camp to focus on issues facing teen girls
Idaho County Free Press
Planned and organized by Prairie High School junior Beka Bruner as her senior project, the camp will offer a variety of activities for junior high aged girls.
“The camp itself is my senior project, so the main idea is to just encourage girls to grow into young women who are fully capable of taking challenges head on,” Bruner explained. “I decided to do this project because I know that in high school, or even throughout life, the largest challenge for a person is to be happy with oneself and accepting of themselves. I really wanted to help the young women around our area to see their inner and outer beauty.”
Bruner said she chose this age group – sixth through eighth grade girls -- because junior high was especially challenging for her.
“I struggled with knowing how to handle problems and accept myself. Now that I have figured it out, for the most part, I am hoping to prevent anyone from going through what I had to by teaching them what I have learned,” she emphasized.
She is the daughter of Dr. Teel and Kellie Bruner and has two mentors, Colleen Sonnen and Mary Uhlorn, who have helped her make plans for the event.
The camp runs from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. and will include a live band, a motivational speaker, and two meals, all of which is included in the cost: $10 per person. It will also feature four breakout sessions throughout the day and the girls will choose which four they would like to attend from eight possible sessions. Topics for the day will include leadership, stress, bullying, health and wellness, healthy relationships, self-defense, peer pressure and positive outlooks.
“They will also get T-shirts, goody bags, and a handout at almost every session,” said Bruner. “I will also offergames where all of the girls from all different towns will get together and get to meet each other. “
To sign up for the camp, contact Bruner by June 5: firstname.lastname@example.org, 507-1069.