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Peace Corps Girls Leading Our World GLOW Manual

Peace Corps Girls Leading Our World GLOW Manual

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Peace Corps Camp GLOW (2002?)
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  • Girls Leading Our World
  • Camp in Romania
  • Why Such a Focus on Girls?
  • Why Not Boys?
  • Resources
  • Cultural Differences
  • Fundraising
  • Pre Camp Timeline
  • GOALS of the CAMP
  • Developing the Schedule
  • Schedule
  • Supplies
  • Camp Selection
  • Junior counselors
  • Language
  • Parental Consent
  • Food
  • Name Tags
  • Discussion Groups
  • Cabin Groups
  • Affirmation Wall
  • Morning Announcements and Quote
  • Posting the Schedule
  • Rules and Discipline
  • Rule Development Exercise
  • Lights Out
  • Night Duties
  • Clean Up
  • Prizes
  • Certificates
  • Tips
  • Budgeting
  • Activities
  • Morning Sessions
  • Afternoon Activities
  • Evening Activities
  • Ai Grijã
  • Appendix
  • Tentative Schedule for camp
  • Sample Family-Friends Fundraising Letter
  • Sample RPCV letter
  • Glow camp weekend original budget
  • ªuncuiuº Budget
  • Tîrgu Mureº Budget
  • Camp Glow Essay Evaluation Form
  • Letters-Accept, Wait, Reject
  • Schedule for weekend glow camp Gîrda, October 2001
  • Materials and Supplies List - ªuncuiuº 2001
  • Packing List Camp GLOW 2001 ªuncuiuº
  • Glow Camp 2001 ªuncuiuº Evaluation
  • Morning activites
  • Introduction to Leadership
  • Stereotypes and Attitudes
  • Cinderella s life
  • Stereotypes and Attitudes, part 2: Role play Ideas
  • Self Esteem worksheet
  • Aggressive, assertive, or passive?
  • BRIDGE model
  • Community Service Session: Putting leadership into Action
  • Hammer and a Nail: The Indigo Girls
  • Goal setting and attitudes in Decision Making
  • Conflict Resolution and Relationships
  • Afternoon activities
  • Environmental Scavenger Hunt
  • Friendship Bracelets
  • Gender Roles
  • GLOW Olympics
  • Journalling
  • Making Paper
  • Sexual Harassment Quiz
  • Silly Olympiad
  • Teambuilding and Teamwork
  • The Ultimate Food Guide Extraordinaire
  • Tye Dying
  • Evening activities
  • Songbook
  • Before you decide to have Sex, consider this
  • How to put on an condom
  • AIDS awareness
  • It s OK to say no
  • Aflã cum funcþioneazã corpul tãu
  • Know how your body works!


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 Cinderella’s 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 It’s OK to say no ................................................................................................................. 110 Aflã cum funcþioneazã corpul tãu .................................................................................... 112 Know how your body works! ............................................................................................ 114 STD ..................................................................................................................................... 119

Kim. YOU CHOOSE! The sky is the limit. weekend camps. I wish you all luck. or not. week-long camps. other artistic. in Romanian and include girls from a wide variety of backgrounds. GLOW camps can be any shape. The first Girls Leading Our World (GLOW) camp was held in Romania in 1994. They can in English. Your GLOW camp will be what YOU make of it. you have the opportunity to share your experiences and knowledge with a group of girls eager to learn and grow. Africa and Asia. 2002 4 . Anna. Camps can be day camps. As Peace Corps Volunteers.Girls Leading Our World WELCOME! This manual is designed to help you pull off a wonderful adventure and challenge – a GLOW camp in Romania. while I urge you to take that responsibility seriously. GLOW camps have been held and coordinated by Peace Corps Volunteers all over Eastern Europe. Linda. We hope more GLOW camps will continue in the following years bringing us all a brighter. In recent years. Romania January 7. An extra dollop of appreciation must go to Chris and Susan Grove for contributing advice and appendices. more vibrant future. fun and a fabulous experience. wonderful.com Oradea. GO FOR IT! Janet E. length of time and include just about anything. or leadership building. others about careers. or local community oriented. size. Thank you! So on behalf of GAD Romania. Hughes. exhilarating. support and encouragement of Kathie DeVito and Heather Becker. They can be national camps. This experience will be painful. Jen. So. Without question. And. The main goals of GLOW are to boost selfconfidence. Glow Camps are all extremely different. leadership skills and the belief that every young woman can make a difference in her local community and in the world. the manual would not be possible without the patience. every Peace Corps Volunteer who participated in the camp will say that it was among the most rewarding experiences of their PC service. Some camps are all about environment and the outdoors. and above all. PCV janethughes10@yahoo. with 10 to 60 girls or even boys. exhausting. last but of course not least. Many thanks go to Group 9ers Amy. I also encourage you to jump right on in and get your feet wet! In the following materials we’ve included camp activities from different camps as well as comments on what worked and what didn’t. WORTH IT! GLOW camps are tremendous experiences – both for you and for the campers. This manual was expanded and adapted from the GLOW camp manuals prepared by former PCV’s. Samantha and John. Again. While the majority of the materials are based on week long national camps.

It is also important to note that there is no real word for “leader” in Romanian. resources and training that boys do. resisting peer pressure and relationship skills. Why Such a Focus on Girls? This question gets asked a great deal. hopefully. They recognize a basic fact of life – that girls and women – do not receive the same levels of support. from the Centre of Development and Population Activities. and sexuality remains a taboo topic in both schools and families. While the structure and schedules listed here may have to be adapted somewhat for boys. WA. with an emphasis on self awareness. Choices. Information on sexuality and relationships was provided by Kelly McKittrick. set activities. DC 20036. your university. Few laws protect women from domestic violence or sexual harassment. Evaluations consistently asked for longer camps and to the girl they all admitted it was very different from any experience they’d had previously. and enforcement is almost nonexistent. Resources The basic structure of this manual is drawn from materials left by the previous GLOW camps. Romania remains a patriarchal society. The Internet is of course a wealth of information and you can find much GLOW information there.” Again. PC can send it to you via email section by section (10 sections) – it’s an immense book so make sure you have enough space in your mailbox and on your computer. etc. Published by Advocacy Press. assigned to less powerful positions in society. river or nearby town and nights at the ‘disco. 1717 Massachusetts Avenue. girls need to develop skills and resources to help them face a vastly different future. Initially the participants were doubting their choice to spend a whole week with PCV’s who were ready (in our minds) to ‘rock their world. NW. GLOW camps are not designed to be discriminatory or preach feminism. The bottom line is that girls face incredible challenges – challenges their mothers and grandmothers did not face. Many PCV’s did not know this going into their camps and even if we did. Check the Scouts (boys and girls). self-esteem building. by Mindy Bingham. Believe it! Consequently. Washington. is written in such a way that anyone wishing to hold a camp for boys will find it useful. As Romania moves towards becoming a full fledged member of Europe. Campers are given very little supervision and there are few. And. Human Health and Sexuality Educator. it has some wonderful activities and discussions. Strict gender roles are strongly enforced by most families and the majority of Romanian society. (Information Collection and Exchange Publication No. we didn’t completely believe it. Why Not Boys? Boys absolutely need the same skills and resources to face new challenges. from icebreakers. M0061. a Teen Woman’s Journal for Self Awareness and personal Planning.Camp in Romania Camp in Romania is very different from our experiences in the United Sates. The Lithuania manual was used a basis for the camp along with materials from individuals counselors (included) as was the book. Leader translates to ‘conductor’ which Ceauºescu used to describe himself – the ‘driver’ of Romania.org. This book can be found in the Resource Room of the PC Romania office. (CEDPA. This manual was adapted from the GLOW Camp 1999 book. give a little extra push.’ usually on campgrounds. the basic information is all here. managing emotions. Additional resources used include Choose A Future: Issues and Options for Adolescent Girls. if any. et al. 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. Exercise and handouts were taken from the manual and adapted for Romania and for the ease of photocopying. assertiveness. community and empowerment. suite 200. where women are regarded primarily as mothers and wives. This manual. to HIV awareness. 5 . Each day is spent at the local lake. it has a heavier Africa emphasis but it has a plethora of activities and materials. CA ISBN 0-911 655 220. the girls were stunned at the set schedule that had each day jam-packed with activities and games. Santa Barbara. 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. the Boys and Girls clubs in America. This leaves the camper idle on rainy days to amuse themselves however they can. Also check out Our Bodies Ourselves by the Boston Women’s Health Collective. GLOW camps. Email: cmail@cedpa. Seattle.) It is a ‘sourcebook of participatory learning activities” and while more Africa based. The situation is further complicated by a shaky economic situation throughout the country. By the last day all that had changed and many of the young women said it was the best week they had ever spent. Of particular usefulness was the GLOW camp manual from Lithuania (May 1997). This information is provided in English and Romanian in the Appendix Section of this manual. Overcoming these obstacles can only happen by empowering the young women of Romania to demand full participation and leadership. Your Peace Corps office has other wonderful resources for you to use and you can find additional materials many places. decision-making thinking. 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.” Complaints abounded about lack of ‘free time’. A wonderful manual published by Peace Corps is the Life Skills Manual. Doctors receive minimal education in women’s health issues.

Other groups – Lions Clubs. fundraisers Other international and Romanian funders 1. Camps will range in costs depending on what you do. Chambers of Commerce. and between the girls and the PCV’s. There are foundations that support this type of project and if you do the research you can find them. Paper. Two Peace Corps Volunteers contracted with a local NGO and seamstress and had PC pongas made up. The grant application is processed through your Program Manager and is generally approved very quickly.) have a history of giving and are more willing to pitch in to support a project like this.) Logistically there are several ways to do it. 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. 3. then it’s easy to access the money. Besides friends and family. You have to contact them and see what happens. 2. (And they are really nice!) The profits paid for the camp. It’s something ingrained in the culture – we see a problem and go to fix it. Americans tend to have a more practical and pragmatic style of work and style of thinking. you have to find money. You’ll see it between PCV’s and HCN’s on your counseling staff. Fundraising is all personal – people give money to people. money is the best thing to get and if you promise them some publicity. etc. Check out www. paint. it’s easier to just have a friend or parent act as your banker. Peace Corps Partnership Grants are a combination of friends and family and PC funding. 4. Other international and Romanian funders This takes a lot more work but it’s definitely feasible. Groups. Local sponsorships. medium and large companies in your town and pitch them on your project. Even if they don’t give you money. many Returned Peace Corps Volunteers (RPCV’s) groups give money to support projects from volunteers from their areas. $100 can go a long way – and sometimes they kick in a lot more.Cultural Differences Be aware of and sensitive to cultural differences. I heard of one group getting $1. Of course. Generally. All those walkathons. candy sales. Foreign companies in your town (Dutch. or even embassies. have potential. 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. that money is either returned or put into a general fund. It’s a way to have donations from your friends and family be tax deductible. Look at the focus on your camp and capitalize on it. granola bars. Be creative in your fundraising! The more folks you involve in your community the better. Discuss PC funding with Program manager. Peace Corps funding. Talk to your program manager. You can involve the girls and hold a dance and charge admission for it. In particular. factura and the like. Donations given this way are NOT tax deductible but since you can claim up to a certain amount without showing receipts. You can find money in a variety of ways. Most groups find someone’s parent who is willing to serve as banker and all donations are sent to them. go for it! Fundraisers is another way to pull this off.org for a complete listing. Once your project is approved. German. how to deal with a problem. 4. most people don’t care. etc. check in with them. If not. Friends and family. If your friends and family are so gung ho that they send ‘too’ much money to PCPP. there are other funding opportunities available through PC. Local sponsorships. Friends and family in the US. Remember that grants from PC (or any other funder) must be accounted for with receipts. where you do it. This scenario is generally the most successful in raising funds and frequently the easiest as your friends and family want to support your projects. If you know someone who’s a member. Look at businesses in Bucharest – professional women’s organizations.000 even though they only asked for $250 as their Rotary Club thought it was such a great project. it just takes more planning. Romanians are still learning how to ask for money from local vendors and this could be a great opportunity to show them how easy it can be.rpcv. Every Rotary Club has an obligation for international project funding. 3. that you supported in the past for your friends now come back full circle. Fundraising In order to make the camp free to all participants (something we were very committed to doing). flip chart paper. even food can be obtained this way. check out other groups. 1. folks can go online and just use their credit card to donate to your project. prizes. games. I heard through the grapevine that there will be a new organization for RPCV’s from Romania and they’ll give out money to projects. 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. Note of caution: With the PCPP grant you will get exactly what you ask for. (See appendix. In the appendix is a SPA proposals that was funded for a GLOW camp. bike races. you can easily request donations of supplies instead. In addition to Small Project Assistance Grants (SPA). Quite a few groups get some money this way so take advantage of it! Look at Rotary Clubs. you can do an international bank transfer into your Bancpost account. for about $40. If someone in your crew has access to an account (bankcard!). and how many participants. One group with an IT focus 6 . 2. Go to the small. photocopies. etc.

Develop Schedule. Determine size of the camp and find approximate dates (5 months prior) a. methods and training continue after you’re gone. 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. b. Neutrogena. This information is required before you go to the County Camp Office to select a camp. you need HCN’s!) 2. On the last day of camp. just a comment that I wanted to do another camp in an email. Discuss goals for GLOW camp c. Look at these groups (web search) and you may be able to make some good connections: Social Venture Partners. other international and Romanian funders 4. positions on executive boards…the whole relationship management bit.recruited HCN professionals and they assisted them via their connections. have the campers write thank you notes to the donors. not just counterparts. especially the community service component. Select Campers (2 months) a. Acceptance. Johnson and Johnson. Local sponsorships. Begin reading previous camp materials. Meeting with campers GOALS of the CAMP It is imperative that you know the goals of your camp before planning the activities and logistics. clientele.) Send thank-you letters and pictures to everyone. Write up your report.com. 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. determine camper selection process. fundraisers d. Starr Foundation. write up supply lists: Some materials (marshmallows) may need to come from the States (or Hungary) so allow time for shipment. Send them back to your friends and family along with a note from you. determine first what the goals of your camp will be. Consider direct appeal to family and friends in the US. Remember Murphy’s Law and plan for everything to take twice as long as you expect. Women’s philanthropic institution. (Note: My friends and family sent me enough money for a weekend camp for 20 girls after receiving the letters. Identify Host Country Nationals (HCN’s) to work with. Essay competition c. Discuss PC funding with Program manager. wait list and rejection letters d. c. Investigate possible funding sources and begin application process (5 months prior) a. Establish central committee of the camp counselors (6-9 months prior) a. We decided to only have girls eligible from towns where PCV’s (and GLOW counselors) were stationed so that follow-up activities could be carried out. Goals for Camp GLOW Romania ♦ ♦ Boost Self reliance Encourage independent thinking 7 . 3. local NGO staff. For the ªuncuiuº 2001 camp there was an environmental emphasis so one of the goals was an appreciation of Romania’s natural beauty. (This manual!) b. McDonald’s. c. Informational meetings b. (Romania and judet specific. To plan appropriate activities. without any requests on my part. We encourage your group to develop different goals depending on the makeup of your group. Donation depot. 5. Determine focus of camp and get organized (4 months) a. (and maybe a picture of all the campers in their tye dyed t shirts!) It’s a tremendous boost to your family to see just what impact their donation had. 1.) b. Timeline: The further out you plan and get organized the better off you’ll be. THANK YOUs This is incredibly important. Pre Camp Timeline Most of the materials in this manual are aimed at a week long camp – the most common type of camp. You want this work to continue so pull in HCN’s to ensure that the materials. b. (Teachers.

so be on your best behavior. Look beyond your counterparts. 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. This is not only a time of reflection and growth for the girls but for you as well. Schedule The schedule is a significant amount of the work before the camp. yoga and the environmental scavenger hunt. We planned that each day would begin with a “morning session”. the 60 girls were broken up into three sections and every hour and a half or two hours they moved to a different activity. 8 . It gave the girls a great chance to meet more girls. Decision Making. where they should be and who is in charge of the particular activity. Even when you are not specifically instructing. the girls would be pulled in and engaged. (See appendices for more details) In the evening. As you will be finding and bringing the young women from your community. Schedules for Targu Mures 2000. The amount of work you put into it will pay off because everyone will know what is going on. during the ªuncuiuº camp in June 2001. For example. Tuesday. The following questions may be helpful to reflect upon before the onset of the camp. 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. and to explore new areas – things they had never done before. Other activities in the afternoon could include sports. Through their participation they will learn a lot and become able to carry the GLOW project on after Peace Corps Volunteers have ended their service. tye dyed t shirts and learned communication skills. paper making and Emotion control. we wanted to change the pace completely and get the girls in small groups being very active. Self Esteem and Values. and the willingness of HCN’s to continue learning and growing is a perfect example for the girls. and camp song signing were all components of this segment of the camp. They included Attitudes and Stereotypes. led by one or two counselors. Not only will you be sharing with the young women but other PCV s as well. creativity and relaxation. even stay-at-home moms. Look at women business leaders in town. While you are counselors for the entire camp it is recommended that you keep a closer eye on Your girls. include as much as possible local Romanian men and women. recreational and development activities each day. talent shows. hiking. 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. 2:30 PM (confirm time) .♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ 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. 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. dances. role-plays and worksheets were used to educate and stimulate the girl’s thinking about challenges and issues facing them as leaders and women in the 21st century. did team building games and some environmental awareness activities. Cabin cheer contests. July 6. The next day they made friendship bracelets. In these sessions a variety of activities.John Amy and Kimberly depart for Sovata to do set up and iron out last minute issues. Everything you do and say will be registered by these curious young women. Another day they went rappelling. social workers. a variety of activities were scheduled to promote group bonding. the girls alternated between rock climbing. 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. Below is a copy of the schedule for the Sovata 1999 camp. Developing the Schedule The best success with schedules has been to spread different types of activities throughout the week at camp. teachers. With a mix of informative. games. journalizing. For the “Afternoon sessions”. movies. These men and women will be seen as role models for the girls. discussions. Body Image/Advertising and Community Service. you will most probably develop a close bond with them especially if you have a long way to travel. Goal Setting. you are doing so by your actions. ªuncuiuº 2001 and Girda 2001 are in the appendix. These sessions were the heart and soul of the message we were getting across: Leadership comes from within. Teaching Romanians how to pull off a camp will ensure that the lessons learned have residual and rebounding impact.

July 10. confirm that this is a possibility) 2:00 .1:30 pm Swimming.KINGA Saturday.8:00 pm Dinner 8:00 .8:30 Dinner and journals 8:30 . Mapping out your hopes.7:00 PM team building with small (dorm room) groups Icebreakers (mike and Amy) Human Knot.9:00 pm Cabin Cheer Contest 9-9:30 Camp songs (John) 9:30 .11:00 pm unwind Counselor have nightly meeting 11:00 pm Lights out 11:30 pm room check Counselor on duty .6:30 PM .Campers arrive in Ciuc from Sft. swing lessons 10:30 . Expect to give or contribute Share posters 9 PM quiet time in the dorms (Ciuc girls go home for the night) 10 PM lights out 11 PM counselors check on girls Wednesday. Looking forward to b. July 9 7:00 am Wakeup 7:30 .9:45 pm Journal 10:00 -10:30 am campers unwind time in rooms Counselors nightly meeting 10:30 lights out 11:00 room check Counselor on duty: Amy Friday.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 . attendance 10 am leave for Sovata 1:00 PM campers arrive 1:30 .1:00 Morning Session Self Esteem and Values .10:30 pm Unwind time in rooms Counselors nightly meeting 10:30 lights out 11:00 room check Counselor on duty .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 . Gherorege and Husi 7 PM dinner at the Camin (Anna’s schools dormitory) 8 PM Welcome (Anna) Girls from Ciuc arrive Icebreakers 1.3:00 Lunch and rest 3:00 . 2001 7:00 am Wakeup 7:30. Who’s who guessing game Create cabin identity 7:00 . 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.Kim 11:30 . dreams and fears (Linda) Break into small groups and draw what you are a.M. spider Web.2 pm Hike and Picnic Group game during hike (Mike) Counselor to stay behind with girls who refuse to go??) 9 . bathroom.8:00 pm Dinner 8:00 .John and Anna Sports and yoga with Linda and Jen 7:00 .9:30 Bonfire (Jen) Camp songs (John) 9:30 .8:30 am Breakfast 8:45 am Announcements 9:00 .2:00 pm Lunch 2:00 pm .5:30 Break 5:30 .10:30campers unwind time Counselors nightly meetings 10:30 Lights out 11:00 PM room check Counselor on Night duty .10:30 pm Dance (same) Limbo.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 . breakfast 9a m girls from Ciuc arrive at Camin 9:30 . load bus. 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 .11:15 am goal setting session . July 11 6:30 am Wakeup 7:00 .8:00 am Breakfast 8:00 am stretching with Linda and Jen 8:00 am . July 7 7 AM wake up 8 A.Kim Thursday. Expect to learn d.Amy (15 minutes) Attitudes and Stereotypes .Jen and Sam Include Breaks 1:30 .3:30 pm Lunch Three alternating activities Team building with Mike Friendship bracelets and Hair ties . Kim and Amy Team building with Mike Yoga/Friendship Bracelets with Linda and John 6:30 .Linda and John Include breaks 12:30 .9:45 pm Journal 10:00 .8:30 PM Dinner 8:30 -10:00 PM Present cabin identity Camp songs (john) and games (Amy) Journals 10:00 . Afraid of c.luggage out in front of school.12:30 pm Morning Session Introduction to Leadership .3:00 pm Lunch 3:00 .JEN Sunday.6:30 pm Afternoon session Three rotating sessions Environmental Scavenger Hunt with Sam.

Amy (include breaks) 12:30 .10:30 Closing Human chair Sharing bell Ghost handout Sharing Bell Supplies As each activity is developed a list of supplies can be generated. As soon as you have a camp also keep in contact with the camp office of the actual judet where your camp is located.10:30 pm unwind time in dorm rooms 10:30 lights out 11:00 room check Counselor on duty .Ana and Laura Wednesday.8:00 pm Dinner 8:00 .8:00 pm Dinner 8:00 . 1. We also included some things in the packing list for the girls (so that we didn’t have to find 40 pairs of scissors or 60 glue sticks for example.2:00 Lunch 2:00 .Sam Tuesday. weird human tricks 9:45 . they’re easily shippable!) We suggest asking local stores and businesses to donate to the camp and help with the provision of these supplies. July 14.11:00unwind Counselors meeting 11:00 lights out 11:30 Room check Counselors on duty . Get all the required additional papers that list the shots the students have had. 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. You might be given a camp that is out of your judet.6:00 Tie dye T-shirts.) Note: Even if you speak Romanian like a native.) including camp size (number of students and counselors. If you are lucky enough to work with a private group that has a chalet.8:30 Breakfast 8:45 am Announcements 9:00 . Camp Selection This can be a tricky deal.Linda Monday. 2001 7:00 am Wakeup 7:30 . etc. take a HCN with you.9:00 Talent show 9:00 .10:30unwind Counselors 10:30 pm lights out 11:00 pm room check Counselor on duty .9:45 pm buffet o’ fun (Linda Storytelling.Anna and Kinga (include breaks) 12:30. ALSO for your and your counterparts (makes life a lot easier!) Make sure they get signed and stamped by the schools! 4. Many of these supplies can be found in Romania. Others need to be sent from the States (marshmallows for s’mores for example – but I’ve found them in Hungary also. 2. huge lunch.3:00 pm Break 3:00 .6:00 pm Trip to lake for swimming (confirm times) 6:30 .12:30 Decision making .8:30 am Breakfast 8:45 announcements. but most people work through the Ministry.8:30 Breakfast 8:30 .10:00 pm Talent show preparation 10:00 . July 13 7:00 am wakeup 7:30 . jokes.Anna 6:30. As they’re really light.10:00 pm journals 10:00 .9:30 Journals 9:30 .2:00 . Check on medical forms that area required for campers and counselors.6:30pm clean up 6:30 . little dinner? Sports activities Are we required to participate in any activities for the whole camp? Is there an indoor area if it rains? How many people to a room? 10 .8:00 dinner 8:00 .10:00 Cleanup and pack 10:00 . then you’re in business and skip to #9.9:00 pm Sex and Relationships discussion (optional for campers) 9:00 . July 12 7:00 am Wake up 7:30 . Document.2:00 pm Lunch 2:00 .3:30 pm Evaluation session 3:30 . John Jar decoration .12:30 community service . verify and re-verify all information even if the camp office in your judet assures you it is all okay. 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. most of the camps (the physical buildings) are controlled by the county Ministry of Education.) A sample supply list is in the appendix. swimming. 3. In Romania.10:30 sharing experiences of Camp GLOW 10:30 . The number of misunderstandings rise exponentially during the camp so avoiding any during the negotiation process is imperative.6:00 pm GLOW Olympics 6:00 . mention box of questions again 9:00 .

have outhouses or lack kitchen facilities. the better off you are. and you will bring 2 copies with you to the camp. You may also receive a refund for each counselor. do it. For example. The locations may be isolated. Usually for a minimum of 10 campers. Good Luck…. from the Camp director also. Get the money and pay it off completely to reserve your camp as soon as you can. Participants were limited to high school girls in the 9th. Again. nor did they really want to for the most part. campers were selected based on several criteria.• • • • • • • • • 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. the ‘extras’ are free. using the national large weeklong camp as a model. Visit the camp as soon as you can and talk with the Camp Director. Remember that all of this is worth it. making the focus tough to maintain. 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. 5. soda. You have to talk to the director and administrator about this in advance and get it all cleared. Despite constant reassurances to having booked (and paid for) the entire campground. at the ªuncuiuº 2001 camp. to prove that they provided everything agreed upon. Camper Selection 11 . Down payments DO NOT equal a reservation. Other camps have had similar problems. Most important to us was the selection of campers that were from towns where there were PCV’s who were GLOW counselors and were willing to follow-up the camp with a community service project with the campers. The camps in Roman also had some boy/girl issues requiring negotiation and delicate handling by the PCV’s. 9. of course. as must you fill in some information. like $2 for each counselor.) 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. They will then type it up and stamp it. if it rains. 7. Once you see the site you can make necessary adjustments to your schedule and activities. It’s easier to conduct the essay tests while school is in session because that is the time when it s easiest to reach students. walking distance… places to hike. What activities are available in the area. in general. Try to involve him/her as much as possible in the ‘social’ activities. Consider having the camin sign a contract stating that they are responsible for what their workers and other residents do. no matter how frustrated you get! Camper selection is up to you. (VERY IMPORTANT TO VERIFY DIRECTLY WITH THE CAMP DIRECTOR!!! Get the phone number of the camp and CALL or better yet. what facilities you need and for how long you need it. • Take five minutes each night to evaluate how things went with the camp director. 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. it’s money and they should give it to you. Things went fine as the girls really didn’t have time to ‘play’. they weren’t happy. Other sites. The camp Director MUST sign both of these. 8. Or for the sex and relationship discussion. The more involved they are in your plans. • At some camps you can obtain a discount. Even if you have not idea what it’s for take it. You can imagine the rapturous reaction of the boys when the 60 high school girls descended on the tabara. it’s better to do it inside at night. how will you transport it? Other important comments about working with the camp. you may need the cafeteria. After you’ve 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. Many NGO’s in Romania own cabanas or camp sites that they may be willing to donate or charge reduced fees for use by your camp.) When should we arrive and leave. 6. which you must sign for. etc. The camp will reward you ten-fold. Different camps selected campers different ways. 10th and 11th forms. Girls in 12th form would be going off to university following the camp and would be unable to participate in follow up activities. The line for the one pay phone was LONG and when the phone didn’t work. 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. chips. talk about it when you visit. etc. Other camps were surrounded by carousing groups. but if you can avoid the situation. swim. These facilities present their own set of challenges. 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.

The PCV’s in each respective town read the essays with help from other PCV’s and graded the girls based on the evaluation sheet (appendix. A waitlist was then created in case anyone dropped out and letters sent out to all the girls regarding their status. the biggest thing we were looking for was potential. Obviously. and their ideas. so don’t underestimate the importance of chatting with the parents. Reporters will ask some interesting questions regarding the single sex nature of the camp. We decided that we didn’t 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. (appendix. it was waived – but quietly and behind the scenes. Press Conference Publicity is great and I highly encourage you to get some. to pay their deposits and to get all other information. back home in the States. 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. The press loves to hear about different activities and this one is right up their alley. 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. Information session Essay contest Notification Meeting Information Session. A reporter from Antena 1 came to the camp. We had about 15 reporters show up and got coverage on three TV stations and numerous newspapers. Meeting. It’s a fact of life that the boys want to be around the girls and vice versa. Several groups of girls that had traveled quite a distance chanced upon one article in a local shop. For the ªuncuiuº camp (which was national). flyers were handed out and the information session pushed into the essay contest. As it’s very rare for someone to drop out. One camp did have this happen and the camper was sent home. The high achieving girls didn’t need us quite as much as the other girls seemed to. The girls will all agree with you that they felt freer to discuss things without boys around. Of course. The essay (appendix) is a straightforward one – on how the girls define leadership and the role of women in the 21st century. And if the girl broke the rules. This was not to penalize any girls but just to ensure a financial commitment on their part to attend. deposits were required. delighting them immensely. Be prepared to answer that phone day or night. Essay contest. Several girls told me later on their parents had made some comments about white slavery. and the camp was about better equipping Romanian girls with the skills and tools they needed for a changing future. whereupon I pulled girls from each of the 10 sites and had them speak to the reporter. sexual trafficking. no smoking and no drugs. with a basic schedule . If it’s free.) Give them the pep talk of how much fun it will be and then go over logistics of where and when to meet. etc. it was the longest they had gone without a cigarette in a long time. you may end up sharing a campsite with boys.) The girls were graded on their ability to communicate. It turned out to be a national broadcast and many parents saw it. Boys Depending on where you are.) Other camps handed out fluers with essay topics and times essays would be picked up. only put 5 girls total on the list to not get their hopes up. parents would demand a lot more information. were part of that ‘feminist’ rabble rousing crew and were teaching the girls to hate men also. A good idea would be to give the girls a one page description of the camp. Make your rules about boys clear from the very beginning and things should work out. Notification. One camp went a completely different route and chose girls not only who were at-risk. I always explained that we didn’t hate men (and pointed out the male counselors). For the ªuncuiuº 2001 camp my office (CRSE. While the camps were free. by which point the girls were too busy and fo- 12 . if payment is a problem.1. After a ‘first cut’ girls were called in for interveiws and then the ‘finalists’ were chosen. I was asked if we hated men. We didn’t want the girls with the perfect English – we wanted the girls that try hard but always seem to come in second or third. (They’ll still complain but at least you warned them. 2. Don’t be surprised if you’re asked as to what the questions are so the girls can prepare (which we refused to do. We also had participants tell us at the end of the camp that they were glad that they hadn’t been able to smoke.) The letters sent to the wait list crew clearly stated a date by they would be contacted if space opened up. an environmental group) held a press conference about the camp. it’s regarded as not important. (For the ªuncuiuº 2001.give a little warning/info on what to expect. Two other reporters came to the camp itself. Read through the packing list and make sure the girls all understand why they need these items. 3. 4. You can hold information sessions first where the goals of the camp are presented and the basic rules given. Parents were encouraged to come to the meeting so as to allay any fears as to what was going on.) Three basic rules were emphasized over and over: no drinking. For the ªuncuiuº 2001 camp we had a rule of no boys that was relaxed at the end. Give the parents a way to contact you if there are any problems – a cell phone number is great. At the meeting go over the basic schedule and hammer home that they will be very busy and free time will be pretty limited. after the obligatory phone call to the parents. but who were recovering from very bad situations – domestic violence. she forfeited her deposit.

Be aware that menstruating girls might not shower or par- 13 . being highly individualistic. Try to involve them early and actually give them some co-leadership assignments – leading a session or two with another counselor. One 12 hour bus ride took 17 due to necessary frequent stops. MUST. Girls from the 2001 camps have also now been chosen to receive further training and will be available as junior counselors for your camps. but separately. listing their parents’ names and contact information.” Other camps had more serious problems so be aware of what’s going on. At the Sovata 1999 camp. Americans. The girls must show their student ID with their student ticket on the train.) But. Medical At a public camp there should be a camp nurse but don’t expect too much from them. They’ve already done a camp. (See appendix for English/Romanian template forms). At the Girda 2001 camp. To get this. The best part is that they already know the ropes . pulled them aside and asked them to participate more. The Roman 2001 camp devised a strategy that worked really well. Even without the typical American fear of liability. The counselors stayed out of the situation and the girls resolved it themselves. Be very vigilant – without a signed form. you have a way to reach them quickly.cused to get too distracted. For the 2001 summer camps. Have them come up with own presentations/sessions or give some to them. Better safe than sorry. if something happens at the camp. Give them responsibility. the girl can not go. 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. either. you are responsible for that girl. stating that they are students and have them stamp it). They told the girls “”If you want to fall in love. so we had no problems. Starting in January 2001. several girls persisted at first in speaking Hungarian in one room. pads. great. Each of the girls was pulled from all the 2001 camps as having serious leadership potential. Bring extra tampons. only speaking Hungarian. one of the HCN counselors. loved it and are delighted to be involved again.. you MUST. leadership training. Students all get a discount on train travel – on the basic rate – before the adjustment for speed (accelerat and rapid. Each night pull everyone together for a little while and discuss what happened that day and the plans for the next day. Counselor meetings Transportation A painful. Contact a local doctor prior to the camp and see if he/she can be on call. the advice of the day is to pretend they don’t have the discount. incredible enthusiasm and empathy. 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. many of these girls then were junior counselors. several Hungarian girls stuck together like glue. USE THESE GIRLS! They will be ideal to help you work with the girls. campers who demonstrated exceptional leadership skills at the 2000 camps were invited to participate in a Mentor Training conference. you’re covered. Yet. You may run into the Hungarian/Romanian issue. This can get really tricky and completely mess up your budget. MUST have their student books. great. One camp in the summer of 2001 was conducted entirely in Romanian. Involve them early in planning the camp. the basics will be the same – busy schedule. Parental Consent The girls will be asked to fill out a consent form. Then when human error steps in and you end up paying full fare. This situation probably would have resolved itself had the camp been longer than three days. Language The language of most camps is English. understanding the longer range goals. necessary evil. The girls love it as they get to practice their English with native speakers (Americans) or good speakers (HCN’s. As the camp was short. you have to have them. deciding to only speak English in the room. The girls proved to be a valuable resource in the execution of the camps and role models for the campers. (Hungarian). hate meetings. The girls agreed. depending on who comes to your camp. If you’re really organized. When you budget for the girls to come.). If you are traveling to camp on a bus keep an eye out for bus sickness. so make sure her parents/guardians agree to let her come.even if your camp has entirely different emphasis.” The girls were not to go out in groups of less than three. Check in with GAD for a list of available girls. If you want to make out on the bench in the park. Many of the girls are not used to traveling very long distances. making the Romanian girls feel excluded.. And. no drinking. There are only two rules: no sex. etc. you can hold your camp in any language. Junior counselors One challenge of Camp GLOW is to build sustainability and eventually transfer coordination of the camps to HCNs.

with many developing ‘illnesses’ they blamed on lack of soup. In Roman 2001 the girls insisted on hot soup every day. Provide healthy snacks like fruit if you can.ticipate in sports. Be sure to give them time to buy drinks. Make sure the girls know that you are there for them and keep them busy. 14 . Romanians are not used to such a full camp schedule. food and souvenirs. 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. Give them some free time. Food If you don’t have a facility at your camp for cooking. or if you choose not to use it. Homesickness will be a factor. Bring extra bug spray and sun block.

A list of quotes is provided in the Appendix. 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.) 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.). In the evening there were several activities that encouraged bonding of the cabin groups (cabin cheer. name and their discussion group sticker on it. Morning Announcements and Quote Each morning prizes were given out for the winning room(s) that were asleep at “Lights Out. 15 . “HEY YOU! Girl in the blue shirt. these groups can be used as chore teams or meal groups (if you have to eat in shifts. come here!”. The message was clear that we wanted to have a great time but that we had to abide by some basic rules or we wouldn’t get anything done. 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. and they were responsible for checking the schedule. we took large sheets of white paper. We put 5 or so girls from different communities into groups. it was written down and placed on the schedule. Rules and Discipline One counselor was in charge of major discipline offenses. Also. We divided it up into “puzzle” shaped pieces and had each camper write her name on a piece. but every counselor was on duty as far as maintaining order at camp. These discussion groups also met in the afternoons and went through the team-building exercises together. This was not very popular at first as many of the girls had bonded on the trip and wanted to stay together. Counselors were also asked to do the same thing. made the counselors put up a sheet for themselves. Name Tags Discussion Groups One of the main ways that we divided the girls up was into small discussion groups. This really wasn’t much of an issue because the girls developed the rules themselves for the camp and they were very eager. as we wanted them to get to know as many people as possible. Affirmation Wall GOAL: fun and positive reinforcement What? When? Who? How? In the hallway of our dorm. (Note: it’s a good idea each night for the counselors to read the wall and change any negative comments into positive ones. These groups were different from the cabin groups. Only positive messages were allowed.” Other announcements were made at this time by counselors and campers. For the ªuncuiuº 2001 camp. safety pins and string. door decorating. We told the campers that this affirmation wall was a way to express positive things we thought of others at the camp. etc. but it proved to be very successful by the end of the camp. and the campers signed until their hearts’ content. As soon as they got off the bus/train they were given a nametag that had their room number. One of our goals was to have girls meet girls from other regions – recognizing that ‘everyone is the same’. And it gave us flexibility to change the schedule if we had to. The girls were always interested in knowing what was going to happen next and we often left the schedule mysterious to pique their interest. Posting the Schedule Each night the schedule was finalized by the counselors in their early nightly meeting and posted. Messages could be written anonymously or signed. This also helped us to encourage the girls to be responsible for being on time. on the third day of the camp. (ªuncuiuº 2001 used colored index cards. Campers were requested to wear their nametags at all times so that we could call them by their names rather than.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. We ended the morning announcements with a quote read by a counselor or a camper. This proved very successful as the team-building activities followed up on themes that were discussed in the morning.) 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.) Messages ranged from “I like your hair” to “You are the best friend I’ve ever had!” The girls really got into this activity and due to popular demand. We did not allow girls to switch rooms. We left a package of markers out near the wall. the talent show on the last night had each room presenting their ‘talent’ as a room.

Tips At the end of the ªuncuiuº 2001 camp. who’s the cutest counselor? And so on. Stuff from America is great but you can ace out at those 6. and so did we. when we had to clean up and leave. Each counselor signed every one and counselors randomly gave them out at the very end of camp.000 lei. stationery sets. Anything will work but it should be small and inexpensive. Girls were encouraged to create rules that they were willing to follow and to speak up against rules that were proposed that they thought were unfair. The campers were told that they were going to create the rules and then we were all going to live by them during the camp. attend all sessions. giving a prize to the room(s) that were quiet with lights out when we said lights out. 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. One room won an extra prize for going from worst to best. Never underestimate the value of appreciation. Your budget is going to be different based on what you do. we added our rules if they were not already mentioned and had a discussion about them.Rule Development Exercise As an entire group. etc. and put them into a huge ponga. Get a plain template and just put the dates of your camp on it. 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. where you go and how many people are in- 16 . The schedule was jampacked and they were exhausted as were the counselors but didn’t want to go to bed. So we went with outright bribery. (Note: This was not exactly the case at the ªuncuiuº camp. I gave out prizes the first hour to a group of 5 girls who were all speaking English without prodding. The girls wanted no rules and so we were forced to pull rules out of them – respect for others. two counselors led a brainstorming discussion on camp rules. when the campers were finished. Then as you figure out what the girls really like to be called. By the end of the camp everyone had won prizes and every room had won something. The campers’ rules were comprehensive and stricter than ours. 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. The girls that were in their beds and quiet at the appointed time were given a prize. The three main rules: no drinking. Bribery? Perhaps. after announcements. I could have asked for the moon at that point and they would have given it to me. the rules were posted on the wall so they were accessible to every camper. several counselors came up with an ingenious creative way to fill them out. pens. Each morning. Then. you can fill them in. They took all the colored markers and systematically drew different borders all over. Prizes Prior to the camp. wild colored post-it notes. as counselors. Budgeting To do any camp you need money. A budget is an absolute must. It was clear to me this had not happened before. etc. Other counselors could give out prizes for various pieces. Night Duties Each GLOW counselor was given a night to be “on duty”. The counselor on duty announced prizes would be given for not only lights out but clean rooms—and provided garbage bags in the hallway and the girls threw away all accumulated trash. Finally. be on time. etc. Certificates The girls adore certificates and they don’t have to be fancy. we collected lots of little things as prizes – hair clips.) Clean Up This job’s importance was at the end of the camp. but the girls got their sleep. This worked unbelievably well! The 1999 Sovata camp had butterfly hair clips sent from America which were very popular. the counselor on duty the night before made a presentation (discussed above) and gave out prizes. They were so thrilled that their work had been appreciated. Leftover prizes at the ªuncuiuº 2001 camp were given out by two counselors asking trick questions: who’s the best counselor. In the appendix are budgets from several camps to give you some suggestions. no drugs were already well established. That counselor checked to make sure the girls were in their rooms and quiet at Lights Out. no smoking. For the ªuncuiuº 2001 camp. Be prepared to have enough prizes to give each girl 2-3.000 lei stores also. bats. I gave each of the wonderful women in the kitchen as well as the sweetheart that cleaned the tabara 100.

Fascinating look at what each camper values. If the girls are coming from far away. Letters to themselves: you’ll need paper. Wood: if you have a campfire you may have to purchase wood. Unfortunately. Bridge Skills: from the Life Skills Manual. Photos. Note: the survey the girls have to fill out is very long and then they have to do the math. etc. Each counselor or a pair of counselors developed their lesson plans. Help the campers explore their own goals and develop plans for achieving them. All of the major sessions require handouts of some kind. inexpensive items such as hair clips. remember they may need meals along the way. pens. pick and choose which sessions you want to do. They’re broken into Morning. Transportation is a big issue. Check out your local 6. many camps provide girls with basic notebooks and pens for journalling. candles. Take this time to introduce the idea as well as explain that there are many different types of leaders Self Esteem/Values. This item can add up quickly with handouts for various sessions. whatever you choose. Stereotypes/Attitudes. Some are taken from the book Choices. Not just male/female but ethnic/religious/class ones should be approached. Always plan for 50% more than you think you need . Leadership: Leadership is a relatively new idea in Romania. they may need bag lunches or dinners. some sessions may run longer than others. Water jugs at mealtimes. etc. Photocopies. there is a stigma attached to this because of forced volunteering during Communism. • • • • • • • • • Community Service. Your camp may provide that but it’ll cost you… Snacks are a must. This places an emphasis on keeping a separate journal. For several sessions at ªuncuiº 2001. Participants get to ‘build a bridge’ with information over the sea of ‘problems’. If they’re going back a long ways. An interesting way to get participants to talk about emotions and how to work with them. Water. including songs for the campfire. Granola bars. It will only work. Morning Sessions Each morning began with morning announcements and then the major (morning) session. Just remember when budgeting try to think of all possible costs. The fluctuation of the lei can have a big impact on your budget. The development of a community service project is also a possibility here. Conflict Resolution: Show campers ways to constructively resolve their problems in all areas of their life. Team teaching works really well. To encourage journalling. we ran out of time and some we had too much time. 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. Emotion Control: O Henry.and the propensity for human nature to forget the student books.food always disappears faster than you think it will. so be prepared to give them a lot of time for this. You can go fancy or simple. Keep in mind. Train prices change periodically so anticipate a 25% increase.volved. Things sent from the States are eagerly grabbed up. which by the time it arrives is only worth 1. DO Put in a ‘miscellaneous’ category to give you just a little leeway on forgotten items. Plan for a snack in the morning and one in the afternoon – it keeps up the energy levels. Or develop more and share with everyone! Here’s a quick list of a variety of activities. however. if it’s all planned well in advance. A group photo for each of the girls in their tye dyed t shirts is a great reminder of the camp. especially if you lay out the ground rules for discussion before you start and stick to them. For the Girda 2001 camp.000 lei stores. Use this time to explore the necessity and benefits of community service for all involved. A community based camp will be much cheaper than a large national camp. fruit. Always overestimate your costs – it’s better to come in under budget and have leftover money than find you’ve dug deep in your own pocket for things! Basic suggestions: • • • • • • • Do your budget in US$. The lesson plans for these sessions are included in this section and handouts can be found in the Appendix. Prizes (or bribes?) Go with small. Sessions in general work really well as guided discussion groups. healthy snacks are important. This worked out really well as everyone had the same materials. And again beware of the student discount . You can have girls bring their own plain white t shirts or provide them for consistency.5 million lei. 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. If you’re preaching good nutrition. Afternoon and Evening but you can call them whatever you like! And remember. A common practice GLOW camp activity is to have the girls tye dye t shirts. The counselors manual had extra stuff in it such as directions on how to do the sessions. especially if a proposal asked for 2 million lei. 17 . encourage the girls to drink lots and lots of water – and be prepared for that. while others (Goal Setting and Community Service) are creations of the PCVs who led those sessions at GLOW ’99. Costs of developing varies from town to town. you can make them whatever length or importance you want or need. T shirts. etc are great. envelopes and stamps • • • • • • Activities Each camp is very different so pick and based on your goals.

hug knees an try to relax spine as much as possible. It was a powerful session as it really showed how each of us is influenced by the media and magazines. 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. stamps. Miercurea Ciuc. etc. Klutz Publishing. CA. is important in deciding if we are affected negatively/positively if at all.freewriting . Back is STRAIGHT. especially to get them in the spirit of writing. • • • • • • • • • 18 . There are lots of books on patterns if none of the counselors remember how to do this. Relax neck muscles. rain or shine. This must be included in future GLOW camps.) Team Building. Emphasize to the girls that this is confidential and private and they can write in any language they want. Provide an adult role model that doesn’t smoke – preferably from the local culture – to explain why they chose not to do so. arms. just writing non stop for 10 minutes. Stress moderation and educate about the social and physical problems that alcohol abuse causes. The campers really enjoyed this aspect of the camp. then chest. I want… (10 minutes each. From there move on to other exercises. For the session. This is an appropriate time to bring up sexual harassment.) Focused Writing. bring legs to chest. to empty the ‘garbage’ from your mind to get to the real. community. Explain that the rule seemed important to prevent girls who hadn’t smoked before to begin at this leadership camp. Another note: if you plan a “major’ session after a long physical day. Yoga. glitter and then cover the books with clear plastic to protect them. seeing the number of bracelets made during the whole camp and given as gifts. arrange to do it early in the camp so if it rains. Here’s a chance to share that with the campers. (Jumping jacks are a real winner to watch. beginning with I think… I feel. Hold for 5. Most American girls went through some bracelet making phase. 3) inhale: begin at point of origin. bl 2. The point is to write. the importance of exercise and rest. At ªuncuiuº 2001 we held a “morning session” in the afternoon after a hike to a local cave and it wasn’t until the second half of the session that the girls perked up. An interesting activity that shows girls the life cycle of paper . Then ask for volunteers to guess what they think each number has to do with smoking. Palo Alto. Fill belly with air. Consider inviting a local woman doctor. If you have trouble thinking of how to begin.and how easy it is to make.both specializing in physical activities that develop team building skills. This is an activity that can incorporate many themes – environment. Repeat. rape. Scavenger Hunt: Be creative. wherein the girls are given a specific topic or quote to think about is also useful. starting with the most important: breathing. 065-210-905. It was great because realizing the power of the images we see daily in advertising etc. ap 4. walk together and laugh together.• Body Image/Advertising. powerful thoughts underneath. legs crossed. nor aware of grammar or spelling. you can move it to a different day. (appendix) interactively educate on the health threats of smoking by writing only the numbers associated with the facts on a flip chart. domestic abuse. then throat. We all did very easy techniques. Drinking is also at their age. scB.) Definitely a success. Then they have to find something or do something.ro) .. teambuilding etc. Next exercise: 1) lie on back. Explain what a proper diet is. 4) Exhale: reverse the action. the counselors will have to be incredibly energetic and patient. Journal Writing: Hold a journal writing session and then set aside time each day for the girls to reflect on their experience and thoughts. stomach and legs relaced. This session was designed by two PCV’s. This is a good one to do at the beginning of the camp. The latter is obvious. shoulders and ll muscles of the face. 066-122-177) or Outward Bound Romania (Piata Trandafilior 55. www. the dyed t-shirts gave a feeling of belonging and reinforced the teambuilding. A very fun activity that the girls loved. but more acceptable in the culture at a younger age. markers. The girls discussed how/why portrayals in the media shouldn’t affect self esteem negatively.outwardbound. Gender Roles: A very GLOWy topic. start by reading aloud a journal writing concept .where you write from your stream of consciousness. as this may be the goal of some of the girls who chose to come to camp. psychologist or sociologist to talk about this. office@outwardbound.ro. (Think of about 1 meter per color per bracelet and go from there. Afternoon Activities • • • These were generally a mix of different activities. Or if sun is a necessity. Paper Making. Friendship Bracelets. as it is illegal. It is highly possible that girls who come to camp may already be somewhat addicted to cigarettes. ISBN 1-57054-053-5. Targu Mures. Smoking. The girls enjoyed the very hands on experience. Nutrition: Young women all around the world have self image issues which often translates to eating disorders. Give them newspaper clippings. 4100 Harghita. 2) Get rooted: sit comfortable. it seems important to explain why this rule was set up. Using the information sheet. drinking and drugs. One idea that works really well is to have the girls solve riddles or clues to find the next clue. Journal Decorating: Using notebooks have the girls decorate their own journal for use during the camp. Check out the book Friendship Bracelets by Laura Torres. A time to explore the traditional and changing roles of women in Romania.) The key to this is to tie the girls together in a group so they’re forced to work together. Many camps have enlisted the assistance of Mike from the Haerbek Foundation (Str Salciei. then use diaphragm to push belly button towards your lower back. push down into belly. your point of origin. just write “I don’t know what to write” over and over until another idea appears. Try to choose activities that can go on. stickers. For camps with a strict rule forbidding smoking. (Show us your best Moulin Rouge imitation. creative. 4300. Tie Dying: A messy but simple way to make Camp Glow T shirts. 1) identify diaphragm: behind your belly-button. Discuss safe methods of quitting. Be prepared to have a lot of string/floss.

(Note: try to discourage counselors from adding their own questions or questions they think the girls should have asked. who wishes to speak. pictures. • • • • • 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. If you have counselors who know something in particular. Everyone should join hands in the circle and the leader should begin the night. Whoever has done that thing must run to find a new spot on the circle. If you can offer swimming lessons. Then at the campfire that night. At ªuncuiuº 2001 we had two counselors lead the girls in different modern dance styles – including an African dance. • Day Hike. Sex and Relationships talk. In the appendix are song sheets for some popular American tunes. Gather decorating materials– ribbons. to the crew (no individuals). (Note: not a competition!) Talent Show: Let the girls showcase their talents. coasters. she whispers it to the next girl and it is passed down the line. go for it –the girls absolutely adore them. Next exercise: Neck roll. song. You’ll have campers ready to tackle Mt.slowly move head from side to side. A recommendation. yoga. This went over really well! At the Sovata 1999 and ªuncuiuº 2001 camps. Play until it is dark. something silly. Find some more and share with the girls. . at dinner that night we asked the girls to write something down they thought they couldn’t do.anything! Campfire. 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. This will provide a good base for discussion and journal writing. A major highlight of the camp. Be sure to bring a medical kit and have every counselor/camper bring a water bottle. The hike should end in a clearing. who asks the next question. Before the campfire. They’ll have some of their own to share. All the girls stand in a circle with a candle. That camper then lights that of the girl next to her and it slowly goes around the circle until everyone has a lit candle. Movie Night: Rent a thought provoking movie in English and gather the girls for a slumber party. It’s a great first night bonding activity and you’ll be thrilled and amazed at how creative the girls are. etc. I can’t funeral. asks for the candle. going in a camp without having parties or some replacement for parties must be very hard to accept by teenagers.) 19 . disco. A session of stretching before starting off is a very good idea. Emphasize fun and teamwork and de emphasize competition. The leader looks for an opening and someone else is left standing in the center of the circle. and give each room a bunch of stuff and have them create a door that reflects them. have them teach it. Teach salsa. go for it. When the leader encounters an obstacle. square dancing. It can be an embarrassing story. GLOW Olympics: Divide the girls into teams and have them compete in different games. The girls are invited to sit in a circle and a candle is lit. 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. This was a major hit. 2) make sure shoulders are relaxed. we burned those notes – symbolically declaring limits that we impose on ourselves but that we can overcome. To encourage bonding and full participation ask each room to present a skit. a favorite activity or something ordinary. such as a ditch or log. A leader starts out in the center of a large circle with no open space (like in musical chairs). 1) simply roll neck slowly and gently beginning to the right three times.) Swimming. 3) Repeat. (2 versions in the appendix. Leaders should be prepared to begin the sharing to allow the girls time to think and to get things going. Every girl has questions about sex. The girls will all want to sunbathe or swim in local watering holes. it can be a directed sharing or an open one. Depending on the issues of the camp or within the group. but alternate legs. It is best in a patch of woods that has been investigated previously. (Put butcher paper on the door first!) Watch them go. to show alternative ways of dancing. country line dancing. wrapping paper. is to have a GLOW counselor lead the hike who’s already done it before. counselors also participated in this show. not both. then left. 2) bring head up to knees. during the daytime. The person. then slowly lower both head and knees simultaneously. The girls LOVE campfires. We told them early on about the talent show to let them come up with ideas on what to present. If you can have ‘smores. Everest and campers exhausted before they leave the driveway of the camp. etc. This can turn into a very emotional experience. A counselor slowly lights their own candle and then lights one of the camper’s candles. Dance is very popular – any kind. and so on. • • • • Dance: the girls need such a session. Play “Have you ever?” with them. trust hike. based on experience. It was good to show to the girls how they can express emotions through movement and dance. • • Evening Activities These can be very diverse. hand in hand in a long line. Then a sharing time is begun. At the end of the week go through the questions and have an open talk about sex. the candle is extinguished and the walk back to camp. She asks a question. When everyone has had a chance to share. Bring the girls to an open field. Candle ceremony. Lie flat. beginning with the words “Have you ever…” and ending with something she has done. Have the girls link arms with someone that they hadn’t talked to before. Afterwards it was open dance! Night Hike: No flashlights allowed! Begin around dusk. Have them make a poster and develop a team cheer. making sure to emphasize keeping the group together.

It always costs more than you think to do things. You need to give them some. they’ll have adjusted and will be begging for more. It was a great opportunity to talk about sex and using condoms. getting the condom off the banana is not quite as easy as it looks. We explained that even if you never ever planned to use a condom. freak about it and scream for free time. Plan for that and keep a contingency fund. giving the girls several hours of down time. It covered a wide range of topics. And even if anyone has issues. (At the ªuncuiuº 2001 camp. (appendix. (Earlier that evening we had gone through all the questions and pre-assigned the notes to individual counselors. plan an hour and a half for lunch. It can be a very powerful session and the girls will talk about it for quite a while. it’s a good idea to see how easy they are to use. The girls were pretty well informed on how to get it and what it all means. (This is always a good answer as girls are always wanting to help out their friends. it’s still good to be able to help out your friends. Prices go up. The condom on the banana is a great teaching tool – note. That easily segued into a discussion on how to say no to sex (appendix). Then each girl was handed a banana and a condom while two counselors described and demonstrated how to put it on. So. And the sex talk was great. especially since girls usually don’t have the opportunity to discuss sex in such an open and straightforward way.At the ªuncuiuº 2001 and Girda 2001 camps. Practice first Ai Grij㠕 • • For the girls who come to the camp. HANG IN THERE AND BE POSITIVE! The girls will inspire you and you’ll walk away from this camp stunned at the transformation of the girls. have a pizza party for the girls.) This section was a big hit. if you end up with leftover money. emphasize to them that they are doing something totally different – completely unlike other camps.) We stated upfront that this was entirely voluntary and if anyone felt uncomfortable they did not have to do this. keep your balance. religious or otherwise. For this section. we asked the male counselors to leave. As counselors you want to share so much. Complaints were then heard about being bored… ce sã facem?) Money. keep in mind by the end of the week. however for those demonstrating. from condom use to virginity and masturbation. Yet. After this. against them. BUT. Hey. we began with a discussion on HIV/AIDS. We were very straightforward in not advocating sex at all – pushing the “wait until you’re ready” line. The girls will get overwhelmed.) This let the girls know that men and women can be open about sex and answer questions honestly. It’s all worth it! 20 . cramming a lot into a short time. for example. The girls all laughed and joked and felt secure about asking questions. getting there can be a trial. something unexpected happens. the male counselors came back and we started answering questions from the ‘box’. male and female. we dropped a session and increased the time for the hike. We broke up the girls into small groups and each girl rolled that condom onto the banana.

Other successful projects include: • LIFE Project “Combined Actions for Protection and Natural Patrimonial Development of the Apuseni Mountains” – partner with Romanian Speleological Federation. It will support community development to stimulate the local production. 2001 A. He and other HCN trainers will participate in leadership training activities such as self-esteem. STATEMENT OF NEED CRSE. CRSE ecotourism project coordinator. devastating the small communities that surrounded them. The project has a strong educational character. Other projects supported by CRSE include an eco-tourism business. as the nation moves from a command to a market economy. historical and cultural patrimony of the area. decision-making. Headquartered in Oradea. With over 60 organizations from environmental education to caving. 21 . 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. factories are being shut down right and left. massive layoffs left residents with few sources of income. This camp will serve as a demonstration and trial run for a new long-term project of CRSE: ecotourism and environmental education. Several major plants have closed in this region. investment in skiing opportunities and facilities (REDIS OF) – partner with Bihor County Council During Communism. CRSE is developing an ecotourism business. The overall goal of this camp is to develop stronger leadership and English-language skills. assertiveness. 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. One major project. environmental education and outdoor sporting. Our Big Sea Constanþa. To dovetail with the LIFE project. empowering participants for fuller participation in their society.Appendix SPA Grant Application Submitted by Janet Hughes. with CRSE (Regional Center for Ecological Survey) Oradea. Bihor. Participants will be selected on the basis of an essay contest and will attend the camp for free. it is a federation formed in 1995 with a primary focus to protect and conserve the Apuseni Mountains. Forests and Environmental Protection • Parks for Life. • Earth Day. it will become a revenue source for CRSE. As their farms had long been taken away. As a result. A small business designed to be an offshoot of CRSE and. networking. will direct activities in caving. Instruction and Formation: training citizens to detect environmental problems and report them to the EPA. generating monies to continue to conserve and protect the natural resources of the region. Paul Iacobas. the Bihor County Council and the Romanian Ministry for Water. SUMMARY The project we are seeking funding for is a one week camp for girls – Girls Leading Our World (GLOW)– to take place the second week in July. as time progresses. essentially cross training the trainers in additional activities. (Regional Center for Ecological Survey) is a thriving environmental organization in the northwest corner of Romania. or vandalizing caves of anything of value including rare crystals and rocks. This camp will be open to young women in ninth through eleventh grade. throughout Romania. hiking and kayaking. 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. Now. a children’s education project for recycling and numerous caving excursions. Emil Racoviþã Speleological Institute. Env. generate income using local existing resources and increase values on traditional. This camp will benefit some 60 girls through a week of leadership training. PCV. Parks for Youth: • Ecological Guard. conflict resolution. as it proposes new solutions for supporting social and economical development through sustainable use of natural and traditional cultural heritage. Reconciliation with Nature: youth environmental education programs • Inter-regional observatory for diagnosis and action in the Apuseni Mountain territories – partner with Alba. 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. LIFE. România January 31. rock climbing. the residents have resorted to short term solutions such as massive clearcutting in national forests. Transylvania Ecological Club and the Neamt Ecoforest Association • Regional Economic Development. funded by the European Union. B. and goal setting.

Solicit comments and advice from prior leaders of camps (JH. a mixture of men and women. This will show that role models exist for these girls. As the eco-tourism business begins to grow and expand. GOALS AND OBJECTIVES There are two long-term goals for providing this camp. intelligence and ambitions. Write and distribute friends and family fundraising letter to all participating PCV’s. creativity. bank director. Chiºcãu. Nudging and prodding from the European Community helps. Begin reading previous camp materials. Change can only happen from within. Focusing only on girls will remove the ‘competing for boys’ attention’ factor. Few laws protect women from domestic violence or sexual harassment. etc. and Paul Iacobaº. hiking and canoeing. Some 63% of men and women consider household tasks to be primarily the responsibility of women. Participating Peace Corps Volunteers = PPCV) Announce GLOW camp and invite PCV volunteers from around the country to participate (January-February 2001) (JH. etc. aspirations and struggles to achieve their success. 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. they state “According to the Romanian Society for Feminist Analyses. For Paul Iacobas. By bringing in girls from all across Romania. No 39. will emphasize exploration and appreciation of the Apuseni Mountains. we will emphasize the participants’ opportunities to educate and support their female friends and relatives. to enable the project coordinator to do a test run of an outside group (foreigners) with very different expectations of a camp. and enforcement is almost nonexistent. For the other HCN trainers. SPA grant (January 2001) (JH) b. KS) b. As part of the broadening efforts. PCV Env. rock climbing.The main goal is to preserve the natural heritage through ecologically based tourism in ªuncuiuº. (Vol 2. giving the girls free rein to express themselves in a safe atmosphere. PI) c. A recent poll on gender issues by the Open Society Foundation in August 2000. PI) d. Other funding sources: women oriented foundations. Determine goals of camp (CRSE eco-tourism project. Strict gender roles are strongly enforced by most families and the majority of Romanian society. D. PROJECT DESIGN & ACTION PLAN • Note: Janet Hughes = JH.” The situation is further complicated by a shaky economic situation throughout the country. (February – April 2001) (JH. most Romanian women remain “faithful” to their household because this is the only place where they are important and listened to. Peace Corps Partnership Grant (January 2001) (JH) e. Rotary Clubs. Providing them with leadership training and outdoor education will give them greater awareness of their own strengths and weaknesses. Identify HCN’s to work with (Paul Iacobas with CRSE will be primarily responsible for this) (PI) Determine facility (Tabara in ªuncuiuº) and date (July 15-21. it will expose them to additional training techniques and philosophies. Overcoming these obstacles can only happen by empowering the young women of Romania to demand full participation and leadership. KS) • • 22 . domestic violence and sexual harassment are regarded as a woman’s fault. In an article of the Central Europe Review. KS) a. Have them send out letters. Throughout the week. This camp will be conducted entirely in English. Trafficking of women. who will also participate in the leadership and creative activities. 13 November 2000) regarding the status of Romanian women. A GLOW camp that stresses leadership training for girls. Doctors receive minimal education in women’s health issues. assigned to less powerful positions in society. A GLOW camp for girls fits squarely within this project and CRSE’s goals. Romanian Ministry of Youth and Sports (April 2001) (KS. KS. the girls will go caving. from ethnic Hungarian enclaves to ethnic Romanian strongholds. we will focus on team building and cooperation. ) in a panel discussion. with just under 80% believe that women have to follow the male lead. The second long-term goal is broadening the horizons of some 60 girls from around Romania. leadership development of girls) (JH. Paul Iacobas = PI. Friends and family. highlights the challenges faced by women. Raised in a patriarchal culture. Kelly Sweeney = KS. shaped as future “mothers of the nation” under Communism. women may be even scared by the new competitive criteria of the labor market. C. creating a network of friendship and support for these girls for the future. women business leaders (doctor. travel agency owner. women lack representation in many aspects of national and regional government. will benefit these girls as well as the outward ripple effect throughout the community. will discuss their goals. This camp. (February – March 2001) (PPCV) c. to include some 60 girls. as well as other women in their community. Paul will be assisted in the outdoor sporting activities by other HCN. The first is to provide a training ground for the CRSE Eco-tourism project. but the bottom line is that Romanian women must learn how to reach out for the choices and opportunities that await them. 2001) (January 2001) (PI) Investigate funding sources and begin application process (January – April 2001) (JH) a. This camp will be managed by Janet Hughes. From a tabara in ªuncuiuº. project coordinator for the eco-tourism project. from small villages and large cities. CRSE will be able to pull from a wider set of training materials in several languages. and sexuality remains a taboo topic in both schools and families. where women are regarded primarily as mothers and wives. an international language. Vadu Criºului. prostitution. as well as teaching them to appreciate and understand their natural patrimony. Romania remains a patriarchal society. microcredit enterprise organization director. Gîrda and Padiº. Ariºeni. Our hope is that each of these persons will affect a larger circle of friends and family.

000 lei per camper and counselors. from their site to Oradea and then from Oradea to ªuncuiuº by personal trains. logistics. At the camp. Supply Lists ( March-April 2001) (JH. cav- 23 . Paul Iacobaº and other HCN’s involved in the project will be given full responsibility. lights out Day 2: Monday. We will also bring with us a medical kit from Peace Corps with extra painkiller pills (aspirin) as well as bandages to handle scrapes. Equipment for outdoor training will be covered by partially by CRSE and partially by other funders. his suggestions have been incorporated into the plans. Training materials will be provided by the PC Women in Development Committee and the Scouts International. This assessment will serve as a useful guide for future projects conducted by CRSE and the ecotourism team. their participation will be integral to the success of the project.) Lodging and meals will be covered by grants from other funders (PCPP. using criteria established by the management team. Organizational facilities will be provided by the CRSE office in Oradea. lights out Day 3: Tuesday. Up until the last moment. (PI. Hold informational meetings. etc. Lunch Afternoon session: Introductions. 2001 Tentative Schedule for camp ing. Activities such as rock climbing and caving require small groups and are equipment intensive. with the assistance of participating Peace Corps Volunteers. We will have a nurse either on-call or actually at camp to deal with potential injuries and problems. KS. It is an hour and a half outside of Oradea. Post-camp assessment and feedback will be performed by the management team. PI) a. Transport will be via CFR (paid by SPA funding) at an average of 190. obtain feedback. JH) c. 2001 Breakfast Morning session: Introduction. etc. rock climbing. Send out formal letters of acceptance. Formally invite formally women business leaders from Oradea for two separate panel discussions. lights out Arrivals at ªuncuiuº. friends and family). Day 1: Sunday. icebreakers. or sex education. nuts and bolts. Dinner icebreakers. Potential challenges: We are strenuously trying to avoid all possible disasters at the camp. Participating Peace Corps Volunteers (some 10 in all) will publicize and coordinate the essay contest for potential campers and. Plan B activities will be provided for those individuals who refuse to join scheduled activities. Already. while others will travel by bus or personal trains. Their enthusiasm and commitment to the project will be contagious. objectives and camper selection process. July 8. Alternative activities will be planned for days where weather will not permit activities – such as rock climbing. (KS) Select Campers (May 2001) (PPCV) a. (PI) b. 2001 Breakfast Morning session: teambuilding or creative activities(tie dying. assessment (July –August 2001. etc.) Lunch Afternoon session: outdoor activities: hiking. leading activities such as tie dying. The operational and management team will consist of Kelly Sweeney (PCV) along with Janet Hughes and Paul Iacobas. Hold essay contest in each town and select campers. review of previous evening’s logistics. Determine size of outdoor activity groups. etc. Camper Selection Process. Each volunteer will be assigned specific responsibilities including bed and room checks. rules Quiet time. Collect deposit money Hold Camp (July 2001) Post-camp: follow-up. or journal writing. This group will develop the schedule. July 10. PPCV) Janet Hughes (PCV) and Paul Iacobas (CRSE) will serve as the primary project managers of the GLOW camp. exploring caving or scaling cliffs through rock climbing. We will be trying to make arrangements to get the campers either into Cluj or Oradea for the best connections. through his training with the Romanian and International Scouting organizations. A key coordination issue will be the arrival and departure of all campers. Currently preliminary acceptance has come from a doctor and the executive director of a women’s microcredit enterprise organization. will be covered partially by CRSE and partially by the SPA grant. any cancellations will be filled by campers on the waiting list. while other supplies will be covered by other donors. October 2001) (JH. KS. outdoor training costs for caving. They will hold informational meetings and collect the deposit monies. Split into teambuilding activities Lunch Afternoon session: Split into outdoor activities: hiking. Paul and his team will hold complete responsibility for outdoor activities such as leading hikes. ªuncuiuº is not the world’s easiest place to get in and out of. Dinner Leadership training session Quiet time. July 9. (Some campers may be arriving via 2nd class sleeping cars from Galati and the Black Sea coast. schedule. c. Dinner Leadership training session Quiet time. b. etc. PI. To the greatest extent possible. journals. choose the campers to attend the camp. Determine camper selection process – essay on leadership.• • • • Develop Schedule. caving. rejection and wait list.

etc. 24 . expenses of additional HCN volunteers as well as Paul Iacobas’s salary. and other funders. July 12. detailing the activities of the camp and its success or failure. some $600 has already been raised through Friends and Family. Evaluation We have planned several different evaluations of the camp. F. the management team of Janet Hughes.. Attached is a full budget with breakdowns for the project. Paul Iacobas and his staff will be asked to write a report. transportation for business leaders panel. etc. Sources of Funding Summary: Peace Corps SPA Peace Corps Partnership Program Other Donors Friends and Family CRSE HCN’s PCV’s Total Budget: $1. HCN volunteers. 2001 Breakfast Morning session: teambuilding Lunch Afternoon session: outdoor activities Dinner Leadership training session Bonfire Quiet time. lamps. outdoor activities equipment rental including: kayaks. will work together in order to insure the timeline is being followed and to make alterations to the schedule if needed. lights out Day 7: Saturday. preparation costs such as.Day 4: Wednesday.. CRSE will donate meeting and organizational space.50 $7. and foundations. 2001 Breakfast Morning session: Outdoor activities Lunch Afternoon session: Leadership training activities Dinner Creative activities Quiet time. 2001 Breakfast Closing session: wrap-up Departure The budget for the GLOW camp will be supplemented by donations from the Peace Corps Partnership Program. 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. office space. presentation supplies. The Peace Corps Partnership Proposal will be sent for approval to the PC Romania office in early February.00 $3. For our goal of using the camp as a trial run for the eco-tourism project. film and developing. activities supplies. July 11. July 14.65 $866. lights out Day 6: Friday.495.85 $665. printing and copying and miscellaneous.505.00 $783. Nurse. friends and family. Input and advice will be solicited from other PCV’s who have successfully organized such camps. while letters to friends and family are projected to be sent out will be sent out in late February and early March. T-shirts.00 E.160. each evening the management team and all training staff will meet to review the activities of the day.15 $74.62 $247. journals.00 $414.62 $190. use of facilities and meals for one week. transportation for campers and PCV’s.00 $1. printing costs.028.38 $120. such as Rotary Clubs. MONITORING AND EVALUATION Monitoring To monitor the planning of the camp. During the camp. Kelly Sweeney (PCV) and Paul Iacobas. Proposals to various foundations will be sent out in late February. (PCV). lights out Day 5: Thursday.77 To date. COST BREAKDOWN/BUDGET Other sources will cover HCN Outdoor Trainers. coveralls. telephone. July 13. harnesses. equipment and supplies. 2001 Breakfast Morning session: creative activities Lunch Afternoon session: outdoor activities: Dinner Leadership training Talent Show Quiet time.

particularly in terms of the community service commitment. After six months. ADDENDA CRSE brochure. each girl will be asked her expectations of the camp – essentially to write a letter to herself.highlighting projects that worked and noting those that didn’t. we will handle evaluations in two different areas: camp operations and personal development. campers and trainers. This form will be compiled and distributed to all participants. These letters will be discussed and collected. Ecotourism project flyer. each girl will be asked again to write a letter to herself about how those expectations were met. For each camper. At the wrap-up session. each girl will be asked to fill out an evaluation form. Paul will be responsible for a final evaluation of the operations of the camp. G. Follow-ups will be held by each PCV. On the final day of the camp. At the beginning of the camp. 25 . both letters will be sent to each participant with an evaluation to see how they now feel about their experience.

many students struggled to identify female leaders or role models in their community or nation. as Romania attempts to integrate into the wider European community and to attract foreign investment. NW Washington. Few laws protect women from domestic violence or sexual harassment. Further. conflict resolution. Participants will be involved in English-language discussions and activities concerning issues related to leadership. To provide information concerning women’s health issues. Doctors receive minimal education in women’s health issues. empowering them for fuller participation in their society. The camp will last for one week. Five Peace Corps volunteers and four local women will facilitate the camp. sexual harassment. The overall goal of this camp is to develop stronger leadership and English-language skills in the participants. I have had several female students share stories of domestic violence in their families and the families of their friends. women lack representation in many aspects of national and regional government. and ethnic heritages. DC 20526 April 10. the camp will bring together girls from different high schools. social and economic backgrounds. Strict gender roles are strongly enforced by most families and the majority of Romanian society. 4 ROMANIA Peace Corps Partnership Program 1111 20th Street. due to the poor economic conditions of many students.Grant Application for Peace Corps Partnership Program Girls Leading Our World Camp 2000. in conjunction with guest presenters from the community. In the context of various lessons surrounding International Women’s Day. decision-making. and domestic violence. Finally. in a nearby village. and goal setting. This camp will be open to young women in ninth through eleventh grade. 2000 Dear Member of the Peace Corps Partnership Program. Description of Project Camp GLOW will include 24 young women in ninth through eleventh grade. The camp will be free for all participants. Most experience regular verbal and physical sexual harassment. Targu Mures Chris Grove 4300 Targu Mures Aleea Cornisa Bl. chosen on the basis of an essay contest. encouraging atmosphere. entitled Girls Leading Our World (GLOW). Thus. According to the Romanian Society for Feminist Analyses. and sexuality remains a taboo topic in both schools and families. from Targu Mures and surrounding villages. and goal setting. Project Objectives The following are the objectives for Camp GLOW: To allow young women to discuss themselves. Targu Mures has been a center of ethnic conflict in Romania between the Romanian and Hungarian communities. To encourage participants to consider specific issues facing women in Romania and to apply the skills that they have learned to these situations. conflict resolution. This aspect will be continued after the camp. Each of these factors seems to verify the need to empower young women for participation and leadership in Romanian society. decision-making. Topics will include gender role stereotypes. Ap. and leadership in an open. June 25 through July 1. assertiveness. with serious violence erupting in 1990. leadership camp. experiential education and artistic activities will complement these. Participants will be selected on the basis of an essay contest and will attend the camp for free. when participants will be encouraged to become involved in addressing a social problem facing their community. Community Need As an English teacher at one of the local high schools. 26 . such as self-esteem. The camp will promote reconciliation and cooperation between women from these ethnic backgrounds. This will occur in the context of discussions about body image. To emphasize the opportunities for and importance of community service. Outdoors. relationships. their community. while most quickly identified various barriers faced by women in Romania. assertiveness. and enforcement is almost nonexistent. Activities will focus on self-esteem. This situation is exacerbated by poor economic conditions throughout the country. 13. I am seeking support for an English-language. improved English-language skills will help to prepare the participants for opportunities in business and leadership.

three grade levels. we will have the participants complete personal questionnaires before and after the camp. local women will be involved in the GLOW camp and group. their peers will be influenced and challenged by their example and leadership. not only for the GLOW camp participants. and at least two ethnic groups. has agreed to provide its facilities in a nearby village for the camp. To improve the conversational English skills of the participants. female instructor from Outward Bound. with the goal of preparing them to facilitate both in upcoming years. in exchange for a contribution towards materials for the center. Community Benefits In addition to the individual benefits gained by each participant. and relationships. such as overcoming stereotypes. Community Involvement Many persons in Targu Mures have been excited about this project. but also for young women throughout the city. Chris Grove Peace Corps Romania Enc: GLOW Line Item Budget 27 . In order to assess the effectiveness of the camp and to improve future camps.lifestyle habits. and community English teachers have already been active in promoting the camp. the local women facilitating the camp. These women will ideally be role models. the participants will represent four high schools. This GLOW group will provide an ongoing forum for the participants to discuss issues relevant to their lives and their roles as leaders. Significantly. Bolyai High School will provide facilities for the essay contest. appreciating differences. Conclusion I am convinced that Camp GLOW will be a valuable experience for the individual participants. The attached budget provides more specific quantitative information about each of these contributions. Residents of the village will prepare dinner each night. resolving conflict. Local women will be paired with Peace Corps volunteers as discussion group leaders and camp counselors. A local environmental organization. Thank you for considering our project. To address human relationship issues. and gradually for the wider community. The Mures Women’s Forum will make a presentation concerning the situation of women on the local and national level. and their involvement will be integral to the camp’s success. at a reduced rate. Further. as well as evaluations of the camp. Outdoor experiential education and teambuilding activities will be facilitated by a local. Sincerely. the wider community will benefit from community service projects selected and undertaken by the participants as part of an after-camp GLOW group. Focus Eco Center. Finally. Finally. and building healthy relationships.

Peace Corps Volunteer. but the questions and stories of the young women challenged their ideas and stimulated further aspects of their planning for a domestic violence shelter. and despite ongoing ethnic tensions in ? and Romania as a whole. while local women and Peace Corps volunteers tried to offer understanding and practical solutions. the participants were grateful for the encouragement and time to write in their journals each day. gender roles and values. Although we did work with presenters before the camp. hearing from and connecting with local women was a powerful experience for many of the participants. who were integrated in sleeping rooms and discussion groups. shared meaningful stories of their lives. during such activities as the camp talent show. Almost unanimously. sexual abuse. many secondary benefits emerged. Romania Thank you for making a life-changing week possible for women in Romania. assertiveness. and mother of young children. Two local teachers participated throughout the duration of the week. Thank you again for your generous contribution to the lives of these young women and to their community. Some girls disliked the presentation-style of certain local presenters. being listened to and validated was unique in their life experience. Team-building activities facilitated by a local female instructor were particularly beneficial in facilitating cooperation and understanding. we emphasized the participants’ opportunities to educate and support their female friends and relatives. Twenty-four young women from four high schools in ? and seven local women joined five Peace Corps volunteers for our week-long Girls Leading Our World (GLOW) Camp. This was also true for a local woman. Finally.Thank You Report GLOW Camp. Together the participants agreed to communicate only in English. who asked questions. and the state of women in Romania. and a session early in the camp provided tips and ideas for writing and creating. domestic violence. Members of a Romanian women’s organization presented on issues of domestic violence. Romania 28 . Our hope is that each of these persons will affect a larger circle of friends and family. Throughout the week. Another secondary benefit was the meaningful impact on the wider community. The young women shared personal accounts of sexual harassment. who facilitated a session on relationships and conflict resolution. completing strengths-weaknesses-opportunities-threats analyses. the young women bonded and formed friendships across ethnic lines. Although our leadership camp was focused on issues facing the participants as young women. The depth and reflection of the young women present also impressed the teachers. In addition to interactive sessions on self-esteem. and often extended warm hospitality to the young women. which relied more on lecture than discussion and activities. The camp ultimately had an equal number of ethnic Hungarians and ethnic Romanians. decision-making. perhaps more intensive cooperation with or training for local camp leaders would be beneficial in the future. who had often viewed themselves as alone or misunderstood. wife. the young women shared their appreciation for opportunities to be creative and to share their creativity in a supportive. affirming environment. For many. an environment of trust and freedom was successfully created. In addition to the above. A journal was provided for each young woman. relationships and conflict resolution. and they expressed excitement about together addressing community needs as part of an ongoing GLOW group. Post-camp evaluations were extremely positive. as well as other women in their community. On a positive note. Both were fascinated by the success of interactive teaching and expressed desires to bring this methodology into their classrooms. the participants discussed community needs. All seemed to consider the camp a very meaningful experience. eating disorders and the like. and both seem eager to continue to work with the participants. Informational scavenger hunts and outdoor activities brought the participants into contact with local villagers. who is a student.

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 ?. but we will have fast. although they do have to make a refundable deposit to guarantee their place and demonstrate their commitment to the camp. There will be 24 girls invited to the camp from the 9th. The camp is free for the girls. right smack in the middle of Transylvania. GLOW stands for Girls Leading Our World. decision-making and women’s issues in Romania. We hope that this camp will have a lasting impact on our community through the establishment of an ongoing girls leadership group. supplies. This is the perfect opportunity. GLOW CAMP Coordinators 29 . please send a check to the following address. The camp will cost $25 per girl for the entire week. Here is how you can help. If you would like to help us in our fund raising effort.Sample Family-Friends Fundraising Letter Dear Family and Friends. We have just held an essay contest to determine who will be accepted to the camp. Thanks for your help! Feel free to pass this message on to others who might be interested. We are writing a Peace Corps Partnership Grant to help cover part of the cost. Sincerely. near the city of ?. goal-setting. and transportation). All of us are very excited about this camp. We are working on putting together a camp called Camp GLOW. This will cover all of their costs (food. The money will be deposited in the United States. This is a great cause. but we still need to raise additional funds. housing. Camp GLOW was actually conceived in 1994 by a Romania Peace Corps Volunteer. and 11th grades of various high schools in ?. Please remember to make the check in the name of ?. If you would also email us so that we can keep track of how much money we have raised we would greatly appreciate it. self-esteem. easy and safe access to the money from here in Romania. and for $25 you can give a Romanian girl a once-in-a-lifetime experience. ? has a joint bank account with two of the camp coordinators. 10th. providing the opportunity to continue discussions of issues relevant to their lives while encouraging them to make meaningful contributions to their city. Many of you have asked us in the past how you can help us while we are here in Romania. We are continuing the tradition. and are working diligently to make it a fun and meaningful experience for the participants.

decision-making. To encourage participants to consider specific issues facing women in Romania and to apply the skills that they have learned to these situations. and domestic violence. To emphasize the opportunities for and importance of community service. Raised in a patriarchal culture. The camp will bring together girls from different cities throughout the country. conflict resolution. Inc. their community. and relationships. including Western and American standards. rock climbing and hiking. where women are regarded primarily as mothers and wives. will benefit these girls enormously as well as their communities. Yet. resolving conflict. Trafficking of women. hiking and canoeing. The camp will be free for all participants. such as overcoming stereotypes. The situation is further complicated by a shaky economic situation throughout the country. 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. The camp will emphasize outdoor. domestic violence and sexual harassment are regarded as a woman’s fault. A recent poll on gender issues by the Open Society Foundation in August 2000 highlights the challenges faced by women. Some 63% of men and women consider household tasks to be primarily the responsibility of women. with just under 80% believe that women have to follow the male lead. According to the Romanian Society for Feminist Analyses. 30 . and sexuality remains a taboo topic in both schools and families. when participants will be encouraged to become involved in addressing a social problem facing their community. June 28-July 4. and the rolling farmlands of Moldavia. Description of Project Camp GLOW will include 60 young women in ninth through eleventh grade. Bihor. and building healthy relationships. This aspect will be continued after the camp. the mining town of Resita. but the bottom line is that Romanian women must learn how to reach out for the choices and opportunities that await them. assertiveness. the roles and choices for girls in the future will be radically different. This camp will be open to young women in ninth through eleventh grade. To provide information concerning women’s health issues. appreciating differences. Creative and artistic activities will complement these. shaped as future “mothers of the nation” under Communism. encouraging atmosphere. assigned to less powerful positions in society. Topics will include gender role stereotypes. women lack representation in many aspects of national and regional government. the Danube port town of Giurgiu (my lovely town on the border with Bulgaria). To physically explore and delight in the natural environment of Romania. prostitution. Romania. as you know. Project Objectives • • • • • • The following are the objectives for Camp GLOW Oradea 2001: To allow young women to discuss themselves. and enforcement is almost nonexistent. Participants will be involved in English-language discussions and activities concerning issues related to leadership. conflict resolution. lifestyle habits. Nudging and prodding from the European Community helps. 2001 in Oradea. As Romania strives to meet the demands of a changing society. entitled Girls Leading Our World (GLOW). The overall goal of this camp is to develop stronger leadership and English-language skills in the participants. Community Need Romania remains a patriarchal society. enabling them to learn also from the camp. from all over Romania. decision-making and goal setting. Participants will be selected on the basis of an essay contest and will attend the camp for free. as well as teaching them to appreciate and understand their natural patrimony. Approximately fifteen Peace Corps volunteers will facilitate the camp. A GLOW camp that stresses leadership training for girls. relationships. through caving. Doctors receive minimal education in women’s health issues. This will occur in the context of discussions about body image. Trainings will also be conducted by local community leaders. Activities will focus on self-esteem. Peace Corps volunteers will ‘train the trainers’. empowering them for fuller participation in their society. experiential education through exploration through caving. and leadership in an open. Represented as well will be a variety of social and economic backgrounds and ethnic heritages. change can only happen from within. the cultural center of Brasov.Sample RPCV letter May 29. To address human relationship issues. Few laws protect women from domestic violence or sexual harassment. Overcoming these obstacles can only happen by empowering the young women of Romania to demand full participation and leadership. As a native of Miami. Strict gender roles are strongly enforced by most families and the majority of Romanian society. and goal setting. 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. rock climbing. from the mountains of Bihor. 2001 Returned Peace Corps Volunteers of South Florida. chosen on the basis of an essay contest. I am writing to seek your support for an English-language. assertiveness. such as self-esteem. sexual harassment. women may be even scared by the new competitive criteria of the labor market. leadership camp. due to the poor economic straits in students in Romania.

Romania 31 . with the goal of preparing them to facilitate both in upcoming years. their peers will be influenced and challenged by their example and leadership. and solicited our friends and family. Finally. Piteºti. Valeria Velasquez PCV. Significantly. stressing their common identity To improve the conversational English skills of the participants. please don’t hesitate to contact me at I look forward to hearing from you. Thanks! Sincerely. We recognize the tardiness of our request. This GLOW group will provide an ongoing forum for the participants to discuss issues relevant to their lives and their roles as leaders. As former Peace Corps Volunteers and fellow Floridians I am seeking your support to accomplish all our goals. combined with community support have us at 85% of our goal. We have received support through a Small Project Assistance (SPA) grant. If you have any additional questions. and at least two ethnic groups. but also for young women throughout the country. A donation of $100-250 will go far to help us out. but all donations received after the camp will go towards the closing bills as well as ongoing follow-up activities. the participants will represent 6-10 communities. not only for the GLOW camp participants. the wider community will benefit from community service projects selected and undertaken by the participants as part of an after-camp GLOW group. These monies. local men and local women will be involved in the GLOW camp and group. These women will ideally be role models. Janet Hughes’s forbearing parents: We’ve set up a system to transfer funds quickly and easily. three grade levels. Further. Community Benefits In addition to the individual benefits gained by each participant.• • To bring together young women from all over Romania. All donations should be sent to the main organizer.

With respect and admiration. So here I am. Otilia Tiriac Keep your soul GLOWing! 32 . actually a year longer. You can’t imagine how I feel now. I’ve never been so happy in my entire life! Thank you. I could say I love your intention of helping us. this week has been the best one I’ve ever had in my life. Why burst? Because I’m crying so badly and I’m afraid I’m going to stain this letter. When I came here. They were like total strangers for me. I didn’t know everybody. a 17 year old girl from a small town called Miercurea Ciuc in the Harghita county in a small country called Romania. I can’t help you enough for making this camp possible for me. This camp helped me a lot!! I’m more self-confident not. I’m sorry if I will. only a few persons. You know. I made a lot of friends here…I felt understood and cared about. 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 I’m fighting to find my way back on the right track. thank you.THANK YOU LETTER FROM GLOW CAMPER Dear GLOW Friend. honesty. This camp made me realize the real precious things in my life like trust. Now…it’s something else…I feel like I’m going to burst in a few minutes. You made my life a month longer. my eyes are full of tears and I can’t express my thoughts in words. I mean I’m sure I’ll be able to achieve my goals if I keep a GLOWing spirit. love and the fact that not the outside beauty counts but the inner one. I don’t know how to thank you for making this camp possible. There are not enough words to express my gratitude towards you and your help. I’m so confused. friendship. thank you a million times.

but slowly and with patience and persistence. The counselors then took over and in exchange the girls sang the Romanian national anthem. 33 . then at their fears. I can still see the beams on the girls’ faces as they came back from rappelling. July 25. pulling from ahead or pushing from behind. but ready for more. Following group photos. With these girls as leaders – in the home. and jumped off. in Parliament or in business. my friends and family back were in the United States. stunned sometimes. in supporting a GLOW camp for 60 Romanian girls earlier this month. I look forward to their minds whirling when they receive the letter they wrote to themselves at camp that I’ll send to them around Christmas. 6 Romanian counselors and. loud. my faith is even stronger. 60 Romanian girls. we gathered back into our circle and one by one. the girls all gathered around us in a big circle and tried to sing the Star Spangled Banner. On our last day of camp. They looked at the cliff. To be offered the chance to affect the lives of so many girls still astonishes me and I’m grateful Peace Corps offered me that opportunity. When I read them all as one block. As you can see your money was appreciated by far more than just me – it was appreciated by 14 Peace Corps Volunteers.. We demanded a lot from the girls and they came through. most important of all. The camp was a huge success and I’m still reeling at what we managed to pull off – especially me! Working here in Romania has its challenges but the rewards are amazing. The feeling of solidarity.. 2001 A heartfelt thank you! I am still completely stunned and grateful at how generous all of you. empowerment and connection was tremendous. during our closing ceremonies. Here is a thank you note from one of the participants.Thank you note to donors Wednesday. perhaps not as quickly as we would all like. on the 4th of July. (And I’m ready for more!) I feel strongly that the enormous obstacles that face Romania today will be overcome. quiet. Romania will bloom. I cried at their eloquence and gratitude. counselors and girls alike expressed their feelings at that moment.

395. Annamaria.610.800.000 misc: postage.000 3 32 5. wood 50.500.000 25.750 36 changes: # of guides from 3 to 4.000 135 2 2.000 Food 60.000 625.000 cook from village 200.069.000 1 30 1. Mike) bananas = 20 100.000 4. Kathie.000.000 equipment copies: songsheet.235.000 for campfire outdoor Rental 500.000 t shirts 80. Janet.000 Transportation: bus 9.000 total 21. 2-3 others (Reka.000 34 .000 60.000 500.860.000 6 30 1.000 journals 30.000.000 Price per girl (20) 1.000 2 25 3.000 flipchart paper 50.000 1. 1.000 9.400.000 750. Kelly S.000 glow camp weekend 2 (as of sept 10) cost # of nights # of people Lei accomodation 60.000 250. increase in counselors from 3 to 8. 20 girls. Monica.Glow camp weekend original budget accomodation Food Transportation: bus Rental equipment guides Ice cave entrance fee total cost 60. Paul.000 granola bars 10.000 1 1 500.760.000 3 1 600.000 Ice cave entrance fee 15.000 1 30 2.000 20 25 500.000 1 25 750.500.5 4 1.500.000 1 2 100.000 1 25 375.000 # of nights 2 3 270 1 1 1 # of people 25 25 2 1 3 25 3.000 4.000 14.000 500.000 sessions guides 250.

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the world and the future of both together.112. ANY MORE QUESTIONS?? If you have more questions. HOW DO I APPLY? *** All interested girls (grades 8-11) are asked to attend a short essay competition on Wednesday. self-esteem.individual situations can be discussed after acceptance. 1999 WHO: Girls in grades 8 through 11 MORE INFORMATION… WHAT IS CAMP GLOW? Camp GLOW is a camp dedicated to girls’ leadership development. sports. A deposit of 150. Girls in grades 8-11 participate in group activities focusing on teamwork. HOW MUCH ENGLISH DO I NEED? Camp Glow is customarily conducted mainly in English. 37 . goal setting and career development. These essays will be read by a panel of volunteers from around Romania and will be used to determine acceptance to the camp. May 5th at 5 PM at Liceul Octavian Goga. Camp GLOW offers an opportunity for these young women to openly discuss their opinions regarding themselves. songs and campfire fun. paper will be provided.000 lei will be RETURNED to you at the end of the camp!!! If this money is a problem.Summer Camp For GIRLS!! Call for Applicants WHERE: Sovata. ALL interested girls will be considered. please still apply . *** Applicants will be notified of their acceptance to the camp by Monday. please contact Anna Clark at Liceul Octavian Goga .Camp GLOW . the girls also participate in a variety of team games. HOW MUCH DOES IT COST? NOTHING!!! This camp is FREE OF CHARGE to all participants. *** 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. June 7th. Mures WHEN:. 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.July 7-14.570 or at home 115. so a level of English proficiency is needed.116.

Camp GLOW (Girls Leading Our World), Gîrda, Alba Thursday, October 11 – Sunday, October 14, 2001 Tuesday, October 16, 2001
What is Camp Glow?
Camp GLOW is a camp dedicated to girls’ leadership development. Girls between the ages of 14 through 17 will participate in small group activities focusing on teamwork, self-esteem, decisions, values and stereotypes, goal setting and health issues. Camp GLOW offers an opportunity for these young women to openly discuss their opinions regarding themselves, the world, and their futures. It’s 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 we’ll 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 women’s 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.


Please write clearly. Number: _____________

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
(All forms should be read by three camp organizers) Name of Applicant ___________________________________________ Year in School _________________________ # Name of Evaluators __________________________________________________________________________________
(Each evaluator circle one set of numbers so we all can use the same sheet)

Clarity of expression

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It was quite clear that all of the applicants are mastering the language of English. It is very important (obligatory) that you attend this meeting. despite speaking it infrequently. 10. Wait. «LastName». We emphasized the content and quality of your ideas. If you have any questions or concerns about the deposit. and further details about the camp. However. Your parents are. It will also be a time for you to ask any questions you may have. Congratulations! You have been accepted to Camp Glow 2001 Suncuius which will take place from June 28th to July 4th. you need to bring the deposit of 200. We will notify and encourage you to participate as these opportunities arise. at this time we would like to put your name on a waiting list for the camp. nr. We were very impressed by your essay. due to a limited number of spots at the camp. The essays were graded anonymously by three to five people. Unfortunately. Thank you again for your interest. drinking or drugs. first floor. We will notify and encourage you to participate as these opportunities arise.Letters-Accept. 10. The essays were graded anonymously by three to five people. We were thrilled to have 100 students from six High Schools and three grades (9. and 11) participate in the essay contest. despite speaking it infrequently. We will call you by June 18. If you are unable to accept this invitation to Camp GLOW Suncuius. at the latest. please let us know. Camp GLOW 2001 Suncuius Coordinator CRSE (Centrul Regional de Supraveghere Ecologicã) «Next Record» 41 . We were thrilled to have 100 students from six High Schools and three grades (9. It was quite clear that all of the applicants are mastering the language of English. We emphasized the content and quality of your ideas. We were very impressed by your essay. Please call me at the CRSE office at 474 434 to let me know you’ve received this letter. We are very excited to have you as part of this camp and we all are looking forward to a great camp experience. Each of the five questions was graded on a scale of one to five. and 11) participate in the essay contest. a packing list. Each of the five questions was graded on a scale of one to five. Reject «FirstName» «LastName» «Address1» «Address2» «City». Our hope is to have future GLOW Camps and various local activities. We emphasized the content and quality of your ideas. Janet Hughes. 10. 6. we were unable to accept your application. We were thrilled to have 100 students from six High Schools and three grades (9. Sincerely. of course. 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. «PostalCode» «State» Dear Ms. Thank you for applying to Camp GLOW. at 7:00 pm at the offices of Centru Regionale de Supraveghere (CRSE) at Parcul 1 Decembrie. despite speaking it infrequently. At this meeting you will receive your health form.000 lei. we were unable to accept your application. Each of the five questions was graded on a scale of one to five. please contact us IMMEDIATELY! There are other girls hoping to go to the camp and waiting for a place to open up. We will have a meeting on Monday June 11. The essays were graded anonymously by three to five people. Get ready for a GREAT camp experience! Thank you for your application to Camp GLOW. Thank you again for your interest. Peace Corps Volunteer. invited to attend this meeting and we will address any concerns they may have. and 11) participate in the essay contest. Unfortunately. if there will be a place for you at the camp. Our hope is to have future GLOW Camps and various local activities. When you come to the meeting. due to a limited number of spots at the camp. 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. Sincerely. are coming to the camp and will be attending the meeting.

W. during the camp.L. relationships. decision-making.Camp G. will take place from Thursday. Any participants who smoke. and artistic activities will also be important parts of the camp. or use illegal drugs. as long as the participant has followed the above agreement Participants Name: ___________________________________________________________________________________ Parent’s/Guardian’s 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. 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. drink alcohol. 2001.000 lei. focusing on topics like self-esteem.O. June 28th. campfires. drink. to Wednesday. This deposit will be refunded at the end of the camp. We have asked participants to secure their place by making a deposit of 200.L. and leadership. Participants will be involved in English-language discussions and activities.O. Outdoor activities. 2001 Permission Slip and Medical Information Camp G. July 4th. will be sent home. a talent show. _________________________________________________________________________________________________ Guardian’s Signature ______________________________________________ Date ____________________________ 42 . All participants have agreed not to smoke. or use drugs.W.

W.L. 2001 Formular pentru Permisiune ºi Informaþii Medicale Tabara G. Aceasta suma va fi returnata la sfarsitul taberei daca parcipantele au respectat acordul mai sus mentionat. relationare. centrate pe subiecte cum ar fi respectul fata de sine.000 lei. Am cerut participantelor sa-si asigure locul prin depunerea in avans a sumei de 200. Participantele vor lua parte la activitati si discutii in limba engleza.O. 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.O. se va desfasura intre 28 Iunie si 4 Iulie. Semnatura parintelui/tutorelui _________________________________________ data __________________________ 43 .O. bea sau folosi droguri va parasi tabara.W. bauturilor alcoolice si utilizarea drogurilor de orice fel pe durata taberei. Orice participanta care va fuma. Toate participantele au fost de acord sa se abtina de la folosirea tigarilor.Oradea si al voluntarilor Corpului Pacii al Statelor Unite. 2001. luarea deciziilor si conducere. O parte importanta a acestei tabere o va constitui activitatile recreative. 2001 si sunt de acord ca fiica mea sa participe.L.L.Tabãra G.W. focurile de tabara. un spectacol al talentelor si activitatile artistice. La tabara vor participa tinere din 10 orase din Romania si vor avea sprijinul membrilor Centrului Regional de Supraveghere Ecologica .

enviro ed fun Dinner Dance Lightly Talent show preparation Journal writing/Quiet time breakfast and announcements Self Esteem/Values Lunch Breakouts Rappelling. Paper making. advertisements session Lunch Scavenger Hunt. goal setting lunch free time Friendship bracelets. June 29th.2:00 pm 2:00 PM Activity Icebreakers. ªuncuiuº. 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. lunch Decision making Dinner Sex talk journal/quiet time breakfast and announcements Self esteem.survey. June 30th. 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. unpacking Lunch hike to Hungarian Cave . 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 .10:00 pm 10:00 – 10:30 pm 10:30 pm – 11:00 pm Monday.10:30 pm 10:30 pm – 11:00 pm Sunday. tye dying. 2001 9:00 am – 10:00 am 10:00 am – 11:00 am 11:00 .Glow Camp 2001. communication skills Dinner. team building. general introductions. team building. 2001 Arrival 11:00 AM noon -1:00 pm 1:00 . Campfire/Singing. 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 . Journal writing.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. July 1. icebreakers. intro to journal writing icebreakers. Emotion Control Dinner Fun and games: spoons. July 4. June 28-July 4. July 2. GLOW Olympics Evaluation Session .1:00 pm closing 1:00 . July 3. 2001 Date Time Thursday. letter to myself Dinner Talent Show/Party Breakfast and announcements Women’s issues in Romania Ceremonies Lunch Departure 44 .icebreakers Free time – adjustment Dinner rule making session. door decorating. June 28th. 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. quiet time breakfast and announcements Attitudes and Stereotypes Lunch Rock Climbing. quiet time breakfast and announcements Bridge (life skills). “I can’t funeral” talent show preparations journal/quiet time breakfast and announcements Cave Talk Hike to Pestera Vadu Crisului. journal decorating journal writing. body image.

Thursday. October 15.6:00 pm. passive.1 Pm lunch 1:00 pm . 2001 3:00 pm depart for Girda (3 hours. Closing comments 45 . October 14. 135 kilometers) from CRSE office 7:00 Dinner 8:00 – 9:30 Attitudes discussion continues 9:30 – 10:30 pm campfire. songs Saturday. October 11.Schedule for weekend glow camp – Gîrda.10:00 pm campfire. 2001 8-9 am breakfast 9 am . icebreakers.8:30 pm sex talk (Kathie. Janet) 8:30 . October 16th. Cinderella. 2001 8:00 – 9:00 am Breakfast 9:00 – 11:30 Assertive. 6:00 – 7:00 dinner 7:00 . songs Sunday. October 12. 2001 6:30 – 9:00 pm CRSE office Self esteem. leadership chat. hike to Ice Cave 6:00 . leadership chat. aggressive 12:00 – 1:00 Lunch 1:00 – 3:00 Rock climbing/team building 4:00 – 6:00 Values.12 Noon Decision making 12 N . I can’t funeral. icebreakers.6:30 pm pack up and head out 7:00 pm departure 10:00 pm arrival back at CRSE Tuesday. start Cinderella Friday. October 2001 Thursday 6:30-9: Introduction. 2001 CRSE 6:30 – 9:00 pm CRSE office Introduction. body image discussion Evaluation.

20:30 20:30 .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 .22:30 22:30 .18:00 18:00 .13:30 13:30 .09:30 09:30 .19:00 19:00 .COMMUNITY BASED CAMP SAMPLE SCHEDULE SUNDAY 14:00 .15:00 15:00 .08:30 08:30 .23:00 Activity Travel to Village and Settle In Camp Icebreakers Small Groups Icebreakers and Discussion Camp Rule-Setting Dinner Why "No Smoking.21:00 21:00 .22:30 22:30 .20:00 20:00 .18:30 18:30 .23:00 MONDAY 07:30 .11:30 11:30 .21:30 21:30 .08:30 08:30 .16:30 16:30 .16:00 16:00 .19:00 19:00 .22:30 22:30 .13:30 13:30 .23:00 TUESDAY 07:30 .12:30 12:30 .18:00 18:00 .11:30 11:30 .09:30 09:30 .16:30 16:30 .17:00 17:00 .20:30 20:30 .12:30 12:30 .15:00 15:00 .

09:30 09:30 .22:30 22:30 .11:30 11:30 .16:00 Activity Wake-Up Breakfast and Announcements Conflict Resolution and Relationships Journalling Lunch Rotation Activity A: Team-Building Rotation Activity B: Domestic Violence* Rotation Activity C: Friendship Bracelets Free Time Dinner and Chores Camp Fire: Singing and S'mores Bedtime Activity Wake-Up Breakfast and Announcements Decision-Making and Assertiveness Journalling Lunch Rotation Activity A: Team-Building Rotation Activity B: Responding to Sexual Harassment Rotation Activity C: Scavenger Hunt Free Time Dinner and Chores Sexuality Questions and Answers Bedtime Activity Wake-Up Breakfast and Announcements Status of Women in Romania* Journalling Lunch Rotation Activity A: Team-Building Rotation Activity B: Community Needs Assessment Rotation Activity C: Talent Show Rehearsal Free Time Dinner and Chores Talent Show and Party Bedtime Activity Wake-Up Breakfast and Announcements Final Session: Thank You Notes.12:30 12:30 .12:30 12:30 .19:00 19:00 .23:00 FRIDAY 07:30 .08:30 08:30 . Evaluation and Small Group Begin Packing Up Lunch Finish Packing Up Chores Travel Back Home 47 .15:00 15:00 .18:00 18:00 .15:00 15:00 .15:30 15:30 .WEDNESDAY 07:30 .12:30 12:30 .11:30 11:30 .18:00 18:00 .18:00 18:00 .08:30 08:30 .20:30 20:30 .08:30 08:30 .09:30 09:30 .11:30 11:30 .20:30 20:30 .08:30 08:30 .12:30 12:30 .09:30 09:30 .14:30 14:30 .20:30 20:30 .16:30 16:30 .13:30 13:30 .19:00 19:00 .09:30 09:30 .19:00 19:00 .16:30 16:30 .13:30 13:30 .22:30 22:30 .22:30 22:30 .23:00 THURSDAY 07:30 .15:00 15:00 .13:30 13:30 .23:00 SATURDAY 07:30 .16:30 16:30 .11:30 11:30 .13:30 13:30 .

Batteries flashlights Prizes of all kinds: books. stationery. newspaper. tape. 2001 Friendship bracelets: embroidery floss: lots and lots of it in lots of different colors Sunday (rappelling) Tye dying: T shirts.ªuncuiuº 2001 Laptop Computer. soap. 2001 Name tags: safety pins. clothes pins and clothesline. staples. frames. rubber gloves. markers. wrapping paper. ? Saturday (_) June 30. paper scraps. hair stuff Scissors Rope for Glow Olympics and team building exercise Sunscreen Extra tampons. printer cartridges. tape and markers Journal decorating: misc ribbons. graham crackers. scavenger hunt) Evaluation forms Thank you letters – paper and envelopes Wednesday (farewell) (Bag lunches) Other materials Handouts of all kinds. tape. huge buckets. copy paper. water. chocolate. 2001 Box with paper and pen next to it for sex talk questions Paper making materials: blender. small to be used as gloves Tuesday ( Glow Olympics. pens. clothes pins and clothesline Campfire: songsheets. folders. train book! Candles and matches for candlelighting ceremony Thursday (into. dye. printer. stapler. (flashlights). palinka Friday (rock climbing) June 29. hike to Unguru Mare cave) June 28. paper.Materials and Supplies List . Counselor session: flip chart. pictures. extension cord. ribbons. index cards Journals Pens Several sheets of flip chart paper for affirmation wall Colored markers – for affirmation wall Tape Door decorating materials: butcher paper. Emotion control: flip chart. marshmallows Monday (hike to Vadu Crisului) Pongas – large for trash. markers. sanitary napkins Detergent Alarm clock Bug stuff Lotion Toilet paper 48 . tape. wood (purchased in town). ?? Fun and games: playing cards.

hairbrush. Our personal train to ªuncuiuº leaves at 7:40 am. 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. feminine sanitary napkins. stamped) Comfortable walking shoes such as trainers or hiking boots. Tampax etc .) 095 181 448 Paul Iacobas. camp coordinator: 095 602 301 49 . Packing List: Carnet de note. 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). tampons. None of the items listed below are required. Please leave valuables such as cell phones at home. Oradea. underwear. There is a public phone at the tabara so please bring a phone card if you wish to call someone. PCV (this number is only good while at camp. 059 472 434 work. bras A sweater or sweatshirt (it gets chilly at night) Hat and or sunglasses Sunscreen Towel Hygiene products such as toothbrush.Packing List Camp GLOW 2001 ªuncuiuº Here is a list of suggestions of what you should bring to camp with you. such as Always. camp coordinator. We will be coming back on July 4th the train leaving ªuncuiuº at 17:08 and arriving in Oradea at 18:47. art etc for a talent show *Open mind *Eagerness to discuss *Desire to have fun * Creativity Camp Coordinators Phone Numbers (to be used before the camp): Janet Hughes 059 411 270 home. poetry. 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. Contact Information for Parents (to be used during the camp ONLY IN CASE OF EMERGENCY): Janet Hughes. All meals and your bedding will be provided by the camp. Liberate. vizate la zi (grade book. toothpaste. While packing remember the most important packing rule: if you bring it then you carry it (and it’s 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. No high heel platform shoes. shampoo.

8. free time. 5. what you liked and what you didn’t like. train rides. etc.Glow Camp 2001 ªuncuiuº Evaluation Please tell us how your feelings about each session. 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. 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.we want these to be anonymous to encourage you to tell us what you really think. snacks.) What advice do you have for future camps . not only here in Romania but throughout the world! Keep it up! 50 . food. Day 1 Hike to Hungarian Cave (Pestera Unguru Mare) After dinner rule making session. I can’t funeral Comments: Day 5 Hike to Pestera Vadu Crisului Team building Decision Making Let’s talk about Sex Comments: Day 6 Your body and You Scavenger Hunt GLOW Olympics Comments: 4. 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. 7. 6. How did you benefit from each session? Do NOT write your name .larger or smaller?.

it does create a word association to each person’s name. My name is (Y——) and we’re going on a picnic! Dan is bringing doughnuts and K— is bringing k— and I’m going to bring (Y———)!” This continues around the room. They must stand up and go around the group and talk in pairs. Girls can repeat this several times and then report back their findings to partners or the group. JOKER. write sentences on a post-it paper.) Appoint a volunteer who stands in the center of the circle of chairs. home town. Pass out cards so everyone gets someone else’s card. though. They are a good way to introduce folks to each other. pets. Ignore me. (If there are 18 participants. (leave the joker cards in). Each person writes on a blank index card one to three statements. etc. two that are true statements and one that is false. clap—“in Pitesti”—slap. They should stand and run to a chair across the room. They must act according to what’s written on their partner’s back. Take turns in the group sharing the three statements and have the rest of the group vote on which one they think is false. “The one thing I am particularly proud of is. Queen is 12. or vacations. reduce tension and anxiety. favorite television program. a Jack is 11.” Then everyone who is affected stands up and switches chairs as quickly as possible. I have three sisters (true). Variation: Use famous place instead of famous person. 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. such as “My name”—clap. PICNIC. For example. RHYTHM CLAP. The more subtle ones are trickier! Ex. “Hello. say two things. he or she could ask you questions instead. Before getting started. The first girl is coached to say. Then ask each girl to say something about themselves in English for every piece of candy that they have taken. THREE THINGS IN COMMON. so she can’t see what is written. Variations: Participants tell where they first heard about the camp. If you pick the “ace. I was born in Bozeman. sometimes with specific instructions to share a certain piece of information.. For example. and also to immediately involve everyone into the camp. Take a deck of cards and on each each girl’s turn. 4. they can’t say we both have black hair. At the end they are supposed to tell how people acted while talking to them to see if they can guess what ‘s written. Divide the group into pairs. so this works well and is not potentially embarrassing as it does not put anyone on the spot in a personal way. . FAMOUS WOMEN (or people). If it’s Tell me lies. They need to change partners many times. My name is (K——) and we’re going on a picnic! Dan is bringing doughnuts and I’m going to bring (k———)!” The next girl says. Ask each person to think of three statements that tells the group something about them. interest.” After five minutes. Each person talks about him/herself to the other. she has to take a card from a deck of playing cards. My name’s Dan and we’re going on a picnic! I’m 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 can’t remember your name. Form a circle of chairs—one less chair than the number ofparticipants. They cannot stand up and sit back down in the same chair. Have that person find the person with their card and introduce themselves. 11. they are supposed to tell lies. 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. 12. Person tries to guess what name is pinned on his/her by asking others around the room yes or no questions. in time to an introductory statement. That person calls out. and they cannot sit in the chair next to them. FIND SOMEONE. 1.” say one thing. the participants introduce the other person to the rest of the group. INTRODUCE ANOTHER. All items do not have to be food but folks generally like food and know food vocab. EVERYBODY WITH… …” . dates. “Everybody with … ” For example. such as favorite color. INTRODUCE MYSELF. Start off a rhythmic clap by clapping your hands. Pass around a bowl of small candies such as M&M’s and ask the girls to take as many as they would like. slap. etc. Montana (false: I was born in Missoula) I enjoy ice cream (true) 8. two. you need 17 chairs. The instructions: use the value of the card to determine how many things to say about yourself. However. If the girl got the Joker card. Maybe choose a girl you already know for this so you don’t have to spend too long. People write a famous woman’s name on a piece of paper and pin it on someone else’s back. You introduce the game with the phrase. Is it ‘Andy’?” It helps girls remember each other’s names (or narrow it down by first letter) through word association. slapping your thighs.. ) 3. 10. Disagree with me. or the best book they have read in the last year. according to the number of girls you´ve got. 6. 51 . 7. but not to eat them yet. 2. Participants introduce themselves and tell why they are there. They must be things that are not obvious. hobby. too. King is 13. “Hello. The girls must ask each other questions until they find three things that they have in common. 9. “Hello. “Laugh at me” “Be angry at me” .Stick the paper to the girl’s back.Morning activites Icebreakers Examples The first day of the camp you’ll need to spend time doing icebreakers to get everyone acquainted with each other. and I’ve heard girls in larger groups (15 or more girls) say to each other later. Choose topics for them to talk like holidays. It is easy to model the activity interviewing a girl until you find three things that they have in common with you. like: “Ask me questions”. names and items added. The volunteer tries to sit. snap—”I live”—clap.” Go around the circle in this way until all participants have introduced themselves. “Everybody with black shoes” or “Everybody who ate bread this morning” or “Everybody who has a pencil. TWO TRUTHS AND A LIE.. clap—”is Judy”—snap. their occupations. with the you repeating the whole list at the end.

_______________________________________ 18)I know the name of the Prime Minister of Great Britain.13. ________________________________________________ 3) I dislike mamaliga. ___________________________________________________ 11)My favorite sport is basketball. __________________________________________ 22)I exercise twice a week. Give the girls the following sheet and a specific amount of time to have it filled out. ___________________________________________________ 28)I enjoy drawing pictures. ___________________________________ 17)My grandparents live in a village. _____________________________________________ 6) I have visited at least two foreign countries. _________________________________________ 12)My shoe size is Euro 40. ____________________________________ 14)My mother is a businesswomen. encouraging them to talk to as many people as possible. _________________________________________ 26)I like to use the internet. _______________________________________________ 13)I have covered myself in Sovata mud. Sign My Line. ______________________________________________ 29)I have read at least two English literature books. ____________________________________________________ 52 . Sign My Line 1) I have been to the Black Sea. ___________________________ 30)I talk in my sleep. _________________________________________ 25)I have attended a Yoga session. ______________________________________________ 5) Fall is my favorite season. _________________________________________________ 8) I have written a poem. _______________________________________ 21)I like to wake up with the sun. They can only use the same person for one or two things. _______________________________ 7) I have an older sister. _________________________________________ 24)I can play a musical instrument. ___________________________________________________ 4) Blue is my favorite color. _____________________ 19)Pizza is my favorite food! _____________________________________________ 20)I think eating seeds is disgusting. ________________________________________ 15)My younger sibling is more than five years younger than I. ________________________________________________ 9) I have driven a car before I was legally allowed too. _______________________________________________ 27)I prefer jazz music. ___________________________________________ 2) I have a cat and a dog. ________________________ 10)I hate McDonald’s. __________________ 16)I have been to the Fagaras Mountains. _______________________________________________ 23)My favorite chocolate is Poina.

We’d like to encourage you to take risks this week in order learn more about yourself in order to grow. II. those who wanted were given time to share. Hidden leaders. we brainstormed the positive and negative qualities associated with leaders and leadership and talked about it. Respect the commujity she works in. write down three examples of people you consider to be leaders and write down three qualities/characteristics/aspect of a leader after 5 minutes. Brainstorm activity. Not everyone has to be the ‘poster child’ for a casue.Introduction to Leadership I.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. Dicussion concept of ‘power with’ vs. Be honest and fair. Set realistic goals 5. III. Referred back to first brainstorm activity. a. Talked about whether the leaders mentioned in the first brainstorm activity had power over (Hitler) or power with (Mother Teresa. 4. Know and Obey the rules of the community 3. B. Leadership is different for everyone. A leader does not always have to be an exert. A Leader Must 1. Next on big paper. Throught this camp we’ll see lots of different kinds of leaders and leadership qualities. 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. Leaders that work behind the scnese are just as important. b. Want to make the world a better place 8. ‘power over’ the people. In your GLOW camp notebook. 53 . Believe in Herself 2. Make informed Decisions 6. Leadership is different for everyone.) C. Be open to new ideas 7. Something that is really imporant for me to remember is that there are both ‘obvious’ and unobvious leaders. Closing. Discussion A.

Roll with it. Since the changing role of women will affect your future. Cinderella and Sleeping Beauty after they married their princes and retired to their respective castle? It’s possible that they spent the rest of their lives happily playing bridge. experimenting with make-up and redecorating the throne room. Which choices appeal to you most? The time to start thinking about your future is NOW. Look around you. Have the campers complete the inventory and then sate. Break into Discussion groups. 54 . Women today have more freedom and choices than ever before. Yet. and worry about the future. Share charts. Today we know that being unable to support yourself is a risk way to live. Many women are combining careers with marriage and children. Or. Here’s the bad news. maybe one of them was forced to support the family when an unexpected revolution in the kingdom left her prince jobless. Your imagination and ambition are the only limitations. Your life. we must examine them carefully. most women who worked outside the home were found in only a few job categories – teaching. Sometimes it can be confusing. many woman are choosing to skip marriage altogether to devote more time to their careers or other activities. Present and future visions This activity is designed to get the girls thinking about their futures. they were brought up to believe that if they were cute and charming. 3. A. provide for them. it’s important to know how you feel now. Others have decided not to marry at all. A heated discussion could follow. In return they wold give up their independence and the ability to support themselves. He would take care o them. nursing. 1. childless marriages and families in which the woman has an outside job while the man takes major responsibility for childcare and housework. (Former princes are highly unemployable. perhaps. discuss. Read the following introduction: Your life choices are affected by attitude – you own and the world’s. Have a camper read out loud the chart of Cinderella’s life and then have them make one of their own. Your opinions will create your attitude toward womanhood and work. Introduction As a little girl. someday their prince would appear. clerical work or retail sales – it is now acceptable for a woman to be anything from an astronaut to a zoo keeper. How many different directions are people traveling? Instructions: Put a check mark in the column that best describes how you feel. Your generation of young woman has more options for earning a livelihood than previous ones. I. To help sort our your opinions.what kind of jobs could they get? Like most women. B. There are single-parent families.Stereotypes and Attitudes This is designed to break the girls gently into the working style of the camp. is that women need to be able to make enough money to support them.) Maybe one of them was banished for being so fond of the castle pastry that she outgrew her royal cape. Wrap-up discussion in large group. While only a few years ago. The point. If these things happened – and they might have. simply put. complete the following Attitude Inventory. but that’s not necessarily bad news.” Read this aloud to the girls. Women outlive men by an average of about seven years. More married women now must work just o help pay the bills. one grew so bored with the castle routine that she decided she needed to do something for herself. Because attitudes play such an important part in your life. There are thousands of ways for you to do that. Here’s the good news. The lesson is based on chapter one in Choices: Not such great expectations: attitudes and where they come from. 2. did you ever wonder what became of Snow White. About half of all marriages end in divorce. Their attitudes about their futures are the cornerstones of their abilities about everything. Of course. Get feedback on the attitude inventory and life chart. Ultimately they will determine how you fit into the picture. Attitude Inventory. II.

The mother should be awarded custody of the children when a couple is divorced. Both men and women can be good doctors. If a working couple buys a house. Men should not cry. clerical. It is important for a man to be "masculine and a women to be "feminine. how did they get this info? (The catch is they visual stereotypical people who fit the descriptions. Women should concentrate on finding jobs in the fields of nursing. The number one goal scorer ever in international football history 2. 9. 16. Then think about your answers again. Divorced men should not have to assume support for their children. A person who repairs high technical car repair equipment. why. 8. the husband should make the house payments. 14. take a moment to think about why you feel the way to you. 7. Boys should have more education than girls. honors group. 18. 20. A wife and husband should take turns staying home with a sick child. and secretarial work since they already possess these skills.S. Stereotypes Lesson Plan Motivation: All campers are asked to sit and close their eyes. 15. Men should not do clerical work because they lack hand dexterity. women are entitled to sick leave for maternity leave. I would rather vote for a female president if she were the best candidate. Women should not hold jobs on the nightshift. Women are less responsible than men. 21. Women are capable administrators. Listen and visualize as I describe the following people: 1. 17. 19. 12. Money spent on athletics should be evenly divided between boys and girls. Then we all discuss as a group –why they visualized." 11. If a women works outside the home. 10. 55 . By constantly examining your feelings. a U. teaching. They are amazed when I display pictures of the people. 3. A heartless killer who murdered 13 and wounded 23 4. At work. 6. Wives should make less money at their jobs than their husbands. 3. 5. she should be responsible for the housework as well. Talk in your discussion group about your thoughts. Boys are more intelligent then girls. Strongly Agree Agree Disagree Strongly Disagree As you look back over your answers. you continue to grow and learn. 4. 2. Women with preschool children should not work outside the home. Member of the National Honor Society. A single man is not capable of taking care of an infant. 13. Now break into discussion groups and write a description of each person.ATTITUDES INVENTORY 1.

You may even open your eyes to a whole new world of choices!!! 1. Lauren Barry 3.They are: 1. By answering the following questions. Is it right for only men to be truck drivers? What is there about the job that makes it unsuitable for a woman? 2. That is a natural reaction. Mia Hamm. that shaking a soft drink before you open it is not a good idea . or. you may think such people do not exist. it is important to consider why you feel the way you do. You grew up in a world in which it was “normal” for men to be truck drivers and women to be nurses. Eric Harris 4. Because you rarely meet a woman truck driver or a male nurse. There comes a time when you must question what you see. Were the reasons you gave based on what a truck driver actually does on the job? 56 .” is it automatically right and proper? If something is not typical. Our own observations give us much true and needed information.especially inside small cars! But some ideas we acquire through observations are false. Look back at what you just wrote. If something is “normal. as well as by your family. Joyce Huckaby HAVE YOU EVER MET A WOMAN TRUCK DRIVER? Your attitudes are influenced by what you see around you. it is necessarily wrong? Although your feelings are not easily changed. you may gain some insight into your attitudes. You may have observed. for instance. Would you like to be a truck driver? Why or why not? 3. if they do. that they are weird. 2.

who will be the first princess to rule the kingdom People Closest to Her Stepmother.Cinderella’s 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 .

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. Break up into groups of 5 or 6 – different groups from before. handed to each group. The girls will love doing role plays and you’ll be delighted with their creativity. part 2: Role play Ideas Use these as role plays to reinforce the stereotypes and attitudes you just discussed. Each group has 10-15 minutes to develop a skit based on their topic (written on apiece of paper. Each group performs skit (about 5 minutes each) 4. Question them: think they’re harmful? Useful? 58 . To make sure the campers don’t miss out on any good points made. Then pull everyone back together at the end to bring up important points made in little groups.Stereotypes and Attitudes. Recommendation. • • • • • • • • 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. 3. 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. Divide campers into groups of 5 or 6 2. Topic is SECRET to other groups. Discussion afterwards.

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’. when answering these questions.000. Some of your activities are more enjoyable.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. Circle one 1. who would it be? 59 . Before you can achieve any goals in life. Your values may place extra importance on possessions.000. So. If I found $1. If I could take one person with me to the moon. some things would be on the top of the list and others at the bottom. what would I honestly do with it? 7.it will be difficult to make informed decisions about your future. Do you look for and tackle new challenges? 8. you probably have a healthy opinion of yourself. Are you very shy or overly aggressive? 3. think about how you feel most of the time. 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’. What would I say to the President if I met him? 8. What makes me smile? 4. you have to set them. you need to decide what is most important to you. marriage. Are you able to laugh at (and learn from) your own mistakes? 6. Do you value your closest relationships? 5. Do you accept constructive criticism? 2 Are you at ease meeting new people? 3 Are you honest and open about your feelings? 4. your self esteem could probably use improvement. religion. What makes me angry inside? 5. Are you confident about your physical appearance? 9. Are you easily hurt by criticism? 2. work. or any number of things. We use the term “values” to refer to all of these things. What is one thing I want to change in my life? 2. What qualities do I look for in a friend? 3. and before you can wisely set them. Some of the things you have are more important than others. If you were able to state your goals for the future. friendship. “My Values” Questions Answer the following questions: 1. or more meaningful than others.your values . Do you notice and accept changes in yourself as they occur? 7. Who do I admire the most? 6. ‘Do you give yourself credit when credit is due? 10. Until you have a clear sense of what’s important to you . 1.

10. 26. It is important to be proud of what I do. I would like a lot of expensive things. 27. I would rather be free to move around than be tied down to my family. father or both. I’d look forward to taking a job in a city I have never been to before. It is important to have good friends. It is important for me to have a good understanding of history. 32. 30. I’d like to understand a way a TV works. 44. I will not do it. 23. 43. I’d rather be rich than married. to improve the conditions it described. Very True 1. Having children is important to me. It is more important to stick to my beliefs than to make money. It is important that my family does things together. If I had talent. It is important to have an appreciation for art and music. 9. A strong family is essential. 5. I’d like to accomplish something in life that is well known. even if it meant being fired. 13. I’d like to travel to far away places. 25. 7. 28.VALUES SURVEY Write the answer that most closely matches your feelings. I’d like to be president. 29. It is very important for me to live in beautiful surroundings. 34. I like to go to parties. I’d rather be a judge than a lawyer. I like to attend lectures from which I can learn something. I like to make things. 4. 35. 21. I’d like people to know that I’ve done something well. 22. If I could. 20. I would like to climb a mountain. I like to read books that help me understand people. 38. 19. 33. 6. 18. 37. 40. 8. I enjoy things. 39. I like to write stories or poetry. I don’t think I would like an adventurous vacation. 12. Some times True I Do Not Not True Know 60 . I’d like to be on TV. I like to feel that I am in charge in a group 36. 3. I’d like to write. I would rather make gifts than buy them. 16. 17. 45. I would disobey a boss who asked me to do something against my principles. I’d like to do something that helps people. I would rather be a president of a club than just a member. 42. If my friends want to do something that I think is wrong. I’d rather have a large expensive house than own a work of art. 31. I’d like to be famous. I’d like to be able to decide what and how much I would work one day. I think music and art should be required in school. Having an expensive car is something I’d really like. I like to try things I’ve never done before. 15. 11. I like to go places with my friends. 14. 2. I’d like to make a movie that would make people aware of injustice. 24. I am very close to my mother. 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. 41.

61.I like to take chances. I’d rather be a boss than a worker. It is important to have a family with whom to discuss problems with. I want to be able to travel if the opportunity arises. I’d like a job that gives me plenty of free time to spend with my family. 88. 59. 69. 54. 77. I’d like to have enough money to invest for my future. 84. I think it is wrong to help a friend cheat on an exam. I like to make my own decisions. Getting to travel would be the best thing about being a movie star. I’d like to know all that I can about the working of nature. 47. 53. 56. 71. 66. It is important to learn something new everyday. 91. I’d like to write a book that would help other people. I like reading to gain insight into human behavior. 78. 51. 82. 80. 62. 87. It is important to share activities with friends. 83. I couldn’t be happy with a job in which I didn’t feel good about myself. 76.46. 75. I’d rather not have to answer to a boss. Being famous would be the best thing about being a movie star. even if I know he/she will fail if I do not help him/her. but it helps. I’d rather work for a well-established company than a new company that hasn’t established itself. The best thing about being a movie star is doing something creative. 72. A close family is important to me. Having a job I know I can keep is important to me. I prefer working alone rather than with a team. 89. 60. Being rich would be the best thing about being a movie star. The world would be a terrible place without beautiful things. 63. I especially like things I make myself. I would feel I was doing something worthwhile if I help a friend with a problem. 70. A close family is important to me. 86. 52. 90. 55. I would make my own clothes. The best thing about winning a gold medal at the Olympics would be the recognition. If I knew how. 67. 64. 49. Money cannot buy happiness. 81. I have strong beliefs about what is right and wrong. I enjoy spending an evening with my family. Gaining knowledge is important. I like to go on hikes or bike rides with my friends. I enjoy looking at beautiful scenery. It is important to donate to the needy. 48. 85. 79. I feel more comfortable in places I’ve seen before than new places. 68. 58. I’d like an exciting life. 61 . I’d like to nurse people back to health. I’d like to work at a job in which I help people. 50. I’d rather work at a job that is not interesting but pays a lot than one that is interesting and pays a little. It is important to share your life with someone. If I had talent I’d like to be a famous rock star. 57. I’d like to help tutor people who have problems at school. 73. 74. If you don’t take chances you’ll never get anywhere . I get very nervous when I’m forced to take chances. I’d like to have works of art in my home. I’d rather be a leader than a follower. 65. 79.

I’d like to make a movie that people would think is beautiful. I do not like someone assigning me tasks to do. I would not like a job in which I traveled a lot and could not have a lasting relationship. 93. I like to take charge of organizing activities. if for number 1 you selected “Very True. 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. 94. For which category is your total the highest? A description of each category follows this page. 99. found in the section “Money and Wealth” below. I would not look. For example. 103. I do not like to take risks with money. Above the words “Very True. write the numerical value of the response you selected. 97. 96. For each number listed below.” write a 0. Do the same for each page of the survey. Turn back to the first page of this exercise. 95. 100. People should contribute small amounts of money to be used to decorate public buildings. If I could. 104. 98. If a teacher accidentally left the test answers where I could see them.” write a 9. total the numerical responses under each heading.92.” write a 9 on the line next to the number 1. Above the words “Sometimes True” write a 6. When all the lines have been completed. and above “Not True.” write a 3. Family 5_____ 20____ 29____ 39____ 47____ 66____ 79____ 85____ Total____ Adventure 3____ 15____ 16____ 24____ 38____ 61____ 73____ 86____ Total____ Moral Judgment & Personal Consistency 17____ 18____ 21____ 31____ 48____ 84____ 89____ 102____ Total____ Money or Wealth 1____ 11____ 13____ 33____ 56____ 57____ 67____ 91____ Total____ Independence & Freedom 34____ 41____ 53____ 60____ 69____ 87____ 92____ 97____ Total____ Security 32____ 45____ 49____ 55____ 64____ 90____ 95____ 99____ Total___ 62 . I like thinking of something that has never been done before. I do not like being alone very much. it is important for other people to know. 102. I think saving money for the future is important. 101. above “I Do Not Know. I like people to ask me for my opinion when trying to decide the best way to handle a situation. When I have done something I’m proud of.

rather than being a foreign correspondent or an international jewel trader. Adventure: In contrast to the preceding. You certainly would not be satisfied with a job in which the routine is the same day after day. You probably would not be happy as a traveling sales representative or a forest ranger. Check the salary levels of a wide range of jobs before starting to narrow your choices. if you also had a high adventure score. Money: Obviously. Or. your job should involve working closely with others. You should prepare yourself to take a leadership role by pursuing advanced education or by learning more skills in your field. Your work hours should be consistent and stable. That way you can be president immediately . You may have little time for family. but if that’s what you value. If you score high in this area. Knowledge: If you value knowledge. Teaching is an obvious choice. you will want a career that lets you keep learning. you would probably be more satisfied as a Peace Corps worker than a bomber pilot. if money is your top value. or outside hobbies. if you choose not to join a traditional family. Power: It’s hard to find an entry-level job with a lot of power. Which do you value more: family or career? If you’re an adventureloving family woman. Friendship and Companionship: If friendship and companionship are important to you. but you might also consider doing research . historical. Being a journalist who covers different stories everyday or spends time reading reports and interviewing people might also be a very good choice. you may have to settle for hang gliding on weekends. you have to make a choice between your family life and adventure. you’ll want to make sure that your career choice is one you feel worthwhile. a career that calls for a lot of travel may just be right if you value adventure. For example.even if you’re the only employee! Moral Judgment and Personal Consistency: If you score high in this category. you will want a job that allows plenty of time at home where you can enjoy family and friends. You are a people person. one you can be proud of. you’ll want to make sure there is plenty of room for advancement in your chosen field. you might want to start your own business. no matter what other values it mirrors. you should consider your other values in choosing a field which will hold your interest.scientific. Since making a lot of money usually entails spending long hours on the job. If you have a high score in this area.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. you look carefully at potential earnings for any job you take. or making an expedition through the wilderness each summer. Parents and children feel close to each other and spend much time together. friends. “Family” can also mean other persons or friends who are close to you. that is. or in any other field of interest. Your inner circle of acquaintances is important. political. Being shut away in a laboratory or sitting in a cubicle with an adding machine will probably hold few 63 . Your score shows that you would like to have varied job duties and that you are comfortable taking risks.

You might like being a forest ranger at a park or an executive in a plush office. lawyers. Independence: If you value independence and freedom. you might be happy as an interior designer or art dealer. But there are many other options. and how much they will do. politicians.charms for you. Some sales representative positions allow you a great deal of freedom. you will want a career that gives you room to make choices and decisions. social workers. Creativity: Writers and artist are often thought of as creative. though. you might consider working in sales or public relations. counselors. may be able to decide where. There may be very few world-renowned bus drivers. People who work on a free-lance basis. If you get along with others and can talk easily with people you don’t know well. You would almost certainly be unhappy as a garbage collector or a coal miner. or as a landscape architect. Helping Others: Women who value helping others have traditionally become teachers and nurses. It often depends on how you do your job. some fields have more potential than others. are good choices for someone who values security. Reexamine your values throughout your life to make sure you aren’t giving up things that are important to you for the sake of something you no longer value! 64 . REMEMBER!!!! Values can change. as an engineer in a large research firm. Security: Careers with well-established companies. speech pathologists. If this describes you. you should beware of careers that are rigidly supervised or scheduled. Beauty or Aesthetics: People who score high in aesthetics (love of beauty) like to be surrounded by beauty. but the fact remains that in many communities there are bus drivers everyone knows and respects. you’ll do best choosing something for which you have talent. Of course. For this reason. not just what job you do. you won’t want a job that involves a great deal of travel or overtime. and physical therapists are just a few of the career possibilities for those scoring high in this area. dietitians. usually do. If you value creativity. to put your ideas into effect. and to evaluate the results of your efforts. You probably wouldn’t be happy in a job that is rigid or inflexible. If having time for close friendships outside of work is important. something that will let you work to develop the talent. when. psychologists. writers. or those in areas that are basic to human needs and not likely to become obsolete. Doctors. you may wish to take this value survey again in a year or two. Such a person is usually happier with clearly defined work. You might find a use for your creativity by working as a program director for a senior citizens’ group. but creativity is an important asset in other fields as well. or as consultants. and in fact. Recognition: Is recognition what you want? If so.

This activity gets participants thinking about decisions they make every day. even when they don’t realize it. different answers are good. 1. Activity 3 .I have to stay up late and do my homework 2. Write down a few from volunteers. listing them is not enough.to learn how to swim 1.mom may be angry 3. 1. Close the session with a group discussion of “What does it mean to make an organized. Example: deciding what to eat 1.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 each student identify 3 problems to be solved or decisions to be made and possible ways to answer these questions (i. doesn’t require stating your goals. Remind of the goal s they had for the end of the camp. However. Have participants list three things they take into account for each of the decisions to be made. There are many things which must consider before you make your decision. Procedure: open discussion by defining the word Alternative. list two decisions that need to be made to accomplish this goal. It is important for young girls to recognize that there are several alternatives when faced with a difficult decision or problem. Ignore her and do my homework + the homework will get done . Have participants go back to their goal for which they identified three decisions to be made. have students identify what are advantages and disadvantages (+ and -) for each of the alternatives. positive and negative of your decision. Using camp goals. What food is at home to eat? 2. there are many things to consider when making any kind of decision. (A different option or choice available to you.) example: Camp goal . Procedure: Ask the participants to review the goal made in the last goal setting session. Who is going to teach me? As a group have students answer these questions. do the dishes + mom is happy . Participants need to go one step further and list the advantages and disadvantages to each possible alternative. there may be more than one possibility. For the example. For each situation have students list 3 alternative decisions they could make. Share some aloud if they’d like. 65 .what do we take into account.e. Example” You have a lot of homework and your mother asks you to do the dishes. Share possible alternatives that students came up with. Do the dishes 2.) Pass out copies of decision making sheet. Do I have any money? 3. Do number one as an example together.) Activity 2 . Using the goals participants developed in the goal setting session. Ignore her and do my homework. as well as all the factors that influence our decisions. Say No! and go to my room 3. Procedure: Read this quote “You make decisions every day. Whether consciously or unconsciously.Mom might start yelling at me Discuss these within the group. make the decision. like deciding what to eat or who to go out with.what are decisions we make every day? Make a list of at least one for every group member if possible. Say No! and go to my room + I may have privacy in my room to do my work . because it does not help make the best decision. Participants should refer to their goals from the previous session. To be successful at most of them. For each of the decisions have students think of three things they must take into account. finding and listing alternatives. as they show we all make different decisions about how to solve the problem. Remember. Have volunteers share some answers. informed decision?” Decision Making!? Sometimes making a decision depending on the situation will be difficult.DECISION-MAKING Activity 1: Introduction to Decision Making This activity gets the participants thinking about identifying decisions to be made to accomplish a goal. (what is the problem to be solved. as well as thinking about the effects. How hungry am I? Discuss possible questions to consider when making decisions. Where can I learn? 2. big or small” Brainstorm as a group . Read each situation to make sure everyone understands them.

You have been married for 10 years and have 3 children. They do not feel a mechanic is a respectable occupation for a woman. and 6. but she just doesn’t appeal to you. Pavel. What can you do? 2. Someone you do not want to go with asks you to a dance. list at least one advantage and disadvantage. You do not want to go. He wants to keep talking. What can you do? 4.For each situation. What can you do? 66 . Your parents want you to attend the university they went to but you would rather go somewhere else. Several friends at a party ask to you to try drugs but you don’t want to do it. You enjoy tennis but do not want to spend the effort and time it would take to become a professional athlete. You are forced to sell your house so you and your husband can divide the possessions equally. Anna has moved into the flat below yours and will be attending your school. You have a lot of homework and your mother asks you to do the dishes. Other possible scenarios include: 1. For each later alternative. You know that not everyone with talent is actually able to be a high-salaried tennis player. You finished high school and for a while have worked as a factory worker before your children were born. What can you do? 5. 9. write three alternative decisions you could make. 3. They are thinking about the money you will make.4. Anna recognizes you on the way to the bus stop and asks if she can go with you. although you care for him very much. 1. 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. 10. 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. He works in a music store part-time and attends some courses on woodcarving. You are willing to take some ski lessons but they are very expensive. is 19. You want to wait and finish high school. You are a beginner but all your friends are very good and have a lot of experience. 4. You want to go to the vocational school to learn how to fix cars but people are discouraging you by calling you names and making fun of you. You are not busy that night. Your husband decides he wants a divorce. 2. You meet your friends everyday at the bus stop on the way to school and are very happy with this group and don’t really want to include anyone new. You are 17 years old and your boyfriend. You play tennis very well and your parents want you to become a professional. The amount of money you receive from your husband’s child support payments is not enough to live on for all of you. Your parents say it’s a shame to waste your talent. You go on a high school skiing trip. He is the first to ask you. What can you do? 3. 8. You have been dating for 2 years and now Pavel wants to get married. You know that she needs new friends to feel welcome. You are talking to your boyfriend and suddenly you realize that if you don’t leave immediately you will be late for work. 7. Your friends want to copy your homework and you believe that copying is wrong 6 You would like to be nominated for student council. ages 2. 5.

What attitudes do we have? This is to introduce the three behaviors to the participants. (They may have trouble using the correct inflection of the emotion they are trying to convey. • You missed school because you were sick and need to make up an exam in a class. • Your parents refuse to give you money to go out with your friends. Procedure: sheets below. Give them a few minutes to think of how they would answer the questions and then discuss them as a group. Go over answers. Identifying Attitudes. The students should really get into this. Our attitudes. Give students a few minutes to think of an AG/AS/P response for this situation.Attitudes in Decision Making (see the LIFE Skills book for additional materials) 1. Discuss after each one the + and – reactions to each. It lets them see that they can choose how they respond in different situations by seeing this fun introductory lesson by the counselors. aggressive and passive. Share them with the group. Passive is letting other people make decisions for you. (Sheet below) This activity lets students practice identifying responses and labeling them assertive. Your sister is using the telephone and you want to use it. • You see you boyfriend out with another girl. 4. We did skits with a male counselor asking out three different girls and their different responses. For each one have the participants read the responses in a voice appropriate to the type of attitude. • You’ve 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. 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. Assertive behavior is a way of communicating your ideas and feelings while respecting the ideas and feelings of others. Procedure: Put the following questions to the students. acting out different communication styles: aggressive. Participants act out the situation for the group and the group identifies the assertive/aggressive and the passive responses. • A beggar child comes and asks you for money. Their responses affect the situation and can either make it better or worse. discuss how were these behaviors different? Which one seemed most effective? Name each behavior and make a general group definition for each. For each situation. Begin with an example. We also talked about the responses they might get from the other person depending on what we said and how we said it. Discuss after sharing the positive and negative reactions that might result form each attitude we choose. First. Possible situations to use. it’s fun for them to practice the different roles. • Your boyfriend wants to go to a movie that you don’t want to see. and assertive. It’s important of the girls to realize they can decide to make a situation by choosing their response. 3. 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 . • Your baby brother breaks your favorite gift from your best friend. Procedure. • A friend offers you some pizza that you don’t want • You buy a new shirt and find it has a stain it when you bring it home from the store. passive. the counselors perform a skit. Discussion This activity is to wrap up this section and get the group talking about the importance of attitudes in our decision making process. have students identify and label each response as Assertive (AS). This activity lets the participants practice making their own responses and to discuss + and – to each response. aggressive (AG) or passive (P). We listed adjectives to describe that behavior and that worked well. Aggression cuts off communication rather than facilitating. 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.) Even over-exaggeration is okay. Pass our situations to participants – one per every two people. 2. As a whole group.

__ Not go to that school 68 . okay. but I’d rather not. __ You cheated me out of 10 points on this problem! __ I’ve discovered an error in the way my test was corrected. Situation 9 You are talking to your boyfriend and realize that if you done leave immediately you will be late for work. I really don’t want to try that. __ Don’t nominate Sarah! She’s a creep! __ You think to yourself. or passive? Situation 1 You have a lot of homework to do and your mother asks you to do the dishes. Situation 3 Your teacher has made a mistake grading your exam. I don’t want to take the chance on getting caught. “I hope someone nominates me…” Situation 7 Someone you do not want to go out with asks you to dance. __ What? Sorry. I but I need to make my own decision. but you would rather go somewhere else. __ Why don’t you do the dishes? Can’t you see I have tons of homework? __ All right. Situation 5 Your friend wants to copy your homework and you believe that copying is wrong. __My cousin’s coming from out of town and I have to be with her. be sure to change the words some. __ I really ought to be going. __ I worked hard on this and I want full credit for the assignment. You’ll probably be surprised one day at what I can do. He is the first one to ask you. __ I’ll think about what you have said. He wants to keep talking. __ Do nothing Situation 4 Your boyfriend tells you his parents will be out of town and you can spend the evening at his house. They do not feel being a mechanic is a reasonable occupation for a woman. You do not want to go although you care for him very much. __ I’m sorry. You are not busy that night. Situation 8 Your parents want you to attend the same university they went to. __How can you think of doing something like that? What would happen if anyone found out? __ I don’t feel right about doing that. so we’ll get together after I’m done with work.Aggressive. __ Oh no you don’t! You’re making me late for work! __ I know you want to talk more. __ I think I’m qualified and would like to be nominated for student council. assertive. OK. mom __ I have a ton of homework tonight and I’d rather not have to do the dishes so I can get my work finished. Let’s go to a movie instead. but you don’t want to do it. __ Well. 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. just his once won’t hurt? __ Are you crazy? What do you want to that for? __ No thanks. __ Thanks for asking. I’m busy. Situation 2 Several friends at a party ask you to try drugs. __ You always try to run my life! I’ve had it! __ If you’re sure that is best. I can anything you can do – only better! __ I want to learn to be a mechanic. __ That’s Cheating!! Situation 6 You would like to be nominated for the student council. __ You’re all male chauvinistic pigs. I already have a date. __ Well.

it’s not at someone else’s expense ____________________________________________ 8. When I say how I feel.” 0 – 4 You are not yet good at being assertive. I don’t use verbal or physical abuse ______________________________________ 9. I offer solutions to problems instead of just complaining ___________________________________________ 10. I criticize a person’s behavior. I take responsibility for my own feelings instead of blaming others ___________________________________ 6. If I disagree with someone. it takes practice to be perfect! 5 – 9 O.” “Most of the time.K. I can admit when I am angry __________________________________________________________________ 2. Keep trying! 10 – 12 You should be proud of yourself. I can express my feelings honestly _____________________________________________________________ 2. Keep up the good communication skills! 69 . You know how to say what you mean in the most productive way. I want to have all the facts before I make a decision ________________________________________________ 4. Stand up for what you believe and always be honest about your feelings. I make it a point to express good feelings as well as bad ____________________________________________ 7. I respect others’ rights while standing up for my own _______________________________________________ Give yourself one point for each time you responded with “most of the time. not the person _____________________________________________________ 5.Test YOUR assertiveness Choose one of the following statements: “Almost never.. Don’t worry. Work on being more sensitive and aware of others’ emotions. I can say “no” without apologizing or feeling guilty _______________________________________________ 1. I try to find out the cause of my anger ___________________________________________________________ 3. but you still need to work on how to express yourself in an assertive way.” in response to the following sentences: 1.” “Sometimes.

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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 half–circle. 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? Didn’t 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 Skills”—the 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 people—to 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 Decision–Making 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.


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 friend’s 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 baby—how troublesome you are! Keeping me up all night like that! Won’t 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 Rita’s 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 studies—her 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 this—”My friend, do you remember the advice that you are always giving me?” Rita responds—”Of course I do—I told you! Don’t make the same mistakes I made—forget these boys until you are finished with your studies. Abstaining from sex is the best way to avoid getting pregnant or getting diseases—even 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 Gift’s 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 didn’t use any of the condoms she gave her, “Were they finished?” Lucy says that her church is against condom use, and besides—Gift 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 Chimwemwe—she 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 missing—perhaps the person is lacking self–esteem, 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 person’s 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.


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and get a hammer and a nail Lean how to use my hands Not just head I’ll 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 I’ve 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. 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 can’t do anything But. I have a gift to bring Refrain 79 . destination is my community And a street person my responsibility If I have a care in the world.

Each day do something to push me closer to my goal. It was what we based the camp on and it is a simple way to put down thoughts. to be abroad within two years HOW: contact friends made at GLOW camp. Internet. Who” the people who will help you towards your goals Where: a place. Phase 3: solutions to problems. 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. Why: check back to the mission statement. Let them dream big. everything seems to fail. The more failures you have the closer you are to getting to your goal. know that for each problem there is a solution. Take a few minutes to have them loosely play with this outline. Berlin WHEN: study to take tests in fall. Once you have gone through this process. but nothing is happening. people give up. They can explore this more in their journals and later in the camp. There are no goals.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. you have grown and you are excited and ready for more. Explain that without goals. PCV’s. Encourage their ideas and tell them that anything is possible if they really want to achieve it. WHY: because I want to be a good doctor. When you are determined to follow your goal.) 80 . Phase 1: the honeymoon – where everything is perfect. Lesson: to explain what a goal is. explain concept of networking. use the analogy of a football team. Have one girl draw out a soccer field. When you arrive a the stadium you notice there is something strange about the field. Boston. no answer in sight. Start with the upper right hand corner and go clockwise. The four Phases: Draw a circle on the board and divide it into 4 quarters. explain the mission statement more here. Hagi does not walk off the field when he misses a shot – and he’s not considered a failure. Life is beautiful Phase 2: Problems arise. You then give the example of having front row seats for everyone to see Brazil play Romania in the Olympics. Example Mission statement: to go abroad to University and study medicine WHAT: to be a heart surgeon WHO: parents. Same in life. Paris. London. What: e specific. It was also good fuel for journal discussion and other team building activities. The players are kicking the ball around. Have the girls break up into groups to write out their goals. The circle starts all over again. newspapers. talk with doctor back home. LA or Chicago. it made it seem more achievable. Remind them that dreaming is FREE and doesn’t cost a thing. medical schools in USA. (Past experience: The girls were very excited to heart this liberal way of thinking. if you have no goals. Expect to have failures and challenges as you go for your goals. Phase 4: Growth. Europe WHERE: USA. crazy dreams and be open to new things. you are just on the field kicking the ball around. Use this simple outline: Mission statement: a brief sentence explaining what you want to accomplish. the whole point of the game is useless. Explain that when setting up for a goal you will miss a few shots. It’s easy to set up goals. Be creative and open to new ideas. When they could visually “see” the goal.

12. You should limit your use of the words always and never. Relationships Evalutation Quiz: Have the girls think of a relationship they have or between two people they know. Do each of you have your own interests? 5. Can you be yourself in this relationship? 10. 5. Be patient with the response. and not bring in previous unresolved problems and situations. gently touching the other. Sometimes there is a conflict of interests or difference of opinion in a situation. For questions 1. Have the girls come up with role plays in pairs to practice this model using the conflicts they thought of earlier. Do you rely on this person to make you feel good about yourself? 8.” not the accusing. Sometimes conflicts are caused by misunderstanding. 6. 4-6: This relationship has some problems. or walking away to de-escalate a conflict. each no scores 1 and each yes scores 0. 10. Stress the importance of active listening. Do you enjoy being with this person? 13. 1-3: This relationship has a few positive qualities. just one they are familiar with.” State how you feel when a the other does a specific action. without accusing. Can you talk freely with this person about your problems? 3. Do both of you contribute to improving this relationship? 12. why you feel the way that you do. judgemental „You did. 8. You should work to improve it. and 13. Continue to keep this relationship positive. 7-10: Good. discuss the following questions: • Can bad relationships be improved? • What can we do to improve relationships? (communicate. 11. either come to compromise that both parties feel good about or agree to disagree. mutual respect…) • Are there bad relationships that would be better to end than to try to improve? 81 . Present and Practice: Present the use of „I” statements using „The Message Diagram” handout. Are you interested in each other’s lives outside the relationship? 4. 9. Do you feel the other person listens to you? 2. each yes scores 1 and each no 0. 11-14: Success! If there is time. 14. taking time outs. Sometimes the source is a loss of temper because a disagreement about something small escalated. Is this relationship the most important thing in your life? 6. Discuss and come to a compromise. 3. but better communication could be a solution. For these. Read the following questions and have them write yes or no next to the corresponding number: 1. Propose something specific for the other to do instead. Can both of you accept changes in expectations? Have the girls score their papers as follows: For questions 2. Give examples. 7. Try to explain. Have them number a blank paper 1-14. Do you feel you have become a better person because of this relationship? 14. Emphasize the following points: • • • • • • Begin with „I feel. Stress the importance of sitting. Do you feel uncomfortable expressing your feelings to this person? 11.Conflict Resolution and Relationships Brief Overview: Have the girls think about recent conflicts and what the source of the conflict was. 4. It doesn’t have to be a romantic one. Do you feel you are a valuable person outside of this relationship? 7. You should focus on a specific problem for you both to discuss. Is your relationship threatened by others? 9.

“Oh! Henry!” Invite the participants to stand in a circle. but it is very important that we develop strategies to do so. there are not many sessions that focus on emotion management skills specifically. 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. Refer back to the communication skills sessions to create this link to emotions and communication. such as joy or happiness. 30 minutes OBJECTIVES: By the end of the session. what can you do? We will now take a few moments to share techniques for managing our emotions. Going around the circle. and is often best conducted during the first week’s introduction to all the Life Skills. including communication skills. with joy. Show how you can say the phrase “Oh! Henry!” with many different emotions—with anger. TIME : 1 hour. After that. you may want to refer to the discussion of emotions in this session during other Life Skills sessions. This exercise can be very lively. Fill in the blanks left on the flip chart with the emotions participants indicate need to be “managed.” Then place them around the room (taped to the wall—or if that is not possible—on tables or benches). Like thinking skills. Oh!Henry! (20 minutes) Referring to the Bridge Model. Remind the group that there are many ways that we can communicate—even with our bodies and our tone of voice. each participant will say the phrase “Oh! Henry!” using different body language. For about 15 or 20 minutes.” Have someone define the term and write the answer on the board or flip chart. tones of voice. Identify strategies to effectively manage emotions. Many of us already have strategies that we use to manage our emotions. therefore. 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. 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.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. or simply use the word “feelings” throughout the session. 2. This session is a general introduction to the topic of managing emotions. Managing Emotions Gallery Walk (1 hour) Spend a few moments discussing how some of the emotions listed might translate into risky behavior. Introduce the idea of emotions with a quick exercise. Have fun with it! After everyone has participated once or twice. sexual feelings. 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. or jealousy. Explain that this activity will illustrate how different uses of our voices and bodies can communicate many different things to people. facilitate a discussion on the link between managing one’s emotions and avoiding risk behavior. with laughter. may be better to express openly than others. MATERIALS: Flip charts or board Markers or pens Tape Flip charts—about eight with the following phrase written on them: “How do you manage your __________. brainstorm on a flipchart or on the board the different emotions that were expressed in the exercise. passion. what do you do to control this feeling? If you are feeling sexual and want to be with someone. and facial expressions to communicate different emotions. You might want to make sure that all participants understand the meaning of the word “emotion. and relationship skills. List a number of emotions that may have an influence on the development of Life Skills. I. managing one’s emotions is crucial in all interactions. participants will be able to: 1. all participants should move throughout the room and write on the flip charts what their 82 . with fear.” PREPARATION Clear the walls all around the room for hanging flip charts. Some of these emotions. If you are feeling very angry and want to hit someone. decision–making skills.

After all ideas have been exhausted. • Walk away and come back to the situation later. • Pray/meditate. • Try to communicate and resolve the situation peacefully. • Think about the situation from the perspective of the other person. along with two to three strategies that they will attempt to use to control those feelings.strategies are for managing the emotions listed. 83 . Evaluation (10 minutes) At the end of the session. • Stop and analyze why I am really angry. learning the perspectives offered on managing emotions. An example of one of the completed flip charts might be: How Do I Manage My Anger? • Count to 10. After the gallery walk. • Think of a funny story. ask participants to stand and state the emotion that they are most committed to learning to control. the participants should take a “gallery walk” of the flip charts—walking to and reading each of them in turn. have all participants sit down and process the exercise. What were some of the best ideas? Were any ideas unrealistic? Do any of them take practice? III.

” Each pair should also choose an animal. Point out that it is often much harder than we suppose for us all to understand things in the same way. Ask the first pair to re-enact its scene in the middle of the circle. There should be some interesting differences. only to discover later that what we meant. displaying them to the other participants. animals. but the listener should stop listening completely. Everyone followed the instructions correctly. Ask him/her to say it out loud. for example. Remind them not to peek! Now ask them to open their eyes and unfold their pieces of paper. The picture could include. Thank the five volunteers. She/he could yawn. Ask for five volunteers to leave the training area for a few minutes. They should be torn in many different ways. such as. Give the pair a few minutes to work on this. or anyone that developed into an argument. Each person should only whisper what he/ she heard. Trust Ask the participants to divide into pairs. This volunteer must then describe the picture in words to the second volunteer. She/he should receive no help from the rest of the group! When she/he is finished. When the fifth volunteer has heard a description of the picture. are quite different. Now separate the groups—all mothers on one side of the room and all children on the other side. the person to your left should be the final one to receive it. Ask participants what this exercise can show us. Point out other types of body language between people. She/he should then try to draw the picture as he/she understands it to look from the description. Tear off the bottom right–hand corner of the paper. distance between people. Encourage them to think how they might use their bodies differently in different contexts to convey different messages to people. We often think we are saying something clearly to someone. They should not make it too complicated. Each pair should think of a discussion that one of them has had with their spouse. They should then re-enact the argument between them in mime. The listener should say nothing but just concentrate hard on hearing what is being said. After a couple of minutes. One point is to show everyone how even simple instructions can mean very different things to different people. Pass the Picture : Communication Skills// Perceptions This is another good warm-up to illustrate different people’s perceptions of what they hear. you ask the listeners to stop listening. With their eyes closed. a tree. The pair should first establish the two characters and their relationship.” or any other line. Whisper this line quietly to the person to your right. the children must try to find and touch their mothers.Telephone: Communication Ask everyone to stand in a circle or a line. and positions. Process the exercise. Rumors. Think of a phrase to whisper beforehand. Then ask participants to do the following: Fold their paper in half. interested listener compared with telling it to a bad listener. Next tear off the lower left-hand corner. Make them promise to keep their eyes shut! Hand each participant a sheet of paper. The “mother” should make the sound that the animal makes so the child will know the mother’s voice. This person whispers it to the person to his/her right and so on all the way around the circle. Children must close their eyes. Point out how easy it can be for us to know what is going on in general through what we do with our bodies. At this stage. Finally. compare it with the original picture. Body Language: Communication Skills Divide group into pairs. one for each participant. over the next few days and weeks. One volunteer is then shown the picture for about a minute. Pick out two pairs whose scenes looked particularly clear. 84 . when the phrase has been whispered all around the circle. The original phrase is usually very different from the final product! Discuss how this relates to communication skills. the speaker should continue to describe his/her happy experience. Ask every participant to close his/her eyes.Afternoon activities Communication Skills Mother-Child Trust Call: Communication. the speaker and listener should change roles and do the exercise again. Ask participants how they felt as speakers telling their story to a willing. but the results were different. Bring out a piece of flip chart paper (or plain paper) and ask the remaining people to agree on a picture. about the ways they use their own bodies to say things to one another. Repeat with the second pair. and so forth. One should describe to the other an event in his/her life which made him/her feel very happy. and he/she is not allowed to ask for the phrase to be repeated. and so on. Finish by suggesting that participants think. Then ask everyone to return to the larger group. Then fold the paper in half again. with no words. Folding Paper Game : Communication Skills/Perceptions You will need sheets of paper for this game. who in turn describes it to the third volunteer. and what they understood. only using their bodies and faces. After a couple of minutes. The pairs should select one person to be the “mother” and one to be the “child. a friend. look elsewhere. Then hide the picture and ask someone to call the five volunteers back to the group. Ask members of the audience to tell the story the pair is acting out. “How many people like to work in the garden?” or “I wish I could walk to the river. such as eye contact. a house. turn around. and two or three people to draw it. he/she should be handed a new piece of paper and some markers/pencils. Then announce to the group what you originally said. Mothers will make the animal sound while moving about the room. The important thing is that he/she should no longer listen although the speaker will continue telling the story. Listening Pairs : Communication Skills Divide participants into pairs. yell “Stop!” At this stage. whistle.

Go through the same questions with three different people. but this time. Continue until. Then place someone else in the middle. 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 don’t argue with butterflies.” Then facilitate a group discussion using the following questions: What does the above quote mean to you? Where have you experienced or observed conflict in your life? What conflicts have you noticed in this program? This group? How do you handle conflict situations when you are a participant? When are you an outsider? What is your reaction to this statement: without conflict. ask participants to consider how our perspective on a situation shapes our understanding of it. Finally. what can you do to close the gap? a) avoid conflict at all costs b) negotiate c) non. Sing! Communication Ask participants to stand in a circle.Shout. Ask her/him to stand still. say that this time the name of the next person must be sung out. and so on. Ask someone standing directly to the side of the volunteer the same question. She or he should then move from her/his position in the circle to the place where you were standing. whisper the name of the person you choose next and ask everyone else to whisper too when it is their turn. Explain that you are going tocall out someone’s name as you cross the circle towards that person. After everyone sits down. 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. When your name gets called again. Variation: For the questions in which they are to chose a response. not what they know is there. facing the same way through the questions and answers which are to follow. Ask participants to stand in a circle.violent direct action d) Blow up withdraw from conflict f) give in g) stand firm. Ask everyone to answer at all times according to what they can actually see from their own position. continue with the game. label different parts of the room according to the choices and ask people to choose by standing in that area of the room. Invite them to explain why they are standing where they are. that person should call out someone else’s name who should then move. Explain to all participants that you are going to ask some questions. Ask one volunteer to stand in the middle. everyone has had a chance. Choose another part of the body. Finally. Ask someone standing in front of the volunteer: “How many eyes has he/she got?” Ask someone standing behind the volunteer the same question. 85 . Fixed Positions: Different Perspectives on Life This exercise encourages participants to realize that our perspectives on things are based on who we are and our own personal experiences. we cannot grow”? Which of the following describes how you usually deal with conflict? Which would you like to describe you? If there’s a gap between what you are likely to do and what you’d like to do. when your name is called again. such as the arms. Whisper. looking at the volunteer and perceiving him/her from all angles. ask one participant to walk around the whole circle. Ask the walker to give a running commentary on what he/she is seeing and how his/her vision of the volunteer changes. Then.

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. Directions. The first team back wins a prize. You can do this in the sun and in the rain. Time:” up to one hour. We even added “flat dead frog” because there were so many in our area. (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. 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. Best to do in small groups and trade off group leaders to keep the ideas “fresh”. It is also to make them aware of their environment. Each group is to visually find the following items. They really enjoyed this activity and had very creative ideas for the general items on the list. depending on how successful the teams are in finding the items. They are not to pick. a big forest. • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Three things that are green three things that are blue something unusual something that shows man’s influence on nature an animal’s 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. Supplies: a large sheet posted at ‘home’ listing items to find (have the teams select one person to write out list). Be creative and use your surroundings to add or not use certain items. This was something silly and yet challenging for the girls to find.) The girls were very competitive when it comes to winning prizes.) 86 .

Pull toward the right and hold snug. The left hand string will be on the right side. 64 inches long 1. 6. yellow = 3.Friendship Bracelets There is only one basic knot that you need to make a lot of bracelets. (left hand string goes behind the blue and over the green). 5. Tie a knot about ½ inch to 1 inch from the top forming a loop. Repeat so you have a double knot. 5. Hold the right hand string tight and knot the other behind it. 4. ALWAYS TIE DOUBLE KNOTS!! 4.” 1. blue = 2.3 . Separate them in this order: 1 . 6. This is the knot going left to right. 4. 2. Take two (different color) strings – tie a knot and pin it to something (the knee of your jeans. This is the knot going RIGHT to LEFT. Hold the 3rd string (next to the one on the far left) and tie double knots tightly around the 3rd string. 4 and then stop.2 . Pull the knots tight. Now tie the two middles together. Repeat so you have a double knot. 4. 2. Pull toward the left and pull snug.) As they hang side-by-side. 25 inches long each 1. Use the string #1 from the right that you were just working with. black = 1. Tie the first string 1 to 2. ALWAYS TIE DOUBLE KNOTS!!! Going the other way 1. ALWAYS TIE DOUBLE KNOTS!! The basic diagonal Stripe You need four colors. your shoe. call the string on the right the “right hand string” and the one on the left the “left hand string. tablecloth. tying double knots right to left. Separate the strings and start at the left. 3.3 . Now take the same string you just tied (the one that had been on the far left) and tie double knots around each string. Fold the strings in half to make eight strings.4 .4 . Repeat steps ALWAYS beginning with the outside string working in towards the middle. red = 4 3.1 Ex. 3. 87 . Start on the far left again and do the same double knots. 2. Now take the other string 1 from the far right and work towards the middle. Hold the left hand string tight and knot the other around it. 3. Tie a knot about 1 ½ inches from the top. You need to be able to tie it in TWO directions. You should tie left to right. 32 inches long each. The Chevron Four stripes. By the time you are finished the far left string will be on the right. all different colors.2 . 2. 3. Hold the right hand string TIGHT. Keep going until the bracelet is as long as you would like.

adventurous. the Hmong. • • · · 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.] During discussion. In Thailand. friends. Read the list of adjectives and have girls move to the appropriate side. changeable and not universal. dangerous or harmful? What characteristics should a healthy person have? · • · · · · · · · · · Closing Activity: Either utilizing the previous list of adjectives or creating new ones. emotional. school. one tribal group. and the like. change over time and vary between and within cultures. 88 . Designate one side of the room as male and the other as female. In small groups. universal and not changeable.] What is gender? [Functions of men and women that are socially determined. draw on the flip chart the Gender vs. athletic. 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. media. have girls discuss the following questions: Remembering your childhood. socially determination. In another tribal group. and men are in charge of land and trade.Gender Roles Introduction Activity: On a flip chart. submissive. religion. write down the following adjectives: sensitive. rational. female hero that you admire (How many fictional. cooking. have the girls make a list of the five adjectives which they would like to describe them. creative. Sex distinctions are the same worldwide. sexually-aggressive. Takes into account the relationship of women and men to each other and their community. Examples: In Honduras. has separate and distinct roles: women handle household chores. intelligent. do any members have different expectations for male relatives versus female relatives? Are there any instances when you judge a behavior by one sex differently than the same behavior by the opposite sex? Do you believe that a woman should be free to pursue any career? Do you believe that it is acceptable for a man to focus on raising children. Then discuss sex vs. and cleaning? Who is a fictional. while in the Congo. emphasizing such ideas as family. Ask volunteers to explain their decisions. it is considered women’s work. Sex diagram from the handout. expectations or societal norms associated with a particular sex. men and women do agriculture work together and men help with household chores. intuitive. independent. assertive. the Karen. An example is that women give birth. female heroes can your group name? Fictional. 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. What is sex? [Those functions of men and women that are biologically determined. beautiful. strong. Gender roles are learned. caring. agriculture is considered men’s work. gender and biologically vs.

facing each other. 2 Working with counselors. They then pass the socks to the next person on the other side. It took a total of about 2 hours for all of these.one big middle one. They spin around the stick 5 times and run back to the start line. the participants don’t have any idea where the start line is and often run in the wrong direction. divided in half. The Sovata 1999 camp used the teambuilding groups that had been together throughout the camp. 3) The first person on each team runs to the stick. or using their hands in any way. You need one for each team. 4) This can be hilarious and really messy. 1) Teams line up single file. One end of the stick must remain on the ground and their forehead must remain touching the stick. about 2 meters long.GLOW Olympics The GLOW Olympics were an afternoon of silly races and contests. 4) A fun and easy thing to do. They rotated groups in the afternoon and didn’t do this as a whole camp. It’s also dangerous though because the girls can fall down. Relay Races: Materials: sticks. willy nilly. butt towards the ground to their other teammate at the other end. A lot of fun working together. falling hurts! Water Balloon/Orange Pass Materials: waterballoons or oranges. hand and feet. The girls were SO excited when they succeeded and we tried again until we had it. The girls really got into the silliness of it all. and puts their feet in the air. the idea is for the group to build a human pyramid. despite the overcast sky and drizzle. which their partner holds on to and pushes them like a wheelbarrow across the ground while the person walks on their hands. 2) Each participants starts sitting on the ground and must walk on all fours. sock). Cement is not recommended. but with only two teambuilding groups per session. divided in half. 2) All the campers on one side toss the egg/balloon to their partner. Crabwalk. to a line and back. Water balloon or egg toss 1) Each person needs a partner and one water balloon/egg. 3) team members must pass it down the line without dropping it. show how it’s done and tell them to be careful. they worked together much better. If you can find a nice grassy field on which to play these games it would be best. 1) Teams line up the start and the end line. facing each other. 3) This is a lot of fun but make sure you show them how to do it first and point out that shouldn’t drag your butt on the ground . (string and masking tape both hurt and broke) 1) Each person needs a partner. 3) Once again. Here are some of the races/contests. Each team member needs a partner from the team for this. but watch out for the ground if it’s not so soft. The Suncuius 2001 camp had all the campers participate. 2) The sticks should be spread out along he other side of the filed so that one is in front of each team. whichever you have. 2) First person takes the water balloon and holds/puts it between chin and chest. 3) The idea is that they must walk with 3 legs . They then pass the socks from their hands to the next teammate and that person returns.it hurts! Wheelbarrow Race Materials: socks if the ground isn’t soft. 1) Teams line up at the start line in single file. 3) Those that survive. 2) One person puts their hands on the ground. people with whom they have worked on building trust. 4) This race is hilarious because after they spin. 2) Tie the inside legs of the partners together when they stand next to teach other. with the socks on. That way it was just fun for all to participate. cover one end with a cushion somehow (t shirt. 89 . puts on end on the stick and their forehead on the other end. take one step back and toss it back. Materials: socks to put over hands if ground isn’t soft. Have a helper next to each stick because they really do get dizzy. Three legged race Materials: Strong tape or strips of fabric. taking pictures of each group as a human pyramid. Human Pyramid 1) Participants should be in their teambuilding groups. We found that when we took away the competition aspect of it away from the teams. without formal teams. 1) Have the teams line up and the start and end line.

Relax. possibly I wouldn’t say all that I think. touch the depths of Truth. It’s good for your body and soul.This is to have succeeded. And remember when you leave. Writing about them helps take you to a place of forgiveness and healing. but still I am one. 90 . I would listen when others talk. Remember how you felt. This is your own private space for your general daily thoughts. Writing consistently in a journal can give you a deeper connection with your own inner self. In the quiet and serenity of this lovely place. I would dress simply. a garden patch. Food For Thought. • Discovery Journal — Get to know yourself by looking back. Put every thought onto the page. Choose a topic each day. Be daring. Journaling can bring up many issues in life that are still unresolved. you will come closer to understanding who you are and who you want to be in life. good friends. and how I would enjoy a good chocolate ice cream! If God were to give me a piece of life. And let your thoughts and emotions flow freely. Do not worry about grammar or punctuation errors. but rather I would think of all that I say. How are you treating your body? • Create Your Own Journal — You can name it whatever you like. Your insights. not for their worth but for what they mean. • Gratitude Journal — Record five things you love every day. your breakthroughs. your inner most secrets — record them all here. I would walk when others hold back. were you afraid of. Your journal is here for you whenever you feel like writing or reflecting about anything. and a young adult. ¨ Courage to pursue your passion. Clear your mind. successes and challenges. what you loved. and let your mind go. 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.Journalling A journal is a private place to express all your inner thoughts and feelings. —Ralph Waldo Emerson If for an instant God were to forget that I am rag doll and gifted me with a piece of life. and dreamed of doing. understanding that for each minute we close our eyes we lose sixty seconds of light. Releasing all your inner thoughts and anxieties through writing can help release unwanted stress. I cannot do everything. Be you. or a redeemed social condition To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. I would wake when others sleep. and feel? What kinds of things in your life do you want to build on? • Find a photo or an image. what are the themes taking place in your life? • Health Journal — Your goals. ¨ Understanding the past. Different types of Journals • Daily Journal — Write whatever you like here.” —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. Through the process of writing. Knowing what you want to do with your life is the first step in making it happen. Be risky. ¨ Greater sense of peace. I will not refuse to do the something I can do. What should I write about? Writing helps clarify feelings. Start writing words. 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. It’s yours! How can a journal help me? ¨ Self-discovery. but still I can something and because I cannot do everything. baring not only my body but also my soul. As a child. It is important that you do not censor yourself as you write. a teen. dream more. ¨ Less stress. I would sleep little. I would value things. throw myself face first into the sun. You will go away with old. why you came.! Getting Started Find a comfortable position in your chair.” —Adlai Stevenson “I am only one. What does it make you feel? How often should I write? As often you like. Awareness Get to know what really brings you joy in life. experience. Feel the Hem of Heaven. Camp Glow 2001 Suncuius “Your days are short here. • 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. And follow your feelings. Discover yourself.

91 . It means being able to say “I’m sorry. You must suit the job. and wait for the sun to show. I would tell them something they never thought they would hear. I have learned that everyone wants to live on the peak of the mountain. oh men. it is full also of the overcoming of it – Helen Keller We do not strive for spectacular actions. We must share the space on this planet with each other. With my tears I would water roses. • You will fail if you start your business life looking for a job that suits you. the degree of love you put into each of your deeds.. – Mother Teresa If you want peace. for when I keep them within this suitcase. unhappily shall I be dying. but I shall let him learn to fly on his own. especially a high school graduation.. I would tell the graduates that success is never guaranteed. I would write my hate on ice. and a Serrat song would be the serenade I’d offer to the moon. if I had a piece of life. – Dorothy Day How to Fail What strange tales I would tell if I were a guest speaker at a graduation. anyone can tell you how to succeed. • You will experience the biggest failure of all if you believe the romantic notion that “Love means never having to say you’re sorry. and not just once. My God. but probably several times in your life.. no matter how small. • You will fail if you do not try to right a wrong whenever possible. Remember.. no matter how closely you follow the diagrams. • You will fail if you think anybody owes you anything because of your education. to feel the pain of their thorns. The only ones who are owed anything are those whose victories and defeats paved the way for all the opportunities available to you. you are just as different to them.” — James Jackowski.” For in truth. I would show men how very wrong they are to think that they cease to be in love when they grow old. not knowing that they grow old when they cease to be in love! To a child I shall give wings. So much have I learned from you. To get at those minds still fresh from the accomplishment of 12 years education — what a great opportunity. but in truth they won’t be of much use..My God. From you I have learned so many things. I wouldn’t let a single day pass without telling the people I love that I love them. What counts is the gift of yourself. Failure. and I would live in love with love. retired columnist by way of Ann Landers. There are thousands of books on that subject. You will fail if you suffer bad politicians and do not bother to vote. he has him trapped forever. “You will meet the same people on the way down. Over the stars I would paint with a Van Gogh dream a Benedetti poem. a call to service—that we join with others to try to make things better in this world. – Pope Paul VI Heaven is living in your hopes and hell is living in your fears.. is pretty much a certainty. You will fail if you see abuse and do not speak out against it. anyone who has lived long enough to retire will tell you that love means just the opposite. work for justice. is ever wasted – Aesop Although the world is full of suffering. therefore he should not stand an idle spectator of what others are doing – Sarah Kirby Trimmer No act of kindness. without knowing that real happiness is in how it is scaled. I would tell them how to fail. and they disregard the feelings of others.” • You will fail if you are intolerant of individuals with strange-sounding names and different color skin. You know. As the saying goes. I would convince each woman and each man that they are my favorites. but with forgetting. – tom Robbins Nobody makes a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could only do a little. if I had a heart. So many people think the world was created just for them. Among those might be your great-grandparents who now live in a nursing home. Applying for any kind of work in a T-shirt and jeans will further enhance your chance for failure. I have learned that when a newborn child squeezes for the first time with his tiny fist his father’s finger. The blueprints and formulas are all there for anyone to follow. – Edmund Burke There is a call to all of us. You will fail if you see corruption and do not fight it. I would teach the old that death does not come with old age. What is not found very often are the directions on how to fail. however. and the red kiss of their petals. • You will fail if you climb a corporate ladder by stepping on people. • You will fail if you are inconsiderate of others. —Gabriel Garcia Marquez Every living creature that comes into the world has something allotted him to perform. 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.

Pour the blended mixture into the large tub and then fill the tub with warm water. It is essentially a mat held together by the fiber’s roughness. Couching: Place clean dishtowels. fill the blender halfway with warm water. Gently peel off the paper. or freeze it in a plastic bag for future use. and can be made from almost any fibrous material like wood or recycled paper. Make a deckle frame: Aluminum Pan: Cut a square hole in the bottom of the disposable aluminum brownie pan about 1" smaller than the pan’s outer dimension. fold. Cover your hanger with a nylon stocking and staple it in place. Allow it to drip over the tub until most of the water has drained through. mixing thoroughly until the ingredients are evenly dispersed.D. tightly staple or tack a wire screen to the frame. and all paper was made one sheet at a time until 1798. The papermaking process is a wet one. Wooden Frame: Buy or build a frame which you will prepare for paper making. blend at medium speed until you no longer see pieces of paper (the pulp has a soupy consistency called a slurry). still holding the frame underwater. Use your paper to draw on. allowing some pulp to settle onto the screen and. With adult supervision. dried flowers or herbs for texture. smock. You might want to wear “wet gear” — an apron. or stir in short pieces of thread. You should have a uniform layer of the pulp mixture on the screen. tape or coating from the scrap paper. Place the sheets out of the way to dry.Making Paper Paper is simple material. Cut a piece of wire screen large enough to cover the hole when placed in the bottom of the pan. so plan to use a work space that won’t be harmed by moisture. The process for making paper was invented in China in the second century A. While the technology has evolved dramatically over the centuries. or send to a friend! 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 92 . Soak up excess water from the bottom of the screen with a sponge. stretching it to loosen the paper from the cloth. Press the pulp gently with your hand to squeeze out excess moisture. Don’t pour the pulp down the drain. pull the cloth gently from both ends. When you’re finished making paper. Wire Clothes Hanger: Bend the wire hanger to make any shape of your choice. If making a wooden frame. felt. When the paper is dry. You may want to let the paper dry overnight. keeping it flat.. collect the leftover pulp in a strainer and throw it out. Slide your frame into the tub. 1 2 Remove any plastic. and squeeze out moisture using a rolling pin. Making sure the lid is on tight. Lift the frame out of the mixture. leaving behind the paper. the basic steps are simple enough to be able to make paper at home. Soak the paper in warm water in the large tub for at least 30 minutes or. Cover the paper with another cloth or piece of felt. Embroidery Hoop: Place a screen or nylon stocking between two hoops to make another inexpensive frame. and tear the paper into small (1") pieces. couch paper or newspaper on a flat surface and flip the screen paper-side-down on the cloth. Lift the screen gently. overnight. if you can. gently move it back and forth to get an even layer of fibers on the screen. You can blend in a piece of construction paper for color. or old clothing. then add a handful of the soaked paper. A plastic or wooden picture frame can make an excellent papermaking frame.

AGREE DISAGREE 3. unwanted grabbing of their bodies. boys are usually less likely to name these behaviors as “unwelcomed” because of social or cultural pressures. *** 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. 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. comments on the size of their private parts. or an employer. or disagreement might result in one student accusing the other of “lying”. 2.Sexual Harassment Quiz 1. it IS sexual harassment. interactions between students happens privately or is unobserved. Maybe the next time you may be more prepared to respond if you have a better understanding of your own emotions or reactions. How? Jokes about their sexual experience. not the harasser’s. AGREE DISAGREE 2. being called “gay”. If I’m being sexually harassed by an adult there’s nothing I can do. It is very important for a student to speak to a trusted adult about any repeated sexually suggestive remarks or behavior that belittles you. If you ignore sexual harassment it will probably stop. Write how it makes you feel. AGREE DISAGREE Answers and Suggestions 1. It might be scary to point the finger at an adult that might have power over your grade. Boys can not be sexually harassed by girls. 5. AGREE DISAGREE 5. Unlike the reaction a girl might have to unwanted sexual attention or commentary. If no one else sees me being harassed there’s nothing I can do because the harasser will just say I’m lying. If a girl says she is being sexually harassed and the boy says he’s only fooling then it’s not sexual harassment. 4. or that if they mention it to someone 93 . It does not matter if the target and offender agree on a certain incident being “sexual harassment” or improper behavior. Just because no one witnesses a sexual offense that you have experienced. Tell someone you trust. That is no reason not to speak up. don’t assume that others will not believe you. 3. ***Sexual harassment is defined from the target’s perspective. Two people may also interpret a situation in 2 different ways. though. or someone very popular or influential in the community. None of these are reasons to endure sexual attention or improper conduct from an adult or classmate. AGREE DISAGREE 4. Sometimes people who are being harassed are afraid to say “stop!” They may fear the harassment is their fault. FALSE If a person thinks there is nothing to do it is because they feel frightened or intimidated or that they’ve been lied to or threatened. Ignoring sexual harassment does not cause it to stop. you are being sexually harassed. Think always about the power of your word and the consequences of your actions. Sexual harassment is SERIOUS and VIOLATING. Boys CAN be harassed. Sometimes. If ignored it could escalate or get worse. Write things down. Sexual harassment in schools isn’t a private event because schools are very public places. They may also not know their rights. If a girl says she’s being sexually harassed and the boy says he’s only fooling.

a counselor. • Understand that you are IMPORTANT and have the right to say NO. don’t be talked into things you wouldn’t normally do. • Be aware of how you interact with others physically. 94 . and your attitude. • Be independent. know where you are going. Have enough money with you to get home or plan ahead of time a ride or walking buddy. • Be careful with substances that can change your judgement: alcohol. like you mean it. not when the problem has gotten worse. • Trust your instincts. How can we PROTECT OURSELVES??? • Avoid high risk situations: don’t walk alone. what you are wearing. • React quickly when someone puts you in a difficult situation. • Who can we alert if someone is making unwanted sexual advances or derogatory comments to us? *** A friend. • Say EXACTLY what you want. marijuana. a teacher you are comfortable talking to.else they will be laughed out. • Leave a situation when you first become uncomfortable. say it with authority. • If you have to say NO. retaliated against. Don’t say maybe or I don’t know. ***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. Know WHERE you are (!) and how to get home. don’t go with someone you don’t know for sure you can trust. don’t drink too much alcohol. avoid drugs. • Be aware of your surroundings and what kind of attention you are attracting. and look out for yourself. or shamed. a trusted adult.

Volleyball: A blindfolded balloon timed game of volleyball with miniature teams. The first team wins. First team to fill container with water wins. Discus: Frisbee throw. The winning team scores more points. but this was one of the most loved activities. walking a distance. *Decathlon: Use your creativity to come up with a ten-event. elbow down. High points for the forehead. She has paper taped to her clothing with varying point values. Shot Put: Water-balloon toss.L. Soccer: Miniature teams play a timed game of soccer by blowing a ping pong ball on hands and knees. With teams of eight. Descriptions of events: Fencing: Two girls from each team sit facing each other. Whichever team completely finishes feeding/eating the banana first. The first team wins. 800-Meter Relay: A Dizzy Lizzy relay race. An independent judge decides on the winning team.W. anyway) out of a bowl filled with flour. Best time wins. and dumping it in another container. Best of three tries. wins. lower for the stomach. Greco-Roman Wrestling: Girls from opposing teams leg wrestle each other on a mattress. Sailing: Girls race each other to blow something lighter than a 500 lei coin (which didn’t work. Balance Beam: The team builds a human pyramid (on a mattress on the floor) which must remain standing for 5 seconds. each girl spins around 8 times then runs down and back. wins. G. Horseracing: A piggy-back race. Olympics 2000 Team Name: ___________________ Fencing (2): ______________________________/_______________________________ Marksmanship (2): ____________________________/___________________________ Greco-Roman Wrestling (1): ________________________________________________ Freestyle Wrestling (1): ____________________________________________________ Gymnastic Floor Exercise (2): ______________________/________________________ Balance Beam: _________________________TEAM____________________________ Horseracing (2): __________________________________________________________ Shot-put (2): ______________________________/______________________________ Discus (1): ______________________________________________________________ 95 . She must feed it to her teammate. One from each pair is given a banana. each girl had to sign up for at least two activities and volunteers could sign up for more. etc.O. First team to complete. blindfolded. She is given a squirt gun. The number of participants needed for each event from each team is indicated in the number in parentheses following the event name. fun obstacle course. If it hits the floor. Girls must switch after the first lap. Marksmanship: One of the two girls is the markswoman. With head down and hand on knees. She tags her teammate to continue. Gymnastic Floor Exercise: Two girls create a human sculpture. the team must begin again. Freestyle Wrestling: Girls from opposing teams thumb wrestle each other. Water Ballet: A relay race of girls balancing a cup of water on their heads. 1600-Meter Relay: The team must pass an orange neck to neck all the way down and back without using hands. The true nature of each event should be kept a surprise until it the event is held. Emphasize the silliness and de-emphasize the competition.Silly Olympiad Have the girls in teams come up with a team name and a cheer. The other is the target.

The second place team will serve refreshing beverages to all participants and judges. A first place in an event is worth 300 points. The third place team will stand on one foot and repeat the first place team’s cheer five times. a second is worth 200 points. Each team must create a team cheer. assorted prizes and goods.800-Meter Relay: _____________________TEAM______________________________ 1600-Meter Relay: _____________________TEAM_____________________________ Water Ballet (4): ____________/______________/_______________/_______________ Sailing (1): ______________________________________________________________ Soccer (3): ____________________/____________________/_____________________ Volleyball (3): ___________________/___________________/____________________ *Decathlon* (1): _________________________________________________________ Rules: Each team member must sign-up for at least two events. 96 . while balancing a cup of water on their heads. The first place team will receive miscellaneous. and a third is worth 100 points. at the end of the Olympics.

to quit. Starting to smoke at a young age increases the chance of a smoking-related death and makes quitting more difficult. Ask help from family and friends to keep you accountable and to have support. one million new smokers per year. physically. Responses are individual and could also include: sleepiness.000 are women. Cigarettes have 43 separate cancer-causing chemicals. The median age of initiation into tobacco use in many countries is 15. it is expected that 10 million people will die from tobacco-related illnesses. By 2020-2030. Tips for Quitting Smoking • • • • • Get daily exercise. They are addictive and cause sickness and death. For more information.1 billion smokers in the world. plus most cases of emphysema and chronic bronchitis.lungusa. 1. although its linkage to many social situations also makes it a difficult habit to break. many of whom are children and adolescents. much of which targets women. 1/5 of smokers die early.000 tons of tobacco produced. Smokers have a 50% chance of dying by a tobacco-related illness. 500.5 million people in the world every year. 97 . 50% of those who die from a tobacco-related illness do so before the age of 70. 1 million of them women. see www. Nicotine makes smoking difficult.org. when inhaled. especially children. irritability. reaches the brain quicker than an IV. For every 1. excitability. Smoking is directly responsible for 87% of lung cancer cases. Eat a balanced diet. Get plenty of sleep. nervousness. 90% of smokers began before the age of 21.SMOKING FACTS and INFORMATION Tobacco kills 3. Drink lots of water. anxiety. difficulty concentrating and increased appetite. light-headedness.000 per day. or around 3. Second-hand smoke is harmful to others. Nicotine withdrawal syndrome includes: nicotine craving. which is 1/3 of the population over the age of 15. There are 1. Nicotine is an addictive drug which. Tobacco companies must recruit through their marketing.000 deaths will eventually result.

ask him/her to take off the blindfold. Then finally. a long-term commitment is needed to accomplish the desired results. 4. or forward—keeping eyes closed—and will be caught in the safety of the arms of the other participants. 7.Teambuilding and Teamwork. “1. Trust Circle: Teamwork. Human Knot: Goal: Problem solving. When the blindfolded person reaches the other side. Each person holds out their right hand and grasps another hand as if shaking hands. The Straight Line: Trust. Ask all the participants to pull together on the rope so that they can all stand up. 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. Ask him/her how he/ she felt about having no comments from the others. Interests of both the team leader and team members are focused on desired results rather than on shorticulture-term problem. this time with the verbal encouragement of the others. forms a circle. Process the differences in how it felt during each stage. (If you have many participants. Emphasize how safe someone can feel with the support and guidance of others. Go!”. 1987). and team members are empowered to accomplish the goals. After all groups have successfully untangled. problems that arise will be solved as part of the total process of achieving the desired results.no sounds. Ask participants to explain what this exercise means to them. When the team resources are focused and members are all working to accomplish the same purpose. and skills to contribute to the goals of the team. All then extend left hands and grab another left hand. When you say. She/he then falls backwards. This process leads to a high level of team productivity. the teams should start pulling against each other. 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 area—to reach an agreed point on the opposite side. Team Support Provide a blindfold or scarf. 3. When individuals and the entire team choose to operate this way and are willing to set petty differences aside. Each participant needs to have a few turns at this before someone else goes in the middle of the circle. and teamwork The group of at least four but no more than 10. 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 .) Each participant in turn should stand in the middle of the circle and then close his/ her eyes or put on a blindfold. This is best accomplished when team members use a proactive approach rather than a reactive approach to accomplish their purpose (Adams. They should still not touch him/her. Team leaders and members that make a conscious. 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 everyone to sit in a circle. It can feel quite scary at first but should be perfectly safe provided the group works together. and that for some goals. sideways. Instruct the rest of the group to keep completely silent. (This can work with up to 14 people . teamwork can be very rewarding and productive. over which each team must try to pull the other. Next. 2. Team members understand that patience is required. The sixth characteristic of a well-functioning team is that the members have a strong feeling of control within the team. At the end of the exercise ask participants what such an exercise teaches us about each other. knowledge. The seventh characteristic of a well functioning team is team members verbally and publicly support each other.. Goals are aligned with the team purpose. 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. They should also not touch him/her. Compare how close he/she is to where he/she intended to reach.Support Ask all participants to stand together in a small. 98 .Trust. giving no encouragement or guidance at all. The goal is to then untangle themselves into a single circle without releasing hands. The proactive approach manifests such characteristics as: 1. Invite a volunteer to come forward and walk slowly in a straight line across the meeting area. 5. They are able to establish priorities and then commit time and resources for accomplishing these tasks. process the exercise. They recognize that negative comments about others tear the team down. 2.even numbers only) Tugs of War and Peace : Teamwork You will need a length of strong rope for this exercise. tight circle in the middle of the room. Mark a line across the middle of your training area. Let them go on until one team has ended up falling over the dividing line. unbelievable results become possible. The idea is to show how. Ask him/her to replace the blindfold and repeat the exercise. They should also cross their arms over their chest – to protect the chest area. communication. When individuals adopt this attitude and commit to use their resources. They should not have both hands of the same person or hands of the people on either side of them. 3. where only one team wins—we can approach situations in a win-win way so that everyone wins. 6. Having a well-defined purpose or vision of what the team will accomplish is a very powerful force for the team leader and members. If people learn to focus simultaneously on both the current situation and the desired results. 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. Ask these two teams to stand up and hold opposite ends of a long strong rope. 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.solving activities. make small circles of about six people each. This will not happen unless both the team leader and team members choose to do so. alignment with the team’s overall purpose comes about. instead of people pulling on opposite ends as in a tug of war. Divide the group into two teams.

newspaper sheets Groups size: The more the merrier and the higher the risk Directions. When the “One–Legged Educator” touches someone. etc. The leader continues with “Follow! Follow! Follow!” and the entire process until everyone is exhausted. “ treat me like a kid”. alternating names—such as. etc.) Ask them to treat people according to their labels. If at anytime in the sea of chaos they lose contact physically with either their goals or a group member. starts to run on the inside of the circle. while all the “Waters” should lean out. That volunteer is the “One–Legged PeerEducator” or the “One–Legged AIDS Educator. When they reach the “other side”. but put it on directly. 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. “Follow! Follow! Follow! “ to which the group replies “Follow! Follow! Follow!” as they run on the outside of the circle. saying. Ask them not to look at it. using whatever they currently have on their bodies. Water. After the warm–up. have the group debrief.Trust. that person must join arms and also hop on one foot to try to catch the others. Facilitate a discussion with the following questions: What did you think your label said? How did it affect your participation? Are their labels among our group? How does it affect participation? Potential labels to work with: “ignore me”. while all “Milks” lean out. which will protect them from the sticky sea. The other members of the circle should follow the leader’s movements.” all of the “Milks” should lean into the circle. project. The people in the circle should secretly choose a person to be the “leader. “ none of my ideas are good”. making it symbolize a goal that they have for the year. discuss how the exercise relates to team–building or to real life. The leader repeats. Assign a name to each. When you say. Split them into two teams (or more if the group is large). Continue until all are caught by the team. Group size: 7-15 Materials: Post-it notes with labels or other “head band type labels. The group is running away from her/him within the boundary that you have set. 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. “I confuse you”. and calls out. You can continue doing this smoothly. “Follow! Follow! Follow!” Leader: “Follow the leader. Have each person “name” their marker. examine roles people play and identify both the positive and negative aspects of roles. What made them successful? If they lost any goals. Stop the role-play. Directions: Give each person a role to “wear” on their head. Milk.” The “leader” should start an action such as clapping hands. The leader stands inside thecircle. they will lose that goal of that person may become “injured”. They are not permitted to get additional things. Tell them that they must cross this “ sea of chaos” utilizing their goals. (If people are really creative. Notice how this tension keeps the group supported. Follow the Leader: Leadership//Peer Pressure Ask participants to stand in a circle. Losing sight.” She or he cannot do all the work alone to educate people on behavior change. or stomping feet. to show how change and tension can still be very positive for the team. “Milk. 99 . 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. dancing. Ask for one volunteer and send that person out of the room.” Now the leader starts to do some other action such as dancing. paper plates. or singing.” All “Waters” lean into the circle. Who ’s the Leader? Leadership//Thinking Skills Ask the group to stand in a circle. shoes—can be used to make the line longer and longer. watches. The volunteer has three chances to guess who the “leader” is. etc. One –Legged Peer Educator: Team –Building Ask for one volunteer.” Group:“Follow the leader. Have them begin the role-play. who will not participate in the task.Using Available Resources/Talents Take participants outside where they can have a large area to work. Switch now. jumping. Support There must be an even number of participants. “Water. paper. Turtles Objectives: To share goals. tape. nothing can stop it! The Longest Line: Team –Building. “ act surprised”. Materials: Flat markers. without looking directly at the leader and giving him/her away. Water. “Milk. but whatever they have—tissue. string and odds and ends. tape. so. “hang on my every word”.The Yert Circle: Team –Building.” Everyone should link arms all the way up to the elbow. and says. The action should change every 15 seconds or so. Designate at least two observers. work as a team and identify potential barriers to achieving the goals. carpet squares. (Mark off an are with a safe zone on either end). etc. ability to speak. let it go on as long as they need to bring out some of the roles. Tell the group that their task is to build a “tower” using the materials given (paper. “laugh at everything I say”. The volunteer is brought back into the room while these actions are taking place. clothing. “tell me to shut up”. Their goal is to have a longer line than the other teams. Explain that they are to create a long line on the ground or floor. sitting. she or he must build a team of educators to help. Once a team gets started. “I dance! I dance! I dance!” (or “I jump! I jump! I jump!) The group responds by mimicking everything the leader does. The volunteer hops on one foot and tries to catch the others. Tell them that they must always be in contact with each other and with their goals. “Follow! Follow! Follow!” The group repeats.

They provide protein and Vitamin B-12. or cream sauces. and soy) are excellent sources of protein. 100 . Cheese The richest sources of Calcium. Sweets These provide calories but little else nutritionally. cholesterol. Milk. zinc. Choose low fat varieties to keep calories. rich in B-Vitamins. frozen. Poultry. juices. Pasta Starchy foods aren’t fattening if you don’t add butter. canned. Rice. Fish. and B-Vitamins. tissues. fiber. A balanced diet means a pattern of regular daily meals that meets nutritional needs without providing nutrients in excess.The Ultimate Food Guide Extraordinaire 1. Yoghurt. leafy greens. Low in fat and calories. deep yellow/orange veggies and starchy veggies like potatoes. iron. Starches are complex carbohydrates. Maximum nutrients are found in dark. Beans. Fruits Sources of Vitamin C. You need a variety of foods from each of these groups for a balanced diet. Avoid those fruits in heavy syrups. Fresh fruits are the best. 5. cheese. What happens when you eat a healthy. The diet should give you the optimal balance of proteins. and most importantly support your normal growth and development. and saturated fat at a minimum. and dry fruits. Fats. 3. and simple sugars. and also are very low in fat. Oils. with only moderate amounts of sodium. carbohydrates. minerals and fiber. 6. regular diet? • You supply your body with nutrition and energy for the maintenance of body cells. seeds. Cereal. Meat. 4. Eggs. and sugar-sweetened juices. fats. nuts. 2. Try to consume as little as possible of them even though they’re yummy. Bread. Nuts Animal foods (and also beans. and organs. Vegetables Sources of Vitamins A and C.

4) As they are ready. 6) Be sure to tell the girls to hand wash the shirts in cold water separately especially the first that they wash them. Check in the send hand clothes stores for extra t shirts.Tye Dying Materials Needed: • One white t shirt per participant.lots and lots of them in different widths. If indoors. anywhere on the shirt. Emphasize that the preparation put into the rubber banding the shirts determines the patterns. d) Follow dying instructions 4-6 above. d) Starting from the bottom.if you’re using RIT. b) Wrap rubberbands around the balled up shirt. e) choose another area for a circle and repeat d. One group made a GLOW logo and spray painted it on the front of each t shirt. • Rubberbands . re-shape the shirt into a ball and wrap more rubberbands around it and dunk it into another color. lay the shirt on a clean.for example. 2) Have a sample t shirt made demonstrating the various styles of t shirts. a) After getting the t shirt wet and wringing out excess water. • Running water.) Marbled Circles a) After getting the t shirt wet and wringing out excess water. 5) After each color. (One group had the counselors wearing rubber gloves each working with a separate color so that the girls were not dying their hands. remove the rubberbands. Start with the lightest color first. e) Once the water runs clear or close to clear. Keep in Mind 101 . You may need to rotate the shirt so it dyes evenly. You should have a rubberband cone in that area covering about ½ the area. • Hot water . • Rubber gloves (or small plastic bags) for people working with the dye. Rubber gloves are also needed at this step. 3) Have the girls wet their t shirts and then rubber band them. b) Pinch the middle of the t shirt with your thumb and index finger. b) select the area of the shirt where you would like to have a marbled circle .it won’t have the desired wrinkle look. Do not neatly fold it and roll it . 1) Prepare the packets of dye and have the buckets lined up with a lot of space between them. flat surface. f) Follow the dying instructions 4-6 above Sunburst. the area you pinched and pulled up from. each other. If a second color is desired. c) Place the rubber band covered t shirt into the color you’d like. form the t shirt into a ball as haphazardly as possible. Rinse (with the rubber bands still in place. The rubber bands must be tight.the dye is made with hot water. in the upper left corner of the shirt.More than 2 colors and the shirt will get really muddy. c) pinch the middle of that area and gently pull upwards to lift it away from the rest of the shirt. cover the floor of the work area with plastic or newspapers. d) Remove the t shirt from the dye. Leave the t shirt in the dye until it is the desired shade. in any order. have them come to the dying stations and put little plastic bags or gloves on their hands to dye their shirts. and keeping the rubberbands on rinse it thoroughly under cold running water. lay the shirt on a clean. Use rubber gloves. flat surface. • One bucket per color of dye. Twist and wrap the rubberband until it almost reaches the point. Keep in mind that the color will fade a little when the t shirt is rinsed. This was done before camp started. new or used. Use as many colors as desired. Either provide this or ask them to bring one from home. They should not only hold in shape but also cover about ½ the surface area of the t shirt. Twist the shirt into a wheel/spiral. The rubberbands should cover at least ½ the surface area of the t shirt.) We allowed the girls choose two colors per shirts .) • Clothesline or a place to hang the t shirts while they dry. If you‘d like more than one color you must START WITH THE LIGHTEST COLOR FIRST. Sometimes this takes a few tries. clothes. c) wrap the rubber bands round the wheel or disk so that it keeps its shape. You need running water to rinse the shirts and LOTS of it. Show the girls how to rubber band the shirts to make those styles. 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. rinse the shirt in cold water until no more color comes out. • Clothes dye. The Patterns The Simple Crinkle a) After getting the t shirt wet and wringing out excess water. wrap one rubberband around the part you have pulled up. • Sticks to stir the dye • Vinegar and salt (1/4 cut vinegar per bucket to help the colors set and 14 cup salt . You can put as many marbled circles as you want.

Two colors is average of most shirts. Different patterns can be used on the same shirt. 2. 6. 5. To wash the shirts after dying use a light soap and cold water. Always dye the lightest color first. it’s never what you planned it be anyway.1. 4. Always wet and wring out the shirts before putting on rubber bands and dying. Encourage creativity. After two the colors become darker and muddy. Nothing can destroy tie dye. Change the dye after 1—15 shirts have been dyed. 3. Wash separately . unless the third color is yellow.especially the first time! 102 .

now go and get her. he goes from town to town. better. da. the movement you need is on your shoulder. Wum di dadi Hey Jude Hey Jude. My father is a gamblin man. da Hey Jude. For well you know that it’s a fool. all my troubles seemed so far away. you have found her. well I looked outside I could hardly believe my eyes As a big limousine rolled up into Alice’s drive Refrain: don’t know why she’s leaving or where she’s gonna go? I guess she’s got here reasons but I just don’t want to know ‘cause for 24 years I’ve been living next door to Alice Twenty four years just waiting for the chance to tell her how I feel. drinks down in New Orleans. The only times he’s satisfied. something good in everything I see I believe in angels. My mother is a tailor. by making his world a little colder. 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. Mm. And anytime you feel the pain. she sews our new blue jeans. hey Jude. then you begin to make it better. Remember to let her under your skin and then you’ll begin to make it better. oh. take a sad song and make it better. Wum di dadi Wum di dadi. hey Jude House of the Rising Sun There is a house in New Orleans They call the rising sun. don’t let me down. better. don’t be afraid. da Hey Jude. better… da. 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. Remember to let her into your heart. you were made to go out and get her. mmm Living Next door to Alice Sally called when she got the word She said: ‘I suppose you’ve heard about Alice’ Well. o Lord I’m one. she wouldn’t say I said something wrong. even if you fail Chorus: I believe in angels. don’t make it bad. 103 . da. mm. a song to sing To help me cope with anything If you see the wonder of a fairy tale You can take the future. I like the daffodils I like the mountains. I have a dream I have a dream. Da. I’m not half the man I used to be There’s a shadow hanging over me Oh yesterday came suddenly Refrain Yesterday. And don’t you know that it’s just you. Now it looks as though they’re here to stay. The minute you let her under your skin. is when he drinks his liquor down. when the light is low Wum di dadi. It’s been the ruin of many a poor boy and my.Evening activities Songbook I have a dream I have a dream. I believe in yesterday Refrain: why she had to go I don’t know. now I long for yesterday Suddenly. hey Jude refrain. So let it out and let it in. I ran to the window. I like the rolling hills I like the fireside. love was such an easy game to play Now I need a place to hide away Oh I believe in yesterday. da. Da. you’ll do. My father is a gambler. don’t make it bad. begin. 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. don’t carry the world upon your shoulders. when I know the time is right for me I’ll cross the stream. hey Jude. 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 Alice’s drive Refrain I like the flowers I like the flowers. you’re waiting for someone to perform with. who plays it cool. then you can start to make it better.

I’ve got hammer. I feel lucky yeah Hey Dwight. Shenandoah River Life is old there. 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. Growing like a breeze Refrain: Country Road. all over this land It’s a hammer of justice. my race is almost run I’m going to spend the rest of my days beneath the Rising Sun. older than the trees. take me home. I woke up this morning. West Virginia. I’d ring it in the morning I’d ring it in the evening. Younger than the mountains. I feel lucky Think I’ll flip a coin. mountain momma. Hey Lyle. I’m going back to New Orleans to wear the ball and chain. a burrito and a Barq’s Crossed again the light. boys you don’t have to fight Hot go I feel lucky tonight I feel lucky. and the dust clouds rolling A voice was chanting as the fog was lifting 104 . the wind began to moan I heard a voice above me saying Girl You’d better get back home But I feel lucky. take me home. painted on the sky Misty taste of moonshine teardrop in my eye Refrain I hear her voice. I’d ring out warning I’d ring out love between my brothers and my sisters all over this land If I had a song. all over this land I’d ring out danger. West Virginia Blue Ridge mountains. I’d sing out love between my brothers and my sisters all over this land Now. I’d hammer in the morning I’d hammer in the evening. then I was strolling And the wheat field waving. the other’s on the train. I’d sing out warning. If I had a bell. Going back to New Orleans. It’s a bell of freedom It’s as song about love between my brothers and my sisters all over this land Country Roads Almost heaven. I feel lucky No tropical depression’s gonna steal my sun away MMM.Go tell my baby sister. gave my number to the clerk The pot’s 11 million. 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. to the place I belong. I’d sing it in the morning I’d sing it in the evening. so I called in sick to work I bought a pack of camels. Well 11 million later I was sitting at the bar I’d bought the house a double and the waitress a new car Dwight Yoakam’s in the corner trying to catch my eye Lyle Lovett’s right beside me with his hand upon my thigh The moral of the story is simple but it’s true Hey the stars might lie but the numbers never do I feel lucky. never do like I have done Shun that house in New Orleans They call the Rising Sun One foot on the platform. made a beeline for the park The sky began to thunder. I’d hammer out warning I’d hammer out love between my brothers and my sisters all over this land. all over this land I’d hammer out danger. 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. All over this land I’d sing out danger. Country Roads All my mem’ries gather ‘round her miner’s lady stranger to blue water Dark and dusty. I feel lucky today. I’m a winner either way Mmmm I feel lucky today. If I had a hammer If I had a hammer. This land is your land This land is your land. I feel lucky No Professor Doom’s gonna stand in my way MMMM I feel lucky today Well I strolled down to the corner. Yesterday Refrain I Feel Lucky Well. and I’ve got a bell And I’ve got a song to sing.

Oh we’ll kill the old red rooster Oh we’ll kill the old red rooster when she comes And we’ll all have chicken and dumplings when she comes And we’ll all have chicken and dumplings when she comes And we’ll all have chicken and dumplings. merrily Life is but a dream The Bug (Mary-Chapin Carpenter) Well it’s a strange old game you learn it slow One step forward and it’s back you go You’re standing on the throttle. they don’t mean a thing Every place I go I’ll think of you Every song I sing. merrily. I hate to go.This land was made for and me. row. she’ll be coming ‘round the mountain She’ll be coming ‘round the mountain when she comes She’ll be driving six white horses when she comes She’ll be driving six white horses when she comes She’ll be driving six white horses. row. There’s so many times I’ve let you down So many times I’ve played around I tell you now. blow your horn!” Dinah won’t you blow Dinah won’t you blow Dinah won’t you blow your horn Repeat Someone’s in the kitchen with Dinah Someone’s in the kitchen I know Someone’s 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 She’ll be coming round the mountain She’ll be coming ‘round the mountain when she comes She’ll be coming ‘round the mountain when she comes She’ll be coming ‘round the mountain. I’ve been working on the Railroad I’ve been working on the railroad All the live-long day I’ve been working on the railroad Just to pass the time away Don’t you hear the whistle blowing? Rise up so early in the morn? Can’t you hear the captain shouting? “Dinah. You’re standing on the brake In the groove ‘til you make a mistake Chorus: Sometimes you’re the windshield Sometimes you’re the bug Sometimes it all comes together baby Sometimes you’re just a fool in love Sometimes you’re the Louisville Slugger Sometimes you’re the ball Sometimes it all comes together Sometimes you’re gonna lose it all You gotta know happy. Dream about he days to come. he’s blowin’ his horn Already I’m so lonesome I could die Chorus: so kiss me and smile for me Tell me that you’ll wait for me Hold me like you’ll never let me go “cause I’m leaving on a jet planet don’t know when I’ll be back again Oh babe. And we’ll all have chicken and dumplings And we’ll all have chicken and dumplings when she comes Row. I’ll 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 I’ll be on my way. when I Won’t have to leave you alone About the time I won’t have to say: Chorus 105 . you gotta know glad Because you’re gonna know lonely And you’re gonna know sad When you’re ripping and you’re riding And you’re 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 you’re a diamond and then you’re 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 I’m ready to go I’m standing here outside your door I hate to wake you up to say goodbye But the dawn is breaking. I’ll sing for you When I come back. She’ll be driving six white horses She’ll be driving six white horses when she comes Oh we’ll all go out and meet her when she comes Oh we’ll all go out and meet her when she comes Oh we’ll all go out and meet her. row your boat Gently down the stream Merrily. row your boat Row. it’s early morn The taxi’s waiting. Oh we’ll all go out and meet her Oh we’ll all go out and meet her when she comes Oh we’ll kill the old red rooster when she comes Oh we’ll kill the old red rooster when she comes Oh we’ll kill the old red rooster. merrily.

in our yellow submarine Chorus: We all live in a yellow submarine. every one of us has all we need Sky of blue. a yellow submarine And our friends are all on board. sea of green in our yellow submarine Chorus O Susana Oh I come from Alabama With a banjo on my knee I’m going to Louisiana My true love for to see Chorus: Oh Susana Now don’t you cry for me For I’ve 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 don’t 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 . 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. ‘til we found the sea of green And we lived beneath the waves.Yellow submarine In the town where I was born. 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.

Although only the woman gets pregnant. but it requires that a woman trust her partner and may be difficult for teenage boys to practice. both partners need to take responsibility for STD prevention. In addition. I’ll find someone who will. You’re the only virgin in the school. you wouldn’t pressure me to do something I’m not comfortable with. • If you are not comfortable about discussing sex and birth control with your partner. The decision should be given thought before a sexual situation arises. I’m waiting until it’s the right choice for me. Unprotected sex can lead to unwanted pregnancy as well as sexually transmitted diseases including AIDS. And I’m proud of it. Using birth control takes away the romance. I’m not everybody. Saying ‘no’ is the best way to avoid pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases (STD’s) • Because sex has many potential consequences. And if you are not ready to accept responsibility for protecting yourself from pregnancy and unwanted diseases. you should understand the facts about sexual health. because I’ m under 18. you’re wasting my time. you are not ready for sex. In fact. Planning to use birth control does not have to take away the romance and enjoyment. it can relieve many worries about unwanted pregnancy. The truth is… In all states it is legal for minors to get birth control without parental consent. I’m tired of being pressured to do something I don’t want to do. • If you are thinking about becoming sexually active. there must be something wrong with you. Pregnancy can occur the first time you have sex. Having sex doesn’t make you a man/woman. Ways to say “No” to Sex Birth control is the woman’s responsibility. the decision to have sex should not be made in a moment of passion. You must not be a real man/woman. Withdrawal can work. Be sure to talk with a family planning counselor or your health to get the facts straight.Before you decide to have Sex. It is often not possible to tell if your partner has an STD. it is the couple’s responsibility to discuss and agree upon a method of birth control. you are not ready to have sex. I can’t get pregnant the first time I have sex I’ll be able to tell if my partner has an STD Withdrawal works. you’d have sex with me. 107 . I’m just not ready. Common Misconceptions about Sex You might have heard I can’t get birth control. I’m not afraid of anything. If that’ s all you care about. consider this It’s okay to say ‘no’ to sex. See you later. Many teenagers lack sexual knowledge and rely on friends for information which is often incorrect. Everybody’s doing it. If that’s what you think. What are you waiting for? There must be something wrong with you. If you don’t sleep with me. What if He/She says… If you loved me. 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. I’m tired of waiting for you to be ready.

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with 46 chromosomes. Then the sperm injects 23 chromosomes into the ova. The best way to prevent pregranncy for a woman who has chosen to be sexually active. then there is no baby. which tell the uterus to make a lining called the endometrium. A girl’s body also beings to grow inside. the egg travels down the fallopian tube. that someday might become her children. The Inside Story: girl Inside a girls’ body. This brochure will give you some information about the different reproductive organs for boys and girls and also discuss how pregnancy occurs. so the egg dies and falls into the uterus. In many parts of the world and in many families. grow breasts. If the sperm can’t find the egg. But not much happens until she reaches puberty. so the hormones now tell her ovaries to release an egg. And remember. About two weeks later. uncomfortable or unknown. What organism has 46 chromosomes? A Human! Now this zygote can begin to turn into a baby. it is important to know about all the sexual/reproductive organs. a woman cannot tell when her ovary releases an egg. 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. This shedding of the lining is called menstruation. First. These can be very good for many women. but they must be taken every day or they will not work properly. grow pubic hair. the endometrial lining has gotten nice and thick. or eggs. If no sperm gets near the egg. Condoms are so wonderful because they don’t let the sperm get through the cervix. Pregnancy To begin a pregnancy. an egg might be release and then you could get pregnant. 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 doesn’t get pregnant? The best way to prevent pregnancy is to be abstinent. so every month it gets ready. “Let’s begin!” and her body produces hormones that cause her to grow taller. Usually. and now we have a zygote. Slowly. her brain says. which already has 23 chromosomes. They work by telling the ovary not to release an egg. But if you forget to a pill one day. Some women chose to take birth control pills to prevent pregnancy. 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 sex’s body. Pop! The egg flies out of the ovary and into the fallopian tube. are the ova. The process where the sperm finds the egg and gives its chromosomes is called fertilization. This lining is importantly only when a baby is actually made. people are not taught about the reproductive organs because it can e embarrassing. but her body doesn’t know when that will happen. then there is no baby. the sperm must find the ova in the fallopian tube. underarm hair and more leg hair.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. 114 . it sot ask her partner to wear a latex condom every time they have vaginal intercourse. The lining in the uterus notices the dead egg and begins to fall out o the uterus. and her ovaries start to produce hormones. All of the sudden. every day of her life. into the uterus and fallopian tubes to find the eggs. hoping to meet some sperm to make a baby. there are no sperm.

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