BOONE, N.C. — For three weeks this summer, Girls on the Run of the High Country (GOTR-HC) will provide a one-of-a-kind opportunity for girls to develop self-confidence and learn various life skills through its new camp program known as Camp GOTR. Registration for the camp is now open.
GOTR-HC, a program sponsored by the Blue Cross NC Institute for Health and Human Services (IHHS) within Appalachian State University’s Beaver College of Health Sciences, has provided transformative after-school programming to girls ages 8–13 for the past 11 years.
“We are thrilled to now offer Camp GOTR, an exciting addition to our list of programming options,” said Mary Sheryl Horine, council director of GOTR-HC and associate director of the IHHS.
“Camp GOTR provides a tremendous opportunity for girls who may have not yet experienced the magic of Girls on the Run, as well as an opportunity for girls to continue to enjoy our program beyond the school year,” she said.
Camp participants will enjoy building friendships in an inclusive setting that includes interactive games, being physically active and expressing creativity through arts, crafts and storytelling. Led by caring and qualified GOTR coaches, the three weeklong camps combine the best of the GOTR program with all the fun of camp.
The program is designed to address physical, emotional and social development in rising third through fifth grade girls through fun and engaging lessons. Using an intentional curriculum that incorporates games for small and large groups, physical activity, interactive workshops and individual reflection, girls learn valuable skills to help them build meaningful and positive connections with others.
For more information about Camp GOTR and how to register, visit https://gotr.appstate.edu/summer.
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About the Beaver College of Health Sciences
Appalachian's Beaver College of Health Sciences opened in 2010 as the result of a strategic university commitment to significantly enhance the health and quality of life for individuals, families and communities in North Carolina and beyond. In 2015, the college was named for an Appalachian alumnus and pioneer in the health care industry — Donald C. Beaver ’62 ’64 of Conover. The college offers nine undergraduate degree programs and seven graduate degree programs, which are organized into six departments: Communication Sciences and Disorders; Health and Exercise Science; Nursing; Nutrition and Health Care Management; Recreation Management and Physical Education; and Social Work. Learn more at https://healthsciences.appstate.edu.
About Appalachian State University
As the premier public undergraduate institution in the state of North Carolina, Appalachian State University prepares students to lead purposeful lives as global citizens who understand and engage their responsibilities in creating a sustainable future for all. The Appalachian Experience promotes a spirit of inclusion that brings people together in inspiring ways to acquire and create knowledge, to grow holistically, to act with passion and determination, and to embrace diversity and difference. Located in the Blue Ridge Mountains, Appalachian is one of 17 campuses in the University of North Carolina System. Appalachian enrolls more than 19,000 students, has a low student-to-faculty ratio and offers more than 150 undergraduate and graduate majors.