READING- For more than 5 years, Girls on the Run of Berks County has provided life-changing afterschool programming to girls ages 8-13. Today, the organization—whose evidence-based curricula is known for being both fun and effective—is announcing a new program designed to be offered during school breaks called Camp GOTR. Launching July 15, 2019, Camp GOTR by Girls on the Run will provide a one-of-a-kind opportunity for girls to develop self-confidence and learn life skills they can use now and as they grow. Girls will enjoy building friendships in an exciting and inclusive setting that includes interactive games, being physically active, and expressing creativity through arts and crafts and storytelling. Led by caring and qualified Girls on the Run coaches, this week-long camp combines the best of the Girls on the Run program with all the fun of camp.
“Over the years we have heard from girls and families alike that they would love to see Girls on the Run offer a camp program”, said Sandra Krafczek, executive director of Girls on the Run of Berks County. “We are thrilled to now offer Camp GOTR, an exciting addition to our list of programming options. Camp GOTR provides a tremendous opportunity for girls who may have not yet experienced the magic of Girls on the Run, as well as an opportunity for girls to continue to enjoy our program beyond the school year.”
The program is designed to address physical, emotional, and social development in 3rd through 5th grade girls through fun and engaging lessons. Using an intentional curriculum that incorporates small and large group games, physical activity, interactive workshops, and individual reflection, girls learn valuable skills to help them build meaningful and positive connections with others.
Camp GOTR is open to rising 3rd – 5th grade girls and is offered at Wilson Southern Middle School, Sinking Spring, PA. For more information on Girls on the Run of Berks County, please visit www.gotrberks.org.