop! The egg flies out of the ovary and into the fallopian tube. every day of her life. people are not taught about the reproductive organs because it can e embarrassing. If the sperm cant find the egg. which already has 23 chromosomes. Then the sperm injects 23 chromosomes into the ova. a woman cannot tell when her ovary releases an egg. But not much happens until she reaches puberty. 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. grow breasts. If no sperm gets near the egg. 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. What organism has 46 chromosomes? A Human! Now this zygote can begin to turn into a baby. the egg travels down the fallopian tube. then there is no baby. And remember. All of the sudden. Slowly. an egg might be release and then you could get pregnant. there are no sperm. into the uterus and fallopian tubes to find the eggs. These can be very good for many women. the sperm must find the ova in the fallopian tube. which tell the uterus to make a lining called the endometrium. so the egg dies and falls into the uterus. First. so the hormones now tell her ovaries to release an egg. it sot ask her partner to wear a latex condom every time they have vaginal intercourse. A girls body also beings to grow inside. Condoms are so wonderful because they dont let the sperm get through the cervix. They work by telling the ovary not to release an egg.
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