Mar 27, 2010

Journey 2010

Journey 2010

Journey 2010 Accepting Applications for Summer Program

Sponsored by the Women's Giving Circle of Howard County

The Women's Giving Circle of Howard County is accepting applications for its residential summer camp, Journey 2010. The camp will include 40 girls entering 8th -9th grade in the fall of 2010. Maryland Leadership Workshops, Inc. (MLW) will operate Journey, as it has since its inception.

The Women's Giving Circle is an organization of women philanthropists dedicated to addressing the needs of women and girls in Howard County. MLW has been providing leadership training programs for middle and high school students in the state of Maryland for over 50 years.

Journey will run from Sunday, June 27 - Saturday, July 3 at Washington College in Chestertown, MD. The girls will live in the college dorms, eat in the college cafeteria, and experience a collegiate atmosphere during the week-long program.

Journey's Program Director is Kea McKoy, an experienced Journey staff member. Atholton High School Principal Marcy Leonard serves as Outreach Program Facilitator and Policy Board Member of MLW.

Journey program components will include:

■Workshops on empowerment and motivation, communication, decision making skills, group dynamics, self-awareness, goal setting, and conflict resolution

■Small and large group projects for girls to apply and get feedback on their leadership and interpersonal skills

■One-on-one interactions between staff and girls to address specific areas of growth for the individual and identify an action plan for post-site implementation

■Recreational activities such as swimming and athletics and team building games and activities, including a Confidence Course

Applicants should have some previous experience in leading her peers, a willingness to try new experiences in a safe environment, and a desire to serve her community.

The camp will be restricted to girls who are living in Howard County and now attending seventh and eighth grade. The cost of the camp is $550. Financial assistance is available. Applications can be obtained at and will also be available in guidance offices at local middle schools. Every effort will be made to have representation from all four corners of the county. Application must be postmarked by March 30, 2010, but priority will be given to applications based on the date received.

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