Over the course of a week, girls will be encouraged to work independently and together to explore solving difficult problems, working in different roles within a team atmosphere. Through hands-on experiential learning in areas like design thinking, civic engagement, digital literacy, collaborative leadership and conflict/resolution; campers will be given access to language and strategies for solving their own problems. Hands-on courses will include activities like “budget shopping,” being given a budget, learning to grocery shop and choose items, and then cooking a meal with conversations on financial literacy and nutrition being covered during the process.
Girls could also learn basic coding, safe internet and social media practices, and an introduction to different technologies. The possibilities for topics are endless and we look forward to taking the challenges and curiosities brought forward by campers and helping them learn how to work through an idea, research, and then solve a problem independently and with the support of faculty and peers. Sessions will be taught by current Chatham Hall faculty, professionals in working with adolescent girls and incorporating the teaching of these transferable skills in their classrooms and in the residential hallways daily.