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Summer Flyer 2022 – Counsellor In Training (CIT) Information

Each day is designed to address the unique challenges girls are facing in response to coronavirus directives, such as confidence building activities, cyber-bullying and safety activities and emotional support.  As always, the groundwork of our activities are physical fitness & nutrition, stress management, STEM education, media messaging, financial literacy and leadership and community action.

Girls Inc. Summer Camp is back!  This summer we are offering 8 weeks of summer fun in Pickering, Whitby and Oshawa for girls ages 6 to 16!

Camp runs weekly, Monday to Friday from 9:00am to 4:00pm, with before and after care available for an additional fee. Using intentional and compensatory programming, girls are free to express themselves through hands-on activities, games and theme days.

Youth ages 13 to 16 are invited to be a part of our Counsellor In Training (CIT) programming, where they will build on their leadership skills and work within a small group of their peers. Girls will have a chance to co-facilitate with their peers, learn from their mentors and gain self-confidence.

Cost per Week: $140 for Members; $175 for Non-Members

Before and After Care*: $45 for Members; $55 for Non-Members * Before and After Care covers half an hour before and after the hours of camp. Before care runs from 8:30am to 9:00am and After care is from 4:00pm to 4:30pm.

Weeks of Camp:

Week 1: July 4 to 8

Week 2: July 11 to 15

Week 3: July 18 to 22

Week 4: July 25 to 29

Week 5: August 8 to 12

Week 6: August 15 to 19

Week 7: August 22 to 26 (Only Pickering and Whitby)

Week 8: August 29 to September 2 (Only Pickering and Whitby)

Every day is something new from Girls Inc. signature programs!

Girls Inc. Allies in Action

With girls experiencing aggression, fearfulness, violence, and cyberbullying as an all too common experience, Allies in Action offers tools to navigate difficult social situations. Through communication skills, peer supports, and identifying negative behaviours early, build self-esteem, focus on stress management and healthy relationships.

Girls Inc. Operation Smart

Through this broad approach for all our Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) programs, girls are encouraged to explore their interests in STEM, learning to identify key topics in STEM throughout their daily lives. They are also exposed to a variety of careers and model roles in STEM fields.

Girls Inc. Mind+Body

Mind+Body supports and promotes the whole health of girls ages 6 to 18, using a philosophy which recognizes that many factors, including physical and mental wellness, contribute to girls’ health. Consequently, the Initiative focuses on four critical content areas; physical activity, body image, stress management and nutrition.

Media Literacy

With girls facing media messages constantly, lessons in media literacy encourage girls to think critically about what they see in magazines, online, and in movies. This awareness minimizes the negative impact on girls and increases knowledge in marketing, media literacy, and social media safety.

GirlStart   Literacy program.

“GirlStart” is a program to increase literacy skills, self-esteem and success for girls age 6-8. Rather than simply replicate school-day strategies, we provide opportunities for girls to learn how to enjoy books, writing, and playing with language. Offering fun and engaging activities that help girls build relationships, practice decision-making skills and build a love for reading.

Girls Inc. Economic Literacy

By building on basic economic and financial concepts, Girls Inc. girls become familiar with money management, investment, and global economics, including gender equity in income and business.

Leadership and Community Action

Through the Leadership and Community Actions program, girls build leadership skills and create lasting social change through community action projects. Girls learn also how to identify needs in the community and how to gain community support for solutions.

For more information email Tracey McCannell, Director of Programming at tmccannell@durham.girls-inc.org or call 905 428-8111   extension 222

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I struggled internally for a long time, but through Girls Inc. I learned that my body is a resource, not an object. I began to love and embrace my body.

Briseida