Hyatt Regency O’Hare

9300 Bryn Mawr Avenue

United States

Camp Congress for Girls Chicago 2016
Girls in Politics Initiative™
Saturday, April 30, 2016 from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM

The Girls in Politics Initiative (“GIP”) is an international civic education program created and administered by the Political Institute for Women. Our GIP programs introduce girls ages 8 to 17 to politics, policy, the work of the United States Congress, parliamentary governments and the work of the United Nations. We host GIP programs in the United States, Canada, Mexico and the United Kingdom. Educational, social and political organizations may also book a private and/or customized GIP program. To request a private or customized event email

a look at this clip of our program as seen on MSNBC’s Melissa Harris-Perry Show to see our campers in action. VIEW VIDEO CLIP
Camp Congress for Girls Chicago 2016 is a leadership program that introduces girls ages 10 to 15 to politics. Camp begins with a girl-friendly lesson on the structure of our political system. Each girl will choose to run for a seat in the US House of Representatives, the US Senate or for the presidency. She will create her own campaign with a platform, campaign slogan, campaign finance plan, campaign marketing materials and a political ad for television. All campers will register to vote and then vote in an election. Once elected to Congress and sworn in, the newly installed members of Congress will learn how to introduce a bill, debate the merits of the bill, lobby fellow legislators, collaborate with the Executive branch and finally vote on the proposed bill. Camp will culminate with a ceremonial signing of the bill by our Ms. President. During the camp session the campers will meet elected official or political consultant.
The camp day runs from 9am to 5pm. The camp fee includes lunch, snacks and all supplies for camp activities. All Girl Scouts participating in the program will earn a Citizen Legacy badge upon completion of the session. The general registration fee is $160 and the Girl Scouts registration fee is $120. For additional information email, call +1 (202) 660-1457 or visit our website at

9300 Bryn Mawr Avenue
Chicago, IL 60018

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