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We are a nonprofit leadership program for Philadelphia girls.  Our program focuses on team-building, leadership development, creative arts, and appreciation of nature.  We offer girls the chance to get out of the city for a one-week sleepaway camp experience, and then to get involved in our year-round mentoring, service projects, creative arts, and leadership activities.

Alisha Berry Camp Sojourner, Girls’ Leadership Camp is composed of both girls and adult women, who work together to make our summer program and year-round activities possible.  We fundraise all year so that our programs can be affordable for all families, and we offer our programs on a sliding scale based on family size and income.

Kandace Thomas
GLC Director, Alisha Berry: (left) Alisha is a writer and college English instructor in Philadelphia, with more than ten years of professional camp experience.

GLC Program Director, Kandace Thomas: (right) Kandace is a foundation program officer in Chicago with five years of professional camp experience.

GLC Advisory Board: (top row, left to right) Shani Adia Evans, Jennifer Turnbull (Intern), Kim Edmunds, Karen Pollack, Maureen Klement, Anna Quinn, (bottom row) Colleen Cody (Intern)

Not shown: Tiffany Walker, Farah Lassegue, Melissa Bowe, Beth Jemison, Wanda Kraybill


Teen Leadership Institute 2013: (left to right) Tityana Smith, Ainye Clarke, Tashina Smith, Chyna Norman, Jatolloa Davis, Nisa Joorabchi (guest instructor), Alie Huxta, Jade Norman, Colleen Cody




New Beginnings
Girls’ Leadership Camp is a member of the New Beginnings Nonprofit Incubator at Resources for Human Development, Inc. (RHD). RHD is a large, diversified nonprofit organization, based in Philadelphia, that oversees roughly 150 programs. The New Beginnings incubator provides small and startup nonprofit programs with a range of services and support designed to help them grow to achieve their missions. Girls’ Leadership Camp is responsible for all its own fundraising.