Dear Fellow PCVs,
WHAT & WHEN:
GAD will be holding our 5th Annual Camp GLOW (Girls Leading Our World or Muchachas Guiando Nuestro Mundo) in the Tisey Reserve, south of Esteli from January 23rd to 27th 2017 at Eco Posada Tisey. The camp will focus on gender equality and encouraging girls to be the change agent they wish to see in their communities and the world.
Applications and permission slips are due by Sunday, November 13th, 2016. All girls ages 12-16 are encouraged to apply.
Applications need to be scanned/photographed and sent to Lindsay Slautterback (ls10d AT my.fsu.edu). Physical copies of the application will not be accepted; if you are in the office with the physical copy, simply scan it using a Peace Corps scanner, and email. Make sure to hold on to the permission slip portion of the application to give to the selected campers for when they travel to the camp.
Questions? Call Lindsay Slautterback at 5854-4944 or 5848-5856
Download the 2017 Camp GLOW Application.
Participation is open to any Nicaraguan youth female who meets the following criteria:
- Demonstrates role-model qualities
- Is between 12 and 16 years of age (exceptions may be granted for youth who are slightly older than 16, if they have great role model qualities)
Each participant will need to pay a non-refundable fee of c$100 to save their spot, which must be turned in to their respective PCV. This c$100 is not for their transport. Transport to the camp will be reimbursed to the youth during camp, meaning the youth will need to front the money for their initial transport to camp. Their return transport will also be given to them during the camp. All meals and a bed are provided.
You may nominate up to 4 girls from your community! We ask that when you nominate more than one youth that you fill in the “RANK” box at the top of the application, putting 1 for the applicant you most want to attend, 2 for second, etc. to make known your personal opinion of the best qualified nominees.
We will contact you about which participants were selected before Friday, November 18th and you will need to help them in preparing to come to camp and help them raise the c$100 and initial transportation cost. Money will be due by Saturday, January 14th 2017.
The general information and camp norms are included on the first page of the application and should be retained by the applicant for their information. Only the second and third pages need to be turned in.
PCVs are essential to the success of Camp GLOW. If youth from your community are selected to participate you will be our primary point of contact throughout the process. You will be responsible for:
- Making sure applications and copy of permission slips are turned in and completed by Sunday, November 13th
- Ranking your nominations
- Collecting non-refundable C$100 (fundraising with the boys if need be) and turning it in by Saturday, January 14th.
- Finding a replacement if your camper drops out
- Holding on to permission slips (until travel day) because the campers will need a hard copy of parental permission as they travel
- Accompanying your selected girls to central meeting point before camp
- Supporting a project led by girls after camp in your community
- Communicating with your selected camper(s), Lindsay Slautterback and rest of GAD Committee
*NOTE*: Unfortunately, PCVs who nominate youth will not be able to participate in Camp GLOW with their youth. Your role is primarily the support you provide for the selection process, travel, and post-camp community projects. However, this is a great opportunity to have youth leaders who are motivated to collaborate with you on future projects!
Following Camp CHACA, this year Camp GLOW and the GAD committee also released an application and selected several PCVs from outside GAD to be counselors. Congratulations to Nicole Ross ENV66, Coco Lim EEP67, Caroline Rodriguez ENV66, Maura Magistrali HE67, Amanda David TEFL64, and Taylor Boggs HE65, who will be joining the Planning Committee, Kelsey Schrenk TEFL64, Lindsay Nason EEP65, Laura Linde ENV66, and Lindsay Slautterback ENV66, at GLOW 2017!
If you have interest in being a counselor at future GAD camps, we encourage you to apply! Keep an eye open for Camp CHACA 2017 applications in March/April 2017.
Thank you very much for helping make Camp GLOW a fun and positive experience in Nicaragua! Make sure that you don’t let your youth miss this amazing opportunity, there are only 50-60 spots, so get them in as soon as possible. We welcome applicants from all backgrounds and family situations, and hope to receive applications from as many departments as possible!