Brescia “LEADS” the way with summer camp success

August 15, 2013
News Release
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

London, ON Girls LEAD summer camp at Brescia has seen another year of great success. The program has flourished partially because of the unique experience the camp offers, which includes emphasis on developing and enhancing leadership skills. Campers are able to use the lessons they’ve learned as tools in their communities. Nikita Miller, Girls LEAD Camp Co-ordinator says, “The camp focuses on three different tiers: self discovery; connecting with others; and building community and making change. Our campers are encouraged to build their confidence, challenge themselves, and create a better world around them.”

With Brescia being one of only three universities in Ontario with an accredited dietetics program, it is no surprise that the camp also maintains a strong focus on healthy living. “The camp features daily physical activities and a well balanced lunch program in which we help the campers through the various stages of food preparation and clean up,” describes Nikita.

The program consists of five sections for girls entering Grades 3 and 4 (junior), Grades 5 and 6 (intermediate), and Grades 7 and 8 (senior). This allows for an experience that caters to the unique needs of the campers at specific stages in their growth and development. For the junior campers, Girls LEAD focuses on promoting healthy self-awareness and the development of positive social skills. For intermediate campers emphasis is on self discovery and positive thinking and for senior campers the focus is placed on self-reflection and goals around who they want to become.

Girls LEAD also hosts two international camps each July including one in Barbados for Barbadian students, which is made possible through the corporate sponsorship of Summit International Bank Limited and Trident Insurance Company Limited, and one camp for students from Hong Kong, which takes place at Brescia.

Co-ordinator of Student Life and Learning at Brescia, Pam Core, is pleased with the opportunities that Girls LEAD brings to Brescia students and says, “Not only are the camps a chance for young girls to be involved in a unique and exciting educational setting but they also provide leadership opportunities for the counsellors, many of whom are Brescia students.”

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For more information please contact Colleen Aguilar, Communications, Marketing & External Relations Officer, at 519.432.8353, ext. 28280 or colleen.aguilar@uwo.ca.

Brescia University College, Canada’s premier women’s university college, is affiliated with Western University. The 1,275 women registered as either full or part-time students at Brescia study a wide variety of subjects in Arts, Social Sciences, and Foods & Nutrition in an empowering, compassionate, student-centred, and invigorating environment. Degrees are granted by Western. The Catholic College welcomes students from all backgrounds and values diversity. For more current and archived news, a listing of faculty experts, and photos please visit our Online Media Room at http://www.brescia.uwo.ca/media/index.html