It’s that time of year again and I am so excited to announce Healthy Hearts, Healthy Minds as the fundraising partner for this years day of Family Mini Sessions!
If you haven’t heard of Healthy Hearts, Healthy Minds yet it’s a new organization in Squamish that provides tailored workshops, adventures & team building around healthy friendships & self love to girls 5-16 years as well as groups of women of all ages. It was started by Vanessa Doak in her quest to empower females to be GREAT!
I met Vanessa a few months back at a Squamish Mothers in Business Event at the Squamish Adventure Centre. When I asked her what she did her excitement and enthusiasm was off the charts as she started telling me about her background at summer camps and how much of a positive impact it has had in her life and the lives of others.
Fast forward a few months and she’s launching her own brand of camp specifically for girls aged 5-16. Vanessa’s passion helping young girls discover who they are and all that they can be through various programs.
Vanessa has a degree in social work and an extensive resume chalk full of experience helping young people in a camping environment. She strongly believes every girl should have the opportunity to attend her programs regardless or their financial situation. For this reason we are collaborating on this fundraiser with a goal to give 20 girls in our community the opportunity to experience a Healthy Hearts, Healthy Minds Adventure Day who otherwise wouldn’t be able to attend.
Adventure Day Camps are tailored to girls 5 – 16 years of age and focus on healthy friendships, self-love and building confidence. The camps are educational, informative and “hands on” and our campers will learn the importance of being a positive and influential individual in society. From understanding the bully, to nurturing the bullied, to empowering the bystander it’s important to know what to do and how to respond and navigate through these difficult years, in age-appropriate ways. Participants will leave with confidence, enhanced self-esteem, social media awareness, the ability to be an advocate and most importantly friendships that have been developed through unity and sisterhood!
On Saturday October 7th (SOLD OUT) and Sunday October 22nd, come out for a family portrait mini session in a studio setting and know that your $65 session fee will send a local girl to a Healthy Hearts, Healthy Minds Adventure Day where she will leave with confidence, enhanced self-esteem, social media awareness, the ability to be an advocate and most importantly friendships that have been developed through unity and sisterhood!
The session is 15 minutes and includes an online gallery with approx 15 images + 1 image of your choice via digital download.
Feeling extra generous? Upgrade your session to also include a matted 8×10 print of your image for $35 more and give a local Squamish girl aged 10-12 a chance to join the SWING (Sisters Who Inspire Navigating Greatness) Leadership Program which costs $100 and runs for 8 weeks 1 day a week.
There will be an opportunity to purchase additional images and prints through your online gallery if you choose, but no additional purchase is necessary. Click here for full pricing menu
I am super excited about the work Vanessa is doing and honoured to be able to help her raise the funds needed to ensure more young girls have access to her programs.
To find out more, click here to visit the facebook page