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Summer day camps for girls entering Kinder through 8th grade! Three camps, Mini, Junior, and Middle School, are totally unique while held on the same campuses for your convenience. Click on the plus sign in the appropriate colored box below for details about each camp.

Camp Descriptions

  • athena camp, mini

    Grades K-2, 9am-1pm or 9am-3pm
    • 2018 Themes

      Healthy Living

      Body, Mind, and Spirit  At Athena Camps, we explore the many aspects of girls lives that contribute to their health. The week is filled with creative projects, tools and talks designed to promote health of the whole girl and give her a sense of respect, love for her body, and control over her own wellness.

      Strong Sisters

      Communicating with Grace & Courage Friendships rule a girl’s world. Navigating the social scene at any age can be filled with confusion and challenges. At Athena Camps we are all about fun as our cool coaches deliver lively activities and discussions designed to help girls wade through the rough waters of their relationship dilemmas particular to their age.

      Multiply Goodness


      The Joy of Giving The value of helping others is something we all hope our daughters possess when they leave the nest. Spend a week with us and we will have a blast as we explore fun & meaningful ways girls can give. We will explore the positives as girls learn to give as well as the art and importance of saying no.
    • Activities

      Daily Opening, Affirmation, and Closing Circles give each person an opportunity to be seen and heard while setting a positive tone environment and for the day.   Girl Power Games: We emphasize team building activities and games that encourage new friendships and connections in light fun ways.   Art projects and Coach led discussions invite girls to create unique art projects based on the weekly theme, allowing creative freedom and expression. Coaches encourage girls to share their special project with the group in a supportive setting, but there is no pressure.  
    • Sports

      Half Day: 9am-1pm or Full Day: 9am-3:00pm
      • Tennis & Volleyball
      • Soccer & Basketball
      • Yoga & Running
      Girls are split into small groups for two 50 minutes sessions of high energy, fun, developmentally appropriate, sport-specific games and activities. Sport-specific equipment is modified to fit our campers. Instruction is energetic and brief. Girls enjoy multiple cooperative games and daily successes. Half day campers have one sport station and one art station per day.    
  • athena camp, junior

    Grades 2-5, 9am-4pm
    • 2018 Themes

      Healthy Living

      Body, Mind, and Spirit - With the crazy amount of activities and expectations placed on our girls today, it’s easy for them to lose confidence.  At Athena Camps we explore the many aspects of girls lives that contribute to their health. The week is filled with creative projects, tools and talks designed to promote health of the whole girl and give her a deeper understanding of respect and love for her body, mind and spirit.  Daily art projects include a visit from the American Girl store staff with a lesson from the Care and Keeping of You Journal, Relaxation Bottles, Self-Esteem Portraits, and  exercises and more.

      Multiply Goodness

      The Joy of Giving The value of helping others is something we all hope our daughters possess when they leave the nest. Spend a week with us and we will have a blast as we explore fun & meaningful ways girls can give. We will explore the positives as girls learn to give as well as the art and importance of saying no. Daily art projects include Fleece blankets, Garden in a Jar, Wands of Kindness and more.
       

      Strong Sisters

      Communicating with Grace & Courage Friendships rule a girl’s world. Navigating the social scene at any age can be filled with confusion and challenges. At Athena Camps we are all about fun as our cool coaches deliver lively activities and discussions designed to help girls wade through the rough waters of their relationship dilemmas particular to their age.  Daily art projects include Photo Cube, Quote on Canvas, Camp Scrapbook and more.
    • Activities

      Daily Opening, Affirmation, and Closing Circles set a positive environment, and Girl Power Games bring girls together to play and connect. A special Athena Camp "Boost Board" invites girls to leave positive messages for each other all day, every day. As girls open up and make new friends, the notes multiply. Save Friday afternoons for our special Family Finale. Family members and friends are invited to attend a final Closing Circle and Ceremony to take part in the special Athena Camps culture. (Takes place at 2:45pm on Friday at most locations.)
    • Sports

       
      • Tennis & Volleyball
      • Soccer & Basketball
      • Yoga & Running
      Girls are divided into age-appropriate groups for two 55-minute stations each day. Sport-specific techniques, drills, and games are taught daily with each lesson building on the previous one. By the end of each week, girls learn all the main skills necessary to play each sport. Sport-specific equipment is modified for age and ability. Each sport lesson includes fun, cooperative games. Team time emphasizes team building and sportsmanship through experiential learning. Girls are divided into 3 teams of 10 girls with an assigned coach who will guide them through a variety of games and light competition.  
  • athena camp, middle school

    Grades 5-8, 9am-4pm
    • 2018 Themes

      Strong Sisters

      • Communicating with Grace & Courage Friendships rule a girl’s world. Navigating the social scene at any age can be filled with confusion and challenges. At Athena Camps we are all about fun as our cool coaches deliver lively activities and discussions designed to help girls wade through the rough waters of their relationship dilemmas particular to their age.
      • Social Media for Positive Change 

        Daily 75 minute exploration into the world of social media via interactive activities, videos and discussions.  Topics include internet safety, social media applications, digital drama and stereotypes, and positive uses of these platforms.  Lessons are taught by our expert Coaches in fun, interactive, and engaging ways.
      • Safe Sitter Certification

        6 hour training spread over 5 days of camp.   Each 75 minute lesson is interactive, entertaining and engaging, as you and your friends learn the safety and business skills necessary to care for young children.   You'll leave with 120 page Training Manual, a certification card, new business skills, and confidence to care for young children on your own.  Endorsed by the American Heart Association.
      • Mentorship Course

        The Athena Mentorship Course is designed for Middle and High School girls to develop and apply their mentorship abilities to take with them out into Athena Camps and their community.  The 12-hour course includes personal reflection, group discussions, conflict resolution techniques and boundary setting scenarios, communication skills and community building exercises and more.  Course is held at Athena Camps office in downtown Willow Glen and is limited to 12 participants. Camp shirt is included and please dress comfortably and bring water bottle and lunch daily. *This course is a pre-requisite to be a Junior Coach and/or Intern at Athena Camps.
    • Activities

      • Circles - Daily Opening, Affirmation, and Closing Circles set a positive environment and give everyone a chance to check in.
      • Girl Power Games - "Minute to Win It" team building, fun games are designed to help girls get to know each other while having a blast
      • The "Boost Board" invites girls to leave positive messages for each other all day, every day. As campers open up and make new friends, the notes multiply.
      • The Lounge - a quiet corner for campers to "chillax", read, and hang out during our down time.
      • Mentorship Opportunities - Upon attendance of a 2017 Athena Camp, middle schoolers are invited to become a Junior Coach for one week a Mini Athena Camps (grades K-2)
      • Family Finale - Save Friday afternoons for our special Family Finale. Family members and friends are invited to attend a final Closing Circle and Ceremony to take part in the special Athena Camps culture. (Takes place at 2:45pm on Friday at most locations.)
    • Sports

      • Self Defense & Lacrosse (curriculum developed by Verve)
      • Fitness & Basketball
      • Yoga & Volleyball
      No previous experience necessary!  Learn, practice, and play two sports a day, hang out with your friends, and eat!  By the end of the week, you will have improved upon all of the main skills necessary to enjoy and/or compete in these sports.  Our goal is that every person leave Athena Camps with a willingness to try new things, greater self-confidence, and life-long friends!  

2018 Camp Schedules

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San Jose/Campbell
San Jose Christian School
Athena Camps Office
Downtown Willow Glen
Los Altos
Gardner Bullis School

Available camp sessions & sports

Multi Camp Discounts!

NEW Multiple Camp discounts!  For each additional camp you choose, your daughter benefits, and you save. Get $20 off your 2nd week, $40 off your 3rd week, and $60 off four or more weeks.

Mini Camps – A perfect first camp!

Our Mini Camp is designed for girls entering Kinder through 2nd grade.  Girls are grouped by age for all sports and art projects.   Campers have the option of attending full day from 9am-3pm or half day from 9am-1pm. Weekly camps are offered all summer in both San Jose and Los Altos!

Middle School Camps!

We are excited to offer Summer Day Camps specifically designed for Middle School girls. These camps are only for girls entering 5th through 8th grade and focus on issues relevant to girls in this age group.

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Refer a new family to Athena Camps, and you both save $20. Be sure you both enter each other’s name when we ask who we can thank for the referral and then enter the coupon code “girlfriend” at checkout.  Click on the icon below.

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A typical day at Athena Camps

  • 9:00 amOpening Circle & Girl Power Games
  • 10:00 amStation 1: Sport #1
  • 11:15 amStation 2: Art & Discussion
  • 12:15 pmLunch & Free Play
  • 12:45 pmAffirmation Circle
  • 1:00 pmStation 3: Sport #2
  • 2:15 pmTeam Time
  • 3:45 pmClosing Circle

Scholarships & Policies

We are proud to offer partial scholarships based on financial need. Scholarships are limited to available resources.

The “Dr. Mel” Scholarship

A scholarship in memory of Melissa Rose Heagerty M.D., is awarded to a courageous and confident girl on her way to becoming an inspirational woman.

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Girls on the Run Scholarship

As a partner of Girls on the Run, we proudly offer two scholarships to current or former participants of the Girls on the Run program who would not otherwise be able to afford Athena Camps. Click here for a scholarship application: Athena Camps Scholarship

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Frequently Asked Questions & Policies

Check out our FAQ section for information about cancellations, refunds, allergies and more.

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