Camp & Club-ELLA
Spanish definition: "She or her."
According to the National Education Association, “Girls who learn in all-girl environments are believed to be more comfortable responding to questions and sharing their opinions…” As an organization, we’ve seen girls flourish and open up during our all-female Camps & Clubs.
Girls join beginning in first grade and ascend different levels through eighth grade at which point they peer-mentor younger girls.
Camp-Ella is a one week summer camp designed to build confidence, create childhood memories and life long friendships.
·Club-Ella is a school- year club that introduces girls to entrepreneurship and leadership. Recreation including excursions, sports and celebrations with mentors establishes life-long connections.
Girls may be referred by social workers, caregivers, or any caring adult.
Girls may attend the following programs without Club-Ella membership:
through reading literacy
Reading is the foundation of all learning and knowledge.
Children in foster care lag significantly behind their peers in reading, writing, numeracy, and language and perform significantly worse on measures of academic and socioemotional adjustment compared to children from low socioeconomic backgrounds. (Mitic & Rimer, 2002)
As children read out-loud to mentors they build confidence and connection. The curriculum focuses on character development and dramatic play. At the end of their time together, children visit their "little library house" to select level-appropriate books to take home.
Farm to fork experience
Introduction to healthy food preparation. We are currently learning to grow vegetables at our site. We need your help! We have additional acreage available to develop this program with your help!
SUNSHINE LEMONADE STAND
Promotes kindness while teaching entrepreneurship
Our first lemonade stand provided the opportunity for girls to plan, design and execute their lemonade business. Profits from their business were used for a trip to Disneyland.
All lemonade stand profits are used for excursions/field trips.
1st & 2nd grades: Reading Literacy
4th & 5th grades: Sunshine Lemonade.