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 between eleven and fourteen years old.

When is the camp and how long does it last?

EmpowerU Camps take place during the summer months. Each sessions lasts five days and goes from 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m., Monday–Friday.

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
  • and more

What if my preferred session is full?

If the camp session you are interested in is full, please contact Samantha Wallace at wallace1@uoregon.edu to be added to the waitlist.


Camp dates to be announced in winter 2019.

In-person registration opens on Sunday, March 10, 2019, at the Duck Trails Camp Open House (10:00 a.m.–noon). Online registration opens on Monday, March 11, 2019.