2-4-1 TOP Self Sports for Girls – Active City

Breakthrough Magnet School - North
January 28, 2023 - March 25, 2023
10:00 am - 11:00 am
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About Camp

2-4-1 TOP Self™ Sports is our comprehensive school-based physical literacy development program. We use fields, gyms and blacktops as our classroom, and sports as our core curriculum. But, we intentionally weave in nutrition education and the skills of social emotional learning using our TOP Self™.

2-4-1 TOP Self™ Sports for Girls is intentionally designed to build abililty, confidence and motivation to increase joy and participation in sports for females.  This program is open to any Harford girls who are currently in grades 3-7.

TOP stands for Thinking on Purpose and has proven to be a “sticky” way for young people to recognize that they can not only identify how they are feeling, but more importantly, take themselves from how they are feeling to how they WANT to feel. It is self regulation taught practically and authentically.

Calling on the best practices of trauma informed, solution focused and cognitive behavioral approaches, as well as research on mindset and grit, individuals are offered “micro lessons and drills” seamlessly infused into our play-based programs.  Our research and evidence based approach shows that children in particular are more likely to put these practices into play in other areas of their life because of the duration and frequency in which they’re delivered.  By introducing them in short stints on a regular basis throughout the day(s), children are more likely to incorporate them as habits when the need for the skills truly come into play. For example, by practicing TOP Self at the start and end of a sport/movement activity when the child has a positive mindset, that same child will be more likely to use their TOP Self skills when confronted with a highly emotionalized situation that same day.  In the same way we give music lessons (let’s say piano) and expect the child to practice each day that week before the next lesson, the approach to TOP Self provides regular practice opportunities between each lesson.


2-4-1 TOP Self Sports for Girls is only open to Hartford Residents, but free to all participants due to a generous grant from Active City, Hartford.  Donations to help support and grow the program are welcome.  Contributions can be made by Venmo (@Care241) or by clicking HERE

Sample Schedule

This program is open to Hartford girls going into Grades 3-7.

Each week girls will be exposed to at least 2 new games or sports as well as have the opporunity to learn the skills of TOP Self.

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2-4-1 TOP Self Sports for Girls – Active City Staff

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General Refund Policy

Most Camps handled through one of our registration partners - CampMinder or LeagueApps

Minimum 10% administrative fee for any cancellations/week changes

60 days or less before Camp start - 75% refund
30 days or less before Camp start - 25% refund
No refunds available within one day of camp or when camp begins.

(Camps in Farmington and New Westminster registrations and refunds handled independently)

Thank you for your understanding as all cost and staffing decisions are based on enrollments.
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