Girls Rock at Camp Oty’Okwa
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Ohio
Camp Oty’Okwa’s Girls ONLY Camp cultivates self-esteem and lifelong friendships. In addition to camp classics, like campfires and nature hikes, girls are mentored by female professionals. Help girls attend camp this June!
"I want to keep coming to Camp Oty'Okwa and I want to be like my counselor when I grow up. I want to be a strong counselor and help girls."
— 12-year-old camper
Camps help young people create communities of their own while developing skills that will serve them for a lifetime. At camp, young people learn about teamwork, trust, and collaboration. For girls, camp can be an especially valuable tool to build self-esteem and confidence in a safe, fun, and supportive environment.
Camp Oty’Okwa’s Girls ONLY Camp, operated by Big Brothers Big Sisters, offers girls the best of traditional camp experience, such as canoeing, hiking, fishing, and swimming, while also providing mentor-counselors to create opportunities for one-on-one bonding and team-building activities. Girls leave encouraged to progress beyond the everyday stresses of home or school.
Girls ONLY Camp provides campers with experiences that reflect the power they have to shape their own lives. The camp invites various female professionals to hold workshops with the campers and share their stories about leadership and careers.
“It is my privilege to describe different aspects of flying airplanes to girls who have never been exposed to aviation. I also talk about exciting aspects of science and aerodynamics and how girls can enjoy these subjects as much as boys. By the end of my short time with them, I hope they learn something new. I know I leave with a piece of each of them in my heart.”
— Charissa Dyer-Kendler, Ph.D., CFI, CFII, CFIG
Ninety-nine percent of campers who attend Camp Oty’Okwa could not do so without financial assistance. Big Brothers Big Sisters wants to send 108 campers to Girls ONLY Camp this summer. They’ve secured funding for nearly all of the campers, and your support will help them cross the finish line so that more girls than ever before can benefit from the positive programming and empowering activities offered at Girls ONLY Camp.
Give girls a unique camp experience that will inspire them to connect to each other and dream big. Together, we can make it happen!
Provide children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported, one-to-one mentoring relationships that change their lives for the better, forever.