Who we are. Why we're here. What we believe in.
Camp GLOSS was created by two Utah-based therapists who believe that health and wellness can be experienced in a fun curriculum that promotes personal knowledge and wellbeing. With their backgrounds in mental health, the camp curriculum is founded on evidenced based practice and research. While this camp isn’t a therapy camp, every aspect of it has been created with wellbeing, self-actualization and success in mind. Our camp combines personality assessments with experiential learning to create a unique personal growth experience.
Camp Mission: We cultivate self-awareness, joy and perseverance through a transformational learning experience that supports young women in creating and actualizing their dreams.
After a week of camp, your child will leave with:
-A comprehensive understanding of their MMTIC Assessment Data
-Career exploration with introductions to professional women
-New relationships & friendships
-Service work experience & opportunities for continued service work
-A better understanding of their strengths & weaknesses as an individual
-An electronic "reset" after a week without social media
-Introduction to Yoga & Mindfulness practices as a form of self care & stress reduction
(your child will walk away with)
This camp aims to address the complex paradigm of success and life-fulfillment for young women through an experiential, supportive, and collaborative learning environment. Camp GLOSS is named after five foundational pillars of success including: Grit, Leadership, Opportunity, Service, and Self-Awareness. Research has made it clear that women face a unique set of challenges entering into college, careers, and family life. Our aim is to help young women learn skills, personal strengths and weaknesses so they may approach the next phase of their life with confidence and excitement.
Camp Vision: We envision a world where young women actualize their potential through developing perseverance, confidence to seize opportunities, leadership skills, an expanded worldview, and self-awareness.
One of our 5 pillars: we define Grit as the product of perseverance and growth. Each day will focus on personal growth and developing a growth mindset by incorporating an empirically reviewed measurement on personality, leadership and values. Additionally, there will be a daily outdoor exercise on topics ranging from learning through our mistakes and developing stress management skills to assertiveness training.
One of our 5 pillars: we define leadership as a practical skill encompassing the ability of an individual to guide another with curiosity, awareness and confidence. Girls will have the opportunity to experience leadership roles every day. Additionally, assessments will be given & explored so that girls can get to know their individual leadership styles, strengths and weaknesses or areas for growth.
One of our 5 pillars: we define opportunity as the ability to find areas of personal weakness and turn them into opportunities for improvement. Additionally, the opportunity aspect of camp will focus on assertiveness training- teaching young girls how to effectively and confidently embrace opportunities.
One of our 5 pillars: we define service work as a unique way of learning that can create meaning, personal growth, and satisfaction. At camp, girls will have time every day dedicated to a service project of their choosing- with the assistance of counselors. At the end of the first week of camp, service projects will be prepared to implement during the second week.
One of our 5 pillars: we define self as self-awareness, self-care, self-actualization and self-confidence. Behind every successful woman is a solid foundation of self. Self-awareness, self-care and self-actualization. Every day includes a mindfulness practice, exercise, and self-reflection in the form of journaling. Additionally, many of the topics presented throughout the week will focus on pillars of self-care including: healthy relationships, key communication skills and stress management.
With the exception of daily "check in" breaks, the camp will be entirely offline, meaning no cellphones or other socially connecting devices. Why? Research continues to demonstrate that social media and constant connectedness is leading to a rise in depression, especially among teens (technology may be used to develop a service project).
We use empirically studied assessments to provide you and your daughter withe helpful information about strengths, weaknesses and future successes. Specifically, we use the Murphy -Meisgeier Type Indicator for Children (MMTIC), which is the children' & adolescent version of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI). The MMTIC shares the same theoretical approach as the MBTI and provides insights into learning, social skills, personal growth, relationships and development.