Category Archives: Camps

Confident Girls Weekend “Crash Course” 2015

??????????????????????????????????Can’t make it to our “Confident Girls Summer Camp?”  This weekend “crash course” will be an abbreviated version.  Camp will be 8 hours total during the tentative days of Saturday April 25 and Sunday April 26.  Time of day is TBA.  Potential topics covered will be self-esteem/confidence, communication, friendships, and coping skills.  Girls enrolled (current 6th, 7th, and 8th graders) will have an opportunity to learn, discuss, and practice each topic while interacting with each other.  Cost for the weekend course is $160 for 8 hours.

If interested, please contact Katie(katie@katieovercash.com) or Lynne(lynne.beck@live.com).

Interested in a “crash course” for your own group?  Contact Katie and Lynne for more information.

Confident Girls Summer Camp for Adolescent Girls

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It is so important for young girls to be confident in themselves and develop a healthy body image, especially with the ever-changing societal pressures, social media images, and access to technology.  This “Confident Girls” group for rising 7th, 8th, and 9th graders will assist girls in enhancing their self-esteem and address topics including: expressing feelings, decision-making, conflict resolution (dealing with “mean girls”), body image, friendships, coping strategies, social media, and communication.  Girls at this age tend to struggle more with personal relationships than their male counterparts.  Girls who have high self-esteem feel secure and positive about themselves, confident in their ability to achieve goals, express their feelings, make positive choices, and care about others.  During this weeklong group, girls will learn about, engage in discussions, and practice these skills while interacting with their peers.   A yoga and meditation session will be included one afternoon as well as mindfulness practice. They will also have the opportunity to provide and receive feedback with their peers in a therapeutic setting while earning rewards for prosocial behavior.

Facilitated by Katie Overcash, LCSW and Lynne Beck, LPC who have over 20 combined years experience in the mental health field in various setting such as school, residential, and outpatient.  Both licensed therapists have years experience running these groups/camps and currently own outpatient mental health businesses, Overcash Therapy Services, PLLC and New Journey Counseling respectively.

Participation in the group includes 17.5 hours of direct contact with both licensed therapists and a 30 minute parental consultation at the conclusion of the week with either Katie or Lynne.

Space is limited for more individual attention, so register now!  Cost of the group is $350 with one partial scholarship available.  Contact Katie or Lynne if interested in the partial scholarship.

Confident Girls for Adolescents will be held Monday, July 20th through Friday, July 24th from 1pm to 4:30pm at 1100 South Mint Street, Suite 108, Charlotte, NC  28203.  Click here for Summer Camp Flyer.

Feel free to contact Katie Overcash (katie@katieovercash.com or 704.981.1898) or Lynne Beck (lynne.beck@live.com or 980.395.9310) for more information or questions.


Finding Happiness in Adolescence for Teens

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Adolescence is an exciting phase of life; marked with many changes, learning experiences, gaining independence, and difficult situations.  Many teens experience strong emotions during this time period both comfortable and uncomfortable.  Teenage girls experience many external and internal pressures.  Dealing with these pressures and managing the emotions associated can be difficult.  Each and every teenage girl possess the tools needed to overcome these difficult times.  Gaining access to your tools to achieve balance and life satisfaction is possible!

Happiness is a word that is used quite often and if you are struggling with finding happiness, it can seem like an arduous task.  People who are happy and content with themselves and their place in life are not happy 24/7.  Happiness and life satisfaction can help us get through the difficult times and the awareness that uncomfortable feelings will not feel as strong forever.

How are “happy people” happy?  Sounds like a difficult question to answer.  The answer is not simple.  “Happy people” are satisfied with who they are, confident in themselves, have gained an understanding of who they are and what they stand for, can find gratitude (even in the small things) and enjoy “giving back.”  Don’t be intimidated with this if you are struggling with happiness.  Start off small.  Find 1-3 gratitudes each day; they can be something small or something big.  Focus one part of your day thinking about a positive decision you made that day.  Sit with your proud or comfortable feelings for a bit.  Even on “bad days” you made a positive decision and can find gratitude in that day!  Think about your morals, values, and what is important to you.  These type of exercises will help you develop an understanding of yourself.  Reframe your negative thoughts and perceptions of situations into positive thoughts or find the positive in the situation.  Lastly, surround yourself with positivity.  This can be as small as using a cell phone wallpaper picture that elicits comfortable feelings or do something that will make you feel good.

Appreciate the ups and downs you experience in adolescence as they serve as building blocks for the future!

Confident Girls Summer Camp for Adolescents 11 – 14 Summer 2014

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Update:  July session spots are filling up fast!  Only a few left.  Register now!!

It is so important for young girls to be confident in themselves and develop a healthy body image, especially with the ever-changing societal pressures, social media images, and access to technology.  This “Confident Girls” group for adolescents 11 to 14 will assist girls in enhancing their self-esteem and address topics including: expressing feelings, decision-making, conflict resolution (dealing with “mean girls”), body image, friendships, coping strategies, and communication.  Girls at this age tend to struggle more with personal relationships than their male counterparts.  Girls who have high self-esteem feel secure and positive about themselves, confident in their ability to achieve goals, express their feelings, make positive choices, and care about others.  During this weeklong group, girls will learn about, engage in discussions, and practice these skills while interacting with their peers.   A yoga and meditation session will be included one afternoon led by Dorie Fusaro, ERYT 230 and Jennifer Busco, ERYT 230 of Yo Girl. They will also have the opportunity to provide and receive feedback with their peers in a therapeutic setting while earning rewards for prosocial behavior.

Facilitated by Katie Overcash, LCSW and Lynne Beck, LPC who have over 20 combined years experience in the mental health field in various setting such as school, residential, and outpatient.  Both licensed therapists have years experience running these groups/camps and currently own outpatient mental health businesses, Overcash Therapy Services, PLLC and New Journey Counseling respectively.

Participation in the group includes 17.5 hours of direct contact with both licensed therapists and a 30 minute parental consultation at the conclusion of the week with either Katie or Lynne.

Space is limited for more individual attention, so register now!  Cost of the group is $350 with one partial scholarship available.  Contact Katie or Lynne if interested in the partial scholarship.

Fill out this form for initial registration camp session June 23-27.

Fill out this form for initial registration camp session July 14-18.

Confident Girls for Adolescents 11 – 14 will be held Monday, June 23rd through Friday, June 27th or Monday, July 14th through Friday, July 18th from 1pm to 4:30pm at 1100 South Mint Street, Suite 108, Charlotte, NC  28203.  Download Confident Girls Summer Camp Flyer.

Feel free to contact Katie Overcash (katie@katieovercash.com or 704.981.1898) or Lynne Beck (lynne.beck@live.com or 980.395.9310) for more information or questions.

2013 Campers Rave about our camps!  Click here.

Payment Options:  Mail check made out to “OTS” to 1100 S. Mint Street, Suite 108, Charlotte, NC  28203 or click the button below to pay with a credit card.  Refunds will only be given up to 2 weeks before camp begins.

2013 Campers Rave About Our Social Skills and Confidence Camps

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“I surprised myself by the way that I was participating in the group…I am a Confident Girl.”

“It was really good and I learned a lot.  These tips are definitely going to help me out in the real world.”

“I found this camp very helpful.”

Due to popular demand, Katie Overcash, LCSW and Lynne Beck, LPC are please to announce that “Confident Girls Summer Camp” is back in 2014 and now offered on 2 different dates.  If interested in more information about our “Confident Girls” Summer Camp in 2014 please click here.

Look for our ads at Charlotte Parent Online Camp Fair and South Charlotte Weekly.

Social Skills and Confidence Summer Camps 2013 – UPDATE

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Social Skills Camp for Boys 7 – 10 will be held July 22-26.  For more information or to register click here.  Registration is still open and the partial scholarship is available.

Social Skills Camp for Boys 11-14 will be held July 29 – August 2.  For more information or to register click here.  Registration is still open.  The partial scholarship has been awarded, but please contact if interested in the waiting list for another possible scholarship.

Confident Girls for Adolescents 11 – 14 will be held July 15-19.  For more information or to register click here.  The partial scholarship has been awarded and camp is now at capacity.  Please email if interested in being put on the waiting list for any possible openings.

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2013 Confident Girls Summer Camp for Adolescents 11 – 14

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It is so important for young girls to be confident in themselves and develop a healthy body image, especially with the ever-changing societal pressures, social media images, and access to technology.  This “Confident Girls” group for adolescents 11 to 14 will assist girls in enhancing their 


self-esteem and address topics including: expressing feelings, decision-making, conflict resolution (dealing with “mean girls”), body image, friendships, coping strategies, and cool-down tools.  Girls at this age tend to struggle more with personal relationships than their male counterparts.  Girls who have high self-esteem feel secure and positive about themselves, confident in their ability to achieve goals, express their feelings, make positive choices, and care about others.  During this weeklong group, girls will learn about , engage in discussions, and practice these skills while interacting with their peers.  They will also have the opportunity to provide and receive feedback with their peers in a therapeutic setting while earning rewards for prosocial behavior.

Facilitated by Katie Overcash, LCSW and Lynne Beck, LPC who have over 20 combined years experience in the mental health field in various setting such as school, residential, and outpatient.  Both licensed therapists have years experience running these groups and currently own outpatient mental health businesses, Overcash Therapy Services, PLLC and New Journey Counseling respectively.

Participation in the group includes 15 hours of direct contact with both licensed therapists and a parental consultation at the conclusion of the week with either Katie or Lynne.

Space is limited for more individual attention, so register now!  Cost of the group is $300 with one partial scholarship available.  Download the flyer below if needed. Please fill out this FORM for initial registration.

Confident Girls for Adolescents 11 – 14 will be held Monday, July 15th through Friday, July 19th from 1pm to 4pm at 1100 South Mint Street, Suite 108, Charlotte, NC  28203.

Feel free to contact Katie Overcash (katie@katieovercash.com or 704.981.1898) or Lynne Beck (lynne.beck@live.com or 980.395.9310) for more information or questions.