Brescia’s “Get Real” Leadership Camp A Real Success

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

July 23, 2007

London, ON – The first week of Brescia University College’s “Get Real” day camp successfully concluded on July 20, and the camp leaders are preparing for the second session, which begins July 30. Partnered with Sport Western, “Get Real” day camp for girls ages 8-11 offers programming focused on self-discovery, positive relationships, and healthy lifestyle choices. The upcoming session runs at Brescia from July 30 – August 3 from 8:30 am – 4:30 pm for girls aged 10 – 11.

The campers spend the week exploring leadership through games, sports, drama, crafts, multimedia and music designed to engage the mind, body, and spirit. They also practiced real life skills, including the daily preparation of their own nutritious lunches using Brescia’s food labs.

In conjunction with Brescia’s Institute for Women in Leadership (IWIL) the new summer camp initiative promotes leadership in young women as they explore what it means to be a leader and their own capabilities for leadership. The student representative on IWIL’s founding committee, Kate Bryant, is also the coordinator of “Get Real”. “Working with girls in the development of the camp has shown me the power that lies in encouraging girls to be themselves and affirming the importance of their opinions and experiences,” says Kate. “All girls have leadership potential- they just need a fun, supportive environment and people who realize how special they are.”

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Photos from Session 1 are attached.

Media are invited to visit the Brescia campus during the second session for photo opportunities by contacting Suzanne McDonald Aziz at 519 432-8353 ext. 28298 or smcdon26@uwo.ca.

For more information about “Get Real” please contact Kate Bryant at kbryant4@uwo.ca or 519- 615-8530.

Brescia University College, Canada’s only women’s university college, is affiliated with The University of Western Ontario. The 954 women registered as full-time students at Brescia study a wide variety of subjects in Arts, Social Sciences, and Foods & Nutrition while perusing Western degrees. The Catholic College welcomes students from all backgrounds and values diversity. For more information, please visit www.brescia.uwo.ca.