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G.R.O.W.T.H. PROGRAM | Ages 11-13

Gryphon Camps offers a variety of camps that are categorized into Activity Camps or Sport Camps. G.R.O.W.T.H. stands for 'Girls Respecting Others with 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).  

G.R.O.W.T.H. Program has 2 staff with 20 campers (ratio of 1:10).

Friendships

The group develops a community that is built around trust, laughter, growth, and teamwork.  These values provide the opportunity to create strong bonds with each other.

Friendships

The group develops a community that is built around trust, laughter, growth, and teamwork.  These values provide the opportunity to create strong bonds with each other.

G.R.O.W.T.H. PROGRAM

G.R.O.W.T.H. stands for 'Girls Respecting Others With Teamwork & Heart'.

Team Building

With an emphasis on team building and leadership skills, individuals will have the opportunity to challenge themselves.  

Art Programming

Explore self expression through creativity 

Self Reflection

Personally designed G.R.O.W.T.H. booklets will provide the opportunity to reflect on the day's themed events & workshops.  

Skill Sharing

Participants are encouraged to share their talents and skills with the others in the group. 

Outdoor Activities

Team building & leadership opportunities will guide exploration of who they are as an individual, but also, who they are in a team.

Friendships
G.R.O.W.T.H. PROGRAM
Team Building
Art Programming
Self Reflection
Skill Sharing
Outdoor Activities

G.R.O.W.T.H. - Girls Respecting Others with Teamwork & Heart | Ages 11-13

G.R.O.W.T.H. Camp program stands for 'Girls Respecting Others with Teamwork & Heart'.  Individuals that identify as female will be introduced to strategies for overcoming some of the challenges they may face during these unique ages.   Team building & leadership opportunities will guide exploration of who they are as an individual, but also, who they are in a team.  G.R.O.W.T.H. will provide 'tools' to help tackle issues they may experience in school or in their personal life through cooperative activities and Guest Speakers.

Campers will participate in outcome based experiential activities to develop & strengthen self-esteem, explore self-expression, create a sense of community and recognize their own personal growth through daily reflections in their personally designed G.R.O.W.T.H. booklet.

  • Outdoor fitness & movement classes
  • Leader of the Day Program
  • Appreciation for a healthy & active lifestyle 
  • Art programming
  • Explore creativity & challenge themselves through art exploration 
  • Goal setting skills 

G.R.O.W.T.H. 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.  

G.R.O.W.T.H. Program - July 29-Aug 2/24

‘Girls Respecting Others With Teamwork & Heart’. This program introduces campers, who identify as female, to strategies for overcoming challenges they may face during these unique ages and explore who they are as individuals. Participants will have the opportunity to develop and strengthen positive self-esteem, self-expression, challenge themselves, acquire skills, develop a healthy & active lifestyle, and create a sense of community. Campers will have recreational swimming opportunities three times throughout the week In addition to the G.R.O.W.T.H. 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

33564 - July 29, 2024 to August 2, 2024

G.R.O.W.T.H. Program - Aug 19-23/24

‘Girls Respecting Others With Teamwork & Heart’. This program introduces campers, who identify as female, to strategies for overcoming challenges they may face during these unique ages and explore who they are as individuals. Participants will have the opportunity to develop and strengthen positive self-esteem, self-expression, challenge themselves, acquire skills, develop a healthy & active lifestyle, and create a sense of community. 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 G.R.O.W.T.H. 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

33565 - August 19, 2024 to August 23, 2024

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