Unshakable Confidence At the foundation of the Gracie Bullyproof program is the belief that a confident child is a "bullyproof" child. By giving children non-violent self-defense skills to neutralize the violent physical attack of an aggressive bully, we give them the unshakable confidence needed to verbally address bullies & defeat them WITHOUT violence. Bullyproof Summer Camp is designed for ages of 5 - 14. No previous experience is necessary. All campers will get hands-on instruction & instant feedback on their progress. Regardless of age or experience, your child will have a blast! Verbal Self-defense Not every child will get in a fist fight in their life, but at one point or another, every child will be the target of verbal harassment. Although difficult to detect, verbal bullying is far more common and, in many cases, more damaging than physical harassment - the worst part is that the harassment often comes from their so-called "friends." To ensure your child is ready for this reality, a large part of the camp is dedicated to teaching your child how to identify & defend against verbal bullies. We will have discussions on the psychology of bullying, verbal harassment in particular, and we will use role-playing games to learn & reinforce time-tested verbal assertiveness strategies that your child can use to defeat verbal bullies who target them, at school and in life. Character Development & Drug Defense The connection we develop with the camp participants is so so strong, that if we only prepare them to deal with bullies, we would not be maximizing our time together. To ensure that your child experiences the most powerful transformation possible, we spend a significant amount of time discussing critical topics such as drug defense, child abduction prevention, & character development. Our hope is that by earning your child's respect & admiration, we can form a unique bond that will help us ensure that your child is ready for life beyond the playground!