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Camp Overview

“The Art of Change” will teach girls, who are currently in grades 6-8, how to become socially and culturally competent global citizens. Yewande Austin (a 2017 President Barack Obama “Lifetime Achievement Award” Honoree) will lead girls in a series of entrepreneurship workshops, STEAM and performing arts classes, and field trips while teaching them how to develop their own social business model with girls in another country! This multidisciplinary approach will show students how to think more creatively about solving real-world social issues. Are you ready to change the world? St. Catherine’s School will show you how!

Camp Details

  • Eligible applicants are girls in grades 6-8, who attend schools in the Richmond area
  • Session dates are June 19 - July 7, 2017, with no classes on July 3-4 and will be held at St. Catherine’s School
  • Session times are Monday – Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. with drop-off 8:30-9 a.m. and pick-up 5-5:30 p.m.
  • This is a tuition-free camp that includes lunch, snacks and a T-shirt
  • The program includes three field trips, and laptops and all art supplies will be provided
  • Tentative final presentation date is July 7, 6-8 p.m.
  • Application deadline is April 28, 2017; no exceptions for incomplete or late submissions
  • Notifications of acceptance into the program will be made by May 12, 2017



Chris Carlisle
Assistant Director of Admissions/Director of Auxiliary Programs
804-288-2804 x3022

Sue Baldwin
Assistant Head of School
804-288-2804 x3038
Yewande Austin
Activist • Artist • Ambassador

History shows us how the arts shape our world. Italian Renaissance artist Leonardo Da Vinci was also a scientist and inventor. Acclaimed physicist and Nobel Peace Prize winner Albert Einstein was a violinist. Astronaut Dr. Mae Jemison was also a physician and a formally trained dancer. These iconic figures knew then what we finally understand today – everything, from science to the arts, is inextricably connected! No one understands this concept better than artist, activist and honorary U. S. Cultural Ambassador, Yewande Austin. Since 2006, her humanitarian organization, The Change Rocks Foundation, has used a combination of music, education and capacity building to empower over 250,000 participants in 16 countries with critical skills that reduce the impact of global poverty.

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