Five of our Favorite Girl Power Movies

Posted by on December 09, 2022

When it comes to girl power and female empowerment, there’s no place that quite compares to the sistership of our girls bonding at summer camp. However, in the off season where we’re separated (only by distance), we have to look elsewhere temporarily for that girl power and motivation.

We may not be sitting in the Bung cuddled together in crazy creeks snacking on popcorn and congo bars, but a film night at home on the sofa whilst we text our camp sisters will just have to do for now. We’ve put together some of our favorite girl power movies for you to watch!

Legally Blonde

An absolute classic to female empowerment. Elle Woods defies all stereotypes and proves that we should all be dreaming big. 


Matilda would absolutely be a Waukeela girl. She shows us that women are independent, smart, strong and can be whoever they want to be. 

3 girls in their cabin on bunkbeds at Camp Waukeela


Not only is Encanto a great film with songs that we may sing a little too often during the camp season, but it also represents struggles that girls can face on a daily basis, the pressure to be strong, helpful and perfect.  Encanto shows that the girls and their family can exist beyond the burden of their abilities. 

Little Women

Little Women, the novel and its many movie adaptations have been the subject of many debates over the years. Little Women follows 4 sisters in their walk of life. It celebrates their independence, their passions and their voices. The bond between the 4 sisters reminds us of the ones we often experience at camp.

Bend it like Beckham

Bend it like Beckham portrays a young girl with a love for soccer even though her skills are doubted due to her being a girl. Naturally, she proves everyone wrong. This film reminds us of all the sportsmanship that our Waukeela girls show, especially when it comes to the Green vs White games!