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Camp Congress for Girls Palo Alto 2020

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Palo Alto, CA 94020

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Camp Congress for Girls Palo Alto 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 slogan, campaign finance plan, campaign marketing materials and a political ad for YouTube. 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.

The camp day runs from 8am to 3pm. The camp fee includes all program materials, lunch, snack and a GIP logo t-shirt. No refunds will be given for camp registration fees unless the organizer cancels or reschedules the session. For additional information contact us at +1 (202) 660-1457 ext 2, via email at info@girlsinpolitics.org or visit our website at www.girlsinpolitics.org.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is the registration fee refundable?

The registration fee is non-refundable unless the GIP cancels a 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 session. The credit does not expire.

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 is available. For participants with restrictive diets or picky palates we recommend bringing a lunch. 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.

Where is the session 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 sessions are drop-off sessions 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.

GIP in the Media

Watch the Girls in Politics Initiative™ on Now This News https://nowthisnews.com/videos/her/camp-congress-encourages-young-girls-to-run-for-office


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