Camp Congress for Girls DC Fall 2018 is a leadership program that introduces girls ages 10 to 15 to politics. Camp begins with a lesson on the structure of our political system. Each girl will choose to run for a seat in the US House of Representatives, the US Senate or for the presidency. She will create her own campaign with a platform, campaign finance plan and a political ad. All campers will register to vote and then vote in an election. Once elected to Congress and sworn in, the newly installed members of Congress will learn how to introduce a bill, debate the merits of the bill, lobby fellow legislators, collaborate with the Executive branch and finally vote on the proposed bill. Camp will culminate with a ceremonial signing of the bill by our Ms. President. Girl Scouts participating in Camp Congress for DC 2017 will earn a Citizen Legacy Badge for participation. All participants will receive Certificate of Completion.
The camp day runs from 8am to 5pm. The camp fee includes all program materials and lunch. No refunds will be given for camp registration fees unless the organizer cancels or reschedules the session. The camp general registration fee is $160, Girl Scout registration fee is $160, activity duty/veteran military rate is $140 and the group rate is $130 for 5 or more tickets. For additional information contact us at +1 (202) 660-1457 ext 2,via email at [email protected] or visit our website at www.girlsinpolitics.org.
Watch the Girls in Politics Initiative™ on MSNBC’s Melissa Harris-Perry Show. “Camp empowers young girls to run for office” http://www.nbcnews.com/video/mhp/52698319
Watch the Girls in Politics Initiative™ on RTL Nieuws New York. "Bestemming Witte Huis (afl. 25): Vrouwen aan de macht" | "Destination White House (ep. 25): Women in Power" https://youtu.be/YDxjMrAievo
Answers to frequently asked questions.
Is the registration fee refundable?
The registration fee is non-refundable unless the organizer cancels the session. If a participant is unable to attend a session a credit will be placed on file that may be used at any time for a future program. The credit does not expire.
How many tickets must be purchased to qualify for the group rate?
Any purchase of 5 or more tickets qualifies for the group rate.
Is lunch provided?
Lunch is provided as are snacks. Snacks include fresh apples, bananas and granola bars. Water will be served with lunch and available throughout the day. No sodas or juice will be served. Breakfast is not served.
Are accommodations made for allergies or dietary restrictions?
A vegetarian lunch option will be provided, no pork will be served. No nuts are allowed in the meeting room. Participants with other dietary restrictions or allergies should bring lunch and snacks if necessary.
What is the dress code?
Participants are encouraged to wear comfortable clothing. Each participant will receive a GIP logo t-shirt that may be worn during the session. We carry sizes youth medium through adult medium.
Do parents attend?
The sessions are drop-off sessions and parents/chaperones are welcome to wait in hotel lobby or any of the lounge areas of the hotel.
Is this a partisan program or supported by a political party? Are scholarships available?
The Girls in Politics Initiative is an independent organization that is self-funded through the fees generated from hosting sessions. The curriculum is civic education. Financial aid is available on a first come, first serve basis. Email [email protected] to for all financial aid inquiries.
Who are the instructors?
Our Lead Instructors are women that currently or have previously worked in government or electoral politics. Our support staffers are current or former licensed teachers.
When: Sun Oct. 7
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Address: 525 New Jersey Avenue NW
Washington DC,US 20001
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