The Camden Girls Festival
Morphs Into: Let’s Do Lunch!
6th-8th grade girls and their moms or
other adult friends
are cordially invited to attend a scrumptious Saturday
followed by guest speaker, Catherine
Survive and Thrive!
At the Penobscot Bay YMCA in Rockport, Maine
Saturday April 29,
Lunch at 12
Speaker at 1
The Y will make its wonderful facility available free
of charge all day for attendees who wish to work
out or swim before and/or after the luncheon.
Why is it, we asked ourselves, that at
the turn of the 21st century so many girls struggle to claim their strengths?
Why do so many girls,unlike many boys, hesitate to take up their rightful space
in the world?
Girls are growing up in a popular culture
and economy that continues to send them the message that what they look like
is more important than who they are.
In some communities, being the prettiest girl means being the thinnest; in
others, being the curviest; and in others, being the most buff.
While the ideal image may vary, what remains sadly consistent is just how many
refer to their bodies as the ultimate measure of their own worth: just how many
girls literally weigh their self esteem.
During the talk, Catherine will give girls an entirely
different lens through which to see, know and value
themselves. She will suggest ways not to only
survive the popular culture but to go on and thrive!
To be able to say:
I know who I am. I know that I matter. I
know what matters to me.
The luncheon is $10 for girls and $15 for adults
accompanied by a girl. Some partial scholarships are available.
The fee is $25 for adults attending without a girl.
For more information call 207
We are grateful to MBNA and the Knox
County Community Health Coalition for helping make
this event possible.
Mainely Girls, a state-wide,
non-profit organization, was first founded in 1996 with a two-part mission:
to work with rural communities to assist them in focusing on girls’
needs in a preventative and proactive manner, and work on the state level
to bring about positive change for girls.