EmBe Girl Ignited™ Leadership Camp

EmBe Girl Ignited™ Leadership Camp2022-02-11T11:16:15-06:00

Project Description

Summer 2022 Camp Information coming soon!


For more information or questions, please contact Allison Sinning at 605.336.3660 or asinning@embe.org.


Learn to be a future #LADYBOSS

 EmBe’s Girls Ignited™ Leadership Camp gives girls in grades 3 – 5 an opportunity to learn and practice leadership through a four-day summer camp experience. They’ll be given the opportunity to meet, witness in action, and engage in conversation with women in our community in leadership roles and who have have chosen non-traditional career paths. Girls also will learn leadership and team building skills and participate in the Real Colors Personality Assessment, giving the girls an opportunity to learn about themselves and how to communicate with others around them. The girls will create Dream boards  to set goals and continue working towards those. The girls will also learn from professionals in personal finance, and have opportunities to learn about giving back in community service.

Girl Ignited Leadership Camp will be combined with Camp GOTR for Summer 2021!

Dates: June 14 – 17, 2021
              June 28 – July 1, 2021
Location & Times: McKennan Park & EmBe Downtown, 8:30 am – 4:3o pm
Participants:  3rd – 5th grade girls (for girls entering 3rd, 4th and 5th grades in 2021-2022 academic year)
Cost: $133.13 – tax included

Camp GOTR combines everything that makes the Girls on the Run program effective with all the fun of camp! During the 4-day camp, rising 3rd – 5th grade girls will enjoy building friendships in a fun and inclusive setting that includes interactive games, being physically active, and expressing creativity through arts and crafts and storytelling. Led by qualified Girls on the Run coaches, Camp GOTR provides a one-of-a-kind opportunity for all girls, including girls with a disability, to develop self-confidence, have fun with friends, and learn life skills they can use now and as they grow. Girls are invited to participate in Camp GOTR, regardless of whether or not they have participated in Girls on the Run during the school year.

During camp, girls will go through our ‘Girls Have Heart’ curriculum. Throughout the week, girls will have fun exploring friendships with activities designed to discover what makes a good friend and how to be a good friend to others. Girls will move, build, create, write, discuss, connect, and laugh all while participating in games and activities that will leave them feeling confident and appreciated by their teammates. The girls will spend the afternoon meeting local female leaders and learning about leadership and career opportunities in Sioux Falls.

What to bring:
Each camper will be required to bring a sack lunch.  A light snack will be provided in the afternoon.

The Women in IT Program at Citi: learned how advancement in technology is shaping our world all starting in Sioux Falls

Stephanie Herseth-Sandlin (former US Congresswoman) & Olympia Scott (former WNBA athlete): empowered to follow our dreams

The GEAR Center at The University Center: visited with nationally recognized researchers working on tissue scaffolding to replace live organ donation

The Teddy Bear Den, The Banquet & various other local non-profits where we discuss the importance of serving our communities and also gave our time helping with a project

Click Rain (internet marketing): visited with the owner and staff sharing their story and how to positively market yourself, personal branding, personal website design

Sanford Promise Lab: met with females in research at Sanford and toured the facility

Melissa Johnson, owner of Oh My Cupcakes! and other locally owned small businesses: toured and learned the process of operating your own business

Sioux Falls Police Women, Sioux Falls Fire Women, City Council Women and County Professionals: toured city and county facilities learning about local, state and national government operations

Dr. Rosemary Erickson, Athena Research Corporation: forensic scientist, sharing her experiences working around the US and the importance of self awareness

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