Girl Shaped Flames: Skill Development Workshops, Camps and Industry Excursions for Teen Girls in Brisbane

Girl Shaped Flames sees each teenage girl’s potential as a fire in her belly. They help them identify their own passions and potential, and then build their confidence and skills and ‘fan their flames’, preparing them for the best chance of happiness and successful futures.

They do this by connecting teen girls in high school (Grades 7-12) with Extraordinary Women at the top of their fields to provide confidence and skill development opportunities.

Each event and experience is designed to help shape how your daughter thinks, what she strives for, and why she wants it. Girl Shaped Flames believes that your girls are strong enough, passionate enough and determined enough to blaze a trail that leaves the world with no choice but to embrace their extraordinary talents and ideas.

But they also believe that in order to do this successfully your daughters need support and opportunities. The development of tangible, real-world advice and skills passed on from women who have tread the path before and are now doing impressive things in their fields.

Camp Courage – January 2020

Girl Shaped Flames, Camp Courage

Camp Courage is a unique all-girls 3-day experience that provides teen girls (Grades 7-12) the tools to build their own sense of self, confidence, and opinions – and leave with the increased courage and skills to succeed in school, relationships, work and life.

Hosted by Girl Shaped Flames founder, Tanya Meessmann, and Hollywood Stunt Artist Ky Furneaux, participants will:

  • Disconnect from the digital world
  • Connect with like-minded girls
  • Receive 1:1 mentoring from the camp co-hosts
  • De-pressurise and refocus on goals and their sense of self

Set in the stunning landscapes of Ivorys Rock, this experience is intimate and life-changing. Strictly limited to 30 girls per camp, over the course of the 3 days attendees will participate in 6 x intensive sessions led by Girl Shaped Flames’ Extraordinary Women that explore six key areas of courage that have been identified to prepare young women to make their impact on the world:

  • Physical Courage
  • Intellectual Courage
  • Social Courage
  • Moral Courage
  • Emotional Courage
  • Courage to pursue your Purpose

The camp is best suited to girls who want to:

  • Understand themselves better during this critical stage of development in their lives
  • Build a better understanding of their own moral, social and intellectual viewpoints and decision-making
  • Increase their confidence and capacity to pursue their goals
  • Harness existing confidence to take their ambition to the next level
  • Meet and connect with other like-minded girls

Brisbane Kids readers receive $50 off their daughter’s (full-payment) place with the code BKGSFCAMP when registering before 30th November 2019.

For more information head to:

2019 Girl Shaped Flames Program

Girl Shaped Flames, workshops for teen girls

This years’ program has been designed to connect teenage girls with strong, positive female role models through a series of experiences, including Monthly Meet-ups, Skill Development Workshops, Company Excursions and more.

These experiences work to:

  • increase her confidence
  • increase her understanding of the world around her
  • provide exposure to different industries and opportunities
  • and connect her with other like-minded girls with fire in their bellies.

Upcoming Workshops:

Stress & Pressure Management – October 20

Confidence Workshop – November 17

Upcoming Company Excursions:

Queensland Fire & Emergency Services Parent/Daughter Breakfast – October 18

Skedulo All Day Tech Event – November 1

Feedback from previous participants

Girl Shaped Flames, workshops for teen girls

I think the workshops today were empowering and gave me ways to be more confident and to achieve my goals.” – Isabella, Teen Girl

The day was great! Lovely people and very comfortable environment. I definitely leave here today with a deeper insight into careers I might pursue and more options I hadn’t considered! Thank you!” – Greta, Teen Girl

Thank you for creating such a fantastic program which supports our young women to step forward, stand up and speak up but lead to writing their own playbook for the future. Thrilled something finally exists that helps them show leadership, support & build resilience and confidence in our young girls!” – Sammie, Mother of Teen Girl

This day was a motivating and eye-opening experience. After I leave today I will be more focused on my goals and on my well-being.” – Malika, Teen Girl

I enjoyed it SOOOO much! Thank you loads for this amazing opportunity. I learnt so much and now have 4 mentors to go to for inspiration, motivation and tips. #itsthebesttobeagirl #girlsrock” – Lucy, Teen Girl

This is just what I have been keeping an eye out for for my daughters! I cannot imagine where they will be in a few years academically, however, I know they will be emotionally equipped to manage anything with these sort of programs you are offering.” – Eliza, Mother of Teen Girl

Girl Shaped Flames, workshops for teen girls

For a full schedule of upcoming Girl Shaped Flames events (open to both members and non-members) including Monthly Meetups, Skill-development workshops, Company Excursions and more, please visit their website.

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