Female-identified campers play with face paint


Rising 6th–8th

About EmpowerU Camps

EmpowerU is a week long immersion experience where middle school-aged girls are encouraged to step outside of their comfort zone, take healthy risks, and develop self-confidence in a supportive community. While exploring their own identities and values, campers will find their voice and learn skills and strategies to navigate the unique challenges that adolescent girls face. 

Who can attend?

Open to all female-identifying adolescents who will be entering sixth through eighth grade in the fall.

When is the camp and how long does it last?

EmpowerU Camps take place during the summer months. Each session lasts five days, unless otherwise specified.

Drop-off for all campers in all camps will be from 7:45–9:00 a.m.; pick-up will be from 4:00–5:30 p.m.

What activities will take place?

Our activities empower young women and help them confidently develop their sense of identity.

  • Team-building challenges
  • Fitness activities
  • Meditation
  • Expressive art
  • Guest speakers
  • Group discussion

What if my preferred session is full?

Families can add their campers directly to the waitlists. Please proceed to the online registration link below, log in with your account, and all full sessions will have a "Waitlist" button.


Registration for summer 2024 EmpowerU will open on Friday, March 22, at 1:00 p.m.

Cost of attendance is the estimated cost to attend the UO for the academic year. The Office of Student Financial Aid and Scholarships provides estimates for cost of attendance information that goes beyond tuition and fees, and includes: living expenses (housing and food), books/supplies/equipment, transportation, and miscellaneous personal expenses.