Camp CEO

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

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

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

Camp CEO is about changing that. A four-day residential for young women aged 14 to 17, you’ll take part in workshops that will prepare you for your future career, such as interview skills, networking and using social media to create your brand. You’ll also challenge yourself with some adventurous outdoor activities. To top it all off, every young woman will have the opportunity to be mentored by an inspiring female CEO.

What young women say

Don’t just take our word for it – young women who came to previous Camp CEOs had this to say:

Camp CEO was an incredible experience. Over the few days I learned so much, met some incredible people and made lots of new friends.
The most amazing week of my life, I have created some amazing friendships and feel like a new me!
I loved every minute and the leaders were great! So fun!

What CEOs say

We also asked some of the CEOs why the event is 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 before - Pamela Goee, SGN

 

What you need to know

Camp CEO is from 22-26 July 2018 at Wyboston Lakes, Bedfordshire. We’ll cover all expenses including accommodation, food and transport, so there’s no need to worry about cost. 

Who can apply?

Camp CEO is open to all Girlguiding members aged 14 to 17 (on 22 July 2018). You don’t need any special experience. Girls can apply through a short online form when applications open from 1 February to 1 April 2018. We’d love to see applications from a diverse range of girls from across the UK.

Nominate girls from your unit

This year, we’ve also added a nomination process so that leaders can encourage girls who may not apply otherwise. Nominate girls with our quick online form. Nominations are open now.

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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.