Researchers, doctors and parents all have found that it's during our early teenage years and puberty that ideas about our bodies can be really solidified. It's a crucial time of change and growth and discovery about who we are. It's also a time when beliefs are formed and ideas are fluid and anything is possible. I've had the honor to speak to lots of young people about being an activist in your own life in big and small ways. About how to stand up for what's important - including yourself. It's something I teach all three of my children at home and a message I'm honored and thrilled to share with others. 

(Here's a great post I wrote about the inaugural RADCAMP in 2017.)

We'll be spending all day Saturday June 8, 2019 from 10am-6pm in a public location on the Boise Bench learning about self-esteem, body image and using our words and voices to make positive change in the world. To do so, we will be utilizing an amazing book or two, media, movies, art, activism, guest workshops and each other to educate and empower a new generation of Idaho feminists. All activities, supplies, a book of their very own + lots of snacks provided in the $80 fee. Camp is open to ten girls ages 13-15. It's seriously gearing up to be pretty spectacular.

I can testify on both RADCAMPS, the adult one for members of the Boise Rad Fat Collective and the teen one in Boise. On my personal journey, the weekend spent up in the mountains with such beautiful women, for me and the first time in a very long time, was about receiving. Be prepared to laugh, cry, receive, play, relax and create some beautiful friendships. I’ll always carry that gorgeous time in my heart. Teen RADCAMP has a beautiful precious place in my heart as well. One of my sweet employees at Curvy Girl Kate’s was able to go to RADCAMP: A Body Positive Boot Camp for Feminist Teens last year and loved it. I saw immediate impact the first day. Since her 14-year-old self has turned 15, I think the experience has given her tools to look beyond what others may think and appreciate herself in ways she didn’t know was allowed before.
It’s the small ripples that matter most to people and especially when you don’t even know your the one tossing the pebble to create it.
I’m looking forward to the day when Amy’s message is a natural way of life for everyone. What a day that will be.
— Bobbie Jo Howard

Applications are first come first served and fill up fast so apply today! You should receive an email from me within a week of applying confirming your girl in RADCAMP 2019 along with details on the location and necessary requirements for RADCAMP. If you do not please email me at

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- Liability Release and Parental Consent Form - In consideration of the acceptance of my application for the above program, I hereby waive, release, and discharge any and all claims for damages for personal injury, property damages or which may hereafter occur to me as a result of participation in said event. This release is intended to discharge in advance Amy PenceBrown, any volunteers and agents from liability, even though that liability may arise out of perceived negligence on the part of persons mentioned above (mental, emotional, physical, minimal, serious, catastrophic and/or death). It is understood that some recreational activities involve an element of risk or danger of accidents, and knowing those risks, I hereby assume those risks. It is further understood and agreed that this waiver, release and assumption of risk (including the possibility of some mature content and subject matter as related to the topics of body image and feminism) is to be binding on my heirs and assignees. I further expressly agree to indemnify and hold harmless both Amy Pence-Brown & Southminster Presbyterian Church (the camp venue) against loss from any further claims, demands or actions that may subsequently be brought by me or by any other persons on the account of damages of any character resulting to me in any way from the foregoing activities. I hereby warrant that I have read this Liability Release in its entirety and fully understand its contents. I am aware that this Liability Release releases Amy Pence-Brown & Southminster Presbyterian Church from liability and contains an acknowledgement of my voluntary and knowing assumption of the risk of injury or illness. I further acknowledge that nothing in this Liability Release constitutes a guarantee that the Camp will occur. I have signed this document voluntarily and of my own free will. Parental Consent (Complete if applicant is under 18) I give consent for my child to participate in the above activities, and I execute the above liability release on their behalf. - Consent for Treatment - I hereby give my consent to have the above applicant treated by emergency medical personnel, a physician, or surgeon, in case of sudden illness or injury while participating in the above activity. It is understood that Amy Pence-Brown will provide no medical insurance for such treatment, and that the cost thereof will be at my expense. I have read and understood the foregoing registration liability release and parental consent form, and agree to all of its terms and conditions. - Photo Release Form for Minor Children for RADCAMP 2019 - I hereby authorize Amy Pence-Brown to publish the photographs taken of me and/or the undersigned minor children, and our names, for use on her website ( and for related social media accounts (Twitter, Facebook and Instagram) and for national and international publications/books/websites and related media sources as she sees fit. I release Amy Pence-Brown from any expectation of confidentiality for the undersigned minor children and myself and attest that I am the parent or legal guardian of the children listed below and that I have the authority to authorize Amy Pence-Brown to use their photographs and names. I acknowledge that since participation in publications and websites produced by Amy Pence-Brown is voluntary, neither the minor children nor I will receive financial compensation. I further agree that participation in any publication and website produced by Amy Pence-Brown confers no rights of ownership whatsoever. I release Amy Pence-Brown, its contractors and its employees from liability for any claims by me or any third party in connection with my participation or the participation of the undersigned minor children. BY TYPING YES IN THIS BOX I UNDERSTAND AND AGREE TO ALL OF THE ABOVE.

Thanks to proceeds from the sales of my Reviving Hilda plus-sized pin up calendar + a few fabulous women who donated money from around the country, this year all ten girls will receive full scholarships allowing them to attend free of charge!


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