about athena camps
Our vision is to build communities of empowered girls who inspire and uplift each other in order to have a positive and lasting impact on our world.
Athena Camps' mission is to inspire courage and build confidence in girls through a unique combination of athletic, creative, emotional, and social activities in a nurturing community.
We help girls aged four through fourteen develop their whole selves. Athena Campers participate in sports and creative exercises to learn how to give and receive positive affirmation, make new friends, and acquire the strength and grace to be their best in every situation.
Our PhilosophyAthena Camps is not a traditional sports camp. Our goal is to build body-confidence through sports, giving girls a sense of control over their bodies. Research states that elementary age girls should be "sampling" sports rather than specializing, learning skills and a "love for the game", rather than competing. In middle school, we know sports participation boosts girls' self-esteem, provides focus and builds social confidence. At Athena Camps, girls of all ages have fun and successful experiences with sports and are empowered as their athletic ability grows. Creative, girl-focused projects and facilitated group discussions serve as social opportunities to connect and express emotions in a nurturing community.
A typical day at Athena Camps
- 9:00 amOpening Circle & Girl Power Games
- 9:30 amStation 1: Sport #1
- 11:00 amStation 2: Art & Discussion
- 12:00 pmLunch & Free Play
- 12:45 pmAffirmation Circle
- 1:00 pmStation 3: Sport #2
- 2:00 pmTeam Time
- 2:45 pmClosing Circle
- 3:00 pmExtended Care
During these unprecedented times, the SAFETY of our campers, staff, and families is the most important thing to us. We are so excited (and hopeful) to see you in person for Summer 2021, however, our decision to hold Athena Camps will be informed by the guidance of federal agencies, including the CDC, as well as state and local authorities, in order to implement the appropriate protocols to ensure the health and safety of all participants.
Safety & Security
Each year we create a team of inspirational women – teachers, coaches, student-athletes, and moms – each with her own inspirational life experiences and stories to share. Directors and Coaches undergo a background check and training in positive coaching, group facilitation, and youth development principles.
Our small camp sizes (maximum of 32) and great coach to camper ratios (1:8) assure that each girl is well cared for and always safe. Photo identification is required for authorized pick up and every girl is signed in and out each day.