Camp CEO

A unique opportunity for girls to learn from female CEOs and to think about their own goals

Come to Camp CEO to find out where your future could take you

Girlguiding research has found that 90% of 9 to 10 year-olds think that women and men have the same chance at succeeding in their jobs - but only 35% of 17 to 21 year-olds feel the same.

Camp CEO is about changing that. This is a week-long residential event for members aged between 14 and 17. Every girl who takes part gets the opportunity to spend one-to-one time learning from an inspiring female CEO.

The camp is a chance to think about what your goals are and how to reach them, as well as meet other young Girlguiding members, do fun activities and take part in interesting workshops.

Camp CEO is a bi-annual event that will take place again in 2018. More information will be available in the next few months.

What the CEOs say

We asked CEOs who came to our event in 2016 why it was so important.

My own experience as a girl guide helped develop my confidence and determination to succeed. This is why I am happy to be lending a hand, as a mentor to this generation of guides, at the Camp CEO event - Chloe Arrowsmith, Google
Having worked in a male dominated industry for the past 32 years, I hope to inspire the girls to explore careers that they might not have thought of beforePamela Goee, SGN
I hope that my experience of working in banking, at Transport for London and with HS2 will inspire and encourage young women to feel there are no barriers to achieving their goals, however large or small. I’m also looking forward to learning from them! - Beth West, HS2

What the girls say

Girls who attended Camp CEO in 2016 shared their experiences on social media.

Chatting with @Girlguiding's very [email protected]_Guide at #CampCEO was a true "pinch-me" moment - Valerie is so inspiring and down-to-earth! - Sophie L
Having such an amazing time at #CampCEO, ending the day getting drenched from banana boating - Sophie H
Had an amazing week at #CampCEO. Feel fortunate to have met so many inspirational women! - Lorna

What you need to know

The cost of all accommodation, food and transport is covered by Girlguiding throughout the event.

Who can apply?

All members of Girlguiding aged between 14 and 17. You don't need any previous experience to take part in this event.

Anousa Parkin, 17

Anousa Parkin, 17

Attended Camp CEO in 2014

Taking part in the camp and meeting the CEOs really helped boost my confidence. It made me believe I could succeed doing whatever I wanted and showed me there isn’t just one type person who can become a leader or businesswoman.

Since Camp CEO I have set up my own business, selling my own artwork, cards and decorations at craft fairs and Teenage Markets. The skills and the confidence I gained from the camp really helped me in doing this.