Girl with Grit: Skill Building Workshops


Camp Girl with Grit teaches basic life skills that are needed for independent living. Each session teaches essentials such as changing a flat tire, road safety, engine maintenance, introduction to tools and hardware, and general home care and repair. Classes have been called potentially lifesaving and life changing by law enforcement and behavioral scientists.

The camp is six sessions held over a six-week period in the fall. Campers can sign up for all six sessions or pick individual sessions to attend.

  • Class Time: Fridays from 5 p.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Location: 102 City Park Rd. in Boerne
  • Class Fee: $200 for 6-week session or $35 for an individual session
  • Ages: 8 years and up
  • Contact: (210) 201-3315 | Email Camp Girl With Grit

Fall 2023 Session Schedule

The fall 2023 sessions will be held on Fridays from October 20 to December 1. There will be no session on the week of Thanksgiving.

Week One | October 20: Hands-on Tools

Girls will learn about tools and build their very own birdhouse. They will leave with a basic understanding of all hand and power tools.

Week Two | October 27: Drive and Thrive

Girls will learn how to change a tire, jump a battery, roadside safety, and vehicle maintenance.

Week Three | November 3: Cookies and Construction

Girls will learn about various elements of construction over cookies. The goal of this class is to implement knowledge (i.e. wall structure, plumbing, electrical, etc.) about buildings that everyone needs to know in a fun, interactive way.

Week Four | November 10: Don’t Panic!

We will cover how to handle some very simple and some very scary emergencies. Girls will get hands-on use with a fire extinguisher and learn how to deal with various emergencies from clogged toilets to bursting pipes.

Week Five | November 17: Home Economics

Girls will learn basic household skills to help them achieve independence from culinary on the fly to hanging heavy curtains to patching a pair of jeans or a hole in the wall.

Week Six | December 1: Skill Station Showcase

Girls will showcase their new skills through an event families are welcome to attend. Girls will have access to 5 Skill Stations with hands-on projects or games. Girls will get their Girl with Grit Certification and Completion packet from the program.


Use the links below to sign up and pay for all six sessions or choose the individual sessions that interest you.