Girls Make it Happen Camp Returns!
Summer 2021: July 25 - 30  |  Register here

Girls Make it Happen is a one-week session for girls aged 10-16 focused on leadership development, critical thinking, and experiential learning in everyday practical tasks.

This program encourages girls to take risks, accept challenges, develop their leadership style, and work both independently and within teams to create strategies and solutions for solving problems. Above all, girls will have the opportunity to experience life in a dorm for a week, which is great preparation for the future!
We are excited to offer numerous hands-on courses, including but not limited to public speaking, the creation of one’s own TED Talk, safe internet and social media practices, and an introduction to different technologies offered in Chatham Hall’s Makerspace. Campers will also have the chance to learn how to garden, grocery shop on a budget, and cook a healthy meal, which in turn allows for conversations on financial literacy and nutrition. The possibilities are truly endless as campers learn how to strategically work through ideas - we look forward to taking challenges and bringing curiosities to life!
Sessions will be taught by current Chatham Hall faculty, professionals who work with adolescent girls and incorporate these transferable skills into their classrooms and in the residential hallways daily.

Program Fee
The program fee for Girls Make it Happen is $1,500. This comprehensive fee includes rooming in our air-conditioned dorm rooms under adult supervision, all meals, camp activities, and camp t-shirt.

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  • Sophie L. '23

    Hometown: Myrtle Beach, SC
    School Team: Purple

    Favorite Camp Memory: Having a water balloon fight on the soccer fields, and learning to sew!
    Why I Choose to Attend Chatham Hall: The welcoming and closeness of the community drew me to Chatham.
    Favorite Class: Word Religions is my favorite class because I can learn about religions around the world, and learning more about their cultures.
    Extracurriculars at Chatham Hall: I am on the tennis and golf teams, and the Sophomore Class secretary.
    At Chatham Hall, I Never Thought I Would Try: Yoga, but now I can learn so much yoga every day after classes.
  • Lily C. '22

    Hometown: Chatham, VA
    School Team: Gold

    Favorite Camp Memory:
    My favorite memories are learning how to create my own business, budgeting, and creating a logo for it, and of course making friendship bracelets with my new friends!
    Why I Chose to Attend Chatham Hall: I chose to attend Chatham Hall because I fell in love with the campus and felt like I immediately connected with the incredible faculty and alumnae that ran the camp.
    Favorite Class: My favorite class is AP English Language & Composition because we read so many interesting articles and stories that are relevant to current events, and analyze points of view that we may have never considered before. 
    Extracurriculars art Chatham Hall: I'm involved in a lot here at Chatham Hall, but what I love about it is that I don't feel overworked with all of my regular homework as well as my extracurriculars and leadership positions. This year I am a COE and a Prefect, I play Volleyball and Soccer, participate in Winter Conditioning, and am a part of many student-lead clubs.
    At Chatham Hall, I Never Thought I Would Try: I have always had a love for musical theater, but had never been a part of it until my sophomore year when the theater department did Mamma Mia! I had terrible stage fright and never thought I'd try anything like this, but I fell in love with acting out and singing some of my favorite musical moments!
  • Gracie W. '23

    Hometown: High Point, NC
    School Team: Gold

    Favorite Camp Memory:
    I think my favorite summer camp memory was quilting with Mrs. Morrison in the Niche!
    Why I Chose to Attend Chatham Hall: I chose to attend Chatham Hall because when I visited I knew this was the type of environment I wanted to be in!
    Favorite Class: I would say Humanities 10: English with Mrs. Morrison because of how fun her class is or CAMS with Dr. Daniel because I love having the period as an extra study hall, and Dr. Daniel is really helpful at keeping me organized and on top of all my work.
    Extracurriculars at Chatham Hall: I am a part of two clubs: Sustainability Club and Activism Club. I am a COE, and I’m class president of the sophomore class. I also have played Volleyball, Tennis, Lacrosse, and Yoga.
    At Chatham Hall, I Never Thought I Would Try: Freshman year I played lacrosse for the first time and I absolutely loved it. I was nervous to try out a sport I had never played before, but every person on the team and my coaches were very supportive and helpful. 
A girls' boarding and day school in southern Virginia, Chatham Hall prepares girls for college and for productive lives. Our innovative academic program offers advanced courses, global study and travel, as well as project-based learning. We foster the intellect and character of each student and, through our Honor Code, live in a community of trust. Grounded in its Episcopal heritage, the school welcomes students of all faiths and backgrounds.
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