San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Take a look at this clip of our program as seen on MSNBC's Melissa Harris-Perry Show to see our campers in action. VIEW VIDEO CLIP
Camp Congress for Girls New Orleans 2014 is a leadership program that introduces girls ages 7 to 17 to politics. Camp begins with a girl-friendly 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 slogan, campaign finance plan, campaign marketing materials and a political ad for television. 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 culiminate with a ceremonial signing of the bill by our Ms. President. During the camp session the campers will meet elected officials and political consultants that will serve as honorary camp counselors.
The camp day runs from 8am to 5pm daily. The camp fee includes snacks and all supplies for camp activities. Campers are to bring lunch. No refunds will be given for camp registration fees unless the organizer cancels or reschedules the session. Upon completion of registration you will receive a confirmation email and 5 days prior to camp's commencement you will receive a registration packet to complete and return via fax.
For additional information contact Kimberly Mitchem-Rasmussen at 404-797-8650 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Camp Congress is an initiative created and hosted by the Political Institute for Women and Girls in Politics Inc.
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Girls in Politics Initiative
Girls in Politics is an initiative launched by the Political Institute for Women that promotes political and civic leadership for all girls through innovative, hands-on programming. We created and host Camp Congress for Girls, Camp Parliament for Girls, Camp United Nations for Girls, Camp European Union for Girls and the GIP Virtual Academy.