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Peace Corps Girls Leading Our World GLOW Manual

Peace Corps Girls Leading Our World GLOW Manual

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


Girls Leading Our World ....................................................................................................... 4 Camp in Romania .................................................................................................................. 5 Why Such a Focus on Girls? ................................................................................................ 5 Why Not Boys? ...................................................................................................................... 5 Resources .............................................................................................................................. 5 Cultural Differences .............................................................................................................. 6 Fundraising ............................................................................................................................ 6 THANK YOUs ........................................................................................................................ 7 Pre Camp Timeline ................................................................................................................ 7 GOALS of the CAMP ............................................................................................................. 7 Developing the Schedule ..................................................................................................... 8 Schedule ................................................................................................................................ 8 Supplies ............................................................................................................................... 10 Camp Selection ................................................................................................................... 10 Camper Selection ................................................................................................................ 12 Press Conference................................................................................................................ 13 Boys ..................................................................................................................................... 13 Junior counselors ............................................................................................................... 13 Language ............................................................................................................................. 13 Parental Consent ................................................................................................................. 13 Counselor meetings ............................................................................................................ 14 Transportation ..................................................................................................................... 14 Medical ................................................................................................................................. 14 Food ..................................................................................................................................... 14 Camp Itself ........................................................................................................................... 15 Name Tags ........................................................................................................................... 15 Discussion Groups ............................................................................................................. 15 Cabin Groups ...................................................................................................................... 15 Affirmation Wall.................................................................................................................... 15 Morning Announcements and Quote ................................................................................ 15 Posting the Schedule .......................................................................................................... 15 Rules and Discipline ........................................................................................................... 15 Rule Development Exercise ............................................................................................... 16 Lights Out............................................................................................................................. 16 Night Duties ......................................................................................................................... 16 Clean Up ............................................................................................................................... 16 Prizes .................................................................................................................................... 16 Certificates ........................................................................................................................... 16 Tips ....................................................................................................................................... 16 Budgeting ............................................................................................................................ 16 Activities ............................................................................................................................... 17 Morning Sessions ............................................................................................................... 17 Afternoon Activities ............................................................................................................. 18 Evening Activities ................................................................................................................ 19 Ai Grijã .................................................................................................................................. 20

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

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

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

Doctors receive minimal education in women’s health issues. Check the Scouts (boys and girls). They recognize a basic fact of life – that girls and women – do not receive the same levels of support.” Again.org. Information on sexuality and relationships was provided by Kelly McKittrick. Resources The basic structure of this manual is drawn from materials left by the previous GLOW camps. Campers are given very little supervision and there are few. from icebreakers.” Complaints abounded about lack of ‘free time’. This manual was adapted from the GLOW Camp 1999 book.) It is a ‘sourcebook of participatory learning activities” and while more Africa based. Why Such a Focus on Girls? This question gets asked a great deal. we didn’t completely believe it. if any. give a little extra push. Of particular usefulness was the GLOW camp manual from Lithuania (May 1997). from the Centre of Development and Population Activities. Overcoming these obstacles can only happen by empowering the young women of Romania to demand full participation and leadership. Initially the participants were doubting their choice to spend a whole week with PCV’s who were ready (in our minds) to ‘rock their world. Your Peace Corps office has other wonderful resources for you to use and you can find additional materials many places. Santa Barbara. the Boys and Girls clubs in America. As Romania moves towards becoming a full fledged member of Europe. self-esteem building. While the structure and schedules listed here may have to be adapted somewhat for boys. Each day is spent at the local lake. Additional resources used include Choose A Future: Issues and Options for Adolescent Girls. to HIV awareness. GLOW camps. suite 200. it has a heavier Africa emphasis but it has a plethora of activities and materials. it has some wonderful activities and discussions. NW. where women are regarded primarily as mothers and wives. This information is provided in English and Romanian in the Appendix Section of this manual. DC 20036. 5 . 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. M0061. Why Not Boys? Boys absolutely need the same skills and resources to face new challenges. your university. hopefully. by Mindy Bingham. CA ISBN 0-911 655 220. is written in such a way that anyone wishing to hold a camp for boys will find it useful.’ usually on campgrounds. Seattle. Believe it! Consequently. assigned to less powerful positions in society. The Lithuania manual was used a basis for the camp along with materials from individuals counselors (included) as was the book. river or nearby town and nights at the ‘disco. (CEDPA. The bottom line is that girls face incredible challenges – challenges their mothers and grandmothers did not face. Exercise and handouts were taken from the manual and adapted for Romania and for the ease of photocopying. By the last day all that had changed and many of the young women said it was the best week they had ever spent. girls need to develop skills and resources to help them face a vastly different future. Evaluations consistently asked for longer camps and to the girl they all admitted it was very different from any experience they’d had previously. This manual. and sexuality remains a taboo topic in both schools and families. a Teen Woman’s Journal for Self Awareness and personal Planning. The situation is further complicated by a shaky economic situation throughout the country. et al. the basic information is all here. Published by Advocacy Press. GLOW camps are not designed to be discriminatory or preach feminism. managing emotions. 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. and enforcement is almost nonexistent. with an emphasis on self awareness. Choices. set activities. Strict gender roles are strongly enforced by most families and the majority of Romanian society. Human Health and Sexuality Educator. This leaves the camper idle on rainy days to amuse themselves however they can. Email: cmail@cedpa. assertiveness. decision-making thinking. Romania remains a patriarchal society. The Internet is of course a wealth of information and you can find much GLOW information there. resources and training that boys do. A wonderful manual published by Peace Corps is the Life Skills Manual. 1717 Massachusetts Avenue. Few laws protect women from domestic violence or sexual harassment. And. Many PCV’s did not know this going into their camps and even if we did. Leader translates to ‘conductor’ which Ceauºescu used to describe himself – the ‘driver’ of Romania. resisting peer pressure and relationship skills.Camp in Romania Camp in Romania is very different from our experiences in the United Sates. 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. community and empowerment. the girls were stunned at the set schedule that had each day jam-packed with activities and games. WA. Washington. It is also important to note that there is no real word for “leader” in Romanian. etc. This book can be found in the Resource Room of the PC Romania office. Also check out Our Bodies Ourselves by the Boston Women’s Health Collective. July 2000) “the Life Skills program is a comprehensive behavior change program that concentrates on the development of the skills needed for life such as communication. (Information Collection and Exchange Publication No.

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

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

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

Afraid of c. bathroom. Who’s who guessing game Create cabin identity 7:00 .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 .M.10:30 pm Unwind time in rooms Counselors nightly meeting 10:30 lights out 11:00 room check Counselor on duty . dreams and fears (Linda) Break into small groups and draw what you are a. July 11 6:30 am Wakeup 7:00 . Mapping out your hopes.Campers arrive in Ciuc from Sft.11:00 pm unwind Counselor have nightly meeting 11:00 pm Lights out 11:30 pm room check Counselor on duty .6:30 pm Afternoon session Three rotating sessions Environmental Scavenger Hunt with Sam.7:00 PM team building with small (dorm room) groups Icebreakers (mike and Amy) Human Knot.2:00 pm Lunch 2:00 pm .9:00 pm Cabin Cheer Contest 9-9:30 Camp songs (John) 9:30 .luggage out in front of school. breakfast 9a m girls from Ciuc arrive at Camin 9:30 .10:30campers unwind time Counselors nightly meetings 10:30 Lights out 11:00 PM room check Counselor on Night duty .8:00 pm Dinner 8:00 .8:30 am Breakfast 8:45 am Announcements 9:00 .6:30 PM .JEN Sunday.KINGA Saturday. July 7 7 AM wake up 8 A. Looking forward to b. July 10.John and Anna Sports and yoga with Linda and Jen 7:00 .Kim 11:30 .1:30 pm Swimming. attendance 10 am leave for Sovata 1:00 PM campers arrive 1:30 . load bus. 2001 7:00 am Wakeup 7:30. Expect to learn d.12:30 pm Morning Session Introduction to Leadership . spider Web. 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 . 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) 2.2 pm Hike and Picnic Group game during hike (Mike) Counselor to stay behind with girls who refuse to go??) 9 . confirm that this is a possibility) 2:00 .3:00 pm Lunch 3:00 .1:00 Morning Session Self Esteem and Values .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.3:00 Lunch and rest 3:00 .8:00 pm Dinner 8:00 .8:30 Dinner and journals 8:30 . Gherorege and Husi 7 PM dinner at the Camin (Anna’s schools dormitory) 8 PM Welcome (Anna) Girls from Ciuc arrive Icebreakers 1. swing lessons 10:30 . Kim and Amy Team building with Mike Yoga/Friendship Bracelets with Linda and John 6:30 .8:00 am Breakfast 8:00 am stretching with Linda and Jen 8:00 am .9:45 pm Journal 10:00 .Amy (15 minutes) Attitudes and Stereotypes .9:30 Bonfire (Jen) Camp songs (John) 9:30 .8:30 am Breakfast 8:45 am Announcements Announce: everything you ever wanted to know about sex and relationships but were afraid to ask session and question box 9:00 . July 9 7:00 am Wakeup 7:30 .10:30 pm Dance (same) Limbo.Jen and Sam Include Breaks 1:30 .5:30 Break 5:30 .8:30 PM Dinner 8:30 -10:00 PM Present cabin identity Camp songs (john) and games (Amy) Journals 10:00 .Kim Thursday.Linda and John Include breaks 12:30 .3:30 pm Lunch Three alternating activities Team building with Mike Friendship bracelets and Hair ties .11:15 am goal setting session .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 . Expect to give or contribute Share posters 9 PM quiet time in the dorms (Ciuc girls go home for the night) 10 PM lights out 11 PM counselors check on girls Wednesday.

July 13 7:00 am wakeup 7:30 . 2. but most people work through the Ministry. huge lunch.6:30pm clean up 6:30 .10:00 Cleanup and pack 10:00 .) including camp size (number of students and counselors.10:00 pm Talent show preparation 10:00 .2:00 .8:30 am Breakfast 8:45 announcements. July 12 7:00 am Wake up 7:30 . In Romania.3:30 pm Evaluation session 3:30 . Go to the Camp office in your county – there should be one in the county seat for every judet (county) and tell them the approximate dates of your camp and what kind of camp you are looking for (hiking.Amy (include breaks) 12:30 .8:00 pm Dinner 8:00 .8:30 Breakfast 8:30 .9:45 pm buffet o’ fun (Linda Storytelling. 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 .Anna and Kinga (include breaks) 12:30. they’re easily shippable!) We suggest asking local stores and businesses to donate to the camp and help with the provision of these supplies. Document. Camp Selection This can be a tricky deal.8:30 Breakfast 8:45 am Announcements 9:00 .2:00 Lunch 2:00 .6:00 Tie dye T-shirts. 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.12:30 community service .Ana and Laura Wednesday. swimming.) Note: Even if you speak Romanian like a native.6:00 pm GLOW Olympics 6:00 .) A sample supply list is in the appendix. As they’re really light. mention box of questions again 9:00 .2:00 pm Lunch 2:00 . John Jar decoration . Many of these supplies can be found in Romania. 1.3:00 pm Break 3:00 . The number of misunderstandings rise exponentially during the camp so avoiding any during the negotiation process is imperative. July 14. As soon as you have a camp also keep in contact with the camp office of the actual judet where your camp is located. jokes.8:00 dinner 8:00 . Get all the required additional papers that list the shots the students have had. You might be given a camp that is out of your judet.10:30 Closing Human chair Sharing bell Ghost handout Sharing Bell Supplies As each activity is developed a list of supplies can be generated.8:00 pm Dinner 8:00 . etc.9:30 Journals 9:30 . verify and re-verify all information even if the camp office in your judet assures you it is all okay. If you are lucky enough to work with a private group that has a chalet.Linda Monday.9:00 pm Sex and Relationships discussion (optional for campers) 9:00 .9:00 Talent show 9:00 .Sam Tuesday. take a HCN with you.11:00unwind Counselors meeting 11:00 lights out 11:30 Room check Counselors on duty . Others need to be sent from the States (marshmallows for s’mores for example – but I’ve found them in Hungary also. 2001 7:00 am Wakeup 7:30 . 3.Anna 6:30.10:30 pm unwind time in dorm rooms 10:30 lights out 11:00 room check Counselor on duty . Check on medical forms that area required for campers and counselors. most of the camps (the physical buildings) are controlled by the county Ministry of Education. weird human tricks 9:45 . then you’re in business and skip to #9.10:00 pm journals 10:00 .12:30 Decision making . 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.10:30 sharing experiences of Camp GLOW 10:30 . ALSO for your and your counterparts (makes life a lot easier!) Make sure they get signed and stamped by the schools! 4.10:30unwind Counselors 10:30 pm lights out 11:00 pm room check Counselor on duty .6:00 pm Trip to lake for swimming (confirm times) 6:30 .

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

preparation costs such as. office space. while letters to friends and family are projected to be sent out will be sent out in late February and early March. use of facilities and meals for one week.160.. During the camp. T-shirts.495. each evening the management team and all training staff will meet to review the activities of the day. film and developing. activities supplies. outdoor activities equipment rental including: kayaks. lights out Day 7: Saturday.028. July 13.15 $74. The Peace Corps Partnership Proposal will be sent for approval to the PC Romania office in early February.62 $190. etc.62 $247. COST BREAKDOWN/BUDGET Other sources will cover HCN Outdoor Trainers. printing and copying and miscellaneous. CRSE will donate meeting and organizational space. Proposals to various foundations will be sent out in late February. F.00 E. transportation for campers and PCV’s. Paul Iacobas and his staff will be asked to write a report. transportation for business leaders panel. HCN volunteers. expenses of additional HCN volunteers as well as Paul Iacobas’s salary.77 To date.38 $120.50 $7. journals. and other funders. friends and family. 2001 Breakfast Morning session: creative activities Lunch Afternoon session: outdoor activities: Dinner Leadership training Talent Show Quiet time. Evaluation We have planned several different evaluations of the camp. For our goal of using the camp as a trial run for the eco-tourism project. 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. equipment and supplies. lamps. (PCV).505. and foundations. coveralls.00 $3. presentation supplies. printing costs. Attached is a full budget with breakdowns for the project. harnesses. telephone. July 14. the management team of Janet Hughes. Nurse.00 $1..85 $665. 24 . such as Rotary Clubs. 2001 Breakfast Morning session: teambuilding Lunch Afternoon session: outdoor activities Dinner Leadership training session Bonfire Quiet time. etc. 2001 Breakfast Morning session: Outdoor activities Lunch Afternoon session: Leadership training activities Dinner Creative activities Quiet time. Input and advice will be solicited from other PCV’s who have successfully organized such camps.00 $783. 2001 Breakfast Closing session: wrap-up Departure The budget for the GLOW camp will be supplemented by donations from the Peace Corps Partnership Program. Sources of Funding Summary: Peace Corps SPA Peace Corps Partnership Program Other Donors Friends and Family CRSE HCN’s PCV’s Total Budget: $1. detailing the activities of the camp and its success or failure. July 11. some $600 has already been raised through Friends and Family.00 $414.Day 4: Wednesday. Kelly Sweeney (PCV) and Paul Iacobas. MONITORING AND EVALUATION Monitoring To monitor the planning of the camp. lights out Day 6: Friday.65 $866. lights out Day 5: Thursday. will work together in order to insure the timeline is being followed and to make alterations to the schedule if needed. July 12.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

000 total 21.000 1 30 2. wood 50.000 t shirts 80.000 2 25 3. increase in counselors from 3 to 8. Kelly S.000 20 25 500.395.000 750.000 34 .069.000 500. Paul.500.000 135 2 2.000 3 1 600.000 granola bars 10.000 sessions guides 250.000 1 2 100.000 4.000 misc: postage. Kathie.235.000 Price per girl (20) 1.5 4 1.000 14.000 journals 30.000 3 32 5.800.000 9. Mike) bananas = 20 100.500.000 equipment copies: songsheet. 2-3 others (Reka.000 Transportation: bus 9.000 Ice cave entrance fee 15.000 glow camp weekend 2 (as of sept 10) cost # of nights # of people Lei accomodation 60.000 4.000 cook from village 200.750 36 changes: # of guides from 3 to 4.000.000 625.500.000 for campfire outdoor Rental 500.000 1.000 1 25 750.000 flipchart paper 50.000 25.000 1 25 375. Janet.000 500.000 Food 60.610.000 250. 20 girls.Glow camp weekend original budget accomodation Food Transportation: bus Rental equipment guides Ice cave entrance fee total cost 60. 1. Annamaria.000 6 30 1. Monica.000 1 1 500.000 60.000.000 # of nights 2 3 270 1 1 1 # of people 25 25 2 1 3 25 3.860.760.400.000 1 30 1.

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July 7-14. the world and the future of both together. A deposit of 150. 1999 WHO: Girls in grades 8 through 11 MORE INFORMATION… WHAT IS CAMP GLOW? Camp GLOW is a camp dedicated to girls’ leadership development.112.000 lei will be RETURNED to you at the end of the camp!!! If this money is a problem.individual situations can be discussed after acceptance.570 or at home 115. HOW MUCH DOES IT COST? NOTHING!!! This camp is FREE OF CHARGE to all participants. paper will be provided. June 7th. ANY MORE QUESTIONS?? If you have more questions.Camp GLOW .Summer Camp For GIRLS!! Call for Applicants WHERE: Sovata. please contact Anna Clark at Liceul Octavian Goga . *** Applicants will be notified of their acceptance to the camp by Monday. These essays will be read by a panel of volunteers from around Romania and will be used to determine acceptance to the camp. ALL interested girls will be considered. *** The questions will NOT be distributed beforehand *** The total time to complete the essays will be 1 and a half hours *** Bring two pens with you to the competition. songs and campfire fun. This does NOT mean that students must have a fluency in English or be at the top of their class. sports. HOW DO I APPLY? *** All interested girls (grades 8-11) are asked to attend a short essay competition on Wednesday. Girls in grades 8-11 participate in group activities focusing on teamwork. Mures WHEN:. please still apply . the girls also participate in a variety of team games. May 5th at 5 PM at Liceul Octavian Goga. so a level of English proficiency is needed.116. In addition to these activities. goal setting and career development. 37 . HOW MUCH ENGLISH DO I NEED? Camp Glow is customarily conducted mainly in English. Camp GLOW offers an opportunity for these young women to openly discuss their opinions regarding themselves. self-esteem.

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

Any More Questions?

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


Please write clearly. Number: _____________

Name: ____________________________________________________________________________________________ (last or family) (first) Address: __________________________________________________________________________________________ City ________________________ County ________________________ Postal Code ____________________________ Telephone number: ( ________________________ ) ____________________________________________________ Grade in school: Circle one – 9 10 11 12 High School: ______________________________________________________________________________________ EMERGENCY CONTACT: Name: ___________________________________________________________________ Telephone number: ( ________________________ ) ____________________________________________________ Relationship to you: _______________________________________________________________ (ex. mother, sister) INFORMATION: Camp GLOW will be held _______________________ in ______________________ You will be notified by _______________________ , of your acceptance to this camp.

*There will be NO SMOKING, DRINKING, or DRUGS allowed at this camp. *
A deposit of 200,000 lei will be required upon your acceptance to Camp GLOW. This money WILL BE REFUNDED after the camp. If you choose to smoke, drink or do drugs at this camp you will NOT receive your deposit back and you will be sent home early from this camp. If you choose to not show up to the camp after agreeing to come, you will NOT receive your deposit back. If there are individual problems with the amount of the deposit they can be discussed after your acceptance. I have read and understood the above information. If I am accepted to Camp GLOW, I agree to abide by the above rules and I understand the consequences and take responsibility for my actions. _______________________ (Name – PRINTED) _____________________ _____________ (Signature) Date

ESSAY QUESTIONS: Please answer the following questions. Remember your time limit is an hour and a half (90 minutes). A. What do you think your role will be as a woman in Romania in the 21st century? B. How do you define leadership? C. As a leader in your community, what can you do in the next year to improve your community? Give specific examples. D. How do you define leadership? E. As a leader in your community, what can you do in the next year to improve your community? Give specific examples.


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

Clarity of expression

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

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

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

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

2001 8:00 – 9:00 am Breakfast 9:00 – 11:30 Assertive.Schedule for weekend glow camp – Gîrda. icebreakers. leadership chat. October 15. aggressive 12:00 – 1:00 Lunch 1:00 – 3:00 Rock climbing/team building 4:00 – 6:00 Values. icebreakers. 6:00 – 7:00 dinner 7:00 . 2001 8-9 am breakfast 9 am . body image discussion Evaluation. songs Sunday. October 2001 Thursday 6:30-9: Introduction.1 Pm lunch 1:00 pm . 2001 6:30 – 9:00 pm CRSE office Self esteem.12 Noon Decision making 12 N .10:00 pm campfire.8:30 pm sex talk (Kathie. passive. songs Saturday. October 16th. I can’t funeral. October 11. Janet) 8:30 . Cinderella. Closing comments 45 . hike to Ice Cave 6:00 .6:00 pm. 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.6:30 pm pack up and head out 7:00 pm departure 10:00 pm arrival back at CRSE Tuesday. Thursday. October 12. October 14. start Cinderella Friday. 2001 3:00 pm depart for Girda (3 hours. leadership chat.

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

15:00 15:00 .09:30 09:30 .16:30 16:30 .08:30 08:30 .16:30 16:30 .12:30 12:30 .13:30 13:30 .15:00 15:00 .11:30 11:30 .08:30 08:30 .11:30 11:30 .15:00 15:00 .22:30 22:30 .18:00 18:00 .16:30 16:30 .20:30 20:30 .08:30 08:30 .22:30 22:30 .20:30 20:30 .15:30 15:30 .19:00 19:00 .WEDNESDAY 07:30 .22:30 22:30 .09:30 09:30 .09:30 09:30 .18:00 18:00 .08:30 08:30 .19:00 19:00 .23:00 THURSDAY 07:30 .11:30 11:30 .14:30 14:30 .18:00 18:00 .12:30 12:30 .23:00 SATURDAY 07:30 .12:30 12:30 .13:30 13:30 .13:30 13:30 .20:30 20:30 .09:30 09:30 . Evaluation and Small Group Begin Packing Up Lunch Finish Packing Up Chores Travel Back Home 47 .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.23:00 FRIDAY 07:30 .12:30 12:30 .11:30 11:30 .13:30 13:30 .19:00 19:00 .

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

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

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 you liked and what you didn’t like. intro to journal writing Comments: Day 2 Attitudes and Stereotypes Rock Climbing Paper making Emotion Control Fun and games Comments: Day 3 Life Skills and Goal Setting Friendship bracelets Team building Enviro Fun Dance Lightly Comments: Day 4 Self Esteem Values Rappelling Tye dying T shirts Communication skill building Campfire and singing. 7. etc.larger or smaller?. 5. train rides. not only here in Romania but throughout the world! Keep it up! 50 .we want these to be anonymous to encourage you to tell us what you really think. food. 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. snacks. 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.Glow Camp 2001 ªuncuiuº Evaluation Please tell us how your feelings about each session.) What advice do you have for future camps . Day 1 Hike to Hungarian Cave (Pestera Unguru Mare) After dinner rule making session. 6. free time. 8. How did you benefit from each session? Do NOT write your name .

“You are the ‘apple’ man! I can’t remember your name. Pass around a bowl of small candies such as M&M’s and ask the girls to take as many as they would like. All items do not have to be food but folks generally like food and know food vocab. Is it ‘Andy’?” It helps girls remember each other’s names (or narrow it down by first letter) through word association. with the you repeating the whole list at the end. he or she could ask you questions instead. Have that person find the person with their card and introduce themselves. TWO TRUTHS AND A LIE. They need to change partners many times. They cannot stand up and sit back down in the same chair.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. RHYTHM CLAP. Each person talks about him/herself to the other. 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.) Appoint a volunteer who stands in the center of the circle of chairs. it does create a word association to each person’s name. 4. 1. If the girl got the Joker card. I have three sisters (true). Ask each person to think of three statements that tells the group something about them. clap—”is Judy”—snap. so she can’t see what is written. sometimes with specific instructions to share a certain piece of information. ) 3. The more subtle ones are trickier! Ex.” Then everyone who is affected stands up and switches chairs as quickly as possible. Girls can repeat this several times and then report back their findings to partners or the group. Pass out cards so everyone gets someone else’s card.. dates. write sentences on a post-it paper. etc. They should stand and run to a chair across the room. or vacations. their occupations. PICNIC. JOKER. and I’ve heard girls in larger groups (15 or more girls) say to each other later. “Everybody with … ” For example. 10. Person tries to guess what name is pinned on his/her by asking others around the room yes or no questions. The instructions: use the value of the card to determine how many things to say about yourself. . “The one thing I am particularly proud of is. Participants introduce themselves and tell why they are there. 11.” After five minutes. Ignore me. hobby. too. according to the number of girls you´ve got. The first girl is coached to say. two that are true statements and one that is false. clap—“in Pitesti”—slap. like: “Ask me questions”.. INTRODUCE MYSELF. two. Disagree with me. Maybe choose a girl you already know for this so you don’t have to spend too long.Stick the paper to the girl’s back. and also to immediately involve everyone into the camp. 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. 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. favorite television program. though. the participants introduce the other person to the rest of the group. a Jack is 11. but not to eat them yet. 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. they can’t say we both have black hair. so this works well and is not potentially embarrassing as it does not put anyone on the spot in a personal way. The girls must ask each other questions until they find three things that they have in common. If it’s Tell me lies. You introduce the game with the phrase. “Everybody with black shoes” or “Everybody who ate bread this morning” or “Everybody who has a pencil. They must be things that are not obvious. “Hello. she has to take a card from a deck of playing cards. such as “My name”—clap. Montana (false: I was born in Missoula) I enjoy ice cream (true) 8. King is 13. Choose topics for them to talk like holidays. 51 . 2. names and items added. For example. Each person writes on a blank index card one to three statements. THREE THINGS IN COMMON. they are supposed to tell lies. Variation: Use famous place instead of famous person. Before getting started. However.” Go around the circle in this way until all participants have introduced themselves. People write a famous woman’s name on a piece of paper and pin it on someone else’s back. At the end they are supposed to tell how people acted while talking to them to see if they can guess what ‘s written. you need 17 chairs. For example. They are a good way to introduce folks to each other. Form a circle of chairs—one less chair than the number ofparticipants. Start off a rhythmic clap by clapping your hands. say two things. Take a deck of cards and on each each girl’s turn. snap—”I live”—clap. 9. They must stand up and go around the group and talk in pairs. EVERYBODY WITH… …” . INTRODUCE ANOTHER. 7. Whoever is left standing should be the next to call out: “Everybody with …” This is a great first warm-up and get to know you” 5. Take turns in the group sharing the three statements and have the rest of the group vote on which one they think is false. Divide the group into pairs. (If there are 18 participants. reduce tension and anxiety.” say one thing. “Laugh at me” “Be angry at me” . slap. home town. slapping your thighs. 6. “Hello. FIND SOMEONE. Then ask each girl to say something about themselves in English for every piece of candy that they have taken.. in time to an introductory statement. They must act according to what’s written on their partner’s back. “Hello. or the best book they have read in the last year. I was born in Bozeman. etc. If you pick the “ace. (leave the joker cards in). and they cannot sit in the chair next to them. That person calls out. The volunteer tries to sit. Variations: Participants tell where they first heard about the camp. interest. It is easy to model the activity interviewing a girl until you find three things that they have in common with you. Queen is 12. pets. FAMOUS WOMEN (or people). 12. such as favorite color.

Give the girls the following sheet and a specific amount of time to have it filled out. Sign My Line. ______________________________________________ 29)I have read at least two English literature books. Sign My Line 1) I have been to the Black Sea. _______________________________________ 18)I know the name of the Prime Minister of Great Britain. _______________________________________________ 23)My favorite chocolate is Poina. ________________________________________________ 3) I dislike mamaliga. ___________________________________________________ 11)My favorite sport is basketball. ___________________________________ 17)My grandparents live in a village. ________________________________________ 15)My younger sibling is more than five years younger than I. ________________________________________________ 9) I have driven a car before I was legally allowed too. ______________________________________________ 5) Fall is my favorite season. ___________________________________________________ 4) Blue is my favorite color. _________________________________________________ 8) I have written a poem. __________________________________________ 22)I exercise twice a week. _______________________________________________ 13)I have covered myself in Sovata mud. _________________________________________ 25)I have attended a Yoga session. encouraging them to talk to as many people as possible. _________________________________________ 12)My shoe size is Euro 40.13. ____________________________________ 14)My mother is a businesswomen. ___________________________________________ 2) I have a cat and a dog. ___________________________ 30)I talk in my sleep. ____________________________________________________ 52 . _________________________________________ 24)I can play a musical instrument. _______________________________ 7) I have an older sister. _______________________________________ 21)I like to wake up with the sun. _______________________________________________ 27)I prefer jazz music. ___________________________________________________ 28)I enjoy drawing pictures. __________________ 16)I have been to the Fagaras Mountains. _________________________________________ 26)I like to use the internet. ________________________ 10)I hate McDonald’s. _____________________________________________ 6) I have visited at least two foreign countries. They can only use the same person for one or two things. _____________________ 19)Pizza is my favorite food! _____________________________________________ 20)I think eating seeds is disgusting.

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

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

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

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

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

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

000. Your values may place extra importance on possessions. What makes me smile? 4. Do you notice and accept changes in yourself as they occur? 7. Are you easily hurt by criticism? 2. If you were able to state your goals for the future. when answering these questions. 1. If I could take one person with me to the moon. and before you can wisely set them. Are you confident about your physical appearance? 9. 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 . think about how you feel most of the time.000. Do you value your closest relationships? 5. “My Values” Questions Answer the following questions: 1. your self esteem could probably use improvement. Are you very shy or overly aggressive? 3. We use the term “values” to refer to all of these things. Do you look for and tackle new challenges? 8. Some of the things you have are more important than others. work. If I found $1. What would I say to the President if I met him? 8. Do you try to hide your feelings from others? 4 Do you fear close relationships? 5 Do you try to blame your mistakes on others? 6 Do you find excuses for refusing to change? 7 Do you avoid new experiences? 8 Do you continually wish you could change your personal appearance? 9 Are you too modest about personal successes? 10 Are you glad when others fail? Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No No No No No No No No If you answered MOST of these questions “Yes’.it will be difficult to make informed decisions about your future. What qualities do I look for in a friend? 3. friendship. 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 honestly do with it? 7. Who do I admire the most? 6. Until you have a clear sense of what’s important to you . or any number of things. religion. you have to set them. Are you able to laugh at (and learn from) your own mistakes? 6. you need to decide what is most important to you. Some of your activities are more enjoyable. Circle one 1. who would it be? 59 . or more meaningful than others. What makes me angry inside? 5. some things would be on the top of the list and others at the bottom. 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’. So. What is one thing I want to change in my life? 2. you probably have a healthy opinion of yourself. Before you can achieve any goals in life. ‘Do you give yourself credit when credit is due? 10.

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

If I had talent I’d like to be a famous rock star. 88. 61 . 51.46. The world would be a terrible place without beautiful things. 62. I want to be able to travel if the opportunity arises. I’d like to have enough money to invest for my future. 68. 82. I prefer working alone rather than with a team. 47. but it helps. 52. It is important to learn something new everyday. A close family is important to me. 76. I’d like to nurse people back to health. Getting to travel would be the best thing about being a movie star. A close family is important to me. If I knew how. 57. 69. The best thing about winning a gold medal at the Olympics would be the recognition. Being famous would be the best thing about being a movie star. I’d rather be a leader than a follower. Money cannot buy happiness. I’d rather work for a well-established company than a new company that hasn’t established itself. I like reading to gain insight into human behavior. I think it is wrong to help a friend cheat on an exam. 70. 65. even if I know he/she will fail if I do not help him/her. 48. I enjoy looking at beautiful scenery. I get very nervous when I’m forced to take chances. It is important to share activities with friends. 75. 59. Being rich would be the best thing about being a movie star. 83. 77. It is important to have a family with whom to discuss problems with. It is important to donate to the needy. 49. 73. I’d like an exciting life. I’d rather work at a job that is not interesting but pays a lot than one that is interesting and pays a little. 61. I’d like to write a book that would help other people. I’d rather be a boss than a worker. I’d like to help tutor people who have problems at school. I like to go on hikes or bike rides with my friends. 80. 55. I like to make my own decisions. I’d like to work at a job in which I help people. I feel more comfortable in places I’ve seen before than new places. 78. 86. 79. 87. 90. 72. I’d rather not have to answer to a boss. It is important to share your life with someone. 85. 79. The best thing about being a movie star is doing something creative. 53. 60. I would make my own clothes.I like to take chances. 56. Gaining knowledge is important. 91. 84. I would feel I was doing something worthwhile if I help a friend with a problem. 71. 63. I especially like things I make myself. 58. 66. 74. 89. 64. I’d like to know all that I can about the working of nature. 81. I’d like to have works of art in my home. 67. I’d like a job that gives me plenty of free time to spend with my family. 50. I enjoy spending an evening with my family. If you don’t take chances you’ll never get anywhere . I have strong beliefs about what is right and wrong. 54. I couldn’t be happy with a job in which I didn’t feel good about myself. Having a job I know I can keep is important to me.

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

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

usually do. or those in areas that are basic to human needs and not likely to become obsolete. People who work on a free-lance basis. There may be very few world-renowned bus drivers. though. you should beware of careers that are rigidly supervised or scheduled. you won’t want a job that involves a great deal of travel or overtime. Some sales representative positions allow you a great deal of freedom. Of course. or as a landscape architect. If you get along with others and can talk easily with people you don’t know well. psychologists. Recognition: Is recognition what you want? If so. or as consultants. Independence: If you value independence and freedom. Such a person is usually happier with clearly defined work. politicians. For this reason. you will want a career that gives you room to make choices and decisions. you’ll do best choosing something for which you have talent. If this describes you. You would almost certainly be unhappy as a garbage collector or a coal miner. and to evaluate the results of your efforts. 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 . when. some fields have more potential than others. Creativity: Writers and artist are often thought of as creative. counselors. and in fact. but the fact remains that in many communities there are bus drivers everyone knows and respects. are good choices for someone who values security. Security: Careers with well-established companies. not just what job you do. speech pathologists. If having time for close friendships outside of work is important. something that will let you work to develop the talent.charms for you. It often depends on how you do your job. lawyers. Doctors. you might consider working in sales or public relations. you might be happy as an interior designer or art dealer. If you value creativity. dietitians. as an engineer in a large research firm. But there are many other options. social workers. writers. You probably wouldn’t be happy in a job that is rigid or inflexible. REMEMBER!!!! Values can change. You might like being a forest ranger at a park or an executive in a plush office. You might find a use for your creativity by working as a program director for a senior citizens’ group. and physical therapists are just a few of the career possibilities for those scoring high in this area. but creativity is an important asset in other fields as well. to put your ideas into effect. Helping Others: Women who value helping others have traditionally become teachers and nurses. you may wish to take this value survey again in a year or two. and how much they will do. Beauty or Aesthetics: People who score high in aesthetics (love of beauty) like to be surrounded by beauty. may be able to decide where.

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

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

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

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

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

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


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


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


Rita asks again why Lucy is here on a school day. Lucy says something like this—”My friend, do you remember the advice that you are always giving me?” Rita responds—”Of course I do—I told you! Don’t make the same mistakes I made—forget these boys until you are finished with your studies. Abstaining from sex is the best way to avoid getting pregnant or getting diseases—even AIDS!” Lucy probes further. ”What else have you advised me?” Rita says, “I told you that if you and that boyfriend of yours, Gift, cannot abstain, then remember to use a condom. You remember! I even gave you some condoms! Ah! But come on, my friend, what are you really doing here? Are you in trouble? What is it?” Lucy, now in tears, confesses that she is pregnant with Gift’s baby. Rita becomes angry. She reminds Lucy of all the advice she has given her; she reminds Lucy of the example of her own life. Lucy protests with ideas like, “But he loves me! He has promised to marry me!” Rita reminds Lucy that Innocent promised her the same thing. Rita asks why Lucy had sex with Gift after all her warnings. Lucy says that Gift threatened to leave her if she did not have sex with him. He said it was the only way to show him that she loved him, that everyone was having sex, etc. Rita asks why Lucy didn’t use any of the condoms she gave her, “Were they finished?” Lucy says that her church is against condom use, and besides—Gift refused to use them. Finally, in defense of herself, Lucy says, “Well, why wait? Why not have a baby now? Gift is going to be a doctor. I want to be his wife! What is the difference if I finish school? Look at Chimwemwe—she finished her MSCE (final high school examinations; college entrance tests) and she is ‘just staying.’ There are no jobs anyway!” PARTICIPANT HANDOUT PAGE 1 OF 1 LIFE SKILLs:BASIC SESSIONS E SION 2: IDENTIFYING THE MISSING ELEMENT OVERVIEW Intended to follow the “Bridge Model” (Session 1 in Part III), this role play activity is useful in ensuring that the participants have fully understood the Bridge Model and the Life Skills concept. Use it to review and reinforce the foundation of the program before moving on to exploring specific Life Skills. TIME 1 hour, 30 minutes, to 2 hours OBJECTIVE By the end of the session, participants will be able to: 1. Identify specific Life Skills that are missing or need reinforcement in common community situations. 2. Describe the Bridge Model for behavior change. MATERIALS Assorted props for role plays DELIVERY I.Creating the Role Plays (30 –40 minutes) Remind the participants of the ideas discussed in the “Bridge Model” session. Indicate that this session will reinforce our understanding of the concept of Life Skills. Divide the participants into small groups. Instruct each group to create a role play showing a typical risk situation that a young person might face. Examples might include being pressured to drink alcohol, being pressured to have sex, and so forth. The role play should show the young person engaging in the risk behavior because one of the Life Skills we listed on the bridge is missing. For example, the role play might show a young person incapable of being assertive and then giving in to drinking alcohol. II.Identifying the Missing Element (1 hour) After the group has come back together, invite each group to perform its role play. Members of the larger group should then identify which element, or which Life Skill, is missing in the role play. The group may notice that more than one Life Skill is missing—perhaps the person is lacking self–esteem, good communication skills, and resistance to peer pressure. Let the group brainstorm about the many Life Skills that might have helped the young person effectively manage the situation in the role play. Use this exercise as a means of exploring the way these Life Skills could change a situation in a young person’s life. III.Evaluation (20 minutes) To ensure that the group has internalized the Life Skills concept, invite different participants to stand in front of the Bridge Model and explain it to the others. Participants can use the role plays they just saw as examples in their explanations.


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respect. It isn’t just a street map. 1. problem or challenge to work on in your community over the next year. families) • What are some characteristics of a community? What makes a community a community? (common needs and interests. one of the essays asked” As a leader in your community. Example: do this in the big group together. We wanted all of the campers to leave the camp with a concrete idea for a community service project. (Have a scribe write down the ideas on big paper during the discussion. (Most basic communities. Answer the who. Show Maps of communities.) Ask the campers the following questions: • what are some examples of communities. town. 76 . Europe. church. set of governing rules.:” During the pre camp informational meetings. In the application. when . Now as we are finishing up Camp Glow. Explain what community assets are .) • Do you think we’ve formed a community this week at GLOW? Why? B.) • What community do you spend most of your time with? (school. April 21-23. In your groups. The Camp GLOW young women were all very enthusiastic about this project and took great pride and drawing and talking about their communities. not by discussion group Pass out markers .think out of the box! Part 2 A. 1999). C. Draw community maps (idea taken from Peace Corps Program Design and Management Workshop.and big paper Assign ahead of time an adult to help facilitate the activity Draw a map of the community .every color but black . Congratulate them all on being “Women in Action”. why and how. it is time to do your ‘sweat equity’. Have the groups present their action plans to the whole group. a project which reflected their concerns and interests. what can you do in the next year to improve your community? Give specific examples. the campers were told that committing to Camp GLOW also mean committing to a community service project during the following school year. Examples: show Sighetu Maramtiei and Danbury. Divide campers up by town. World. A. B. Explain what a map of the community is and show examples. Brainstorm Activity.. 3. a population. family.positive characteristics. school. where . list the positive and negative outcomes and draw a time line. This session was designed to introduce the concept of community service and to help the campers design.be creative . Part 1. 1. aspects that benefit our communities. Mission Statement: over the next year we will teach 4th graders about the dangers of smoking. 2. choose one issue. wheat. CT (appendix) 2. 4. 1.Community Service Session: Putting leadership into Action One of the goals of Camp GLOW is to help young women realize that they could make a difference in their communities. Use the format you’ve learned in the goal setting and decision making sessions. All of the campers were selected from towns with a Peace Corps Volunteer that was both present at Camp GLOW and willing to coordinate this “Community Service Club” over the next year.

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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. 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.Hammer and a Nail: The Indigo Girls Verse 1 Clearing webs from a hovel A blistered hand on the handle of a shovel I’ve been digging to deep. I have a gift to bring Refrain 79 . 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. destination is my community And a street person my responsibility If I have a care in the world.

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

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

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

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

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

Ask participants to stand in a circle. Go through the same questions with three different people. Ask everyone to answer at all times according to what they can actually see from their own position.” 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. Sing! Communication Ask participants to stand in a circle. 85 . When your name gets called again.violent direct action d) Blow up withdraw from conflict f) give in g) stand firm. say that this time the name of the next person must be sung out. label different parts of the room according to the choices and ask people to choose by standing in that area of the room. Invite them to explain why they are standing where they are. ask participants to consider how our perspective on a situation shapes our understanding of it. when your name is called again. ask one participant to walk around the whole circle. 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. but this time. Choose another part of the body. 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. whisper the name of the person you choose next and ask everyone else to whisper too when it is their turn. looking at the volunteer and perceiving him/her from all angles. She or he should then move from her/his position in the circle to the place where you were standing. After everyone sits down. Explain that you are going tocall out someone’s name as you cross the circle towards that person. continue with the game. such as the arms. what can you do to close the gap? a) avoid conflict at all costs b) negotiate c) non.Shout. Finally. Ask her/him to stand still. 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. Ask one volunteer to stand in the middle. that person should call out someone else’s name who should then move. Then. facing the same way through the questions and answers which are to follow. Variation: For the questions in which they are to chose a response. Explain to all participants that you are going to ask some questions. and so on. everyone has had a chance. Finally. Ask someone standing in front of the volunteer: “How many eyes has he/she got?” Ask someone standing behind the volunteer the same question. Ask someone standing directly to the side of the volunteer the same question. Then place someone else in the middle. Continue until. Ask the walker to give a running commentary on what he/she is seeing and how his/her vision of the volunteer changes. 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.

(High burn out rate if group leader has to look for flat dead frog more than three times. Supplies: a large sheet posted at ‘home’ listing items to find (have the teams select one person to write out list). The first team back wins a prize. Directions. An honest team leader (counselor) should go with the team and girl will point out what they find.) The girls were very competitive when it comes to winning prizes. It is also to make them aware of their environment. a big forest.Environmental Scavenger Hunt Objective: to have small teams of 5-6 girls visually find specific items off a list in an allotted space of time. They are not to pick. Time:” up to one hour. Here is a sample list of what the girls can look for. remove or hurt the environment in any way. • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • 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. We even added “flat dead frog” because there were so many in our area. Be creative and use your surroundings to add or not use certain items. Best to do in small groups and trade off group leaders to keep the ideas “fresh”. Each group is to visually find the following items.) 86 . depending on how successful the teams are in finding the items. You can do this in the sun and in the rain. This was something silly and yet challenging for the girls to find. They really enjoyed this activity and had very creative ideas for the general items on the list.

Keep going until the bracelet is as long as you would like. 87 . 25 inches long each 1. Tie a knot about ½ inch to 1 inch from the top forming a loop. call the string on the right the “right hand string” and the one on the left the “left hand string. Pull the knots tight. Pull toward the right and hold snug.4 . Tie the first string 1 to 2. This is the knot going RIGHT to LEFT. all different colors.” 1.4 . tying double knots right to left. Hold the right hand string TIGHT. 2. ALWAYS TIE DOUBLE KNOTS!! 4. Repeat so you have a double knot. 3. Now take the same string you just tied (the one that had been on the far left) and tie double knots around each string. yellow = 3. Tie a knot about 1 ½ inches from the top. 3. 4 and then stop. 6. By the time you are finished the far left string will be on the right. 5. Fold the strings in half to make eight strings. 4. Now take the other string 1 from the far right and work towards the middle. 32 inches long each.1 Ex. Hold the 3rd string (next to the one on the far left) and tie double knots tightly around the 3rd string.3 . Use the string #1 from the right that you were just working with. Repeat so you have a double knot. 4.3 . ALWAYS TIE DOUBLE KNOTS!!! Going the other way 1. (left hand string goes behind the blue and over the green). Start on the far left again and do the same double knots. Now tie the two middles together. 64 inches long 1.) As they hang side-by-side. Hold the left hand string tight and knot the other around it. your shoe. Separate the strings and start at the left. 6. 3. The left hand string will be on the right side. Pull toward the left and pull snug. Hold the right hand string tight and knot the other behind it. 2.2 .Friendship Bracelets There is only one basic knot that you need to make a lot of bracelets. You should tie left to right. red = 4 3. Take two (different color) strings – tie a knot and pin it to something (the knee of your jeans. The Chevron Four stripes. This is the knot going left to right. You need to be able to tie it in TWO directions. black = 1.2 . 2. 5. Separate them in this order: 1 . ALWAYS TIE DOUBLE KNOTS!! The basic diagonal Stripe You need four colors. tablecloth. blue = 2. 4. Repeat steps ALWAYS beginning with the outside string working in towards the middle. 3. 2.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

She is given a squirt gun. elbow down. First team to fill container with water wins. but this was one of the most loved activities. The first team wins. fun obstacle course. Greco-Roman Wrestling: Girls from opposing teams leg wrestle each other on a mattress. Volleyball: A blindfolded balloon timed game of volleyball with miniature teams. Shot Put: Water-balloon toss. G. Sailing: Girls race each other to blow something lighter than a 500 lei coin (which didn’t work. Balance Beam: The team builds a human pyramid (on a mattress on the floor) which must remain standing for 5 seconds. Marksmanship: One of the two girls is the markswoman. each girl had to sign up for at least two activities and volunteers could sign up for more. anyway) out of a bowl filled with flour. the team must begin again. wins. She has paper taped to her clothing with varying point values. 800-Meter Relay: A Dizzy Lizzy relay race. and dumping it in another container. With teams of eight. An independent judge decides on the winning team. each girl spins around 8 times then runs down and back. Emphasize the silliness and de-emphasize the competition. Discus: Frisbee throw.Silly Olympiad Have the girls in teams come up with a team name and a cheer. Water Ballet: A relay race of girls balancing a cup of water on their heads. First team to complete. The first team wins. The true nature of each event should be kept a surprise until it the event is held.W. 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. lower for the stomach. One from each pair is given a banana. Soccer: Miniature teams play a timed game of soccer by blowing a ping pong ball on hands and knees. Best time wins. She tags her teammate to continue. Gymnastic Floor Exercise: Two girls create a human sculpture. The number of participants needed for each event from each team is indicated in the number in parentheses following the event name. *Decathlon: Use your creativity to come up with a ten-event. Freestyle Wrestling: Girls from opposing teams thumb wrestle each other. If it hits the floor. Best of three tries. With head down and hand on knees. The other is the target. etc. Girls must switch after the first lap. Whichever team completely finishes feeding/eating the banana first. Descriptions of events: Fencing: Two girls from each team sit facing each other. Horseracing: A piggy-back race.O. 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 .L. walking a distance. She must feed it to her teammate. High points for the forehead. wins. blindfolded.

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

Starting to smoke at a young age increases the chance of a smoking-related death and makes quitting more difficult. There are 1. to quit.SMOKING FACTS and INFORMATION Tobacco kills 3.000 per day. Tips for Quitting Smoking • • • • • Get daily exercise. 1 million of them women. which is 1/3 of the population over the age of 15. when inhaled. For more information. Nicotine is an addictive drug which.5 million people in the world every year. plus most cases of emphysema and chronic bronchitis. many of whom are children and adolescents. Tobacco companies must recruit through their marketing.lungusa. especially children. anxiety. Ask help from family and friends to keep you accountable and to have support. Nicotine withdrawal syndrome includes: nicotine craving. physically. Second-hand smoke is harmful to others. Nicotine makes smoking difficult. excitability. much of which targets women. 500. Drink lots of water. They are addictive and cause sickness and death. 90% of smokers began before the age of 21. Smokers have a 50% chance of dying by a tobacco-related illness. it is expected that 10 million people will die from tobacco-related illnesses. 50% of those who die from a tobacco-related illness do so before the age of 70.org. 1. irritability.000 deaths will eventually result. For every 1. reaches the brain quicker than an IV.000 are women.000 tons of tobacco produced. Cigarettes have 43 separate cancer-causing chemicals. nervousness. By 2020-2030. The median age of initiation into tobacco use in many countries is 15. 97 . difficulty concentrating and increased appetite. see www. light-headedness. Smoking is directly responsible for 87% of lung cancer cases.1 billion smokers in the world. Eat a balanced diet. or around 3. Get plenty of sleep. Responses are individual and could also include: sleepiness. one million new smokers per year. although its linkage to many social situations also makes it a difficult habit to break. 1/5 of smokers die early.

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

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

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

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

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

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

a burrito and a Barq’s Crossed again the light. made a beeline for the park The sky began to thunder. never do like I have done Shun that house in New Orleans They call the Rising Sun One foot on the platform. West Virginia Blue Ridge mountains. I’d hammer out warning I’d hammer out love between my brothers and my sisters all over this land. I’ve got hammer. I feel lucky today. 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. all over this land I’d ring out danger. I’m going back to New Orleans to wear the ball and chain. 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. West Virginia. Country Roads All my mem’ries gather ‘round her miner’s lady stranger to blue water Dark and dusty. painted on the sky Misty taste of moonshine teardrop in my eye Refrain I hear her voice. 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 feel lucky No tropical depression’s gonna steal my sun away MMM. gave my number to the clerk The pot’s 11 million. I’m a winner either way Mmmm I feel lucky today. I’d ring it in the morning I’d ring it in the evening. Going back to New Orleans. stumbled out of my rack I opened up the paper to the page in the back It only took a minute for my finger to find My daily dose of destiny under my sign My eyes just about popped out my head It said the stars are stacked against you girl Get back in bed I feel lucky. I feel lucky Think I’ll flip a coin. I’d sing it in the morning I’d sing it in the evening. If I had a bell. Shenandoah River Life is old there.Go tell my baby sister. I feel lucky yeah Hey Dwight. 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 your land This land is your land. Hey Lyle. to the place I belong. my race is almost run I’m going to spend the rest of my days beneath the Rising Sun. and the dust clouds rolling A voice was chanting as the fog was lifting 104 . Growing like a breeze Refrain: Country Road. so I called in sick to work I bought a pack of camels. If I had a hammer If I had a hammer. all over this land It’s a hammer of justice. 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. mountain momma. Yesterday Refrain I Feel Lucky Well. take me home. all over this land I’d hammer out danger. All over this land I’d sing out danger. then I was strolling And the wheat field waving. boys you don’t have to fight Hot go I feel lucky tonight I feel lucky. and I’ve got a bell And I’ve got a song to sing. Younger than the mountains. I woke up this morning. I’d sing out love between my brothers and my sisters all over this land Now. the other’s on the train. I’d sing out warning. I’d hammer in the morning I’d hammer in the evening. 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. take me home. 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.

merrily. 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. 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. merrily. 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. it’s early morn The taxi’s waiting.This land was made for and me. 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. And we’ll all have chicken and dumplings And we’ll all have chicken and dumplings when she comes Row. 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. when I Won’t have to leave you alone About the time I won’t have to say: Chorus 105 . I’ll sing for you When I come back. row. 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 your boat Gently down the stream Merrily. I hate to go. There’s so many times I’ve let you down So many times I’ve played around I tell you now. 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. 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. 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. row. 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. 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. row your boat Row. 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.

Yellow submarine In the town where I was born. ‘til we found the sea of green And we lived beneath the waves. a yellow submarine. lived a man who sailed the sea And he told us his life in the land of submarines So we sailed up to the sun. sea of green in our yellow submarine Chorus O Susana Oh I come from Alabama With a banjo on my knee 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 . 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. every one of us has all we need Sky of blue. in our yellow submarine Chorus: We all live in a yellow submarine. a yellow submarine And our friends are all on board.

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

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

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