Summer 2020

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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 …

Indigenous Rights Symposium

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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.

Developing Emotional Intelligence in a camp setting

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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. …

Let’s talk camp fees!

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Financial assistance is available for Ontario summer camps. Every child deserves the opportunity to attend camp.