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Gryphon Sport Camps

Looking for a focused approach to sport-specific skill development? Gryphon Sport Camps offer a detailed skill-based curriculum, led by coaches and varsity athletes and are designed for age groups that will teach and facilitate growth that is age and skill level appropriate. Registration is now open! See details and links below. 

Gryphon Sport Camps

Our Gryphon Sport Camps, led by our Gryphon coaches, have a more focused and high-level skill approach for development. These camps will take participants to new heights and abilities along with more confidence.  

See list below of all of our camps! 

Gryphon Sport Camps

Our Gryphon Sport Camps, led by our Gryphon coaches, have a more focused and high-level skill approach for development. These camps will take participants to new heights and abilities along with more confidence.  

See list below of all of our camps! 

NEW! She's Got Game Sports Cam...

Ages 12-15 July 11-15, 2022

She’s Got Game Sport Camp aims to:

  • Engage girls in a variety of sport activities
  • Facilitate and provide the tools needed to succeed on and off the field of play
  • Develop self-confidence and leadership skills
  • Build inclusion and positive culture in girls-only sport settings

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Basketball - Male

The Male Basketball Skill Development Camp is for ages 9-17 and will focus on the improvement and progression of the fundamentals of this sport like:

  • ball handling
  • passing
  • attacking
  • shooting skills
  • footwork

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Basketball - Female

The Female Basketball Shooting Clinic Development Camp is created to help basketball players for ages 12-18 looking to increase their ability to shoot the ball.

Learn proper and efficient shooting techniques including:

  • shooting off the bounce
  • shooting off the dribble
  • getting yourself open
  • shooting in traffic

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*It's Back!* Discover Dance Ca...

Discover Dance Camp is back!!!  The dancers will be introduced to a variety of dance forms such as hip-hop, ballet, contemporary, salsa and jazz*. Dancers will participate in daily technique and choreography workshops that will help them feel comfortable and confident in their abilities on the dance floor. CLICK HERE to learn more about this camp program.

Hockey - Female

The Women's Hockey Elite Summer Development Program is designed for Women's Hockey athletes that are looking to play U18 AA or PWHL hockey this upcoming season.  This on-ice component will be coupled with off-ice training that will help improve strength, stability and speed that will further enhance overall development.  This program is designed for ages 15-18. CLICK HERE to learn more about this 7 week program.  The Female Hockey Tryout Prep Camp is designed to help prepare U11 & U13 rep players for fall tryouts.  This is a 2 week program that is comprise of 4 on-ice camp sessions. CLICK HERE to learn more.

Hockey

The Hockey Skill Development Camp will be an individual skill based program that is designed to make players improve their overall game while maximizing fun on the ice.  Specific areas that we will be focusing on include power skating, stick handling, passing, game transferable drills and movements. This skill based program is designed for those playing U8-U15.  CLICK HERE for more specifics about this program.

Lacrosse

The Gryphon Elite Lacrosse Academy is designed for athletes who are interested in developing advanced field lacrosse skills and aspire to playing at a higher level.  Participants will have previously played box or field lacrosse at a REP level. CLICK HERE to learn more about this development program.

Soccer

The Soccer Camp program will offer two different streams this summer.  The Rep Skill Development Camp will help players who are competing in rep environments to improve the communication, decision and execution of their soccer actions. The Recreational Soccer Camp is intended for players that currently play in House League environments and ages 6-13, but want to improve their game. CLICK HERE for more information about the two camps.

Competitive Swimming

The Competitive Swimming Camp will focus on improving technique in all four Olympic strokes, as well as, the fundamental skills of streamlines, flipturns, dives, backstroke starts and relay takeovers. Ages for this development program are 13-18 years.  CLICK HERE for more details and information pertaining to the program and the swimming requirements.

*NEW* Aquatic Fitness Camp

The NEW Aquatic Fitness Camp will give swimmers will get the chance to experience it all: Competitive Swimming, Artistic Swimming, Waterpolo, Lifesaving and even Aquafit.  Every day will bring a new challenge in the morning with the chance to test out new skills.  This sport development camp is for participants ages 10-14.  CLICK HERE for more information about this new sport camp.

Artistic Swim Camp

The Artistic Swim Camp combines the best of dance, gymnastics, and swimming all in one fun creative package. Participants will work on skills and routine creations, leading up to a skills challenge on the final day. The age for this development program is 11-15 years.  CLICK HERE for more information about this camp.

Track & Field

Gryphon Track & Field Camp will develop skills that will become a foundation throughout a young athlete's life.  Campers will work through daily sessions providing an exciting mix of technical practice, games and special events; moving from general to more specific. The national program of Run Jump Throw developed by Athletics Canada is utilized by our coaches facilitating the programs as it serves a strong foundation for all Track & Field Sports. The ages for this camp is 9-14 years.  CLICK HERE for more details and information about the camp.

Triathlon

The Triathlon Camp is a skill-based camp that focuses on improving technique in cycling, running and swimming skills.  Each day will include a swim, bike and run that will combine skill work with team relays, challenges and fun dryland activities.  The camp is designed for participants ages 11-15. CLICK HERE for more information pertaining to this program.

"It's Back" - Youth Fitness Ca...

Youth Fitness is a camp designed to provide campers with a unique and amazing experience. Each day campers will get to explore the University of Guelph Gryphons Athletics Centre and the wide variety of fitness activities and facilities that it has to offer. CLICK HERE to learn more about the Youth Fitness Camp Program.

"It's Back" - Volleyball Camp

Gryphon Volleyball Camp is designed to help athletes who are newer to the sport to develop their individual volleyball techniques (setting, passing, serving, defense, etc). Players will be divided into groups of same ability levels to ensure that they are taught skills and techniques which suit their skill level. The camp is designed for ages 11-14.  CLICK HERE for more information about the camp.

"It's Back" - High Performance...

Are you a high-performance athlete that wants to learn how to maximize your physical ability? Come join us for a half day camp hosted by the University of Guelph Varsity Strength and Conditioning Coaches and staff. CLICK HERE to learn more about the High Performance Development Program for ages 13-19.

Gryphon Sport Camps
NEW! She's Got Game Sports Cam...
Basketball - Male
Basketball - Female
*It's Back!* Discover Dance Ca...
Hockey - Female
Hockey
Lacrosse
Soccer
Competitive Swimming
*NEW* Aquatic Fitness Camp
Artistic Swim Camp
Track & Field
Triathlon
"It's Back" - Youth Fitness Ca...
"It's Back" - Volleyball Camp
"It's Back" - High Performance...

2022 Gryphon Sports Camps

When searching our sport camp programs and looking specifically at the weeks they are being offered (in the red bars) on each sport camp page, it is important to look for these key words.

SPACES AVAILABLE - means that you can register immediately for that sport camp program and there are spots open for campers

WAITLIST ONLY - join the waitlist. We will contact you when an opening becomes available for that specific group or program week.  We always work through our waitlists.

 

Sport, age, and skill-specific camps are facilitated by Gryphon Varsity Head Coaches. 

  • Offers a focused approach to skill development in their specific sport compared to our activity camps.
  • Detailed skill curriculum, led by coaches and varsity athletes.
  • Groups participants based on skill and age and are designed to teach and facilitate growth that is age and skill level appropriate. 
  • All of the Sport Camps will have their own focus and requirements on skill ability and equipment needs for the participants.
  • Select the sport from the list below to understand the focus of the sport, skill level, age requirement to find the right one for your camper. 

This year we are excited to offer:

Looking for Gryphon Activity Camps? Click Here

 

Important Notes about Gryphon Summer Camps 2022

Prior to the camp experience, campers and families will receive the most up-to-date information on protocols, as we are aware that we are in a fluid and changing situation with COVID-19. 

The following information and details are ones that follow the Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health Unit Day Camp Guidance and the Provincial Ministry of Health Day Camp Guidance reports.

Under the Ministry of Health, it will be MANDATORY that every camper, staff member and individuals that are dropping off the camper complete the COVID-19 Self-Assessment PRIOR to arriving at the University of Guelph campus.

For summer 2022 we will have specific camp groups/cohorts that will have a maximum of 16-18 campers, as per the current Ministry of Health Day Camp Guidance. Each camp group cohort will stay together for the full week and not participate in activities with other group cohorts, unless in outdoor activities and permitted by the Ministry of Health. All camp groups will have the same counsellors for the entire week.

Registration is designed for campers to sign up for specific cohorts. These cohort groups will be formed based on their camp drop-off and pick-up times, and this is the group that your camper will be a member of throughout the week. Our activities will take place outdoors. Each cohort will have dedicated outdoor space and their own weekly indoor space for inclement weather days.

Once on campus, face coverings will be required for campers and staff will be during indoor programs, where physical distance is not possible, or if playing an activity with another cohort. Breaks will occur for campers to take off their face covering when physically distanced and being outside, under the direct supervision of camp staff. This will only change if the Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health Unit informs us differently.

Swimming will only be offered in specific camp programs. The specific camp page will note if swimming is part of the program.  

Camp programs will operate weekly. The first week of camp will be the week of July 4th.  The last week of Gryphon Camps will be the week of August 29th.

 

Meet the Gryphon Sport Camps Leadership Team

The Gryphon Summer Camp senior staff team provides leadership and guidance to all of our sport camp coaches and staff, programs, and campers.  This team is comprised of the Active Kids Coordinator and the Sport Camps Director who are passionate about Gryphon Camps and care deeply in providing exceptional, skill-based, 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. 

Kevin Lindner

Active Kids Coordinator

Summer 2022 will mark Kevin's 31st summer working in the camp environment, previous positions held at camp include counsellor, head integration leader, teambuilding specialist, assistant director, director, and program manager.  This will be Kevin's 5th summer as the Active Kids Coordinator at Gryphon Camps.  Kevin's previous camp employment sectors have included not-for-profit organizations, agency operations, day camps, overnight camps, and municipal recreation. 
 
Kevin is a Recreation and Leisure Studies, with a Business Option, Graduate from the University of Waterloo and is currently completing his Master's degree. Kevin is an active member and volunteer of the Ontario Camps Association, and currently sits on the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusivity Committee within the association.  
 
Kevin has a deep passion and imagination for purposeful programming and bringing individuals together to create a supportive and inclusive camp community, one everyone is proud to be part of and every child grows individually while attending camp. 

 

Megan Reid

Sport Camps Director

 

Megan Reid has played a key role with the Gryphons women's basketball program since coming on board for the 2017-18 season.  Megan arrived at U of G with a decorated coaching career at both the collegiate level (as the lead assistant of the Mohawk College women's basketball program for eight seasons) as well as at the high school level (as a lead assistant coach of the senior boys basketball team at John F. Ross Collegiate Vocational Institute in Guelph, as well as the head coach of the junior girls team at John F. Ross).  On four separate occasions, Megan helped guide John F. Ross basketball teams to AAAA OFSAA appearances.
 
As a player, Megan split her varsity basketball career between York and Western, as was part of the Mustangs teams that made back-to-back trips to nationals. During her senior season at Western in 1996-97, Megan was part of a Mustangs team that posted an overall record of 30-3 while capturing CIS bronze medal.  That team was later inducted into Western's women's basketball "Hall of Honour".  Megan's strong coaching and playing background is also complimented by over 20 years of teaching experience in both the Halton and Upper Grand District School Boards.

 

 

 
 
 
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