In addition to the regular camp program, GBC offers several specialized programs:
One and Two-Week Introductory Sessions
Campers going into Grades 1, 2, and 3 or 6, 7 and 8 can attend one of Glen Bernard's one-week sessions. Spaces in these sessions are limited to keep group sizes small. These one-week sessions provide an introduction to the camp program and activities. Campers stay in cabins and participate in a wide variety of activities, including some of the all-camp programs.
Glen Bernard offers two, 2-week sessions for campers ages 8-10. These sessions are only for campers who are new to GBC. Campers who are entering grade 3, 4 or 5 are eligible to attend.
The two-week theatre program offers an experience in all aspects of theatrical production for campers with advanced skills in this area. The program involves scenery and prop construction, makeup and costume design, which complement performance skills. Enrolment in the Theatre Program is on a limited basis, for campers entering Grade 8 and older.
Wilderness Canoe Trip
Campers ages 14-16 who especially love tripping have the opportunity of a 12 day canoe trip. The trip route is unique each year, offering participants an extended and rewarding wilderness experience.
The Theatre Program and Wilderness Canoe Trip are offered during Period Three. The regular camping program is also available to campers ages 8-16 during this session.
Leadership Training Program
Campers entering Grade 11 are members of the Pacer section and participate in a session-long leadership training program. The Pacer program focuses on developing skills and teaching techniques in camp activities. Through workshops and hands-on leadership opportunities, Pacers acquire skills in communication, time management, group dynamics and program planning. Through the Pacer program, campers have an opportunity to earn their Bronze Cross lifesaving certification, Standard First Aid, and a Grade 11 Ontario high school credit.