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GirlSpace is generously supported by the Canadian Women’s Foundation.

The GirlSpace July Day Camp is full, but Ashley has a waiting list. Contact her at to get on it.

Download the application form here.

We are so proud of the “Girls of the YWCA” who showed what it takes to be leaders in the community. The team of 13 walked, ran and hula hooped their way through the annual Relay for Life on June 7th. Half of them even stayed up all night. GirlSpace co-ordinator Ashley MacDonald says the team will register earlier next time and raise even more money.

YWCA Yellowknife will again be offering a day camp for girls ages 8 to 13. The camp is offered at the YWCA administration area at Rockhill (4904 54 Ave). Girls are invited to arrive between 11:45 and 12:15. Girls will be ready for pick up at 4:30. The program does not provide lunch, but girls are welcome to bring their lunch with them to eat with the group. Snacks are provided.

The registration fee is $50 per camper per week. If the cost is an obstacle for girls to attend, please contact Ashley and ask her about bursaries available.

The camp has a different theme each week:

D.I.Y. (Do It Yourself) Week:
This year’s new theme! This week we’ll learn about all the neat projects you can do at home. We often buy things that we can make ourselves from materials found at home. Do you know how to make a mosquito trap by recycling a pop bottle? What about how to make sand to play with? Or how to make a bouncy ball or lava lamp? Register this week to find out how to Do It Yourself (DIY)

Little Chefs Week –
A favourite every year - this week will involve cooking or baking a meal/snack each day. We will learn about healthy eating habits, kitchen safety, fun and easy recipes, and supplement this with lots of other fun, games, crafts, and outings!

Social Activism Week:
Learn about our rights and responsibilities. Learn about different social issues that affect girls and all people, here and abroad. Learn how to support a cause, and see how other children around the world have supported social causes. This week will involve a small fundraising project (bake sale, lemonade stand, car wash etc), and the proceeds will be donated to a cause of the girls’ choice. The girls will also have the opportunity to do some volunteer work. Of course, there will also be lots of crafts, outings and fun!

Exploring Cultures Week:
During this week we’ll learn about different cultures in Canada and around the world. Every day will focus on a different culture, and each day will play games from each respective culture, try different cultural foods, and learn about gender roles within different cultures. We will explore all the beautiful differences that makes us all unique—but highlighting the key point that we are in many, many ways, the same as well.

This week will include an overnight camping trip at Fred Henne Territorial Park.

**Stay tuned for more details on the camping trip to Fred Henne. This is currently unconfirmed!

For more information about the GirlSpace day camp, contact GirlSpace co-ordinator Ashley MacDonald at 920-2777 x 311 or