Rosie’s Girls is a camp for middle school girls that builds self-esteem, leadership, and physical confidence through exploration of the trades and other non-traditional activities. Santa Monica's unique program combines creative expression and physical challenges with civic engagement. Participants go behind the scenes in various parts of the City to see what it takes to make Santa Monica run. Rosies's Girls has been recognized for excellence by the California Park and Recreation Society and the League of California Cities.
Rosie's Girls Spring Challenge 2014 "There's More To Me Than What You See" project and one week unique camp experience building strong girls is coming in April. Rosie's Girls alumnae are paired with 5th grade girls to introduce them to the Rosie's Girls experience. Older girls work side-by-side with younger girls on fun, hands-on projects in carpentry and welding, creative expression, physical challenges and leadership development. Girls are encouraged to develop and strengthen their capacities and confidence in an atmosphere that is fun, supportive and positive. The alumnae are girls who have participated in Rosie's Girls for at least one summer and are interested in leading and being role models for incoming Rosie's Girls.
Dates: April 7-11, 2014
Fees: $390 residents, $495 non-residents
Materials Fee: An additional $25 is payable upon registration. Financial Assistance is not applicable to the materials fee.
Whether in a shop or applied to "real world" projects, trades activities offer an unusual and especially powerful vehicle for girls to develop a broader sense of themselves and their capabilities. Trades activities challenge girls to learn self-reliance, expand their math and science skills, develop new areas of physical confidence, expand the range of careers they might envision for themselves, and push past preconceived limitations.