G.I.R.L.S. Power Camp is a 3-day camp program available to Grade 8 girls from Haldimand and Norfolk counties.
This unique weekend camp experience is facilitated by young women volunteers aged 16-27.
Pre-registration is required.
o Healthy choices
o Positive body image
o Healthy eating & active living
o Healthy relationships
o Personal safety
o Transition to grade 9
Program activities are developed to build self-esteem and confidence among the participants and to illustrate the links between young women and the community.
Program leaders work with campers to develop critical thinking skills in order that they may make informed choices, and discuss young women’s issues such as body image, peer pressure and sexism in a constructive and supportive manner.
Offered in partnership by Haldimand & Norfolk Women’s Services, Haldimand-Norfolk REACH and Norfolk County.
Funding provided by an Ontario Trillium Foundation grant [2007-2010].
Girls will be taking part in the Ropes Course, women’s self-defense training and numerous interactive workshops and adventures based upon body image, peer pressure, media pressures and other issues related to girls.
All days the girls will be involved in indoor and outdoor activities regardless of weather.
We recommend weather appropriate clothing including hats, gloves, boots, etc. Girls are welcome to bring indoor shoes / slippers to wear inside.
– Grade 8 Camper