Preparing for the Session

Though California Girls State is an exciting and unforgettable week, it is fast paced and you should be ready for the week's physical and emotional demands. We've prepared a packing list, a brief overview of the week, and a short informational video (right) to get you prepped.

We have also provided pre-session reading for you to familiarize yourself with the structure of California state government before you arrive at the session. Basic familiarity with government functions will help you decide how and when to get involved with different aspects of the program during your session.