Dear GBC Community, There is no question we are all devastated with the news that overnight camp, as we know it, is not permitted to operate this summer. We really never imagined that we would have to set aside all our thoughts about happily meeting together at camp. We thought about who would be there, what the weather would be …
What.. me worry? What is a parent to do with all the anxiety created by sending our kids away to summer camp?
International Women’s Day is once again upon us and I would like to acknowledge and give a shout out to all the female entrepreneurs who step forward and take a risk.
One of my biggest challenges at camp is balancing my friends.
When you first see this photo, it looks like an older version of an elementary class photo. However, I invite you to take a closer look at the amazing people in this photo. This is the Ontario Camps Association, Honourary Life Member group, that gathered at the recent OCA camping conference. There are 123 HLMs in total so this is …
I get asked “do most of the campers go to private school”? My initial reaction? Does it matter?
Beginning with Mary S. Edgar in 1922, GBC has a long history of sharing with campers the culture and stories of Indigenous People, always done with respect and in the spirit of Truth and Reconciliation.
Youth development in the camp setting: How does camp contribute to a young person’s emotional intelligence? In 2012 the University of Waterloo published a study, called the Canadian Summer Camp Research Project. This study focused on five areas of positive growth: 1. Attitudes towards physical activity 2. Emotional intelligence 3. Social integration and citizenship 4. Personal development and self-confidence 5. …
Mail delivery for campers attending overnight, summer camps is extremely important! It their way to connect to those outside of the camp environment when no cell phones are allowed.
Financial assistance is available for Ontario summer camps. Every child deserves the opportunity to attend camp.
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