Teens and Leadership Activities
SWIMMER 1 – Designed for the beginner swimmer. SWIMMER 2 – Camper can jump into water with and without PFD, open eyes and exhale underwater, get objects off bottom, float and move through the water on front and back. (completed AQ 2 or YMCA L’il Dippers: Divers/Learn to Swim 2: Seal) SWIMMER 3 – Camper can jump into deeper water, fall sideways into water with PFD, support self at surface without an aid, do whip kick, swim 10-15m on front and back. (completed AQ 3/4 or YMCA Learn to Swim 4: Swimmer) SWIMMER 4 –(2 weeks) Camper does cannonballs, dives and rolls into deep water, swims underwater, swims front and back crawl, and can do endurance swims of 25-30m. (completed AQ 5/6 or YMCA Star 1) SWIMMER 5(2 weeks) – Camper can do dives and stride entries, eggbeater kick 1 min, foot-first surface dives, front and back crawl, whip kick, breaststroke arms with breathing, endurance swims of 100-200m. (completed AQ 7 or YMCA Star 2) SWIMMER 6(2 weeks) – Camper can do shallow dives, eggbeater kick 2 min, foot-first sculling, surface dives with underwater swim 5m, front and back crawl and breaststroke over 100m, sprint 25m, head up front crawl or breaststroke 25m, endurance swims of 200-300m. (completed AQ 8 or YMCA Star 3) SWIM PATROL – ROOKIE(2 weeks)– Camper can do compact jumps, eggbeater kick for 1 min, somersault in water, head-up front crawl or breaststroke over 25m, 100m front crawl, back crawl and breaststroke, endurance swims of 200-350m, swim 100m in 3 min. (completed AQ 9 or YMCA Star 4) SWIM PATROL – RANGER(2 weeks)– Camper has completed Swim Patrol – Rookie. (completed AQ 10 or YMCA Star 5) SWIM PATROL – STAR(2 weeks) – Camper has successfully completed Swim Patrol – Ranger (completed AQ 11 or YMCA Star 6) BRONZE STAR(2 weeks) – Camper has successfully completed Swim Patrol – Star. (completed AQ 12 or YMCA Master Swimmer) BRONZE MEDALLION and EMERGENCY FIRST AID/CPR B(double period, 2 weeks) – Swimming and basic rescue skills, spinal roll-overs, CPR, 500m timed swim. Exam at end of session requires a small additional fee. Prerequisite: Bronze Star OR 13 years old BRONZE CROSS(double period, 2 weeks) – Prerequisite for lifeguarding certification. Includes swim/rescue skills, spinal roll-overs, rescue breathing, CPR, 600m timed swim. Exam at end of session requires a small additional fee. Prerequisite: Bronze Medallion & Emergency First Aid/CPR B WACKY WATER(1 week option) – If you love games, fitness and fun in the water, this class is for you! Activities include water polo, slide, Chapel Point swims, trampoline and more! GC SWIM TEAM (1 week option) – Are you a strong swimmer looking for fitness and endurance swim training? If you love to swim and want to improve or maintain your fitness, this is a great challenge for you! No swim team experience necessary, just a willingness to strive for your best! Train towards a possible ‘lake swim’ at the end of the session!
SAILING LEVEL 1(1 week option) – Perfect for campers who’ve taken sailing lessons at Adventure Camp or beginners who have never sailed. Covers parts of the boat, turning, capsizing. Sail with other campers and an instructor in the boat. SAILING LEVEL 2(2 weeks) – Introduction to solo sailing and more advanced theory. Prerequisite: Sailing Level 1 or equivalent sailing experience SAILING LEVEL 3(2 weeks) – Advanced solo sailing and theory, including sailing a pre-planned course. Achieving this level often requires practice outside of activity time. Great if you really love sailing! Prerequisite: Sailing Level 2 or equivalent sailing experience SAILING RACING(1 week option) – Learn and apply advanced theory and skill to the adventure of sail racing! Harness the wind of Lake Clearwater outside Girls Camp Bay and leave the sailing dock in your wake! Prerequisite: Sailing Level 3 or equivalent experience
CANOEING ORCA FLATWATER A (1 week option) – Tandem canoeing basics for beginners: parts of the paddle and canoe, launching and basic strokes. CANOEING ORCA FLATWATER B(1 week option) – Intermediate theory and tandem paddling skills, including turns, circles and landings. Prerequisite: Flatwater A or equivalent canoeing experience. CANOEING ORCA FLATWATER C (2 weeks) – Refine advanced tandem paddling skills. Introduction to solo canoeing. Prerequisite: Flatwater B or equivalent canoeing experience CANOEING ORCA FLATWATER D (2 weeks) – Application of canoeing skills from previous levels to solo canoeing. Prerequisite: Flatwater C or equivalent canoeing experience NEW! ROWING(1 week option) – Do those Olympic rowers inspire you? Learn skill & technique. Strive for coordinated, precise team-work as you scull your way across Lake Clearwater in a quad or double shell.
KAYAKING LEVEL 1 (1 week option) – Kayaking basics for beginners: entering and exiting the kayak and basic theory and strokes. KAYAKING LEVEL 2(1 week option) – Intermediate theory and paddling skills, including turns, pivots, draws, intro to hip flicks and bow rolls. Prerequisite: Kayaking Level 1 or equivalent kayaking experience KAYAKING LEVEL 3 (2 weeks) – More advanced theory and paddling skills. Bow rolls and advanced rescues. Prerequisite: Kayaking Level 2 or equivalent kayaking experience KAYAKING LEVEL 4 (2 weeks) – For very advanced kayakers. Eskimo rolls, hand rolls and more precise paddling. Prerequisite: Kayaking Level 3 or equivalent kayaking experience KAYAKING DAY TRIPS (only in 2 week sessions) – Campers who enrol in Kayaking Level 3 or Kayaking Level 4 will have the option to go on a white-water kayaking day trip to The Gull or Palmer Rapids (depending on water levels). On opening day parents will have an opportunity at the activities desk to give permission for the trip. Interested campers will be assessed for appropriate skill level by the staff leading the trip. Those who choose not to participate or who do not have the necessary skill level will remain at camp and participate in a regular day of activities. A cost of $35 will be charged to the camper’s Tuck account if they are approved to participate in the trip. Camp reserves the right to decide which campers can participate and to cancel trips when necessary.
WINDSURFING BEGINNER A (1 week option) – Windsurfing basics for beginners: parts of the sail and board, rigging and introductory windsurfing skills. WINDSURFING BEGINNER B(1 week option) – Opportunity to spend more time on the water practicing basic windsurfing skills such as tacks and jibes. Prerequisite: Windsurfing Beginner A WINDSURFING ADVANCED (2 weeks) – Learn how to work the wind in your favour! Advanced jibes, power tacks, high wind rescue, and more detailed theory. Prerequisite: Windsurfing Beginner B Note: All those in windsurfing classes must be at least 12 years old and have a BLUE lanyard.
MOUNTAIN BIKING LEVEL 1 (1 week option) – Explore the beauty of the forest on Pioneer’s 17 km of trails and learn basic bike maintenance and trail-riding techniques. MOUNTAIN BIKING LEVEL 2 (2 weeks) – Ride more challenging trails and improve your technique, safety skills, and bike maintenance. Prerequisite: Mountain Biking Level 1 or equivalent biking experience MOUNTAIN BIKING LEVEL 3 (2 weeks) – An advanced course for experienced mountain bikers ready to tackle challenging trails. Learn more about bike maintenance and continue to strengthen your biking technique. Prerequisite: Mountain Biking Level 2 or equivalent biking experience. MOUNTAIN BIKING DAY TRIP (only in 2 week sessions) – Campers who enroll in Mountain Biking Level 3 will have the option to go on a biking day trip. Interested campers will be assessed for appropriate skill level by the staff leading the trip. Those who choose not to participate or who do not have the necessary skill level will remain at camp and participate in a regular day of activities. A cost of $35 will be charged to the camper’s Tuck account if they are approved to participate in the trip. Camp reserves the right to decide which campers can participate and to cancel trips when necessary. Indicate interest to Activity Coordinators on opening day.
WILDERNESS SKILLS(1 week option) – Survival skills training: fire building, cooking and shelter construction. Fish, learn cool stuff about the world God has entrusted to us and experience first-hand the beauty of God’s creation!? WILDERNESS SKILLS + BASIC FIRST AID (2 weeks) – Get all the great wilderness stuff plus training and certification in LifeSaving Society BASIC FIRST AID.
FUNKY FITNESS (1 week option) – Learn to set healthy personal goals for fitness and exercise incorporating running, stretching, muscle strengthening and other exercises. Set goals, watch your improvement and have fun! GC TRACK TEAM (1 week option) – For strong runners looking to improve or maintain fitness and endurance. No track team experience necessary – just a willingness to strive for your best! Train towards a possible ‘run around OPC’ at the end of the session!
FIELD SPORTS (1 week option) – Amazing mix of soccer, ultimate Frisbee, flag football and other field sports – loads of fun and a chance to improve team and personal skills in this area. Will include a 5 minute warm-up/cool-down jog to and from the Girls’ Camp field. BASKETBALL (1 week option) – Tie together team and personal skills to improve and have tons of fun! Whether you’re a pro or just beginning, there will be a place for you to improve in this activity. VOLLEYBALL Beginner (1 week option) – Tie together team and personal skills to improve and have tons of fun! Whether you’re a pro or just beginning, there will be a place for you to improve in this activity. VOLLEYBALL Advanced (1 week option) Keep your skills sharp and work to develop more advanced skills such as hitting, digs, blocks, overhand serves, etc. Recommended for players who have strong basic skills (bumping, setting and consistent serve) and who want to keep improving!
ARCHERY – BEGINNER (1 week option) – Have you ever wanted to shoot a bulls-eye? Learn proper technique to safely aim and shoot. ARCHERY – ADVANCED (1 week option) – Designed for advanced archers who are able to consistently hit the target. Covers form, technique, tournaments and games. Campers must pass a shooting test to qualify.
SO YOU THINK YOU CAN SING (1 week option) – Warm up those pipes and get ready to move and sing in harmony. Learn how to care for and nurture your voice as you join with a choir of others under the direction of a skilled voice teacher. Get ready to bring the notes to life and live the beat!
ARTS AND CRAFTS
CRAFT COMBO (1 week option) – Choose from the following projects – candle making, painted clay herb gardens, bath salts, hand-sewn potpourri sachets, braided rugs (using re-purposed fabric!) and the perennial favourite…beads and hemp! SCRAPBOOKING (1 week option) – Please note: Though only one week in duration, this class is only available during two-week sessions. Take pictures during your first week and then become your own designer as you use a cool calendar kit to craft your pictures into a year-long reminder of summer adventures! Campers must bring their own disposable camera. An additional charge of $10 (from Tuck account) will apply to cover developing. PAINTING AND/OR SKETCHING (1 week option) – For budding or experienced artists! Observe, learn from and practice painting and/or sketching techniques under the leadership of an Artist-In-Residence. Lots of time for experimentation and creativity!