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B.E.A.T. PROGRAM | Ages 11-13

Gryphon Camps offers a variety of camps that are categorized into Activity Camps or Sport Camps.  B.E.A.T. stands for 'Boys Engaging in Active Teamwork' and sits within the Activity Camps umbrella. 

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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).  

B.E.A.T. Program has 2 staff with 20 campers (ratio of 1:10).

B.E.A.T. PROGRAM

B.E.A.T. stands for 'Boys Engaging in Active Teamwork'. Thought-provoking activities & challenges will have them thinking "outside the box" while developing "hard" and "soft" skills that will transfer into their daily lives.

B.E.A.T. PROGRAM

B.E.A.T. stands for 'Boys Engaging in Active Teamwork'. Thought-provoking activities & challenges will have them thinking "outside the box" while developing "hard" and "soft" skills that will transfer into their daily lives.

Unique Skills

Grow in their own self-development and self-esteem while participating in a series of unique program opportunities.

Active Teamwork

Campers will participate in deliberately planned activities that include fitness opportunities outdoors, learning about healthy habits, art experiments, cooperative games and sports, outdoor activities, leader of the day programs, and daily reflections in your specific B.E.A.T. workbook.

Group Bonds & Friendships

Within the span of one week, participants in the B.E.A.T. program solidify friendships and mutual respect for each other. With campers having opportunities to be Leaders of the Day and the group working on fun challenges, there tends to be lots of laughter and fun energy amongst the group.

Group Challenges

During the B.E.A.T. Program, the campers will participate in several different challenges with group members. This will enable them to recognize their strengths and also reflect on how they assisted the team and celebrate the team successes.

Physical Activity

During the day, campers will have the opportunity to play in team sports or games. This will allow personal self-growth and understand how the skills of working in a team can translate to sports and into their daily lives.

Self-Reflections

At the end of each day, campers will have the opportunity to reflect on their day and the growth that they have had while at camp. These reflections will be active debriefs and will enable them to be creative in their reflection and personal growth.

B.E.A.T. PROGRAM
Unique Skills
Active Teamwork
Group Bonds & Friendships
Group Challenges
Physical Activity
Self-Reflections

B.E.A.T. - Boys Engaging in Active Teamwork | Ages 11-13

B.E.A.T. stands for 'Boys Engaging in Active Teamwork'.  Individuals that identify as male will explore who they are as an individual, as well as a leader.  Leadership and Team building challenges provide the opportunity to tackle challenges together in a supportive and encouraging community.  Thought-provoking activities and challenges will have them thinking "outside the box" while developing "hard" and "soft" skills that will transfer into their daily lives.  

Through a series of unique self-development programming, individuals will strengthen self-esteem, explore self-expression, create a sense of community and recognize their own personal growth through daily reflections in their personally designed B.E.A.T. booklet.

  • Outdoor Activities & Fitness
  • Cooperative Games & Sports
  • Leader of the Day Programs
  • Appreciation for a healthy & active lifestyle
  • Art experiments

B.E.A.T. will have recreational swimming three times a week.


If your camper is ages 9-12, they may also be interested in the Home Alone/Swim 2 Survive+ Camp program, view details here.  

B.E.A.T. Program - July 29-Aug 2/24

‘Boys Engaging in Active Teamwork’. Campers, who identify as male, will explore who they are as leaders, work with others in group settings, tackle challenges in a supportive community, and participate in a series of unique program opportunities. Campers will be treated to activities and challenges that will have them thinking “outside the box” while developing “hard” and “soft” skills. Campers will have recreational swimming opportunities three times throughout the week. In addition to the B.E.A.T. camp specific programming, campers will participate in general activities that connect to our weekly camp theme. Theme: Gryphon Olympics This week is the kickoff to the Summer Olympics in Paris, France. So, we’re going to have our own Gryphon Olympics These will not be your usual Olympic sports, as we’ll be putting our Gryphon “twist” on our events!

Activity Details

Currently not offered

B.E.A.T. Program - Aug 19-23/24

‘Boys Engaging in Active Teamwork’. Campers, who identify as male, will explore who they are as leaders, work with others in group settings, tackle challenges in a supportive community, and participate in a series of unique program opportunities. Campers will be treated to activities and challenges that will have them thinking “outside the box” while developing “hard” and “soft” skills. Campers will have recreational swimming opportunities three times throughout the week. This week includes a visit to the Honey Bee Research Centre at the University of Guelph In addition to the B.E.A.T. camp specific programming, campers will participate in general activities that connect to our weekly camp theme. Theme: Animal Planet Animals can be amazing and this week campers will have fun being animals, zookeepers or imagining that they work for a wildlife magazine or tv show. It will be adventure after adventure as we explore animals from around the world!

Activity Details

33546 - August 19, 2024 to August 23, 2024

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