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GRYPHON SUMMER CLUBHOUSE - REGISTRATION OPENS JUNE 28TH @ 5:00PM

What is the Gryphon Summer Clubhouse?

Watch and learn about Gryphon Summer Clubhouse! You will see how we offer interactive, engaging, socially welcoming, active and fun activities and programs for campers of the same age, as we pack all of our program materials into everyone's own Gryphon Adventure Pack. This fun program is a way to break up the day and have some "camp" fun!

What is the Gryphon Summer Clu...

Watch and learn about Gryphon Summer Clubhouse! You will see how we offer interactive, engaging, socially welcoming, active and fun activities and programs for campers of the same age, as we pack all of our program materials into everyone's own Gryphon Adventure Pack. This fun program is a way to break up the day and have some "camp" fun!

Social Interaction with Camper...

Come join and have some fun with your Clubhouse Leaders and fellow campers! We will use the Zoom platform as our meeting location for morning get togethers, participate in activities and to go over all of the fun in our Adventure Packs.

Login Anywhere!

You can login from anywhere or any device when participating in Gryphon Summer Clubhouse! Maybe you will be away for a day but you can still connect with your clubhouse friends and counsellors. Also you will receive all the materials you require for the week in your Gryphon Clubhouse Adventure Packs. We will have lots of activities that will keep you busy outside and engaged while you are not with the group in the Clubhouse.

Fun For All Ages

Our programs are specifically designed for campers of all ages. The Adventure Packs will be organized in a way that it is easy for campers to do the tasks without parental assistance and the online portion only requires parents to set up things at sign in. Everything else will be facilitated by our Clubhouse leaders.

What is the Gryphon Summer Clu...
Social Interaction with Camper...
Login Anywhere!
Fun For All Ages
 
 
The Gryphon Summer Clubhouse is designed to create a safe, fun and supervised opportunity for Gryphon campers to come together. This summer program includes a combination of online in-person interactive programs between campers and Clubhouse Leaders ("Counsellors") through the Zoom platform and our Gryphon Clubhouse Adventure Packs.  Each pack will consist of challenges tied to our themes, all of the materials for the games and crafts that we will be participating in throughout the week (both together on Zoom and separately).  All of the Clubhouse Adventure packs will be divided into days with a schedule similar to our camp program, and you get to keep everything in the pack.  Our time online will be active and engaging while the clubhouse program allows campers to be social with others, have fun and laugh, and create summer memories from their own homes.
Gryphon Clubhouse Adventure Packs will be ready for pick up on the Friday prior to the program from 4pm-8pm at the University of Guelph. We will deliver to the Kitchener-Waterloo area. Contact Kevin directly for a pickup location.
 
All Gryphon Summer Clubhouse registration must be completed by the Wednesday prior to the start of the program. Register early as there are minimal spaces for this smaller program.
 
We have designed activities based on best practices around the world and integrate them with the desired outcomes of Gryphon Camps and model our "I AM A GRYPHON" motto and encourage campers to connect in a fun environment. Gryphon Summer Clubhouse programming during Covid19 is different from our typical in-person camp program, as we have ensured that activities are conducive to this format of programming.  We want to assist with this by offering the opportunity for campers to connect with others like they would at camp and for parents to have the opportunity to take time for themselves and not have to wear camp counsellor hats this summer. 
 
Questions about Gryphon Summer Clubhouse? Contact Kevin Lindner (Active Kids Coordinator) at lindner@uoguelph.ca 

GRYPHON SUMMER CLUBHOUSE PROGRAMS:

Ages 6-7 | Gryphon Junior Clubhouse Mon-Fri 9:15am-10:00am (Sign in begins at 9:00am) 

Participants are born 2011-2013

What a perfect opportunity to kick start the day for our youngest Gryphon Summer Clubhouse participants! You will start each day with interactions online via Zoom with your Clubhouse Leaders ("Counsellors") and your fellow clubhouse members.  We will begin with some activities to get physically active, open up our daily adventure packs and go over our challenges for the day and start our craft. This program will create a themed day for the club members that will keep them busy and take them outside too. Everything is prepared for the campers to start the day with energy, fun and laughter.

Ages 7-9 | Gryphon Intermediate Clubhouse | Mon-Fri 10:15am-11:00am (Sign in begins at 10:00am)

Participants are born 2011-2013

Here's a great opportunity to change up the morning for the clubhouse members and challenge themselves to some exciting activities that will get them physically active and create fun social interactions with other club members and our Club Leaders ("Counsellors"). This Clubhouse program will have the campers learn some new skills that they can take outside and some challenges that they can try throughout the day. The Adventure Packs for this Clubhouse program will have all the materials that they need for our activities, allow them to be creative, get active and keep them engaged for hours. We can't wait to connect with everyone and have some fun creating new summer memories.

Ages 9-13 | Gryphon Senior Skills Clubhouse or Gryphon Senior Clubhouse |  Mon-Fri 11:15am-12:15pm (Sign in begins at 11:00am)

Participants are born 2007-2011

 This is our Clubhouse program for our oldest Clubhouse members. We have two programs designed for this clubhouse, as one program is focused more on specific skills and the other is a more general activity program.  What a great opportunity to allow these campers to rest up in the morning and then come for some high energy fun and social interactions before lunch. Then in the afternoon the campers will have the opportunity to continue on their daily fun challenges, get creative and have fun outdoors with the activities and equipment that we have provided in the Gryphon Clubhouse Adventure Packs.  Campers will have a great time in this Clubhouse program and walk away with new skills and creative projects that will enable them to have memories from the summer.

Ages 14-17 | Gryphon Leadership Development | Mon-Thu 9:30am-12:00pm (Sign in begins at 9:15am) | Program is 3 weeks in length

Participants are born 2003-2006

 Are you looking to take on a leadership role in the community or at school? Our Leadership Development program will be one that fosters and encourages leadership skill development and personal growth through a variety of programming activities. This is a three week program. Each day will have a specific focus that will be facilitated by trained staff and special guests via our online Zoom platform. Workshops will include self-motivation, working in teams (virtually and in-person), personal leadership traits, how to lead a group, time management, work opportunities (job searching, resumes, interviews), how to be fiscally responsible, public speaking, how to make your voice heard and conflict resolution. You will also have the opportunity to assist in other aspects of camp of part of this program, that will total 24 hours (either in the summer or the fall, as you will have the opportunity to choose). Each participant will receive a Gryphon Leadership Pack that will include resources that you can use when you are in a leadership role, and resources that will allow you to continue to grow on your leadership path.

Ages 15-18 | Gryphon Counsellor-In-Training | Mon-Thu 1:00pm-3:30pm (Sign in begins at 12:45pm) | Program is 4 weeks in length

Participants are born 2002-2005

Interested in becoming a Gryphon Camp Counsellor? Do you want to strengthen your repertoire of activities and skills that will help you become a successful counsellor? We have designed an interactive and engaging program that will enable future Gryphon Counsellors to learn about being a counsellor and the skills necessary to create memorable experiences for Gryphon Campers.  You will gain an understanding of the skills necessary to work with campers (both in-person and virtually) along with understanding the Gryphon Camp policies. The program will prepare you with the "tools" necessary to be a great counsellor in the future and allow you to grow in confidence when working with children and facilitating programs. You will also receive a one year membership to Playmeo (an online database of camp game videos and writeups along with tips on facilitating programs), an activity that you can keep in your backpocket for camp programs, and our own CIT Manual. The program will have a total of 40 hours and you will be required to volunteer for your in-camp experience through a variety of different ways for a total of 50 hours (you can select these ways from a variety of options).

*Scroll down to the Red Accordions to register for your specific week and program. More program dates and themes for the rest of July will be released shortly.*


"The kids loved every minute of the clubhouse this week, the puzzles were fun and engaging, they loved having a set "break" built into their day. Your enthusiasm is contagious. Keep up the great work!"
"Thank-you for the Gryphon Clubhouse what a fantastic idea.”
"We weren't sure about online camp programs, but after clubhouse we are sold on what you can provide. Love it!"
"We'd tried other Zoom events over the last 3 months & this was the only time my daughter stayed engaged & interested."
"Kids are engaged during the activity.”
"I found my daughter to be really excited and engaged. Keep up the great work .”
"Kevin and team could not be more engaging. Lots of variety and it moved along really well!"
"It was a lot of fun for all ages and well organized. Your first two zoom camps were great!"

Looking for More Details? Answers to Gryphon Summer Clubhouse Questions

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When are we notified about final details pertaining to the Gryphon Summer Clubhouse program?

You will receive an email on the Thursday prior to your Clubhouse program that begins on the Monday. In this email you will receive a Clubhouse newsletter that will inform you of the link and password to our secure Zoom platform, details pertaining to the program for the week and a schedule, and an expectation sheet for you and your clubhouse participant.

What are the goals of the Gryphon Summer Clubhouse?

Our goals for the Gryphon Summer Clubhouse Program are:

  1. To bring an engaging and fun online program that allows social interaction with children of their own age and facilitated by trained Gryphon Camp Counsellors.
  2. Participate in challenges and activities that will keep them entertained and outdoors throughout the day.
  3. Connect and re-connect with other Gryphon campers and friends

What supplies or equipment does my camper need for the program?

Our Gryphon Summer Clubhouse program is designed to take all program responsibility away from parents and guardians. Our Clubhouse Adventure Packs will contain all of the craft supplies, equipment for outdoor activities, additional instructions, special Clubhouse surprises, and a camp schedule for the week.  Crafts will be pre-cut and organized for the participants. You may need to assist them unless they can independently use scissors and other craft supplies.  We encourage someone to be in close proximity to help if required by your camper.

Some basic camp supplies that we ask clubhouse participants to provide on their own:

  • Computer or Tablet with Internet and the ability to use Zoom
  • Spacing in front of the computer to move your chair and do standing activities or exercises.
  • Space near the computer that you can use to play activities or work on your craft with others in the clubhouse.
  • Craft Supplies: Paper (lined or plain), Scissors, White Glue and Glue Stick, Markers, Pencil Crayons or Crayons, Tape (masking tape or scotch tape). All other specific craft supplies will be provided in your Adventure Pack.
  •  If anything is required, for example a t-shirt for craft design - you would be notified in advance.

Are the Clubhouse activities pre-taped?

No! We believe that there is value in our activities being demonstrated and facilitated by a live Clubhouse Leader. All of our programs are live and will involve communication between campers and clubhouse leaders.  The purpose of our program is to keep programs similar to the feel of summer camp.  We will provide written instructions for some activities in the Adventure Pack.

Campers will also be active while participating in the online portion of the program as our games and activities are ones in which they will be physically moving and having fun together.

What does the Gryphon Clubhouse Adventure Pack contain and how are they distributed?

What's Inside the Gryphon Clubhouse Adventure Pack? (You get to keep all materials from the Adventure Pack)

  • All of the specialty supplies required for our three crafts during the week
  • Equipment to get Physically Active at home with Camp Games
  • Themed items that will be used during the weekly program
  • Small Gryphon Summer Clubhouse souvenir

Distribution of Clubhouse Adventure Packs:

The Gryphon Clubhouse Adventure packs will be assembled by trained staff that will be following all current health and safety measures.  Each bag will be pack by one specific individual, and this will be tracked.  

On the Friday (from 4pm-8pm) you will be able to drive by the Athletics Centre to pick up your Adventure Pack through zero contact. All details pertaining to the pick up will be informed to you in the Clubhouse Newsletter.  

We will also offer a time and pickup location in Kitchener. Location and time is still to be determined.

Are there any precautions/risks associated with Gryphon Clubhouse programs?

While risks associated with Gryphon Summer Clubhouse are minimal, please note the following:

  • Your child may be asked to leave their desk for a scavenger hunt activity or other moving activities and then return.
  • Please ensure your child can use all supplies or equipment necessary independently or you are in close proximity to assist at that moment.
  •  For all dancing, standing and movement activities ensure that all cords are out of the participants way and that your child is able to fully participate in that space.

How does the registration for multiple campers in the same Clubhouse program and same househould work?

If you are signing up multiple children from the same household and in the same Clubhouse program (they will be sharing a computer and counsellor), contact Kevin at Lindner@uoguelph.ca after you have registered the children in the program.  Once the registration is confirmed, you will receive a $20 rebate off of the second registration.

We do recommend that children should participate in programs that are close to their age range as the activities are designed to be age appropriate.

What safety precautions does Gryphon Clubhouse have in place for online interactions?

Gryphon Summer Clubhouse has created very strict policies pertaining to our Zoom platform. Each individual will receive their own Zoom link via their clubhouse newsletter along with their password. During the program, you will be waiting for the counsellor to sign you in as you are in the waiting room. You must have your child's first and last name on Zoom in the waiting room so we can take attendance. Once inside, your camper can change their name to only first name.  

Each clubhouse participant will be encouraged to have their parents sign them in and say hi to the counsellor. They will also be welcomed individually before moving on to the larger group.  Once the program begins, our Clubhouse producer will lock the Zoom account so no one else can enter and will monitor all discussions within the group and the videos.  

We will record the Zoom get togethers for internal purposes and not used for any marketing or promotions.

Gryphon Junior Clubhouse | Ages 6-7 | Mon July 13 - Fri July 17 | Sign In - 9:00am | Program - 9:15am-10:00am | Theme: Life As A Bug

"Life As A Bug" is the theme for our Clubhouse this week. We are really excited that we will be focused on learning about the outdoors and having fun being bugs or looking for them. Our program will have some online activities with clubhouse leaders that will allow the campers to play some fun bug games, make some neat crafts and then go out on some bug hunts. Our Wacky Wednesday will include coming to our clubhouse get together with wacky hair and then on our Fun Friday we will have a special guest and celebrate out time together for the week. The Clubhouse Adventure Packs will have everything you need to have fun inside and outside while exploring bugs and nature.

Activity Details

25434 - July 13, 2020 to July 17, 2020

  • Monday(s) from 9:00AM to 10:00AM
  • Tuesday(s) from 9:00AM to 10:00AM
  • Wednesday(s) from 9:00AM to 10:00AM
  • Thursday(s) from 9:00AM to 10:00AM
  • Friday(s) from 9:00AM to 10:00AM
  • Fee: $95
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Gryphon Leadership Development | Ages 14-17 | Mon July 13 - Thu July 30 | Sign In - 9:15am | Program - 9:30am-12:00pm

Our Leadership Development program will be one that fosters and encourages leadership skill development and personal growth through a variety of programming activities. It will be facilitated Monday to Thursday from 9:30am-12pm for 3 weeks. Each day will have a specific focus that will be facilitated by trained staff and special guests. Workshops will include self-motivation, working in teams (virtually and in-person), personal leadership traits, how to lead a group, time management, work opportunities (job searching, resumes, interviews), how to be fiscally responsible, public speaking, how to make your voice heard and conflict resolution. You will also have the opportunity to assist in other aspects of camp of part of this program, that will total 24 hours. There will be multiple options for you to choose how you will facilitate your in-camp experience.

Activity Details

25438 - July 13, 2020 to July 30, 2020

Gryphon Intermediate Clubhouse | Ages 7-9 | Mon July 13 - Fri July 17 | Sign In - 10:00am | Program - 10:15am-11:00am | Theme: What's That In The Air?

What's that in the air? Is it a plane? Nope, it's a BIRD!! This week at the Gryphon Clubhouse we will be getting outside as we explore our birds with our new clubhouse binoculars, bird sheets, and create our own bird feeders. We will also have some fun learning about other things in the sky and getting to play games that will keep your mesmerized and challenged. On Wacky Wednesday, we will come with our Wacky Hair and on Fun Friday we will have a surprise as we wrap up our week. Our Clubhouse Adventure Kits will have everything you need for a week of outdoor fun and exploring all of the different animals and things in the sky.

Activity Details

25435 - July 13, 2020 to July 17, 2020

  • Monday(s) from 10:00AM to 11:00AM
  • Tuesday(s) from 10:00AM to 11:00AM
  • Wednesday(s) from 10:00AM to 11:00AM
  • Thursday(s) from 10:00AM to 11:00AM
  • Friday(s) from 10:00AM to 11:00AM
  • Fee: $95
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Gryphon Senior Clubhouse | Ages 9-13 | Mon July 13 - Fri July 17 | Sign In - 11:00am | Program - 11:15am-12:15pm | Theme: Out In Nature

Looking for a way to give back to nature? Want to connect to nature in a fun way? This is a great opportunity to design your own resources to give back and have fun with this week's program. We will have fun creating and decorating our own bags, pots and learning about gardening and planting too. You will have the opportunity to create your own program to give back to the natural environment while having fun outside and trying new things too.

Activity Details

25437 - July 13, 2020 to July 17, 2020

  • Monday(s) from 11:00AM to 12:15PM
  • Tuesday(s) from 11:00AM to 12:15PM
  • Wednesday(s) from 11:00AM to 12:15PM
  • Thursday(s) from 11:00AM to 12:15PM
  • Friday(s) from 11:00AM to 12:15PM
  • Fee: $95
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Gryphon Senior Skills Clubhouse | Ages 9-13 | Mon July 13 - Fri July 17 | Sign In - 11:00am | Program - 11:15am-12:15pm | Theme: Outdoor Adventures

Are you searching for an outdoor adventure? Want to get outside and explore the natural surroundings? This week is all about exploring and learning about the outdoors in a fun and exhilarting way. We will have our own Gryphon Clubhouse Adventure Challenge Race and you will receive items in your Clubhouse Adventure Pack that will help you during the challenges such as a compass, binoculars and other outdoor materials. We can't wait for this fun as we will show you the tips on using things and then you can go out on your adventure.

Activity Details

25436 - July 13, 2020 to July 17, 2020

  • Monday(s) from 11:00AM to 12:15PM
  • Tuesday(s) from 11:00AM to 12:15PM
  • Wednesday(s) from 11:00AM to 12:15PM
  • Thursday(s) from 11:00AM to 12:15PM
  • Friday(s) from 11:00AM to 12:15PM
  • Fee: $105
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Gryphon Counsellor-In-Training Program | Ages 15-18 | Mon July 13 - Fri Aug 7 | Sign In - 12:45pm | Program - 1:00pm-3:30pm

Our Leadership Development program will be one that fosters and encourages leadership skill development and personal growth through a variety of programming activities. It will be facilitated Monday to Thursday from 9:30am-12pm for 3 weeks. Each day will have a specific focus that will be facilitated by trained staff and special guests. Workshops will include self-motivation, working in teams (virtually and in-person), personal leadership traits, how to lead a group, time management, work opportunities (job searching, resumes, interviews), how to be fiscally responsible, public speaking, how to make your voice heard and conflict resolution. You will also have the opportunity to assist in other aspects of camp of part of this program, that will total 24 hours. There will be multiple options for you to choose how you will facilitate your in-camp experience.

Activity Details

25439 - July 13, 2020 to August 7, 2020

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