It’s June! Can you believe it? I hardly can! The first 6 months of 2014 have flown by. Before we know it school will be out for Summer. I am sure parents and children alike are counting down the days until they can kick off and enjoy the Summer holidays.
If you are like our family we won’t be straying too far from home this Summer. Rather I have spent a lot of time recently researching local Summer camps that I can register my eldest children in. Allowing them the opportunity to have some independence, acquire new skills, bond with children their own age, and break free from behind the 4-walls that we call home.
When it comes to Summer Camps within the Greater Toronto Area, we are so fortunate to have many options available for our children. Here is a breakdown of various Summer Camps that your child could attend:
Fun, non-competitive sport camps offer children the opportunity to develop gross motor and athletic skills, and give your child the confidence to try out and play a variety of sports, including: soccer, baseball, track & field, and volleyball. A great way for children to be active, burn off that excess energy while also socializing and improving team-building skills. Who knows your child may even find a new sport they have grown to love!
Cooking Camps are a great way for children to have fun being experimental in the kitchen as they let their inner junior chef explore as they learn to create and enjoy great food while also teaching children various cooking techniques, basics of food preparation and healthy eating.
Zoo Eco Adventure Camps
Many Zoo’s offer an eco adventure camp. Allowing children to have the opportunity to go “behind the scenes” to meet animal experts and the animals that they work with. Children have the chance to experience the natural world in an up-close and personal way, through games, hands-on activities, simulations, live animal visits, tours, and crafts.
Dance Camps are perfect for children who are constantly on the go, and love to enjoy impromptu dance parties.It offers children the opportunity of combining grace while exploring creative movement. It allows children the opportunity to improve confidence, agility, coordination all the while just having a great time. Inquire with your local dance school to see what programs they may be offering this Summer.
Recreational Day Camps
Recreational Day Camps are a great way to get children out of the house and socializing during the summer months. They offer children a chance to participate in a variety of games and activities, including: sports, arts & crafts, movie days, swimming, and music. Contact your local recreation center to see what programs they have planned for the Summer months.
Outdoor Adventure Camps
Adventure Camps offer children the opportunity to challenge themselves both physically and mentally. It is about risking taking while also fostering your life and team building skills. Through activities like exploring the wilderness, rock climbing, white water rafting, archery, and so much more a child is bound to have a thrill of a time at an outdoor adventure camp. Click here for a list of local outdoor adventure camps worth checking out.
Glama Gal Summer Camp
Glama Gals Tween Spa has 6 locations across the GTA with more to come. Each Glama Gals franchise recognizes that girls experience societal pressures from peers, television, and social media, Glama Gals cultivates an accepting culture whereby girls are empowered and celebrated for who they are. Glama Gals achieves this goal by offering themed spa services that are all about affirming a tween girl’s positive spirit. With themed services such as the, “BE Unique Party Package” or the, “BE You Spa Day”, every girl’s individuality is celebrated.
Glama Gals also hosts free monthly workshops where girls learn effective strategies to assist with bullying, self-esteem, and maintaining friendships. It is without a doubt that this PTPA award winning spa lives by their motto of promoting girls and women alike to “BE Confident! BE Positive! Be You!”.
This Summer, join Miss GG’s adventure of epic proportions as they journey through different parts of the world while enjoying unique cultural experiences along the way.
Miss GG’s Journey Around the Wolrd Camp will allow children to gain a new level of confidence as they explore their inner talents, unleash their imaginations and creativity, and acquire a sense of new knowledge as they journey from new cities in various continents around the world.
Each day a camp includes spa services, physical activities, inspiration hour, crafts and healthy snacks.
Miss GG’s Journey Around the World Camp is open to children between 6 and 13 years of age. Camp runs from July 7 to August 22 between the hours of 10AM and 4PM, costing $300 for the week or $65 per day. This program is being offered at ALL Glama Gal Tween Spa locations across the GTA.
Pack your pink passports and come along for the journey!
For more information, to view the camp itinerary or to register your spot at Miss GG’s Journey Around the World Camp, visit the Glama Gals website.
Disclosure: I am part of the Glambassador Ambassador Program and I receive special perks as part of my affiliation with this group. The opinions on this blog are my own.