Programs

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Our campers enjoy a wide range of activities such as swimming, arts and crafts, sports and dance. We introduce our campers to important life skills such as money management, nutrition, healthy lifestyles and self-care. 

In addition to our regular curriculum (sample shown below), our counselors campers lead (depending on their experience and certifications) martial arts, Zumba, baking, dancing, outdoor learning or engineering, mathematics, sports and Girl Power! All of our counselors have experience in the programs they lead and are certified in our more advanced programs. Here is a sample of programs that may be offered this summer:

Regular Curriculum

 

Arts &  Crafts: Girls will get to use their creative side in many activities from drawing and painting to beading and tie dying.  Be prepared! Your camper will have many projects to bring home at the end of camp!

Sports: The girls will have fun playing soccer, kickball, volleyball and basketball and may even be introduced to new sports such as lacrosse and self-defense taught by experienced instructors. Campers also enjoy playing field games like tug-of-war, relay races and getting wet by slip-n-slide and water games.

 

Science & Nature: Our science program gives our campers the opportunity to unplug and tune into nature.

Gardening, nutrition, local wildlife, animal care, environ-ment and recycling are some of the subjects covered. Nature scavenger hunts, creating terrariums, and other special projects, allow campers to learn while having fun.

 

Drama & Dance: Our dance instructors provide the girls with many opportunities to show off their dance moves.  Zumba, ballet, hip-hop and modern dance are just a few of their options. During drama, girls will play games that build self-esteem and confidence.  Campers will practice acting and put on shows throughout the summer.

Swimming: A camp favorite! Our pool provides a needed relief from the summer heat.  It is supervised by American Red Cross certified lifeguards who teach our campers pool safety. Beginners and advanced swimmers  build their skills during daily swim sessions. 

Girl Power: The Girl Power curriculum encourages our campers to build character, be independent, self-reliant and to develop resilience and persistence. Important topics include bullying & cyberbullying, peer pressure and self-esteem.  Our Girl Power curriculum celebrates all campers’ value and individuality.

Yoga & Mindfulness: Our campers will have the opportunity to engage in yoga by certified yoga instructors, teaching different yoga levels from beginners to advanced. They work on new poses and stretches while focusing on breathing. Campers are introduced to mindfulness which they practice throughout the day learning how to create a positive mind- set and live in the moment. 

Guest Programs

 

Visits from the community with programs such as field day, money management, gardening and local wildlife exhibits.

 

Special Events

Carnival Day: Noted by campers as ‘the best day at camp’, carnival day includes a water slide, ice cream truck, swim-time, DJ, face painting and make-up. Providing the weather is nice, we’ll have a BBQ outside and campers can look forward to the talent show later that evening. The water slide is supervised by experienced attendants and camp counselors.

Halloween, Superhero and Pirate Day: Our themed days include a morning of dressing up, face painting and camp games including: scavenger hunts and trick or treat (within camp). Dressing up is relevant to whichever the theme might be i.e. dressing up as a Pirate on Pirate Day.​

Campfire: One of the most traditional summer camp experiences, our campfire combines camp songs, s’mores and games.

Scavenger Hunt: A very popular event at camp, our campers work in teams to find different colored rocks which are strategically placed around camp. 

Special Dinner: Our special dinner is exactly that, special. On our last night of camp, counselors team together to decorate the dining hall according to a particular theme, i.e. Luau or Disco. Girls wear special dinner dresses and celebrate the end of the camp session. 

​Talent Show: An exciting event for all! Campers will spend time throughout the session rehearsing dance routines, dramatic skits and musical performances to showcase in our talent show, on the last evening of camp.

 

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