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Camp Congress for Girls Memphis 2017 is a leadership program that introduces girls ages 8 to 15 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 culminate with a ceremonial signing of the bill by our Ms. President. During the camp session the campers will meet an elected officials or political consultant. Girl Scouts will earn a Citizen Legacy badge for participation in the session and all participants will earn a Certificate of Completion.
The camp day runs from 8am to 5pm. The camp fee includes all camp materials and lunch. The general registration fee is $140 and the Girl Scouts registration fee is $120. Girl Scouts participating in Camp Congress for Girls will earn a Citizen Legacy badge. For additional information visit our website at www.girlsinpolitics.org, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call +1(202) 660-1457 ext 2.