What's so great about camp?
Camp is a wonderful adventure! There are new skills to learn, new activities to try and loads of new friends to meet. At camp, you can perform in a play, go on an overnight canoe trip, scale the climbing wall, create a craft masterpiece, kayak, canoe, swim, score a bullseye in archery and more... There are at least a billion ways to have fun at camp, everyone has a favourite aspect -- what will you enjoy most?
What's the food like? Do you have candy?
What are some of your favourite meals? Pizza? Submarine sandwiches? Spaghetti? Chicken fingers? We serve all of these at camp, plus many other tasty favourites. At GBC, there is plenty of food on each table so everyone can help themselves to firsts -- and seconds! You can visit the tuck shop with your section twice a week. The tuck shop sells candy (three items per visit) plus GBC clothing and other useful things like batteries, toothpaste, stamps, bug repellent and flashlights.
Can I be in the same cabin as my friend?
Of course! Please make sure that the request is mutual (you both request each other) and that you are both going into the same grade in September. Cabin groups are announced when you arrive at camp.
Do I get to choose which activities I go to?
The GBC program has a mix of scheduled and choice activities. Each day starts with flag raising and breakfast. In the morning, you go to activities with your section group. At GBC, you can earn levels in many activities, like canoeing, kayaking, trampoline and swimming. After lunch and rest hour, we have choice activity time. Campers choose two activities from options that change every day. You can go to these activities on your own, with friends from your cabin or section, or with someone from a different section. The hour before supper is usually spent at an activity with your cabin group and counsellors. The evening program changes every day. Sometimes, it's a special all-camp game, play or program. Or, it could be an activity with your section or cabin. No matter what you like to do, every day at GBC is action-packed!
What if I don't like it?
It's ok to feel nervous about going to camp for the first time. Many campers feel the same way. New experiences are often scary and exciting all at once, but don't let that stop you! Camp is about making friends and having fun. It's also about learning new skills, like how to get along with others in a new setting. It takes a few days to get used to all this new stuff, so be patient. Give yourself time to adjust to camp and being away from home. Before you know it, you'll be having so much fun, you won't want to leave!