Speak Up, Speak Out! Summer Camp

The Speak Up, Speak Out! Advocacy Summer Camp for Middle School Girls trains girls to use their voices and speak out on issues they care deeply about. The curriculum includes confidence building, interpersonal communication, public speaking and advocacy training. 

girls working together in a small group

Camp Experience

This camp is designed specifically for middle school girls (ages 11-13) to strengthen their advocacy skills, public speaking and confidence building.

Participating campers will:

  • work with Towson University faculty and TU students and peer mentors in the Public Communication Center who specialize in advocacy
  • receive personalized coaching and mentorship
  • participate in training and development sessions
  • enjoy campus recreation built into the camp experience
  • participate in an advocacy showcase at the end of the week

Camp Details


  • Monday, July 15-Friday, July 19, 2024, 9 am-4 pm, with lunch and snacks provided
  • Friday, July 19, 3-4 pm: Advocacy Showcase for friends and family


  • $300 for the week (lunch and snacks are provided)


Are you interested in registering for camp, but need financial assistance? We have 5 scholarships available, thanks to the generous support of our donors. Please email to apply for financial assistance.

Cancellation Policy

  • Cancellations before July 1 will receive a 50% tuition refund (minus a $50 cancellation fee).
  • No refunds will be issued after July 1, whether or not the student attended camp.

[Note: The camp registration link is being processed through TU Community Dance--you are in the right place!]

Registered Participants

Checklist: What to Bring, What to Wear

  • Refillable water bottle
  • Sneakers--we will be in locations that require closed toed shoes and will be outside
  • Writing utensils and a notebook
  • Sunscreen
  • A light sweater or sweatshirt for cooler indoor spaces

Health Forms

Health forms are required and must be emailed to . Printable forms will be added to this page when available.

Additional Staff

Paige Robinson, SUSO! Intern, Communication Studies

Alexa Blackman, Peer Mentor and Student Supervisor, Public Communication Center

Brent Bradford, Peer Mentor and Student Supervisor, Public Communication Center

Bella Escalona, Peer Mentor and Student Supervisor, Public Communication Center


Please reach out to  to learn more!