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UW-Eau Claire News Bureau
Schofield Hall 218
Eau Claire, WI 54702-4004
Summer Programs to Offer Increased
Skill Development for Girls
phone (715) 836-4741
fax (715) 836-2900

MAILED: June 9, 1998

EAU CLAIRE — Two events designed to enhance development of leadership skills, self-esteem and skill development are being offered to girls this summer in the Eau Claire area.
"Leadership Camp," a three-night leadership program, will be offered from June 28 through July 1 for girls entering grades seven through 10 in the fall. Camp will be held at Camp Nawakwa in the forest of Cornell.
Activities will be planned for team development, exploration of personality profiles and for creative problem solving. There will be time for swimming, boating and campfires. Participants will build teamwork on the challenging high ropes course at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire and will be given a tour of the campus and dinner at the Davies Student Center. All girls completing the program will receive an achievement certificate.
There is a $125 fee for the camp, which covers food, lodging, supplies and transportation expenses during camp.
The second program, "Science in Action," focusing on helping participants learn about science and physics applications, will be held July 31 through Aug. 2. It's open to girls entering grades five through nine in the fall. The three-day, two-night program will begin at UW-Eau Claire with an afternoon of activities, followed by an overnight stay in the residence halls. Participants will have time to use the tennis courts, track and other recreational resources on campus. A tour of the science, physics and math areas of the campus will be given, and participants will work on physics experiments in preparation for the following day's trip to Valleyfair in Minnesota.
At Valleyfair, the girls will apply the physics applications they have discussed. Saturday night will be spent at the Indian Waters Girl Scout Program Center in Eau Claire, where teams will design roller coasters. A final presentation will be given to family and friends at the conclusion of the program.
The fee for "Science in Action" is $80, which covers food, lodging, supplies, entrance to Valleyfair and transportation.
Both programs are co-sponsored by the Arts and Sciences Continuing Education office, UW-Extension and the Indian Waters Girl Scout Council.
For more information, call the Indian Waters Girl Scout Council at (715) 835-5331. Confidential requests may be made ahead of time for participants who are disabled and would like accommodations.


UWEC [Administrative Offices] [News Bureau]

Janice B. Wisner
UW-Eau Claire News Bureau
Schofield 218
(715) 836-4741

Updated: June 9, 1998