Summer Camp: Stand Up! Speak Out!®



Stand Up! Speak Out!® Summer Camp

A Fun Summer Camp that Fosters Empowerment, Creativity and Friendship Skills!

Come join us for four fun-filled days of outdoor games, skits, art projects, planting, mindfulness activities and more! 

This summer, we’re thrilled to be partnering with Descanso Gardens – and offering both sessions of our Stand Up! Speak Out!® Summer Camp in Descanso’s beautiful Harvest Gardens!  The Harvest Gardens are a lush, private space filled with mature trees, raised beds for planting, outdoor education areas with ample seating for safe physical distancing, fruit trees we can harvest, and more.

After a year of at-home school, our youth need to spend time in nature and interact with peers – and we’re so excited to offer our friendship-oriented camp in this beautiful space!          

Your daughter will learn essential skills to help maintain healthy friendships, use assertiveness, and approach challenges with confidence and compassion. This summer – she’ll have fun, get creative, make new friends, enjoy nature and learn important skills for life!


Girls entering 3rd-5th grade


Join us for one of these 2021 sessions!

Tuesday, July 6 – Friday, July 9 – SOLD OUT

Tuesday, July 13 – Friday, July 16


9am – 1pm each day

Why do parents register their daughters for Stand Up! Speak Out!® Summer Camp?

Some parents are simply looking for a fun outdoor summer activity, some hope their daughters will build confidence and make new friends, and others are excited for them to learn how to manage big feelings, tackle challenges and communicate more effectively.

Some have heard of the Institute from friends who’ve been with us for years; others find us on their own and are thrilled to learn a resource like the Institute exists in the Pasadena area.

Each parent’s story is unique. We love to talk to parents and learn their stories, and then we to get to know their daughters even better during our week together. With Stand Up! Speak Out!®, we’ve designed a program to foster the skills our daughters need – confidence, camaraderie, creativity, and compassion. And we’ve made it super fun because that’s also what girls need. (Don’t we all, really?)

The most rewarding part is seeing the girls shine – laughing with new friends, using brave talk to share in front of the group, performing in skits, or tapping into their creative spirits making art projects.

Reach out to us with any questions!

We hope your daughter will join us!  Please contact Paige Hobey at or at (626) 585-8075, ext. 121 with any questions. We’d love to chat with you about your daughter and share more details with you over the phone.


$495 until May 30

  • $525 after May 30
  • Plus, a $15 bring-a-friend discount!

Partial scholarships are available; email with questions.


Included in your daughter’s summer camp is a Tuesday or Wednesday evening online parent presentation by our CEO, Dr. Melisa Johnson – Cliques, Conflicts, and Connections: Helping Your Daughter Navigate Her Social World. This evening component of our summer program gives parents the opportunity to connect and learn strategies to best support their daughters.

Also included is our Virtual Stand Up! Speak Out! Open House Celebration made available to families at the conclusion of camp.


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