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Summer 2020 Online Activities & Workshops

Ophelia’s Place is excited to share that our activities and workshops for girls and girl-identified youth ages 10-18 are now accessible online! While we will return to our regularly scheduled programming when stay-home requirements are lifted, we are currently offering several activities through our online avenues. Check these out!

Register for these activities by calling (541) 284-4333, or emailing info@opheliasplace.net.

Please include the name of the girl and a contact phone number when leaving a voicemail or emailing your registration.

New to Ophelia’s Place? Awesome! Call and schedule an orientation before your first activity. Learn more.
Echa un vistazo a la versión en español de nuestro calendario.

Zoom Drop-In Groups
Ongoing Mondays-Fridays
Morning Brunch Club: 11 am-noon

Afternoon Snack Break: 3-4 pm
FREE – Registration Required for first meeting

That’s right! After-school drop-in is going digital! Join us for Drop-In Groups every weekday to socialize and check in with girls you’ve missed from in-person drop-in, and welcome girls new to Ophelia’s Place! We’ll talk about how things are going at home, chat about any topics or issues on your mind, and bring some ideas direct to you. (Bring your afternoon snack with you!) Drop-in requires the ability to Zoom call with audio/visual support. Facilitated by Ophelia’s Place staff.

Poetry Writing
Tuesday, June 23
4-5:30 pm
FREE – Donations accepted
Orientation and registration required.Practice your poetry writing skills at our online poetry writing workshop! We will spend some time working on prompts and writing exercises, followed by time to share some of our own work. All you need is a pencil, paper, and a little creativity! Facilitated by Erica Goss, of Girls Voices Matter. Zoom required. Come prepared with writing materials.

D&D Camp: The Sunken Secrets of Stilben Swamp
June 29-July 2
12:30-2 pm
FREE – Donations accepted
Orientation and registration required.
Our adventurers have been called to the swamp town of Stilben to assist a local shopkeeper, Zed, in his alchemical research. He has called on you to investigate the wilderness of the swamp and retrieve valuable resources from it. However, the depths of the Stilben swamp hold more than the alchemical materials that Zed requested. The swamp holds secrets and mysteries that have long been undiscovered, that is, until now! Facilitated by OP staff. Zoom required.

Feminist Anime Camp
July 6-9
12:30-2 pm
FREE – Donations accepted
Orientation and registration required.
Anime is awesome! …most of the time. Do you ever feel like it can be tricky figuring out which series really works for you? Are you into magical girl power and strong female characters? If yes, this workshop might be for you! We will be watching a different episode every week and breaking it down to learn exactly what makes it so great, and why it’s important to have a series with powerful and well written female characters! Facilitated by Claire Graman of Girls Voices Matter. Zoom required. Come prepared with writing materials.

Acting/Improv Camp
July 20-23
12:30-2 pm     
FREE – Donations accepted
Orientation and registration required.
This camp is all about acting! We might all still be stuck at home, but that doesn’t mean we can’t have fun! In this camp, we will play theater games, practice our improvisation, and see exactly how ridiculous we can get. Facilitated by OP staff. Zoom required.

Mad Science Camp
July 27-30
12:30-2 pm     
FREE – Donations accepted
Orientation and registration required.
During this week, we will explore some safe, easy, and super cool science experiments that you can do at home! There are all kinds of amazing things you can do with things you might find inside your home. So join us, explore your mad-genius powers, and let’s do some science! Facilitated by OP staff. Zoom required.

Drawing 101
August 3-6
12:30-2 pm     
FREE – Donations accepted
Come draw with us! Like anything, drawing takes practice, practice, and more practice. But it can be easier when we learn together and trade tricks and tips! This camp will dive into basic drawing techniques, tutorials, and walkthroughs, all to help you grow as an artist. No previous drawing experience required! Zoom required. Other needs: Drawing supplies (paper, pencils, erasers, etc.)

OP Queer Space
Mondays, August 3-September 28
4-5 p.m.
Open to all middle­ and high-school aged youth
FREE (donations accepted)
Requires orientation and pre-screening
OP Queer Space is a drop-in support group for girl-identified LGBTQIA+, nonbinary, and gender nonconforming members of the queer community. This online group will provide professional and peer support helpful in managing challenges for queer youth. It’s also a space to talk about being queer and how that impacts their experience in the world. The group is facilitated by OP therapists and focuses on empowerment and skill-building from a strengths-based, relational approach. Regular attendance isn’t necessary. Zoom is required. Guardians of middle school youth must sign a parent consent form prior to youth’s first attendance.


Girl Time Camp
August 10-13
12:30-2 pm
FREE – Donations accepted
For girls ages 10-13 only
Orientation and registration required.
Here at OP, we know that sometimes being a girl can be really hard. That’s why we have our Girl Time Group! Come hang out with OP staff and other girls as we talk about everything from friendships and dating, to puberty and periods. It’s a great place to just figure it all out! Facilitated by OP staff. Zoom required.

Virtually Empowered! (New Date & Time!)
August 10-13
1-2:30 pm
Ages 14-18. Only Eight spots available.
FREE – Donations accepted
Orientation and registration required.
This 4-day, girls empowerment camp will nurture self-esteem, teach skills for making healthy choices, and encourage self-expression through discussion and activities. Topics may include stress management and self-care, deconstructing media influence on body image and self-esteem, and creating healthy relationships.

Game Camp
August 17-20
12:30-2 pm
FREE – Donations accepted
Orientation and registration required.
Games are the best! That’s why we have a whole camp full of them! This week is all about learning new games, trying them out, and maybe even making our own. It’s going to be a ton of fun, so don’t miss out and come play with us! Facilitated by OP staff. Zoom required.

Fanime Camp
August 24-27
12:30-2 pm
FREE  – Donations accepted
Orientation and registration required.
This week is all about drawing our favorite characters! Whether it’s an original character or your favorite protagonist, we will look into what details make them who they are! So grab your sketch book and your favorite pencil, and get ready to do some art! Facilitated by OP staff. Zoom required. Other needs: Drawing supplies (paper, pencils, erasers, etc.)

OP Craft Challenge
Third Friday of the month at Noon on Facebook and Instagram
FREE
Join us every Friday on Instagram and Facebook for our weekly Craft Challenge! Every week we will take on a new challenge making a cool craft from something random you might find where you live. And the best part is, you get to pick it! Whether it’s a toilet-paper roll, a stick from outside, or just something weird you found under the couch, we challenge you to challenge us!
Here is what you’ll need to do:
Step 1. Take a look around your home and find your challenge item.
Step 2. Let us know what your challenge item is by messaging us at info@opheliasplace.net, Instagram, or Facebook.
Step 3. Stay tuned in to check out which challenge item we picked! Let us know what you think and comment with your own craft challenge on social media.