By Natalie Shoemaker, Advancement Coordinator

Camp CEO just finished up this weekend and with it girls walked away from a fun weekend full of fun activities and an introspective learning experience.

This camp is different from most–I mean, it has a name which may resonate more with parents than with kids. But despite this barrier, I had a chance to meetup with many girls who have made Camp CEO their yearly, weekend retreat in August.

But like many of the girls attending Camp CEO for the first time, I didn’t quite know what to expect. But I walked away with a much clearer understanding of its value to young girls.

At its core, this program is meant to show girls that they can lead in a fun, safe environment. Being in a leadership role is a heavy task and requires a person to understand the people their working with as well as themselves.

Rather than lecturing the girls about these lessons, the mentors asked them to experience the value through listening exercises and tests to discover themselves. One of these exercises was True Colors:

Have a story from camp you’d like to share? Tell us about it. Email information nshoemaker@gsnypenn.org.

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