Camp Diva Leadership Academy

Each summer, rising 1st- through 8th-grade girls will explore our Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math (STEAM) Lab. As they are immersed in these subjects, they begin to understand that girls, too, can be pioneers in these areas. Girls will spend each day learning about programming, sewing, robotics and more with state-of-the-art machinery, including 3-D printers, vinyl cutters, laser engravers, Raspberry Pi computers and more!

In addition to our focused STEAM programming, girls will enjoy traditional camp activities and experience weekly themes focused on areas such as visual arts, health and wellness, financial literacy, green living, character development and leadership skills, plus fun-filled weekly field trips.  Along the way, they’ll build new friendships and create lasting memories!

Learn more at an upcoming Open House.

Program Length
9 weeks, full day

2020 Program Dates
June 15th, 2020 — August 14th, 2020
Monday-Friday 7:30am—6pm

Registration Fee 
$50 (non-refundable)

$25 dollars for the second sibling

$15 for each additional sibling

Please email Na'Kera (nakera@girlsforachange.org to receive a discount voucher for multiple children)

Sibling Discount
10% discount per additional child; the discount does not apply to scholarship awards

Returning Discount
The registration fee will be waived for returning participants. Returning parents, please email Na'Kera Richardson (nakera@girlsforachange.org) to receive your code.

Plan TypePaid in Full ByCost
Early Bird SpecialJune 1st$900.00 (15% off)
Full-TimeJune 15th $1,125.00 (125.00 per week)
Full-Time August 1st$1,350.00 (150.00 per week)

*Additional fees for field trips may apply. 

* If you are interested in part-time status, please call for more information.

Full and Partial Scholarships are announced on May 15th, 2020.

Full and Partial Scholarships
are announced on May 15th, 2020.

Scholarship Information

Scholarship Information

GFAC strongly believes that no girl should be denied an opportunity to attend a program due to lack of funds; however, we ask every effort be made by each applicant and their family to “earn their own way.” Partial scholarships on a sliding-scale or full scholarships are available. If you are approved for a partial scholarship, you will receive a payment plan upon approval with weekly payments. If you are approved for a full scholarship, you are only responsible for additional fees that may apply (field trips, lunch, late pickup fees). All applicants, regardless of scholarship status, are required to pay the non-refundable registration fee.

Benefits Of Camp Diva Leadership Academy

Benefits Of Camp Diva Leadership Academy

  • Safe, affordable and convenient for working families
  • Girls lead their own exploration of STEAM programs
  • Girls participate in activities that develop their social-emotional skills
  • Girls improve sisterhood through sustained engagement with female peers and mentors
  • Simply put, girls learn that they have enormous potential and power as girls growing into womanhood

Testimonials

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A lot of people get placed in a box and are not encouraged to dream—be a nurse, accountant, teacher—but you really want to support our girls to dream beyond all things, whether it be in the arts, or something that isn’t a traditional job for women, especially black women.

– Brandie Martin, Parent

Once we get into the program, we don’t really greet each other by names; we call each other sisters in Camp Diva because we are a sisterhood. Being an alumna is kind of like being a big sister. It’s like a family.

– Yasmeen Johnson, Alumna

Like all relationships, friendships take effort, but the time and energy I  put into new friendship up for camp, participating and maintaining friendships has benefited me long after your summer is over.

- Olivia Barnes, Participant

Additional Info

Additional Info

  • A bag lunch* must be packed daily or lunch may be ordered in advance for a fee through the program.  Lunch provided by Eat Smart Now.

  • A daily snack will be provided.
  • In partnership with The Y, swim lessons for beginners and survival skills for advanced swimmers are available for an additional cost to full-time participants only.

* We are a peanut and shellfish-free center.  Since we don’t serve it, we ask you not to bring it.

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