For Hub City Times
MARSHFIELD — UW-Marshfield/Wood County Continuing Education is hosting the four-day Girl Power Camp Aug. 7-10 for girls ages 9-13. The camp offers participants the opportunity to try new things, explore potential career paths, and make friends while focusing on problem solving, team building, self-confidence, and creativity.
—Day 1: Discover the life of women in the police force with the Marshfield Police Department’s Christine Giacomino and Julie Leu. Then use investigation techniques to find clues and solve a mystery at the UW.
—Day 2: Learn about local government and how to make a difference in the community. Then do a mock campaign for local office.
—Day 3: Meet some of the animals of the Marshfield Area Pet Shelter. Shelter Manager Kaitlin Loberg will share what she does and how she got into the business of helping animals. Construct homemade cat toys, and create a painting of a cat.
—Day 4: Hear from Quyen Hom, a small business owner and professional photographer, on what it is like to start and run a business. Develop a basic business plan for a new business, and then plan the events for an open house.
The registration fee of $165 includes a camp T-shirt, snacks, and supplies. To ensure adequate supplies, the registration deadline is July 31. Space is limited, so early registration is encouraged. Register online at marshfield.uwc.edu/ce, or call the Continuing Education office at 715-389-6520.