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Camp Congress for Girls Atlanta 2020

Girls in Politics Initiative™

Saturday, May 16, 2020 from 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM (EDT)

Camp Congress for Girls Atlanta 2020

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(Ages 8-12) Camp Congress for Girls Atlanta 2020 Apr 30, 2020 $140.00 $6.49
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Homeschool Pack | Camp Congress for Girls   more info May 14, 2020 $82.75 $0.00

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Camp Congress for Girls Atlanta 2020 is a leadership program that introduces girls ages 8 to 17 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. All participants will receive Certificate of Completion. All participating Girl Scouts will earn a legacy badge. A homeschool pack is available for those students that are homeschooled or cannot make it to a Camp Congress for Girls class. 

 

The camp day runs from 8am to 3pm. The camp fee includes a GIP logo shirt, all class materials and snacks. For additional information contact us at +1 (202) 660-1457 extension 2, via email at info@girlsinpolitics.com or visit our website at www.girlsinpolitics.com.

 

COVID-19 (coronavirus) Response | March 10, 2020

 

We will be following the guidance of the following institutions and/or agencies in making decisions to postpone or cancel classes/summer camps on our 2020-2021 schedule.

  • Local county/district health departments where classes are offered
  • Local school boards/districts where classes are offered
  • United States Centers for Disease Control
  • Public Health Agency of Canada
  • Public Health England
  • Australian Government Department of Health

Classroom Protocol

  • If a student is ill the student should remain at home. If a student becomes ill during class or arrives ill, parents will be contacted immediately to pick-up the student. The ill student will be separated from the well students until the student is able to leave.
  • Bathroom breaks will be increased allowing students to wash hands more frequently during class.
  • Stations with hand sanitizer and antibacterial wipes will be available for students in each class.
  • All classes will be strictly limited to 25 students until further notice.
  • All workspaces will be cleaned by GIP/GIB staff with disinfecting wipes prior to students’ arrivals and after lunch. All poster making materials will be cleaned with disinfectant prior to class and after each class.
  • Students will be seated in a classroom set-up, allowing each student ample individual workspace for the duration of class. Hand shaking will be discouraged.
  • Each student will receive pencils, a glue stick, scissors and art markers for her individual use during class.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

 

Is the registration fee refundable? The registration fee is non-refundable unless the GIP cancels a class. If a participant is unable to attend a class a credit will be placed on file with GIP that may be used at any time for a future class. The credit may be used one-time class transfer and the credit does not expire.

 

Do students bring lunch? Yes, students will bring lunch. Apples, bananas, oranges and granola bars will be available throughout the day. There will also be a water station in the meeting room. Students are encouraged to bring a spill proof water bottle. Due to the increasing number of students with allergies we ask that no student bring nuts or nut-based foods to class. Breakfast is not served.

 

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.

 

Where is the class hosted? Marriott International Corporation is our preferred vendor for meeting space. We host meetings at Marriott brand properties in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia and New Zealand.

 

Do parents attend? The classes are drop-off classes and parents/chaperones may 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? No, the Girls in Politics Initiative is a private company that is self-funded through the fees generated from hosting sessions.

 

Is financial aid available? Financial aid is available on a first come, first serve basis. Email finance@girlsinpolitics.com to request financial aid.

 

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. Our instructors and support staff have undergone criminal background checks and have WWC cards in Australia.


Have questions about Camp Congress for Girls Atlanta 2020? Contact Girls in Politics Initiative™

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866 West Peachtree Street NW
Atlanta, Georgia 30308

Saturday, May 16, 2020 from 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM (EDT)


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Girls in Politics Initiative™

The Girls in Politics Initiative (“GIP”) is an international civic education organization that introduces girls ages 8 and up to politics, policy, the work of the United States Congress, parliamentary governments and the work of the United Nations. GIP hosts more than 100 sessions annually in 58 U.S. cities and 18 cities outside the U.S. The Girls in Politics Initiative was founded in 2011.To request a private or customized event email info@girlsinpolitics.org

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