At Girls on the Go Camp, tween and teen girls explore, imagine, and connect with one another and the beautiful Bay Area. Their mission is to support girls to be bold, confident, and fully expressed, while co-creating an environment of fun, respect, and inclusion. Girls experience days full of fun and sustainable activities in a variety of Bay Area locations—it’s a great opportunity to try something new. Children in the 9-13 year old range can get tired of traditional day camps, so they have planned programming to hold their interest and help them develop a sense of independence and responsibility.
“Our girl came home happy and more confident. She was able to overcome fears surrounded by the power of the all-girls group. There is only so much we can do as family to help her face fears, learn, and grow. She needed that boost from her peers, and you gave that to her. We are so grateful.” – Parent of a Girls on the Go camper
Summer camp is a wonderful way for kids to grow their sense of independence, relationship skills, and appreciation for presentness. All of these are important skills to have later in life, but at Girls on the Go Camp, they are core values. Their program brings together a diverse community of girls led by staff who are dynamic, engaging, empathetic, and deeply passionate about their work with youth. Youth leaders age 14 and up assist the staff and provide role models for the younger campers, while developing their own valuable leadership skills that will help them in future jobs.
Girls on the Go is a program of Monkey Business Camp. Since 1999, their mission has been to provide spaces for children to experience the joy of the outdoors; learn about and celebrate being in a diverse community; discover their unique talents and passions; and have fun in a supportive, kind environment. Monkey Business Camp is part of the movement to honor the earth and all its inhabitants to better cultivate interest in restoration, justice, and care. They aim to be inclusive and respectful of their campers' genders, including those who identify outside of the gender binary. They welcome non-binary kids at all of their camps, including their Girls on the Go and Boys on the Go camps.