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Peace Corps Girls Leading Our World GLOW Manual

Peace Corps Girls Leading Our World GLOW Manual

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

Contents

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
Appendix .............................................................................................................................. 21 SPA Grant Application ......................................................................................................... 21 Tentative Schedule for camp .............................................................................................. 23 Grant Application for Peace Corps Partnership Program ................................................ 26 GLOW Camp Final Report................................................................................................... 28 Sample Family-Friends Fundraising Letter ....................................................................... 29 Sample rpcv letter................................................................................................................ 30 THANK YOU LETTER FROM GLOW CAMPER ................................................................. 32 Thank you note to donors .................................................................................................. 33 Glow camp weekend original budget ................................................................................. 34 ªuncuiuº Budget ................................................................................................................ 35 Tîrgu Mureº Budget ............................................................................................................ 36 Camp GLOW - Call for Applicants ...................................................................................... 37 Camp GLOW Description of Weekend Camp ................................................................... 38 CAMP GLOW Application................................................................................................... 39 Camp Glow Essay Evaluation Form .................................................................................. 40 Letters-Accept, Wait, Reject ................................................................................................ 41 Camp G.L.O.W. 2001 – Permission Slip ............................................................................. 42 Tabãra G.L.O.W. 2001 – Formular pentru Permisiune ....................................................... 43 Glow Camp 2001, ªuncuiuº ................................................................................................ 44 Schedule for weekend glow camp – Gîrda, October 2001 ................................................ 45 COMMUNITY BASED CAMP SAMPLE SCHEDULE ......................................................... 46 Materials and Supplies List - ªuncuiuº 2001 .................................................................... 48 Packing List Camp GLOW 2001 ªuncuiuº ........................................................................ 49 Glow Camp 2001 ªuncuiuº Evaluation ............................................................................. 50 Morning activites ................................................................................................................. 51 Introduction to Leadership ................................................................................................. 53 Stereotypes and Attitudes .................................................................................................. 54 Cinderella’s life .................................................................................................................... 57 Stereotypes and Attitudes, part 2: Role play Ideas .......................................................... 58 Self Esteem worksheet ....................................................................................................... 59 DECISION-MAKING ............................................................................................................. 65 Attitudes in Decision Making .............................................................................................. 67 Aggressive, assertive, or passive? .................................................................................... 68 BRIDGE model ..................................................................................................................... 70 Community Service Session: Putting leadership into Action .......................................... 76 Hammer and a Nail: The Indigo Girls ................................................................................. 79 Goal setting and attitudes in Decision Making .................................................................. 80 Conflict Resolution and Relationships .............................................................................. 81 OH! HENRY! ......................................................................................................................... 82 Afternoon activities ............................................................................................................. 84 Communication Skills: Camp Glow 2001 ªuncuiuº ......................................................... 84 Environmental Scavenger Hunt ......................................................................................... 86 Friendship Bracelets ........................................................................................................... 87 Gender Roles ....................................................................................................................... 88 GLOW Olympics .................................................................................................................. 89 Journalling ........................................................................................................................... 90 Making Paper ....................................................................................................................... 92 Sexual Harassment Quiz..................................................................................................... 93

Silly Olympiad ...................................................................................................................... 95 SMOKING FACTS and INFORMATION ............................................................................... 97 Teambuilding and Teamwork. ............................................................................................ 98 The Ultimate Food Guide Extraordinaire ......................................................................... 100 Tye Dying ........................................................................................................................... 101 Evening activities .............................................................................................................. 103 Songbook .......................................................................................................................... 103 Before you decide to have Sex, consider this ................................................................ 107 How to put on an condom ................................................................................................ 108 AIDS awareness ................................................................................................................ 109 It’s OK to say no ................................................................................................................. 110 Aflã cum funcþioneazã corpul tãu .................................................................................... 112 Know how your body works! ............................................................................................ 114 STD ..................................................................................................................................... 119

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

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

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

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

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

attendance 10 am leave for Sovata 1:00 PM campers arrive 1:30 .10:30campers unwind time Counselors nightly meetings 10:30 Lights out 11:00 PM room check Counselor on Night duty .8:30 am Breakfast 8:45 am Announcements 9:00 .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 .Amy (15 minutes) Attitudes and Stereotypes .Kim Thursday. July 7 7 AM wake up 8 A. 2001 7:00 am Wakeup 7:30.9:45 pm Journal 10:00 -10:30 am campers unwind time in rooms Counselors nightly meeting 10:30 lights out 11:00 room check Counselor on duty: Amy Friday.M.10:30 pm Unwind time in rooms Counselors nightly meeting 10:30 lights out 11:00 room check Counselor on duty .8:30 PM Dinner 8:30 -10:00 PM Present cabin identity Camp songs (john) and games (Amy) Journals 10:00 .11:00 pm unwind Counselor have nightly meeting 11:00 pm Lights out 11:30 pm room check Counselor on duty .1:00 Morning Session Self Esteem and Values .luggage out in front of school.8:00 pm Dinner 8:00 .9:45 pm Journal 10:00 .5:30 Break 5:30 . Who’s who guessing game Create cabin identity 7:00 . load bus.8:00 am Breakfast 8:00 am stretching with Linda and Jen 8:00 am .John and Anna Sports and yoga with Linda and Jen 7:00 . July 9 7:00 am Wakeup 7:30 .1:30 pm Swimming.3:00 pm Lunch 3:00 .6:00 pm Afternoon Session Three rotating activities Team building with Mike Sports with jen and Anna Journal Decorating with Linda and Amy 6:30 .8:00 pm Dinner 8:00 .8:30 Dinner and journals 8:30 . Kim and Amy Team building with Mike Yoga/Friendship Bracelets with Linda and John 6:30 . breakfast 9a m girls from Ciuc arrive at Camin 9:30 .5:00 Clapping icebreakers (Mike) Introduction of campers and counselors (Sam) Logistics (Anna) Schedule (Amy) Nuts and bolts (Jen) Rules (Linda) Rules and role Plays (Kim) 5:00 .7:00 PM team building with small (dorm room) groups Icebreakers (mike and Amy) Human Knot.Kim 11:30 . Gherorege and Husi 7 PM dinner at the Camin (Anna’s schools dormitory) 8 PM Welcome (Anna) Girls from Ciuc arrive Icebreakers 1. 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 .KINGA Saturday. July 10.Linda and John Include breaks 12:30 . swing lessons 10:30 .Campers arrive in Ciuc from Sft. Expect to learn d.3:30 pm Lunch Three alternating activities Team building with Mike Friendship bracelets and Hair ties .Jen and Sam Include Breaks 1:30 .11:15 am goal setting session .2:00 pm Lunch 2:00 pm .3:00 Lunch and rest 3:00 . dreams and fears (Linda) Break into small groups and draw what you are a.6:30 PM .6:30 pm Afternoon session Three rotating sessions Environmental Scavenger Hunt with Sam. spider Web.12:30 pm Morning Session Introduction to Leadership . July 11 6:30 am Wakeup 7:00 . Go around in a circle and say your name and a food that you like that starts with the first letter of your name (Jen) 2. bathroom.2 pm Hike and Picnic Group game during hike (Mike) Counselor to stay behind with girls who refuse to go??) 9 .10:30 pm Dance (same) Limbo.9:00 pm Cabin Cheer Contest 9-9:30 Camp songs (John) 9:30 . 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. confirm that this is a possibility) 2:00 . Afraid of c. Mapping out your hopes. Looking forward to b.9:30 Bonfire (Jen) Camp songs (John) 9:30 .JEN Sunday.

9:00 pm Sex and Relationships discussion (optional for campers) 9:00 .12:30 community service . As they’re really light.Sam Tuesday.8:30 Breakfast 8:45 am Announcements 9:00 . 2001 7:00 am Wakeup 7:30 . Check on medical forms that area required for campers and counselors. Many of these supplies can be found in Romania.2:00 .6:00 Tie dye T-shirts.10:00 pm Talent show preparation 10:00 .) including camp size (number of students and counselors.6:00 pm GLOW Olympics 6:00 . You might be given a camp that is out of your judet.10:00 pm journals 10:00 . huge lunch.10:30unwind Counselors 10:30 pm lights out 11:00 pm room check Counselor on duty . take a HCN with you.3:30 pm Evaluation session 3:30 . July 14. We also included some things in the packing list for the girls (so that we didn’t have to find 40 pairs of scissors or 60 glue sticks for example.10:00 Cleanup and pack 10:00 .8:30 Breakfast 8:30 . The number of misunderstandings rise exponentially during the camp so avoiding any during the negotiation process is imperative. 1. Document.3:00 pm Break 3:00 . little dinner? Sports activities Are we required to participate in any activities for the whole camp? Is there an indoor area if it rains? How many people to a room? 10 .10:30 Closing Human chair Sharing bell Ghost handout Sharing Bell Supplies As each activity is developed a list of supplies can be generated.12:30 Decision making . jokes.8:00 pm Dinner 8:00 . July 12 7:00 am Wake up 7:30 .Amy (include breaks) 12:30 . Camp Selection This can be a tricky deal. If you are lucky enough to work with a private group that has a chalet. 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.6:00 pm Trip to lake for swimming (confirm times) 6:30 . In Romania.) Note: Even if you speak Romanian like a native.8:30 am Breakfast 8:45 announcements. 2.9:00 Talent show 9:00 .) A sample supply list is in the appendix.9:45 pm buffet o’ fun (Linda Storytelling. but most people work through the Ministry.10:30 pm unwind time in dorm rooms 10:30 lights out 11:00 room check Counselor on duty .9:30 Journals 9:30 .Anna 6:30. they’re 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 .Ana and Laura Wednesday. As soon as you have a camp also keep in contact with the camp office of the actual judet where your camp is located.Anna and Kinga (include breaks) 12:30.8:00 dinner 8:00 .6:30pm clean up 6:30 . etc. most of the camps (the physical buildings) are controlled by the county Ministry of Education. ALSO for your and your counterparts (makes life a lot easier!) Make sure they get signed and stamped by the schools! 4.11:00unwind Counselors meeting 11:00 lights out 11:30 Room check Counselors on duty .10:30 sharing experiences of Camp GLOW 10:30 . Get all the required additional papers that list the shots the students have had.2:00 Lunch 2:00 . swimming. John Jar decoration . 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. weird human tricks 9:45 . 3. Others need to be sent from the States (marshmallows for s’mores for example – but I’ve found them in Hungary also. July 13 7:00 am wakeup 7:30 . verify and re-verify all information even if the camp office in your judet assures you it is all okay.2:00 pm Lunch 2:00 .Linda Monday. then you’re in business and skip to #9. mention box of questions again 9:00 .

the ‘extras’ are free. it’s better to do it inside at night. What activities are available in the area. Other camps have had similar problems. Try to involve him/her as much as possible in the ‘social’ activities. The camps in Roman also had some boy/girl issues requiring negotiation and delicate handling by the PCV’s. and you will bring 2 copies with you to the camp. The locations may be isolated. These facilities present their own set of challenges. in general. • At some camps you can obtain a discount. The line for the one pay phone was LONG and when the phone didn’t work. using the national large weeklong camp as a model. The more involved they are in your plans. Even if you have not idea what it’s for take it. Once you see the site you can make necessary adjustments to your schedule and activities. The camp Director MUST sign both of these. Down payments DO NOT equal a reservation. which you must sign for. For example. soda. swim. Or for the sex and relationship discussion. the better off you are. 10th and 11th forms.• • • • • • • • • 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. 6. (VERY IMPORTANT TO VERIFY DIRECTLY WITH THE CAMP DIRECTOR!!! Get the phone number of the camp and CALL or better yet. They will then type it up and stamp it. how will you transport it? Other important comments about working with the camp. Despite constant reassurances to having booked (and paid for) the entire campground. 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. the Ministry of Education decided to place a group of 15 or so high school boys from Moldova. but if you can avoid the situation. • Allow ten minutes a day – both in the morning and evening – to talk with the camp director and explain to him what activities you are going to do each day. 5. 8. have outhouses or lack kitchen facilities. of course. Most important to us was the selection of campers that were from towns where there were PCV’s who were GLOW counselors and were willing to follow-up the camp with a community service project with the campers. 7. making the focus tough to maintain. Other sites. Visit the camp as soon as you can and talk with the Camp Director. chips. it’s money and they should give it to you. Usually for a minimum of 10 campers. 9. Different camps selected campers different ways. Girls in 12th form would be going off to university following the camp and would be unable to participate in follow up activities. as must you fill in some information. Remember that all of this is worth it. to prove that they provided everything agreed upon. Again. You have to talk to the director and administrator about this in advance and get it all cleared. at the ªuncuiuº 2001 camp. Things went fine as the girls really didn’t have time to ‘play’. etc.) When should we arrive and leave. You can imagine the rapturous reaction of the boys when the 60 high school girls descended on the tabara. what facilities you need and for how long you need it. they weren’t happy.) 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. You may also receive a refund for each counselor. from the Camp director also. 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. nor did they really want to for the most part. • Take five minutes each night to evaluate how things went with the camp director. do it. etc. walking distance… places to hike. Get the money and pay it off completely to reserve your camp as soon as you can. Camper Selection 11 . Other camps were surrounded by carousing groups. Consider having the camin sign a contract stating that they are responsible for what their workers and other residents do. campers were selected based on several criteria. talk about it when you visit. Many NGO’s in Romania own cabanas or camp sites that they may be willing to donate or charge reduced fees for use by your camp. 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. you may need the cafeteria. Participants were limited to high school girls in the 9th. if it rains. After you’ve paid you will be required to give a list of all the campers and counselors names and where they come from to the camp office. Good Luck…. The camp will reward you ten-fold. like $2 for each counselor. It’s easier to conduct the essay tests while school is in session because that is the time when it s easiest to reach students. no matter how frustrated you get! Camper selection is up to you.

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

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

14 . Homesickness will be a factor. Provide healthy snacks like fruit if you can. or if you choose not to use it.ticipate in sports. food and souvenirs. Romanians are not used to such a full camp schedule. Bring extra bug spray and sun block. Be sure to give them time to buy drinks. Make sure the girls know that you are there for them and keep them busy. A medical emergency plan should be in place before camp starts because you never know what might come up. In Roman 2001 the girls insisted on hot soup every day. get an HCN to help you make your menu and then get a few second opinions. Food If you don’t have a facility at your camp for cooking. with many developing ‘illnesses’ they blamed on lack of soup. Give them some free time.

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

Then as you figure out what the girls really like to be called. and so did we. That counselor checked to make sure the girls were in their rooms and quiet at Lights Out. attend all sessions. no smoking. Be prepared to have enough prizes to give each girl 2-3. we collected lots of little things as prizes – hair clips. wild colored post-it notes. So we went with outright bribery. One room won an extra prize for going from worst to best. Prizes Prior to the camp. Never underestimate the value of appreciation. be on time. Anything will work but it should be small and inexpensive. Then. etc. but the girls got their sleep. when the campers were finished. I gave out prizes the first hour to a group of 5 girls who were all speaking English without prodding. 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. By the end of the camp everyone had won prizes and every room had won something. 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. Leftover prizes at the ªuncuiuº 2001 camp were given out by two counselors asking trick questions: who’s the best counselor. the rules were posted on the wall so they were accessible to every camper. when we had to clean up and leave. The girls wanted no rules and so we were forced to pull rules out of them – respect for others. no drugs were already well established. who’s the cutest counselor? And so on. (Note: This was not exactly the case at the ªuncuiuº camp. The three main rules: no drinking. Certificates The girls adore certificates and they don’t have to be fancy. The campers’ rules were comprehensive and stricter than ours. you can fill them in. Night Duties Each GLOW counselor was given a night to be “on duty”. The next morning the counselor that had been on duty the night before made quite a presentation out of awarding the prizes to the campers that were in the quiet rooms. In the appendix are budgets from several camps to give you some suggestions. the counselor on duty the night before made a presentation (discussed above) and gave out prizes. Tips At the end of the ªuncuiuº 2001 camp. I could have asked for the moon at that point and they would have given it to me. Bribery? Perhaps.000 lei. It was clear to me this had not happened before. bats. where you go and how many people are in- 16 . we added our rules if they were not already mentioned and had a discussion about them. Finally. The girls that were in their beds and quiet at the appointed time were given a prize. Your budget is going to be different based on what you do. 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. Stuff from America is great but you can ace out at those 6.) Clean Up This job’s importance was at the end of the camp. etc. They took all the colored markers and systematically drew different borders all over. The counselor on duty announced prizes would be given for not only lights out but clean rooms—and provided garbage bags in the hallway and the girls threw away all accumulated trash.000 lei stores also. Other counselors could give out prizes for various pieces. 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. Budgeting To do any camp you need money. pens. A budget is an absolute must. two counselors led a brainstorming discussion on camp rules. several counselors came up with an ingenious creative way to fill them out. and put them into a huge ponga. etc. Each morning. I gave each of the wonderful women in the kitchen as well as the sweetheart that cleaned the tabara 100. as counselors. This worked unbelievably well! The 1999 Sovata camp had butterfly hair clips sent from America which were very popular. For the ªuncuiuº 2001 camp. They were so thrilled that their work had been appreciated.Rule Development Exercise As an entire group. giving a prize to the room(s) that were quiet with lights out when we said lights out. Get a plain template and just put the dates of your camp on it. after announcements. Each counselor signed every one and counselors randomly gave them out at the very end of camp. stationery sets. The schedule was jampacked and they were exhausted as were the counselors but didn’t want to go to bed.

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

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

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

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

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

intelligence and ambitions. Paul will be assisted in the outdoor sporting activities by other HCN. from small villages and large cities. GOALS AND OBJECTIVES There are two long-term goals for providing this camp. we will emphasize the participants’ opportunities to educate and support their female friends and relatives. Other funding sources: women oriented foundations. In an article of the Central Europe Review. where women are regarded primarily as mothers and wives. PI) c. Write and distribute friends and family fundraising letter to all participating PCV’s. As the eco-tourism business begins to grow and expand. KS) b. will emphasize exploration and appreciation of the Apuseni Mountains. Determine goals of camp (CRSE eco-tourism project. D. 2001) (January 2001) (PI) Investigate funding sources and begin application process (January – April 2001) (JH) a. PROJECT DESIGN & ACTION PLAN • Note: Janet Hughes = JH. As part of the broadening efforts. creating a network of friendship and support for these girls for the future. microcredit enterprise organization director. will discuss their goals. to include some 60 girls. Peace Corps Partnership Grant (January 2001) (JH) e. Begin reading previous camp materials. they state “According to the Romanian Society for Feminist Analyses. Raised in a patriarchal culture. we will focus on team building and cooperation. etc. Participating Peace Corps Volunteers = PPCV) Announce GLOW camp and invite PCV volunteers from around the country to participate (January-February 2001) (JH. Doctors receive minimal education in women’s health issues. SPA grant (January 2001) (JH) b. but the bottom line is that Romanian women must learn how to reach out for the choices and opportunities that await them. PI) d. (February – April 2001) (JH. assigned to less powerful positions in society. Romania remains a patriarchal society. Providing them with leadership training and outdoor education will give them greater awareness of their own strengths and weaknesses. A GLOW camp for girls fits squarely within this project and CRSE’s goals. leadership development of girls) (JH. Nudging and prodding from the European Community helps. This camp will be managed by Janet Hughes. the girls will go caving. (Vol 2. women may be even scared by the new competitive criteria of the labor market. who will also participate in the leadership and creative activities. For Paul Iacobas. PCV Env. CRSE will be able to pull from a wider set of training materials in several languages. hiking and canoeing. Some 63% of men and women consider household tasks to be primarily the responsibility of women. KS) • • 22 . Rotary Clubs. KS. C. Throughout the week. From a tabara in ªuncuiuº. creativity. No 39. This camp. as well as teaching them to appreciate and understand their natural patrimony. Gîrda and Padiº. aspirations and struggles to achieve their success. prostitution. This camp will be conducted entirely in English. will benefit these girls as well as the outward ripple effect throughout the community. working with Janet Hughes (10 Env) and Kelly Sweeney (11 TEFL) will give him a wider range of experiences and expertise to draw upon when dealing with foreign tourists and campers in the future. from ethnic Hungarian enclaves to ethnic Romanian strongholds. Kelly Sweeney = KS. domestic violence and sexual harassment are regarded as a woman’s fault. rock climbing. to enable the project coordinator to do a test run of an outside group (foreigners) with very different expectations of a camp. The second long-term goal is broadening the horizons of some 60 girls from around Romania. and Paul Iacobaº. travel agency owner. Solicit comments and advice from prior leaders of camps (JH. and sexuality remains a taboo topic in both schools and families. Few laws protect women from domestic violence or sexual harassment. with just under 80% believe that women have to follow the male lead. Our hope is that each of these persons will affect a larger circle of friends and family. 13 November 2000) regarding the status of Romanian women. women lack representation in many aspects of national and regional government. KS) a. it will expose them to additional training techniques and philosophies. Focusing only on girls will remove the ‘competing for boys’ attention’ factor. shaped as future “mothers of the nation” under Communism. etc. most Romanian women remain “faithful” to their household because this is the only place where they are important and listened to. By bringing in girls from all across Romania. For the other HCN trainers. A recent poll on gender issues by the Open Society Foundation in August 2000. Ariºeni. Romanian Ministry of Youth and Sports (April 2001) (KS. (February – March 2001) (PPCV) c. Overcoming these obstacles can only happen by empowering the young women of Romania to demand full participation and leadership. bank director. Strict gender roles are strongly enforced by most families and the majority of Romanian society. as well as other women in their community. Vadu Criºului. a mixture of men and women. This will show that role models exist for these girls. highlights the challenges faced by women. Identify HCN’s to work with (Paul Iacobas with CRSE will be primarily responsible for this) (PI) Determine facility (Tabara in ªuncuiuº) and date (July 15-21. Paul Iacobas = PI.” The situation is further complicated by a shaky economic situation throughout the country. The first is to provide a training ground for the CRSE Eco-tourism project. Change can only happen from within. Friends and family. and enforcement is almost nonexistent.The main goal is to preserve the natural heritage through ecologically based tourism in ªuncuiuº. project coordinator for the eco-tourism project. Have them send out letters. Chiºcãu. A GLOW camp that stresses leadership training for girls. women business leaders (doctor. giving the girls free rein to express themselves in a safe atmosphere. Trafficking of women. an international language. ) in a panel discussion.

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

2001 Breakfast Morning session: Outdoor activities Lunch Afternoon session: Leadership training activities Dinner Creative activities Quiet time. 2001 Breakfast Closing session: wrap-up Departure The budget for the GLOW camp will be supplemented by donations from the Peace Corps Partnership Program. telephone. Sources of Funding Summary: Peace Corps SPA Peace Corps Partnership Program Other Donors Friends and Family CRSE HCN’s PCV’s Total Budget: $1. (PCV).15 $74. transportation for business leaders panel. film and developing.00 $414.495. expenses of additional HCN volunteers as well as Paul Iacobas’s salary. printing costs. the management team of Janet Hughes.38 $120. detailing the activities of the camp and its success or failure.00 $3. use of facilities and meals for one week. Kelly Sweeney (PCV) and Paul Iacobas. equipment and supplies.62 $247. For our goal of using the camp as a trial run for the eco-tourism project. July 12. 2001 Breakfast Morning session: teambuilding Lunch Afternoon session: outdoor activities Dinner Leadership training session Bonfire Quiet time. 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.. friends and family.00 E. COST BREAKDOWN/BUDGET Other sources will cover HCN Outdoor Trainers. transportation for campers and PCV’s. lights out Day 5: Thursday. journals. MONITORING AND EVALUATION Monitoring To monitor the planning of the camp. The Peace Corps Partnership Proposal will be sent for approval to the PC Romania office in early February. lamps. Proposals to various foundations will be sent out in late February. lights out Day 7: Saturday.160. etc. outdoor activities equipment rental including: kayaks. Evaluation We have planned several different evaluations of the camp. some $600 has already been raised through Friends and Family. Paul Iacobas and his staff will be asked to write a report. T-shirts.505. 24 .65 $866. and foundations. Attached is a full budget with breakdowns for the project. lights out Day 6: Friday.Day 4: Wednesday. printing and copying and miscellaneous.85 $665. presentation supplies.00 $1. During the camp. 2001 Breakfast Morning session: creative activities Lunch Afternoon session: outdoor activities: Dinner Leadership training Talent Show Quiet time.62 $190.00 $783. July 13. each evening the management team and all training staff will meet to review the activities of the day. F. July 11. office space. etc. and other funders.. CRSE will donate meeting and organizational space. preparation costs such as. harnesses. HCN volunteers.50 $7. July 14.028. activities supplies. will work together in order to insure the timeline is being followed and to make alterations to the schedule if needed. Input and advice will be solicited from other PCV’s who have successfully organized such camps. Nurse. coveralls. such as Rotary Clubs. while letters to friends and family are projected to be sent out will be sent out in late February and early March.77 To date.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

000 500.000 sessions guides 250.000 t shirts 80.000 cook from village 200.000 3 32 5.000 6 30 1. wood 50. Annamaria.235.000 Transportation: bus 9.000 250.000 135 2 2.395.000 Ice cave entrance fee 15.000 1 30 2.000 # of nights 2 3 270 1 1 1 # of people 25 25 2 1 3 25 3.069.860.000 4. 2-3 others (Reka. 20 girls.000. Mike) bananas = 20 100.000 1.000 Price per girl (20) 1. Kelly S.000 total 21.800.000 glow camp weekend 2 (as of sept 10) cost # of nights # of people Lei accomodation 60.000 for campfire outdoor Rental 500.000 34 .000 misc: postage.760.000 9.000 1 25 375.000 3 1 600.000 Food 60.000 750.000 625.000 journals 30.610. Monica.000 equipment copies: songsheet.000.000 500. Kathie.750 36 changes: # of guides from 3 to 4.500.000 1 30 1.000 20 25 500.000 25.000 60.000 1 1 500.500. Paul.000 1 2 100. Janet.000 flipchart paper 50.Glow camp weekend original budget accomodation Food Transportation: bus Rental equipment guides Ice cave entrance fee total cost 60.400. increase in counselors from 3 to 8.5 4 1.000 4.000 14.000 granola bars 10.500.000 2 25 3. 1.000 1 25 750.

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112.individual situations can be discussed after acceptance. A deposit of 150. This does NOT mean that students must have a fluency in English or be at the top of their class. the world and the future of both together. May 5th at 5 PM at Liceul Octavian Goga. paper will be provided. songs and campfire fun. Girls in grades 8-11 participate in group activities focusing on teamwork.570 or at home 115.116. so a level of English proficiency is needed. Camp GLOW offers an opportunity for these young women to openly discuss their opinions regarding themselves. goal setting and career development. 37 . self-esteem.000 lei will be RETURNED to you at the end of the camp!!! If this money is a problem. HOW MUCH DOES IT COST? NOTHING!!! This camp is FREE OF CHARGE to all participants. *** Applicants will be notified of their acceptance to the camp by Monday. ANY MORE QUESTIONS?? If you have more questions. These essays will be read by a panel of volunteers from around Romania and will be used to determine acceptance to the camp. the girls also participate in a variety of team games. June 7th. ALL interested girls will be considered.July 7-14.Summer Camp For GIRLS!! Call for Applicants WHERE: Sovata. Mures WHEN:. please contact Anna Clark at Liceul Octavian Goga . HOW MUCH ENGLISH DO I NEED? Camp Glow is customarily conducted mainly in English. sports. 1999 WHO: Girls in grades 8 through 11 MORE INFORMATION… WHAT IS CAMP GLOW? Camp GLOW is a camp dedicated to girls’ leadership development. please still apply . In addition to these activities. HOW DO I APPLY? *** All interested girls (grades 8-11) are asked to attend a short essay competition on Wednesday.Camp GLOW . *** 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.

Camp GLOW (Girls Leading Our World), Gîrda, Alba Thursday, October 11 – Sunday, October 14, 2001 Tuesday, October 16, 2001
What is Camp Glow?
Camp GLOW is a camp dedicated to girls’ leadership development. Girls between the ages of 14 through 17 will participate in small group activities focusing on teamwork, self-esteem, decisions, values and stereotypes, goal setting and health issues. Camp GLOW offers an opportunity for these young women to openly discuss their opinions regarding themselves, the world, and their futures. It’s a chance to develop some skills and learn how to better handle an increasingly changing future. Why only girls? Girls in Romania today face incredible challenges. The choices available to them are very different than those of their mothers and grandmothers. In ‘girls only’ sessions like these, away from competition with boys, studies show that girls flourish, learn, grow more confident and aware of their own strengths and abilities. This camp, by stressing leadership skills, will help girls face the challenges of tomorrow head on. As a project of CRSE (Centru Regionale de Supraveghere Ecologica), an emphasis will be placed on exploring and appreciating the amazing natural beauty and resources of Romania. We will be going rock climbing and visiting the Scârsiºoara cave. Camp GLOW is conducted in English, offering opportunities for the girls to speak and learn English with native English speakers. Three American Peace Corps Volunteers will be guiding the group, along with several Romanian counselors from Oradea. For rock climbing, where safety is a consideration, we have hired expert Romanian guides, so we’ll use both English and Romanian. This camp is free! Through generous donations, all costs – food, lodging, transportation, etc. are all covered. We are asking for a deposit of 50,000 lei to secure your place in the camp. This money will be returned to you at the end of the camp. If this money is a problem, please talk to us. This is not a typical camp. The schedule is jam packed with activities and discussions with virtually no free time. All girls should come to the camp prepared to focus, learn a lot and have fun. Here is the tentative schedule: Thursday, October 11, 2001 CRSE 6:30 – 9:00 pm CRSE office Workshop on attitudes and stereotypes Friday, October 12, 2001 3:00 pm depart for Girda (3 hours, 135 kilometers) from CRSE office Dinner Attitudes discussion continues campfire, songs Saturday, October 14, 2001 breakfast rock climbing and team building Lunch Creativity session Workshop on self esteem and values dinner Discussion on health and women’s issues campfire, songs Sunday, October 15, 2001 breakfast serious session lunch hike to Ice Cave (Scarisoara) 7:00 pm departure with a 10:00 pm planned arrival back at CRSE office Tuesday, October 17th, 2001 6:30 – 9:00 pm Location to be announced Self esteem, body image discussion Evaluation, Closing comments

Any More Questions?

If you have any more questions, please contact Janet Hughes or Paul Iacobaº at CRSE (Centru Regionale de Supraveghere Ecologica) at 472-434.

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CAMP GLOW
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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.

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

000 lei. or use drugs. and leadership. to Wednesday.O. a talent show. drink alcohol. will take place from Thursday. This deposit will be refunded at the end of the camp. Outdoor activities. Any participants who smoke. campfires. July 4th. during the camp. _________________________________________________________________________________________________ Guardian’s Signature ______________________________________________ Date ____________________________ 42 . decision-making.L.W. Participants will be involved in English-language discussions and activities. 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.Camp G.L. and artistic activities will also be important parts of the camp. June 28th. All participants have agreed not to smoke. drink. focusing on topics like self-esteem. or use illegal drugs. 2001 Permission Slip and Medical Information Camp G. relationships. 2001. will be sent home.O. We have asked participants to secure their place by making a deposit of 200. as long as the participant has followed the above agreement Participants Name: ___________________________________________________________________________________ Parent’s/Guardian’s Name: _____________________________________________________________________________ Relationship to Camp Participant: ______________________________________________________________________ Address: ___________________________________________________________________________________________ Phone Number: ______________________________________________________________________________________ Second Contact: _____________________________________________________________________________________ Relationship to Camp Participant: ______________________________________________________________________ Phone Number: ______________________________________________________________________________________ Please list any allergies the participant has: _______________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________________________________ Please list any medication the participant will be bringing to the camp: I understand the nature of Camp GLOW 2001 and that my daughter will be attending.

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

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. GLOW Olympics Evaluation Session . team building. 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 . icebreakers. “I can’t funeral” talent show preparations journal/quiet time breakfast and announcements Cave Talk Hike to Pestera Vadu Crisului.icebreakers Free time – adjustment Dinner rule making session. advertisements session Lunch Scavenger Hunt. quiet time breakfast and announcements Attitudes and Stereotypes Lunch Rock Climbing.survey. goal setting lunch free time Friendship bracelets. Journal writing. team building. body image. door decorating. general introductions. June 28-July 4. communication skills Dinner. July 4. Paper making. 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 . July 3. journal decorating journal writing. enviro ed fun Dinner Dance Lightly Talent show preparation Journal writing/Quiet time breakfast and announcements Self Esteem/Values Lunch Breakouts Rappelling. letter to myself Dinner Talent Show/Party Breakfast and announcements Women’s issues in Romania Ceremonies Lunch Departure 44 . July 2. 2001 Arrival 11:00 AM noon -1:00 pm 1:00 . July 1.10:30 pm 10:30 pm – 11:00 pm Sunday. 2001 9:00 am – 10:00 am 10:00 am – 11:00 am 11:00 . lunch Decision making Dinner Sex talk journal/quiet time breakfast and announcements Self esteem. tye dying. June 30th. 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.1:00 pm closing 1:00 . intro to journal writing icebreakers. June 28th. 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.Glow Camp 2001.10:00 pm 10:00 – 10:30 pm 10:30 pm – 11:00 pm Monday.2:00 pm 2:00 PM Activity Icebreakers. June 29th. 2001 Date Time Thursday. quiet time breakfast and announcements Bridge (life skills). Emotion Control Dinner Fun and games: spoons. Campfire/Singing. unpacking Lunch hike to Hungarian Cave . 2001 8:00 am – 9:00 am 9:00 am – 12:30 pm 12:30 pm – 1:15 pm 1:15 pm –7: 15 pm 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm 8:30 pm – 10:00 pm 10:00 – 11:00 pm Saturday. ªuncuiuº.

1 Pm lunch 1:00 pm . hike to Ice Cave 6:00 . aggressive 12:00 – 1:00 Lunch 1:00 – 3:00 Rock climbing/team building 4:00 – 6:00 Values. songs Saturday. Thursday. October 2001 Thursday 6:30-9: Introduction. 2001 8-9 am breakfast 9 am . 6:00 – 7:00 dinner 7:00 . 2001 8:00 – 9:00 am Breakfast 9:00 – 11:30 Assertive. Janet) 8:30 . start Cinderella Friday. leadership chat. passive.Schedule for weekend glow camp – Gîrda. icebreakers. Closing comments 45 .6:30 pm pack up and head out 7:00 pm departure 10:00 pm arrival back at CRSE Tuesday.8:30 pm sex talk (Kathie.10:00 pm campfire. 2001 CRSE 6:30 – 9:00 pm CRSE office Introduction. 135 kilometers) from CRSE office 7:00 Dinner 8:00 – 9:30 Attitudes discussion continues 9:30 – 10:30 pm campfire. body image discussion Evaluation. I can’t funeral. songs Sunday. October 12. Cinderella. October 15.12 Noon Decision making 12 N . 2001 6:30 – 9:00 pm CRSE office Self esteem. October 14. October 11. leadership chat. icebreakers.6:00 pm. 2001 3:00 pm depart for Girda (3 hours. October 16th.

18:00 18:00 . No Drinking" Rule?* Journalling Free Time Bedtime Activity Wake-Up Breakfast and Announcements Self-Esteem and IALAC Journalling Lunch Rotation Activity A: Team-Building Rotation Activity B: Women's Health: Nutrition and Body Image Rotation Activity C: Journal Writing and Decorating Free Time Dinner and Chores Silly Olympiad Bedtime Activity Wake-Up Breakfast and Announcements Gender Roles and Values Journalling Lunch Rotation Activity A: Team-Building Rotation Activity B: Goal-Setting Rotation Activity C: Yoga Free Time Dinner and Chores Night Hike Bedtime 46 .09:30 09:30 .23:00 MONDAY 07:30 .22:30 22:30 .11:30 11:30 .18:00 18:00 .23:00 Activity Travel to Village and Settle In Camp Icebreakers Small Groups Icebreakers and Discussion Camp Rule-Setting Dinner Why "No Smoking.18:30 18:30 .12:30 12:30 .16:30 16:30 .20:30 20:30 .09:30 09:30 .20:00 20:00 .13:30 13:30 .17:00 17:00 .12:30 12:30 .13:30 13:30 .18:00 18:00 .15:00 15:00 .COMMUNITY BASED CAMP SAMPLE SCHEDULE SUNDAY 14:00 .22:30 22:30 .19:00 19:00 .19:00 19:00 .11:30 11:30 .22:30 22:30 .16:30 16:30 .08:30 08:30 .08:30 08:30 .20:30 20:30 .15:00 15:00 .21:30 21:30 .16:00 16:00 .23:00 TUESDAY 07:30 .21:00 21:00 .

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

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

feminine sanitary napkins. bras A sweater or sweatshirt (it gets chilly at night) Hat and or sunglasses Sunscreen Towel Hygiene products such as toothbrush. toothpaste. such as Always. hairbrush. No high heel platform shoes. shampoo. 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). Liberate. Our personal train to ªuncuiuº leaves at 7:40 am. All meals and your bedding will be provided by the camp. None of the items listed below are required.) 095 181 448 Paul Iacobas. underwear.Packing List Camp GLOW 2001 ªuncuiuº Here is a list of suggestions of what you should bring to camp with you. Tampax etc . poetry. Rain gear such as a coat or umbrella Pajamas or a nightgown to sleep in A pair of slippers or sandals to wear round in the dormitory T shirts Shorts and a pair of pants or jeans Socks. tampons. Packing List: Carnet de note. There is a public phone at the tabara so please bring a phone card if you wish to call someone. camp coordinator: 095 602 301 49 . stamped) Comfortable walking shoes such as trainers or hiking boots. While packing remember the most important packing rule: if you bring it then you carry it (and it’s a 20 minute uphill walk from the Suncuius train station to the tabara!) Try to keep your luggage light and be considerate to others as we have limited space. 059 472 434 work. PCV (this number is only good while at camp. Contact Information for Parents (to be used during the camp ONLY IN CASE OF EMERGENCY): Janet Hughes. Oradea. vizate la zi (grade book. We will be coming back on July 4th the train leaving ªuncuiuº at 17:08 and arriving in Oradea at 18:47. art etc for a talent show *Open mind *Eagerness to discuss *Desire to have fun * Creativity Camp Coordinators Phone Numbers (to be used before the camp): Janet Hughes 059 411 270 home. camp coordinator. 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. Please leave valuables such as cell phones at home.

we want these to be anonymous to encourage you to tell us what you really think. train rides.Glow Camp 2001 ªuncuiuº Evaluation Please tell us how your feelings about each session. 6. I can’t funeral Comments: Day 5 Hike to Pestera Vadu Crisului Team building Decision Making Let’s talk about Sex Comments: Day 6 Your body and You Scavenger Hunt GLOW Olympics Comments: 4.) What advice do you have for future camps . snacks. What other activities did you especially enjoy? Which would you recommend for in future camps? Was the time for journalling and reflection beneficial to you? Why or why not? How have you changed during this camp? What are some suggestions you have for improving the camp? Any other comments? (About anything such as icebreakers. food. not only here in Romania but throughout the world! Keep it up! 50 . 7.larger or smaller?. free time. intro to journal writing Comments: Day 2 Attitudes and Stereotypes Rock Climbing Paper making Emotion Control Fun and games Comments: Day 3 Life Skills and Goal Setting Friendship bracelets Team building Enviro Fun Dance Lightly Comments: Day 4 Self Esteem Values Rappelling Tye dying T shirts Communication skill building Campfire and singing. How did you benefit from each session? Do NOT write your name . etc. 8. 5. 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. Day 1 Hike to Hungarian Cave (Pestera Unguru Mare) After dinner rule making session. what you liked and what you didn’t like.

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

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

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

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

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

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

who will be the first princess to rule the kingdom People Closest to Her Stepmother.Cinderella’s life Age 15 Where She Lives Humble cottage with many fireplaces Jobs or Major Activities • taking orders • cleaning fireplaces • manicuring fingernails • Growing pumpkins • raising white mice • taking charm course by correspondence • learning to walk in glass slippers without screaming in pain • Raising young prince • trying to remain the way she was when the prince fell in love with her • soaking feet • Taking art and design courses • starting consciousness raising groups • spending weekends with son • Designing attractive and comfortable shoes for women • spending time with granddaughter. Stepsisters 20 Same as above Fairy godmother 30 Castle HusbandSonTherapist 40 Kingdom University SonFriends 60 Co-opt apartment in big city FriendsSonDaughter-in-law Granddaughter Age Present Where you Live Jobs or Major activities People closest to you 20 30 40 60 57 .

Recommendation. The girls will love doing role plays and you’ll be delighted with their creativity. 3. Divide campers into groups of 5 or 6 2. handed to each group. 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. Then pull everyone back together at the end to bring up important points made in little groups. • • • • • • • • Police (car pulled over by police) Gypsies (gypsies on train/ Romanians on train) Hungarians (Hungarian going into a Romanian owned store/ Romanian going into a Hungarian owned store) Moldovian (family dinner) Train Conductor Americans (traveling in Romania on bus Wallachian (family dinner) Elderly (nursing home) Directions: 1. 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. Discussion afterwards. Each group performs skit (about 5 minutes each) 4. Break up into groups of 5 or 6 – different groups from before. 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. Question them: think they’re harmful? Useful? 58 . To make sure the campers don’t miss out on any good points made. Topic is SECRET to other groups.

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

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

81. I think it is wrong to help a friend cheat on an exam. 79. I’d like an exciting life. I especially like things I make myself. I’d like to have works of art in my home. 47. 61.I like to take chances.46. It is important to learn something new everyday. Gaining knowledge is important. 84. If I knew how. I like to go on hikes or bike rides with my friends. 52. I’d rather work for a well-established company than a new company that hasn’t established itself. I’d rather not have to answer to a boss. 87. 68. 59. 67. I’d rather be a leader than a follower. 71. 77. Money cannot buy happiness. I’d like to write a book that would help other people. A close family is important to me. I like reading to gain insight into human behavior. I’d like to have enough money to invest for my future. Being rich would be the best thing about being a movie star. 69. 79. 65. 64. 70. 80. 60. I would make my own clothes. I feel more comfortable in places I’ve seen before than new places. 61 . I couldn’t be happy with a job in which I didn’t feel good about myself. 82. 57. It is important to share your life with someone. 85. I’d like to nurse people back to health. 53. 49. I would feel I was doing something worthwhile if I help a friend with a problem. The best thing about being a movie star is doing something creative. but it helps. If I had talent I’d like to be a famous rock star. 91. I have strong beliefs about what is right and wrong. I want to be able to travel if the opportunity arises. 58. 86. The world would be a terrible place without beautiful things. The best thing about winning a gold medal at the Olympics would be the recognition. 90. 48. Getting to travel would be the best thing about being a movie star. I’d like to work at a job in which I help people. 56. 78. 51. 50. 62. If you don’t take chances you’ll never get anywhere . 55. 89. I enjoy spending an evening with my family. It is important to share activities with friends. 76. Having a job I know I can keep is important to me. even if I know he/she will fail if I do not help him/her. 66. 54. 74. I’d rather be a boss than a worker. I’d rather work at a job that is not interesting but pays a lot than one that is interesting and pays a little. I’d like to know all that I can about the working of nature. It is important to have a family with whom to discuss problems with. I enjoy looking at beautiful scenery. 75. A close family is important to me. I get very nervous when I’m forced to take chances. Being famous would be the best thing about being a movie star. 63. I prefer working alone rather than with a team. I’d like a job that gives me plenty of free time to spend with my family. 88. I’d like to help tutor people who have problems at school. It is important to donate to the needy. 73. I like to make my own decisions. 72. 83.

When all the lines have been completed. 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 do not like someone assigning me tasks to do. I would not like a job in which I traveled a lot and could not have a lasting relationship. write the numerical value of the response you selected.” write a 9 on the line next to the number 1. People should contribute small amounts of money to be used to decorate public buildings. it is important for other people to know. If I could. For which category is your total the highest? A description of each category follows this page. 104. 96. I like people to ask me for my opinion when trying to decide the best way to handle a situation. 99.92.” write a 0. I think saving money for the future is important. I would not look. above “I Do Not Know. 101. and above “Not True. Above the words “Sometimes True” write a 6. 94. For example. 93. total the numerical responses under each heading. I do not like being alone very much. For each number listed below. if for number 1 you selected “Very True. 103. 100.” write a 9.” write a 3. 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. I like thinking of something that has never been done before. 95. Turn back to the first page of this exercise. 98. I like to take charge of organizing activities. found in the section “Money and Wealth” below. When I have done something I’m proud of. 102. I’d like to make a movie that people would think is beautiful. Above the words “Very True. I do not like to take risks with money. 97. Do the same for each page of the survey. If a teacher accidentally left the test answers where I could see them.

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

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

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

You want to go to the vocational school to learn how to fix cars but people are discouraging you by calling you names and making fun of you. You know that she needs new friends to feel welcome. What can you do? 2. What can you do? 5. You are willing to take some ski lessons but they are very expensive. Anna has moved into the flat below yours and will be attending your school. although you care for him very much. You know that not everyone with talent is actually able to be a high-salaried tennis player. What can you do? 3. 10. is 19. You are 17 years old and your boyfriend. list at least one advantage and disadvantage. 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. Your friends want to copy your homework and you believe that copying is wrong 6 You would like to be nominated for student council. ages 2. and 6.4. You have been dating for 2 years and now Pavel wants to get married. You do not want to go. For each later alternative. What can you do? 4. They are thinking about the money you will make. You are not busy that night. 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. You want to wait and finish high school. 4. 7. Several friends at a party ask to you to try drugs but you don’t want to do it. Anna recognizes you on the way to the bus stop and asks if she can go with you. You meet your friends everyday at the bus stop on the way to school and are very happy with this group and don’t really want to include anyone new. He works in a music store part-time and attends some courses on woodcarving. The amount of money you receive from your husband’s child support payments is not enough to live on for all of you. 5. but she just doesn’t appeal to you. 3.For each situation. You enjoy tennis but do not want to spend the effort and time it would take to become a professional athlete. You are a beginner but all your friends are very good and have a lot of experience. Your parents want you to attend the university they went to but you would rather go somewhere else. They do not feel a mechanic is a respectable occupation for a woman. Other possible scenarios include: 1. Your parents say it’s a shame to waste your talent. 8. You have been married for 10 years and have 3 children. 9. He is the first to ask you. You have a lot of homework and your mother asks you to do the dishes. write three alternative decisions you could make. 1. You are talking to your boyfriend and suddenly you realize that if you don’t leave immediately you will be late for work. You play tennis very well and your parents want you to become a professional. You go on a high school skiing trip. Someone you do not want to go with asks you to a dance. Your husband decides he wants a divorce. 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. Pavel. What can you do? 66 . 2.

discuss how were these behaviors different? Which one seemed most effective? Name each behavior and make a general group definition for each. Passive is letting other people make decisions for you. aggressive (AG) or passive (P). Procedure. Your sister is using the telephone and you want to use it. The students should really get into this. 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. acting out different communication styles: aggressive. Give students a few minutes to think of an AG/AS/P response for this situation. Share them with the group. 2. aggressive and passive. • Your boyfriend wants to go to a movie that you don’t want to see. • You see you boyfriend out with another girl. (Sheet below) This activity lets students practice identifying responses and labeling them assertive. 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. It lets them see that they can choose how they respond in different situations by seeing this fun introductory lesson by the counselors. Discuss after each one the + and – reactions to each. Assertive behavior is a way of communicating your ideas and feelings while respecting the ideas and feelings of others. For each one have the participants read the responses in a voice appropriate to the type of attitude. have students identify and label each response as Assertive (AS). Go over answers. Procedure: sheets below.) Even over-exaggeration is okay. • Your baby brother breaks your favorite gift from your best friend. Pass our situations to participants – one per every two people. Aggression cuts off communication rather than facilitating. (They may have trouble using the correct inflection of the emotion they are trying to convey. and assertive. Give them a few minutes to think of how they would answer the questions and then discuss them as a group. Begin with an example. Participants act out the situation for the group and the group identifies the assertive/aggressive and the passive responses. • You’ve been standing in line at the post office for one hour to mail a letter and something tries to cut ahead of you in line. Assertiveness is standing up for what you believe in or knowing what you want and expressing in a straightforward manner while being sensitive to others’ feelings. What does it mean to you to be assertive? How is an assertive response different from an aggressive one? A passive one? Who do you know who is good at being assertive? How? How can being assertive help in a relationship? How does it make people feel when we speak assertively? Why is it sometimes hard to be assertive? 67 . We also talked about the responses they might get from the other person depending on what we said and how we said it. It’s important of the girls to realize they can decide to make a situation by choosing their response. Their responses affect the situation and can either make it better or worse. As a whole group. Possible situations to use. • A beggar child comes and asks you for money.Attitudes in Decision Making (see the LIFE Skills book for additional materials) 1. First. For each situation. it’s fun for them to practice the different roles. Identifying Attitudes. What attitudes do we have? This is to introduce the three behaviors to the participants. Discuss after sharing the positive and negative reactions that might result form each attitude we choose. 3. Our attitudes. We listed adjectives to describe that behavior and that worked well. • You missed school because you were sick and need to make up an exam in a class. the counselors perform a skit. 4. • Your parents refuse to give you money to go out with your friends. We did skits with a male counselor asking out three different girls and their different responses. This activity lets the participants practice making their own responses and to discuss + and – to each response. passive. • A friend offers you some pizza that you don’t want • You buy a new shirt and find it has a stain it when you bring it home from the store.

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

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

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OVERVIEW (From the Life Skills Manual in PC office. Available also via email.) This session is the crux of the entire Life Skills program. The Bridge Model is a visual way of presenting the concept of behavior change that is used in the Life Skills model. A thorough understanding of this model is essential in structuring a Life Skills program in your community. The Bridge Model seems to be a very simple concept, but we have found that a “light comes on” for most people when this session is presented. Although the concepts are simple, most people have not thought about the behavior change issue in these terms before. Visually imagining the process of behavior change as building a bridge has been a powerful moment for many of our participants. It is most effective to introduce this model after conducting some motivation sessions. These sessions might include “Exchanging Stories (The Impact of AIDS Variation)” (Session 4 in Part V), “Consequences of Teenage Pregnancy” (Session 9 in Part V), or other sessions that highlight some of the risk activity of youth. TIME 2 hours, to 2 hours, 30 minutes OBJECTIVE By the end of the session, participants will be able to: 1. List risks facing young people in the community. 2. Identify Life Skills that might help young people to avoid risk and build a healthy, positive future. 3. List five categories of Life Skills. THE BRIDGE MODEL: HOW DO WE BUILD A BRIDGE FROM INFORMATION TO BEHAVIOR CHANGE? MATERIALS Flip chart: Bridge Model Markers or chalk Props for the role play Handout: The Role Play PREPARATION Post the Bridge Model on a prominent wall, roll it or cover it up, and arrange the chairs around it in a half–circle. Prepare and rehearse the role play in advance. Ask two of your female participants to act in the role play. It is much more effective to choose two people from the larger group, rather than using fellow facilitators or peer educators. Fellow participants performing in the role play usually heightens the interest of the group. This role play will be the basis for your discussion of the Bridge Model, so it is essential that it be performed well and cover the topics you wish to highlight. DELIVERY I.The Bridge Model Role Play (20 minutes) When introducing this activity, you may wish to refer to some of the sessions on the impact of AIDS or teenage pregnancy to remind the group of the reasons for beginning a new program towork with youth on risk behavior. Invite the group to sit back and watch the following role play, which may be very similar to situations we are seeing in our communities. Stop the role play when it is clear that the point has been made: Lucy was exposed to much information to keep her safe from pregnancy, STDs, and HIV/AIDS; yet she got pregnant anyway. Why? II.The Bridge Model (1 hour,20 minutes) Referring back to the role play, ask leading questions to invite theparticipants to explore the situation. Some examples might be: 1. Is this a realistic situation? Have you seen this happen in our community? 2. Do you think Lucy understood the risks of having sex with Gift? 3. If she understood what could happen and had all of the information, why did she have sex anyway? 4. What were some of the things Gift said to pressure Lucy? 5. Did Lucy have good reasons for not using the condoms Rita gave her? 6. What will happen to Lucy now? What do you think will happen between her and Gift? After discussing the role play, reveal the Bridge Model flip chart. Discuss the model with the participants. Point out that in Malawi, young people generally know a great deal about the risks of sexual activity. In a sense, the young people are standing on top of all of the knowledge they need to keep themselves safe from the risky behavior of life. Ask the participants to read with you the current knowledge understood by most young people: facts about HIV/AIDS, information on drugs/alcohol, etc. Most young people learn all about HIV/AIDS prevention in school. Does that mean that no one gets infected? Emphasize that even though people have the knowledge, that does not mean that they do not engage in risk behaviors. It is helpful to continually refer back to Lucy during this discussion. Now draw attention to the other side of the bridge. Point out that, as teachers, community members, parents, peer educators, and

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others we want to help our young people move to the “Positive, Healthy Life” side of the bridge. We want to help them use the knowledge that they have to live a stronger, healthier life. (Use gestures to show this movement on the Bridge Model.) While gesturing towards the “sea,” ask participants to tell what is awaiting young people if we do not find a way to help them successfully cross from knowledge to a positive, healthy life. Equipped with nothing but knowledge, young people face the risk of falling into a sea of problems like HIV infection, alcohol and drug addiction, early pregnancy, and so forth. So, what then is missing? What does it take to help young people to use their knowledge to lead a better life? Lead a group brainstorming session about what it takes to get across the bridge. You should continue to refer to Lucy and the role play during this brainstorming session, using questions like, “What was Lucy missing? What did she need to help her to use the information she had to make the right decision? Didn’t Lucy know the risks? Did she have the information?” You may need to guide the group to explore all angles of the situation so that you can get as many different suggestions as possible. Each time someone gives a suggestion, it becomes a “plank” in the bridge. Write it on the chart above the sea between the two hills. Keep brainstorming until the entire bridge is completed— there should be many, many ideas. Guide the group to understand these links by referring to the role play. When the bridge is finished and all ideas are exhausted, process the concept with the group again. These planks in the bridge are the “Life Skills”—the tools a person needs to help translate the knowledge that they have into healthier behavior. It is our job to help to develop these Life Skills in people—to help them acquire the skills and tools necessary to lead healthier, happier lives. Point out that even if a few skills are missing (cover some of the planks with your hands), what happens? The person will still fall into a sea of problems. It is therefore necessary to launch a comprehensive program that targets all of these issues to better equip the people in our community to make healthy decisions for their futures. So, the work of the Life Skills program is not to provide information since we believe that most of the information is already understood. Instead, we are developing the skills (refer to the bridge with your hand) to help better use this information to lead to a positive, healthy life. Our sessions, then, focus on the development of these Life Skills. III.Introduction to Life Skills Categories (30 minutes) As a continuation of the above session, write the five categories of Life Skills on a flip chart or on the board. Communication Skills Decision–Making Skills Thinking Skills Relationship Skills Emotion Management Skills Explain that we have simply grouped the Life Skills into a handful of categories to make it easier to work with them. Go over each category, and ask the group to suggest which of the Life Skills were written on the Bridge Model might fit into each category (for example, relationship skills might include good role models, gender issues, communication skills, self– esteem, and resistance to peer pressure). Many of the Life Skills will fit into more than one category. Do not spend too much time on this topic. Just make sure that the participants understand that these are just groupings for the sake of convenience. All of the Life Skills are important, and some fit in more than one category. IV.Evaluation (15 minutes) To ensure that the group truly understands the philosophy of the Life Skills model, ask the participants to pair off and to explain the model to each other while referring to the bridge. Move about the room and observe the level of understanding in the group and clarify points as necessary.

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TWO CHARACTERS: Rita: A Form 4 (final year of high school) girl who has dropped out of school due to teenage pregnancy. She has been advising her friend, Lucy, to stay in school and to avoid boyfriends, sex, and so forth, before completing her education. Lucy: A Form 1 (first year of high school) girl who is doing very well in school. Despite her friend’s warning, she has become pregnant and has come to break the news to her friend. Rita is sitting outside her house on the mpasa (straw mat). She is rocking her baby in her arms. As she sits alone with the baby, she talks about how tired she has been and how much work the baby turned out to be. She might say things like, “Oh, my baby—how troublesome you are! Keeping me up all night like that! Won’t you ever settle down?” Lucy walks up and shouts “Odi! Odi!” (Roughly equivalent to “Hello, is anybody home?” or a verbal knock on the door.) She is welcomed warmly by Rita. Lucy sits on the mpasa and greets her friend. She inquires after the health of the baby, and Rita tells her that the baby has been sick and has yet to sleep through the night. The friends chat for a moment before Rita comments on how odd it is to see Lucy like this during a school day. Rita asks Lucy why she is not in school, but Lucy changes the subject by talking about the baby. Rita asks Lucy again, and she again avoids the topic by asking Rita about Rita’s boyfriend, Innocent. Rita responds by saying that she has not heard from Innocent since the birth of their baby. She has heard that he is now studying in the U.K., but he has never come to see her or the baby. Rita reminisces that she, too, could have gone to the U.K. for studies—her scores were so high— and she reminds Lucy of how important it is to avoid these boys and stay in school.

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destination is my community And a street person my responsibility If I have a care in the world. Life is more than a vision The sweetest part is acting up and making a decision Start seeing the whole as a sum of its parts Refrain Verse 3 My life is part of a global life I found myself becoming more immobile When I think of a little girl in the world can’t do anything But. I always do I see my face on the surface I look alive like Narcissus A dark abyss of an emptiness standing on the edge of a drowning blue Refrain I look behind my ears for the green And even my sweat smells clean Glare off the white hurts my eyes I got to get out of bed. I have a gift to bring Refrain 79 .Hammer and a Nail: The Indigo Girls Verse 1 Clearing webs from a hovel A blistered hand on the handle of a shovel I’ve been digging to deep. and get a hammer and a nail Lean how to use my hands Not just head I’ll think myself in a jail Now I know a refuge never grows From a chin in a hand in a baffled rose. Got to tend the earth if I you want a rose! Verse 2 Had a lot of good intentions Sit around for fifty years and collect a pension Not seeing the road to hell and just where it starts But.

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

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

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

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

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

violent direct action d) Blow up withdraw from conflict f) give in g) stand firm. 85 . After everyone sits down. everyone has had a chance. Variation: For the questions in which they are to chose a response. Ask someone standing directly to the side of the volunteer the same question. Explain that you are going tocall out someone’s name as you cross the circle towards that person. we cannot grow”? Which of the following describes how you usually deal with conflict? Which would you like to describe you? If there’s a gap between what you are likely to do and what you’d like to do. looking at the volunteer and perceiving him/her from all angles. Ask everyone to answer at all times according to what they can actually see from their own position. Ask the walker to give a running commentary on what he/she is seeing and how his/her vision of the volunteer changes. when your name is called again. How can we give ourselves a more complete picture more of the time? In what way can we relate this exercise to our everyday experience? Beetles and Butterflies Objectives: To facilitate a discussion about conflict Group Size: 5-15 Materials: the quote and questions Directions: Read this quote: “Beetles don’t argue with butterflies. Ask participants to stand in a circle.Shout. and so on. say that this time the name of the next person must be sung out. 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. not what they know is there. what can you do to close the gap? a) avoid conflict at all costs b) negotiate c) non. that person should call out someone else’s name who should then move. Ask one volunteer to stand in the middle.” Then facilitate a group discussion using the following questions: What does the above quote mean to you? Where have you experienced or observed conflict in your life? What conflicts have you noticed in this program? This group? How do you handle conflict situations when you are a participant? When are you an outsider? What is your reaction to this statement: without conflict. ask participants to consider how our perspective on a situation shapes our understanding of it. Explain to all participants that you are going to ask some questions. Ask her/him to stand still. Continue until. Ask someone standing in front of the volunteer: “How many eyes has he/she got?” Ask someone standing behind the volunteer the same question. continue with the game. 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. whisper the name of the person you choose next and ask everyone else to whisper too when it is their turn. Choose another part of the body. When your name gets called again. ask one participant to walk around the whole circle. label different parts of the room according to the choices and ask people to choose by standing in that area of the room. but this time. facing the same way through the questions and answers which are to follow. such as the arms. Sing! Communication Ask participants to stand in a circle. Invite them to explain why they are standing where they are. Finally. Go through the same questions with three different people. Then place someone else in the middle. Whisper. Then. She or he should then move from her/his position in the circle to the place where you were standing. Finally.

a big forest. They are not to pick. Each group is to visually find the following items. We even added “flat dead frog” because there were so many in our area. • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Three things that are green three things that are blue something unusual something that shows man’s influence on nature an animal’s home something that lives in water something that flies something you can eat something that smells good something that smells bad something that is rough an animal sound something that is smooth something that is dangerous something that is fuzzy a stick as tall as the tallest person in the group a big rock (size of large grapefruit. The first team back wins a prize. Be creative and use your surroundings to add or not use certain items. An honest team leader (counselor) should go with the team and girl will point out what they find. depending on how successful the teams are in finding the items. (High burn out rate if group leader has to look for flat dead frog more than three times. It is also to make them aware of their environment. Here is a sample list of what the girls can look for. This was something silly and yet challenging for the girls to find.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. Time:” up to one hour.) 86 . You can do this in the sun and in the rain. Best to do in small groups and trade off group leaders to keep the ideas “fresh”. remove or hurt the environment in any way. Supplies: a large sheet posted at ‘home’ listing items to find (have the teams select one person to write out list).) The girls were very competitive when it comes to winning prizes. They really enjoyed this activity and had very creative ideas for the general items on the list. Directions.

2. Take two (different color) strings – tie a knot and pin it to something (the knee of your jeans. 5. Now take the other string 1 from the far right and work towards the middle.4 . 3. 3. tablecloth. all different colors. your shoe. Separate them in this order: 1 . 4. Now tie the two middles together. Use the string #1 from the right that you were just working with. 6. Keep going until the bracelet is as long as you would like. ALWAYS TIE DOUBLE KNOTS!!! Going the other way 1. Pull toward the left and pull snug. You need to be able to tie it in TWO directions. blue = 2. You should tie left to right.3 . By the time you are finished the far left string will be on the right. (left hand string goes behind the blue and over the green). call the string on the right the “right hand string” and the one on the left the “left hand string. 3. ALWAYS TIE DOUBLE KNOTS!! The basic diagonal Stripe You need four colors. ALWAYS TIE DOUBLE KNOTS!! 4. Hold the left hand string tight and knot the other around it. 2. This is the knot going RIGHT to LEFT.2 . 4. Tie a knot about 1 ½ inches from the top.4 . The Chevron Four stripes.) As they hang side-by-side.1 Ex. This is the knot going left to right. Hold the right hand string TIGHT. black = 1. Start on the far left again and do the same double knots. Hold the right hand string tight and knot the other behind it.” 1. red = 4 3. 2. Pull the knots tight. 2. Repeat steps ALWAYS beginning with the outside string working in towards the middle. 3. 64 inches long 1. Repeat so you have a double knot. 6. Hold the 3rd string (next to the one on the far left) and tie double knots tightly around the 3rd string. 4.2 . Tie the first string 1 to 2. tying double knots right to left. 25 inches long each 1. 4 and then stop. 32 inches long each. Fold the strings in half to make eight strings. Now take the same string you just tied (the one that had been on the far left) and tie double knots around each string. Separate the strings and start at the left. yellow = 3. 87 . Repeat so you have a double knot. 5. The left hand string will be on the right side. Pull toward the right and hold snug.3 .Friendship Bracelets There is only one basic knot that you need to make a lot of bracelets. Tie a knot about ½ inch to 1 inch from the top forming a loop.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

especially children. The median age of initiation into tobacco use in many countries is 15. Smoking is directly responsible for 87% of lung cancer cases. see www. Drink lots of water. Tips for Quitting Smoking • • • • • Get daily exercise. difficulty concentrating and increased appetite. Responses are individual and could also include: sleepiness. to quit. or around 3.1 billion smokers in the world. By 2020-2030. Tobacco companies must recruit through their marketing.000 deaths will eventually result. There are 1. They are addictive and cause sickness and death.5 million people in the world every year. nervousness. Nicotine is an addictive drug which. plus most cases of emphysema and chronic bronchitis. For every 1. physically. 97 .SMOKING FACTS and INFORMATION Tobacco kills 3. 1 million of them women. excitability. For more information.000 are women.000 tons of tobacco produced. which is 1/3 of the population over the age of 15. reaches the brain quicker than an IV. light-headedness. Eat a balanced diet. Get plenty of sleep.lungusa. it is expected that 10 million people will die from tobacco-related illnesses. Second-hand smoke is harmful to others. Starting to smoke at a young age increases the chance of a smoking-related death and makes quitting more difficult. 90% of smokers began before the age of 21. anxiety. 1/5 of smokers die early. Smokers have a 50% chance of dying by a tobacco-related illness. when inhaled. 1. Cigarettes have 43 separate cancer-causing chemicals. Nicotine makes smoking difficult.org. much of which targets women. Ask help from family and friends to keep you accountable and to have support. irritability. 500. many of whom are children and adolescents. one million new smokers per year. Nicotine withdrawal syndrome includes: nicotine craving. although its linkage to many social situations also makes it a difficult habit to break. 50% of those who die from a tobacco-related illness do so before the age of 70.000 per day.

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

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

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

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

Two colors is average of most shirts. To wash the shirts after dying use a light soap and cold water. 6. Always dye the lightest color first. 2. Change the dye after 1—15 shirts have been dyed. Encourage creativity. 4.especially the first time! 102 . unless the third color is yellow. Nothing can destroy tie dye. Different patterns can be used on the same shirt. 5.1. Always wet and wring out the shirts before putting on rubber bands and dying. Wash separately . 3. After two the colors become darker and muddy. it’s never what you planned it be anyway.

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

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

merrily. Oh we’ll kill the old red rooster Oh we’ll kill the old red rooster when she comes And we’ll all have chicken and dumplings when she comes And we’ll all have chicken and dumplings when she comes And we’ll all have chicken and dumplings. row.This land was made for and me. blow your horn!” Dinah won’t you blow Dinah won’t you blow Dinah won’t you blow your horn Repeat Someone’s in the kitchen with Dinah Someone’s in the kitchen I know Someone’s in the kitchen with Dinah Strumming on the old banjo And singing Fee Fi fiddlee I O Fee Fi fiddlee I O O O O Fee fie Fiddlee I O Strumming on the old banjo She’ll be coming round the mountain She’ll be coming ‘round the mountain when she comes She’ll be coming ‘round the mountain when she comes She’ll be coming ‘round the mountain. Oh we’ll all go out and meet her Oh we’ll all go out and meet her when she comes Oh we’ll kill the old red rooster when she comes Oh we’ll kill the old red rooster when she comes Oh we’ll kill the old red rooster. You’re standing on the brake In the groove ‘til you make a mistake Chorus: Sometimes you’re the windshield Sometimes you’re the bug Sometimes it all comes together baby Sometimes you’re just a fool in love Sometimes you’re the Louisville Slugger Sometimes you’re the ball Sometimes it all comes together Sometimes you’re gonna lose it all You gotta know happy. She’ll be driving six white horses She’ll be driving six white horses when she comes Oh we’ll all go out and meet her when she comes Oh we’ll all go out and meet her when she comes Oh we’ll all go out and meet her. There’s so many times I’ve let you down So many times I’ve played around I tell you now. I’ll wear your wedding ring Chorus Well now the time has come to leave you One more time please let me kiss you Then close your eyes and I’ll be on my way. Dream about he days to come. they don’t mean a thing Every place I go I’ll think of you Every song I sing. I hate to go. And we’ll all have chicken and dumplings And we’ll all have chicken and dumplings when she comes Row. when I Won’t have to leave you alone About the time I won’t have to say: Chorus 105 . merrily Life is but a dream The Bug (Mary-Chapin Carpenter) Well it’s a strange old game you learn it slow One step forward and it’s back you go You’re standing on the throttle. row. merrily. I’ll sing for you When I come back. it’s early morn The taxi’s waiting. you gotta know glad Because you’re gonna know lonely And you’re gonna know sad When you’re ripping and you’re riding And you’re coming on strong You start slippin’ and slidin’ and it all goes wrong because Chorus One day you got the glory and then you got none One day you’re a diamond and then you’re a stone Everything can change in the blink of an eye So let the good times roll before we call say goodbye because Chorus Leaving on a jet plane All my bags are packed and I’m ready to go I’m standing here outside your door I hate to wake you up to say goodbye But the dawn is breaking. she’ll be coming ‘round the mountain She’ll be coming ‘round the mountain when she comes She’ll be driving six white horses when she comes She’ll be driving six white horses when she comes She’ll be driving six white horses. row your boat Row. row your boat Gently down the stream Merrily. he’s blowin’ his horn Already I’m so lonesome I could die Chorus: so kiss me and smile for me Tell me that you’ll wait for me Hold me like you’ll never let me go “cause I’m leaving on a jet planet don’t know when I’ll be back again Oh babe. I’ve been working on the Railroad I’ve been working on the railroad All the live-long day I’ve been working on the railroad Just to pass the time away Don’t you hear the whistle blowing? Rise up so early in the morn? Can’t you hear the captain shouting? “Dinah.

a yellow submarine. in our yellow submarine Chorus: We all live in a yellow submarine. a yellow submarine And our friends are all on board. 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. ‘til we found the sea of green And we lived beneath the waves. sea of green in our yellow submarine Chorus O Susana Oh I come from Alabama With a banjo on my knee I’m going to Louisiana My true love for to see Chorus: Oh Susana Now don’t you cry for me For I’ve come from Alabama With a banjo on my knee It rained all night the day I left The weather was so dry The sun so hard I froze to death Susana don’t you cry Chorus On top of Old Smokey On top of Old Smokey All covered with snow I lost my true love there A-courting too slow Oh courting is pleasure And parting is grief But a false hearted lover Is worse than a thief A thief will just rob you Of all that you save But a false hearted lover Will lead to the grave 106 .Yellow submarine In the town where I was born. every one of us has all we need Sky of blue.

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

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

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