A new trend among the generation of coming-of-age girls we serve is taking and analyzing “personality quizzes.” They answer a group of questions, score their answers, and hold their score up against a categorization of what the quiz reveals about them. Through this, girls explore different aspects of their personalities in regard to a variety of topics- How Environmentally Friendly Are You?, How Do You Best Relax?, Are You a Good Sport? This popular past time serves as a reminder that girls spend their childhoods discovering who they are and deciding how they fit into the world. These quizzes are somewhat of a microcosm of camp life.
Camp reveals so much to girls about who they are and how they interact with their surroundings. Throughout their time at camp, girls answer so many questions about themselves. Although the answers are not necessarily score-able, our girls are often surprised by their “camp quiz” results. I am good at making friends! I am not as scared of spiders as I thought! I love getting a little dirty! Through these experiences at camp, our girls might even discover qualities about themselves that will propel them to change the world- What’s Your Leadership Style?, Have You Tapped Into Your Girl Power Potential?, How Kind Are You?
Just for fun, check out some cool quizzes provided by American Girl!