Camp Brilliance is focused on art, activism, coalition building, and celebrating youth brilliance.

Over the course of the week, camp attendees will develop a social action project, learn about ways to make a positive change in their community, and get messy making art with artists from our incredible partners, Waterville Creates and the Colby Arts Office! Camp Brilliance is led by Hardy Girls staff, members of our Feminist Action Board (FAB), and trained adult volunteers.

who camp is for:

Camp Brilliance is a collaborative, weeklong day camp, open to girls and nonbinary youth entering grades 5-8 in Central Maine. There are no geographic requirements for camp attendees, but campers must be dropped off at, and picked up from, camp each day in Waterville. Hardy Girls does not provide transportation to/from camp.

when and where:

Stay tuned for future announcements about Camp Brilliance 2024.

food and beverage:

Hardy Girls provides water and snacks daily and attendees will need to bring a lunch on Monday-Thursday.
Hardy Girls typically provides a celebratory lunch on Friday!


Attendance for 5 days of art, activism, & FUN at Camp Brilliance is $100. However, cost shouldn’t be a barrier to participate, so we have partial and full scholarships available, no application needed.