Girls United Summer Camp was created to offer elementary school-aged girls a community to express themselves through arts, crafts and fitness as well as to build connections and friendships. Founded by two elementary school teachers, Girls United summer camp promotes wellness in a non-competitive way while encouraging social connectedness through kindness. Girls, ages 5 to 10, participate in small group and whole group activities through lessons that are designed based on age/grade and needs.
Daily themes include:
Friendship Fun! – What is a friend? Building friendships through positive connections.
Growth Mindset/Positive Thinking – Creating and setting goals and dreaming dreams!
Celebrating My Unique Self – Building self-esteem through wellness and positive self-talk.
I Shine Bright- I am strong inside and out-
Kindness Counts! – Showing how can we kindness to our ourselves, our family/friends, and our community?
Ali Hunsinger is a Harford County native, growing up in Fallston. She is a former collegiate athlete and has been teaching in HCPS as an elementary physical education teacher for 16 years. She is certified in CPR and basic first aid and safety. During her career she has won two Simon McNeely awards for her
outstanding innovations in teaching and involvement in school community activities. Ali lives with her husband Justin, and her two kids Noah (12) and Harper (8).
Stephanie White is a Harford County native, growing up in Bel Air. She has taught within HCPS schools for fifteen years all in kindergarten. She is certified in CPR and basic first aid and safety. During her career she has won two Harford County Curriculum Awards. Stephanie lives with her husband Brandon, and her two children Emery (6) and Foster (4).
Erin began practicing yoga as a college student and immediately fell in love with the overall sense of strength and peace she felt after each practice. She hasn’t stopped practicing since. A former elementary school teacher and counselor, Erin has seen firsthand the benefits of yoga for children, which led her to complete her first training
with ChildLight Yoga and Mindfulness for Children in 2014. This training led Erin to the realization that her true path in life is to share the transformative practices of yoga and mindfulness with all people. From that point forward Erin has dedicated herself to the study of these practices, helping her deepen the foundation from which she can teach and grow. She currently holds her RYT-500 and RCYT certifications and has completed her 85-hour prenatal yoga training. In 2020, Erin published her first children’s book, A Bear’s Guide to Yoga, to help families integrate yoga and mindfulness into their everyday lives.
Outside of the studio, Erin is a licensed professional counselor, as well as an adjunct faculty member in the graduate School of Education at Loyola University Maryland. When Erin is not teaching, practicing, or learning, you can find her sailing, paddleboarding, reading, sewing, and spending time with her husband and two sons.