We have no upcoming programs at this time. OYA is taking a break, but we'll be sure to let you know when we're back!
Summer Camps 2018
Three weeks of camp, three weeks of fun!
We crafted, played games, talked about important issues, met awesome women, and shared personal stories. Shout-out to the girls who tried things for the first time, whether it was using power tools, playing football, practicing yoga, making friendship bracelets, public speaking, and more.
We were silly, loud, creative, independent, brave, curious... and awesome.
Dec 29 One-Day Program
What a wonderful way to end 2017, with a one-day Own Your Awesomeness program!
And looking to 2018: What would you do if you were unafraid?
Summer Camps 2017
Check out our schedules for OYA 1.0 and OYA 2.0 from July 2017 to see our awesome activities from those weeks!
We offered three separate weeks of camp. We met and worked with spectacular girls from all over the city-- and a few who traveled a little further for this awesome experience! Our volunteer staff was amazing, and the girls demonstrated new skills, new reflections, and new courage. And we sang along to Moana!
Enjoy our awesome Spotify playlist!
At Own Your Awesomeness, I learned how to be comfortable and confident. I learned to be open-minded and understand people’s points of view. In the short two weeks of attending this camp, I have felt an overwhelming sense of joy and pride in becoming a woman. Ms. Kate does a great job finding women who empower us to succeed in life and to change the definition of being a female in this world.
My favorite part about Own Your Awesomeness was being part of a camp with such a positive environment. It didn’t feel too restricting compared to other camps I’ve gone to. I like the fact that I got to use power tools, be on the top of a human pyramid, and make some new friends. It was because of this camp I am able to be more up front about my plans for the future, which hopefully might happen someday and made me feel less nervous about entering high school. I never really thought I could be so… awesome.
- Giana, 14
Own Your Awesomeness is a camp where young women are inspired to OWN THEIR AWESOMENESS! Not only are we inspired to own the awesomeness within us, we practice the characteristics that make men “awesome.” This camp is amazing for all girls, but if you feel as though you aren’t confident, or if you feel “awkward”, this is the place for you! I love Own Your Awesomeness and I hope I come back next year!
- Cecily, 16
I think about my experience at Own Your Awesomeness all the time! I remember when we were working on the car, so when I drive I now feel more confident. When things seem like obstacles, I think "I can move this, I can work around this." Being surrounded by women to learn about women... I have never done anything like that before.
-Maura, 17, camper 2016
Questions? Email us! We love talking with people about Own Your Awesomeness and our program.