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when: Dec 4, 2016 at 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
where: Downtown Seattle, 612 2nd Ave., Seattle, Wa
ages: Girls 10 to 15
Camp Congress for Girls Seattle 2016 is a leadership program that introduces girls ages 10 to 15 to politics. Camp begins with a girl-friendly 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 slogan, campaign finance plan, campaign marketing materials and a political ad for television. 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. During the camp session, the campers will meet elected officials and political consultants that will serve as honorary camp counselors.
Girl Scouts will receive a Citizen Legacy badge for completing Camp Congress for Girls Seattle 2016. All participants will receive a Certificate of Completion for participation.
The camp fee includes meals and all supplies for camp activities. Campers are to bring lunch. No refunds will be given for camp registration fees unless the organizer cancels the program.