About this Event
*WINTER BREAK CAMP* Camp Congress for Girls and U.S. Capitol Tour DC is a one-day holiday camp that introduces girls, ages 9-16, to U.S. politics.
8:20am - Camper arrival, orientation and distribute GIP t-shirts
8:50am - Departure for United States Capitol building
9:20am to 12:40pm - Capitol tour and lunch
1:00pm to 5pm - Camp Congress for Girls classroom curriculum
Camp Congress for Girls begins with a lesson on the structure of our political system. Each girl will choose to run for a seat in the US House of Representatives, the US Senate or for the presidency. She will create her own campaign with a platform, campaign finance plan, and film a political ad. All campers will register to vote and then vote in an election. Once elected to Congress and sworn in, the newly installed members of Congress will learn how to introduce a bill, debate the merits of the bill, lobby fellow legislators, collaborate with the Executive branch and finally vote on the proposed bill. Camp will culminate with a ceremonial signing of the bill by our Ms. President. All participants will receive Certificate of Completion.
5:00 pm - Dismissal
For additional information contact us at +1 866-226-5911 extension 1, via email at [email protected] or visit our website at www.girlsinpolitics.com.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is the registration fee refundable? The registration fee is non-refundable unless the organizer cancels the session. If a participant is unable to attend a session a credit will be placed on file that may be used at any time for a future program. The credit does not expire.
Is this a partisan program or supported by a political party? No, the Girls in Politics Initiative is an independent organization that is self-funded through the fees generated from hosting sessions. The curriculum is civic education.
Who are the instructors? Our Lead Instructors are women that currently or have previously worked in government or electoral politics. Our support staffers are current or former licensed teachers. Our instructors and support staff have criminal background checks and WWC cards.
Event Venue & Nearby Stays
550 C St SW, 550 C Street Southwest, Washington, United States