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Girls Leading Our World ....................................................................................................... 4 Camp in Romania .................................................................................................................. 5 Why Such a Focus on Girls? ................................................................................................ 5 Why Not Boys? ...................................................................................................................... 5 Resources .............................................................................................................................. 5 Cultural Differences .............................................................................................................. 6 Fundraising ............................................................................................................................ 6 THANK YOUs ........................................................................................................................ 7 Pre Camp Timeline ................................................................................................................ 7 GOALS of the CAMP ............................................................................................................. 7 Developing the Schedule ..................................................................................................... 8 Schedule ................................................................................................................................ 8 Supplies ............................................................................................................................... 10 Camp Selection ................................................................................................................... 10 Camper Selection ................................................................................................................ 12 Press Conference................................................................................................................ 13 Boys ..................................................................................................................................... 13 Junior counselors ............................................................................................................... 13 Language ............................................................................................................................. 13 Parental Consent ................................................................................................................. 13 Counselor meetings ............................................................................................................ 14 Transportation ..................................................................................................................... 14 Medical ................................................................................................................................. 14 Food ..................................................................................................................................... 14 Camp Itself ........................................................................................................................... 15 Name Tags ........................................................................................................................... 15 Discussion Groups ............................................................................................................. 15 Cabin Groups ...................................................................................................................... 15 Affirmation Wall.................................................................................................................... 15 Morning Announcements and Quote ................................................................................ 15 Posting the Schedule .......................................................................................................... 15 Rules and Discipline ........................................................................................................... 15 Rule Development Exercise ............................................................................................... 16 Lights Out............................................................................................................................. 16 Night Duties ......................................................................................................................... 16 Clean Up ............................................................................................................................... 16 Prizes .................................................................................................................................... 16 Certificates ........................................................................................................................... 16 Tips ....................................................................................................................................... 16 Budgeting ............................................................................................................................ 16 Activities ............................................................................................................................... 17 Morning Sessions ............................................................................................................... 17 Afternoon Activities ............................................................................................................. 18 Evening Activities ................................................................................................................ 19 Ai Grijã .................................................................................................................................. 20
Appendix .............................................................................................................................. 21 SPA Grant Application ......................................................................................................... 21 Tentative Schedule for camp .............................................................................................. 23 Grant Application for Peace Corps Partnership Program ................................................ 26 GLOW Camp Final Report................................................................................................... 28 Sample Family-Friends Fundraising Letter ....................................................................... 29 Sample rpcv letter................................................................................................................ 30 THANK YOU LETTER FROM GLOW CAMPER ................................................................. 32 Thank you note to donors .................................................................................................. 33 Glow camp weekend original budget ................................................................................. 34 ªuncuiuº Budget ................................................................................................................ 35 Tîrgu Mureº Budget ............................................................................................................ 36 Camp GLOW - Call for Applicants ...................................................................................... 37 Camp GLOW Description of Weekend Camp ................................................................... 38 CAMP GLOW Application................................................................................................... 39 Camp Glow Essay Evaluation Form .................................................................................. 40 Letters-Accept, Wait, Reject ................................................................................................ 41 Camp G.L.O.W. 2001 Permission Slip ............................................................................. 42 Tabãra G.L.O.W. 2001 Formular pentru Permisiune ....................................................... 43 Glow Camp 2001, ªuncuiuº ................................................................................................ 44 Schedule for weekend glow camp Gîrda, October 2001 ................................................ 45 COMMUNITY BASED CAMP SAMPLE SCHEDULE ......................................................... 46 Materials and Supplies List - ªuncuiuº 2001 .................................................................... 48 Packing List Camp GLOW 2001 ªuncuiuº ........................................................................ 49 Glow Camp 2001 ªuncuiuº Evaluation ............................................................................. 50 Morning activites ................................................................................................................. 51 Introduction to Leadership ................................................................................................. 53 Stereotypes and Attitudes .................................................................................................. 54 Cinderellas life .................................................................................................................... 57 Stereotypes and Attitudes, part 2: Role play Ideas .......................................................... 58 Self Esteem worksheet ....................................................................................................... 59 DECISION-MAKING ............................................................................................................. 65 Attitudes in Decision Making .............................................................................................. 67 Aggressive, assertive, or passive? .................................................................................... 68 BRIDGE model ..................................................................................................................... 70 Community Service Session: Putting leadership into Action .......................................... 76 Hammer and a Nail: The Indigo Girls ................................................................................. 79 Goal setting and attitudes in Decision Making .................................................................. 80 Conflict Resolution and Relationships .............................................................................. 81 OH! HENRY! ......................................................................................................................... 82 Afternoon activities ............................................................................................................. 84 Communication Skills: Camp Glow 2001 ªuncuiuº ......................................................... 84 Environmental Scavenger Hunt ......................................................................................... 86 Friendship Bracelets ........................................................................................................... 87 Gender Roles ....................................................................................................................... 88 GLOW Olympics .................................................................................................................. 89 Journalling ........................................................................................................................... 90 Making Paper ....................................................................................................................... 92 Sexual Harassment Quiz..................................................................................................... 93
Silly Olympiad ...................................................................................................................... 95 SMOKING FACTS and INFORMATION ............................................................................... 97 Teambuilding and Teamwork. ............................................................................................ 98 The Ultimate Food Guide Extraordinaire ......................................................................... 100 Tye Dying ........................................................................................................................... 101 Evening activities .............................................................................................................. 103 Songbook .......................................................................................................................... 103 Before you decide to have Sex, consider this ................................................................ 107 How to put on an condom ................................................................................................ 108 AIDS awareness ................................................................................................................ 109 Its OK to say no ................................................................................................................. 110 Aflã cum funcþioneazã corpul tãu .................................................................................... 112 Know how your body works! ............................................................................................ 114 STD ..................................................................................................................................... 119
WORTH IT! GLOW camps are tremendous experiences both for you and for the campers. Camps can be day camps. GO FOR IT! Janet E. week-long camps. Again. exhausting. Glow Camps are all extremely different. This experience will be painful.com Oradea. GLOW camps can be any shape. Many thanks go to Group 9ers Amy. They can be national camps. fun and a fabulous experience. wonderful. or leadership building. Africa and Asia. As Peace Corps Volunteers. In recent years. The main goals of GLOW are to boost selfconfidence. GLOW camps have been held and coordinated by Peace Corps Volunteers all over Eastern Europe. YOU CHOOSE! The sky is the limit. Thank you! So on behalf of GAD Romania. While the majority of the materials are based on week long national camps. support and encouragement of Kathie DeVito and Heather Becker. Your GLOW camp will be what YOU make of it. exhilarating. An extra dollop of appreciation must go to Chris and Susan Grove for contributing advice and appendices. I wish you all luck. And. the manual would not be possible without the patience. PCV janethughes10@yahoo. weekend camps.Girls Leading Our World WELCOME! This manual is designed to help you pull off a wonderful adventure and challenge a GLOW camp in Romania. I also encourage you to jump right on in and get your feet wet! In the following materials weve included camp activities from different camps as well as comments on what worked and what didnt. you have the opportunity to share your experiences and knowledge with a group of girls eager to learn and grow. length of time and include just about anything. Anna. others about careers. Some camps are all about environment and the outdoors. other artistic. while I urge you to take that responsibility seriously. Kim. with 10 to 60 girls or even boys. We hope more GLOW camps will continue in the following years bringing us all a brighter. and above all. Romania January 7. last but of course not least. Jen. They can in English. Hughes. leadership skills and the belief that every young woman can make a difference in her local community and in the world. The first Girls Leading Our World (GLOW) camp was held in Romania in 1994. Without question. This manual was expanded and adapted from the GLOW camp manuals prepared by former PCVs. size. Samantha and John. in Romanian and include girls from a wide variety of backgrounds. or not. every Peace Corps Volunteer who participated in the camp will say that it was among the most rewarding experiences of their PC service. or local community oriented. 2002 4 . more vibrant future. So. Linda.
DC 20036. with an emphasis on self awareness. Few laws protect women from domestic violence or sexual harassment. The bottom line is that girls face incredible challenges challenges their mothers and grandmothers did not face. The Lithuania manual was used a basis for the camp along with materials from individuals counselors (included) as was the book. (CEDPA.) It is a sourcebook of participatory learning activities and while more Africa based. and enforcement is almost nonexistent. Resources The basic structure of this manual is drawn from materials left by the previous GLOW camps. This book can be found in the Resource Room of the PC Romania office. Believe it! Consequently. Romania remains a patriarchal society. This information is provided in English and Romanian in the Appendix Section of this manual. Also check out Our Bodies Ourselves by the Boston Womens Health Collective. your university. It is also important to note that there is no real word for leader in Romanian. July 2000) the Life Skills program is a comprehensive behavior change program that concentrates on the development of the skills needed for life such as communication. give a little extra push. the girls were stunned at the set schedule that had each day jam-packed with activities and games. Each day is spent at the local lake. it has some wonderful activities and discussions. hopefully. Many PCVs did not know this going into their camps and even if we did. by Mindy Bingham. usually on campgrounds. managing emotions. The situation is further complicated by a shaky economic situation throughout the country. it has a heavier Africa emphasis but it has a plethora of activities and materials. from the Centre of Development and Population Activities. from icebreakers. Evaluations consistently asked for longer camps and to the girl they all admitted it was very different from any experience theyd had previously. And. a Teen Womans Journal for Self Awareness and personal Planning. Overcoming these obstacles can only happen by empowering the young women of Romania to demand full participation and leadership. Published by Advocacy Press. Why Not Boys? Boys absolutely need the same skills and resources to face new challenges. resisting peer pressure and relationship skills. Check the Scouts (boys and girls). As Romania moves towards becoming a full fledged member of Europe. Additional resources used include Choose A Future: Issues and Options for Adolescent Girls. set activities. Complaints abounded about lack of free time. NW. This manual was adapted from the GLOW Camp 1999 book. Strict gender roles are strongly enforced by most families and the majority of Romanian society. if any. This manual. where women are regarded primarily as mothers and wives. we didnt completely believe it. Email: cmail@cedpa. Initially the participants were doubting their choice to spend a whole week with PCVs who were ready (in our minds) to rock their world. and sexuality remains a taboo topic in both schools and families. 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. Human Health and Sexuality Educator. Your Peace Corps office has other wonderful resources for you to use and you can find additional materials many places. PC can send it to you via email section by section (10 sections) its an immense book so make sure you have enough space in your mailbox and on your computer. WA. resources and training that boys do. A wonderful manual published by Peace Corps is the Life Skills Manual. etc. Exercise and handouts were taken from the manual and adapted for Romania and for the ease of photocopying. This leaves the camper idle on rainy days to amuse themselves however they can. Again. Of particular usefulness was the GLOW camp manual from Lithuania (May 1997). assertiveness. self-esteem building. et al. (Information Collection and Exchange Publication No. 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. is written in such a way that anyone wishing to hold a camp for boys will find it useful. suite 200. By the last day all that had changed and many of the young women said it was the best week they had ever spent. the basic information is all here. CA ISBN 0-911 655 220. decision-making thinking. river or nearby town and nights at the disco. M0061. assigned to less powerful positions in society. Seattle. While the structure and schedules listed here may have to be adapted somewhat for boys. Washington.org. Leader translates to conductor which Ceauºescu used to describe himself the driver of Romania. The Internet is of course a wealth of information and you can find much GLOW information there. 1717 Massachusetts Avenue. the Boys and Girls clubs in America. Choices. Why Such a Focus on Girls? This question gets asked a great deal. Santa Barbara. to HIV awareness. Doctors receive minimal education in womens health issues. GLOW camps are not designed to be discriminatory or preach feminism. Campers are given very little supervision and there are few. They recognize a basic fact of life that girls and women do not receive the same levels of support. girls need to develop skills and resources to help them face a vastly different future. Information on sexuality and relationships was provided by Kelly McKittrick. 5 . GLOW camps.Camp in Romania Camp in Romania is very different from our experiences in the United Sates. community and empowerment.
This scenario is generally the most successful in raising funds and frequently the easiest as your friends and family want to support your projects. Every Rotary Club has an obligation for international project funding. Peace Corps Partnership Grants are a combination of friends and family and PC funding. Chambers of Commerce. candy sales. Other international and Romanian funders This takes a lot more work but its definitely feasible. flip chart paper. you have to find money. Camps will range in costs depending on what you do. Its something ingrained in the culture we see a problem and go to fix it. and how many participants. bike races. In addition to Small Project Assistance Grants (SPA). Look at businesses in Bucharest professional womens organizations. 3. A copy of the grant is included in the Appendix as well as a copy of the follow-up letter that was sent after the camp. you can do an international bank transfer into your Bancpost account. for about $40. check in with them. it just takes more planning. Talk to your program manager. Two Peace Corps Volunteers contracted with a local NGO and seamstress and had PC pongas made up. and between the girls and the PCVs. I heard through the grapevine that there will be a new organization for RPCVs from Romania and theyll give out money to projects.) have a history of giving and are more willing to pitch in to support a project like this. I heard of one group getting $1. 4. There are foundations that support this type of project and if you do the research you can find them. you can easily request donations of supplies instead. Its a way to have donations from your friends and family be tax deductible. money is the best thing to get and if you promise them some publicity. Go to the small. check out other groups. Quite a few groups get some money this way so take advantage of it! Look at Rotary Clubs. etc. If you know someone whos a member. where you do it. or even embassies.org for a complete listing. Check out www. Friends and family in the US. granola bars. its easier to just have a friend or parent act as your banker.000 even though they only asked for $250 as their Rotary Club thought it was such a great project. Be creative in your fundraising! The more folks you involve in your community the better. Of course. Paper. If your friends and family are so gung ho that they send too much money to PCPP. have potential. Youll see it between PCVs and HCNs on your counseling staff. (See appendix. most people dont care. Discuss PC funding with Program manager. Peace Corps funding. 3. If not.rpcv. All those walkathons. fundraisers Other international and Romanian funders 1. Other groups Lions Clubs. etc. You have to contact them and see what happens. 2. prizes. 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. paint. photocopies. 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. Generally.Cultural Differences Be aware of and sensitive to cultural differences. German. Once your project is approved. 2. Fundraising is all personal people give money to people. how to deal with a problem. many Returned Peace Corps Volunteers (RPCVs) groups give money to support projects from volunteers from their areas. Foreign companies in your town (Dutch. You can involve the girls and hold a dance and charge admission for it. medium and large companies in your town and pitch them on your project. 1. Look at the focus on your camp and capitalize on it. 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. Most groups find someones parent who is willing to serve as banker and all donations are sent to them. Donations given this way are NOT tax deductible but since you can claim up to a certain amount without showing receipts. If someone in your crew has access to an account (bankcard!). 4. etc. folks can go online and just use their credit card to donate to your project. even food can be obtained this way. there are other funding opportunities available through PC. that you supported in the past for your friends now come back full circle.) Logistically there are several ways to do it. games. Friends and family. factura and the like. Remember that grants from PC (or any other funder) must be accounted for with receipts. The grant application is processed through your Program Manager and is generally approved very quickly. In the appendix is a SPA proposals that was funded for a GLOW camp. go for it! Fundraisers is another way to pull this off. Besides friends and family. Americans tend to have a more practical and pragmatic style of work and style of thinking. then its easy to access the money. In particular. Fundraising In order to make the camp free to all participants (something we were very committed to doing). $100 can go a long way and sometimes they kick in a lot more. Note of caution: With the PCPP grant you will get exactly what you ask for. Groups. Even if they dont give you money. that money is either returned or put into a general fund. You can find money in a variety of ways. Local sponsorships. Local sponsorships. One group with an IT focus 6 . (And they are really nice!) The profits paid for the camp.
Pre Camp Timeline Most of the materials in this manual are aimed at a week long camp the most common type of camp. Send them back to your friends and family along with a note from you. Essay competition c. positions on executive boards the whole relationship management bit. Donation depot. Establish central committee of the camp counselors (6-9 months prior) a. Discuss PC funding with Program manager. To plan appropriate activities. b. Select Campers (2 months) a.) b. c. (Romania and judet specific. Goals for Camp GLOW Romania ♦ ♦ Boost Self reliance Encourage independent thinking 7 . You want this work to continue so pull in HCNs to ensure that the materials. Timeline: The further out you plan and get organized the better off youll be. write up supply lists: Some materials (marshmallows) may need to come from the States (or Hungary) so allow time for shipment.com. not just counterparts. methods and training continue after youre gone. Determine focus of camp and get organized (4 months) a. 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. Neutrogena. For the ªuncuiuº 2001 camp there was an environmental emphasis so one of the goals was an appreciation of Romanias natural beauty. Meeting with campers GOALS of the CAMP It is imperative that you know the goals of your camp before planning the activities and logistics. Investigate possible funding sources and begin application process (5 months prior) a. just a comment that I wanted to do another camp in an email.) Send thank-you letters and pictures to everyone. Local sponsorships. Acceptance. This information is required before you go to the County Camp Office to select a camp. Johnson and Johnson. clientele. 1. have the campers write thank you notes to the donors. (Note: My friends and family sent me enough money for a weekend camp for 20 girls after receiving the letters. (and maybe a picture of all the campers in their tye dyed t shirts!) Its a tremendous boost to your family to see just what impact their donation had. Starr Foundation. Discuss goals for GLOW camp c. McDonalds. Womens philanthropic institution. c. 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. We encourage your group to develop different goals depending on the makeup of your group. THANK YOUs This is incredibly important. wait list and rejection letters d. Identify Host Country Nationals (HCNs) to work with. Look at these groups (web search) and you may be able to make some good connections: Social Venture Partners. local NGO staff. On the last day of camp. Develop Schedule. you need HCNs!) 2. Remember Murphys Law and plan for everything to take twice as long as you expect. Write up your report. determine first what the goals of your camp will be. Begin reading previous camp materials. (Teachers. 3. b. We decided to only have girls eligible from towns where PCVs (and GLOW counselors) were stationed so that follow-up activities could be carried out. other international and Romanian funders 4. Consider direct appeal to family and friends in the US. especially the community service component. 5. Determine size of the camp and find approximate dates (5 months prior) a. determine camper selection process. fundraisers d. Informational meetings b. (This manual!) b.recruited HCN professionals and they assisted them via their connections. without any requests on my part.
The following questions may be helpful to reflect upon before the onset of the camp. and camp song signing were all components of this segment of the camp. With a mix of informative. Schedules for Targu Mures 2000. teachers. 2:30 PM (confirm time) . so be on your best behavior. Everything you do and say will be registered by these curious young women.♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ 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. ªuncuiuº 2001 and Girda 2001 are in the appendix. a variety of activities were scheduled to promote group bonding. yoga and the environmental scavenger hunt. recreational and development activities each day. did team building games and some environmental awareness activities. They included Attitudes and Stereotypes. movies. Schedule The schedule is a significant amount of the work before the camp. 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. 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. Goal Setting. For example. 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. the girls would be pulled in and engaged. journalizing. While you are counselors for the entire camp it is recommended that you keep a closer eye on Your girls. Decision Making. The next day they made friendship bracelets. the girls alternated between rock climbing. Body Image/Advertising and Community Service. the 60 girls were broken up into three sections and every hour and a half or two hours they moved to a different activity.John Amy and Kimberly depart for Sovata to do set up and iron out last minute issues. and to explore new areas things they had never done before. and the willingness of HCNs to continue learning and growing is a perfect example for the girls. Cabin cheer contests. paper making and Emotion control. include as much as possible local Romanian men and women. Developing the Schedule The best success with schedules has been to spread different types of activities throughout the week at camp. Teaching Romanians how to pull off a camp will ensure that the lessons learned have residual and rebounding impact. we wanted to change the pace completely and get the girls in small groups being very active. social workers. Another day they went rappelling. tye dyed t shirts and learned communication skills. where they should be and who is in charge of the particular activity. The amount of work you put into it will pay off because everyone will know what is going on. led by one or two counselors. For the Afternoon sessions. As you will be finding and bringing the young women from your community. talent shows. In these sessions a variety of activities. discussions. dances. July 6. We planned that each day would begin with a morning session. These sessions were the heart and soul of the message we were getting across: Leadership comes from within. 1999 AM: all member of the GLOW camp organizing committee should be in Sovata for a meeting with Mike from the NGO in Ciuc to go over the schedule and to iron out last minute issues. hiking. you will most probably develop a close bond with them especially if you have a long way to travel. It gave the girls a great chance to meet more girls. Below is a copy of the schedule for the Sovata 1999 camp. 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. Even when you are not specifically instructing. even stay-at-home moms. 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. role-plays and worksheets were used to educate and stimulate the girls thinking about challenges and issues facing them as leaders and women in the 21st century. (See appendices for more details) In the evening. Not only will you be sharing with the young women but other PCV s as well. you are doing so by your actions. This is not only a time of reflection and growth for the girls but for you as well. during the ªuncuiuº camp in June 2001. Look at women business leaders in town. On one day. creativity and relaxation. Other activities in the afternoon could include sports. These men and women will be seen as role models for the girls. 8 . Tuesday. Self Esteem and Values. games. Look beyond your counterparts.
July 11 6:30 am Wakeup 7:00 .3:00 pm Lunch 3:00 .M.Kim Thursday. spider Web.8:30 Dinner and journals 8:30 .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.Campers arrive in Ciuc from Sft.11:00 pm unwind Counselor have nightly meeting 11:00 pm Lights out 11:30 pm room check Counselor on duty . attendance 10 am leave for Sovata 1:00 PM campers arrive 1:30 .Jen and Sam Include Breaks 1:30 .JEN Sunday. Gherorege and Husi 7 PM dinner at the Camin (Annas schools dormitory) 8 PM Welcome (Anna) Girls from Ciuc arrive Icebreakers 1. July 7 7 AM wake up 8 A. load bus. confirm that this is a possibility) 2:00 .10:30 pm Dance (same) Limbo.2 pm Hike and Picnic Group game during hike (Mike) Counselor to stay behind with girls who refuse to go??) 9 .John and Anna Sports and yoga with Linda and Jen 7:00 .3:30 pm Lunch Three alternating activities Team building with Mike Friendship bracelets and Hair ties .6:30 PM . Looking forward to b.8:00 pm Dinner 8:00 .3:00 Lunch and rest 3:00 .1:00 Morning Session Self Esteem and Values .Amy (15 minutes) Attitudes and Stereotypes .10:30 pm Unwind time in rooms Counselors nightly meeting 10:30 lights out 11:00 room check Counselor on duty . dreams and fears (Linda) Break into small groups and draw what you are a.8:30 PM Dinner 8:30 -10:00 PM Present cabin identity Camp songs (john) and games (Amy) Journals 10:00 . Expect to learn d.8:00 pm Dinner 8:00 . swing lessons 10:30 . 2001 7:00 am Wakeup 7:30.5:30 Break 5:30 .9:30 Bonfire (Jen) Camp songs (John) 9:30 .1:30 pm Swimming.11:15 am goal setting session . breakfast 9a m girls from Ciuc arrive at Camin 9:30 . Kim and Amy Team building with Mike Yoga/Friendship Bracelets with Linda and John 6:30 . Expect to give or contribute Share posters 9 PM quiet time in the dorms (Ciuc girls go home for the night) 10 PM lights out 11 PM counselors check on girls Wednesday. July 10.9:45 pm Journal 10:00 .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 . Mapping out your hopes.KINGA Saturday.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 . July 9 7:00 am Wakeup 7:30 .2:00 pm Lunch 2:00 pm . 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) 2.8:30 am Breakfast 8:45 am Announcements 9:00 . Whos who guessing game Create cabin identity 7:00 .8:00 am Breakfast 8:00 am stretching with Linda and Jen 8:00 am . bathroom.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 .6:30 pm Afternoon session Three rotating sessions Environmental Scavenger Hunt with Sam.Kim 11:30 .12:30 pm Morning Session Introduction to Leadership .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 .luggage out in front of school.Linda and John Include breaks 12:30 . 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 . Afraid of c.10:30campers unwind time Counselors nightly meetings 10:30 Lights out 11:00 PM room check Counselor on Night duty .
Sam Tuesday.) including camp size (number of students and counselors. As theyre really light.Amy (include breaks) 12:30 .6:30pm clean up 6:30 .8:00 pm Dinner 8:00 .6:00 pm GLOW Olympics 6:00 . theyre easily shippable!) We suggest asking local stores and businesses to donate to the camp and help with the provision of these supplies.8:00 pm Dinner 8:00 .8:30 Breakfast 8:45 am Announcements 9:00 . ALSO for your and your counterparts (makes life a lot easier!) Make sure they get signed and stamped by the schools! 4.9:00 pm Sex and Relationships discussion (optional for campers) 9:00 .10:30unwind Counselors 10:30 pm lights out 11:00 pm room check Counselor on duty . swimming. jokes.10:00 pm journals 10:00 . If you are lucky enough to work with a private group that has a chalet.11:00unwind Counselors meeting 11:00 lights out 11:30 Room check Counselors on duty . John Jar decoration .8:30 Breakfast 8:30 . Check on medical forms that area required for campers and counselors.Ana and Laura Wednesday. take a HCN with you. 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 .6:00 pm Trip to lake for swimming (confirm times) 6:30 .Linda Monday.10:00 Cleanup and pack 10:00 . mention box of questions again 9:00 . huge lunch.2:00 .10:30 Closing Human chair Sharing bell Ghost handout Sharing Bell Supplies As each activity is developed a list of supplies can be generated. then youre in business and skip to #9. 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. In Romania. Get all the required additional papers that list the shots the students have had. Others need to be sent from the States (marshmallows for smores for example but Ive found them in Hungary also.2:00 pm Lunch 2:00 .10:30 pm unwind time in dorm rooms 10:30 lights out 11:00 room check Counselor on duty . 1.10:30 sharing experiences of Camp GLOW 10:30 . weird human tricks 9:45 . You might be given a camp that is out of your judet. July 12 7:00 am Wake up 7:30 .9:00 Talent show 9:00 .10:00 pm Talent show preparation 10:00 .9:30 Journals 9:30 .3:00 pm Break 3:00 .) A sample supply list is in the appendix. most of the camps (the physical buildings) are controlled by the county Ministry of Education.9:45 pm buffet o fun (Linda Storytelling. As soon as you have a camp also keep in contact with the camp office of the actual judet where your camp is located. 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. Document. but most people work through the Ministry. Many of these supplies can be found in Romania. July 14.6:00 Tie dye T-shirts. 3.8:00 dinner 8:00 .8:30 am Breakfast 8:45 announcements. July 13 7:00 am wakeup 7:30 .Anna and Kinga (include breaks) 12:30. 2001 7:00 am Wakeup 7:30 .Anna 6:30.12:30 Decision making . verify and re-verify all information even if the camp office in your judet assures you it is all okay. The number of misunderstandings rise exponentially during the camp so avoiding any during the negotiation process is imperative.12:30 community service . 2.) Note: Even if you speak Romanian like a native. Camp Selection This can be a tricky deal.2:00 Lunch 2:00 . etc. We also included some things in the packing list for the girls (so that we didnt have to find 40 pairs of scissors or 60 glue sticks for example.3:30 pm Evaluation session 3:30 .
You can imagine the rapturous reaction of the boys when the 60 high school girls descended on the tabara. of course. walking distance places to hike. 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. how will you transport it? Other important comments about working with the camp. You may also receive a refund for each counselor. The camp Director MUST sign both of these. Other camps have had similar problems. if it rains. like $2 for each counselor. Many NGOs in Romania own cabanas or camp sites that they may be willing to donate or charge reduced fees for use by your camp. Once you see the site you can make necessary adjustments to your schedule and activities. The more involved they are in your plans. Or for the sex and relationship discussion. they werent happy. Most important to us was the selection of campers that were from towns where there were PCVs who were GLOW counselors and were willing to follow-up the camp with a community service project with the campers. Things went fine as the girls really didnt have time to play. Visit the camp as soon as you can and talk with the Camp Director. nor did they really want to for the most part. The locations may be isolated. 8. 9. At some camps you can obtain a discount. to prove that they provided everything agreed upon. Consider having the camin sign a contract stating that they are responsible for what their workers and other residents do. Again. Good Luck . but if you can avoid the situation.) When should we arrive and leave. Even if you have not idea what its for take it. Try to involve him/her as much as possible in the social activities. which you must sign for. 10th and 11th forms. etc. Take five minutes each night to evaluate how things went with the camp director. do it. Camper Selection 11 . swim. You have to talk to the director and administrator about this in advance and get it all cleared. 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. the extras are free. Its easier to conduct the essay tests while school is in session because that is the time when it s easiest to reach students. Different camps selected campers different ways. 5. Usually for a minimum of 10 campers. 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. in general. 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. These facilities present their own set of challenges. 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. from the Camp director also. you may need the cafeteria. have outhouses or lack kitchen facilities. chips. After youve paid you will be required to give a list of all the campers and counselors names and where they come from to the camp office. etc. The camps in Roman also had some boy/girl issues requiring negotiation and delicate handling by the PCVs. What activities are available in the area. making the focus tough to maintain. Despite constant reassurances to having booked (and paid for) the entire campground. The line for the one pay phone was LONG and when the phone didnt work. the better off you are.) 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. 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. what facilities you need and for how long you need it. Get the money and pay it off completely to reserve your camp as soon as you can. For example. soda. at the ªuncuiuº 2001 camp. Other camps were surrounded by carousing groups. using the national large weeklong camp as a model. campers were selected based on several criteria. The camp will reward you ten-fold. the Ministry of Education decided to place a group of 15 or so high school boys from Moldova. its better to do it inside at night. 6. Down payments DO NOT equal a reservation. Participants were limited to high school girls in the 9th. 7. as must you fill in some information. Girls in 12th form would be going off to university following the camp and would be unable to participate in follow up activities. Other sites. They will then type it up and stamp it. Remember that all of this is worth it. talk about it when you visit. and you will bring 2 copies with you to the camp. its money and they should give it to you.
parents would demand a lot more information. Be prepared to answer that phone day or night. Reporters will ask some interesting questions regarding the single sex nature of the camp. Its a fact of life that the boys want to be around the girls and vice versa. Give the parents a way to contact you if there are any problems a cell phone number is great. deposits were required. 4. The essay (appendix) is a straightforward one on how the girls define leadership and the role of women in the 21st century. (appendix. I was asked if we hated men. A waitlist was then created in case anyone dropped out and letters sent out to all the girls regarding their status. Read through the packing list and make sure the girls all understand why they need these items. 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. Essay contest. only put 5 girls total on the list to not get their hopes up. For the ªuncuiuº camp (which was national). We didnt want the girls with the perfect English we wanted the girls that try hard but always seem to come in second or third. Dont be surprised if youre asked as to what the questions are so the girls can prepare (which we refused to do. Several girls told me later on their parents had made some comments about white slavery. For the ªuncuiuº 2001 camp we had a rule of no boys that was relaxed at the end. Several groups of girls that had traveled quite a distance chanced upon one article in a local shop. One camp did have this happen and the camper was sent home.) Give them the pep talk of how much fun it will be and then go over logistics of where and when to meet. so dont underestimate the importance of chatting with the parents.) Other camps handed out fluers with essay topics and times essays would be picked up.give a little warning/info on what to expect. 2. delighting them immensely. As its very rare for someone to drop out. sexual trafficking. whereupon I pulled girls from each of the 10 sites and had them speak to the reporter. The PCVs in each respective town read the essays with help from other PCVs and graded the girls based on the evaluation sheet (appendix. she forfeited her deposit. Press Conference Publicity is great and I highly encourage you to get some. After a first cut girls were called in for interveiws and then the finalists were chosen. by which point the girls were too busy and fo- 12 . At the meeting go over the basic schedule and hammer home that they will be very busy and free time will be pretty limited. A reporter from Antena 1 came to the camp. We decided that we didnt want the girls to have help with their essays so we gave them several hours to write their application essays in a classroom at their school. For the ªuncuiuº 2001 camp my office (CRSE. to pay their deposits and to get all other information. with a basic schedule . Make your rules about boys clear from the very beginning and things should work out. etc. I always explained that we didnt hate men (and pointed out the male counselors). back home in the States. its regarded as not important. The high achieving girls didnt need us quite as much as the other girls seemed to. you may end up sharing a campsite with boys. and their ideas. Two other reporters came to the camp itself.) The girls were graded on their ability to communicate. were part of that feminist rabble rousing crew and were teaching the girls to hate men also.) Three basic rules were emphasized over and over: no drinking. We also had participants tell us at the end of the camp that they were glad that they hadnt been able to smoke. Notification. A good idea would be to give the girls a one page description of the camp. Obviously.1. The girls will all agree with you that they felt freer to discuss things without boys around. it was waived but quietly and behind the scenes. Information session Essay contest Notification Meeting Information Session. And if the girl broke the rules. It turned out to be a national broadcast and many parents saw it. but who were recovering from very bad situations domestic violence. This was not to penalize any girls but just to ensure a financial commitment on their part to attend. Boys Depending on where you are. flyers were handed out and the information session pushed into the essay contest. an environmental group) held a press conference about the camp. While the camps were free. (Theyll still complain but at least you warned them. We had about 15 reporters show up and got coverage on three TV stations and numerous newspapers. the biggest thing we were looking for was potential. You can hold information sessions first where the goals of the camp are presented and the basic rules given. The press loves to hear about different activities and this one is right up their alley. Meeting.) The letters sent to the wait list crew clearly stated a date by they would be contacted if space opened up. after the obligatory phone call to the parents. 3. and the camp was about better equipping Romanian girls with the skills and tools they needed for a changing future. Of course. if payment is a problem. it was the longest they had gone without a cigarette in a long time. Parents were encouraged to come to the meeting so as to allay any fears as to what was going on. If its free. (For the ªuncuiuº 2001. no smoking and no drugs. 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. One camp went a completely different route and chose girls not only who were at-risk.
no drinking. youre covered. Girls from the 2001 camps have also now been chosen to receive further training and will be available as junior counselors for your camps. making the Romanian girls feel excluded. This situation probably would have resolved itself had the camp been longer than three days. several girls persisted at first in speaking Hungarian in one room. Theyve already done a camp. deciding to only speak English in the room. To get this. If youre really organized. the girl can not go.cused to get too distracted.. but separately. being highly individualistic. so we had no problems. Try to involve them early and actually give them some co-leadership assignments leading a session or two with another counselor. If you want to make out on the bench in the park. leadership training. (See appendix for English/Romanian template forms). For the 2001 summer camps. only speaking Hungarian. As the camp was short.even if your camp has entirely different emphasis. If you are traveling to camp on a bus keep an eye out for bus sickness. They told the girls If you want to fall in love. pulled them aside and asked them to participate more. Be aware that menstruating girls might not shower or par- 13 . The girls agreed. Then when human error steps in and you end up paying full fare. great. You may run into the Hungarian/Romanian issue. The girls must show their student ID with their student ticket on the train. great. Starting in January 2001. either. loved it and are delighted to be involved again. 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. Parental Consent The girls will be asked to fill out a consent form. you are responsible for that girl. the basics will be the same busy schedule. Counselor meetings Transportation A painful.). depending on who comes to your camp. stating that they are students and have them stamp it). The girls proved to be a valuable resource in the execution of the camps and role models for the campers. hate meetings. Many of the girls are not used to traveling very long distances. Medical At a public camp there should be a camp nurse but dont expect too much from them. Have them come up with own presentations/sessions or give some to them. if something happens at the camp. you have a way to reach them quickly. Check in with GAD for a list of available girls. And. you MUST. Bring extra tampons. you can hold your camp in any language. Other camps had more serious problems so be aware of whats going on. many of these girls then were junior counselors. The girls were not to go out in groups of less than three. Be very vigilant without a signed form. The girls love it as they get to practice their English with native speakers (Americans) or good speakers (HCNs. one of the HCN counselors. etc.) But. so make sure her parents/guardians agree to let her come. listing their parents names and contact information. The Roman 2001 camp devised a strategy that worked really well. Give them responsibility. Language The language of most camps is English. Students all get a discount on train travel on the basic rate before the adjustment for speed (accelerat and rapid. This can get really tricky and completely mess up your budget. Each night pull everyone together for a little while and discuss what happened that day and the plans for the next day. pads. At the Girda 2001 camp.. MUST. Junior counselors One challenge of Camp GLOW is to build sustainability and eventually transfer coordination of the camps to HCNs. MUST have their student books. necessary evil. Contact a local doctor prior to the camp and see if he/she can be on call. Each of the girls was pulled from all the 2001 camps as having serious leadership potential. One 12 hour bus ride took 17 due to necessary frequent stops. Yet. understanding the longer range goals. the advice of the day is to pretend they dont have the discount. incredible enthusiasm and empathy. 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. At the Sovata 1999 camp. The counselors stayed out of the situation and the girls resolved it themselves. campers who demonstrated exceptional leadership skills at the 2000 camps were invited to participate in a Mentor Training conference. USE THESE GIRLS! They will be ideal to help you work with the girls. (Hungarian). Americans. several Hungarian girls stuck together like glue. One camp in the summer of 2001 was conducted entirely in Romanian. The best part is that they already know the ropes . Even without the typical American fear of liability. There are only two rules: no sex. When you budget for the girls to come. Better safe than sorry. Involve them early in planning the camp. you have to have them.
Provide healthy snacks like fruit if you can. Food If you dont have a facility at your camp for cooking. 14 . with many developing illnesses they blamed on lack of soup. or if you choose not to use it. Give them some free time.ticipate in sports. In Roman 2001 the girls insisted on hot soup every day. food and souvenirs. Be sure to give them time to buy drinks. Bring extra bug spray and sun block. Romanians are not used to such a full camp schedule. get an HCN to help you make your menu and then get a few second opinions. Homesickness will be a factor. A medical emergency plan should be in place before camp starts because you never know what might come up. Make sure the girls know that you are there for them and keep them busy.
Morning Announcements and Quote Each morning prizes were given out for the winning room(s) that were asleep at Lights Out. door decorating. HEY YOU! Girl in the blue shirt. These discussion groups also met in the afternoons and went through the team-building exercises together. Counselors were also asked to do the same thing. This was not very popular at first as many of the girls had bonded on the trip and wanted to stay together. (Note: its a good idea each night for the counselors to read the wall and change any negative comments into positive ones. made the counselors put up a sheet for themselves. We ended the morning announcements with a quote read by a counselor or a camper.) We wrote their name on the back of the name tag and left the front space with the group stickers free for them to write their name as they wished to be called. it was written down and placed on the schedule. One of our goals was to have girls meet girls from other regions recognizing that everyone is the same. on the third day of the camp.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. Other announcements were made at this time by counselors and campers. This proved very successful as the team-building activities followed up on themes that were discussed in the morning. (ªuncuiuº 2001 used colored index cards. We divided it up into puzzle shaped pieces and had each camper write her name on a piece. The girls were always interested in knowing what was going to happen next and we often left the schedule mysterious to pique their interest. As soon as they got off the bus/train they were given a nametag that had their room number. We told the campers that this affirmation wall was a way to express positive things we thought of others at the camp. come here!. This also helped us to encourage the girls to be responsible for being on time. but every counselor was on duty as far as maintaining order at camp. as we wanted them to get to know as many people as possible. safety pins and string. Messages could be written anonymously or signed. Rules and Discipline One counselor was in charge of major discipline offenses. For the ªuncuiuº 2001 camp. these groups can be used as chore teams or meal groups (if you have to eat in shifts. We did not allow girls to switch rooms. In the evening there were several activities that encouraged bonding of the cabin groups (cabin cheer. We left a package of markers out near the wall. And it gave us flexibility to change the schedule if we had to. 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.). Only positive messages were allowed. 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. We put 5 or so girls from different communities into groups. If the girls missed hearing an important announcement. 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. Posting the Schedule Each night the schedule was finalized by the counselors in their early nightly meeting and posted. These groups were different from the cabin groups. The message was clear that we wanted to have a great time but that we had to abide by some basic rules or we wouldnt get anything done. and they were responsible for checking the schedule. name and their discussion group sticker on it. Affirmation Wall GOAL: fun and positive reinforcement What? When? Who? How? In the hallway of our dorm.) Messages ranged from I like your hair to You are the best friend Ive ever had! The girls really got into this activity and due to popular demand. etc.) 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. Campers were requested to wear their nametags at all times so that we could call them by their names rather than. A list of quotes is provided in the Appendix. we took large sheets of white paper. Also. the talent show on the last night had each room presenting their talent as a room. but it proved to be very successful by the end of the camp. Name Tags Discussion Groups One of the main ways that we divided the girls up was into small discussion groups. This really wasnt much of an issue because the girls developed the rules themselves for the camp and they were very eager. 15 . and the campers signed until their hearts content.
Each counselor signed every one and counselors randomly gave them out at the very end of camp. no drugs were already well established. 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. when the campers were finished. The girls wanted no rules and so we were forced to pull rules out of them respect for others. The three main rules: no drinking. The girls that were in their beds and quiet at the appointed time were given a prize. pens. the rules were posted on the wall so they were accessible to every camper. Anything will work but it should be small and inexpensive. One room won an extra prize for going from worst to best. bats. wild colored post-it notes. no smoking. Certificates The girls adore certificates and they dont have to be fancy. Then. So we went with outright bribery.Rule Development Exercise As an entire group. The schedule was jampacked and they were exhausted as were the counselors but didnt want to go to bed. That counselor checked to make sure the girls were in their rooms and quiet at Lights Out. The counselor on duty announced prizes would be given for not only lights out but clean roomsand provided garbage bags in the hallway and the girls threw away all accumulated trash.000 lei stores also. Night Duties Each GLOW counselor was given a night to be on duty. Then as you figure out what the girls really like to be called. attend all sessions. etc. They took all the colored markers and systematically drew different borders all over. giving a prize to the room(s) that were quiet with lights out when we said lights out. etc. Be prepared to have enough prizes to give each girl 2-3. etc. 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. whos the cutest counselor? And so on. Your budget is going to be different based on what you do. I gave out prizes the first hour to a group of 5 girls who were all speaking English without prodding. Finally. Each morning. after announcements. In the appendix are budgets from several camps to give you some suggestions. Other counselors could give out prizes for various pieces. we collected lots of little things as prizes hair clips.) Clean Up This jobs importance was at the end of the camp. 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. I could have asked for the moon at that point and they would have given it to me. and so did we. and put them into a huge ponga. Bribery? Perhaps. Budgeting To do any camp you need money. Tips At the end of the ªuncuiuº 2001 camp. 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. be on time. when we had to clean up and leave. 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: whos the best counselor. stationery sets. I gave each of the wonderful women in the kitchen as well as the sweetheart that cleaned the tabara 100. we added our rules if they were not already mentioned and had a discussion about them. two counselors led a brainstorming discussion on camp rules. but the girls got their sleep. Stuff from America is great but you can ace out at those 6. the counselor on duty the night before made a presentation (discussed above) and gave out prizes.000 lei. The campers rules were comprehensive and stricter than ours. A budget is an absolute must. Get a plain template and just put the dates of your camp on it. It was clear to me this had not happened before. Prizes Prior to the camp. This worked unbelievably well! The 1999 Sovata camp had butterfly hair clips sent from America which were very popular. where you go and how many people are in- 16 . you can fill them in. as counselors. By the end of the camp everyone had won prizes and every room had won something. (Note: This was not exactly the case at the ªuncuiuº camp. For the ªuncuiuº 2001 camp. several counselors came up with an ingenious creative way to fill them out. Never underestimate the value of appreciation.
Leadership: Leadership is a relatively new idea in Romania. All of the major sessions require handouts of some kind. Emotion Control: O Henry. Note: the survey the girls have to fill out is very long and then they have to do the math.volved. Stereotypes/Attitudes. Participants get to build a bridge with information over the sea of problems. so be prepared to give them a lot of time for this. This places an emphasis on keeping a separate journal. For the Girda 2001 camp. Unfortunately. you can make them whatever length or importance you want or need. Letters to themselves: youll need paper. Costs of developing varies from town to town. there is a stigma attached to this because of forced volunteering during Communism. You can go fancy or simple. The development of a community service project is also a possibility here. Use this time to explore the necessity and benefits of community service for all involved. A common practice GLOW camp activity is to have the girls tye dye t shirts. 17 . etc are great. 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. we ran out of time and some we had too much time. fruit. Just remember when budgeting try to think of all possible costs. which by the time it arrives is only worth 1. remember they may need meals along the way. they may need bag lunches or dinners. Each counselor or a pair of counselors developed their lesson plans. Plan for a snack in the morning and one in the afternoon it keeps up the energy levels. This item can add up quickly with handouts for various sessions. It will only work. many camps provide girls with basic notebooks and pens for journalling. The fluctuation of the lei can have a big impact on your budget. Sessions in general work really well as guided discussion groups. Help the campers explore their own goals and develop plans for achieving them. Morning Sessions Each morning began with morning announcements and then the major (morning) session. Fascinating look at what each camper values. especially if you lay out the ground rules for discussion before you start and stick to them. however. including songs for the campfire.food always disappears faster than you think it will. Water jugs at mealtimes. Your camp may provide that but itll cost you Snacks are a must. Water. 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 . The lesson plans for these sessions are included in this section and handouts can be found in the Appendix. candles. Bridge Skills: from the Life Skills Manual. etc. pick and choose which sessions you want to do. encourage the girls to drink lots and lots of water and be prepared for that. Team teaching works really well. inexpensive items such as hair clips. whatever you choose. Afternoon and Evening but you can call them whatever you like! And remember. pens. if its all planned well in advance.5 million lei. Photocopies. healthy snacks are important. Keep in mind. Check out your local 6. For several sessions at ªuncuiº 2001. some sessions may run longer than others. Always overestimate your costs its better to come in under budget and have leftover money than find youve dug deep in your own pocket for things! Basic suggestions: Do your budget in US$. A community based camp will be much cheaper than a large national camp. An interesting way to get participants to talk about emotions and how to work with them. especially if a proposal asked for 2 million lei. If youre preaching good nutrition. If theyre going back a long ways. Prizes (or bribes?) Go with small. Granola bars. Photos.000 lei stores. etc. Journals. Train prices change periodically so anticipate a 25% increase. This worked out really well as everyone had the same materials. A group photo for each of the girls in their tye dyed t shirts is a great reminder of the camp. To encourage journalling. Conflict Resolution: Show campers ways to constructively resolve their problems in all areas of their life.and the propensity for human nature to forget the student books. envelopes and stamps Activities Each camp is very different so pick and based on your goals. Things sent from the States are eagerly grabbed up. T shirts. I eagerly took the advice and example of the Bulgarian GLOW camp 2001 and put all the handouts into a manual for the campers and one for the counselors. If the girls are coming from far away. Theyre broken into Morning. DO Put in a miscellaneous category to give you just a little leeway on forgotten items. Wood: if you have a campfire you may have to purchase wood. Take this time to introduce the idea as well as explain that there are many different types of leaders Self Esteem/Values. The counselors manual had extra stuff in it such as directions on how to do the sessions. Community Service. Or develop more and share with everyone! Heres a quick list of a variety of activities. You can have girls bring their own plain white t shirts or provide them for consistency. while others (Goal Setting and Community Service) are creations of the PCVs who led those sessions at GLOW 99. Transportation is a big issue. And again beware of the student discount .
and how easy it is to make. your point of origin. A time to explore the traditional and changing roles of women in Romania. (Show us your best Moulin Rouge imitation. beginning with I think I feel. ap 4. 066-122-177) or Outward Bound Romania (Piata Trandafilior 55. rape. Discuss safe methods of quitting.outwardbound. it seems important to explain why this rule was set up. 065-210-905. Check out the book Friendship Bracelets by Laura Torres. Explain what a proper diet is. Most American girls went through some bracelet making phase. This is a good one to do at the beginning of the camp. as it is illegal. bring legs to chest. Using the information sheet. Journal Writing: Hold a journal writing session and then set aside time each day for the girls to reflect on their experience and thoughts. office@outwardbound. CA.ro. The girls enjoyed the very hands on experience. scB. legs crossed. then throat. The latter is obvious. Hold for 5. Next exercise: 1) lie on back. One idea that works really well is to have the girls solve riddles or clues to find the next clue. It is highly possible that girls who come to camp may already be somewhat addicted to cigarettes.) Definitely a success. (appendix) interactively educate on the health threats of smoking by writing only the numbers associated with the facts on a flip chart. 3) inhale: begin at point of origin. ISBN 1-57054-053-5. Tie Dying: A messy but simple way to make Camp Glow T shirts. If you have trouble thinking of how to begin. arms. to empty the garbage from your mind to get to the real. An interesting activity that shows girls the life cycle of paper . especially to get them in the spirit of writing. Or if sun is a necessity. bl 2. From there move on to other exercises. drinking and drugs. This is an activity that can incorporate many themes environment. 4300. The point is to write. Then they have to find something or do something. Then ask for volunteers to guess what they think each number has to do with smoking. markers. Another note: if you plan a major session after a long physical day. but more acceptable in the culture at a younger age. Gender Roles: A very GLOWy topic.both specializing in physical activities that develop team building skills. community.where you write from your stream of consciousness. seeing the number of bracelets made during the whole camp and given as gifts. shoulders and ll muscles of the face. powerful thoughts underneath. Targu Mures. the counselors will have to be incredibly energetic and patient. 4100 Harghita. The girls discussed how/why portrayals in the media shouldnt affect self esteem negatively. It was a powerful session as it really showed how each of us is influenced by the media and magazines. We all did very easy techniques.ro) . Emphasize to the girls that this is confidential and private and they can write in any language they want. This session was designed by two PCVs. Journal Decorating: Using notebooks have the girls decorate their own journal for use during the camp.) Focused Writing. Drinking is also at their age. Friendship Bracelets. 4) Exhale: reverse the action. Be prepared to have a lot of string/floss. I want (10 minutes each. nor aware of grammar or spelling. Consider inviting a local woman doctor. hug knees an try to relax spine as much as possible. Back is STRAIGHT. Explain that the rule seemed important to prevent girls who hadnt smoked before to begin at this leadership camp. stickers. just writing non stop for 10 minutes. stomach and legs relaced. Body Image/Advertising. arrange to do it early in the camp so if it rains. push down into belly. 1) identify diaphragm: behind your belly-button. psychologist or sociologist to talk about this. starting with the most important: breathing. Stress moderation and educate about the social and physical problems that alcohol abuse causes. Scavenger Hunt: Be creative. 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. 18 . wherein the girls are given a specific topic or quote to think about is also useful. Palo Alto. Miercurea Ciuc. For the session.. the dyed t-shirts gave a feeling of belonging and reinforced the teambuilding. Afternoon Activities These were generally a mix of different activities. At ªuncuiuº 2001 we held a morning session in the afternoon after a hike to a local cave and it wasnt until the second half of the session that the girls perked up. stamps.) Team Building. A very fun activity that the girls loved. you can move it to a different day. rain or shine. (Think of about 1 meter per color per bracelet and go from there. start by reading aloud a journal writing concept . Give them newspaper clippings. The campers really enjoyed this aspect of the camp. etc. walk together and laugh together.) The key to this is to tie the girls together in a group so theyre forced to work together. domestic abuse. then chest. just write I dont know what to write over and over until another idea appears. Many camps have enlisted the assistance of Mike from the Haerbek Foundation (Str Salciei. Try to choose activities that can go on. For camps with a strict rule forbidding smoking. Heres a chance to share that with the campers. This is an appropriate time to bring up sexual harassment. Fill belly with air. teambuilding etc. This must be included in future GLOW camps. glitter and then cover the books with clear plastic to protect them. the importance of exercise and rest. Yoga. as this may be the goal of some of the girls who chose to come to camp. www. Klutz Publishing. It was great because realizing the power of the images we see daily in advertising etc. creative. Nutrition: Young women all around the world have self image issues which often translates to eating disorders.freewriting . Repeat. There are lots of books on patterns if none of the counselors remember how to do this. Smoking. 2) Get rooted: sit comfortable. then use diaphragm to push belly button towards your lower back. Provide an adult role model that doesnt smoke preferably from the local culture to explain why they chose not to do so. (Jumping jacks are a real winner to watch. Relax neck muscles. is important in deciding if we are affected negatively/positively if at all. Paper Making.
etc. (Put butcher paper on the door first!) Watch them go. disco. The girls are invited to sit in a circle and a candle is lit. That camper then lights that of the girl next to her and it slowly goes around the circle until everyone has a lit candle. . Have them make a poster and develop a team cheer. When the leader encounters an obstacle. going in a camp without having parties or some replacement for parties must be very hard to accept by teenagers. Everyone should join hands in the circle and the leader should begin the night. country line dancing. The hike should end in a clearing. This was a major hit. Play until it is dark. something silly. have them teach it. Be sure to bring a medical kit and have every counselor/camper bring a water bottle. not both. go for it the girls absolutely adore them. She asks a question. The girls LOVE campfires. Whoever has done that thing must run to find a new spot on the circle. A leader starts out in the center of a large circle with no open space (like in musical chairs). (Note: try to discourage counselors from adding their own questions or questions they think the girls should have asked. I cant funeral. who asks the next question. Dance: the girls need such a session. Have the girls link arms with someone that they hadnt talked to before. This will provide a good base for discussion and journal writing. All the girls stand in a circle with a candle. Every girl has questions about sex. the candle is extinguished and the walk back to camp. beginning with the words Have you ever and ending with something she has done. yoga. If you can have smores. Evening Activities These can be very diverse. The person. It is best in a patch of woods that has been investigated previously. Movie Night: Rent a thought provoking movie in English and gather the girls for a slumber party. Dance is very popular any kind. square dancing. to the crew (no individuals). Before the campfire. etc. Bring the girls to an open field. In the appendix are song sheets for some popular American tunes. Depending on the issues of the camp or within the group. 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. 1) simply roll neck slowly and gently beginning to the right three times. trust hike. she whispers it to the next girl and it is passed down the line. 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. go for it. Its a great first night bonding activity and youll be thrilled and amazed at how creative the girls are. Day Hike. song.) Swimming. This can turn into a very emotional experience. Youll have campers ready to tackle Mt. Sex and Relationships talk. making sure to emphasize keeping the group together. counselors also participated in this show. Then at the campfire that night. who wishes to speak. A counselor slowly lights their own candle and then lights one of the campers candles. The girls will all want to sunbathe or swim in local watering holes. Teach salsa. The leader looks for an opening and someone else is left standing in the center of the circle. If you can offer swimming lessons. such as a ditch or log.anything! Campfire. then slowly lower both head and knees simultaneously. (Note: not a competition!) Talent Show: Let the girls showcase their talents. A session of stretching before starting off is a very good idea. then left.slowly move head from side to side. wrapping paper. Candle ceremony. We told them early on about the talent show to let them come up with ideas on what to present. a favorite activity or something ordinary. Find some more and share with the girls. Afterwards it was open dance! Night Hike: No flashlights allowed! Begin around dusk. Emphasize fun and teamwork and de emphasize competition. A recommendation. but alternate legs. Next exercise: Neck roll. to show alternative ways of dancing. asks for the candle. It can be an embarrassing story. Then a sharing time is begun. A major highlight of the camp. At ªuncuiuº 2001 we had two counselors lead the girls in different modern dance styles including an African dance. It was good to show to the girls how they can express emotions through movement and dance. coasters. and so on. (2 versions in the appendix. 2) make sure shoulders are relaxed. at dinner that night we asked the girls to write something down they thought they couldnt do. When everyone has had a chance to share. Lie flat. and give each room a bunch of stuff and have them create a door that reflects them. it can be a directed sharing or an open one. 3) Repeat. Play Have you ever? with them. 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. during the daytime. Theyll have some of their own to share. we burned those notes symbolically declaring limits that we impose on ourselves but that we can overcome. 2) bring head up to knees. hand in hand in a long line.) 19 . is to have a GLOW counselor lead the hike whos already done it before. pictures. This went over really well! At the Sovata 1999 and ªuncuiuº 2001 camps. If you have counselors who know something in particular. Gather decorating materials ribbons. GLOW Olympics: Divide the girls into teams and have them compete in different games. To encourage bonding and full participation ask each room to present a skit. Leaders should be prepared to begin the sharing to allow the girls time to think and to get things going. based on experience. Everest and campers exhausted before they leave the driveway of the camp. At the end of the week go through the questions and have an open talk about sex.
theyll have adjusted and will be begging for more.) This section was a big hit. we asked the male counselors to leave. we began with a discussion on HIV/AIDS. BUT. getting there can be a trial. HANG IN THERE AND BE POSITIVE! The girls will inspire you and youll walk away from this camp stunned at the transformation of the girls. Complaints were then heard about being bored ce sã facem?) Money. especially since girls usually dont have the opportunity to discuss sex in such an open and straightforward way. against them. We broke up the girls into small groups and each girl rolled that condom onto the banana. (Earlier that evening we had gone through all the questions and pre-assigned the notes to individual counselors. The girls will get overwhelmed. So. if you end up with leftover money.) We stated upfront that this was entirely voluntary and if anyone felt uncomfortable they did not have to do this.) This let the girls know that men and women can be open about sex and answer questions honestly. It covered a wide range of topics. We explained that even if you never ever planned to use a condom. have a pizza party for the girls. for example. male and female. its still good to be able to help out your friends. It was a great opportunity to talk about sex and using condoms. the male counselors came back and we started answering questions from the box. plan an hour and a half for lunch. The girls were pretty well informed on how to get it and what it all means. The girls all laughed and joked and felt secure about asking questions. (appendix. Plan for that and keep a contingency fund. Prices go up. That easily segued into a discussion on how to say no to sex (appendix). Yet. freak about it and scream for free time. keep your balance. Hey. getting the condom off the banana is not quite as easy as it looks. Practice first Ai Grijã For the girls who come to the camp. The condom on the banana is a great teaching tool note. As counselors you want to share so much. something unexpected happens. Then each girl was handed a banana and a condom while two counselors described and demonstrated how to put it on. And the sex talk was great. religious or otherwise. And even if anyone has issues. cramming a lot into a short time. however for those demonstrating. from condom use to virginity and masturbation. emphasize to them that they are doing something totally different completely unlike other camps.At the ªuncuiuº 2001 and Girda 2001 camps. For this section. its a good idea to see how easy they are to use. It can be a very powerful session and the girls will talk about it for quite a while. You need to give them some. keep in mind by the end of the week. Its all worth it! 20 . (This is always a good answer as girls are always wanting to help out their friends. we dropped a session and increased the time for the hike. (At the ªuncuiuº 2001 camp. After this. We were very straightforward in not advocating sex at all pushing the wait until youre ready line. giving the girls several hours of down time. It always costs more than you think to do things.
As a result. Env. It will support community development to stimulate the local production. a childrens education project for recycling and numerous caving excursions. the Bihor County Council and the Romanian Ministry for Water. Participants will be selected on the basis of an essay contest and will attend the camp for free. CRSE ecotourism project coordinator. The overall goal of this camp is to develop stronger leadership and English-language skills. 2001 A. He and other HCN trainers will participate in leadership training activities such as self-esteem. A small business designed to be an offshoot of CRSE and. PCV. This camp will be open to young women in ninth through eleventh grade. historical and cultural patrimony of the area. Paul Iacobas. Bihor. environmental education and outdoor sporting. funded by the European Union. conflict resolution. This camp will benefit some 60 girls through a week of leadership training. One major project. investment in skiing opportunities and facilities (REDIS OF) partner with Bihor County Council During Communism. Other projects supported by CRSE include an eco-tourism business. 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. Our Big Sea Constanþa. networking. Other successful projects include: LIFE Project Combined Actions for Protection and Natural Patrimonial Development of the Apuseni Mountains partner with Romanian Speleological Federation. throughout Romania. 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. Reconciliation with Nature: youth environmental education programs Inter-regional observatory for diagnosis and action in the Apuseni Mountain territories partner with Alba. Now. will direct activities in caving. 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. rock climbing. 21 . essentially cross training the trainers in additional activities. Transylvania Ecological Club and the Neamt Ecoforest Association Regional Economic Development. România January 31. (Regional Center for Ecological Survey) is a thriving environmental organization in the northwest corner of Romania. As their farms had long been taken away. as time progresses. Parks for Youth: Ecological Guard. The project has a strong educational character. as it proposes new solutions for supporting social and economical development through sustainable use of natural and traditional cultural heritage. This camp will serve as a demonstration and trial run for a new long-term project of CRSE: ecotourism and environmental education. Instruction and Formation: training citizens to detect environmental problems and report them to the EPA. To dovetail with the LIFE project. 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. or vandalizing caves of anything of value including rare crystals and rocks. generate income using local existing resources and increase values on traditional. Emil Racoviþã Speleological Institute. massive layoffs left residents with few sources of income. the residents have resorted to short term solutions such as massive clearcutting in national forests. Earth Day. Several major plants have closed in this region. CRSE is developing an ecotourism business. STATEMENT OF NEED CRSE. hiking and kayaking. and goal setting. B. factories are being shut down right and left. empowering participants for fuller participation in their society. as the nation moves from a command to a market economy. Forests and Environmental Protection Parks for Life. it will become a revenue source for CRSE. it is a federation formed in 1995 with a primary focus to protect and conserve the Apuseni Mountains. with CRSE (Regional Center for Ecological Survey) Oradea. LIFE. Headquartered in Oradea.Appendix SPA Grant Application Submitted by Janet Hughes. With over 60 organizations from environmental education to caving. decision-making. devastating the small communities that surrounded them. 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. generating monies to continue to conserve and protect the natural resources of the region.
bank director. 2001) (January 2001) (PI) Investigate funding sources and begin application process (January April 2001) (JH) a. hiking and canoeing. PCV Env. Solicit comments and advice from prior leaders of camps (JH. Change can only happen from within. Kelly Sweeney = KS. Vadu Criºului. giving the girls free rein to express themselves in a safe atmosphere. women lack representation in many aspects of national and regional government. assigned to less powerful positions in society. The situation is further complicated by a shaky economic situation throughout the country. it will expose them to additional training techniques and philosophies. D. Write and distribute friends and family fundraising letter to all participating PCVs. 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. Strict gender roles are strongly enforced by most families and the majority of Romanian society. leadership development of girls) (JH. will emphasize exploration and appreciation of the Apuseni Mountains.The main goal is to preserve the natural heritage through ecologically based tourism in ªuncuiuº. and sexuality remains a taboo topic in both schools and families. This camp. As part of the broadening efforts. Participating Peace Corps Volunteers = PPCV) Announce GLOW camp and invite PCV volunteers from around the country to participate (January-February 2001) (JH. Gîrda and Padiº. Raised in a patriarchal culture. to include some 60 girls. As the eco-tourism business begins to grow and expand. shaped as future mothers of the nation under Communism. women business leaders (doctor. Identify HCNs to work with (Paul Iacobas with CRSE will be primarily responsible for this) (PI) Determine facility (Tabara in ªuncuiuº) and date (July 15-21. Begin reading previous camp materials. Throughout the week. Friends and family. a mixture of men and women. (Vol 2. highlights the challenges faced by women. with just under 80% believe that women have to follow the male lead. travel agency owner. CRSE will be able to pull from a wider set of training materials in several languages. ) in a panel discussion. where women are regarded primarily as mothers and wives. GOALS AND OBJECTIVES There are two long-term goals for providing this camp. prostitution. Determine goals of camp (CRSE eco-tourism project. No 39. PI) c. A GLOW camp that stresses leadership training for girls. The second long-term goal is broadening the horizons of some 60 girls from around Romania. they state According to the Romanian Society for Feminist Analyses. For the other HCN trainers. Doctors receive minimal education in womens health issues. PI) d. Peace Corps Partnership Grant (January 2001) (JH) e. KS) 22 . aspirations and struggles to achieve their success. SPA grant (January 2001) (JH) b. 13 November 2000) regarding the status of Romanian women. as well as other women in their community. Paul will be assisted in the outdoor sporting activities by other HCN. intelligence and ambitions. By bringing in girls from all across Romania. The first is to provide a training ground for the CRSE Eco-tourism project. etc. Providing them with leadership training and outdoor education will give them greater awareness of their own strengths and weaknesses. Paul Iacobas = PI. In an article of the Central Europe Review. Rotary Clubs. (February March 2001) (PPCV) c. For Paul Iacobas. to enable the project coordinator to do a test run of an outside group (foreigners) with very different expectations of a camp. project coordinator for the eco-tourism project. from small villages and large cities. This camp will be conducted entirely in English. Our hope is that each of these persons will affect a larger circle of friends and family. but the bottom line is that Romanian women must learn how to reach out for the choices and opportunities that await them. Some 63% of men and women consider household tasks to be primarily the responsibility of women. PROJECT DESIGN & ACTION PLAN Note: Janet Hughes = JH. the girls will go caving. most Romanian women remain faithful to their household because this is the only place where they are important and listened to. Have them send out letters. Other funding sources: women oriented foundations. Nudging and prodding from the European Community helps. This will show that role models exist for these girls. Romania remains a patriarchal society. Ariºeni. we will emphasize the participants opportunities to educate and support their female friends and relatives. an international language. A GLOW camp for girls fits squarely within this project and CRSEs goals. and enforcement is almost nonexistent. Overcoming these obstacles can only happen by empowering the young women of Romania to demand full participation and leadership. we will focus on team building and cooperation. KS. as well as teaching them to appreciate and understand their natural patrimony. C. This camp will be managed by Janet Hughes. rock climbing. and Paul Iacobaº. From a tabara in ªuncuiuº. KS) b. from ethnic Hungarian enclaves to ethnic Romanian strongholds. etc. creating a network of friendship and support for these girls for the future. will discuss their goals. Focusing only on girls will remove the competing for boys attention factor. who will also participate in the leadership and creative activities. Few laws protect women from domestic violence or sexual harassment. will benefit these girls as well as the outward ripple effect throughout the community. Chiºcãu. Romanian Ministry of Youth and Sports (April 2001) (KS. A recent poll on gender issues by the Open Society Foundation in August 2000. (February April 2001) (JH. Trafficking of women. creativity. KS) a. women may be even scared by the new competitive criteria of the labor market. domestic violence and sexual harassment are regarded as a womans fault. microcredit enterprise organization director.
Determine size of outdoor activity groups. We will also bring with us a medical kit from Peace Corps with extra painkiller pills (aspirin) as well as bandages to handle scrapes. Potential challenges: We are strenuously trying to avoid all possible disasters at the camp. etc. At the camp. any cancellations will be filled by campers on the waiting list. (Some campers may be arriving via 2nd class sleeping cars from Galati and the Black Sea coast. July 10. from their site to Oradea and then from Oradea to ªuncuiuº by personal trains. Participating Peace Corps Volunteers (some 10 in all) will publicize and coordinate the essay contest for potential campers and. Training materials will be provided by the PC Women in Development Committee and the Scouts International. etc. Send out formal letters of acceptance. Camper Selection Process. KS. Day 1: Sunday.000 lei per camper and counselors. They will hold informational meetings and collect the deposit monies. rules Quiet time. Alternative activities will be planned for days where weather will not permit activities such as rock climbing. etc. with the assistance of participating Peace Corps Volunteers. outdoor training costs for caving. obtain feedback. cav- 23 . October 2001) (JH. nuts and bolts. b. their participation will be integral to the success of the project. Up until the last moment. Supply Lists ( March-April 2001) (JH. assessment (July August 2001. lights out Day 2: Monday. journals.) Lodging and meals will be covered by grants from other funders (PCPP. ªuncuiuº is not the worlds easiest place to get in and out of. while other supplies will be covered by other donors. etc. A key coordination issue will be the arrival and departure of all campers. PPCV) Janet Hughes (PCV) and Paul Iacobas (CRSE) will serve as the primary project managers of the GLOW camp. We will have a nurse either on-call or actually at camp to deal with potential injuries and problems. lights out Day 3: Tuesday. using criteria established by the management team. To the greatest extent possible. Determine camper selection process essay on leadership. lights out Arrivals at ªuncuiuº. icebreakers. July 9. Develop Schedule. Formally invite formally women business leaders from Oradea for two separate panel discussions. Each volunteer will be assigned specific responsibilities including bed and room checks. Post-camp assessment and feedback will be performed by the management team. The operational and management team will consist of Kelly Sweeney (PCV) along with Janet Hughes and Paul Iacobas. leading activities such as tie dying. etc. logistics. exploring caving or scaling cliffs through rock climbing. c. PI. Dinner Leadership training session Quiet time. Paul Iacobaº and other HCNs involved in the project will be given full responsibility. It is an hour and a half outside of Oradea. choose the campers to attend the camp. rejection and wait list. We will be trying to make arrangements to get the campers either into Cluj or Oradea for the best connections. KS. or journal writing. (KS) Select Campers (May 2001) (PPCV) a. rock climbing. Plan B activities will be provided for those individuals who refuse to join scheduled activities. Already. Their enthusiasm and commitment to the project will be contagious.) Lunch Afternoon session: outdoor activities: hiking. friends and family). Organizational facilities will be provided by the CRSE office in Oradea. 2001 Tentative Schedule for camp ing. (PI) b. This assessment will serve as a useful guide for future projects conducted by CRSE and the ecotourism team. review of previous evenings logistics. caving. 2001 Breakfast Morning session: teambuilding or creative activities(tie dying. July 8. while others will travel by bus or personal trains. will be covered partially by CRSE and partially by the SPA grant. 2001 Breakfast Morning session: Introduction. Lunch Afternoon session: Introductions. PI) a. his suggestions have been incorporated into the plans. JH) c. Dinner icebreakers. This group will develop the schedule. Transport will be via CFR (paid by SPA funding) at an average of 190. Hold informational meetings. Collect deposit money Hold Camp (July 2001) Post-camp: follow-up. Dinner Leadership training session Quiet time. or sex education. Split into teambuilding activities Lunch Afternoon session: Split into outdoor activities: hiking. schedule. Equipment for outdoor training will be covered by partially by CRSE and partially by other funders. through his training with the Romanian and International Scouting organizations. objectives and camper selection process. Activities such as rock climbing and caving require small groups and are equipment intensive. Currently preliminary acceptance has come from a doctor and the executive director of a womens microcredit enterprise organization. (PI. Hold essay contest in each town and select campers. Paul and his team will hold complete responsibility for outdoor activities such as leading hikes.
harnesses. T-shirts. some $600 has already been raised through Friends and Family. 2001 Breakfast Closing session: wrap-up Departure The budget for the GLOW camp will be supplemented by donations from the Peace Corps Partnership Program. Attached is a full budget with breakdowns for the project. printing and copying and miscellaneous. The Peace Corps Partnership Proposal will be sent for approval to the PC Romania office in early February. detailing the activities of the camp and its success or failure.50 $7. (PCV). July 14. journals. 2001 Breakfast Morning session: creative activities Lunch Afternoon session: outdoor activities: Dinner Leadership training Talent Show Quiet time. each evening the management team and all training staff will meet to review the activities of the day.15 $74. MONITORING AND EVALUATION Monitoring To monitor the planning of the camp. preparation costs such as. 24 .00 E.62 $190. 2001 Breakfast Morning session: Outdoor activities Lunch Afternoon session: Leadership training activities Dinner Creative activities Quiet time. friends and family.160. and other funders. CRSE will donate meeting and organizational space. F.. Sources of Funding Summary: Peace Corps SPA Peace Corps Partnership Program Other Donors Friends and Family CRSE HCNs PCVs Total Budget: $1.85 $665. Evaluation We have planned several different evaluations of the camp. etc. such as Rotary Clubs. outdoor activities equipment rental including: kayaks. Input and advice will be solicited from other PCVs who have successfully organized such camps. During the camp. lights out Day 6: Friday.028.Day 4: Wednesday. the management team of Janet Hughes. presentation supplies. use of facilities and meals for one week. transportation for campers and PCVs.77 To date. telephone. etc.62 $247. Kelly Sweeney (PCV) and Paul Iacobas. equipment and supplies. film and developing. lights out Day 7: Saturday. 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. Proposals to various foundations will be sent out in late February. Paul Iacobas and his staff will be asked to write a report.00 $414. Nurse. lamps.505. 2001 Breakfast Morning session: teambuilding Lunch Afternoon session: outdoor activities Dinner Leadership training session Bonfire Quiet time. activities supplies.38 $120. July 13.00 $783. expenses of additional HCN volunteers as well as Paul Iacobass salary. For our goal of using the camp as a trial run for the eco-tourism project. while letters to friends and family are projected to be sent out will be sent out in late February and early March.00 $3. coveralls.65 $866.00 $1. printing costs. HCN volunteers. COST BREAKDOWN/BUDGET Other sources will cover HCN Outdoor Trainers. July 11. July 12. transportation for business leaders panel. office space. and foundations.. will work together in order to insure the timeline is being followed and to make alterations to the schedule if needed. lights out Day 5: Thursday.495.
After six months. ADDENDA CRSE brochure. This form will be compiled and distributed to all participants. each girl will be asked again to write a letter to herself about how those expectations were met. For each camper. campers and trainers. Paul will be responsible for a final evaluation of the operations of the camp. each girl will be asked to fill out an evaluation form. Follow-ups will be held by each PCV. G. 25 .highlighting projects that worked and noting those that didnt. These letters will be discussed and collected. particularly in terms of the community service commitment. we will handle evaluations in two different areas: camp operations and personal development. At the beginning of the camp. Ecotourism project flyer. each girl will be asked her expectations of the camp essentially to write a letter to herself. On the final day of the camp. At the wrap-up session. both letters will be sent to each participant with an evaluation to see how they now feel about their experience.
encouraging atmosphere. Strict gender roles are strongly enforced by most families and the majority of Romanian society. 2000 Dear Member of the Peace Corps Partnership Program. experiential education and artistic activities will complement these. This aspect will be continued after the camp. empowering them for fuller participation in their society. Targu Mures has been a center of ethnic conflict in Romania between the Romanian and Hungarian communities. The camp will be free for all participants. when participants will be encouraged to become involved in addressing a social problem facing their community. Finally. NW Washington. Thus. Activities will focus on self-esteem. To encourage participants to consider specific issues facing women in Romania and to apply the skills that they have learned to these situations. I have had several female students share stories of domestic violence in their families and the families of their friends. with serious violence erupting in 1990. such as self-esteem. in a nearby village. due to the poor economic conditions of many students. Ap. Doctors receive minimal education in womens health issues. social and economic backgrounds. June 25 through July 1. conflict resolution. while most quickly identified various barriers faced by women in Romania. According to the Romanian Society for Feminist Analyses. This will occur in the context of discussions about body image. Community Need As an English teacher at one of the local high schools. and goal setting. Further. relationships. chosen on the basis of an essay contest. improved English-language skills will help to prepare the participants for opportunities in business and leadership. Description of Project Camp GLOW will include 24 young women in ninth through eleventh grade. as Romania attempts to integrate into the wider European community and to attract foreign investment. and ethnic heritages. To provide information concerning womens health issues. 4 ROMANIA Peace Corps Partnership Program 1111 20th Street. 26 . conflict resolution. assertiveness. The overall goal of this camp is to develop stronger leadership and English-language skills in the participants. To emphasize the opportunities for and importance of community service. decision-making. Most experience regular verbal and physical sexual harassment. 13. decision-making. and enforcement is almost nonexistent. I am seeking support for an English-language. their community. assertiveness. Participants will be selected on the basis of an essay contest and will attend the camp for free. many students struggled to identify female leaders or role models in their community or nation. Targu Mures Chris Grove 4300 Targu Mures Aleea Cornisa Bl. Topics will include gender role stereotypes. The camp will promote reconciliation and cooperation between women from these ethnic backgrounds. leadership camp. Each of these factors seems to verify the need to empower young women for participation and leadership in Romanian society. entitled Girls Leading Our World (GLOW). Few laws protect women from domestic violence or sexual harassment. and domestic violence. In the context of various lessons surrounding International Womens Day. the camp will bring together girls from different high schools. This camp will be open to young women in ninth through eleventh grade. The camp will last for one week. Participants will be involved in English-language discussions and activities concerning issues related to leadership. and leadership in an open. Five Peace Corps volunteers and four local women will facilitate the camp. sexual harassment. women lack representation in many aspects of national and regional government. and sexuality remains a taboo topic in both schools and families. DC 20526 April 10.Grant Application for Peace Corps Partnership Program Girls Leading Our World Camp 2000. Project Objectives The following are the objectives for Camp GLOW: To allow young women to discuss themselves. This situation is exacerbated by poor economic conditions throughout the country. in conjunction with guest presenters from the community. Outdoors. and goal setting. from Targu Mures and surrounding villages.
and at least two ethnic groups. Conclusion I am convinced that Camp GLOW will be a valuable experience for the individual participants. Community Benefits In addition to the individual benefits gained by each participant. and community English teachers have already been active in promoting the camp. Outdoor experiential education and teambuilding activities will be facilitated by a local. appreciating differences. resolving conflict. Thank you for considering our project. Chris Grove Peace Corps Romania Enc: GLOW Line Item Budget 27 .lifestyle habits. and their involvement will be integral to the camps success. The attached budget provides more specific quantitative information about each of these contributions. three grade levels. their peers will be influenced and challenged by their example and leadership. A local environmental organization. and relationships. These women will ideally be role models. Focus Eco Center. the wider community will benefit from community service projects selected and undertaken by the participants as part of an after-camp GLOW group. This GLOW group will provide an ongoing forum for the participants to discuss issues relevant to their lives and their roles as leaders. with the goal of preparing them to facilitate both in upcoming years. Further. Significantly. but also for young women throughout the city. as well as evaluations of the camp. at a reduced rate. and gradually for the wider community. Local women will be paired with Peace Corps volunteers as discussion group leaders and camp counselors. Community Involvement Many persons in Targu Mures have been excited about this project. To improve the conversational English skills of the participants. Finally. Residents of the village will prepare dinner each night. In order to assess the effectiveness of the camp and to improve future camps. local women will be involved in the GLOW camp and group. the participants will represent four high schools. such as overcoming stereotypes. Sincerely. and building healthy relationships. To address human relationship issues. Finally. in exchange for a contribution towards materials for the center. we will have the participants complete personal questionnaires before and after the camp. female instructor from Outward Bound. has agreed to provide its facilities in a nearby village for the camp. not only for the GLOW camp participants. The Mures Womens Forum will make a presentation concerning the situation of women on the local and national level. the local women facilitating the camp. Bolyai High School will provide facilities for the essay contest.
On a positive note. who facilitated a session on relationships and conflict resolution. Although our leadership camp was focused on issues facing the participants as young women. we emphasized the participants opportunities to educate and support their female friends and relatives. The depth and reflection of the young women present also impressed the teachers. decision-making. Some girls disliked the presentation-style of certain local presenters. and a session early in the camp provided tips and ideas for writing and creating. and mother of young children. and the state of women in Romania. Both were fascinated by the success of interactive teaching and expressed desires to bring this methodology into their classrooms. who were integrated in sleeping rooms and discussion groups. who had often viewed themselves as alone or misunderstood. domestic violence. Finally. perhaps more intensive cooperation with or training for local camp leaders would be beneficial in the future. sexual abuse. assertiveness. being listened to and validated was unique in their life experience. but the questions and stories of the young women challenged their ideas and stimulated further aspects of their planning for a domestic violence shelter. The young women shared personal accounts of sexual harassment. as well as other women in their community. wife. the participants were grateful for the encouragement and time to write in their journals each day. 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.Thank You Report GLOW Camp. The camp ultimately had an equal number of ethnic Hungarians and ethnic Romanians. For many. Peace Corps Volunteer. an environment of trust and freedom was successfully created. the young women bonded and formed friendships across ethnic lines. and despite ongoing ethnic tensions in ? and Romania as a whole. and often extended warm hospitality to the young women. gender roles and values. the participants discussed community needs. relationships and conflict resolution. completing strengths-weaknesses-opportunities-threats analyses. Romania Thank you for making a life-changing week possible for women in Romania. Although we did work with presenters before the camp. Another secondary benefit was the meaningful impact on the wider community. Together the participants agreed to communicate only in English. many secondary benefits emerged. during such activities as the camp talent show. the young women shared their appreciation for opportunities to be creative and to share their creativity in a supportive. who is a student. In addition to the above. Almost unanimously. eating disorders and the like. 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. Throughout the week. Members of a Romanian womens organization presented on issues of domestic violence. which relied more on lecture than discussion and activities. while local women and Peace Corps volunteers tried to offer understanding and practical solutions. In addition to interactive sessions on self-esteem. shared meaningful stories of their lives. and both seem eager to continue to work with the participants. A journal was provided for each young woman. affirming environment. who asked questions. All seemed to consider the camp a very meaningful experience. This was also true for a local woman. Our hope is that each of these persons will affect a larger circle of friends and family. Post-camp evaluations were extremely positive. Informational scavenger hunts and outdoor activities brought the participants into contact with local villagers. Romania 28 . and they expressed excitement about together addressing community needs as part of an ongoing GLOW group. Team-building activities facilitated by a local female instructor were particularly beneficial in facilitating cooperation and understanding. hearing from and connecting with local women was a powerful experience for many of the participants.
GLOW CAMP Coordinators 29 . ? has a joint bank account with two of the camp coordinators. and transportation). We hope that this camp will have a lasting impact on our community through the establishment of an ongoing girls leadership group. The camp is free for the girls. If you would also email us so that we can keep track of how much money we have raised we would greatly appreciate it. Thanks for your help! Feel free to pass this message on to others who might be interested. decision-making and womens issues in Romania. This will cover all of their costs (food. right smack in the middle of Transylvania.Sample Family-Friends Fundraising Letter Dear Family and Friends. and 11th grades of various high schools in ?. GLOW stands for Girls Leading Our World. and for $25 you can give a Romanian girl a once-in-a-lifetime experience. The money will be deposited in the United States. housing. We are working on putting together a camp called Camp GLOW. easy and safe access to the money from here in Romania. Please remember to make the check in the name of ?. We are writing a Peace Corps Partnership Grant to help cover part of the cost. All of us are very excited about this camp. although they do have to make a refundable deposit to guarantee their place and demonstrate their commitment to the camp. self-esteem. but we still need to raise additional funds. If you would like to help us in our fund raising effort. 10th. Camp GLOW was actually conceived in 1994 by a Romania Peace Corps Volunteer. supplies. Sincerely. During the camp girls from different backgrounds will come together to participate in group activities and discussions on themes such as leadership. We have just held an essay contest to determine who will be accepted to the camp. This is a great cause. Here is how you can help. providing the opportunity to continue discussions of issues relevant to their lives while encouraging them to make meaningful contributions to their city. We are continuing the tradition. It will be a seven-day camp held in a small village called ?. This is the perfect opportunity. but we will have fast. near the city of ?. and are working diligently to make it a fun and meaningful experience for the participants. please send a check to the following address. goal-setting. There will be 24 girls invited to the camp from the 9th. Many of you have asked us in the past how you can help us while we are here in Romania. The camp will cost $25 per girl for the entire week.
Trafficking of women. I am writing to seek your support for an English-language. Raised in a patriarchal culture. their community.Sample RPCV letter May 29. from all over Romania. Trainings will also be conducted by local community leaders. Activities will focus on self-esteem. June 28-July 4. the Danube port town of Giurgiu (my lovely town on the border with Bulgaria). most Romanian women remain faithful to their household because this is the only place where they are important and listened to. assertiveness. conflict resolution. and goal setting. Nudging and prodding from the European Community helps. as well as teaching them to appreciate and understand their natural patrimony. as you know. with just under 80% believe that women have to follow the male lead. To provide information concerning womens health issues. hiking and canoeing. 30 . Participants will be selected on the basis of an essay contest and will attend the camp for free. through caving. resolving conflict. Some 63% of men and women consider household tasks to be primarily the responsibility of women. Community Need Romania remains a patriarchal society. change can only happen from within. Topics will include gender role stereotypes. such as overcoming stereotypes. decision-making and goal setting. Doctors receive minimal education in womens health issues. the cultural center of Brasov. and enforcement is almost nonexistent. The camp will emphasize outdoor. According to the Romanian Society for Feminist Analyses. To physically explore and delight in the natural environment of Romania. empowering them for fuller participation in their society. As a native of Miami. conflict resolution. entitled Girls Leading Our World (GLOW). The camp will bring together girls from different cities throughout the country. rock climbing and hiking. lifestyle habits. relationships. Few laws protect women from domestic violence or sexual harassment. Approximately fifteen Peace Corps volunteers will facilitate the camp. prostitution. Inc. Bihor. Yet. Strict gender roles are strongly enforced by most families and the majority of Romanian society. Romania. The camp will be free for all participants. To encourage participants to consider specific issues facing women in Romania and to apply the skills that they have learned to these situations. from the mountains of Bihor. and domestic violence. As Romania strives to meet the demands of a changing society. This camp will be open to young women in ninth through eleventh grade. including Western and American standards. will benefit these girls enormously as well as their communities. sexual harassment. the roles and choices for girls in the future will be radically different. Description of Project Camp GLOW will include 60 young women in ninth through eleventh grade. enabling them to learn also from the camp. experiential education through exploration through caving. assertiveness. A GLOW camp that stresses leadership training for girls. This aspect will be continued after the camp. due to the poor economic straits in students in Romania. such as self-esteem. leadership camp. decision-making. encouraging atmosphere. 2001 in Oradea. To address human relationship issues. and sexuality remains a taboo topic in both schools and families. Overcoming these obstacles can only happen by empowering the young women of Romania to demand full participation and leadership. assigned to less powerful positions in society. The overall goal of this camp is to develop stronger leadership and English-language skills in the participants. shaped as future mothers of the nation under Communism. Participants will be involved in English-language discussions and activities concerning issues related to leadership. when participants will be encouraged to become involved in addressing a social problem facing their community. Creative and artistic activities will complement these. The situation is further complicated by a shaky economic situation throughout the country. women lack representation in many aspects of national and regional government. 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. and building healthy relationships. Peace Corps volunteers will train the trainers. chosen on the basis of an essay contest. women may be even scared by the new competitive criteria of the labor market. rock climbing. This will occur in the context of discussions about body image. 2001 Returned Peace Corps Volunteers of South Florida. 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. Project Objectives The following are the objectives for Camp GLOW Oradea 2001: To allow young women to discuss themselves. To emphasize the opportunities for and importance of community service. and relationships. A recent poll on gender issues by the Open Society Foundation in August 2000 highlights the challenges faced by women. and leadership in an open. Represented as well will be a variety of social and economic backgrounds and ethnic heritages. where women are regarded primarily as mothers and wives. and the rolling farmlands of Moldavia. teaching and working with Romanian trainers in different experiential education techniques. domestic violence and sexual harassment are regarded as a womans fault. appreciating differences.
three grade levels. the wider community will benefit from community service projects selected and undertaken by the participants as part of an after-camp GLOW group. with the goal of preparing them to facilitate both in upcoming years. combined with community support have us at 85% of our goal. These women will ideally be role models. and solicited our friends and family. Valeria Velasquez PCV. These monies. and at least two ethnic groups. To bring together young women from all over Romania. Thanks! Sincerely. Janet Hughess forbearing parents: Weve set up a system to transfer funds quickly and easily. please dont hesitate to contact me at I look forward to hearing from you. Romania 31 . the participants will represent 6-10 communities. A donation of $100-250 will go far to help us out. We recognize the tardiness of our request. but also for young women throughout the country. Significantly. but all donations received after the camp will go towards the closing bills as well as ongoing follow-up activities. local men and local women will be involved in the GLOW camp and group. This GLOW group will provide an ongoing forum for the participants to discuss issues relevant to their lives and their roles as leaders. If you have any additional questions. Piteºti. their peers will be influenced and challenged by their example and leadership. Further. Community Benefits In addition to the individual benefits gained by each participant. not only for the GLOW camp participants. We have received support through a Small Project Assistance (SPA) grant. As former Peace Corps Volunteers and fellow Floridians I am seeking your support to accomplish all our goals. All donations should be sent to the main organizer. stressing their common identity To improve the conversational English skills of the participants. Finally.
Ive never been so happy in my entire life! Thank you. this week has been the best one Ive ever had in my life. There are not enough words to express my gratitude towards you and your help. friendship. This camp helped me a lot!! Im more self-confident not. only a few persons. Im so confused. thank you a million times. my eyes are full of tears and I cant express my thoughts in words. actually a year longer. honesty. a 17 year old girl from a small town called Miercurea Ciuc in the Harghita county in a small country called Romania. I made a lot of friends here I felt understood and cared about. Im sorry if I will. You cant imagine how I feel now. I dont know how to thank you for making this camp possible. I didnt know everybody. So here I am. Now its something else I feel like Im going to burst in a few minutes. They were like total strangers for me. I mean Im sure Ill 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. thank you. Why burst? Because Im crying so badly and Im afraid Im going to stain this letter.THANK YOU LETTER FROM GLOW CAMPER Dear GLOW Friend. I could say I love your intention of helping us. I have a very difficult life at home and a not very nice father and I am fighting to stand up for my beliefs and I often hit huge walls which stop me for awhile but Im fighting to find my way back on the right track. With respect and admiration. You made my life a month longer. You know. When I came here. Otilia Tiriac Keep your soul GLOWing! 32 . This camp made me realize the real precious things in my life like trust. I cant help you enough for making this camp possible for me.
. Romania will bloom. loud. To be offered the chance to affect the lives of so many girls still astonishes me and Im grateful Peace Corps offered me that opportunity. perhaps not as quickly as we would all like. quiet. in supporting a GLOW camp for 60 Romanian girls earlier this month. empowerment and connection was tremendous. on the 4th of July. I cried at their eloquence and gratitude. stunned sometimes. When I read them all as one block. The camp was a huge success and Im still reeling at what we managed to pull off especially me! Working here in Romania has its challenges but the rewards are amazing. pulling from ahead or pushing from behind. With these girls as leaders in the home. we gathered back into our circle and one by one. and jumped off. July 25. As you can see your money was appreciated by far more than just me it was appreciated by 14 Peace Corps Volunteers. On our last day of camp. 60 Romanian girls. in Parliament or in business.. the girls all gathered around us in a big circle and tried to sing the Star Spangled Banner. my faith is even stronger. counselors and girls alike expressed their feelings at that moment. 2001 A heartfelt thank you! I am still completely stunned and grateful at how generous all of you. They looked at the cliff. 6 Romanian counselors and.Thank you note to donors Wednesday. 33 . Here is a thank you note from one of the participants. The counselors then took over and in exchange the girls sang the Romanian national anthem. I can still see the beams on the girls faces as they came back from rappelling. during our closing ceremonies. my friends and family back were in the United States. Following group photos. We demanded a lot from the girls and they came through. The feeling of solidarity. most important of all. I look forward to their minds whirling when they receive the letter they wrote to themselves at camp that Ill send to them around Christmas. (And Im ready for more!) I feel strongly that the enormous obstacles that face Romania today will be overcome. but ready for more. but slowly and with patience and persistence. then at their fears.
000 500. Mike) bananas = 20 100.000 250.000 34 .000 granola bars 10.610. Paul.000 6 30 1.000 misc: postage.000.000 2 25 3. Annamaria.000 9.500.000 1 2 100.500.500. Kathie.000 total 21.000 Price per girl (20) 1.000 25.000 1.000 3 1 600.000 Transportation: bus 9.000 500.069.860.000 14.000 Food 60. 2-3 others (Reka.000 equipment copies: songsheet.000 20 25 500.000 Ice cave entrance fee 15.000 journals 30.000 1 30 2.400.000.000 1 25 750. 1.000 for campfire outdoor Rental 500. Kelly S.000 135 2 2.000 3 32 5.395.000 625.000 750.Glow camp weekend original budget accomodation Food Transportation: bus Rental equipment guides Ice cave entrance fee total cost 60.000 1 1 500. Janet.5 4 1.750 36 changes: # of guides from 3 to 4. 20 girls. wood 50.235.000 flipchart paper 50.000 1 25 375.000 t shirts 80.000 sessions guides 250.000 4. Monica.800. increase in counselors from 3 to 8.760.000 cook from village 200.000 # of nights 2 3 270 1 1 1 # of people 25 25 2 1 3 25 3.000 glow camp weekend 2 (as of sept 10) cost # of nights # of people Lei accomodation 60.000 4.000 60.000 1 30 1.
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Summer Camp For GIRLS!! Call for Applicants WHERE: Sovata.116. HOW MUCH ENGLISH DO I NEED? Camp Glow is customarily conducted mainly in English. HOW MUCH DOES IT COST? NOTHING!!! This camp is FREE OF CHARGE to all participants. June 7th. paper will be provided. ANY MORE QUESTIONS?? If you have more questions. sports. HOW DO I APPLY? *** All interested girls (grades 8-11) are asked to attend a short essay competition on Wednesday. 37 . please still apply . the world and the future of both together. This does NOT mean that students must have a fluency in English or be at the top of their class. *** Applicants will be notified of their acceptance to the camp by Monday.Camp GLOW . self-esteem. May 5th at 5 PM at Liceul Octavian Goga. ALL interested girls will be considered. In addition to these activities. Mures WHEN:. Girls in grades 8-11 participate in group activities focusing on teamwork. *** 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.112. the girls also participate in a variety of team games.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. A deposit of 150.000 lei will be RETURNED to you at the end of the camp!!! If this money is a problem. songs and campfire fun. These essays will be read by a panel of volunteers from around Romania and will be used to determine acceptance to the camp. Camp GLOW offers an opportunity for these young women to openly discuss their opinions regarding themselves.570 or at home 115. please contact Anna Clark at Liceul Octavian Goga . goal setting and career development.July 7-14. so a level of English proficiency is needed.
Camp GLOW (Girls Leading Our World), Gîrda, Alba Thursday, October 11 Sunday, October 14, 2001 Tuesday, October 16, 2001
What is Camp Glow?
Camp GLOW is a camp dedicated to girls leadership development. Girls between the ages of 14 through 17 will participate in small group activities focusing on teamwork, self-esteem, decisions, values and stereotypes, goal setting and health issues. Camp GLOW offers an opportunity for these young women to openly discuss their opinions regarding themselves, the world, and their futures. Its a chance to develop some skills and learn how to better handle an increasingly changing future. Why only girls? Girls in Romania today face incredible challenges. The choices available to them are very different than those of their mothers and grandmothers. In girls only sessions like these, away from competition with boys, studies show that girls flourish, learn, grow more confident and aware of their own strengths and abilities. This camp, by stressing leadership skills, will help girls face the challenges of tomorrow head on. As a project of CRSE (Centru Regionale de Supraveghere Ecologica), an emphasis will be placed on exploring and appreciating the amazing natural beauty and resources of Romania. We will be going rock climbing and visiting the Scârsiºoara cave. Camp GLOW is conducted in English, offering opportunities for the girls to speak and learn English with native English speakers. Three American Peace Corps Volunteers will be guiding the group, along with several Romanian counselors from Oradea. For rock climbing, where safety is a consideration, we have hired expert Romanian guides, so well use both English and Romanian. This camp is free! Through generous donations, all costs food, lodging, transportation, etc. are all covered. We are asking for a deposit of 50,000 lei to secure your place in the camp. This money will be returned to you at the end of the camp. If this money is a problem, please talk to us. This is not a typical camp. The schedule is jam packed with activities and discussions with virtually no free time. All girls should come to the camp prepared to focus, learn a lot and have fun. Here is the tentative schedule: Thursday, October 11, 2001 CRSE 6:30 9:00 pm CRSE office Workshop on attitudes and stereotypes Friday, October 12, 2001 3:00 pm depart for Girda (3 hours, 135 kilometers) from CRSE office Dinner Attitudes discussion continues campfire, songs Saturday, October 14, 2001 breakfast rock climbing and team building Lunch Creativity session Workshop on self esteem and values dinner Discussion on health and womens issues campfire, songs Sunday, October 15, 2001 breakfast serious session lunch hike to Ice Cave (Scarisoara) 7:00 pm departure with a 10:00 pm planned arrival back at CRSE office Tuesday, October 17th, 2001 6:30 9:00 pm Location to be announced Self esteem, body image discussion Evaluation, Closing comments
Any More Questions?
If you have any more questions, please contact Janet Hughes or Paul Iacobaº at CRSE (Centru Regionale de Supraveghere Ecologica) at 472-434.
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Name: ____________________________________________________________________________________________ (last or family) (first) Address: __________________________________________________________________________________________ City ________________________ County ________________________ Postal Code ____________________________ Telephone number: ( ________________________ ) ____________________________________________________ Grade in school: Circle one 9 10 11 12 High School: ______________________________________________________________________________________ EMERGENCY CONTACT: Name: ___________________________________________________________________ Telephone number: ( ________________________ ) ____________________________________________________ Relationship to you: _______________________________________________________________ (ex. mother, sister) INFORMATION: Camp GLOW will be held _______________________ in ______________________ You will be notified by _______________________ , of your acceptance to this camp.
*There will be NO SMOKING, DRINKING, or DRUGS allowed at this camp. *
A deposit of 200,000 lei will be required upon your acceptance to Camp GLOW. This money WILL BE REFUNDED after the camp. If you choose to smoke, drink or do drugs at this camp you will NOT receive your deposit back and you will be sent home early from this camp. If you choose to not show up to the camp after agreeing to come, you will NOT receive your deposit back. If there are individual problems with the amount of the deposit they can be discussed after your acceptance. I have read and understood the above information. If I am accepted to Camp GLOW, I agree to abide by the above rules and I understand the consequences and take responsibility for my actions. _______________________ (Name PRINTED) _____________________ _____________ (Signature) Date
ESSAY QUESTIONS: Please answer the following questions. Remember your time limit is an hour and a half (90 minutes). A. What do you think your role will be as a woman in Romania in the 21st century? B. How do you define leadership? C. As a leader in your community, what can you do in the next year to improve your community? Give specific examples. D. How do you define leadership? E. As a leader in your community, what can you do in the next year to improve your community? Give specific examples.
Camp Glow Essay Evaluation Form
(All forms should be read by three camp organizers) Name of Applicant ___________________________________________ Year in School _________________________ # Name of Evaluators __________________________________________________________________________________
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Thank you for applying to Camp GLOW. If you are unable to accept this invitation to Camp GLOW Suncuius. Thank you again for your interest. We will notify and encourage you to participate as these opportunities arise. and further details about the camp.000 lei. due to a limited number of spots at the camp. we were unable to accept your application. The essays were graded anonymously by three to five people. and 11) participate in the essay contest. we were unable to accept your application. Each of the five questions was graded on a scale of one to five. Camp GLOW 2001 Suncuius Coordinator CRSE (Centrul Regional de Supraveghere Ecologicã) «Next Record» 41 . If you have any questions or concerns about the deposit. We will have a meeting on Monday June 11. Janet Hughes. if there will be a place for you at the camp. We were thrilled to have 100 students from six High Schools and three grades (9. 10. Reject «FirstName» «LastName» «Address1» «Address2» «City». We emphasized the content and quality of your ideas. 10. Our hope is to have future GLOW Camps and various local activities. «LastName». Each of the five questions was graded on a scale of one to five. invited to attend this meeting and we will address any concerns they may have. At this meeting you will receive your health form. We will call you by June 18. Your parents are. drinking or drugs. We emphasized the content and quality of your ideas. a packing list. Get ready for a GREAT camp experience! Thank you for your application to Camp GLOW. Our hope is to have future GLOW Camps and various local activities. 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. Wait. 10. and 11) participate in the essay contest. We emphasized the content and quality of your ideas. Sincerely. Please call me at the CRSE office at 474 434 to let me know youve received this letter. Each of the five questions was graded on a scale of one to five. «PostalCode» «State» Dear Ms. Peace Corps Volunteer. despite speaking it infrequently. We will notify and encourage you to participate as these opportunities arise. at 7:00 pm at the offices of Centru Regionale de Supraveghere (CRSE) at Parcul 1 Decembrie. at the latest. at this time we would like to put your name on a waiting list for the camp. It is very important (obligatory) that you attend this meeting. We were thrilled to have 100 students from six High Schools and three grades (9.Letters-Accept. Unfortunately. Unfortunately. nr. The essays were graded anonymously by three to five people. When you come to the meeting. 6. please let us know. It was quite clear that all of the applicants are mastering the language of English. first floor. It was quite clear that all of the applicants are mastering the language of English. Thank you again for your interest. and 11) participate in the essay contest. We were very impressed by your essay. are coming to the camp and will be attending the meeting. We were thrilled to have 100 students from six High Schools and three grades (9. you need to bring the deposit of 200. despite speaking it infrequently. We are very excited to have you as part of this camp and we all are looking forward to a great camp experience. It was quite clear that all of the applicants are mastering the language of English. However. due to a limited number of spots at the camp. Sincerely. despite speaking it infrequently. We were very impressed by your essay. 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. This means that if a place opens up you will be immediately notified. please contact us IMMEDIATELY! There are other girls hoping to go to the camp and waiting for a place to open up. The essays were graded anonymously by three to five people. of course.
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.W. All participants have agreed not to smoke. 2001 Permission Slip and Medical Information Camp G. a talent show. July 4th. drink alcohol.O. June 28th.L. Outdoor activities. Participants will be involved in English-language discussions and activities. relationships. campfires. or use drugs. as long as the participant has followed the above agreement Participants Name: ___________________________________________________________________________________ Parents/Guardians Name: _____________________________________________________________________________ Relationship to Camp Participant: ______________________________________________________________________ Address: ___________________________________________________________________________________________ Phone Number: ______________________________________________________________________________________ Second Contact: _____________________________________________________________________________________ Relationship to Camp Participant: ______________________________________________________________________ Phone Number: ______________________________________________________________________________________ Please list any allergies the participant has: _______________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________________________________ Please list any medication the participant will be bringing to the camp: I understand the nature of Camp GLOW 2001 and that my daughter will be attending.000 lei. This deposit will be refunded at the end of the camp.W.Camp G. will be sent home. or use illegal drugs. to Wednesday. and artistic activities will also be important parts of the camp. _________________________________________________________________________________________________ Guardians Signature ______________________________________________ Date ____________________________ 42 . during the camp. and leadership.L. We have asked participants to secure their place by making a deposit of 200. focusing on topics like self-esteem. will take place from Thursday. Any participants who smoke. decision-making. 2001. drink.O.
relationare. Aceasta suma va fi returnata la sfarsitul taberei daca parcipantele au respectat acordul mai sus mentionat. un spectacol al talentelor si activitatile artistice.Oradea si al voluntarilor Corpului Pacii al Statelor Unite. Semnatura parintelui/tutorelui _________________________________________ data __________________________ 43 .000 lei. 2001 si sunt de acord ca fiica mea sa participe. bauturilor alcoolice si utilizarea drogurilor de orice fel pe durata taberei. 2001 Formular pentru Permisiune ºi Informaþii Medicale Tabara G. bea sau folosi droguri va parasi tabara. Participantele vor lua parte la activitati si discutii in limba engleza. se va desfasura intre 28 Iunie si 4 Iulie. focurile de tabara. O parte importanta a acestei tabere o va constitui activitatile recreative.Tabãra G.W. Toate participantele au fost de acord sa se abtina de la folosirea tigarilor. 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. centrate pe subiecte cum ar fi respectul fata de sine. Orice participanta care va fuma.L.O.O. 2001.W.W. Am cerut participantelor sa-si asigure locul prin depunerea in avans a sumei de 200.O.L. La tabara vor participa tinere din 10 orase din Romania si vor avea sprijinul membrilor Centrului Regional de Supraveghere Ecologica . luarea deciziilor si conducere.L.
June 29th. July 1.Glow Camp 2001. 2001 9:00 am 10:00 am 10:00 am 11:00 am 11:00 . I cant funeral talent show preparations journal/quiet time breakfast and announcements Cave Talk Hike to Pestera Vadu Crisului. June 30th. Campfire/Singing. Emotion Control Dinner Fun and games: spoons. Paper making. general introductions. June 28-July 4. body image. 2001 Arrival 11:00 AM noon -1:00 pm 1:00 .survey. June 28th.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. communication skills Dinner. unpacking Lunch hike to Hungarian Cave . quiet time breakfast and announcements Bridge (life skills). goal setting lunch free time Friendship bracelets. 2001 8:00 am 9:00 am 9:00 am 12:30 pm 12:30 pm 1:15 pm 1:15 pm 2:00 pm 2:00 pm 6:30 pm 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 7:30 pm 9:30 pm 9:30 PM . July 3. ªuncuiuº. advertisements session Lunch Scavenger Hunt. team building.icebreakers Free time adjustment Dinner rule making session. tye dying. journal decorating journal writing. 2001 8:00 am 9:00 am 9:00 am 9:30 am 9:30 am 4 pm 4:00 pm 7:00 pm 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 8:00 pm 10:00 pm 10:00 pm 11:00 pm Tuesday. 2001 Date Time Thursday.2:00 pm 2:00 PM Activity Icebreakers. July 4. lunch Decision making Dinner Sex talk journal/quiet time breakfast and announcements Self esteem. Journal writing. July 2. intro to journal writing icebreakers. quiet time breakfast and announcements Attitudes and Stereotypes Lunch Rock Climbing. enviro ed fun Dinner Dance Lightly Talent show preparation Journal writing/Quiet time breakfast and announcements Self Esteem/Values Lunch Breakouts Rappelling. 2001 8:00 am 9:00 am 9:00 am 12:30 pm 12:30 pm 1:15 pm 1:15 pm 7: 15 pm 7:30 pm 8:30 pm 8:30 pm 10:00 pm 10:00 11:00 pm Saturday.10:30 pm 10:30 pm 11:00 pm Sunday.10:00 pm 10:00 10:30 pm 10:30 pm 11:00 pm Monday. door decorating. GLOW Olympics Evaluation Session .1:00 pm closing 1:00 . letter to myself Dinner Talent Show/Party Breakfast and announcements Womens issues in Romania Ceremonies Lunch Departure 44 . 2001 8:00 am 9:00 am 9:00 am 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. icebreakers. team building. 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 .
songs Sunday. leadership chat. October 12. songs Saturday. I cant funeral.6:00 pm.6:30 pm pack up and head out 7:00 pm departure 10:00 pm arrival back at CRSE Tuesday. icebreakers.8:30 pm sex talk (Kathie. Thursday. passive. October 2001 Thursday 6:30-9: Introduction. 2001 8-9 am breakfast 9 am . start Cinderella Friday. October 14. 2001 3:00 pm depart for Girda (3 hours. 2001 6:30 9:00 pm CRSE office Self esteem. 135 kilometers) from CRSE office 7:00 Dinner 8:00 9:30 Attitudes discussion continues 9:30 10:30 pm campfire. leadership chat. October 11. 2001 CRSE 6:30 9:00 pm CRSE office Introduction. Janet) 8:30 .1 Pm lunch 1:00 pm . October 16th. body image discussion Evaluation. 6:00 7:00 dinner 7:00 .12 Noon Decision making 12 N . 2001 8:00 9:00 am Breakfast 9:00 11:30 Assertive.Schedule for weekend glow camp Gîrda. October 15. aggressive 12:00 1:00 Lunch 1:00 3:00 Rock climbing/team building 4:00 6:00 Values.10:00 pm campfire. Closing comments 45 . icebreakers. Cinderella. hike to Ice Cave 6:00 .
13:30 13:30 .09:30 09:30 .16:30 16:30 .19:00 19:00 .20:30 20:30 .19:00 19:00 .20:30 20:30 .11:30 11:30 .22:30 22:30 . No Drinking" Rule?* Journalling Free Time Bedtime Activity Wake-Up Breakfast and Announcements Self-Esteem and IALAC Journalling Lunch Rotation Activity A: Team-Building Rotation Activity B: Women's Health: Nutrition and Body Image Rotation Activity C: Journal Writing and Decorating Free Time Dinner and Chores Silly Olympiad Bedtime Activity Wake-Up Breakfast and Announcements Gender Roles and Values Journalling Lunch Rotation Activity A: Team-Building Rotation Activity B: Goal-Setting Rotation Activity C: Yoga Free Time Dinner and Chores Night Hike Bedtime 46 .16:00 16:00 .13:30 13:30 .12:30 12:30 .COMMUNITY BASED CAMP SAMPLE SCHEDULE SUNDAY 14:00 .21:30 21:30 .17:00 17:00 .16:30 16:30 .22:30 22:30 .08:30 08:30 .11:30 11:30 .15:00 15:00 .20:00 20:00 .23:00 TUESDAY 07:30 .12:30 12:30 .08:30 08:30 .23:00 MONDAY 07:30 .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 .18:00 18:00 .18:00 18:00 .09:30 09:30 .15:00 15:00 .22:30 22:30 .18:30 18:30 .18:00 18:00 .
09:30 09:30 .08:30 08:30 .WEDNESDAY 07:30 .12:30 12:30 .09:30 09:30 . Evaluation and Small Group Begin Packing Up Lunch Finish Packing Up Chores Travel Back Home 47 .22:30 22:30 .23:00 SATURDAY 07:30 .19:00 19:00 .20:30 20:30 .20:30 20:30 .16:30 16:30 .12:30 12:30 .18:00 18:00 .12:30 12:30 .12:30 12:30 .16:30 16:30 .09:30 09:30 .22:30 22:30 .19:00 19:00 .15:00 15:00 .15:00 15:00 .18:00 18:00 .23:00 THURSDAY 07:30 .13:30 13:30 .14:30 14:30 .22:30 22:30 .13:30 13:30 .23:00 FRIDAY 07:30 .08:30 08:30 .15:30 15:30 .20:30 20:30 .08:30 08:30 .15:00 15:00 .13:30 13:30 .18:00 18:00 .11:30 11:30 .08:30 08:30 .11:30 11:30 .11:30 11:30 .16:30 16:30 .13:30 13:30 .11:30 11:30 .19:00 19:00 .09:30 09:30 .16:00 Activity Wake-Up Breakfast and Announcements Conflict Resolution and Relationships Journalling Lunch Rotation Activity A: Team-Building Rotation Activity B: Domestic Violence* Rotation Activity C: Friendship Bracelets Free Time Dinner and Chores Camp Fire: Singing and S'mores Bedtime Activity Wake-Up Breakfast and Announcements Decision-Making and Assertiveness Journalling Lunch Rotation Activity A: Team-Building Rotation Activity B: Responding to Sexual Harassment Rotation Activity C: Scavenger Hunt Free Time Dinner and Chores Sexuality Questions and Answers Bedtime Activity Wake-Up Breakfast and Announcements Status of Women in Romania* Journalling Lunch Rotation Activity A: Team-Building Rotation Activity B: Community Needs Assessment Rotation Activity C: Talent Show Rehearsal Free Time Dinner and Chores Talent Show and Party Bedtime Activity Wake-Up Breakfast and Announcements Final Session: Thank You Notes.
printer cartridges. staples. ?? Fun and games: playing cards. hair stuff Scissors Rope for Glow Olympics and team building exercise Sunscreen Extra tampons. stationery. newspaper. palinka Friday (rock climbing) June 29. dye. Emotion control: flip chart. ribbons. graham crackers. printer. train book! Candles and matches for candlelighting ceremony Thursday (into. markers. index cards Journals Pens Several sheets of flip chart paper for affirmation wall Colored markers for affirmation wall Tape Door decorating materials: butcher paper. wood (purchased in town). paper. scavenger hunt) Evaluation forms Thank you letters paper and envelopes Wednesday (farewell) (Bag lunches) Other materials Handouts of all kinds. markers. hike to Unguru Mare cave) June 28. tape. 2001 Friendship bracelets: embroidery floss: lots and lots of it in lots of different colors Sunday (rappelling) Tye dying: T shirts. rubber gloves. Counselor session: flip chart. copy paper. extension cord.Materials and Supplies List . ? Saturday (_) June 30. marshmallows Monday (hike to Vadu Crisului) Pongas large for trash. (flashlights). Batteries flashlights Prizes of all kinds: books.ªuncuiuº 2001 Laptop Computer. clothes pins and clothesline Campfire: songsheets. sanitary napkins Detergent Alarm clock Bug stuff Lotion Toilet paper 48 . chocolate. paper scraps. tape. 2001 Name tags: safety pins. wrapping paper. water. 2001 Box with paper and pen next to it for sex talk questions Paper making materials: blender. tape. pens. frames. stapler. folders. huge buckets. tape and markers Journal decorating: misc ribbons. pictures. soap. small to be used as gloves Tuesday ( Glow Olympics. clothes pins and clothesline.
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. All meals and your bedding will be provided by the camp. Liberate. stamped) Comfortable walking shoes such as trainers or hiking boots. shampoo. 059 472 434 work. underwear. tampons. Packing List: Carnet de note. Please leave valuables such as cell phones at home. Tampax etc . None of the items listed below are required. hairbrush. feminine sanitary napkins. 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). PCV (this number is only good while at camp. camp coordinator: 095 602 301 49 .) 095 181 448 Paul Iacobas. such as Always. Contact Information for Parents (to be used during the camp ONLY IN CASE OF EMERGENCY): Janet Hughes. camp coordinator. While packing remember the most important packing rule: if you bring it then you carry it (and its a 20 minute uphill walk from the Suncuius train station to the tabara!) Try to keep your luggage light and be considerate to others as we have limited space. There is a public phone at the tabara so please bring a phone card if you wish to call someone. Our personal train to ªuncuiuº leaves at 7:40 am. 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. 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. poetry.Packing List Camp GLOW 2001 ªuncuiuº Here is a list of suggestions of what you should bring to camp with you. bras A sweater or sweatshirt (it gets chilly at night) Hat and or sunglasses Sunscreen Towel Hygiene products such as toothbrush. toothpaste. We will be coming back on July 4th the train leaving ªuncuiuº at 17:08 and arriving in Oradea at 18:47. Oradea. vizate la zi (grade book. No high heel platform shoes.
6. free time. train rides. 8.) What advice do you have for future camps . 5. what you liked and what you didnt like.Glow Camp 2001 ªuncuiuº Evaluation Please tell us how your feelings about each session. How did you benefit from each session? Do NOT write your name . Day 1 Hike to Hungarian Cave (Pestera Unguru Mare) After dinner rule making session.larger or smaller?. 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. 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. etc.we want these to be anonymous to encourage you to tell us what you really think. I cant funeral Comments: Day 5 Hike to Pestera Vadu Crisului Team building Decision Making Lets talk about Sex Comments: Day 6 Your body and You Scavenger Hunt GLOW Olympics Comments: 4. 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. 7. food. not only here in Romania but throughout the world! Keep it up! 50 . snacks.
People write a famous womans name on a piece of paper and pin it on someone elses back. ) 3. she has to take a card from a deck of playing cards. Have that person find the person with their card and introduce themselves. The more subtle ones are trickier! Ex. Montana (false: I was born in Missoula) I enjoy ice cream (true) 8. It is easy to model the activity interviewing a girl until you find three things that they have in common with you. (If there are 18 participants. After five minutes. such as favorite color. Pass out cards so everyone gets someone elses card. say one thing. If you pick the ace. though. 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. FIND SOMEONE. or vacations. At the end they are supposed to tell how people acted while talking to them to see if they can guess what s written.. 7. slap. in time to an introductory statement. Variations: Participants tell where they first heard about the camp. it does create a word association to each persons name. they cant say we both have black hair. Disagree with me. My name is (Y) and were going on a picnic! Dan is bringing doughnuts and K is bringing k and Im going to bring (Y)! This continues around the room. too. They must act according to whats written on their partners back. If the girl got the Joker card. Then everyone who is affected stands up and switches chairs as quickly as possible. They should stand and run to a chair across the room. Then ask each girl to say something about themselves in English for every piece of candy that they have taken. slapping your thighs. 9. write sentences on a post-it paper. so this works well and is not potentially embarrassing as it does not put anyone on the spot in a personal way. The instructions: use the value of the card to determine how many things to say about yourself. EVERYBODY WITH . Take turns in the group sharing the three statements and have the rest of the group vote on which one they think is false. reduce tension and anxiety. 4. I have three sisters (true). That person calls out. interest. INTRODUCE ANOTHER. clapis Judysnap.Morning activites Icebreakers Examples The first day of the camp youll need to spend time doing icebreakers to get everyone acquainted with each other. If its Tell me lies. Laugh at me Be angry at me . The first girl is coached to say.) Appoint a volunteer who stands in the center of the circle of chairs. clapin Pitestislap. JOKER. two. their occupations. a Jack is 11. You are the apple man! I cant remember your name. Everybody with For example. you need 17 chairs. You introduce the game with the phrase. Divide the group into pairs. etc. They need to change partners many times. They must stand up and go around the group and talk in pairs. The one thing I am particularly proud of is. favorite television program.. For example. Is it Andy? It helps girls remember each others names (or narrow it down by first letter) through word association. TWO TRUTHS AND A LIE. (leave the joker cards in). so she cant see what is written. They must be things that are not obvious. snapI liveclap. they are supposed to tell lies. 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. Take a deck of cards and on each each girls turn. Start off a rhythmic clap by clapping your hands. Person tries to guess what name is pinned on his/her by asking others around the room yes or no questions. the participants introduce the other person to the rest of the group. sometimes with specific instructions to share a certain piece of information. My name is (K) and were going on a picnic! Dan is bringing doughnuts and Im going to bring (k)! The next girl says. according to the number of girls you´ve got. 51 . The volunteer tries to sit. 11. Queen is 12. PICNIC. RHYTHM CLAP. and Ive heard girls in larger groups (15 or more girls) say to each other later. Variation: Use famous place instead of famous person. 2. Ignore me. The girls must ask each other questions until they find three things that they have in common. with the you repeating the whole list at the end. home town. or the best book they have read in the last year. Choose topics for them to talk like holidays. They cannot stand up and sit back down in the same chair. pets. 1. Ask each person to think of three statements that tells the group something about them. etc. 6. Hello. Go around the circle in this way until all participants have introduced themselves. dates. Hello. Before getting started. and also to immediately involve everyone into the camp. two that are true statements and one that is false. Participants introduce themselves and tell why they are there.Stick the paper to the girls back. Pass around a bowl of small candies such as M&Ms and ask the girls to take as many as they would like. However. Form a circle of chairsone less chair than the number ofparticipants. but not to eat them yet. like: Ask me questions. Maybe choose a girl you already know for this so you dont have to spend too long. Each person talks about him/herself to the other. All items do not have to be food but folks generally like food and know food vocab. 12. My names Dan and were going on a picnic! Im going to bring doughnuts! First letter of your name matches the first letter of the item you are bringing on the picnic. names and items added. FAMOUS WOMEN (or people). INTRODUCE MYSELF. Girls can repeat this several times and then report back their findings to partners or the group. he or she could ask you questions instead. say two things. hobby. Hello. They are a good way to introduce folks to each other.. and they cannot sit in the chair next to them. For example. THREE THINGS IN COMMON. 10. I was born in Bozeman. Each person writes on a blank index card one to three statements. Everybody with black shoes or Everybody who ate bread this morning or Everybody who has a pencil. such as My nameclap. King is 13. .
___________________________ 30)I talk in my sleep. They can only use the same person for one or two things. _________________________________________ 26)I like to use the internet. _________________________________________ 12)My shoe size is Euro 40. _______________________________ 7) I have an older sister. ___________________________________________________ 28)I enjoy drawing pictures. _______________________________________ 21)I like to wake up with the sun. ____________________________________ 14)My mother is a businesswomen. ___________________________________________________ 4) Blue is my favorite color. ________________________________________________ 9) I have driven a car before I was legally allowed too. _______________________________________________ 23)My favorite chocolate is Poina. __________________________________________ 22)I exercise twice a week. ____________________________________________________ 52 . Sign My Line 1) I have been to the Black Sea. ___________________________________________________ 11)My favorite sport is basketball. ________________________________________ 15)My younger sibling is more than five years younger than I. _______________________________________________ 27)I prefer jazz music. ___________________________________ 17)My grandparents live in a village. _______________________________________ 18)I know the name of the Prime Minister of Great Britain. _____________________ 19)Pizza is my favorite food! _____________________________________________ 20)I think eating seeds is disgusting.13. __________________ 16)I have been to the Fagaras Mountains. _________________________________________ 24)I can play a musical instrument. Give the girls the following sheet and a specific amount of time to have it filled out. ______________________________________________ 29)I have read at least two English literature books. _________________________________________________ 8) I have written a poem. Sign My Line. _____________________________________________ 6) I have visited at least two foreign countries. ________________________________________________ 3) I dislike mamaliga. _________________________________________ 25)I have attended a Yoga session. encouraging them to talk to as many people as possible. _______________________________________________ 13)I have covered myself in Sovata mud. ___________________________________________ 2) I have a cat and a dog. ________________________ 10)I hate McDonalds. ______________________________________________ 5) Fall is my favorite season.
Want to make the world a better place 8. In your GLOW camp notebook. Dicussion concept of power with vs. Leadership is different for everyone. Be open to new ideas 7. Wed like to encourage you to take risks this week in order learn more about yourself in order to grow. Know and Obey the rules of the community 3. Something that is really imporant for me to remember is that there are both obvious and unobvious leaders. Leadership is different for everyone. we brainstormed the positive and negative qualities associated with leaders and leadership and talked about it. A leader does not always have to be an exert. A Leader Must 1. Leaders that work behind the scnese are just as important. III. 53 . Set realistic goals 5.) C.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. Make informed Decisions 6. Throught this camp well see lots of different kinds of leaders and leadership qualities. Not everyone has to be the poster child for a casue. write down three examples of people you consider to be leaders and write down three qualities/characteristics/aspect of a leader after 5 minutes. Respect the commujity she works in.Introduction to Leadership I. Discussion A. B. those who wanted were given time to share. We hope that you will be able to use the time here as a space for self discovery. Be honest and fair. A good leader will encourage people to think for themselves. Next on big paper. Hidden leaders. 4. Closing. Believe in Herself 2. II. Referred back to first brainstorm activity. a. b. Brainstorm activity. Talked about whether the leaders mentioned in the first brainstorm activity had power over (Hitler) or power with (Mother Teresa. power over the people.
Cinderella and Sleeping Beauty after they married their princes and retired to their respective castle? Its possible that they spent the rest of their lives happily playing bridge. A heated discussion could follow. discuss. 1. Your life. they were brought up to believe that if they were cute and charming. 2. He would take care o them. How many different directions are people traveling? Instructions: Put a check mark in the column that best describes how you feel. Ultimately they will determine how you fit into the picture. is that women need to be able to make enough money to support them. Women outlive men by an average of about seven years. B. Heres the bad news. Look around you. Get feedback on the attitude inventory and life chart. but thats not necessarily bad news.) Maybe one of them was banished for being so fond of the castle pastry that she outgrew her royal cape. Introduction As a little girl. In return they wold give up their independence and the ability to support themselves. Since the changing role of women will affect your future. one grew so bored with the castle routine that she decided she needed to do something for herself.Stereotypes and Attitudes This is designed to break the girls gently into the working style of the camp. most women who worked outside the home were found in only a few job categories teaching. someday their prince would appear. Have the campers complete the inventory and then sate. While only a few years ago. There are thousands of ways for you to do that. Many women are combining careers with marriage and children. provide for them. Share charts. and worry about the future. To help sort our your opinions. Present and future visions This activity is designed to get the girls thinking about their futures. If these things happened and they might have. Read this aloud to the girls. The lesson is based on chapter one in Choices: Not such great expectations: attitudes and where they come from. many woman are choosing to skip marriage altogether to devote more time to their careers or other activities. simply put.what kind of jobs could they get? Like most women. Read the following introduction: Your life choices are affected by attitude you own and the worlds. Break into Discussion groups. Sometimes it can be confusing. childless marriages and families in which the woman has an outside job while the man takes major responsibility for childcare and housework. About half of all marriages end in divorce. Your generation of young woman has more options for earning a livelihood than previous ones. II. I. Your imagination and ambition are the only limitations. Attitude Inventory. Roll with it. clerical work or retail sales it is now acceptable for a woman to be anything from an astronaut to a zoo keeper. its important to know how you feel now. Heres the good news. Of course. Which choices appeal to you most? The time to start thinking about your future is NOW. Yet. There are single-parent families. nursing. More married women now must work just o help pay the bills. 3. did you ever wonder what became of Snow White. Or. experimenting with make-up and redecorating the throne room. Wrap-up discussion in large group. perhaps. complete the following Attitude Inventory. The point. Women today have more freedom and choices than ever before. 54 . Because attitudes play such an important part in your life. A. maybe one of them was forced to support the family when an unexpected revolution in the kingdom left her prince jobless. Today we know that being unable to support yourself is a risk way to live. Have a camper read out loud the chart of Cinderellas life and then have them make one of their own. (Former princes are highly unemployable. Their attitudes about their futures are the cornerstones of their abilities about everything. we must examine them carefully. Your opinions will create your attitude toward womanhood and work. Others have decided not to marry at all.
the husband should make the house payments. Then we all discuss as a group why they visualized. 7. If a working couple buys a house. 15. Member of the National Honor Society." 11.ATTITUDES INVENTORY 1. A single man is not capable of taking care of an infant. Wives should make less money at their jobs than their husbands. Women should concentrate on finding jobs in the fields of nursing. 8. a U. Women are less responsible than men. Then think about your answers again. 20. take a moment to think about why you feel the way to you. and secretarial work since they already possess these skills. 5. why. 21. If a women works outside the home. 19. clerical. Boys should have more education than girls. Listen and visualize as I describe the following people: 1. honors group. Divorced men should not have to assume support for their children. It is important for a man to be "masculine and a women to be "feminine. Men should not do clerical work because they lack hand dexterity. 18. Money spent on athletics should be evenly divided between boys and girls. teaching. A person who repairs high technical car repair equipment. Women with preschool children should not work outside the home. Strongly Agree Agree Disagree Strongly Disagree As you look back over your answers.S. 13. By constantly examining your feelings. Talk in your discussion group about your thoughts. 14. They are amazed when I display pictures of the people. At work. 16. 3. 55 . 3. 4. I would rather vote for a female president if she were the best candidate. 10. you continue to grow and learn. A wife and husband should take turns staying home with a sick child. 12. The number one goal scorer ever in international football history 2. how did they get this info? (The catch is they visual stereotypical people who fit the descriptions. A heartless killer who murdered 13 and wounded 23 4. 6. 17. 2. Now break into discussion groups and write a description of each person. Women should not hold jobs on the nightshift. Boys are more intelligent then girls. The mother should be awarded custody of the children when a couple is divorced. 9. Women are capable administrators. Both men and women can be good doctors. women are entitled to sick leave for maternity leave. Stereotypes Lesson Plan Motivation: All campers are asked to sit and close their eyes. she should be responsible for the housework as well. Men should not cry.
Were the reasons you gave based on what a truck driver actually does on the job? 56 . That is a natural reaction. If something is normal. Joyce Huckaby HAVE YOU EVER MET A WOMAN TRUCK DRIVER? Your attitudes are influenced by what you see around you. Because you rarely meet a woman truck driver or a male nurse. By answering the following questions. Would you like to be a truck driver? Why or why not? 3. is it automatically right and proper? If something is not typical. You may have observed. that they are weird. You may even open your eyes to a whole new world of choices!!! 1. or. it is necessarily wrong? Although your feelings are not easily changed. Eric Harris 4.They are: 1. that shaking a soft drink before you open it is not a good idea . Lauren Barry 3. it is important to consider why you feel the way you do. There comes a time when you must question what you see. Our own observations give us much true and needed information.especially inside small cars! But some ideas we acquire through observations are false. 2. You grew up in a world in which it was normal for men to be truck drivers and women to be nurses. Mia Hamm. Is it right for only men to be truck drivers? What is there about the job that makes it unsuitable for a woman? 2. you may gain some insight into your attitudes. as well as by your family. if they do. for instance. you may think such people do not exist. Look back at what you just wrote.
Cinderellas life Age 15 Where She Lives Humble cottage with many fireplaces Jobs or Major Activities taking orders cleaning fireplaces manicuring fingernails Growing pumpkins raising white mice taking charm course by correspondence learning to walk in glass slippers without screaming in pain Raising young prince trying to remain the way she was when the prince fell in love with her soaking feet Taking art and design courses starting consciousness raising groups spending weekends with son Designing attractive and comfortable shoes for women spending time with granddaughter. who will be the first princess to rule the kingdom People Closest to Her Stepmother. 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 .
To make sure the campers dont miss out on any good points made. 3. 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. Topic is SECRET to other groups. Discussion afterwards. Make sure to cover: for those of you who fell into any of the categories which we represented how did you feel? Example: we had a few girls were from Hungarian backgrounds.Stereotypes and Attitudes. Each group has 10-15 minutes to develop a skit based on their topic (written on apiece of paper. part 2: Role play Ideas Use these as role plays to reinforce the stereotypes and attitudes you just discussed. Recommendation. Each group performs skit (about 5 minutes each) 4. How did you feel about the way Hungarians or Romanians were portrayed? Do you think the stereotypes was representative of you? Why/ why not? Get people to be more aware of stereotypes and attitude. Question them: think theyre harmful? Useful? 58 . handed to each group. Then pull everyone back together at the end to bring up important points made in little groups. Break up into groups of 5 or 6 different groups from before. The girls will love doing role plays and youll be delighted with their creativity. Divide campers into groups of 5 or 6 2.
What qualities do I look for in a friend? 3. Some of the things you have are more important than others. 1. What makes me smile? 4. Are you happy for others when they succeed? Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No No No No No No No No If you answered MOST of these questions Yes. Do you notice and accept changes in yourself as they occur? 7. What would I say to the President if I met him? 8. who would it be? 59 .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. your self esteem could probably use improvement. So. and before you can wisely set them. you probably have a healthy opinion of yourself. Who do I admire the most? 6. If you were able to state your goals for the future. Do you value your closest relationships? 5.000. when answering these questions. What makes me angry inside? 5. or more meaningful than others. If I found $1. Are you confident about your physical appearance? 9.it will be difficult to make informed decisions about your future. think about how you feel most of the time. you need to decide what is most important to you. Are you very shy or overly aggressive? 3. work. what would I honestly do with it? 7. What is one thing I want to change in my life? 2. Do you accept constructive criticism? 2 Are you at ease meeting new people? 3 Are you honest and open about your feelings? 4. marriage. Your values may place extra importance on possessions. My Values Questions Answer the following questions: 1. We use the term values to refer to all of these things. Do you give yourself credit when credit is due? 10.000. Do you look for and tackle new challenges? 8. you have to set them. 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. Before you can achieve any goals in life. some things would be on the top of the list and others at the bottom. Are you easily hurt by criticism? 2. If I could take one person with me to the moon. religion. Circle one 1. Until you have a clear sense of whats important to you . Some of your activities are more enjoyable. friendship. or any number of things. Are you able to laugh at (and learn from) your own mistakes? 6.your values .
13. 41. I like to go to parties. 45. I dont think I would like an adventurous vacation. 39. It is important to have an appreciation for art and music. It is more important to stick to my beliefs than to make money. Id look forward to taking a job in a city I have never been to before. I would rather be free to move around than be tied down to my family. I would like a lot of expensive things. Id like people to know that Ive done something well. I like to feel that I am in charge in a group 36. It is important to be proud of what I do. 19. 33. If I had talent. Id like to be on TV. 12. I will not do it. I like to write stories or poetry. 7. Having an expensive car is something Id really like. 10.VALUES SURVEY Write the answer that most closely matches your feelings. 25. father or both. 27. Id like to be famous. I am very close to my mother. 20. 23. A strong family is essential. Some times True I Do Not Not True Know 60 . 22. It is important for me to have a good understanding of history. 15. I would like to climb a mountain. 2. 6. I think music and art should be required in school. 32. Id rather have a large expensive house than own a work of art. 14. It is very important for me to live in beautiful surroundings. Id like to accomplish something in life that is well known. 28. even if it meant being fired. Id like to be president. 43. 34. 30. 17. I would rather make gifts than buy them. 21. Id like to understand a way a TV works. I would rather be a president of a club than just a member. If my friends want to do something that I think is wrong. Having children is important to me. 16. Id like to make a movie that would make people aware of injustice. Very True 1. Id rather be a judge than a lawyer. 42. to improve the conditions it described. 18. 24. 26. 37. 4. Id rather be rich than married. 44. 35. Id like to be able to decide what and how much I would work one day. 9. 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. It is important that my family does things together. 31. Id like to write. I like to make things. 3. 38. 40. I like to attend lectures from which I can learn something. I would disobey a boss who asked me to do something against my principles. Id like to do something that helps people. 11. 29. I like to try things Ive never done before. If I could. I like to go places with my friends. I like to read books that help me understand people. It is important to have good friends. I enjoy things. 5. 8. Id like to travel to far away places.
73. 82. I like to go on hikes or bike rides with my friends. 47. 89. I get very nervous when Im forced to take chances. Id rather work at a job that is not interesting but pays a lot than one that is interesting and pays a little. I prefer working alone rather than with a team. 75. 62. 61 . If I had talent Id like to be a famous rock star. The best thing about winning a gold medal at the Olympics would be the recognition. 78. It is important to learn something new everyday. 74. Id like an exciting life. 55. 70. 49. 83. 60. but it helps. 57. Id like a job that gives me plenty of free time to spend with my family.I like to take chances. 50. 86. A close family is important to me. I want to be able to travel if the opportunity arises. Being famous would be the best thing about being a movie star. 84. I have strong beliefs about what is right and wrong. Id like to nurse people back to health. I feel more comfortable in places Ive seen before than new places. even if I know he/she will fail if I do not help him/her. 54. I like reading to gain insight into human behavior. Id like to write a book that would help other people. Having a job I know I can keep is important to me. 64. Gaining knowledge is important. I think it is wrong to help a friend cheat on an exam. Id rather not have to answer to a boss. I like to make my own decisions. Id rather be a boss than a worker. Id like to have works of art in my home. 48. 68. Id like to help tutor people who have problems at school. It is important to have a family with whom to discuss problems with. I enjoy spending an evening with my family. 71. It is important to donate to the needy. 76. 87. Id like to have enough money to invest for my future. 51. I especially like things I make myself. Id like to know all that I can about the working of nature. 61. I enjoy looking at beautiful scenery. Money cannot buy happiness. 72. 77. 65. 88. It is important to share activities with friends. 56. 85. Id rather work for a well-established company than a new company that hasnt established itself. 53. 81. I would feel I was doing something worthwhile if I help a friend with a problem. A close family is important to me. Being rich would be the best thing about being a movie star. If I knew how. Id rather be a leader than a follower.46. Getting to travel would be the best thing about being a movie star. 59. 90. 79. 79. Id like to work at a job in which I help people. 91. 66. 67. The world would be a terrible place without beautiful things. 63. 69. 80. I couldnt be happy with a job in which I didnt feel good about myself. 52. If you dont take chances youll never get anywhere . It is important to share your life with someone. 58. The best thing about being a movie star is doing something creative. I would make my own clothes.
I would not like a job in which I traveled a lot and could not have a lasting relationship. 101. 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. For each number listed below. I like people to ask me for my opinion when trying to decide the best way to handle a situation. For example. When I have done something Im proud of. If I could. 96. 98. I do not like being alone very much. write a 3. Do the same for each page of the survey. above I Do Not Know. write a 9. I think saving money for the future is important. 100. 95. 97. 94. found in the section Money and Wealth below. I do not like to take risks with money. I would not look. I do not like someone assigning me tasks to do. Above the words Very True. Id like to make a movie that people would think is beautiful. 99. 102. write a 9 on the line next to the number 1.92. 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. Above the words Sometimes True write a 6. 103. write the numerical value of the response you selected. it is important for other people to know. 93. and above Not True. total the numerical responses under each heading. Turn back to the first page of this exercise. If a teacher accidentally left the test answers where I could see them. 104. People should contribute small amounts of money to be used to decorate public buildings. I like to take charge of organizing activities. When all the lines have been completed. write a 0. if for number 1 you selected Very True. For which category is your total the highest? A description of each category follows this page.
Or. Adventure: In contrast to the preceding. or in any other field of interest. You are a people person. or outside hobbies. Your work hours should be consistent and stable. you will want a career that lets you keep learning. That way you can be president immediately . You certainly would not be satisfied with a job in which the routine is the same day after day. you will want a job that allows plenty of time at home where you can enjoy family and friends. Friendship and Companionship: If friendship and companionship are important to you. Being a journalist who covers different stories everyday or spends time reading reports and interviewing people might also be a very good choice. one you can be proud of. you have to make a choice between your family life and adventure. Money: Obviously. political. You should prepare yourself to take a leadership role by pursuing advanced education or by learning more skills in your field.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 may have to settle for hang gliding on weekends. Your score shows that you would like to have varied job duties and that you are comfortable taking risks. Check the salary levels of a wide range of jobs before starting to narrow your choices. you would probably be more satisfied as a Peace Corps worker than a bomber pilot. if you also had a high adventure score. Being shut away in a laboratory or sitting in a cubicle with an adding machine will probably hold few 63 . a career that calls for a lot of travel may just be right if you value adventure. youll want to make sure there is plenty of room for advancement in your chosen field. if money is your top value. rather than being a foreign correspondent or an international jewel trader. no matter what other values it mirrors. that is. historical. or making an expedition through the wilderness each summer. Since making a lot of money usually entails spending long hours on the job. Parents and children feel close to each other and spend much time together. If you score high in this area.even if youre the only employee! Moral Judgment and Personal Consistency: If you score high in this category. Which do you value more: family or career? If youre an adventureloving family woman. Power: Its hard to find an entry-level job with a lot of power. but if thats what you value. you look carefully at potential earnings for any job you take. you might want to start your own business.scientific. friends. your job should involve working closely with others. you should consider your other values in choosing a field which will hold your interest. If you have a high score in this area. youll want to make sure that your career choice is one you feel worthwhile. Knowledge: If you value knowledge. but you might also consider doing research . if you choose not to join a traditional family. Your inner circle of acquaintances is important. You probably would not be happy as a traveling sales representative or a forest ranger. Teaching is an obvious choice. For example. Family can also mean other persons or friends who are close to you. You may have little time for family.
Independence: If you value independence and freedom. youll do best choosing something for which you have talent. but the fact remains that in many communities there are bus drivers everyone knows and respects. something that will let you work to develop the talent. though. Helping Others: Women who value helping others have traditionally become teachers and nurses. not just what job you do. speech pathologists. Beauty or Aesthetics: People who score high in aesthetics (love of beauty) like to be surrounded by beauty. may be able to decide where. some fields have more potential than others. to put your ideas into effect. If you get along with others and can talk easily with people you dont know well. usually do. For this reason. counselors. Some sales representative positions allow you a great deal of freedom. you should beware of careers that are rigidly supervised or scheduled. when. REMEMBER!!!! Values can change. You probably wouldnt be happy in a job that is rigid or inflexible. lawyers. There may be very few world-renowned bus drivers. dietitians. or those in areas that are basic to human needs and not likely to become obsolete. You might like being a forest ranger at a park or an executive in a plush office. If having time for close friendships outside of work is important. social workers. but creativity is an important asset in other fields as well. or as a landscape architect. You might find a use for your creativity by working as a program director for a senior citizens group. Such a person is usually happier with clearly defined work. you wont want a job that involves a great deal of travel or overtime. But there are many other options. If you value creativity. Of course. you will want a career that gives you room to make choices and decisions. as an engineer in a large research firm. writers. and in fact. are good choices for someone who values security. Creativity: Writers and artist are often thought of as creative. you might be happy as an interior designer or art dealer. If this describes you. Doctors. You would almost certainly be unhappy as a garbage collector or a coal miner. politicians. Security: Careers with well-established companies. psychologists.charms for you. Recognition: Is recognition what you want? If so. and to evaluate the results of your efforts. you might consider working in sales or public relations. and how much they will do. Reexamine your values throughout your life to make sure you arent giving up things that are important to you for the sake of something you no longer value! 64 . or as consultants. It often depends on how you do your job. and physical therapists are just a few of the career possibilities for those scoring high in this area. People who work on a free-lance basis. you may wish to take this value survey again in a year or two.
(what is the problem to be solved.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. 1. Do I have any money? 3.e.to learn how to swim 1. Remember. Example You have a lot of homework and your mother asks you to do the dishes. like deciding what to eat or who to go out with. do the dishes + mom is happy .mom may be angry 3. Share possible alternatives that students came up with. It is important for young girls to recognize that there are several alternatives when faced with a difficult decision or problem. For each of the decisions have students think of three things they must take into account. Write down a few from volunteers. as well as thinking about the effects. 1. even when they dont realize it.I have to stay up late and do my homework 2. finding and listing alternatives. Do number one as an example together. For each situation have students list 3 alternative decisions they could make. doesnt require stating your goals. Have volunteers share some answers. as they show we all make different decisions about how to solve the problem. Share some aloud if theyd like. there are many things to consider when making any kind of decision. Participants need to go one step further and list the advantages and disadvantages to each possible alternative. Who is going to teach me? As a group have students answer these questions. Close the session with a group discussion of What does it mean to make an organized. How hungry am I? Discuss possible questions to consider when making decisions. informed decision? Decision Making!? Sometimes making a decision depending on the situation will be difficult. Activity 3 .) Activity 2 .) Pass out copies of decision making sheet. Whether consciously or unconsciously.DECISION-MAKING Activity 1: Introduction to Decision Making This activity gets the participants thinking about identifying decisions to be made to accomplish a goal. There are many things which must consider before you make your decision. Remind of the goal s they had for the end of the camp.) example: Camp goal . Say No! and go to my room 3. because it does not help make the best decision. Ignore her and do my homework + the homework will get done . This activity gets participants thinking about decisions they make every day. (A different option or choice available to you. Using camp goals. Have participants list three things they take into account for each of the decisions to be made. Using the goals participants developed in the goal setting session. Example: deciding what to eat 1.what are decisions we make every day? Make a list of at least one for every group member if possible. there may be more than one possibility. list two decisions that need to be made to accomplish this goal. as well as all the factors that influence our decisions. Say No! and go to my room + I may have privacy in my room to do my work . Do the dishes 2. different answers are good. Procedure: Read this quote You make decisions every day. However. have students identify what are advantages and disadvantages (+ and -) for each of the alternatives.Mom might start yelling at me Discuss these within the group. For the example. Ignore her and do my homework. To be successful at most of them. positive and negative of your decision. 65 . What food is at home to eat? 2. Procedure: Ask the participants to review the goal made in the last goal setting session. Procedure: open discussion by defining the word Alternative. big or small Brainstorm as a group . make the decision. Have participants go back to their goal for which they identified three decisions to be made. Where can I learn? 2. Participants should refer to their goals from the previous session. listing them is not enough. have each student identify 3 problems to be solved or decisions to be made and possible ways to answer these questions (i.what do we take into account. Read each situation to make sure everyone understands them.
Pavel. What can you do? 66 . You enjoy tennis but do not want to spend the effort and time it would take to become a professional athlete. For each later alternative. They do not feel a mechanic is a respectable occupation for a woman.For each situation. He works in a music store part-time and attends some courses on woodcarving. You are not busy that night. You are 17 years old and your boyfriend. You want to wait and finish high school. 5. You know that not everyone with talent is actually able to be a high-salaried tennis player. 3. You are talking to your boyfriend and suddenly you realize that if you dont leave immediately you will be late for work. Someone you do not want to go with asks you to a dance. 4.4. 10. although you care for him very much. 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. What can you do? 4. You go on a high school skiing trip. and 6. You have a lot of homework and your mother asks you to do the dishes. but she just doesnt appeal to you. ages 2. He is the first to ask you. You are forced to sell your house so you and your husband can divide the possessions equally. You finished high school and for a while have worked as a factory worker before your children were born. Several friends at a party ask to you to try drugs but you dont want to do it. You meet your friends everyday at the bus stop on the way to school and are very happy with this group and dont really want to include anyone new. You have been married for 10 years and have 3 children. list at least one advantage and disadvantage. Anna recognizes you on the way to the bus stop and asks if she can go with you. You are a beginner but all your friends are very good and have a lot of experience. 8. 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 wants to keep talking. What can you do? 3. Your friends want to copy your homework and you believe that copying is wrong 6 You would like to be nominated for student council. You have been dating for 2 years and now Pavel wants to get married. 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. The amount of money you receive from your husbands child support payments is not enough to live on for all of you. 9. What can you do? 2. 2. You play tennis very well and your parents want you to become a professional. write three alternative decisions you could make. Other possible scenarios include: 1. Anna has moved into the flat below yours and will be attending your school. 1. What can you do? 5. You are willing to take some ski lessons but they are very expensive. They are thinking about the money you will make. You do not want to go. 7. Your husband decides he wants a divorce. You know that she needs new friends to feel welcome. is 19. Your parents want you to attend the university they went to but you would rather go somewhere else. Your parents say its a shame to waste your talent.
(They may have trouble using the correct inflection of the emotion they are trying to convey. You see you boyfriend out with another girl. This activity lets the participants practice making their own responses and to discuss + and to each response. Your sister is using the telephone and you want to use it. A beggar child comes and asks you for money. The students should really get into this. discuss how were these behaviors different? Which one seemed most effective? Name each behavior and make a general group definition for each. Your boyfriend wants to go to a movie that you dont want to see. We listed adjectives to describe that behavior and that worked well. its fun for them to practice the different roles. A friend offers you some pizza that you dont want You buy a new shirt and find it has a stain it when you bring it home from the store. Discuss after each one the + and reactions to each. You missed school because you were sick and need to make up an exam in a class. Procedure. Possible situations to use. Aggression cuts off communication rather than facilitating. Procedure: Put the following questions to the students. Discussion This activity is to wrap up this section and get the group talking about the importance of attitudes in our decision making process. 2. 3. It lets them see that they can choose how they respond in different situations by seeing this fun introductory lesson by the counselors. Your baby brother breaks your favorite gift from your best friend. Give students a few minutes to think of an AG/AS/P response for this situation. As a whole group. Its important of the girls to realize they can decide to make a situation by choosing their response. Share them with the group. Their responses affect the situation and can either make it better or worse. Pass our situations to participants one per every two people. Identifying Attitudes. Passive is letting other people make decisions for you. For each one have the participants read the responses in a voice appropriate to the type of attitude. 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. (Sheet below) This activity lets students practice identifying responses and labeling them assertive. First. What attitudes do we have? This is to introduce the three behaviors to the participants. aggressive (AG) or passive (P). and assertive. 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. Go over answers. have students identify and label each response as Assertive (AS). Our attitudes. the counselors perform a skit. Participants act out the situation for the group and the group identifies the assertive/aggressive and the passive responses. Procedure: sheets below.) Even over-exaggeration is okay. 4. Begin with an example. Discuss after sharing the positive and negative reactions that might result form each attitude we choose. Give them a few minutes to think of how they would answer the questions and then discuss them as a group.Attitudes in Decision Making (see the LIFE Skills book for additional materials) 1. passive. Assertive behavior is a way of communicating your ideas and feelings while respecting the ideas and feelings of others. What does it mean to you to be assertive? How is an assertive response different from an aggressive one? A passive one? Who do you know who is good at being assertive? How? How can being assertive help in a relationship? How does it make people feel when we speak assertively? Why is it sometimes hard to be assertive? 67 . For each situation. Youve been standing in line at the post office for one hour to mail a letter and something tries to cut ahead of you in line. Your parents refuse to give you money to go out with your friends. acting out different communication styles: aggressive. We did skits with a male counselor asking out three different girls and their different responses. We also talked about the responses they might get from the other person depending on what we said and how we said it. aggressive and passive.
You are not busy that night. __ Dont nominate Sarah! Shes a creep! __ You think to yourself. OK. They do not feel being a mechanic is a reasonable occupation for a woman. assertive.Aggressive. be sure to change the words some. I dont want to take the chance on getting caught. Situation 2 Several friends at a party ask you to try drugs. just his once wont hurt? __ Are you crazy? What do you want to that for? __ No thanks. __ Do nothing Situation 4 Your boyfriend tells you his parents will be out of town and you can spend the evening at his house. I already have a date. Youll probably be surprised one day at what I can do. __ Ill think about what you have said. __ What? Sorry. He wants to keep talking. __ I think Im qualified and would like to be nominated for student council. Situation 5 Your friend wants to copy your homework and you believe that copying is wrong. __ Why dont you do the dishes? Cant you see I have tons of homework? __ All right. Lets go to a movie instead. __ Thats Cheating!! Situation 6 You would like to be nominated for the student council. Situation 8 Your parents want you to attend the same university they went to. I but I need to make my own decision. __ Thanks for asking. Im busy. I can anything you can do only better! __ I want to learn to be a mechanic. __How can you think of doing something like that? What would happen if anyone found out? __ I dont feel right about doing that. __ Well. You do not want to go although you care for him very much. so well get together after Im done with work. okay. but you would rather go somewhere else. __ I worked hard on this and I want full credit for the assignment. __ Well. Situation 9 You are talking to your boyfriend and realize that if you done leave immediately you will be late for work. __My cousins coming from out of town and I have to be with her. __ Youre all male chauvinistic pigs. He is the first one to ask you. 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 hope someone nominates me Situation 7 Someone you do not want to go out with asks you to dance. __ I really ought to be going. __ Im sorry. __ You cheated me out of 10 points on this problem! __ Ive discovered an error in the way my test was corrected. mom __ I have a ton of homework tonight and Id rather not have to do the dishes so I can get my work finished. 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. __ Not go to that school 68 . __ You always try to run my life! Ive had it! __ If youre sure that is best. __ Oh no you dont! Youre making me late for work! __ I know you want to talk more. but Id rather not. but you dont want to do it. I really dont want to try that.
I make it a point to express good feelings as well as bad ____________________________________________ 7. its not at someone elses expense ____________________________________________ 8.K.. I want to have all the facts before I make a decision ________________________________________________ 4. I can admit when I am angry __________________________________________________________________ 2. Sometimes. Stand up for what you believe and always be honest about your feelings. I offer solutions to problems instead of just complaining ___________________________________________ 10. in response to the following sentences: 1. Dont worry. Keep trying! 10 12 You should be proud of yourself.Test YOUR assertiveness Choose one of the following statements: Almost never. I can say no without apologizing or feeling guilty _______________________________________________ 1. I take responsibility for my own feelings instead of blaming others ___________________________________ 6. 0 4 You are not yet good at being assertive. I can express my feelings honestly _____________________________________________________________ 2. Work on being more sensitive and aware of others emotions. 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. it takes practice to be perfect! 5 9 O. You know how to say what you mean in the most productive way. but you still need to work on how to express yourself in an assertive way. I try to find out the cause of my anger ___________________________________________________________ 3. I criticize a persons behavior. Keep up the good communication skills! 69 . If I disagree with someone. When I say how I feel. I dont use verbal or physical abuse ______________________________________ 9. Most of the time.
OVERVIEW (From the Life Skills Manual in PC office. Available also via email.) This session is the crux of the entire Life Skills program. The Bridge Model is a visual way of presenting the concept of behavior change that is used in the Life Skills model. A thorough understanding of this model is essential in structuring a Life Skills program in your community. The Bridge Model seems to be a very simple concept, but we have found that a light comes on for most people when this session is presented. Although the concepts are simple, most people have not thought about the behavior change issue in these terms before. Visually imagining the process of behavior change as building a bridge has been a powerful moment for many of our participants. It is most effective to introduce this model after conducting some motivation sessions. These sessions might include Exchanging Stories (The Impact of AIDS Variation) (Session 4 in Part V), Consequences of Teenage Pregnancy (Session 9 in Part V), or other sessions that highlight some of the risk activity of youth. TIME 2 hours, to 2 hours, 30 minutes OBJECTIVE By the end of the session, participants will be able to: 1. List risks facing young people in the community. 2. Identify Life Skills that might help young people to avoid risk and build a healthy, positive future. 3. List five categories of Life Skills. THE BRIDGE MODEL: HOW DO WE BUILD A BRIDGE FROM INFORMATION TO BEHAVIOR CHANGE? MATERIALS Flip chart: Bridge Model Markers or chalk Props for the role play Handout: The Role Play PREPARATION Post the Bridge Model on a prominent wall, roll it or cover it up, and arrange the chairs around it in a halfcircle. Prepare and rehearse the role play in advance. Ask two of your female participants to act in the role play. It is much more effective to choose two people from the larger group, rather than using fellow facilitators or peer educators. Fellow participants performing in the role play usually heightens the interest of the group. This role play will be the basis for your discussion of the Bridge Model, so it is essential that it be performed well and cover the topics you wish to highlight. DELIVERY I.The Bridge Model Role Play (20 minutes) When introducing this activity, you may wish to refer to some of the sessions on the impact of AIDS or teenage pregnancy to remind the group of the reasons for beginning a new program towork with youth on risk behavior. Invite the group to sit back and watch the following role play, which may be very similar to situations we are seeing in our communities. Stop the role play when it is clear that the point has been made: Lucy was exposed to much information to keep her safe from pregnancy, STDs, and HIV/AIDS; yet she got pregnant anyway. Why? II.The Bridge Model (1 hour,20 minutes) Referring back to the role play, ask leading questions to invite theparticipants to explore the situation. Some examples might be: 1. Is this a realistic situation? Have you seen this happen in our community? 2. Do you think Lucy understood the risks of having sex with Gift? 3. If she understood what could happen and had all of the information, why did she have sex anyway? 4. What were some of the things Gift said to pressure Lucy? 5. Did Lucy have good reasons for not using the condoms Rita gave her? 6. What will happen to Lucy now? What do you think will happen between her and Gift? After discussing the role play, reveal the Bridge Model flip chart. Discuss the model with the participants. Point out that in Malawi, young people generally know a great deal about the risks of sexual activity. In a sense, the young people are standing on top of all of the knowledge they need to keep themselves safe from the risky behavior of life. Ask the participants to read with you the current knowledge understood by most young people: facts about HIV/AIDS, information on drugs/alcohol, etc. Most young people learn all about HIV/AIDS prevention in school. Does that mean that no one gets infected? Emphasize that even though people have the knowledge, that does not mean that they do not engage in risk behaviors. It is helpful to continually refer back to Lucy during this discussion. Now draw attention to the other side of the bridge. Point out that, as teachers, community members, parents, peer educators, and
others we want to help our young people move to the Positive, Healthy Life side of the bridge. We want to help them use the knowledge that they have to live a stronger, healthier life. (Use gestures to show this movement on the Bridge Model.) While gesturing towards the sea, ask participants to tell what is awaiting young people if we do not find a way to help them successfully cross from knowledge to a positive, healthy life. Equipped with nothing but knowledge, young people face the risk of falling into a sea of problems like HIV infection, alcohol and drug addiction, early pregnancy, and so forth. So, what then is missing? What does it take to help young people to use their knowledge to lead a better life? Lead a group brainstorming session about what it takes to get across the bridge. You should continue to refer to Lucy and the role play during this brainstorming session, using questions like, What was Lucy missing? What did she need to help her to use the information she had to make the right decision? Didnt Lucy know the risks? Did she have the information? You may need to guide the group to explore all angles of the situation so that you can get as many different suggestions as possible. Each time someone gives a suggestion, it becomes a plank in the bridge. Write it on the chart above the sea between the two hills. Keep brainstorming until the entire bridge is completed there should be many, many ideas. Guide the group to understand these links by referring to the role play. When the bridge is finished and all ideas are exhausted, process the concept with the group again. These planks in the bridge are the Life Skillsthe tools a person needs to help translate the knowledge that they have into healthier behavior. It is our job to help to develop these Life Skills in peopleto help them acquire the skills and tools necessary to lead healthier, happier lives. Point out that even if a few skills are missing (cover some of the planks with your hands), what happens? The person will still fall into a sea of problems. It is therefore necessary to launch a comprehensive program that targets all of these issues to better equip the people in our community to make healthy decisions for their futures. So, the work of the Life Skills program is not to provide information since we believe that most of the information is already understood. Instead, we are developing the skills (refer to the bridge with your hand) to help better use this information to lead to a positive, healthy life. Our sessions, then, focus on the development of these Life Skills. III.Introduction to Life Skills Categories (30 minutes) As a continuation of the above session, write the five categories of Life Skills on a flip chart or on the board. Communication Skills DecisionMaking Skills Thinking Skills Relationship Skills Emotion Management Skills Explain that we have simply grouped the Life Skills into a handful of categories to make it easier to work with them. Go over each category, and ask the group to suggest which of the Life Skills were written on the Bridge Model might fit into each category (for example, relationship skills might include good role models, gender issues, communication skills, self esteem, and resistance to peer pressure). Many of the Life Skills will fit into more than one category. Do not spend too much time on this topic. Just make sure that the participants understand that these are just groupings for the sake of convenience. All of the Life Skills are important, and some fit in more than one category. IV.Evaluation (15 minutes) To ensure that the group truly understands the philosophy of the Life Skills model, ask the participants to pair off and to explain the model to each other while referring to the bridge. Move about the room and observe the level of understanding in the group and clarify points as necessary.
THE ROLE PLAY
TWO CHARACTERS: Rita: A Form 4 (final year of high school) girl who has dropped out of school due to teenage pregnancy. She has been advising her friend, Lucy, to stay in school and to avoid boyfriends, sex, and so forth, before completing her education. Lucy: A Form 1 (first year of high school) girl who is doing very well in school. Despite her friends warning, she has become pregnant and has come to break the news to her friend. Rita is sitting outside her house on the mpasa (straw mat). She is rocking her baby in her arms. As she sits alone with the baby, she talks about how tired she has been and how much work the baby turned out to be. She might say things like, Oh, my babyhow troublesome you are! Keeping me up all night like that! Wont you ever settle down? Lucy walks up and shouts Odi! Odi! (Roughly equivalent to Hello, is anybody home? or a verbal knock on the door.) She is welcomed warmly by Rita. Lucy sits on the mpasa and greets her friend. She inquires after the health of the baby, and Rita tells her that the baby has been sick and has yet to sleep through the night. The friends chat for a moment before Rita comments on how odd it is to see Lucy like this during a school day. Rita asks Lucy why she is not in school, but Lucy changes the subject by talking about the baby. Rita asks Lucy again, and she again avoids the topic by asking Rita about Ritas boyfriend, Innocent. Rita responds by saying that she has not heard from Innocent since the birth of their baby. She has heard that he is now studying in the U.K., but he has never come to see her or the baby. Rita reminisces that she, too, could have gone to the U.K. for studiesher scores were so high and she reminds Lucy of how important it is to avoid these boys and stay in school.
Rita asks again why Lucy is here on a school day. Lucy says something like thisMy friend, do you remember the advice that you are always giving me? Rita respondsOf course I doI told you! Dont make the same mistakes I madeforget these boys until you are finished with your studies. Abstaining from sex is the best way to avoid getting pregnant or getting diseaseseven AIDS! Lucy probes further. What else have you advised me? Rita says, I told you that if you and that boyfriend of yours, Gift, cannot abstain, then remember to use a condom. You remember! I even gave you some condoms! Ah! But come on, my friend, what are you really doing here? Are you in trouble? What is it? Lucy, now in tears, confesses that she is pregnant with Gifts baby. Rita becomes angry. She reminds Lucy of all the advice she has given her; she reminds Lucy of the example of her own life. Lucy protests with ideas like, But he loves me! He has promised to marry me! Rita reminds Lucy that Innocent promised her the same thing. Rita asks why Lucy had sex with Gift after all her warnings. Lucy says that Gift threatened to leave her if she did not have sex with him. He said it was the only way to show him that she loved him, that everyone was having sex, etc. Rita asks why Lucy didnt use any of the condoms she gave her, Were they finished? Lucy says that her church is against condom use, and besidesGift refused to use them. Finally, in defense of herself, Lucy says, Well, why wait? Why not have a baby now? Gift is going to be a doctor. I want to be his wife! What is the difference if I finish school? Look at Chimwemweshe finished her MSCE (final high school examinations; college entrance tests) and she is just staying. There are no jobs anyway! PARTICIPANT HANDOUT PAGE 1 OF 1 LIFE SKILLs:BASIC SESSIONS E SION 2: IDENTIFYING THE MISSING ELEMENT OVERVIEW Intended to follow the Bridge Model (Session 1 in Part III), this role play activity is useful in ensuring that the participants have fully understood the Bridge Model and the Life Skills concept. Use it to review and reinforce the foundation of the program before moving on to exploring specific Life Skills. TIME 1 hour, 30 minutes, to 2 hours OBJECTIVE By the end of the session, participants will be able to: 1. Identify specific Life Skills that are missing or need reinforcement in common community situations. 2. Describe the Bridge Model for behavior change. MATERIALS Assorted props for role plays DELIVERY I.Creating the Role Plays (30 40 minutes) Remind the participants of the ideas discussed in the Bridge Model session. Indicate that this session will reinforce our understanding of the concept of Life Skills. Divide the participants into small groups. Instruct each group to create a role play showing a typical risk situation that a young person might face. Examples might include being pressured to drink alcohol, being pressured to have sex, and so forth. The role play should show the young person engaging in the risk behavior because one of the Life Skills we listed on the bridge is missing. For example, the role play might show a young person incapable of being assertive and then giving in to drinking alcohol. II.Identifying the Missing Element (1 hour) After the group has come back together, invite each group to perform its role play. Members of the larger group should then identify which element, or which Life Skill, is missing in the role play. The group may notice that more than one Life Skill is missingperhaps the person is lacking selfesteem, good communication skills, and resistance to peer pressure. Let the group brainstorm about the many Life Skills that might have helped the young person effectively manage the situation in the role play. Use this exercise as a means of exploring the way these Life Skills could change a situation in a young persons life. III.Evaluation (20 minutes) To ensure that the group has internalized the Life Skills concept, invite different participants to stand in front of the Bridge Model and explain it to the others. Participants can use the role plays they just saw as examples in their explanations.
In the application. World. (Most basic communities. We wanted all of the campers to leave the camp with a concrete idea for a community service project. CT (appendix) 2.: During the pre camp informational meetings. where . A. aspects that benefit our communities. church. Explain what a map of the community is and show examples. Divide campers up by town. problem or challenge to work on in your community over the next year. 1. a population. 2. (Have a scribe write down the ideas on big paper during the discussion. family. set of governing rules. B. The Camp GLOW young women were all very enthusiastic about this project and took great pride and drawing and talking about their communities.and big paper Assign ahead of time an adult to help facilitate the activity Draw a map of the community . 76 . Answer the who.every color but black . This session was designed to introduce the concept of community service and to help the campers design. April 21-23. what can you do in the next year to improve your community? Give specific examples. Examples: show Sighetu Maramtiei and Danbury.Community Service Session: Putting leadership into Action One of the goals of Camp GLOW is to help young women realize that they could make a difference in their communities. a project which reflected their concerns and interests.) Do you think weve formed a community this week at GLOW? Why? B. Brainstorm Activity. Have the groups present their action plans to the whole group. one of the essays asked As a leader in your community. families) What are some characteristics of a community? What makes a community a community? (common needs and interests. respect. Explain what community assets are . wheat.) Ask the campers the following questions: what are some examples of communities. It isnt just a street map. choose one issue. the campers were told that committing to Camp GLOW also mean committing to a community service project during the following school year. 1999). school. it is time to do your sweat equity. list the positive and negative outcomes and draw a time line. Mission Statement: over the next year we will teach 4th graders about the dangers of smoking. Draw community maps (idea taken from Peace Corps Program Design and Management Workshop.think out of the box! Part 2 A. not by discussion group Pass out markers . Congratulate them all on being Women in Action. All of the campers were selected from towns with a Peace Corps Volunteer that was both present at Camp GLOW and willing to coordinate this Community Service Club over the next year. town. In your groups.be creative . when . C. Example: do this in the big group together. Now as we are finishing up Camp Glow. 1. why and how. 1. Use the format youve learned in the goal setting and decision making sessions..positive characteristics. 3. Part 1.) What community do you spend most of your time with? (school. Show Maps of communities. Europe. 4.
and get a hammer and a nail Lean how to use my hands Not just head Ill think myself in a jail Now I know a refuge never grows From a chin in a hand in a baffled rose. Life is more than a vision The sweetest part is acting up and making a decision Start seeing the whole as a sum of its parts Refrain Verse 3 My life is part of a global life I found myself becoming more immobile When I think of a little girl in the world cant do anything But. Got to tend the earth if I you want a rose! Verse 2 Had a lot of good intentions Sit around for fifty years and collect a pension Not seeing the road to hell and just where it starts But. I 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. 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.Hammer and a Nail: The Indigo Girls Verse 1 Clearing webs from a hovel A blistered hand on the handle of a shovel Ive been digging to deep.
but nothing is happening. (Past experience: The girls were very excited to heart this liberal way of thinking. know that for each problem there is a solution. use the analogy of a football team. What: e specific. Berlin WHEN: study to take tests in fall. Encourage their ideas and tell them that anything is possible if they really want to achieve it. the whole point of the game is useless. London. Phase 4: Growth. Internet. Paris. They can explore this more in their journals and later in the camp. 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. Explain that without goals. When you arrive a the stadium you notice there is something strange about the field. medical schools in USA. crazy dreams and be open to new things. everything seems to fail. Be creative and open to new ideas. Use this simple outline: Mission statement: a brief sentence explaining what you want to accomplish. explain the mission statement more here. Explain that when setting up for a goal you will miss a few shots. There are no goals. LA or Chicago. explain concept of networking. Hagi does not walk off the field when he misses a shot and hes not considered a failure.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. It was what we based the camp on and it is a simple way to put down thoughts. Remind them that dreaming is FREE and doesnt cost a thing. Europe WHERE: USA. PCVs. The players are kicking the ball around. Life is beautiful Phase 2: Problems arise. The four Phases: Draw a circle on the board and divide it into 4 quarters. newspapers. It was also good fuel for journal discussion and other team building activities. Phase 1: the honeymoon where everything is perfect. Take a few minutes to have them loosely play with this outline. Start with the upper right hand corner and go clockwise. people give up. Same in life. Example Mission statement: to go abroad to University and study medicine WHAT: to be a heart surgeon WHO: parents. Phase 3: solutions to problems. You then give the example of having front row seats for everyone to see Brazil play Romania in the Olympics. talk with doctor back home. WHY: because I want to be a good doctor. Who the people who will help you towards your goals Where: a place. Its easy to set up goals. no answer in sight. Boston. Expect to have failures and challenges as you go for your goals. Each day do something to push me closer to my goal.) 80 . When you are determined to follow your goal. Lesson: to explain what a goal is. it made it seem more achievable. Once you have gone through this process. The more failures you have the closer you are to getting to your goal. to be abroad within two years HOW: contact friends made at GLOW camp. if you have no goals. you have grown and you are excited and ready for more. The circle starts all over again. Why: check back to the mission statement. Let them dream big. Have the girls break up into groups to write out their goals. Have one girl draw out a soccer field. When they could visually see the goal. you are just on the field kicking the ball around.
Continue to keep this relationship positive. Do you feel you have become a better person because of this relationship? 14. 1-3: This relationship has a few positive qualities. Have the girls come up with role plays in pairs to practice this model using the conflicts they thought of earlier. taking time outs. Discuss and come to a compromise. Do you feel the other person listens to you? 2. each no scores 1 and each yes scores 0. Emphasize the following points: Begin with I feel. Propose something specific for the other to do instead. Can you be yourself in this relationship? 10. mutual respect ) Are there bad relationships that would be better to end than to try to improve? 81 . 8. Relationships Evalutation Quiz: Have the girls think of a relationship they have or between two people they know. and not bring in previous unresolved problems and situations. For these. Read the following questions and have them write yes or no next to the corresponding number: 1. without accusing. Is this relationship the most important thing in your life? 6. 10. Do you rely on this person to make you feel good about yourself? 8. Try to explain. Do you enjoy being with this person? 13. 9. either come to compromise that both parties feel good about or agree to disagree. just one they are familiar with. 12. Stress the importance of sitting. Sometimes the source is a loss of temper because a disagreement about something small escalated. judgemental You did. You should limit your use of the words always and never. Do you feel you are a valuable person outside of this relationship? 7. For questions 1. 3. 5. 4. Is your relationship threatened by others? 9. each yes scores 1 and each no 0. or walking away to de-escalate a conflict. Do you feel uncomfortable expressing your feelings to this person? 11. You should focus on a specific problem for you both to discuss. Be patient with the response. and 13. Stress the importance of active listening. why you feel the way that you do.Conflict Resolution and Relationships Brief Overview: Have the girls think about recent conflicts and what the source of the conflict was. 6. 7-10: Good. State how you feel when a the other does a specific action. not the accusing. Have them number a blank paper 1-14. Are you interested in each others lives outside the relationship? 4. Can both of you accept changes in expectations? Have the girls score their papers as follows: For questions 2. You should work to improve it. 14. 11-14: Success! If there is time. It doesnt have to be a romantic one. 7. Can you talk freely with this person about your problems? 3. Give examples. Sometimes conflicts are caused by misunderstanding. Present and Practice: Present the use of I statements using The Message Diagram handout. Do both of you contribute to improving this relationship? 12. gently touching the other. but better communication could be a solution. Sometimes there is a conflict of interests or difference of opinion in a situation. 11. Do each of you have your own interests? 5. 4-6: This relationship has some problems. discuss the following questions: Can bad relationships be improved? What can we do to improve relationships? (communicate.
2. Oh! Henry! Invite the participants to stand in a circle. decisionmaking skills. Going around the circle. passion. Like thinking skills. what can you do? We will now take a few moments to share techniques for managing our emotions. TIME : 1 hour. such as joy or happiness. After that. brainstorm on a flipchart or on the board the different emotions that were expressed in the exercise.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. but it is very important that we develop strategies to do so. you may want to refer to the discussion of emotions in this session during other Life Skills sessions. or jealousy. Then place them around the room (taped to the wallor if that is not possibleon tables or benches). For about 15 or 20 minutes. Refer back to the communication skills sessions to create this link to emotions and communication. You might want to make sure that all participants understand the meaning of the word emotion. with fear. with joy. each participant will say the phrase Oh! Henry! using different body language. 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. I. 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. including communication skills. 30 minutes OBJECTIVES: By the end of the session. If you are feeling very angry and want to hit someone. participants will be able to: 1. or simply use the word feelings throughout the session. Many of us already have strategies that we use to manage our emotions. PREPARATION Clear the walls all around the room for hanging flip charts. Show how you can say the phrase Oh! Henry! with many different emotionswith anger. and is often best conducted during the first weeks introduction to all the Life Skills. managing ones emotions is crucial in all interactions. Managing Emotions Gallery Walk (1 hour) Spend a few moments discussing how some of the emotions listed might translate into risky behavior. what do you do to control this feeling? If you are feeling sexual and want to be with someone. Some of these emotions. with laughter. Identify strategies to effectively manage emotions. there are not many sessions that focus on emotion management skills specifically. 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. Explain that this activity will illustrate how different uses of our voices and bodies can communicate many different things to people. and facial expressions to communicate different emotions. This exercise can be very lively. Introduce the idea of emotions with a quick exercise. Fill in the blanks left on the flip chart with the emotions participants indicate need to be managed. facilitate a discussion on the link between managing ones emotions and avoiding risk behavior. may be better to express openly than others. Have fun with it! After everyone has participated once or twice. Remind the group that there are many ways that we can communicateeven with our bodies and our tone of voice. List a number of emotions that may have an influence on the development of Life Skills. This session is a general introduction to the topic of managing emotions. tones of voice. MATERIALS: Flip charts or board Markers or pens Tape Flip chartsabout eight with the following phrase written on them: How do you manage your __________. sexual feelings. Have someone define the term and write the answer on the board or flip chart. therefore. and relationship skills. Oh!Henry! (20 minutes) Referring to the Bridge Model. all participants should move throughout the room and write on the flip charts what their 82 . 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.
learning the perspectives offered on managing emotions. After the gallery walk. Try to communicate and resolve the situation peacefully. Think about the situation from the perspective of the other person. Stop and analyze why I am really angry. 83 . What were some of the best ideas? Were any ideas unrealistic? Do any of them take practice? III.strategies are for managing the emotions listed. along with two to three strategies that they will attempt to use to control those feelings. have all participants sit down and process the exercise. ask participants to stand and state the emotion that they are most committed to learning to control. Walk away and come back to the situation later. An example of one of the completed flip charts might be: How Do I Manage My Anger? Count to 10. Pray/meditate. After all ideas have been exhausted. Think of a funny story. the participants should take a gallery walk of the flip chartswalking to and reading each of them in turn. Evaluation (10 minutes) At the end of the session.
you ask the listeners to stop listening. Ask every participant to close his/her eyes. Make them promise to keep their eyes shut! Hand each participant a sheet of paper. the speaker should continue to describe his/her happy experience. She/he should receive no help from the rest of the group! When she/he is finished. one for each participant. Everyone followed the instructions correctly. Children must close their eyes. and so on. a house. and two or three people to draw it. Remind them not to peek! Now ask them to open their eyes and unfold their pieces of paper. The pairs should select one person to be the mother and one to be the child. Each pair should also choose an animal. This volunteer must then describe the picture in words to the second volunteer. The important thing is that he/she should no longer listen although the speaker will continue telling the story. the speaker and listener should change roles and do the exercise again. only to discover later that what we meant. but the listener should stop listening completely. Ask members of the audience to tell the story the pair is acting out. the children must try to find and touch their mothers. Each pair should think of a discussion that one of them has had with their spouse. Next tear off the lower left-hand corner. he/she should be handed a new piece of paper and some markers/pencils. Point out other types of body language between people. and so forth. Whisper this line quietly to the person to your right. Encourage them to think how they might use their bodies differently in different contexts to convey different messages to people. Mothers will make the animal sound while moving about the room. When the fifth volunteer has heard a description of the picture. Finish by suggesting that participants think. a friend. She/he could yawn. Point out that it is often much harder than we suppose for us all to understand things in the same way. The original phrase is usually very different from the final product! Discuss how this relates to communication skills. such as. Process the exercise. when the phrase has been whispered all around the circle. whistle. Rumors. Ask participants what this exercise can show us. Pass the Picture : Communication Skills// Perceptions This is another good warm-up to illustrate different peoples perceptions of what they hear. How many people like to work in the garden? or I wish I could walk to the river. such as eye contact. Now separate the groupsall mothers on one side of the room and all children on the other side. Then fold the paper in half again. With their eyes closed. Then ask participants to do the following: Fold their paper in half. look elsewhere. 84 . displaying them to the other participants. At this stage. Thank the five volunteers. Tear off the bottom righthand corner of the paper. the person to your left should be the final one to receive it.Telephone: Communication Ask everyone to stand in a circle or a line. or anyone that developed into an argument. Listening Pairs : Communication Skills Divide participants into pairs. Ask the first pair to re-enact its scene in the middle of the circle. Finally. Then ask everyone to return to the larger group. She/he should then try to draw the picture as he/she understands it to look from the description.Afternoon activities Communication Skills Mother-Child Trust Call: Communication. yell Stop! At this stage. or any other line. There should be some interesting differences. The pair should first establish the two characters and their relationship. Ask him/her to say it out loud. interested listener compared with telling it to a bad listener. Body Language: Communication Skills Divide group into pairs. After a couple of minutes. a tree. Think of a phrase to whisper beforehand. Repeat with the second pair. The mother should make the sound that the animal makes so the child will know the mothers voice. Ask for five volunteers to leave the training area for a few minutes. compare it with the original picture. This person whispers it to the person to his/her right and so on all the way around the circle. who in turn describes it to the third volunteer. Then hide the picture and ask someone to call the five volunteers back to the group. Point out how easy it can be for us to know what is going on in general through what we do with our bodies. One should describe to the other an event in his/her life which made him/her feel very happy. Folding Paper Game : Communication Skills/Perceptions You will need sheets of paper for this game. and what they understood. only using their bodies and faces. Ask participants how they felt as speakers telling their story to a willing. are quite different. distance between people. Then announce to the group what you originally said. and he/she is not allowed to ask for the phrase to be repeated. Trust Ask the participants to divide into pairs. and positions. The picture could include. The listener should say nothing but just concentrate hard on hearing what is being said. Give the pair a few minutes to work on this. but the results were different. After a couple of minutes. 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. They should not make it too complicated. for example. with no words. over the next few days and weeks. One volunteer is then shown the picture for about a minute. We often think we are saying something clearly to someone. turn around. Pick out two pairs whose scenes looked particularly clear. They should be torn in many different ways. One point is to show everyone how even simple instructions can mean very different things to different people. Each person should only whisper what he/ she heard. They should then re-enact the argument between them in mime. animals.
She or he should then move from her/his position in the circle to the place where you were standing. When your name gets called again. Variation: For the questions in which they are to chose a response. label different parts of the room according to the choices and ask people to choose by standing in that area of the room. Finally. 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. that person should call out someone elses name who should then move. everyone has had a chance. Ask someone standing in front of the volunteer: How many eyes has he/she got? Ask someone standing behind the volunteer the same question. How can we give ourselves a more complete picture more of the time? In what way can we relate this exercise to our everyday experience? Beetles and Butterflies Objectives: To facilitate a discussion about conflict Group Size: 5-15 Materials: the quote and questions Directions: Read this quote: Beetles dont argue with butterflies. and so on. Invite them to explain why they are standing where they are. when your name is called again. we cannot grow? Which of the following describes how you usually deal with conflict? Which would you like to describe you? If theres a gap between what you are likely to do and what youd like to do. such as the arms. Ask participants to stand in a circle. Finally. Ask the walker to give a running commentary on what he/she is seeing and how his/her vision of the volunteer changes. Ask everyone to answer at all times according to what they can actually see from their own position. whisper the name of the person you choose next and ask everyone else to whisper too when it is their turn. After everyone sits down. Continue until.violent direct action d) Blow up withdraw from conflict f) give in g) stand firm. Then. facing the same way through the questions and answers which are to follow. Ask her/him to stand still. Sing! Communication Ask participants to stand in a circle. Ask someone standing directly to the side of the volunteer the same question. ask one participant to walk around the whole circle. Choose another part of the body. say that this time the name of the next person must be sung out. Explain to all participants that you are going to ask some questions. not what they know is there. looking at the volunteer and perceiving him/her from all angles. Then place someone else in the middle. 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. ask participants to consider how our perspective on a situation shapes our understanding of it. Explain that you are going tocall out someones name as you cross the circle towards that person.Shout. Ask one volunteer to stand in the middle. Whisper. Go through the same questions with three different people. continue with the game. no budge What recommendations do you have for resolving conflict in this program? What other examples from the world of nature can you find that illustrate conflict or lack of conflict. what can you do to close the gap? a) avoid conflict at all costs b) negotiate c) non. but this time.
Here is a sample list of what the girls can look for. Be creative and use your surroundings to add or not use certain items. Supplies: a large sheet posted at home listing items to find (have the teams select one person to write out list).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. You can do this in the sun and in the rain. The first team back wins a prize. They are not to pick. a big forest. Best to do in small groups and trade off group leaders to keep the ideas fresh. They really enjoyed this activity and had very creative ideas for the general items on the list. (High burn out rate if group leader has to look for flat dead frog more than three times.) 86 . We even added flat dead frog because there were so many in our area.) The girls were very competitive when it comes to winning prizes. An honest team leader (counselor) should go with the team and girl will point out what they find. Directions. Each group is to visually find the following items. It is also to make them aware of their environment. Three things that are green three things that are blue something unusual something that shows mans influence on nature an animals home something that lives in water something that flies something you can eat something that smells good something that smells bad something that is rough an animal sound something that is smooth something that is dangerous something that is fuzzy a stick as tall as the tallest person in the group a big rock (size of large grapefruit. remove or hurt the environment in any way. This was something silly and yet challenging for the girls to find. Time: up to one hour. depending on how successful the teams are in finding the items.
Repeat so you have a double knot. blue = 2. ALWAYS TIE DOUBLE KNOTS!!! Going the other way 1. Repeat steps ALWAYS beginning with the outside string working in towards the middle. Separate the strings and start at the left. tablecloth. Keep going until the bracelet is as long as you would like. Hold the left hand string tight and knot the other around it. Tie a knot about ½ inch to 1 inch from the top forming a loop. all different colors. Pull toward the left and pull snug. 4. 87 . Pull the knots tight.3 . Now tie the two middles together. The Chevron Four stripes. 2. You should tie left to right. 2. Use the string #1 from the right that you were just working with.3 . ALWAYS TIE DOUBLE KNOTS!! 4.4 .2 . Now take the same string you just tied (the one that had been on the far left) and tie double knots around each string.2 . Fold the strings in half to make eight strings. This is the knot going left to right. 64 inches long 1. 6. 3. tying double knots right to left. Separate them in this order: 1 . Tie a knot about 1 ½ inches from the top. red = 4 3. 2. Hold the right hand string tight and knot the other behind it. 3. Repeat so you have a double knot. call the string on the right the right hand string and the one on the left the left hand string. Pull toward the right and hold snug. 4. Tie the first string 1 to 2.4 . yellow = 3.1 Ex. (left hand string goes behind the blue and over the green). Start on the far left again and do the same double knots. 1. 3. black = 1. ALWAYS TIE DOUBLE KNOTS!! The basic diagonal Stripe You need four colors. 32 inches long each. Take two (different color) strings tie a knot and pin it to something (the knee of your jeans. You need to be able to tie it in TWO directions. 4 and then stop. Hold the 3rd string (next to the one on the far left) and tie double knots tightly around the 3rd string. Hold the right hand string TIGHT. 5. 2. 3. By the time you are finished the far left string will be on the right. your shoe. The left hand string will be on the right side. 25 inches long each 1.Friendship Bracelets There is only one basic knot that you need to make a lot of bracelets. 6.) As they hang side-by-side. 4. 5. Now take the other string 1 from the far right and work towards the middle. This is the knot going RIGHT to LEFT.
has separate and distinct roles: women handle household chores. strong. draw on the flip chart the Gender vs. female heroes can your group name? Fictional. Sex diagram from the handout. it is considered womens work. universal and not changeable. Gender roles are learned.] During discussion. intelligent. submissive. What is sex? [Those functions of men and women that are biologically determined. In small groups. adventurous. socially determination. cooking. creative. emphasizing such ideas as family. 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. have the girls make a list of the five adjectives which they would like to describe them. one tribal group. assertive. gender and biologically vs. rational. Examples: In Honduras. · · 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. 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. 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. Ask volunteers to explain their decisions. emotional. change over time and vary between and within cultures. and the like. media. Then discuss sex vs. have girls discuss the following questions: Remembering your childhood. Takes into account the relationship of women and men to each other and their community. sexually-aggressive. 88 .] What is gender? [Functions of men and women that are socially determined. female hero that you admire (How many fictional. Sex distinctions are the same worldwide. Designate one side of the room as male and the other as female. and cleaning? Who is a fictional. dangerous or harmful? What characteristics should a healthy person have? · · · · · · · · · · Closing Activity: Either utilizing the previous list of adjectives or creating new ones. school. Read the list of adjectives and have girls move to the appropriate side. the Hmong. caring. while in the Congo. An example is that women give birth. changeable and not universal. and men are in charge of land and trade. beautiful. write down the following adjectives: sensitive. religion. the Karen. intuitive. independent. In Thailand. men and women do agriculture work together and men help with household chores. expectations or societal norms associated with a particular sex. In another tribal group. friends.Gender Roles Introduction Activity: On a flip chart. athletic. agriculture is considered mens work.
They rotated groups in the afternoon and didnt do this as a whole camp. hand and feet. divided in half. or using their hands in any way. taking pictures of each group as a human pyramid. 4) This race is hilarious because after they spin. sock). 2) The sticks should be spread out along he other side of the filed so that one is in front of each team. 2 Working with counselors. They then pass the socks from their hands to the next teammate and that person returns. 89 . 3) The idea is that they must walk with 3 legs . 3) Those that survive. 3) team members must pass it down the line without dropping it. It took a total of about 2 hours for all of these. falling hurts! Water Balloon/Orange Pass Materials: waterballoons or oranges. 3) Once again. 2) One person puts their hands on the ground.one big middle one. take one step back and toss it back. which their partner holds on to and pushes them like a wheelbarrow across the ground while the person walks on their hands. 1) Teams line up single file. 4) This can be hilarious and really messy. show how its done and tell them to be careful. 4) A fun and easy thing to do. whichever you have. 1) Have the teams line up and the start and end line. people with whom they have worked on building trust.it hurts! Wheelbarrow Race Materials: socks if the ground isnt soft. willy nilly. facing each other. without formal teams. Relay Races: Materials: sticks. (string and masking tape both hurt and broke) 1) Each person needs a partner. but with only two teambuilding groups per session. 1) Teams line up the start and the end line. We found that when we took away the competition aspect of it away from the teams. they worked together much better. Here are some of the races/contests. You need one for each team. The girls really got into the silliness of it all. 3) The first person on each team runs to the stick. facing each other. but watch out for the ground if its not so soft. 2) All the campers on one side toss the egg/balloon to their partner. 1) Teams line up at the start line in single file. The girls were SO excited when they succeeded and we tried again until we had it. butt towards the ground to their other teammate at the other end. Three legged race Materials: Strong tape or strips of fabric. Its also dangerous though because the girls can fall down. divided in half. 2) First person takes the water balloon and holds/puts it between chin and chest. Human Pyramid 1) Participants should be in their teambuilding groups. despite the overcast sky and drizzle. cover one end with a cushion somehow (t shirt. 3) This is a lot of fun but make sure you show them how to do it first and point out that shouldnt drag your butt on the ground . Water balloon or egg toss 1) Each person needs a partner and one water balloon/egg. puts on end on the stick and their forehead on the other end. The Suncuius 2001 camp had all the campers participate. If you can find a nice grassy field on which to play these games it would be best. That way it was just fun for all to participate. 2) Tie the inside legs of the partners together when they stand next to teach other. about 2 meters long. 2) Each participants starts sitting on the ground and must walk on all fours. The Sovata 1999 camp used the teambuilding groups that had been together throughout the camp. Have a helper next to each stick because they really do get dizzy. to a line and back. with the socks on. They then pass the socks to the next person on the other side. Cement is not recommended. the idea is for the group to build a human pyramid. One end of the stick must remain on the ground and their forehead must remain touching the stick. the participants dont have any idea where the start line is and often run in the wrong direction.GLOW Olympics The GLOW Olympics were an afternoon of silly races and contests. Each team member needs a partner from the team for this. Crabwalk. They spin around the stick 5 times and run back to the start line. and puts their feet in the air. A lot of fun working together. Materials: socks to put over hands if ground isnt soft.
Discover yourself. Your journal is here for you whenever you feel like writing or reflecting about anything. Releasing all your inner thoughts and anxieties through writing can help release unwanted stress. And let your thoughts and emotions flow freely. and how I would enjoy a good chocolate ice cream! If God were to give me a piece of life. Ralph Waldo Emerson If for an instant God were to forget that I am rag doll and gifted me with a piece of life. Its yours! How can a journal help me? ¨ Self-discovery. Choose a topic each day. 90 . You will go away with old. Its good for your body and soul. your breakthroughs. And remember when you leave. ¨ Understanding the past. Through the process of writing. I would sleep little. It is important that you do not censor yourself as you write. good friends. I would value things. Different types of Journals Daily Journal Write whatever you like here. Be daring. 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. Knowing what you want to do with your life is the first step in making it happen. a garden patch. your inner most secrets record them all here. and dreamed of doing. a teen. 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. I would walk when others hold back. ¨ Greater sense of peace. successes and challenges. were you afraid of. How are you treating your body? Create Your Own Journal You can name it whatever you like. throw myself face first into the sun. I cannot do everything. ¨ Courage to pursue your passion. Journaling can bring up many issues in life that are still unresolved.! Getting Started Find a comfortable position in your chair. This is your own private space for your general daily thoughts. Do not worry about grammar or punctuation errors. Feel the Hem of Heaven. ¨ Less stress.This is to have succeeded. Adlai Stevenson I am only one. possibly I wouldnt say all that I think. Discovery Journal Get to know yourself by looking back. I will not refuse to do the something I can do. I would dress simply. I would wake when others sleep. Relax. touch the depths of Truth. What should I write about? Writing helps clarify feelings. and feel? What kinds of things in your life do you want to build on? Find a photo or an image. understanding that for each minute we close our eyes we lose sixty seconds of light. Start writing words. why you came. In the quiet and serenity of this lovely place. Clear your mind. or a redeemed social condition To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. Remember how you felt. what you loved. but still I am one. baring not only my body but also my soul. Food For Thought. experience. Writing consistently in a journal can give you a deeper connection with your own inner self. but still I can something and because I cannot do everything. 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. Your insights. but rather I would think of all that I say. Camp Glow 2001 Suncuius Your days are short here.Journalling A journal is a private place to express all your inner thoughts and feelings. and let your mind go. I would listen when others talk. Gratitude Journal Record five things you love every day. and a young adult. And follow your feelings. Did something happen to you today that made you upset or joyful? What did you discover about yourself or the world? Is there something from the past that you wish you could take back or do over to make it right? What are your needs? What are your desires? What are you most afraid of doing? What are you afraid of not doing? What are you curious about? What issues are unresolved for you? What do you love to do. Awareness Get to know what really brings you joy in life. Be risky. Writing about them helps take you to a place of forgiveness and healing. you will come closer to understanding who you are and who you want to be in life. What does it make you feel? How often should I write? As often you like. As a child. what are the themes taking place in your life? Health Journal Your goals. dream more. Put every thought onto the page. Be you. not for their worth but for what they mean.
anyone can tell you how to succeed. work for justice. and wait for the sun to show. but I shall let him learn to fly on his own. 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. James Jackowski. anyone who has lived long enough to retire will tell you that love means just the opposite... You must suit the job. I have learned that when a newborn child squeezes for the first time with his tiny fist his fathers finger. My God. Applying for any kind of work in a T-shirt and jeans will further enhance your chance for failure. I would write my hate on ice. Over the stars I would paint with a Van Gogh dream a Benedetti poem. the degree of love you put into each of your deeds. oh men. So many people think the world was created just for them. You know. not knowing that they grow old when they cease to be in love! To a child I shall give wings. it is full also of the overcoming of it Helen Keller We do not strive for spectacular actions. So much have I learned from you. unhappily shall I be dying. You will experience the biggest failure of all if you believe the romantic notion that Love means never having to say youre sorry. Failure. and they disregard the feelings of others. and a Serrat song would be the serenade Id offer to the moon. Gabriel Garcia Marquez Every living creature that comes into the world has something allotted him to perform. especially a high school graduation.. 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. no matter how closely you follow the diagrams. but in truth they wont be of much use. For in truth. We must share the space on this planet with each other. no matter how small. To get at those minds still fresh from the accomplishment of 12 years education what a great opportunity. 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. tom Robbins Nobody makes a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could only do a little. I would tell them how to fail. and not just once. but probably several times in your life... 91 . I would teach the old that death does not come with old age. I would convince each woman and each man that they are my favorites. Edmund Burke There is a call to all of us.My God. You will fail if you do not try to right a wrong whenever possible. You will fail if you see corruption and do not fight it. You will fail if you are intolerant of individuals with strange-sounding names and different color skin. The blueprints and formulas are all there for anyone to follow. and I would live in love with love. is pretty much a certainty. and the red kiss of their petals. What counts is the gift of yourself. I would show men how very wrong they are to think that they cease to be in love when they grow old. I have learned that everyone wants to live on the peak of the mountain. From you I have learned so many things. There are thousands of books on that subject. What is not found very often are the directions on how to fail. Pope Paul VI Heaven is living in your hopes and hell is living in your fears. It means being able to say Im sorry. You will fail if you suffer bad politicians and do not bother to vote. you are just as different to them. I would tell them something they never thought they would hear. for when I keep them within this suitcase. You will fail if you think anybody owes you anything because of your education. As the saying goes.. You will fail if you climb a corporate ladder by stepping on people. a call to servicethat we join with others to try to make things better in this world. if I had a heart. Dorothy Day How to Fail What strange tales I would tell if I were a guest speaker at a graduation. but with forgetting. You will fail if you are inconsiderate of others. Among those might be your great-grandparents who now live in a nursing home. is ever wasted Aesop Although the world is full of suffering. You will fail if you start your business life looking for a job that suits you. retired columnist by way of Ann Landers. You will meet the same people on the way down. I wouldnt let a single day pass without telling the people I love that I love them. You will fail if you see abuse and do not speak out against it. he has him trapped forever. however. if I had a piece of life. Mother Teresa If you want peace. Remember. With my tears I would water roses. I would tell the graduates that success is never guaranteed.
Wooden Frame: Buy or build a frame which you will prepare for paper making. When youre finished making paper. You may want to let the paper dry overnight. gently move it back and forth to get an even layer of fibers on the screen. Dont pour the pulp down the drain. fold. Press the pulp gently with your hand to squeeze out excess moisture. so plan to use a work space that wont be harmed by moisture. Place the sheets out of the way to dry. Allow it to drip over the tub until most of the water has drained through. It is essentially a mat held together by the fibers roughness. and can be made from almost any fibrous material like wood or recycled paper. Cover your hanger with a nylon stocking and staple it in place. or stir in short pieces of thread. or freeze it in a plastic bag for future use.. tape or coating from the scrap 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 pans outer dimension. and tear the paper into small (1") pieces. Wire Clothes Hanger: Bend the wire hanger to make any shape of your choice. You can blend in a piece of construction paper for color. dried flowers or herbs for texture. A plastic or wooden picture frame can make an excellent papermaking frame. overnight. Couching: Place clean dishtowels. tightly staple or tack a wire screen to the frame. Cover the paper with another cloth or piece of felt. felt. Cut a piece of wire screen large enough to cover the hole when placed in the bottom of the pan. Slide your frame into the tub. stretching it to loosen the paper from the cloth.D. The papermaking process is a wet one. or send to a friend! 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 92 . With adult supervision. mixing thoroughly until the ingredients are evenly dispersed. keeping it flat. The process for making paper was invented in China in the second century A. You should have a uniform layer of the pulp mixture on the screen. If making a wooden frame.Making Paper Paper is simple material. collect the leftover pulp in a strainer and throw it out. You might want to wear wet gear an apron. Embroidery Hoop: Place a screen or nylon stocking between two hoops to make another inexpensive frame. leaving behind the paper. if you can. or old clothing. fill the blender halfway with warm water. the basic steps are simple enough to be able to make paper at home. Soak up excess water from the bottom of the screen with a sponge. and all paper was made one sheet at a time until 1798. When the paper is dry. Gently peel off the paper. and squeeze out moisture using a rolling pin. smock. Lift the frame out of the mixture. Pour the blended mixture into the large tub and then fill the tub with warm water. Lift the screen gently. Making sure the lid is on tight. Use your paper to draw on. While the technology has evolved dramatically over the centuries. Soak the paper in warm water in the large tub for at least 30 minutes or. then add a handful of the soaked paper. 1 2 Remove any plastic. blend at medium speed until you no longer see pieces of paper (the pulp has a soupy consistency called a slurry). pull the cloth gently from both ends. allowing some pulp to settle onto the screen and. still holding the frame underwater. couch paper or newspaper on a flat surface and flip the screen paper-side-down on the cloth.
Sexual harassment in schools isnt a private event because schools are very public places. It does not matter if the target and offender agree on a certain incident being sexual harassment or improper behavior. though. ***Sexual harassment is defined from the targets perspective. comments on the size of their private parts. 5. If ignored it could escalate or get worse. 4. AGREE DISAGREE 3. Sometimes. Just because no one witnesses a sexual offense that you have experienced. or an employer. Ignoring sexual harassment does not cause it to stop.Sexual Harassment Quiz 1. How? Jokes about their sexual experience. Sexual harassment is SERIOUS and VIOLATING. *** 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. Boys can not be sexually harassed by girls. FALSE If a person thinks there is nothing to do it is because they feel frightened or intimidated or that theyve been lied to or threatened. 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. unwanted grabbing of their bodies. Two people may also interpret a situation in 2 different ways. not the harassers. Maybe the next time you may be more prepared to respond if you have a better understanding of your own emotions or reactions. If no one else sees me being harassed theres nothing I can do because the harasser will just say Im lying. If Im being sexually harassed by an adult theres nothing I can do. Write how it makes you feel. Write things down. or disagreement might result in one student accusing the other of lying. it IS sexual harassment. Unlike the reaction a girl might have to unwanted sexual attention or commentary. boys are usually less likely to name these behaviors as unwelcomed because of social or cultural pressures. AGREE DISAGREE 4. Tell someone you trust. AGREE DISAGREE Answers and Suggestions 1. Boys CAN be harassed. you are being sexually harassed. 3. AGREE DISAGREE 5. If you ignore sexual harassment it will probably stop. dont assume that others will not believe you. or someone very popular or influential in the community. If a girl says shes being sexually harassed and the boy says hes only fooling. It is very important for a student to speak to a trusted adult about any repeated sexually suggestive remarks or behavior that belittles you. AGREE DISAGREE 2. or that if they mention it to someone 93 . 2. That is no reason not to speak up. They may also not know their rights. Sometimes people who are being harassed are afraid to say stop! They may fear the harassment is their fault. being called gay. interactions between students happens privately or is unobserved. None of these are reasons to endure sexual attention or improper conduct from an adult or classmate. If a girl says she is being sexually harassed and the boy says hes only fooling then its not sexual harassment. Think always about the power of your word and the consequences of your actions. It might be scary to point the finger at an adult that might have power over your grade.
Know WHERE you are (!) and how to get home. ***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. not when the problem has gotten worse. a teacher you are comfortable talking to. and your attitude. retaliated against. Be independent. and look out for yourself. Have enough money with you to get home or plan ahead of time a ride or walking buddy. say it with authority. marijuana. or shamed. know where you are going. avoid drugs. Be aware of your surroundings and what kind of attention you are attracting. Say EXACTLY what you want.else they will be laughed out. 94 . Who can we alert if someone is making unwanted sexual advances or derogatory comments to us? *** A friend. Leave a situation when you first become uncomfortable. Be careful with substances that can change your judgement: alcohol. If you have to say NO. How can we PROTECT OURSELVES??? Avoid high risk situations: dont walk alone. a trusted adult. a counselor. what you are wearing. Trust your instincts. dont drink too much alcohol. Dont say maybe or I dont know. Be aware of how you interact with others physically. dont go with someone you dont know for sure you can trust. dont be talked into things you wouldnt normally do. React quickly when someone puts you in a difficult situation. like you mean it. Understand that you are IMPORTANT and have the right to say NO.
wins. 800-Meter Relay: A Dizzy Lizzy relay race. Discus: Frisbee throw. She has paper taped to her clothing with varying point values. Shot Put: Water-balloon toss. Descriptions of events: Fencing: Two girls from each team sit facing each other. Horseracing: A piggy-back race. 1600-Meter Relay: The team must pass an orange neck to neck all the way down and back without using hands. each girl spins around 8 times then runs down and back. First team to complete. An independent judge decides on the winning team. anyway) out of a bowl filled with flour. The true nature of each event should be kept a surprise until it the event is held. Volleyball: A blindfolded balloon timed game of volleyball with miniature teams. lower for the stomach.Silly Olympiad Have the girls in teams come up with a team name and a cheer. each girl had to sign up for at least two activities and volunteers could sign up for more. Greco-Roman Wrestling: Girls from opposing teams leg wrestle each other on a mattress. High points for the forehead. wins. G. Whichever team completely finishes feeding/eating the banana first.W. the team must begin again. She must feed it to her teammate. Girls must switch after the first lap. Balance Beam: The team builds a human pyramid (on a mattress on the floor) which must remain standing for 5 seconds. The first team wins. blindfolded. elbow down. The winning team scores more points. If it hits the floor. 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 . Marksmanship: One of the two girls is the markswoman. Best of three tries. Emphasize the silliness and de-emphasize the competition. She tags her teammate to continue. Freestyle Wrestling: Girls from opposing teams thumb wrestle each other. One from each pair is given a banana. The first team wins. *Decathlon: Use your creativity to come up with a ten-event. Gymnastic Floor Exercise: Two girls create a human sculpture. Soccer: Miniature teams play a timed game of soccer by blowing a ping pong ball on hands and knees.O. The number of participants needed for each event from each team is indicated in the number in parentheses following the event name. With teams of eight. but this was one of the most loved activities. The other is the target. Sailing: Girls race each other to blow something lighter than a 500 lei coin (which didnt work. etc. First team to fill container with water wins. walking a distance. She is given a squirt gun. fun obstacle course. Water Ballet: A relay race of girls balancing a cup of water on their heads.L. With head down and hand on knees. and dumping it in another container. Best time wins.
The second place team will serve refreshing beverages to all participants and judges. a second is worth 200 points. The third place team will stand on one foot and repeat the first place teams cheer five times. 96 . The first place team will receive miscellaneous. A first place in an event is worth 300 points. while balancing a cup of water on their heads.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. at the end of the Olympics. Each team must create a team cheer. and a third is worth 100 points. assorted prizes and goods.
reaches the brain quicker than an IV. Ask help from family and friends to keep you accountable and to have support. Starting to smoke at a young age increases the chance of a smoking-related death and makes quitting more difficult.5 million people in the world every year. when inhaled. 1.1 billion smokers in the world. They are addictive and cause sickness and death.000 deaths will eventually result. anxiety. Nicotine makes smoking difficult.lungusa. especially children. Nicotine is an addictive drug which. it is expected that 10 million people will die from tobacco-related illnesses. nervousness. Smoking is directly responsible for 87% of lung cancer cases.SMOKING FACTS and INFORMATION Tobacco kills 3. By 2020-2030. or around 3. The median age of initiation into tobacco use in many countries is 15. For every 1. Eat a balanced diet. 50% of those who die from a tobacco-related illness do so before the age of 70.000 are women. For more information. Nicotine withdrawal syndrome includes: nicotine craving. many of whom are children and adolescents. 1/5 of smokers die early. Cigarettes have 43 separate cancer-causing chemicals. Smokers have a 50% chance of dying by a tobacco-related illness. Get plenty of sleep. 97 . light-headedness. Tips for Quitting Smoking Get daily exercise. difficulty concentrating and increased appetite. plus most cases of emphysema and chronic bronchitis. 90% of smokers began before the age of 21. irritability. Responses are individual and could also include: sleepiness. Drink lots of water. to quit. excitability. There are 1. much of which targets women.000 tons of tobacco produced.org. one million new smokers per year. which is 1/3 of the population over the age of 15.000 per day. 500. Tobacco companies must recruit through their marketing. physically. although its linkage to many social situations also makes it a difficult habit to break. see www. Second-hand smoke is harmful to others. 1 million of them women.
4. communication. Compare how close he/she is to where he/she intended to reach. Each person holds out their right hand and grasps another hand as if shaking hands. Interests of both the team leader and team members are focused on desired results rather than on shorticulture-term problem. The proactive approach manifests such characteristics as: 1. Ask him/her to replace the blindfold and repeat the exercise. sideways. Put the blindfold on him/her and turn him/her around several times before he/she sets off in a straight line across the meeting areato reach an agreed point on the opposite side. The 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. 6. unbelievable results become possible. When individuals and the entire team choose to operate this way and are willing to set petty differences aside. At the end of the exercise ask participants what such an exercise teaches us about each other. The goal is to then untangle themselves into a single circle without releasing hands. ask him/her to take off the blindfold. (If you have many participants. a long-term commitment is needed to accomplish the desired results.even numbers only) Tugs of War and Peace : Teamwork You will need a length of strong rope for this exercise. This will not happen unless both the team leader and team members choose to do so. Ask him/her how he/ she felt about having no comments from the others. 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.Trust. Goals are aligned with the team purpose. Instruct the rest of the group to keep completely silent. make small circles of about six people each.Support Ask all participants to stand together in a small. where only one team winswe can approach situations in a win-win way so that everyone wins. They are able to establish priorities and then commit time and resources for accomplishing these tasks. (This can work with up to 14 people . 2. teamwork can be very rewarding and productive. All then extend left hands and grab another left hand.solving activities. 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 . Ask these two teams to stand up and hold opposite ends of a long strong rope. instead of people pulling on opposite ends as in a tug of war. They should also cross their arms over their chest to protect the chest area. This process leads to a high level of team productivity. or forwardkeeping eyes closedand will be caught in the safety of the arms of the other participants. 1987). tight circle in the middle of the room. The sixth characteristic of a well-functioning team is that the members have a strong feeling of control within the team. Divide the group into two teams. Team Support Provide a blindfold or scarf. She/he then falls backwards. 2. The idea is to show how. This is best accomplished when team members use a proactive approach rather than a reactive approach to accomplish their purpose (Adams. Process the differences in how it felt during each stage. The seventh characteristic of a well functioning team is team members verbally and publicly support each other. ask everyone to sit in a circle. When the team resources are focused and members are all working to accomplish the same purpose. Having a well-defined purpose or vision of what the team will accomplish is a very powerful force for the team leader and members. Ask all the participants to pull together on the rope so that they can all stand up. and that for some goals. 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. alignment with the teams overall purpose comes about. After all groups have successfully untangled. and skills to contribute to the goals of the team. and team members are empowered to accomplish the goals. When you say. over which each team must try to pull the other. 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. Emphasize how safe someone can feel with the support and guidance of others. Team leaders and members that make a conscious.) Each participant in turn should stand in the middle of the circle and then close his/ her eyes or put on a blindfold. It can feel quite scary at first but should be perfectly safe provided the group works together. They should still not touch him/her.no sounds. 7. this time with the verbal encouragement of the others. Mark a line across the middle of your training area. Then finally.Teambuilding and Teamwork. and teamwork The group of at least four but no more than 10. They recognize that negative comments about others tear the team down. Invite a volunteer to come forward and walk slowly in a straight line across the meeting area. Each participant needs to have a few turns at this before someone else goes in the middle of the circle. They should also not touch him/her. If people learn to focus simultaneously on both the current situation and the desired results. problems that arise will be solved as part of the total process of achieving the desired results. When individuals adopt this attitude and commit to use their resources. Trust Circle: Teamwork. giving no encouragement or guidance at all. They should not have both hands of the same person or hands of the people on either side of them. Team members understand that patience is required. Human Knot: Goal: Problem solving. knowledge. process the exercise. forms a circle. 3. Ask participants to explain what this exercise means to them. The Straight Line: Trust. 1. When the blindfolded person reaches the other side.. 3. 98 . Let them go on until one team has ended up falling over the dividing line. Go!. 5. Next. the teams should start pulling against each other. 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.
that person must join arms and also hop on one foot to try to catch the others. newspaper sheets Groups size: The more the merrier and the higher the risk Directions. etc. have the group debrief. so. The leader should start an action such as clapping hands. Have them begin the role-play. but whatever they havetissue. but put it on directly. Materials: Flat markers. All Waters lean into the circle. The group is running away from her/him within the boundary that you have set. Once a team gets started. When the OneLegged Educator touches someone. etc.) Ask them to treat people according to their labels. nothing can stop it! The Longest Line: Team Building.Using Available Resources/Talents Take participants outside where they can have a large area to work. The leader stands inside thecircle. examine roles people play and identify both the positive and negative aspects of roles. Tell them that they must cross this sea of chaos utilizing their goals. (If people are really creative. Water. I confuse you. The volunteer hops on one foot and tries to catch the others. When you say. Their goal is to have a longer line than the other teams. Ask them not to look at it. tape. The action should change every 15 seconds or so. hang on my every word. ability to speak. Directions: Give each person a role to wear on their head. That volunteer is the OneLegged PeerEducator or the OneLegged AIDS Educator. Group:Follow the leader. Assign a name to each. Follow the Leader: Leadership//Peer Pressure Ask participants to stand in a circle. Switch now. alternating namessuch as. The volunteer is brought back into the room while these actions are taking place. using whatever they currently have on their bodies. Milk. She or he cannot do all the work alone to educate people on behavior change. while all the Waters should lean out. watches. I dance! I dance! I dance! (or I jump! I jump! I jump!) The group responds by mimicking everything the leader does. Who s the Leader? Leadership//Thinking Skills Ask the group to stand in a circle. Tell them that they must always be in contact with each other and with their goals. or stomping feet. 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. Losing sight. paper. she or he must build a team of educators to help. The leader repeats. treat me like a kid. The people in the circle should secretly choose a person to be the leader. carpet squares. none of my ideas are good. sitting. Follow! Follow! Follow! to which the group replies Follow! Follow! Follow! as they run on the outside of the circle. Milk. Now the leader starts to do some other action such as dancing. dancing. 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. Continue until all are caught by the team. Water. Turtles Objectives: To share goals. The leader continues with Follow! Follow! Follow! and the entire process until everyone is exhausted. who will not participate in the task. When they reach the other side. saying. project. Everyone should link arms all the way up to the elbow. laugh at everything I say. shoescan be used to make the line longer and longer. Split them into two teams (or more if the group is large). jumping. If at anytime in the sea of chaos they lose contact physically with either their goals or a group member. Notice how this tension keeps the group supported.Trust. discuss how the exercise relates to teambuilding or to real life. and says. After the warmup. all of the Milks should lean into the circle. Stop the role-play. They are not permitted to get additional things. they will lose that goal of that person may become injured. while all Milks lean out. Have each person name their marker. Follow! Follow! Follow! Leader: Follow the leader. Support There must be an even number of participants. Group size: 7-15 Materials: Post-it notes with labels or other head band type labels. tape. The other members of the circle should follow the leaders movements. Follow! Follow! Follow! The group repeats. to show how change and tension can still be very positive for the team. Water. etc. work as a team and identify potential barriers to achieving the goals. making it symbolize a goal that they have for the year.The Yert Circle: Team Building. 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. You can continue doing this smoothly. 99 . starts to run on the inside of the circle. and calls out. Explain that they are to create a long line on the ground or floor. 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. One Legged Peer Educator: Team Building Ask for one volunteer. Milk. clothing. act surprised. What made them successful? If they lost any goals. paper plates. tell me to shut up. let it go on as long as they need to bring out some of the roles. etc. Ask for one volunteer and send that person out of the room. The volunteer has three chances to guess who the leader is. Tell the group that their task is to build a tower using the materials given (paper. without looking directly at the leader and giving him/her away. which will protect them from the sticky sea. string and odds and ends. or singing. Designate at least two observers. (Mark off an are with a safe zone on either end).
rich in B-Vitamins. with only moderate amounts of sodium. 5. Oils. nuts. iron. Fruits Sources of Vitamin C. and sugar-sweetened juices. Cereal. Starches are complex carbohydrates. Fresh fruits are the best. 100 . Vegetables Sources of Vitamins A and C. and B-Vitamins. 3. Choose low fat varieties to keep calories.The Ultimate Food Guide Extraordinaire 1. tissues. 6. 4. Try to consume as little as possible of them even though theyre yummy. Meat. Eggs. You need a variety of foods from each of these groups for a balanced diet. Sweets These provide calories but little else nutritionally. juices. Fats. Nuts Animal foods (and also beans. Avoid those fruits in heavy syrups. fiber. carbohydrates. What happens when you eat a healthy. Low in fat and calories. and also are very low in fat. seeds. Milk. Pasta Starchy foods arent fattening if you dont add butter. regular diet? You supply your body with nutrition and energy for the maintenance of body cells. They provide protein and Vitamin B-12. leafy greens. Yoghurt. and most importantly support your normal growth and development. or cream sauces. A balanced diet means a pattern of regular daily meals that meets nutritional needs without providing nutrients in excess. Poultry. Rice. Fish. deep yellow/orange veggies and starchy veggies like potatoes. canned. The diet should give you the optimal balance of proteins. Beans. Maximum nutrients are found in dark. cholesterol. and organs. 2. and saturated fat at a minimum. fats. Cheese The richest sources of Calcium. and soy) are excellent sources of protein. cheese. and dry fruits. zinc. Bread. minerals and fiber. frozen. and simple sugars.
if youre using RIT.) We allowed the girls choose two colors per shirts . new or used.for example. each other. in any order. b) Wrap rubberbands around the balled up shirt.it wont have the desired wrinkle look. re-shape the shirt into a ball and wrap more rubberbands around it and dunk it into another color. Emphasize that the preparation put into the rubber banding the shirts determines the patterns. Rubberbands . Sticks to stir the dye Vinegar and salt (1/4 cut vinegar per bucket to help the colors set and 14 cup salt .More than 2 colors and the shirt will get really muddy. a) After getting the t shirt wet and wringing out excess water. Keep in mind that the color will fade a little when the t shirt is rinsed. Check in the send hand clothes stores for extra t shirts. You should have a rubberband cone in that area covering about ½ the area. c) Place the rubber band covered t shirt into the color youd like. One bucket per color of dye. You can put as many marbled circles as you want. lay the shirt on a clean. You need running water to rinse the shirts and LOTS of it. Running water. remove the rubberbands. rinse the shirt in cold water until no more color comes out. Keep in Mind 101 . 6) Be sure to tell the girls to hand wash the shirts in cold water separately especially the first that they wash them. c) wrap the rubber bands round the wheel or disk so that it keeps its shape. b) Pinch the middle of the t shirt with your thumb and index finger. the area you pinched and pulled up from. Sometimes this takes a few tries. flat surface. The rubberbands should cover at least ½ the surface area of the t shirt. Leave the t shirt in the dye until it is the desired shade. b) select the area of the shirt where you would like to have a marbled circle .Tye Dying Materials Needed: One white t shirt per participant. c) pinch the middle of that area and gently pull upwards to lift it away from the rest of the shirt. wrap one rubberband around the part you have pulled up.) Clothesline or a place to hang the t shirts while they dry. Rubber gloves are also needed at this step. Twist the shirt into a wheel/spiral. e) Once the water runs clear or close to clear. d) Remove the t shirt from the dye. (One group had the counselors wearing rubber gloves each working with a separate color so that the girls were not dying their hands. Either provide this or ask them to bring one from home. clothes. f) Follow the dying instructions 4-6 above Sunburst. Show the girls how to rubber band the shirts to make those styles. One group made a GLOW logo and spray painted it on the front of each t shirt.lots and lots of them in different widths. Use as many colors as desired. lay the shirt on a clean. If a second color is desired. Rinse (with the rubber bands still in place. Start with the lightest color first. This was done before camp started. cover the floor of the work area with plastic or newspapers. Twist and wrap the rubberband until it almost reaches the point. and keeping the rubberbands on rinse it thoroughly under cold running water. The parts of the t shirt covered by the rubber bands and the areas held tightly together on the inside will remain white when placed in the dye. 3) Have the girls wet their t shirts and then rubber band them.) Marbled Circles a) After getting the t shirt wet and wringing out excess water. flat surface. have them come to the dying stations and put little plastic bags or gloves on their hands to dye their shirts. The rubber bands must be tight. d) Starting from the bottom.the dye is made with hot water. The Patterns The Simple Crinkle a) After getting the t shirt wet and wringing out excess water. 4) As they are ready. Hot water . They should not only hold in shape but also cover about ½ the surface area of the t shirt. 5) After each color. in the upper left corner of the shirt. 2) Have a sample t shirt made demonstrating the various styles of t shirts. You may need to rotate the shirt so it dyes evenly. form the t shirt into a ball as haphazardly as possible. 1) Prepare the packets of dye and have the buckets lined up with a lot of space between them. Use rubber gloves. e) choose another area for a circle and repeat d. Rubber gloves (or small plastic bags) for people working with the dye. d) Follow dying instructions 4-6 above. If indoors. If youd like more than one color you must START WITH THE LIGHTEST COLOR FIRST. Clothes dye. anywhere on the shirt. Do not neatly fold it and roll it .
2.1. 5. 6. 3. Encourage creativity. Always wet and wring out the shirts before putting on rubber bands and dying.especially the first time! 102 . Nothing can destroy tie dye. Change the dye after 115 shirts have been dyed. Wash separately . 4. After two the colors become darker and muddy. unless the third color is yellow. Always dye the lightest color first. its never what you planned it be anyway. Different patterns can be used on the same shirt. To wash the shirts after dying use a light soap and cold water. Two colors is average of most shirts.
then you begin to make it better. mm. Remember to let her into your heart. then you can start to make it better. Da. And anytime you feel the pain. dont make it bad. o Lord Im one. Remember to let her under your skin and then youll begin to make it better. you have found her. da.Evening activities Songbook I have a dream I have a dream. dont make it bad. My mother is a tailor. da. mmm Living Next door to Alice Sally called when she got the word She said: I suppose youve heard about Alice Well. My father is a gamblin man. love was such an easy game to play Now I need a place to hide away Oh I believe in yesterday. the movement you need is on your shoulder. better. when the light is low Wum di dadi. drinks down in New Orleans. even if you fail Chorus: I believe in angels. For well you know that its a fool. take a sad song and make it better. begin. dont carry the world upon your shoulders. I have a dream I have a dream. youre waiting for someone to perform with. you were made to go out and get her. I like the daffodils I like the mountains. she sews our new blue jeans. when I know the time is right for me Ill cross the stream. me and Alice Now she walks through the door with her head held high Just for a moment I caught her eye A big limousine pulled slowly out of Alices drive Refrain I like the flowers I like the flowers. she wouldnt say I said something wrong. hey Jude. Mm. now I long for yesterday Suddenly. oh. Wum di dadi Wum di dadi. is when he drinks his liquor down. better. So let it out and let it in. something good in everything I see I believe in angels. And dont you know that its just you. Now it looks as though theyre here to stay. youll do. The minute you let her under your skin. 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. dont let me down. da Hey Jude. hey Jude refrain. I believe in yesterday Refrain: why she had to go I dont know. hey Jude House of the Rising Sun There is a house in New Orleans They call the rising sun. by making his world a little colder. hey Jude. Im not half the man I used to be Theres a shadow hanging over me Oh yesterday came suddenly Refrain Yesterday. now go and get her. better da. The only times hes satisfied. a song to sing To help me cope with anything If you see the wonder of a fairy tale You can take the future. dont be afraid. he goes from town to town. 103 . who plays it cool. Its been the ruin of many a poor boy and my. all my troubles seemed so far away. da. take a sad song and make it better Remember to let her into your heart then you can start to make it better Hey Jude. I ran to the window. 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. My father is a gambler. Wum di dadi Hey Jude Hey Jude. da Hey Jude. Da. I like the rolling hills I like the fireside. well I looked outside I could hardly believe my eyes As a big limousine rolled up into Alices drive Refrain: dont know why shes leaving or where shes gonna go? I guess shes got here reasons but I just dont want to know cause for 24 years Ive been living next door to Alice Twenty four years just waiting for the chance to tell her how I feel.
All over this land Id sing out danger. the wind began to moan I heard a voice above me saying Girl Youd better get back home But I feel lucky. mountain momma. Id sing out warning. Its a bell of freedom Its as song about love between my brothers and my sisters all over this land Country Roads Almost heaven. Id sing it in the morning Id sing it in the evening. my race is almost run Im going to spend the rest of my days beneath the Rising Sun. I woke up this morning. all over this land Its a hammer of justice. gave my number to the clerk The pots 11 million. Id hammer out warning Id hammer out love between my brothers and my sisters all over this land. Shenandoah River Life is old there. all over this land Id hammer out danger. take me home. West Virginia. Im a winner either way Mmmm I feel lucky today. I feel lucky yeah Hey Dwight. Im going back to New Orleans to wear the ball and chain. I feel lucky No tropical depressions gonna steal my sun away MMM.Go tell my baby sister. 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. Id sing out love between my brothers and my sisters all over this land Now. boys you dont have to fight Hot go I feel lucky tonight I feel lucky. then I was strolling And the wheat field waving. the others on the train. 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. and the dust clouds rolling A voice was chanting as the fog was lifting 104 . I feel lucky Think Ill flip a coin. and Ive got a bell And Ive got a song to sing. never do like I have done Shun that house in New Orleans They call the Rising Sun One foot on the platform. Going back to New Orleans. If I had a bell. all over this land Id ring out danger. Well 11 million later I was sitting at the bar Id bought the house a double and the waitress a new car Dwight Yoakams in the corner trying to catch my eye Lyle Lovetts right beside me with his hand upon my thigh The moral of the story is simple but its true Hey the stars might lie but the numbers never do I feel lucky. 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. Younger than the mountains. Id hammer in the morning Id hammer in the evening. to the place I belong. I feel lucky No Professor Dooms gonna stand in my way MMMM I feel lucky today Well I strolled down to the corner. Country Roads All my memries gather round her miners lady stranger to blue water Dark and dusty. Id ring it in the morning Id ring it in the evening. take me home. painted on the sky Misty taste of moonshine teardrop in my eye Refrain I hear her voice. so I called in sick to work I bought a pack of camels. a burrito and a Barqs Crossed again the light. made a beeline for the park The sky began to thunder. If I had a hammer If I had a hammer. Hey Lyle. Yesterday Refrain I Feel Lucky Well. I feel lucky today. Ive got hammer. West Virginia Blue Ridge mountains. Growing like a breeze Refrain: Country Road. Id ring out warning Id ring out love between my brothers and my sisters all over this land If I had a song. This land is your land This land is your land. older than the trees.
And well all have chicken and dumplings And well all have chicken and dumplings when she comes Row. they dont mean a thing Every place I go Ill think of you Every song I sing. merrily. merrily Life is but a dream The Bug (Mary-Chapin Carpenter) Well its a strange old game you learn it slow One step forward and its back you go Youre standing on the throttle. shell be coming round the mountain Shell be coming round the mountain when she comes Shell be driving six white horses when she comes Shell be driving six white horses when she comes Shell be driving six white horses. row. when I Wont have to leave you alone About the time I wont have to say: Chorus 105 . Dream about he days to come. row your boat Row. Ive been working on the Railroad Ive been working on the railroad All the live-long day Ive been working on the railroad Just to pass the time away Dont you hear the whistle blowing? Rise up so early in the morn? Cant you hear the captain shouting? Dinah. I hate to go. Youre standing on the brake In the groove til you make a mistake Chorus: Sometimes youre the windshield Sometimes youre the bug Sometimes it all comes together baby Sometimes youre just a fool in love Sometimes youre the Louisville Slugger Sometimes youre the ball Sometimes it all comes together Sometimes youre gonna lose it all You gotta know happy. merrily. row your boat Gently down the stream Merrily. blow your horn! Dinah wont you blow Dinah wont you blow Dinah wont you blow your horn Repeat Someones in the kitchen with Dinah Someones in the kitchen I know Someones in the kitchen with Dinah Strumming on the old banjo And singing Fee Fi fiddlee I O Fee Fi fiddlee I O O O O Fee fie Fiddlee I O Strumming on the old banjo Shell be coming round the mountain Shell be coming round the mountain when she comes Shell be coming round the mountain when she comes Shell be coming round the mountain. Oh well kill the old red rooster Oh well kill the old red rooster when she comes And well all have chicken and dumplings when she comes And well all have chicken and dumplings when she comes And well all have chicken and dumplings. hes blowin his horn Already Im so lonesome I could die Chorus: so kiss me and smile for me Tell me that youll wait for me Hold me like youll never let me go cause Im leaving on a jet planet dont know when Ill be back again Oh babe. Shell be driving six white horses Shell be driving six white horses when she comes Oh well all go out and meet her when she comes Oh well all go out and meet her when she comes Oh well all go out and meet her. Oh well all go out and meet her Oh well all go out and meet her when she comes Oh well kill the old red rooster when she comes Oh well kill the old red rooster when she comes Oh well kill the old red rooster. its early morn The taxis waiting.This land was made for and me. Theres so many times Ive let you down So many times Ive played around I tell you now. row. Ill sing for you When I come back. you gotta know glad Because youre gonna know lonely And youre gonna know sad When youre ripping and youre riding And youre coming on strong You start slippin and slidin and it all goes wrong because Chorus One day you got the glory and then you got none One day youre a diamond and then youre a stone Everything can change in the blink of an eye So let the good times roll before we call say goodbye because Chorus Leaving on a jet plane All my bags are packed and Im ready to go Im standing here outside your door I hate to wake you up to say goodbye But the dawn is breaking. Ill wear your wedding ring Chorus Well now the time has come to leave you One more time please let me kiss you Then close your eyes and Ill be on my way.
in our yellow submarine Chorus: We all live in a yellow submarine. every one of us has all we need Sky of blue. til we found the sea of green And we lived beneath the waves. a yellow submarine And our friends are all on board.Yellow submarine In the town where I was born. sea of green in our yellow submarine Chorus O Susana Oh I come from Alabama With a banjo on my knee Im going to Louisiana My true love for to see Chorus: Oh Susana Now dont you cry for me For Ive come from Alabama With a banjo on my knee It rained all night the day I left The weather was so dry The sun so hard I froze to death Susana dont you cry Chorus On top of Old Smokey On top of Old Smokey All covered with snow I lost my true love there A-courting too slow Oh courting is pleasure And parting is grief But a false hearted lover Is worse than a thief A thief will just rob you Of all that you save But a false hearted lover Will lead to the grave 106 . a yellow submarine. lived a man who sailed the sea And he told us his life in the land of submarines So we sailed up to the sun. 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.
The decision should be given thought before a sexual situation arises. it can relieve many worries about unwanted pregnancy. Common Misconceptions about Sex You might have heard I cant get birth control. there must be something wrong with you. Youre the only virgin in the school. What are you waiting for? There must be something wrong with you. In addition. you are not ready for sex. youd have sex with me. Im tired of being pressured to do something I dont want to do. If thats what you think. In fact. both partners need to take responsibility for STD prevention. Planning to use birth control does not have to take away the romance and enjoyment. Although only the woman gets pregnant. you are not ready to have sex. Using birth control takes away the romance. you should understand the facts about sexual health. It is often not possible to tell if your partner has an STD. If you dont sleep with me. 107 . Having sex doesnt make you a man/woman. Ways to say No to Sex Birth control is the womans responsibility. Im not afraid of anything. Saying no is the best way to avoid pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) Because sex has many potential consequences. You must not be a real man/woman. Im just not ready. Withdrawal can work. you wouldnt pressure me to do something Im not comfortable with. The truth is In all states it is legal for minors to get birth control without parental consent. Ill find someone who will. Im waiting until its the right choice for me. If you are not comfortable about discussing sex and birth control with your partner. youre wasting my time. And Im proud of it. Everybodys doing it. And if you are not ready to accept responsibility for protecting yourself from pregnancy and unwanted diseases. Pregnancy can occur the first time you have sex. If you are thinking about becoming sexually active. Im tired of waiting for you to be ready. but it requires that a woman trust her partner and may be difficult for teenage boys to practice. See you later. Be sure to talk with a family planning counselor or your health to get the facts straight. Unprotected sex can lead to unwanted pregnancy as well as sexually transmitted diseases including AIDS. Many teenagers lack sexual knowledge and rely on friends for information which is often incorrect. it is the couples responsibility to discuss and agree upon a method of birth control. What if He/She says If you loved me. If that s all you care about. Im not everybody.Before you decide to have Sex. I cant get pregnant the first time I have sex Ill be able to tell if my partner has an STD Withdrawal works. consider this Its okay to say no to sex. What are you afraid will happen? Are you going to sleep with me or am I just wasting my time? You can say If you loved me. because I m under 18. the decision to have sex should not be made in a moment of passion.
How to put on an condom 108 .
AIDS awareness 109 .
Its OK to say no 110 .
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These can be very good for many women. The Inside Story: girl Inside a girls body. that someday might become her children. Pop! The egg flies out of the ovary and into the fallopian tube. Slowly. then there is no baby. A girls body also beings to grow inside. Pregnancy To begin a pregnancy. If the sperm cant find the egg. The best way to prevent pregranncy for a woman who has chosen to be sexually active. are the ova. and now we have a zygote. Lets begin! and her body produces hormones that cause her to grow taller. grow breasts. a woman cannot tell when her ovary releases an egg. so the hormones now tell her ovaries to release an egg. with 46 chromosomes. Then the sperm injects 23 chromosomes into the ova. The process where the sperm finds the egg and gives its chromosomes is called fertilization. What organism has 46 chromosomes? A Human! Now this zygote can begin to turn into a baby. If no sperm gets near the egg. which already has 23 chromosomes.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. every day of her life. Preventing Pregnancy Can a woman tell when her body is releasing an egg? Nope Does it happen at the same time eveyr month? Nope So how can a woman who does not want a baby make sure she doesnt get pregnant? The best way to prevent pregnancy is to be abstinent. About two weeks later. her brain says. 114 . it is important to know about all the sexual/reproductive organs. But if you forget to a pill one day. This brochure will give you some information about the different reproductive organs for boys and girls and also discuss how pregnancy occurs. Usually. or eggs. the sperm must find the ova in the fallopian tube. there are no sperm. uncomfortable or unknown. grow pubic hair. the endometrial lining has gotten nice and thick. but they must be taken every day or they will not work properly. into the uterus and fallopian tubes to find the eggs. Condoms are so wonderful because they dont let the sperm get through the cervix. Some women chose to take birth control pills to prevent pregnancy. Knowing this information often gives young men and women comfort in their own bodies and can help them make good and healthy decisions about being sexually active as they grow up. And remember. it sot ask her partner to wear a latex condom every time they have vaginal intercourse. and her ovaries start to produce hormones. so the egg dies and falls into the uterus. hoping to meet some sperm to make a baby. which tell the uterus to make a lining called the endometrium. then there is no baby. All of the sudden. This shedding of the lining is called menstruation. people are not taught about the reproductive organs because it can e embarrassing. an egg might be release and then you could get pregnant. underarm hair and more leg hair. the egg travels down the fallopian tube. The lining in the uterus notices the dead egg and begins to fall out o the uterus. First. In many parts of the world and in many families. This lining is importantly only when a baby is actually made. But not much happens until she reaches puberty. They work by telling the ovary not to release an egg. Please read the chart and look at the drawings below and make sure you know the organs that are in your body and also that are in the opposite sexs body. but her body doesnt know when that will happen. so every month it gets ready.
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