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More leadership, more fun, more MOXIE!

GSSEM’s new MOXIE programs will give girls more opportunities to learn what excites them, and how to take action to make a difference, than ever before. The new MOXIE program has three distinct opportunities, available throughout the year!

Find the latest Moxie happenings on our event calendar >>


Moxie Talks

Inspired by the revolutionary TED Talks, Moxie Talks will bring together girls and inspirational women who will share invaluable information and inspiration in an 18 minute or less, themed talk. Following the Moxie Talk, girls can network with women influencers during a post reception. MOXIE Talks will be offered quarterly.


Moxie Mentoring

A more intimate opportunity presented and hosted by volunteer mentors. Moxie Mentoring connects women leaders and girls in smaller groups, over a meal, where mentors share advice, or even hands on experiences that help to build girls leadership skills. GSSEM supports the mentor with information and tips to help the mentor develop meaningful experiences for the girls and themselves. 

A Moxie Mentor Agrees to:
  • Incur the expense of a 2-hour experience for those in attendance
  • Invite their own network of colleagues to join them and their Girl Scout guests
  • Determine the format/content of the experience
  • Determine the number of girl participants (Recommended ratio is two girls to each adult in attendance)
  • Provide details of Moxie Mentoring experience for pre-promotion in GSSEM communications vehicles
  • Become a Girl Scout member and complete a volunteer background check

GSSEM will provide additional guidelines and planning tips as needed to help the mentor design the girls’ experience. GSSEM will also handle pre-promotion and girl registration.

Get Started as a Moxie Mentor

To get started as a MOXIE mentor, please contact Barb Sosin at Girl Scouts of Southeastern Michigan, 1-800-482-6734 x2262, or


Camp Moxie at Camp Hawthorn Hollow

Date: June 23-26, 2017
Cost: $120 per girl
Level: 9-12 grade. Girls who have completed 8th through 12th grade may attend.

Camp Moxie is an empowering four-day leadership adventure for girls who have completed grades 8-12 who want to change the world. Girls will enjoy an interactive, motivational, leadership experience featuring networking with professional women, teambuilding, and speed mentoring. Of course, there will be campfires, high ropes, S’mores, and lots of fun! It is also where girls will take steps to unleash their leader within! 

Girl Leaders Wanted!
What lights you up inside? What makes you feel outraged? 

Do something about it. Flex your leadership muscle. Camp Moxie is an empowering 4-day leadership adventure for girls who want to make a difference in their school, community and world. Camp Moxie is your chance to explore your interests and talents, build confidence, and strengthen leadership skills. Make lasting personal friendships while cultivating valuable professional relationships. And have fun, too!

Find your Passion, Find your Cause: Learn to identify areas of need in your own community, and challenge yourself to find a way innovative ways to improve the world around you using your drive and skills to create valuable solutions. Discover how to put your vision into action!

Network: Camp Moxie includes exciting, interactive, hands-on workshops and activities facilitated by local women leaders in business, philanthropy, and elected office. These women are smart; they’ve got moxie and they have built careers that follow their passions.

Camp Moxie is not your typical summer camp.
Sure, we’ll have camp fires, s’mores, and high ropes...

but Camp Moxie is also where girls take steps to unleash the leader within!

At Camp Moxie girls will:

  • Discover themselves, their passion and find their voice. (You know, things that will serve you well for the rest of your life.)

  • Connect with women who have started businesses, won and lost elections, and smashed the glass ceiling. (Some call them “bossy”—We call them leaders.)

  • Take Action by creating a vision for change, then leading and supporting others to work hard to bring that vision to life. (Leadership is about working together to make the world a better place, and having the courage, confidence and character to make it happen.)
Check-In & Check-Out

Check-in at Camp Hawthorn Hollow:
Date: Friday, June 23
Time: 5:00pm – 7:00pm
(Dinner will be provided.)

Check-out at TBD location:
Date: Monday, June 26
Time: 5:30pm

As part of the Camp Moxie experience, girls will be bused to Detroit to participate in a fun & very engaging "Game of Life" experience on Monday morning. Then, they will be bused to another location for our Speed Mentoring & networking experience. Parents/Guardians will check girls out of Camp Moxie from this location (TBD) at 5:30 pm. 



Camp Moxie is open to ALL Michigan girls who have completed grades 8-12. Non-Girl Scouts are encouraged to participate and Girl Scout membership is included in the price. Cost to attend Camp Moxie is $120 per girl. (Actual cost $400 - this savings has been provided by our sponsors!) This includes all meals, lodging, and program supplies.

Registration will be available until June 9, 2017.

Camp Moxie is held at Camp Hawthorn Hollow in Columbus, MI. Camp Hawthorn Hollow is set on 330 beautiful wooded acres and girls will stay in cabins with modern amenities while enjoying a true camp experience.

Read more & register for the Camp Moxie Weekend!

For more information about Camp Moxie, contact Barb Sosin at Girl Scouts of Southeastern Michigan, 1-800-482-6734 x2262 or

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