St. Matthews summer camp teaches girls about inner beauty


by Claudia Coffey

Posted on June 26, 2012 at 5:58 PM

Updated Tuesday, Jun 26 at 10:31 PM

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) -- It's called an affirmation camp for girls - teaching young women to feel good about themselves.

You might be thinking "why aren't parents giving them encouragement?" But parents say in a world of mixed messages for young women, Miss Abigail's camp is just what their daughters need.
Abigail's Academy is tucked away in the heart  of St. Matthews and this summer marks a one-of-a-kind camp experience for 11-year-old Abigail Killmeier.

She said she has practiced her affirmation statement, has made picture boards from magazines that describe the kind of person she wants to be and participated in a runway fashion camp. She said it's teaching her life lessons.

"I think she really focuses on and helps a girl realize how important inner beauty is and share that with the world instead of focusing on outer beauty," Killmeier said.

Killmeier is one of 500 teens attending Abigail's Academy, the brainchild of Louisville native Abigail Mueller. Mueller left her job in event planning to be a life coach to adolescent girls back in 2006.

"I feel like I was touched on  my left shoulder by God. And he said will you please take your experiences and teach young women self courage, self love and art . And I looked up and I said are you kidding me," Mueller said.

While she does one on one coaching she said she's no psychologist, but a cheerleader and a constant support to these young women. The cost of her life coach services varies based on time and how often the group or individual meets - a price for a service she said lasts a lifetime.

"These lessons they are learning is a compilation of everything that the universe has put at our fingertips and say hey life is good why don’t you get on the wagon and start doing some great stuff . And I don't know how you put a price on that," Mueller said.
For more information about Abigail's Academy call 502-500-7071 or click here.