About Camp GOTR
Camp GOTR provides a one-of-a-kind opportunity for girls of all abilities to develop self-confidence and learn life skills they can use now and as they grow. Girls will enjoy building friendships in a fun and inclusive setting that includes interactive lessons, being physically active, and expressing creativity through arts and crafts and storytelling. Led by caring and qualified Girls on the Run coaches, our camp combines the best of the Girls on the Run program with all the fun of camp!
Why It Matters
Girls face social pressures and conflicting messages about how they should act and who they should be. Studies show that by adolescence, girls’ confidence drops about twice as much as boys’. Friendships become more complicated and challenging, girls’ perception of their academic ability declines, the likelihood of anxiety and depression increases and participation in physical activity plummets. It doesn’t have to be this way. We believe that every girl is inherently full of power and potential. By knowing they are the leaders of their lives, these are the girls who will change the world.
What Girls Learn
Specific skills include:
- How to make new friends
- Identifying characteristics in a good friend
- Being a good friend
- Resolving conflict
- Recognizing emotions in themselves and others.
Teams of 20-40 girls meet for one week for a half day camp.
See our program in action! Click here for a Sample Lesson.
2021 Summer Program
This summer, we will be offering three Camp GOTR programs. All camps will run Saturdays from 9 am - 1 pm, from May 29-June 26. Locations are:
- Hillsborough - YMCA Camp Christina (Riverview)
- Pasco - Seven Oaks Club House (Wesley Chapel)
- Pinellas - Sawgrass Lake Park (St. Pete)