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Gryphon Activity Camps

Gryphon Camps offer a variety of camps that are categorized into Activity Camps or Sport Camps. Activity Camps offer general activity level programming in which campers are grouped based on age and appropriate skill level.  

Summer Camp Registration now open!   

If your desired Camp week is full, please join the waitlist and we will contact you if and when an opening is available. 

New Minimum/Maximum Age Requirements

Each camp has a minimum and maximum age requirement to ensure campers are grouped with others within the same age range.  If you have questions or concerns about age requirements, please contact the Gryphon Camps Office at camps@uoguelph.ca or 519-824-4120 Ext. 56131.

  • Minimum Age: Campers must be no younger than the minimum age or be turning that age by the upcoming September 1st. 
  • Maximum Age: Campers must be no older than the maximum age by the end of the calendar year (December 31st).  

Pick-up and Drop-Off 

  • Drop-Off: 8am-8:45am
  • Programming: 8:45am-4pm
  • Pick-Up: 4pm-4:30pm
  • Post Camp Extended Day Supervision: 4:30pm-5:30pm | $32/week per camper | Option to purchase in June

Gryphon Activity Camps

We offer a variety of programs for campers ages 5-16 that include general activities coupled with fun skill development that are all designed at an appropriate age & skill level.  

See below for full list of Activity Camps offered this summer.   

Gryphon Activity Camps

We offer a variety of programs for campers ages 5-16 that include general activities coupled with fun skill development that are all designed at an appropriate age & skill level.  

See below for full list of Activity Camps offered this summer.   

Junior Activity

Design for campers ages 5-7, this program includes daily physical recreation and social interactions through thoughtful and deliberately planned activities. 

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Intermediate Activity

Great step in the camp progression for campers ages 6-8 & 7-9 providing more opportunities for independence, gain self-confidence, creativity, new friendships & skill development opportunities

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le Camp Français

Ages 7-10 campers will have the opportunity to learn & practice French to enhance writing & speaking in the French language combined with physical fitness through fun activities.  

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Swim 2 Survive

This program designed for ages 7-10 combines the same fun & adventure of our traditional activity camps with the addition of daily learn to swim lessons

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Arboretum
We are bringing the award-winning nature education of The Arboretum and combining it with our amazing Gryphon Summer Camps program for campers 10-13 that love exploring nature.  
 
Stop Motion & Movie Making

Stop Motion Animation (Lego/Clay) Camp (Ages 9-12) will bring their ideas to life to create their own stop motion blockbuster film.  Movie Making Camp (Ages 9-12) will develop a script, creating camera angles, editing and adding special effects in order to create their own short film trailer.  Both under the direction of a master filmmaker from 'Film Camp In A Box'.

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Senior Activity

Youth ages 9-12 & 10-13 will be introduced to new, advanced, and unique activities and teambuilding challenges.   

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Gryphon Sports Extravaganza

Designed for ages 11-13 looking to develop an active lifestyle through unique recreational activities that will lead to active activities outside of the camp environment. 

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G.R.O.W.T.H. Program

'Girls Respecting Others With Teamwork & Heart' introduces campers ages 11-13 who identify as female to strategies for overcoming challenges they may face during these unique ages and explore who they are as individuals, as well as in a team. 

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B.E.A.T. Program

'Boys Engaging in Active Teamwork' is designed for campers ages 11-13 who identify as male looking to explore who they are as an individual, as well as a leader.  In this supportive group setting, campers will tackle challenges that will focus on self-development and self-esteem.

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Rock Climbing

Designed for youth ages 10-13 looking to strengthen climbing skills while gaining confidence and a better understanding of safety.   Climbing harnesses will be provided.    

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Leadership Development Program

This 2-week program for ages 13-15 includes engaging workshops encompassing topics like communication, collaboration, self-motivation and teamwork.  Interactive activities will create opportunity for leadership and personal growth. 

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Counsellor In Training Program

This 4-week program for ages 15-17 is designed for those not quite of age to become a counsellor, but wish to in the near future.  Participants will have the opportunity to showcase skills that counsellors are required to deliver for successful and engaging programs.   

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Sun Safety

Gryphon Camps is committed to sun safety!  Camp staff are Sun Certified through the SUN AWARE Certification Program to ensure best practices in sun safety and create sun safe policies and guidelines.

Gryphon Activity Camps
Junior Activity
Intermediate Activity
le Camp Français
Swim 2 Survive
Arboretum
Stop Motion & Movie Making
Senior Activity
Gryphon Sports Extravaganza
G.R.O.W.T.H. Program
B.E.A.T. Program
Rock Climbing
Leadership Development Program
Counsellor In Training Program
Sun Safety

Select your desired camp from below list for full details & to register  

  • Gryphon Activity Camps are full-day camp programs designed for general activity level.
  • Camp programming will spend most of the day outdoors with designated indoor spaces in case of inclement weather. 
  • Programs include arts & crafts, outdoor games & activities, themes, sports, and special theme days (Whimsical Wednesdays & Fun Fridays).
  • Programming is designed to be age-appropriate.  

 

Activity Camps listed by age - select for full details. 

 

Looking for Gryphon Sports Camps?  Click Here

Meet Gryphon Camps Leadership Team!

We are gearing up and getting ready for Gryphon Summer Camps 2023!! Our Gryphon Summer Camp senior staff team provides leadership and guidance to all of our camp counsellors, programs, and campers and is comprised of the Active Kids Coordinator and summer students. They are passionate about Gryphon Camps and care deeply in providing exceptional, fun, creative, safe and personal growth camp programs. 
 
If you have any questions about any of our programs or Gryphon Camps (Sport or Activity), please feel free to email us directly at camps@uoguelph.ca and we will gladly assist you. Stay tuned as we will be introducing you to the rest of our camp leadership team over the next month. 

Kevin Lindner

Active Kids Coordinator

Kevin has worked in the camp environment for over 30 years within varying camp employment sectors including not-for-profit organizations, agency operations, day camps, overnight camps, and municipal recreation. He held previous positions as counsellor, head integration leader, teambuilding specialist, assistant director, director, and program manager.  Kevin became the Active Kids Coordinator at Gryphon Camps in 2017.   
 
Kevin is a Recreation and Leisure Studies, with a Business Option, Graduate from the University of Waterloo and recently completed his Master's degree in Recreation and Lesiure Studies from the University of Waterloo. He is an active member and volunteer of the Ontario Camps Association, and currently sits on the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusivity Committee, the Annual Conference Committee and the Ongoing Member Education Committee within the association.  Kevin is also a camp consultant and volunteer with the organization Outside Looking In, which is a program for Indigenous Youth across Canada.
 
Kevin has a deep imagination and passion for purposeful programming in order to create a supportive and inclusive camp community, one everyone is proud to be part of and every child grows individually while attending camp. 

 

 

 

 

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