JOURNEYS

These distinct 10-week programs are based on cohesive curricula that help girls learn social and emotional skills, build confidence, realize the support of elders and nature, share accomplishments with a circle of friends, and help the world through a cause of their choosing. Girls earn ribbons of accomplishment, as set out in program activity books, and they are honored at a final rite of passage celebration. Girls may join a Circle at the start of each new Journey, which is usually in Fall and early Spring. Contact us to find out about upcoming Journeys!

 

PRINCESS WARRIORS TRAINING

In the comfort and joy of a circle of friends, girls find connections to their own power, other girls, their elders, and the world around them. Each weekly gathering builds and circles back to these themes, using arts and crafts, girl-friendly sharing, movement, nature exploration, social action, ritual and fun. In Circle and at home, girls earn Ribbons to mark their accomplishments. They weave these Ribbons onto a crown, which is then given to each girl during a community celebration that marks their final passage into Princess Warriorhood.

Topics Include:

  1. Princess Warriors and Me

  2. Sisterhood and Friendship

  3. Mothers and Grandmothers*

  4. Power through Movement

  5. Strong Voices: Letting the Light Inside Shine

  6. Gifts of Nature

  7. Standing Up for Myself: Strength with Kindness

  8. Helping the World Community Project*

  9. Weavers of Magic

  10. Rite of Passage Ceremony to Princess Warriors* *Elder participation requested 

Crowning at the final Ceremony

Spring 2015

ARTEMIS TRAINING

Girls discover connection to their own power, each other and the world around them, using the Greek Goddess Artemis and archery as metaphor. On this 10-week passage, they focus on a goal, harness the power of concentration, explore nature and ancient stories, help the world, and learn archery! Girls earn Ribbons to mark their accomplishments and then weave these ribbons around the bows they harvest from the woods, which are given to each girl at a final bow ceremony and celebration.  

Topics include:

1. Artemis Overview: The Archer's Goal

2. Heroes & Goddesses: Storytelling for Warriors

3. Power of Concentration

4. Artemis' Playground: Finding our Bows (and Nature Scavenger Hunt)* 5. Strong Bodies

6. Helping the World Project* 

7. Artemis & Orion: Role Playing a Happy Ending

8. Archery Lesson

9. Weavers of Magic (lesson review & bow decorating)

10. Archery Lesson & Bow Ceremony*              

*Elder participation requested              

Group archery lesson

Fall 2015

WARRIOR FRIENDSHIP TRAINING  

In the joy and comfort of a circle of friends, girls embark on a 10-week Journey to study the Great Friendship Arts. Through experiential activities and creativity, nature awareness, ritual and fun, they will recognize their power to nourish positive friendships, learn Warrior social skills, and act as upstanding friends and to the world. Throughout the Journey, girls earn Ribbons of Accomplishment to celebrate how they have put their developing skills into action. They will weave their ribbons into Friendship Wrap Bracelets, which will be given to them during the Final Ceremony to honor their growing power in the great Friendship Arts. As they sew the right seeds with patience and care, their friendships bloom like a magical fairy garden.

Topics Include:

1.  The Princess Warrior in a Circle of Friends                               

2.  Being a Good Friend - Choosing Good Friends     

3.  Powerful Bodies United (Partner Yoga)                                                     

4.  Leading & Following (Power flows in Friendship)               

5.  Friends of Nature Hike*                 

6.  Apology and Forgiveness

7.  Standing Up for Others

8.  Helping the World Project*

9.  Weavers of Magic

10. Final Ceremony* 

Balancing rocks - balancing power with friends

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