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Summer Sizzle

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

The entire group of participants and counselors.
Middle schol-aged girls had an opportunity recently to build fundamental life life skills through organized activities at the week-long Summer Sizzle.

The goal of the annual event is for girls to grow in positive self-esteem, self-empowerment, and to strengthen their ability to make good life decisions. Encouraging successful relationships between youth and their parents, Summer Sizzle celebrates American spirit and the importance of honoring your family heritage. Activities throughout the week include: daily praise and worship, inspiration from Scripture, and a character focus such as determination, peace, and courage.

Each day included fun fitness routines and small group discussion. The girls are inspired to explore and embrace the things that make them unique, to dream big, and plan for their future as they learn about Godly women of influence from around the world. Fun traditional camp activities such as arts and crafts and field trips are a feature of the camp. This year's workshops included: photography, hair care, friendship, nutrtition, skin care, art, hygeine.

Several field trips were also made available where they participated in activities: BVRMC Health and Fitness Center, Faust, sailing with the SL Kiwanis, swimming, Cool Katz Pottery.

The participants ate lunch together and following lunch each day participated in zumba dance.

Summer Sizzle utilized First Baptist Church, St. John Church and St. Mary's School.

This year there were 86 middle school girls and 24 counselors that participated. The event has grown each year since it began. A committee of women take great care in coming up with a meaningful agenda in which they are sure the girls with benefit.

This year a similar event was held for middle school-age boys but it was held out of the area. It was very successful and it is believed it will continue as well.

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