Catalyst Bootcamp is an inspiring, fun and empowering sustainability summer camp to help teenage girls gain skills for a changing world.

To help teenage girls consider a Green Career while providing tools for them to develop their own personal resilience and to deal effectively with stress and anxiety.

It will connect young women with inspiring mentors, women already working in a diverse range of sustainability sectors and roles. They will run practical sustainability projects to develop the girls’ skills and knowledge. They will also learn soft skills essential for employability, including; teamwork, problem solving and clearer communication. Catalyse Change CIC is headed up by four women directors with extensive experience in running sustainability change programmes.

‘We are focussing on teenage girls as we still don’t have gender equality,’ says organiser Traci Lewis. ‘ Also 1 in 3 are now reportedly suffering from depression or anxiety, the Catalyst Bootcamp will help increase their confidence and resilience.’

The 3-day residential course will be held in the beautiful Clifton Hill House at Bristol University on 22nd-24th August for young women aged 14- 19 years interested in a career in sustainability but not sure how to go about it.

Three key outcomes for young women attending will be:
Informed to make a career choice in sustainability or green sectors.
Build personal strengths, values and interests. Grow new approaches to problem solving, blind spots and communication.
Confidence and personal resilience skills.

‘It will also be an inspiring event and a lot of fun!’ said Traci. ‘If you are a teenage girl, parent or school interested in finding out more about the Catalyst Bootcamp then do get in touch.’ Contact Traci Lewis at or visit:  For more information Catalyst Bootcamp  Book Tickets 

Catalyse Change CIC is headed up by four women directors; Jenna Holliday, Julie Ellison, Rhian Sherrington and Traci Lewis with extensive experience in running sustainability change programmes.They designed the new course to help teenage girls consider a career in sustainability and also to help them deal the increasing issues of stress and anxiety.  As potentially young women have so much to offer a world destabilised by serious environmental and social challenges. Yet most schools don’t currently provide the information or skills for girls to consider many of the career opportunities in sustainability.