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Peace Corps Girls Leading Our World GLOW Manual

Peace Corps Girls Leading Our World GLOW Manual

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

Contents

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

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

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

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

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

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

Investigate possible funding sources and begin application process (5 months prior) a. fundraisers d. 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. local NGO staff. Local sponsorships.com. Johnson and Johnson. McDonald’s. methods and training continue after you’re gone. Remember Murphy’s Law and plan for everything to take twice as long as you expect. Establish central committee of the camp counselors (6-9 months prior) a. Begin reading previous camp materials. b. wait list and rejection letters d. Starr Foundation. Look at these groups (web search) and you may be able to make some good connections: Social Venture Partners. (This manual!) b. 1. you need HCN’s!) 2. positions on executive boards…the whole relationship management bit. 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. (Romania and judet specific. especially the community service component. For the ªuncuiuº 2001 camp there was an environmental emphasis so one of the goals was an appreciation of Romania’s natural beauty. determine camper selection process. This information is required before you go to the County Camp Office to select a camp. Acceptance. (Teachers. Women’s philanthropic institution. You want this work to continue so pull in HCN’s to ensure that the materials. (Note: My friends and family sent me enough money for a weekend camp for 20 girls after receiving the letters. Determine focus of camp and get organized (4 months) a. write up supply lists: Some materials (marshmallows) may need to come from the States (or Hungary) so allow time for shipment. 5. c. Timeline: The further out you plan and get organized the better off you’ll be. have the campers write thank you notes to the donors. Consider direct appeal to family and friends in the US. Identify Host Country Nationals (HCN’s) to work with. (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. Discuss PC funding with Program manager. Neutrogena. To plan appropriate activities. b. Meeting with campers GOALS of the CAMP It is imperative that you know the goals of your camp before planning the activities and logistics. Send them back to your friends and family along with a note from you. Discuss goals for GLOW camp c. 3. Determine size of the camp and find approximate dates (5 months prior) a. Donation depot. Essay competition c. We encourage your group to develop different goals depending on the makeup of your group. determine first what the goals of your camp will be. c. clientele.) Send thank-you letters and pictures to everyone.) b. not just counterparts. just a comment that I wanted to do another camp in an email. 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.recruited HCN professionals and they assisted them via their connections. Develop Schedule. 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. THANK YOUs This is incredibly important. On the last day of camp. Goals for Camp GLOW Romania ♦ ♦ Boost Self reliance Encourage independent thinking 7 . Select Campers (2 months) a. Informational meetings b. Write up your report. other international and Romanian funders 4.

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

KINGA Saturday.6:30 PM .10:30 pm Dance (same) Limbo. Expect to learn d. 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 .5:30 Break 5:30 .Linda and John Include breaks 12:30 .6:30 pm Afternoon session Three rotating sessions Environmental Scavenger Hunt with Sam.9:30 Bonfire (Jen) Camp songs (John) 9:30 .1:30 pm Swimming. 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.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 .11:00 pm unwind Counselor have nightly meeting 11:00 pm Lights out 11:30 pm room check Counselor on duty .M.Kim Thursday.10:30 pm Unwind time in rooms Counselors nightly meeting 10:30 lights out 11:00 room check Counselor on duty . 2001 7:00 am Wakeup 7:30.7:00 PM team building with small (dorm room) groups Icebreakers (mike and Amy) Human Knot. Gherorege and Husi 7 PM dinner at the Camin (Anna’s schools dormitory) 8 PM Welcome (Anna) Girls from Ciuc arrive Icebreakers 1. Afraid of c.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 .luggage out in front of school.John and Anna Sports and yoga with Linda and Jen 7:00 .3:00 pm Lunch 3:00 . Go around in a circle and say your name and a food that you like that starts with the first letter of your name (Jen) 2.9:00 pm Cabin Cheer Contest 9-9:30 Camp songs (John) 9:30 .8:00 pm Dinner 8:00 .9:45 pm Journal 10:00 . dreams and fears (Linda) Break into small groups and draw what you are a.1:00 Morning Session Self Esteem and Values .Amy (15 minutes) Attitudes and Stereotypes .3:00 Lunch and rest 3:00 . confirm that this is a possibility) 2:00 .JEN Sunday. July 11 6:30 am Wakeup 7:00 . July 7 7 AM wake up 8 A.Campers arrive in Ciuc from Sft.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 .2:00 pm Lunch 2:00 pm . bathroom.3:30 pm Lunch Three alternating activities Team building with Mike Friendship bracelets and Hair ties . spider Web.10:30campers unwind time Counselors nightly meetings 10:30 Lights out 11:00 PM room check Counselor on Night duty .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.8:00 am Breakfast 8:00 am stretching with Linda and Jen 8:00 am . Mapping out your hopes. swing lessons 10:30 .8:30 Dinner and journals 8:30 . July 10.8:00 pm Dinner 8:00 .8:30 PM Dinner 8:30 -10:00 PM Present cabin identity Camp songs (john) and games (Amy) Journals 10:00 .Jen and Sam Include Breaks 1:30 . Kim and Amy Team building with Mike Yoga/Friendship Bracelets with Linda and John 6:30 . Looking forward to b. July 9 7:00 am Wakeup 7:30 . breakfast 9a m girls from Ciuc arrive at Camin 9:30 . load bus.11:15 am goal setting session .Kim 11:30 .2 pm Hike and Picnic Group game during hike (Mike) Counselor to stay behind with girls who refuse to go??) 9 . attendance 10 am leave for Sovata 1:00 PM campers arrive 1:30 .8:30 am Breakfast 8:45 am Announcements 9:00 . Who’s who guessing game Create cabin identity 7:00 .12:30 pm Morning Session Introduction to Leadership .

Anna 6:30.9:00 pm Sex and Relationships discussion (optional for campers) 9:00 .11:00unwind Counselors meeting 11:00 lights out 11:30 Room check Counselors on duty .8:00 dinner 8:00 . Others need to be sent from the States (marshmallows for s’mores for example – but I’ve found them in Hungary also. they’re easily shippable!) We suggest asking local stores and businesses to donate to the camp and help with the provision of these supplies. July 14. 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 . mention box of questions again 9:00 .10:00 pm Talent show preparation 10:00 .3:30 pm Evaluation session 3:30 . 2. The number of misunderstandings rise exponentially during the camp so avoiding any during the negotiation process is imperative.10:30 sharing experiences of Camp GLOW 10:30 . Get all the required additional papers that list the shots the students have had.8:30 Breakfast 8:45 am Announcements 9:00 . July 12 7:00 am Wake up 7:30 . 2001 7:00 am Wakeup 7:30 . John Jar decoration . Camp Selection This can be a tricky deal.10:00 Cleanup and pack 10:00 . Document.2:00 Lunch 2:00 . verify and re-verify all information even if the camp office in your judet assures you it is all okay.8:30 Breakfast 8:30 .Anna and Kinga (include breaks) 12:30. huge lunch.10:00 pm journals 10:00 .8:00 pm Dinner 8:00 .Ana and Laura Wednesday. then you’re in business and skip to #9. take a HCN with you.6:30pm clean up 6:30 .10:30unwind Counselors 10:30 pm lights out 11:00 pm room check Counselor on duty .12:30 community service .9:00 Talent show 9:00 . 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. jokes.6:00 Tie dye T-shirts. You might be given a camp that is out of your judet.) including camp size (number of students and counselors. Check on medical forms that area required for campers and counselors. Many of these supplies can be found in Romania.3:00 pm Break 3:00 . 3.Sam Tuesday.9:30 Journals 9:30 .2:00 . but most people work through the Ministry. 1.10:30 pm unwind time in dorm rooms 10:30 lights out 11:00 room check Counselor on duty .2:00 pm Lunch 2:00 .9:45 pm buffet o’ fun (Linda Storytelling. etc.10:30 Closing Human chair Sharing bell Ghost handout Sharing Bell Supplies As each activity is developed a list of supplies can be generated. If you are lucky enough to work with a private group that has a chalet.) Note: Even if you speak Romanian like a native.) A sample supply list is in the appendix. 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. As soon as you have a camp also keep in contact with the camp office of the actual judet where your camp is located. ALSO for your and your counterparts (makes life a lot easier!) Make sure they get signed and stamped by the schools! 4. As they’re really light. July 13 7:00 am wakeup 7:30 .Linda Monday. most of the camps (the physical buildings) are controlled by the county Ministry of Education. In Romania.8:30 am Breakfast 8:45 announcements.12:30 Decision making . weird human tricks 9:45 .Amy (include breaks) 12:30 . 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.6:00 pm GLOW Olympics 6:00 .6:00 pm Trip to lake for swimming (confirm times) 6:30 . swimming.8:00 pm Dinner 8:00 .

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

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

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

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

Counselors were also asked to do the same thing. These groups were different from the cabin groups. but every counselor was on duty as far as maintaining order at camp. Campers were requested to wear their nametags at all times so that we could call them by their names rather than.). We did not allow girls to switch rooms. safety pins and string. we took large sheets of white paper. Posting the Schedule Each night the schedule was finalized by the counselors in their early nightly meeting and posted. We left a package of markers out near the wall.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. 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. (ªuncuiuº 2001 used colored index cards.) 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. If the girls missed hearing an important announcement. One camp had one major situation that was handled as a group but that was a clear violation of our no smoking rule and the girl was sent home. 15 . and they were responsible for checking the schedule. and the campers signed until their hearts’ content. but it proved to be very successful by the end of the camp. “HEY YOU! Girl in the blue shirt. door decorating. made the counselors put up a sheet for themselves. We ended the morning announcements with a quote read by a counselor or a camper. These discussion groups also met in the afternoons and went through the team-building exercises together. This proved very successful as the team-building activities followed up on themes that were discussed in the morning. We divided it up into “puzzle” shaped pieces and had each camper write her name on a piece. We told the campers that this affirmation wall was a way to express positive things we thought of others at the camp. 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. the talent show on the last night had each room presenting their ‘talent’ as a room.) 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. 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. Rules and Discipline One counselor was in charge of major discipline offenses. This really wasn’t much of an issue because the girls developed the rules themselves for the camp and they were very eager. these groups can be used as chore teams or meal groups (if you have to eat in shifts.” Other announcements were made at this time by counselors and campers. Only positive messages were allowed. etc. One of our goals was to have girls meet girls from other regions – recognizing that ‘everyone is the same’. it was written down and placed on the schedule. In the evening there were several activities that encouraged bonding of the cabin groups (cabin cheer. as we wanted them to get to know as many people as possible. Morning Announcements and Quote Each morning prizes were given out for the winning room(s) that were asleep at “Lights Out. on the third day of the camp. Affirmation Wall GOAL: fun and positive reinforcement What? When? Who? How? In the hallway of our dorm. This also helped us to encourage the girls to be responsible for being on time. (Note: it’s a good idea each night for the counselors to read the wall and change any negative comments into positive ones.) 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. As soon as they got off the bus/train they were given a nametag that had their room number. For the ªuncuiuº 2001 camp. And it gave us flexibility to change the schedule if we had to. A list of quotes is provided in the Appendix. come here!”. We put 5 or so girls from different communities into groups. This was not very popular at first as many of the girls had bonded on the trip and wanted to stay together. The girls were always interested in knowing what was going to happen next and we often left the schedule mysterious to pique their interest. Name Tags Discussion Groups One of the main ways that we divided the girls up was into small discussion groups. Messages could be written anonymously or signed. name and their discussion group sticker on it.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

During the camp. 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. Input and advice will be solicited from other PCV’s who have successfully organized such camps. while letters to friends and family are projected to be sent out will be sent out in late February and early March.15 $74. COST BREAKDOWN/BUDGET Other sources will cover HCN Outdoor Trainers. Kelly Sweeney (PCV) and Paul Iacobas. some $600 has already been raised through Friends and Family. each evening the management team and all training staff will meet to review the activities of the day.. outdoor activities equipment rental including: kayaks. detailing the activities of the camp and its success or failure. July 14. lights out Day 6: Friday. CRSE will donate meeting and organizational space. presentation supplies. 2001 Breakfast Morning session: teambuilding Lunch Afternoon session: outdoor activities Dinner Leadership training session Bonfire Quiet time. Proposals to various foundations will be sent out in late February.50 $7. such as Rotary Clubs.00 E. journals.38 $120. Paul Iacobas and his staff will be asked to write a report. 2001 Breakfast Closing session: wrap-up Departure The budget for the GLOW camp will be supplemented by donations from the Peace Corps Partnership Program.00 $3. For our goal of using the camp as a trial run for the eco-tourism project. 24 . Attached is a full budget with breakdowns for the project. T-shirts. Sources of Funding Summary: Peace Corps SPA Peace Corps Partnership Program Other Donors Friends and Family CRSE HCN’s PCV’s Total Budget: $1. (PCV). friends and family.505. Evaluation We have planned several different evaluations of the camp.65 $866.. etc.028. transportation for business leaders panel. July 12. will work together in order to insure the timeline is being followed and to make alterations to the schedule if needed. activities supplies. etc. lights out Day 5: Thursday. lights out Day 7: Saturday. office space. transportation for campers and PCV’s. Nurse.77 To date. F. harnesses.495.62 $247. equipment and supplies. expenses of additional HCN volunteers as well as Paul Iacobas’s salary.62 $190.00 $783. and foundations.160. 2001 Breakfast Morning session: creative activities Lunch Afternoon session: outdoor activities: Dinner Leadership training Talent Show Quiet time. preparation costs such as. July 11. film and developing. July 13. printing and copying and miscellaneous. the management team of Janet Hughes. telephone. lamps. The Peace Corps Partnership Proposal will be sent for approval to the PC Romania office in early February. coveralls. printing costs. MONITORING AND EVALUATION Monitoring To monitor the planning of the camp. HCN volunteers.85 $665. and other funders. 2001 Breakfast Morning session: Outdoor activities Lunch Afternoon session: Leadership training activities Dinner Creative activities Quiet time.00 $1. use of facilities and meals for one week.Day 4: Wednesday.00 $414.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

000 135 2 2.000 250.500.000 granola bars 10.069.750 36 changes: # of guides from 3 to 4.000 625.000 journals 30.000 3 32 5.000 misc: postage.500.000 for campfire outdoor Rental 500.000 25. Mike) bananas = 20 100. Paul.000 9.000 60.610. 2-3 others (Reka.Glow camp weekend original budget accomodation Food Transportation: bus Rental equipment guides Ice cave entrance fee total cost 60.000 flipchart paper 50. 1.235. Monica.000 1.000 Food 60.000 equipment copies: songsheet.000 6 30 1.000 1 2 100.000 1 25 750.000.000 Ice cave entrance fee 15.000 4.400.760.000 Price per girl (20) 1. 20 girls.860. Annamaria.800.000 1 1 500.5 4 1. Kelly S.000 34 .000 cook from village 200.000 500.000 t shirts 80.000 # of nights 2 3 270 1 1 1 # of people 25 25 2 1 3 25 3. increase in counselors from 3 to 8.000 1 30 1.000 1 25 375.000 20 25 500.000 3 1 600.000 1 30 2.395.000 sessions guides 250. wood 50.500.000 2 25 3.000 14.000 500.000 4.000 glow camp weekend 2 (as of sept 10) cost # of nights # of people Lei accomodation 60.000. Kathie.000 Transportation: bus 9.000 total 21.000 750. Janet.

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self-esteem. May 5th at 5 PM at Liceul Octavian Goga. so a level of English proficiency is needed. HOW MUCH DOES IT COST? NOTHING!!! This camp is FREE OF CHARGE to all participants. ALL interested girls will be considered.individual situations can be discussed after acceptance.Summer Camp For GIRLS!! Call for Applicants WHERE: Sovata.112. 1999 WHO: Girls in grades 8 through 11 MORE INFORMATION… WHAT IS CAMP GLOW? Camp GLOW is a camp dedicated to girls’ leadership development. goal setting and career development. 37 . Camp GLOW offers an opportunity for these young women to openly discuss their opinions regarding themselves. June 7th. paper will be provided. HOW MUCH ENGLISH DO I NEED? Camp Glow is customarily conducted mainly in English.116. the girls also participate in a variety of team games. In addition to these activities. Mures WHEN:. HOW DO I APPLY? *** All interested girls (grades 8-11) are asked to attend a short essay competition on Wednesday.Camp GLOW . ANY MORE QUESTIONS?? If you have more questions. *** 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. the world and the future of both together. These essays will be read by a panel of volunteers from around Romania and will be used to determine acceptance to the camp. *** Applicants will be notified of their acceptance to the camp by Monday. songs and campfire fun. please still apply .July 7-14.570 or at home 115.000 lei will be RETURNED to you at the end of the camp!!! If this money is a problem. A deposit of 150. please contact Anna Clark at Liceul Octavian Goga . Girls in grades 8-11 participate in group activities focusing on teamwork. This does NOT mean that students must have a fluency in English or be at the top of their class. sports.

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

Any More Questions?

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

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CAMP GLOW
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.

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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)

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

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

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

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

2001 8:00 – 9:00 am Breakfast 9:00 – 11:30 Assertive. aggressive 12:00 – 1:00 Lunch 1:00 – 3:00 Rock climbing/team building 4:00 – 6:00 Values. October 11. 2001 3:00 pm depart for Girda (3 hours.10:00 pm campfire. October 2001 Thursday 6:30-9: Introduction. leadership chat. Janet) 8:30 . songs Sunday.Schedule for weekend glow camp – Gîrda. October 15. Closing comments 45 .8:30 pm sex talk (Kathie. I can’t funeral. 2001 6:30 – 9:00 pm CRSE office Self esteem.1 Pm lunch 1:00 pm . icebreakers. body image discussion Evaluation.6:30 pm pack up and head out 7:00 pm departure 10:00 pm arrival back at CRSE Tuesday. hike to Ice Cave 6:00 . icebreakers. 135 kilometers) from CRSE office 7:00 Dinner 8:00 – 9:30 Attitudes discussion continues 9:30 – 10:30 pm campfire. October 12. passive. October 14. songs Saturday. October 16th. 2001 CRSE 6:30 – 9:00 pm CRSE office Introduction. 2001 8-9 am breakfast 9 am .6:00 pm. 6:00 – 7:00 dinner 7:00 . Thursday. Cinderella. leadership chat. start Cinderella Friday.12 Noon Decision making 12 N .

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

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

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

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

Day 1 Hike to Hungarian Cave (Pestera Unguru Mare) After dinner rule making session. snacks.we want these to be anonymous to encourage you to tell us what you really think. food. etc. 5. 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. 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. 7. train rides. 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.larger or smaller?. How did you benefit from each session? Do NOT write your name . not only here in Romania but throughout the world! Keep it up! 50 . 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. 6. 8. free time.) What advice do you have for future camps . what you liked and what you didn’t like.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

” write a 3. I would rather make less money at a job in which I choose my own work than make more money at a job in which someone tells me what to do. 96. 93. 104. 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. I’d like to make a movie that people would think is beautiful. For example.” write a 0. If I could. and above “Not True. Above the words “Sometimes True” write a 6. When all the lines have been completed. 97. 102. write the numerical value of the response you selected. 100. Turn back to the first page of this exercise. I do not like being alone very much.” write a 9 on the line next to the number 1. 95. total the numerical responses under each heading. I do not like to take risks with money. Above the words “Very True. 101. if for number 1 you selected “Very True. I like thinking of something that has never been done before.92. 99. I would not look. 103. 98. Do the same for each page of the survey. above “I Do Not Know. If a teacher accidentally left the test answers where I could see them. I like to take charge of organizing activities. I like people to ask me for my opinion when trying to decide the best way to handle a situation.” write a 9. found in the section “Money and Wealth” below. People should contribute small amounts of money to be used to decorate public buildings. 94. I would not like a job in which I traveled a lot and could not have a lasting relationship. For which category is your total the highest? A description of each category follows this page. it is important for other people to know. I think saving money for the future is important. When I have done something I’m proud of.

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

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

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

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

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

but I’d rather not. Situation 8 Your parents want you to attend the same university they went to. __ Well. I but I need to make my own decision. __ I really ought to be going. __ You always try to run my life! I’ve had it! __ If you’re sure that is best. Situation 2 Several friends at a party ask you to try drugs. Situation 9 You are talking to your boyfriend and realize that if you done leave immediately you will be late for work.Aggressive. Situation 5 Your friend wants to copy your homework and you believe that copying is wrong. __ I think I’m qualified and would like to be nominated for student council. You are not busy that night. I’m busy. but you would rather go somewhere else. Let’s go to a movie instead. be sure to change the words some. __ I worked hard on this and I want full credit for the assignment. __ Don’t nominate Sarah! She’s a creep! __ You think to yourself. so we’ll get together after I’m done with work. __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 do not want to go although you care for him very much. __ What? Sorry. He wants to keep talking. __ Not go to that school 68 . They do not feel being a mechanic is a reasonable occupation for a woman. __ You cheated me out of 10 points on this problem! __ I’ve discovered an error in the way my test was corrected. He is the first one to ask you. OK. I already have a date. __ You’re all male chauvinistic pigs. 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. __ I’ll think about what you have said. __ Oh no you don’t! You’re making me late for work! __ I know you want to talk more. You’ll probably be surprised one day at what I can do. but you don’t want to do it. “I hope someone nominates me…” Situation 7 Someone you do not want to go out with asks you to dance. __ Thanks for asking. Situation 3 Your teacher has made a mistake grading your exam. okay. __ 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 don’t want to take the chance on getting caught. __My cousin’s coming from out of town and I have to be with her. I can anything you can do – only better! __ I want to learn to be a mechanic. just his once won’t hurt? __ Are you crazy? What do you want to that for? __ No thanks. assertive. 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. __ Well. or passive? Situation 1 You have a lot of homework to do and your mother asks you to do the dishes. __ That’s Cheating!! Situation 6 You would like to be nominated for the student council. __ I’m sorry. __ Why don’t you do the dishes? Can’t you see I have tons of homework? __ All right. I really don’t want to try that.

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

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

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

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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. 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. Got to tend the earth if I you want a rose! Verse 2 Had a lot of good intentions Sit around for fifty years and collect a pension Not seeing the road to hell and just where it starts But. I have a gift to bring Refrain 79 .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. destination is my community And a street person my responsibility If I have a care in the world. Life is more than a vision The sweetest part is acting up and making a decision Start seeing the whole as a sum of its parts Refrain Verse 3 My life is part of a global life I found myself becoming more immobile When I think of a little girl in the world can’t do anything But.

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

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

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

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

Each person should only whisper what he/ she heard. Finish by suggesting that participants think. They should then re-enact the argument between them in mime. look elsewhere.” Each pair should also choose an animal. such as. Ask every participant to close his/her eyes. Children must close their eyes. Everyone followed the instructions correctly. Process the exercise. only using their bodies and faces.Telephone: Communication Ask everyone to stand in a circle or a line. one for each participant. such as eye contact. whistle. animals. Bring out a piece of flip chart paper (or plain paper) and ask the remaining people to agree on a picture. about the ways they use their own bodies to say things to one another. Now separate the groups—all mothers on one side of the room and all children on the other side. The picture could include. With their eyes closed. Then hide the picture and ask someone to call the five volunteers back to the group. Thank the five volunteers. Ask participants what this exercise can show us. and so forth. compare it with the original picture. They should be torn in many different ways. the person to your left should be the final one to receive it. but the listener should stop listening completely. Give the pair a few minutes to work on this. Folding Paper Game : Communication Skills/Perceptions You will need sheets of paper for this game. She/he could yawn. Remind them not to peek! Now ask them to open their eyes and unfold their pieces of paper. are quite different. Mothers will make the animal sound while moving about the room. Body Language: Communication Skills Divide group into pairs. with no words. One should describe to the other an event in his/her life which made him/her feel very happy. Next tear off the lower left-hand corner. The important thing is that he/she should no longer listen although the speaker will continue telling the story. After a couple of minutes. turn around. We often think we are saying something clearly to someone. She/he should then try to draw the picture as he/she understands it to look from the description. and so on. and positions. There should be some interesting differences. Point out how easy it can be for us to know what is going on in general through what we do with our bodies. This volunteer must then describe the picture in words to the second volunteer.Afternoon activities Communication Skills Mother-Child Trust Call: Communication. only to discover later that what we meant. Ask participants how they felt as speakers telling their story to a willing. a friend. The pair should first establish the two characters and their relationship. the children must try to find and touch their mothers. Listening Pairs : Communication Skills Divide participants into pairs. and two or three people to draw it. Point out other types of body language between people. Then ask everyone to return to the larger group. One volunteer is then shown the picture for about a minute. for example. he/she should be handed a new piece of paper and some markers/pencils. the speaker should continue to describe his/her happy experience. At this stage. Ask for five volunteers to leave the training area for a few minutes. displaying them to the other participants. She/he should receive no help from the rest of the group! When she/he is finished. Then ask participants to do the following: Fold their paper in half. distance between people. “How many people like to work in the garden?” or “I wish I could walk to the river. Make them promise to keep their eyes shut! Hand each participant a sheet of paper. Pass the Picture : Communication Skills// Perceptions This is another good warm-up to illustrate different people’s perceptions of what they hear. Trust Ask the participants to divide into pairs. Pick out two pairs whose scenes looked particularly clear. but the results were different. One point is to show everyone how even simple instructions can mean very different things to different people. Tear off the bottom right–hand corner of the paper. Encourage them to think how they might use their bodies differently in different contexts to convey different messages to people. Think of a phrase to whisper beforehand. When the fifth volunteer has heard a description of the picture. interested listener compared with telling it to a bad listener. and what they understood. They should not make it too complicated. The original phrase is usually very different from the final product! Discuss how this relates to communication skills. or anyone that developed into an argument. Then fold the paper in half again. yell “Stop!” At this stage. This person whispers it to the person to his/her right and so on all the way around the circle. who in turn describes it to the third volunteer. Ask him/her to say it out loud. a house. Point out that it is often much harder than we suppose for us all to understand things in the same way. you ask the listeners to stop listening. Finally. when the phrase has been whispered all around the circle. 84 . The pairs should select one person to be the “mother” and one to be the “child. the speaker and listener should change roles and do the exercise again. Rumors. Ask members of the audience to tell the story the pair is acting out. Repeat with the second pair. and he/she is not allowed to ask for the phrase to be repeated. Ask the first pair to re-enact its scene in the middle of the circle. The listener should say nothing but just concentrate hard on hearing what is being said. Whisper this line quietly to the person to your right. over the next few days and weeks. Each pair should think of a discussion that one of them has had with their spouse. The “mother” should make the sound that the animal makes so the child will know the mother’s voice.” or any other line. 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Ask the walker to give a running commentary on what he/she is seeing and how his/her vision of the volunteer changes. Choose another part of the body. not what they know is there. such as the arms. Ask someone standing directly to the side of the volunteer the same question.” 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.Shout. Ask everyone to answer at all times according to what they can actually see from their own position. label different parts of the room according to the choices and ask people to choose by standing in that area of the room. 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. but this time. Ask one volunteer to stand in the middle. Ask her/him to stand still. Variation: For the questions in which they are to chose a response. when your name is called again. ask participants to consider how our perspective on a situation shapes our understanding of it. Explain to all participants that you are going to ask some questions. ask one participant to walk around the whole circle. facing the same way through the questions and answers which are to follow. When your name gets called again. Explain that you are going tocall out someone’s name as you cross the circle towards that person.violent direct action d) Blow up withdraw from conflict f) give in g) stand firm. that person should call out someone else’s name who should then move. Whisper. Continue until. Invite them to explain why they are standing where they are. Go through the same questions with three different people. whisper the name of the person you choose next and ask everyone else to whisper too when it is their turn. 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. continue with the game. Fixed Positions: Different Perspectives on Life This exercise encourages participants to realize that our perspectives on things are based on who we are and our own personal experiences. Finally. She or he should then move from her/his position in the circle to the place where you were standing. Finally. Then. After everyone sits down. Then place someone else in the middle. everyone has had a chance. Ask participants to stand in a circle. what can you do to close the gap? a) avoid conflict at all costs b) negotiate c) non. and so on. say that this time the name of the next person must be sung out. looking at the volunteer and perceiving him/her from all angles. Sing! Communication Ask participants to stand in a circle. How can we give ourselves a more complete picture more of the time? In what way can we relate this exercise to our everyday experience? Beetles and Butterflies Objectives: To facilitate a discussion about conflict Group Size: 5-15 Materials: the quote and questions Directions: Read this quote: “Beetles don’t argue with butterflies. Ask someone standing in front of the volunteer: “How many eyes has he/she got?” Ask someone standing behind the volunteer the same question. 85 .

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

Tie a knot about ½ inch to 1 inch from the top forming a loop. Pull toward the left and pull snug. 2. 5. all different colors. Pull the knots tight. 2. red = 4 3. ALWAYS TIE DOUBLE KNOTS!!! Going the other way 1.4 . Use the string #1 from the right that you were just working with. 3. ALWAYS TIE DOUBLE KNOTS!! The basic diagonal Stripe You need four colors. 4. your shoe. Tie a knot about 1 ½ inches from the top. yellow = 3. 6. By the time you are finished the far left string will be on the right. You need to be able to tie it in TWO directions. Repeat steps ALWAYS beginning with the outside string working in towards the middle.2 .Friendship Bracelets There is only one basic knot that you need to make a lot of bracelets. Hold the left hand string tight and knot the other around it. Repeat so you have a double knot. 25 inches long each 1. 3. 4.4 . Take two (different color) strings – tie a knot and pin it to something (the knee of your jeans.) As they hang side-by-side.1 Ex. Hold the 3rd string (next to the one on the far left) and tie double knots tightly around the 3rd string. 2. Hold the right hand string TIGHT. 87 . This is the knot going left to right. This is the knot going RIGHT to LEFT. tying double knots right to left. 2. 64 inches long 1. 4.” 1. The Chevron Four stripes. Now take the other string 1 from the far right and work towards the middle. Now take the same string you just tied (the one that had been on the far left) and tie double knots around each string. (left hand string goes behind the blue and over the green). Repeat so you have a double knot.3 .3 . Hold the right hand string tight and knot the other behind it. The left hand string will be on the right side. 6. 3. Separate the strings and start at the left. 32 inches long each. Pull toward the right and hold snug. 4 and then stop. ALWAYS TIE DOUBLE KNOTS!! 4. Separate them in this order: 1 . Keep going until the bracelet is as long as you would like. Now tie the two middles together. blue = 2. black = 1. 3. call the string on the right the “right hand string” and the one on the left the “left hand string. You should tie left to right. Start on the far left again and do the same double knots. 5. Fold the strings in half to make eight strings.2 . Tie the first string 1 to 2. tablecloth.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

org. There are 1. although its linkage to many social situations also makes it a difficult habit to break. Nicotine is an addictive drug which.SMOKING FACTS and INFORMATION Tobacco kills 3.000 per day. much of which targets women. nervousness. plus most cases of emphysema and chronic bronchitis. For every 1. which is 1/3 of the population over the age of 15. 1. one million new smokers per year. For more information. They are addictive and cause sickness and death. or around 3.000 tons of tobacco produced. physically. Tobacco companies must recruit through their marketing. Get plenty of sleep. 97 . anxiety. excitability. when inhaled. 1/5 of smokers die early. 1 million of them women. 50% of those who die from a tobacco-related illness do so before the age of 70.000 are women. Second-hand smoke is harmful to others. By 2020-2030. Ask help from family and friends to keep you accountable and to have support. Smoking is directly responsible for 87% of lung cancer cases. Cigarettes have 43 separate cancer-causing chemicals. especially children. Drink lots of water. many of whom are children and adolescents.5 million people in the world every year. Tips for Quitting Smoking • • • • • Get daily exercise. it is expected that 10 million people will die from tobacco-related illnesses. light-headedness. see www.lungusa.000 deaths will eventually result. Nicotine withdrawal syndrome includes: nicotine craving. to quit. Starting to smoke at a young age increases the chance of a smoking-related death and makes quitting more difficult. Eat a balanced diet. Smokers have a 50% chance of dying by a tobacco-related illness. reaches the brain quicker than an IV.1 billion smokers in the world. Nicotine makes smoking difficult. The median age of initiation into tobacco use in many countries is 15. 500. irritability. 90% of smokers began before the age of 21. difficulty concentrating and increased appetite. Responses are individual and could also include: sleepiness.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

a yellow submarine. ‘til we found the sea of green And we lived beneath the waves. 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 . a yellow submarine And our friends are all on board. 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.Yellow submarine In the town where I was born. in our yellow submarine Chorus: We all live in a yellow submarine. every one of us has all we need Sky of blue.

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

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

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