Aug 25

Day Camp- Girls Count

Girls Count (day camp for girls entering 1st -8th grades)

  • FOR: Rising 1st -8th Grade Girls
  • TYPE: Day Program
  • DATES: June 19, 2017-August 21, 2017
  • COST: $99 per week
  • Please note that if all scholarship spots are filled for camp we will not be able to approve any more scholarship applications.

Each day at Girls Count, girls have an opportunity to explore our STEAM Lab, which is used to immerse them in science, technology, engineering, arts, and math challenges and explore STEAM and media arts through applied technology and project-based learning. Computer rooms are available to the girls for research, projects, instructional assistance, and daily online activities. In addition to our focused program offerings, girls will experience diverse weekly themes including visual arts, health & wellness, financial literacy, green living, and more. Overall, our carefully designed programs focus on academic support, character development, cultural enhancement, building leadership skills, and social change, as well as offer engagement with notable female leaders, girl power, and FUN!


 Each camper is responsible for arranging their own transportation to and from the campsite. 

 Lunch is available on Mondays Only

Snack is available Twice a day Mon-Fri

All campers must bring lunch on Tuesday-Fridays

No additional weekly Summer Field  Trip Fees

Breakfast is not available - Campers that arrive before 8:30 a.m. can eat at the site before we start the program activities. 


Jul 28

She Can Lead

 She Can Lead: A Middle School Girls Experience

· FOR: Girls in 6th -8th grades

· TYPE: Residential Program

· DATES: July 17, 2017 - July 28, 2017

· $560 paid in full by June 1st

The transition to middle school is often challenging for Black girls and other girls of color due to massive fundamental achievement gaps. The supportive hands-on environment of this camp strives to meet this challenge by fostering increased independence, self-esteem and confidence in girls through fun interactive experiences, workshops, taking part in Girl Action Teams, learning from guest speakers, and field trips.

This two-week residential program will develop the skills and capabilities that will enable girls to speak up in class and social settings, solve problems creatively and communicate with confidence that will invigorate the leadership potential in all girls. Ultimately, this skill-building is expected to significantly contribute to girls gaining leadership positions at an early age. Future leaders are shaped at She Can Lead!


Jul 28

Let Her Lead: A High School Girl Experience

  Let Her Lead: A High School Girls Experience

· FOR: Girls in 9th -12th grades

· TYPE: Residential Program

· DATES: July 17, 2017 - July 28, 2017

· $560 paid in full by June 1st

This two-week camp is designed specifically for Black high school girls and other girls of color who have big dreams for their lives and careers. During this experience, we celebrate stories and successes of women of color; actively engage girls in workshops, projects, college tours and mock college classes; and introduce girls to the inner workings of government, business, and entrepreneurship. Girls are also given opportunities to secure internships and jobs, receive intentional coaching to enhance their understanding of networks, and plan their future career success.

Despite the great strides African American women have made in education, many continue to experience higher rates of unemployment than white women and earn less than their male counterparts and white women, leaving a growing portion of our population more vulnerable to poverty and its implications. Let Her Lead focuses on addressing these issues, and moves Black girls from stuck to soaring! We help girls embrace who they uniquely are and realize their infinite potential.




Jul 1

REVamping Fashion Leaders

 ReVamping Fashion Leaders

· FOR: Girls in 6th -8th grades

· TYPE: Residential Program

· DATES: July 17, 2017 - July 28, 2017

· $810 paid in full by June 10, 2017

All girls who attend this camp are eligible for a full scholarship to our LET Her Lead: High School Girl Experience

High school girls will experience a 10-day program exploring the behind the scenes of the fashion industry as they learn about trend forecasting, career and internship options, skills building, networking and meeting fashion leaders from around the globe. Girls will visit New York City for five days and spend the other five days at Virginia Commonwealth University exploring their passion for fashion through the Department of Fashion Design and Merchandising. As a bonus, creative solo and team projects developed by the girls will be presented at a showcase at the end of the program.

It’s no secret that the fashion industry has a diversity problem with very few women of color on magazine covers, campaigns, gracing runways or landing leadership roles in the industry. Girls For A Change is breaking barriers and creating opportunities in the world of fashion as we inspire the creative and resourceful fashion leader in your girl through exposure to this hands on fashion-focused summer residency.

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Camp Orientation



The 2017 CAMP DIVA Leadership Academy

RVA…get ready for Black Girl Magic!

 With 4 Experiences to Choose From...


2017 Parent Orientations

The Camp Diva Summer Leadership Academy Office hosts Open Houses throughout the city beginning in June. Parents are invited to attend these Open Houses to get better acquainted with Girls For A Change policies, as well as the numerous summer camp programs and desired outcomes. These Open Houses are separate from the parent orientations you will receive on

Saturday, June 3, 2017 - 11 am –1 pm
Girls Count Day Camp & Leadership Residential Camps
100 Buford Road, North Chesterfield, VA 23235      

                                                                                                                                                   SAVE THE DATES

OPEN HOUSE - In person only
Saturday, June 3, 2017,  100 Buford Road North Chesterfield, VA 23235  

OPEN HOUSE- In person only                                                                                               Saturday, June 10, 2017, Virginia Union University -   Wall Auditorium                                       1500 N. Lombardy Street. Richmond, VA 23220

Residential Camp Conference Call  Tuesday, June 6, 2017, 6 pm - 7 pm                                       Dial-In - 605.475.4900 Passcode 889291#


Registration Fee Waived for Each Additional Participant

(Sibling Discount - $25 off Weekly Enrollment)