Girls on the Run, a life-changing, experiential learning program for girls ages 8 to 13 years old, will hold four summer camps for girls in third through fifth grade.
The program combines an interactive curriculum and running to inspire self-respect and healthy lifestyles in pre-teen girls. The core curriculum addresses many aspects of girls' development - their physical, emotional, mental and social well-being. Lessons provide girls with the tools to make positive decisions and to avoid risky adolescent behaviors.
Each camp will run from 8:30 a.m. to noon Monday through Friday. No more than 30 girls will be accepted at each camp; girls will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.
Camps will be held June 13 to 17 at The Center, 600 Campbell St.; Myers Elementary School, Muncy; and Rommelt Middle School, South Williamsport. Another camp will be held June 20 to 24 at the Jersey Shore YMCA.
A fee will be charged for the program, which includes snacks at each session and a T-shirt. No girl will be denied participation because of financial need; scholarships are available. To request a scholarship application, contact Michelle McElwee, council director, at 322-7873.
Girls on the Run has touched the lives of more then 1,500 girls in Lycoming County since 2004. During the school year, the program is offered as a 10-week after-school program.
At the end of the program, girls are encouraged to complete a running event in their community with their team members. The program is a part of Diakon Family Life Services.
For more information, visit www.diakon.org/ gotr.