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The 8th Annual Camden Girls' Festival:
One Incredible Day!

A special day for girls and young women grades 6 - 12.

Following is the program for the 2001 festival. Register now for our 2002 program!

Friday, March 9, 2001  8:00 - 2:30
Camden Opera House
Camden, Maine

Presented By
Mainely Girls

Supported By
With Girls
Department of Transportation
Numerous Community Donations
Knox County Coalition Against Tobacco

Schedule of Events

8:00 - 9:00 Registration & Bagels
9:00 - 9:45 Welcome and Play *"Butt of Course!"
10:00 - 11:30 Morning Session
11:30 - 12:30 Lunch
12:30 -2:00 Afternoon Session
2:00 - 2:30 Finale & Closing

*No ands, ifs, or butts about it, smoking among girls is skyrocketing. The girls in this original play by Cathy Plourde explore how and why girls fall into this trap, how to stay clear of it yourself, and how to get out if you've already fallen in!

Morning Sessions
Video discussions are co-facilitated by a high school girl and an adult.

Buffing Tough
Does the weight room have you intimidated? Learn to use weights safely and effectively, and have fun doing it!
Sandy Bodamer

"Came Out, It Rained, Went Back In Again"
A really funny, creative video about a girl considering whether she may be a lesbian. Worth seeing, regardless of sexual orientation. Join a discussion about the movie and topics that arise.
Sage Hayes, Outright

Doctor! Doctor!
Meet a young female physician and learn the latest answers to girls' health questions about cramps, weight control, nutrition, stress and depression, birth control and std's, how to choose your own doctor, when to get a pap test, etc.
Dr. Candace Walters, Ob-Gyn

"Flirting or Hurting?"
Simply the best video on the subject of harassment: what it is, how to prevent it, and how to handle it if it happens to you or someone you care about.
Cindy Vohringer

"Girls Like Us"
This 60 minute film follows an ethnically diverse group of 4 working class girls in South Philadelphia for 4 years, from ages 14 to 18. An honest, inspiring look at girls' experiences. The video has won 11 major awards!
Dr. Linda Vaughan

Good Girls vs. Sluts: (Gr 9-12 Girls Only)
Often girls say that "slut" is the worst thing that someone can call them. Look at the power of the word, how it's used, who uses it, who gets called it, how it effects girls' sexuality, and what girls can do to reduce the power of the word "slut."
Mary Madden, Ph.D. Assistant Professor, UMO

Heavy Metal: (Girls Only)
Drive a backhoe, a truck and a grader - now this is power! Learn about these and other lucrative jobs that once were exclusively for men. Dept. of Trans.,
Lisa Webber of Women Unlimited

Hip Hop Dance
Bring a friend and get down with some of the baddest moves!
Annie Laurita, YMCA

Kicking the Habit
You want to prevent someone from smoking, help a friend stop, or quit yourself, but how? Join this focus group to share and find out.
Becky Grant-Widen, Farmington Healthy Community Coalition

Meditation and Creative Visualization
If you can envision it, you can be it! Use these basic techniques to create what you want in your life. Also wonderful for stress reduction. Authentic power lies within!
Lee Ann Beaulieu, Earth Spirit Farm

What's Love Got To Do With It?
So you're in a relationship, but is it a good one? How can you tell? And if it isn't, what could you, should you do about it?
Jenny Boisvert, Abby Curtis, New Hope for Women.

You've Got Rhythm!
Find your own beat and make music with your friends using Frame Drums, the oldest form of drums in the world!
Tori Morrill of Inanna

Zoey's Room
Zoey, an animated character, is the internet pen pal of 3 real girl hosts. Check out her website at and then meet Zoey's two creators. (Also, a sneak preview of Dear Aunt Polly, a television series about the spirit of caring!)
Erin Brockette and Vinitha Nair

Afternoon Sessions

Come Home to Your Body with Yoga
Find balance in a hurried world by practicing yoga for mind/body awareness.

Doctor! Doctor!
See morning description.

Good Girls vs. Sluts (Gr 6-8 Girls Only)
See morning description.

Heavy Metal
See morning description.

Herbs and Natural Ingredients for Health and Beauty (Gr. 8 - 12)
Let your inner beauty be reflected on the outside, too! Make your own beauty spa from herbs and natural ingredients found in your kitchen.
Lee Ann Beaulieu, Earth Spirit Farm

Hip Hop Dance
See morning description.

Mystery, Magic, the Moon and You! (Gr. 6 - 7)
Our menstrual cycles connect us to the magic and mystery of life. This energy brings us strongly into a circle/cycling which is deeply feeling, but not always comfortable. Explore your 'moon' experience and the experiences of girls around the world.
Jane Gerlach, Program Director Midcoast Health and Family Planning

"Righteous Babes" (Gr 9-12)
This video interviews female rock stars about how they have influenced feminism and how feminism has influenced them. Occasional swearing.
Barbara Hunt

"Slim Hopes"
Featuring Jean Kilbourne, this brisk, humorous, video lecture uses 150 current ads to tell girls about the impact of advertising on their health - especially the impact of an obsession with thinness on the self-image of girls. "After viewing this, you will never look at advertising and girls' and women's bodies in the same way again," Dr. Christiane Northrup.
Dr. Robin Cubberly

"Teen Sexuality in a Culture of Confusion" (Gr 8-12)
This video presents many views about teen sex and may start you thinking about yourself, and sex, a little differently. Fast moving music and images illustrate comments by real girls and boys, as well as a few "experts," and the glamorous, sexy advertising images are contrasted with the sometimes grim results of teen sex. HIV/AIDS, homosexuality and teen pregnancy are all addressed in this honest, direct video.
Joy Chamberlain, Family Life Educator

In this 30 minute video a young girl's romantic notions of becoming a teenager are challenged by what she sees happening to an older acquaintance. She learns to deal with having been sexually abused during her childhood by being there for another girl when a crisis occurs.
Helen Harrington, Sexual Assault and Crisis Support Center

You've Got Rhythm!
See morning description.