Last year was a wonderful year for the Sophia Camp and we are endlessly grateful for all the support we continue to gain over the years. Our mission to inspire and empower young girls through values and leadership continues to draw interested community partners and individuals excited to support and grow our organization. In addition, our talented high school campers visiting from Italy crafted a gorgeous and heartwarming video to help us spread the word about Sophia Camp. Check it out (below this post)!
2016 is shaping up to be another exciting year as we transition to a fun and engaging leadership-based model. In the works are activities aimed at increasing self-awareness, managing failures to build resilience, identifying and anchoring our girls to their unique values and, of course, maintaining a culture of creativity, fun and wellness.
Keep visiting our site to learn about exciting updates throughout the year 🙂
Camp this year was better than ever! We had such fun swimming, kayaking, paddle boarding, boogie boarding, walking, biking and doing Yoga. There was so much learned and shared, and above all, there was such fantastic camaraderie.
As soon as the week finished, a few of the “Sophia leaders” – high school age Campers – got together to make this movie summary of Camp. We called it our music video as it is put to fellow camper Bryn Bennett’s song Be Who You Are.
Let us know what you think of the movie made by our Campers. We love hearing from you, and appreciate your sharing.
A post by our Sophia Campers Emma and Mapi ~
At Sophia Camp, we started the morning by doing yoga with Miss Morgan.
After that, we talked about the element of the day, like water, fire, space, air or earth.
Every day we went to the beach and swam, then we had lunch with leaders, which we all loved!
After lunch, we made self care lotions and creams:
Then we went to the yoga studio, to write and draw in our journals.
At the end of the day, we rested and meditated.
At Sophia Camp, we had a lot of fun and made lots of friends! Here are some of our favorite photos! 😉
Mapi & Emma
Sophia Camp has a friend in Days for Girls International. When Teagen McClain, San Diego team leader, stopped in last summer, campers sat around the coffee table hand-threading dozens of drawstring bags to hold colorful DfG menstrual kits that are now in the grateful hands of our sisters in Kenya and Malawi, Africa…
Days for Girls has teams all over the world, with local volunteers right here in San Diego who sew at home and meet monthly to cut fabric and assemble kits for traveling aid workers. They pose these important questions: “What if not having sanitary supplies meant DAYS without school, DAYS without income, DAYS without leaving the house? Girls use leaves, mattress stuffing, newspaper, corn husks, rocks, anything they can find…but still miss up to two months of school every year. It turns out this issue is a surprising but instrumental key to social change for women all over the world. The poverty cycle can be broken when girls stay in school.”
All women everywhere have periods, and healthier options for people and planet are readily available for most of us. “From a common sense perspective, the choice to wash and reuse cloth menstrual pads is a simple one, akin to using stainless steel water bottles, cloth shopping bags or rechargeable batteries in lieu of their single-use counterparts.” So say the good people of Lunapads, Canadian makers of both cloth pads and the reusable Diva Cup. There is even a local company OTRgirls that will deliver organic cotton tampons to your door each month!
There are many ways to help. To learn more about Days for Girls please leave a comment in the space below.
Meanwhile we look forward to welcoming Teagen and DfG back to our Sophia Camp next week!
Sophia Camp Schedule – Coronado – 2015
8-8:30 Arrive: Ferry Landing M, W, F & Coronado Community Center Park T, TH
9-10am Themed Interactions: Nature Explore | Exercises
10-11 Play & Swim
11-11:30 Park Play – M, W, F: Spreckel’s Park – T, Th: BoatHouse Park
11:30 Lunch with Leaders
12:15 Self-care Workshop
12:45 Coronado Yoga Studio
2pm Art Activity
2:45 Pack Up
3:00 Listening Circle
3:30 Restorative Yoga
4pm Home: Pick up at Coronado Yoga Studio 8th & Orange
Sally will be returning on the ferry & your child can return with her as well – The ferry returns to the Broadway Pier at 4:45 pm. If you wish to use the ferry as transportation, please be prompt.