Leadership, Camps & Retreats


The show must go on! Our newly designed camps and retreats will be prepared for any restrictions that may be in place! Now offering a hybrid model - joining both virtual and in person groups with our engaging, interactive, physical, skill based, social-emotional and most importantly, fun camps and retreats all summer long! This year virtual campers will have specially designed programming. And every girl both virtually and in-person will receive a gift box filled with everything she'll need to have a fabulous week! We are prepared to ensure that all in-person programs will be following provincial Covid restrictions and direction from Ontario Camp Association to ensure all of our campers are safe! Now that girls can join from all over the world, this could be our best summer ever!


Girls In Bloom - Virtual Spring Break Camp

  Girls Spring Camp


April 12 -15, 2021 (7-12, 12-18 yrs.)

Break out of quarantine with a virtual girls getaway filled with fresh air, connection with nature, self-care, and girl talk. Our spring break brings the freshness of the season into our program through art, spa activities, movement, and contests.

Our coaching discussions will have girls to re-connect to nature, to themselves and new friends. Along with our ice breakers, girl talks, and special guests, we'll be chock full of games, crafts and physical activities to ensure this is a live, interactive virtual experience!

Activities Include: 
* Homemade Spa Activities  
* Flowerpot Gardening
* Nature Mandalas
* Butterfly Home Building
* Smoothie Making
* Painting with Nature
* Virtual Fireside Chats
* Spa Yoga
* Dance Party
* S'mores

Our new virtual home retreat lets girls have a blast this spring break while connecting safely. Everyone receives their own special gift box with everything you'll need to have an outstanding 4 days of fun.

April 12 - 15, 9:00 - 3:45 pm

Location: Zoom
Virtual Camp $319

Girls ages 7-12 9:30 - 3:15
Leadership ages 12-18 9:00 - 3:45

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Spring Break Virtual Teen Leadership Retreat  

Girls Teen Leadership Retreat

April 12 -15, 2021 (13-18 yrs.)
Join in on all the Spring Break fun, plus teen leadership sessions to improve self-confidence, strengthen emotional resilience, build healthy relationships, and communicate effectively. Teens will also have opportunities to step into leadership roles, and support our younger attendees as a mentor.

Activities include all of the spring break retreat activities plus a board break experience, and leadership initiatives.

Specialized leadership sessions will be designed to help teens learn how to set healthy boundaries, communicate effectively in emotionally charged situations, develop team building and conflict resolution skills, and build courage for personal power. Plus, everyone receives their own special gift box with everything you'll need to have an outstanding week!

April 12 - 15, 9:00 - 3:45 pm

This 4 day retreat runs from 9:00 - 3:45 daily
Virtual Camp $319

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Radiant Girls Health & Happiness Camp

Girls Teen Leadership Retreat

July 12-16, 2021 (8-12 yrs.)

Our Health & Happiness Camp is designed to inspire a love of health & wellbeing for a girls' mind, body, & soul. We lead activities like pilates, yoga, and nature hikes. We teach healthy eating through hands on cooking. Our programming inspires self expression through art and games. Plus, our Life Coach leads girl talk on handling anxiety, self esteem, friendships & leadership. They'll play, laugh, create, and make memories, and they'll be sure to have an unforgettable summer! A journal, spa products, and art supplies are included in this camp. Although each week is unique, these are just some of the amazing activities she will experience at camp:

Splatter Paint Party
Partner Yoga
Manicures and Pedicures
Learning how to Meditate
Orienteering
Hiking and Nature Exploration
Making Smoothies and Desserts
Cooking Homemade Lunches
Tea Parties
Journal Creation and Writing
Mandala Making
Board Breaking
Pilates, Yoga, Zumba
Creating a Dream Catcher
Team Obstacle Courses
Making a Movie
Chocolate Facials & Sugar Scrubs
Dream Boards
Bracelet Making
Photo Booths & Selfie Exhibits
With all of this packed into a week, you can be confident that our camp will change the way she sees the world, and lay the foundation to grow into a healthy young lady. Camp includes a gfit box that has everything you'll need for arts and crafts, fitness/yoga components, and spa activities.

Location Options:

The in-person program will be held at Sidrabene Retreat Centre, 5100 Appleby Line, Burlington, ON. The Virtual option will stream from Sidrabene over Zoom.

This 5 day camp runs from 9:00 - 3:45 daily for both virtual and in person campers.
Virtual Camp $399, In Person $499.

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Inner Beauty Spa Retreat

Girls DIY facials Spa Activity

July 19 - 23, and August 23 - 27, 2021 (9-12, & 13-16 yrs.)

Our Inner Beauty Spa Camp is designed to inspire self-love and relaxation, and enhance girls' mind, body & soul! Break through the stress, overwhelm, boredom, and technology fatigue with self care rituals designed just for girls. She'll build a strong connection with herself and others while enjoying spa activities, yoga, self care, and meditation. She'll also gain insight on how to have a healthy relationship with food and movement. Our youth life coach leads girl talk on handling anxiety, self esteem, and friendships. Plus, girls will learn their worth and inner beauty - an unforgettable summer experience!
 
This week girls will take part in a spa retreat with activities like:
* Yoga & pilates
* Breathing & meditation
* Relaxation
* Natural skin care demos
* DIY Beauty Products
* Positive thinking
* Self-esteem building exercises
* Girl talk
* Art therapy
* Smoothie demos

Location Options:

The in-person program will be held at Sidrabene Retreat Centre, 5100 Appleby Line, Burlington, ON. The virtual option will stream from Sidrabene over Zoom.

This 5 day camp runs from 9:00 - 3:45 daily for both virtual and in person campers.
Virtual Camp $399, In Person $499.

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Radiant Girls Empowerment Camp

Empowered Camp for Girls

July 26 - 30, 2021 (9-13 yrs.)

This program combines fun wellness activities layered with empowering coaching to build a positive self-image, emotional intelligence, and self confidence skills. These programs feature mindful activities like yoga and pilates, self-care rituals, spa activities, confidence-building exercises, emotional intelligence games, and lots of fun! 

Activities Include:
* Positive thinking
* Self-esteem building exercises
* Low Ropes
* Board Breaking
* Nature Exploration
* Obstacle courses
* Yoga & Pilates
* Outdoor Games
*Leadership Games
* Breathing & meditation
* Self Expression Art
* Smoothie demos

Location Options:

The in-person program will be held at Sidrabene Retreat Centre, 5100 Appleby Line, Burlington, ON. The virtual option will stream from Sidrabene over Zoom.

This 5 day camp runs from 9:00 - 3:45 daily for both virtual and in person campers.
Virtual Camp $399, In Person $499.

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Girls Summer Adventure Retreat

Girls in Nature Camp
August 16 - 20, 2021 (9-12, & 13-16 yrs.)

Create an unforgetable summer with all of the leadership & empowerment activities in our regular camps, plus loads of summer adventures. This week is designed to facilitate transformations in thinking, understanding, and unconscious behaviour. Each activity has a purpose that leads to the next. Some with more instruction for a specific outcome, others with less direction to support creative, independent thinking. An amazing and unforgetable girl bonding week! Experiences involve:
*Low Ropes
*Board Breaking
*Nature Exploration
*Obstacle Courses
*Yoga & Fitness
*Outdoor Games
*Group Chats
*Special Guests
*Team Building Activities
*Leadership Games

Location:

This in-person program will be held at Sidrabene Retreat Centre, 5100 Appleby Line, Burlington, ON. This week is for In-person campers only This 5 day camp runs from 9:00 - 3:45 daily. Cost $499.

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Beautiful Beginnings - School Prep Event

Preparing for Back to School Anxiety

Aug. 30 - Sept. 2, 2021 (10-13 yrs.)

In this interactive program, girls experience the key fundamentals to mindfulness, simple morning exercise, a healthy breakfast, and strategies to improve sleep. This program will also focus on the skills and strategies for anxiety, self esteem, and confidence for success heading back to school.

Activities Include:
* Fun mindfulness exercises
* Gentle yoga/pilates for focus, posture and relaxation
* Smoothie demos for energy, focus, and skin
* Simple self care for your school day
* Balancing hormones with sleep rituals
* Art therapy

Location Options:

The in-person program will be held at Sidrabene Retreat Centre, 5100 Appleby Line, Burlington, ON. The virtual option will stream from Sidrabene over Zoom.

This 4 day camp runs from 9:00 - 3:45 daily for both virtual and in person campers.
Virtual Camp $319, In Person $399.

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Overnight Girlfriends Glamping Getaway

Girlfriends Gettaway

August 2- 6, 2021 (10-14 yrs.)

An overnight girls adventure at a serene resort in Long Point, Ontario! This is truly one of our most unforgettable weeks at camp and an incredible opportunity for her to deepen her relationship with other girls and immerse herself in an environment that empowers her to see her inner strength and beauty, all while making life-long memories.
Our overnight retreats include all of the amazing experiences we offer in our day program, plus the bonding of an overnight experience, professional ropes course, star gazing and fireside chats. These fireside discussions are some of the most powerful moments at camp. In addition to our full day of activities, and wellness program, we also include a half-day professional ropes course event. The girls will learn teamwork, courage, and focus, as well as build self-esteem throughout this process.

Overnight Retreat Experiences

High Ropes Course
TicTok Dance Parties
Scavenger Hunt
Manicures and Pedicures
Learning how to Meditate
Yoga in a Garden
Hiking and Nature Exploration
Cooking Homemade Lunches
Chocolate Facials & Sugar Scrubs
Journal Creation and Writing

Camp Fire Chats
Adventure Games
Pilates, Yoga, Zumba
Board Breaking
Releasing Chinese lanterns
Creating a Dream Catcher
Team Obstacle Courses
Making a Movie
Dream Boards
Jewelry Making

Overnight Accommodations

Lookng out over camp

Girls can stay in their own self contained cabin with 1 or 2 other campers. Cabins are in a group and surrounded by nature. Each cabin has a queen bed and pull out couch with a double bed, a bathroom, and electricity! Meals will be served by the on-site restaurant, and we'll enjoy snacks throughout the day and around the fire.

The overnight camp includes accommodations, all meals, a ropes course event, all fitness classes, art supplies, team building activities and spa activities.

Long Point's natural landscape is so unique that it's been recognized as a UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve! It's home to the greatest number of plants and animals
and the highest densities of wildlife in all of Canada! A hidden treasure in Ontario, and a beautiful place to spend a week this summer!

Spaces fill up fast! We recommend you reserve your space before March 1st to avoid disappointment. Only 10 cabins available!

Dates: August 2 - 6 (Monday check in 5:00 pm, Friday night party 5:00 pm)

Location: Long Point Eco Lodge at 1730 Front Rd. St. Williams ON N0E 1P0

Early Bird: $897 per camper, After May 1st, 977

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Teen Leadership Certification

Teen Leadership Certification

July 6-8, 2021 (13-18 yrs.) plus one week of summer camp integration.

This program teaches girls to build trust and confidence, develop new communication skills and increase self-awareness. The girls will experience first-hand, how to build strong bonds with other girls.  Each day we'll have new and exciting activities, obstacles and problem solving experiences. Girls will learn that other girls should be perceived as part of their supportive community. Collaborative, team-building exercises, learning to encourage and support one another and improved communication skills are a focus of this camp. By promoting learning, and self-discovery in a unique approach, your daughter will create life-long lessons and memories.

Leadership Certification Experiences:

* Embrace courage and awareness verses automatic, 'learned' responses.
* Build trust in relationships and teams.
* Develop skills to work through uncomfortable, emotionally charged situations.
* Move from conflict into resolution and agreement more quickly.
* Face fears and learn new behaviours to gain personal power and respect.
* Experience breakthroughs that increase the depth of emotional intelligence.
* Expand cohesiveness and productivity within teams and partnerships.

Our program creates experiences to inspire girls to reach their full potential and provide the leadership skills to help them overcome challenges to cope with the pressures they face today and in the years ahead. Girls are encouraged to be creative, innovative, accept responsibility and be accountable. Through effective communication, girls recognize the value of mutual trust, respect and personal integrity to help guide them in their every day life. The end result is girls discovering ways to overcome barriers and achieve objectives, while developing self awareness and solid relationships.

Leadership Skills:

* Appropriate Assertiveness
* Healthy Relationships
* Self Confidence
* Creativity
* Adaptability
* Goal Setting
* Team Building
* Listening Skills
* Negotiation
* Problem Solving
* Self Esteem
* Building Trust
* Responsibility
* Communication

Once teens have completed the Leadership Training, they will be invited to implement these new skills as a leader in our summer camps. These positions involve leadership roles, mentoring and special breakout sessions to continue to build on and integrate their leadership training. At least once week of leadership integration is required to receive a leadership certification. In recognition of their efforts, each leader will receive a personalized letter of recommendation for employment and university applications. In addition, leaders will be able to apply camp hours towards volunteer hours.

Leadership training and camp leader integration can be completed in-person or virtually.

Cost is $599, Early Bird $50 off before April 1st

Contact us for more details: gina@radiantgirls.ca

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Who Attends Radiant Girls Programs?

Girls that are interested in fun, learning and personal growth. Our programs were designed because we meet far too many girls, who seemed to be "happy go lucky" girls on the surface but underneath there was something impacting their ability to thrive. Some of the girls, who attend our programs, suffer from anxiety, depression, or poor self-confidence. We have girls that really struggle with making friends, trusting others or have difficulties communicating. Some girls have anger issues or have resentment that is bottled up. The transition from child to young adult is a tough one. At Radiant Girls, we recognize that some girls are stumbling through this stage, learning how to relate to themselves and the world around them with little skills and often times no self-awareness. All of these hot topics are incorporated into our teachings. Futhermore, we provide strategies and awareness to overcome their limiting thoughts. We want to change their negative and limiting thoughts into positive and healthy ones that will empower them to grow into healthy women.

We consistently get calls and emails before camp with concerns about their child being shy, anxious, withdrawn, or picky about eating. We have develops great strategies over the past 8 years to address these concerns on day 1, so that everyone is comfortable and happy right from the start!

 

Our Team


Gina FaubertOur team of leaders consists of a professional coach, child therapist, and a mindfulness expert. We also bring in leaders who have been trained to support our group with special training in wellness, leadership, or camp skills. We are all trained in first aid, and have police checks and professional insurance.

We have a minimum ratio of 1:6 in our programs at low times, however during activities our average the ratio is 1:4. In addition, we provide each girl with one on one coaching during the week.


More About our Camps

What to Expect from our Awesome Camps...

She'll become soul sisters with a small group of incredible girls. She will explore, laugh, contemplate and bend. She'll spend time in nature, and find her inner strength. She will taste new things, try new ways of moving, and express herself in ways she never imagined.

Girls CampMost days begin with a yummy smoothie and a discussion on our daily positive focus. Next we’ll head out for our morning adventure to enjoy the beauty of the escarpment or take part in a yoga or pilates class. After a delicious lunch that we create, we’ll have a fun discussion about food, relationships, or emotions. In the afternoon we’ll come together for project time, usually an art project that prompts her to reflect and discover more about herself through her creative expression. We’ll finish the day with another experiential activity to further solidify our daily theme. The day concludes with a handmade healthy treat. But most importantly, throughout the day, we’ll revel in just being girls.


Our overnight retreats include all of the amazing experiences we offer in our day program, plus a chance to create an even deeper experience for our attendees. Once the evening unfolds, relationships are created, discussions deepen, and group coaching or as we call it "girl talk" unfolds naturally. These fireside discussions are some of the most powerful lessons we teach. ropes course

Overnight camps allow girls to be fully emerced in the experience of being on there own, trying new things, discovering their strengths, and overcoming there fears.

Each day we'll have breakfast, lunch, an afternoon snack, and an elaborate buffet dinner & dessert the onsite restaurant. Our chef is known for our healthy, kid friendly meals, and we can accomidate your daughters food prefrences and allergies while still providing healthy options.

In addition to our activites, cooking and wellness program, we also include a half day professional ropes course event. She'll learn teamwork, courage, and focus, and build self esteem through out this process.




Additional Support Before & After Camp


For most girls attending our camp, this will be the first time staying overnight with a group of people they don't know. Often times the hardest part of this kind of camp is overcoming the fear of the first day. For this reason we will be providing a tour of the facility in June, and a live group call "meet & greet" to go over the essentials to pack, and prepare for a fabulous week. The tour and call will take place in early June.

river walk

It's been our experience, that encouraging healthy eating, and positive lifestyle choices is better received when it comes from an outside source. Once a safe, comfortable environment has been established, young girls tend to open up and be more responsive to us. During camp we encourage self awareness and examining new perspectives. Sometimes changing thinking and behaviours takes time, and support is needed to fully integrate new learnings. If you feel your girl would benefit from private coaching, these can be arranged following our camp experience. These sessions can be done in person, or over live camera calls.


Radiant Girls Philosophy & Teachings


Self Image
Even though young girls today seem to have more opportunities, many girls are less confident, happy and satisfied with their lives. And it's no wonder – girls are girls spaconstantly given the message by media that they don't measure up. The resulting pressure and negative reinforcement they face during this critical period in their lives can derail their self-esteem and judgment and shake the foundation of their future. During our movement component we spend a great deal of time discussing self talk, loving what you've got, and achieving personal bests.


Empowerment
In our empowermentweekly camps, we work to uncover each girl's true passions, discover the values they have created, and the beliefs that are currently limiting them. Through group coaching, journaling, and self reflection exercises, girls develop a better understanding of who they really are and how to stay true to themselves. These strategies are based on Coach U's (the top coaching school) philosophy's on developing confidence, empowering beliefs, and smart goal setting. The intent is to help each Radiant Girl transition into their teen years with strong communication and leadership skills.


Healthy Relationships
Through a variety of activities designed to help the girls learn more about themselves making friendsand their emotions, the girls will also learn to build healthy relationships. We'll discuss the importance and value of creating healthy relationships, and we'll experiment with skills and actions that teach young minds how to nurture relationships so they can grow and flourish. We will weave these discussions in our activities, and provide a forum to discuss issues (one-on-one or in a group) that are important to the girls.


Self Discovery
As we board breakintegrate the message of a healthy mind, body and soul through the week, we'll have the girls explore their thoughts and feelings through scrapbooking, journal writing, creative art activities, photography, and crafts. This creative expression component allows them to reflect, and listen to their inner voice. Coaching tools and techniques will be used to open them up to new ideas and discoveries that are unfolding daily.


Nutrition
Through research based education, we will explore growing food, preparing nutritiouscooking meals, and trying new foods. Each day will consist of a visit to the garden to pick foods that we will include in our lunch. Girls will help to prepare the meal, while the nutritionist leads them through cooking tips and techniques. The group will sit down and enjoys their meal together, and discusses the nutritional value and importance of eating well. Juicing, sprouting, smoothies, and healthy snacks are often part of this program. Our goal with nutrition is to expose girls to new and healthy options, and have them discover a love for nutritious foods. Our lunches resemble a buffet style approach so they can pick and choose from a variety of options. We take great pride at the end of the week to winning over even the pickiest of eaters. Based on the requests of previous camp attendees, we now send our recipes home with each girl.


Fitness
There is a strong physical component to our camps. Each day the group will be Zumbainvolved in at least 2 hours of structured activity. We'll try to spend as much of it outdoors as possible. Hiking the bruce trail, a visit to a local organic farm, spending some time in our vegetable garden, or participating in an outdoor fitness class are just some of the activities we have planned! Indoors girls will get a chance to try pilates, use bosu's, bands, balls, and rollers and learn about their core, posture and balance. We'll have a yoga class component to improve flexibility, improve mental focus, and relieve stress. We'll shatter some preconceived ideas about what they like, how it feels to be a leader and what they really feel about their amazing bodies. Our activities are always centred around feeling safe, comfortable with the exercises, and testing the boundaries to discover new personal bests. This component is guaranteed to inspire girls to get involved in a regular exercise program following the camp.


Stress Management
In a world full of multi media, technology, working parents, school pressures, social pressures, and busy schedules, it's no wonder our young girls are in need of tools meditationand techniques to unplug from the world. These camps will help to teach them about relaxation, breathing, meditation, self care, and relationship strategies to better deal with the difficulties that come with being a girl. These skills will be extremely valuable for the years ahead. We will introduce them to being mindful of their thought patterns, how to quiet the mind, and introduce them to the many forms of meditation. Our favourite is the gratitude meditation, that teaches them to contemplate all that they have to be thankful for.


Creative Arts
Each day the girls will have some time to play with a project that allows them to inspirational artexpress themselves. The activity will be guided with questions to encourage self refection, expression, and focus. Each day will be filled with a new art project. Here are just some of the activities they will be involved in: create dream boards, make meaningful jewelry, design a personal journal, create treasure boxes, design a family gratitude game, personalize an apron and so much more.


Food Philosophy
Our nutrition philosophy is grounded in the latest health research. Our food program will revolve around whole foods with a focus on fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds, and meat.eating healthy We will limit our intake of dairy, grains and sugars and encourage minimal use of processed and refined foods. We are mindful that young palates need familiar foods. And we are aware that food likes and dislikes are sometimes stressful situations. We accommodate picky eaters with lots of choices at each meal, and have great strategies and games for trying new foods. We are proud to say that we have never had someone go hungry because they did not find something yummy to fill their belly. In fact, the recipes we use at camp are requested by just about every child at the end of the week. We love great food and we want girls to love it too!


Register for Camp:


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For more information on any of the above programs, please request a camp information package by emailing us at gina@radiantgirls.ca or 905 335-9591. Please indicate the week you're interested in, along with your daughters name and age.




Campership Fund & Sponsors


Every year we offer campers a credit of $399 towards a day camp program, and an overnight retreat. Campers requesting this scholarship must send in a request and include an recent experience where they have given back to someone in need in their community. Photos, short video or supporting documents explaining the event and the impact it has had will contribute to who receives this scholarship. The camper and/or a family member should also include some information about why this program is of interest to them.

healthy habits

We regularly have people in our community who want to support us in creating these amazing experiences for girls. These people believe in what we do, and want to be a part of uplifting our girls with us. These special people sponsor a few girls each summer to attend one of our events. If you know a girl who would greatly benefit from our program, but may not have the financial means to attend, please reach out to us. We may be able to send her to camp!

We also contribute a few camp spaces to local school fundraisers each year. If your school has an event in which we can contribute, please send information to gina@radiantgirls.ca

We run programs during Halton & Hamilton PA days, Christmas Break, March Break, and retreats throughout the year. Please check our Upcoming programs page for details…