Girl's and Women's Programs

The programs at Petawa are designed for youth, high school, college/graduate and adult women. They help women of all faiths and creeds discover how professional work, family life, and the ordinary events of each day are opportunities positively impacting their lives and the lives of those they encounter. Click below to learn more.

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Youth Programs

Petawa offers a variety of clubs for girls in grades K5-8, plus Camp Tuck Leadership Camp.  Petawa's youth programs promote friendship, leadership, personal growth, and fun!​

Clubs for Girls

Clubs offer engaging leadership, service and craft activities to inspire girls to develop their talents and passions in a supportive setting. Moms and high school and college students who have attended programs sponsored by Petawa lead the clubs and give talks on virtues and character development. Club girls become friends and leaders who know how to infuse confidence and compassionate service into every aspect of their lives. 

Clubs are offered for girls in grades K5 - 8th grade at a variety of locations.


Click here for information on grade levels, club locations, and contact information.

Camp Tuck

Petawa’s Camp Tuck Leadership Camp is a fun-filled summer camp for girls entering grades 5-8. The specific aim of the camp is to encourage and develop the virtues necessary for becoming a positive influence on family, friends and society. Inspired by the Christian understanding of the person, the program teaches the virtues of cheerfulness, generosity and diligence, encouraging genuine femininity while helping each girl to be an authentic leader serving others.

Camp Tuck is a unique one-week program of character building, sports, recreation and the arts. In an environment of trust and adventure, it offers a well-rounded, well-organized, fast paced curriculum and the personal attention of a dedicated staff.

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High School Programs

Petawa offers a number of programs for high school girls that promote service, friendships, leadership, and personal growth. ​

Venture Leadership Program

Leadership program designed to equip young women in grades 8 - 12 with the tools to grow intellectually and morally. Through professional seminars, personal mentoring, and the Venture Out Initiatives, Venture helps young women understand what it means to be a woman and how to venture out of their comfort zones to live for others.

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Start with Service

Saturday morning volunteering at local service organizations.

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High School Retreats

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Christian Living Classes

Weekly classes that focus on building relationship with Christ. Contact for more information.

Movie & Pizza Nights

High school girls enjoy friendship over pizza, engage in a talk given by the facilitators about living a virtue in their daily lives, and then watch a movie together.


To learn more, email Liz Noack at or Beth Griffin at or call 262-337-2977.​

Camp Counselor

Counselor-in-Training or Counselor at Petawa’s Camp Tuck Leadership Summer Camp. 

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Petawa Service Project

A week-long project in which 9th and 10th grade girls give of themselves to those in need.

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College Programs

Petawa offers a number of programs geared toward college women, including social events, day trips, faith formation, continuing education, and retreats. For more information on Petawa programming and events for college women, contact Sheila Hamill at 262-923-0564 or email or

Christian Living

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College Retreats

Retreats specifically geared towards college women are available at the  Shellbourne Conference Center, Valpariso, IN.  

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Adult Programs

Petawa offers a series of adult programs and social events. These include a Mothers' Exchange where we talk about home management, discipline, cooking tips, fostering family time, and more; a Book Club where we discuss great works of literature, both classic and contemporary; holiday celebrations, luncheons, speaker series, spiritual development and faith formation, and retreats.  There's something for everyone. Join us!

Petawa Speaker Series

Our Speaker Series is for women of all ages and stages of life open to learning more about culture in all its aspects.  This season’s Speaker Series will be held Thursday evenings. All are welcome to attend. Registration is encouraged.

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See below for upcoming events. 

For more information, call 414-276-1329 or email