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Girls LEAD London

Girls LEAD London

The Girls LEAD
(Leadership, Education, and Development)
local camp is offered for girls entering grades three and four (Junior), grades five and six (Intermediate), or grades seven and eight (Senior). The camp curriculum and associated materials are based on the Ontario Curriculum, the Social Change Model of Leadership Development as well as child development theory. Many of our campers finish Girls LEAD camp feeling empowered, confident, connected, and able.

General Program Information

During the camp, girls are encouraged to cultivate their own interests and try new things. Each day we spend time doing a variety of activities. Campers will find their days to involve activities such as building healthy relationships, playing energetically, participating in sports and games, swimming, making crafts, creating music, examining leadership, reflective journaling, and introspective discussion.

Camp

Dates

Camp Session 1: Junior Camp
(Girls going into grades 3 and 4 in Sept 2014)

June 30 – July 11
No camp on July 1

CLOSED – Camp Session 2: Intermediate Camp
(Girls going into grades 5 and 6 in Sept 2014)

Please email girlslead@uwo.ca to be added to the waitlist

July 14 – July 25

Camp Session 2: Senior Camp
(Girls going into grades 7 and 8 in Sept 2014)

July 14 – July 25

Camp Session 3: Intermediate Camp
(Girls going into grades 5 and 6 in Sept 2014)

July 28 – August 8
No camp on August 4

Camp Session 3: Senior Camp
(Girls going into grades 7 and 8 in Sept 2014)

July 28 – August 8
No camp on August 4

Camp Session 4: Junior Camp
(Girls going into grades 3 and 4 in Sept 2014)

August 11 – August 22

ADDED: Camp Session 4 Intermediate Camp
(Girls going into grades 5 and 6 in Sept 2014)

August 11 - August 22

Register NOW!

Junior Camp: As girls enter grades three and four, they tend to assume more responsibility for their actions, become more self-aware and also begin to recognize the needs of others. In the Junior Girls LEAD camp we reinforce the belief that girls CAN! We also promote healthy self-awareness and the development of positive social skills.

Intermediate Camp: As the girls enter grades five and six, they tend to be improving their self-concept and acceptance of others, increasing their independence and becoming more focused on building relationships with others.  In the Intermediate Girls LEAD camp we focus on self-discovery, positive thinking and self esteem enhancement, developing healthy relationships and practicing our assertive communication skills.

Senior Camp: As the girls enter grades seven and eight, they tend to develop a growing sense of intuition and insight into self and others, they become increasingly more self reliant and they have a stronger desire to be like their peers and ‘fit in’.   In the Senior Girls LEAD camp, we work on exploring their interests, talents, and strengths, and help them to consider who they want to become!

Costs and Financial Support

Camp Fees: $460 for the two week program ($435 for Sessions 1 and 3 which are one day shorter due to a holiday)
Camper drop off is between 8:30 am and 9:00 am and pick up is between 4:00 pm and 4:30 pm.

Extended supervision: $80/camp
If you need extended care we offer early/late supervision (this extends the hours to 8:00 am drop off and 5:00 pm pick up).

All camp session include mid-day meals/lunch programming.

Financial Support

In partnership with London Life, the Amabile Choir, and St. John the Devine Catholic Women’s League, Brescia University College has established 12 bursary positions that will be used towards Girls LEAD camp fees and will hold no cash value. These bursaries will provide 12 girls the opportunity to participate in an available two-week Girls LEAD summer camp session and if requested, provide the family with the extended care option.

Note: All bursaries for 2014 have now been received, and all subsidized spots have now been filled.

Camper Testimonials

Junior Camp
“I learned that anyone can be a leader and that leaders show respect for others.” Camper

“The camp was excellent. It was great that the campers got to meet different women doing different careers. We will be back next year! The counsellors were excellent!” Parent

Intermediate Camp
“I learned that I can do anything I put my mind to.” Camper

“It is important to be a leader because you can make change in someone’s life.” Camper

Senior Camp
“I feel that most of the activities benefited and interested me in many ways… I have changed, made friends, and learned so much about how to be a leader.” Camper

“As a parent I have noticed how much better she has done each year that she has attended the camp. Her interpersonal skills are much better and better to handle conflict resolution situations that she is in.” Parent

Sponsors

Girls LEAD London

London Life
 

 

 

 

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Questions?

Contact Samantha, Girls LEAD Program Coordinator, at girlslead@uwo.ca or call 519.432.8353 Ext. 28037