We're sorry, but this activity is over. The last meeting was Friday, August 27, 2021.
Youth are now exploring adventure pursuits that allow them to push themselves, set goals, and build strength and character. In conjunction with the Gryphon Climbing Club, we aim to teach youth about this sport and have fun while learning about a popular adventure sport.
Our Rock Wall boasts up to 17 different routes. There is a mixture of top rope climbing routes and bouldering routes for the campers to climb and strengthen their climbing abilities. While participating on the climbing wall, youth will build confidence in themselves and appreciate the importance of teamwork, safety, setting goals, and supporting others. The skills learned on the rock wall will transfer into their daily lives.
Each camper will progress at a different pace throughout the week and will be grouped with those of the same ability. Groups will learn specific climbing techniques, how to tie climbing knots, distinguish between top rope climbing and bouldering, become familiar with climbing terminology & equipment, how to warm up, and injury prevention. All campers will be supervised by trained climbing staff who will facilitate their climbing routes and belay. All equipment for rock climbing (harness and rock shoes) will be provided.
Throughout each day, campers will also participate in climbing preparation exercises, outdoor group initiatives that support teamwork, as well as a daily recreational swim.
• Under the Ministry of Health, it will be MANDATORY that every camper, staff member and individuals that are dropping off the camper complete the COVID-19 Self-Assessment PRIOR to arriving at the University of Guelph campus, daily. • Campers and staff will be required to wear face coverings at all times during the program with breaks from masks as deemed appropriate by the counsellors (eating with distance between individuals, outdoors where possible). • For summer 2021 we will have specific camp groups that will have a maximum of 15 campers, as per the current Ministry of Health Day Camp Guidance, as of May 5th, 2020. We will follow the guidance closely and if sizes change at their recommendation, our camps will facilitate these changes. • When registering for camp, you will have a specified drop off time range. This range is set to minimize the number of individuals arriving at camp at a time along with keeping within our Gryphon Camp ratios. Campers will be required to come to the screening area for sign-in • For 2021 there will be no daily recreational swims, field trip excursions or extended care.