Past Retreat / Event

Radiant Girls: Tween & Teen Overnight Retreat

Sunday, July 3 – Friday, July 8, 2016

Radiant Girls is a unique Wellness Camp in a Retreat setting.  Featuring Yoga and Pilates, Outdoor Excursions, Hands-On Cooking, Coaching for Confidence & Emotional Intelligence,  Meaningful Expressive Art, Fun & Lots of Giggling.

logoOur Tween & Teen Overnight Retreats are for Girls age 10-12 & 13-15.

Our girls programs are designed for the girl who wants to discover how to love and nurture the body, develop inner strength through movement and creativity, and find the courage to follow her passions.

Although each week is different, we will be following a theme for each of the days in our  summer camps. This will form the foundation for the activities and lessons we will be teaching each day. The themes include:

  • Inner Beauty Spa Day
  • Strong, Brave & Proud Princesses
  • One with Nature Goddesses
  • Nutritious & Delicious Culinary Queens
  • Creative Genius Self-Expressionist

A Day at Camp:

A day in the life of a Radiant Girl’s camper looks like this… Activities include at least 2 hours of movement exposing girls to a variety of fitness activities, like pilates, yoga, zumba, nature hikes, and outdoor fun.

Girls will learn about nutrition through hands on, interactive cooking classes, making healthy food fun. Smoothies and desserts are also a part of the fun. We will make everything from scratch, using local organic ingredients – some they have picked right from the ground. 

The art projects always involve meaningful and thought provoking self reflection activities like dream boards, painting, journals and meaningful jewelry. 

And each day we’ll spend time talking about our themes – strength, courage, leadership, independence, kindness, gratitude, inspiration, positive thinking, self care, and all the things that make a girl radiant. We’ll have group chats, guest visits, and games to evoke a meaningful experience that empowers her future. Plus, Gina takes time to connect with each girl in the group and provide one-on-one coaching to ensure this truly is a week that makes a difference. 

With all of this packed into a week, you can be confident that our camp will change the way your daughter sees the world, and delivers many of the tools and skills required to help her grow into a self-assured, healthy and loving young lady. 

Camp includes fresh organic smoothies, lunch and snacks, all art supplies, an apron, and everything required for the fitness & yoga components, and the spa services. Food allergies can be accommodated during registration.

Spaces fill up fast! We recommend you reserve your space before May 15th. If you’re thinking about our camp, we can hold a space for you for 7 days.  Our camps size is very small.  Our groups range from 12-18 with 3-4 staff for each week.  

Sugar Ridge Retreat Centre

This is where our overnight tween & teen retreat will be held in early July. Sugar Ridge is just 1.5 hours north form Toronto, near Midland Ontario.

The 400 highway takes you most of the way there.  5720 Forgets Road Wyebridge, Ontario L0K2E0 Canada

Sugar Ridge Retreat Centre, near Midland, Ontario, is located on 150 acres surrounded by lush meadows, hills and forest and surrounded by 3000 acres of provincial land.  A real escape from the city.  Sugar ridge has a beautiful main hall which includes a yoga room, lounge with fire place and large dining hall and clean and bright bathrooms & showers.  The property also includes 10 new cabins, gardens, trails, a fire pit, and outdoor patio.  Sugar Ridge has a full service kitchen that boasts on-site chefs that are known for their ability to prepare healthy and delicious meals for any palate or diet.  Sugar ridge also has several local specialists that offer unique offerings to our retreat.  These specialists offer spa, dance, music, yoga, nature, art offerings unique to only this retreat.  

Accommodations:

Wilderness cabins are perfect for a natural experience. Each of the ten cabins are nestled in the woods surrounding the retreat centre. Cabins can accommodate up to 4 people with either 4 twin beds or one double and 3 twin beds. Don’t be surprised to see a deer walk by your window, or rabbits playing tag. The cabins are intentionally simple, yet clean, and comfortable. Beds are comfy and duvets are snuggly. Each has lots of natural light, electricity and are heated for the cooler weather. They are nestled into the lush beauty and quiet of natural surroundings, allowing you to get out of the mindset of your everyday life.  

radiantgirls_girlscampOriginalWhat Will She Do at Camp?

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.

Most 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 head upstairs to 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 gives you a chance to learn more about yourself through 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 camps have special visits from trained massage therapists, local artists, professional chefs, dance instructors and musicians.  Our campfire programs allow the girls to bond, learn meditation techniques, and personal growth through story telling.  

Activities

Each week our offerings change based on the needs of the group, guest speakers, and creative ideas from our students and staff.  Here is just a list of some of the amazing things we’ve incorporated at previous camps: 

  • Splatter paint party
  • Partner yoga
  • Manicures and pedicures
  • Learning how to meditate
  • Orienteering
  • Hiking and nature exploration
  • Making smoothies, lunches, tea parties, and desserts
  • Journal creation, and writing
  • Pilates, yoga, zumba classes for girls
  • Board breaking
  • Releasing Chinese lanterns
  • Team obstacle courses
  • Making a movie
  • Chocolate facials
  • Dream boards
  • Bracelet making
  • Photo shoot
  • Inspirational special guests
  • Skin care rituals with an esthetician
  • Wildlife demonstrations
  • Organic Farm tours

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 constantly 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 weekly 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 and 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 integrate 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 nutritious 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 enjoy their meal together, and discuss 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.

teen_yogaFitness

There is a strong physical component to our camps. Each day the group will be involved 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 centered 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 and 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 express 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. 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!

Additional Personal Training, Nutrition, Massage Therapy & Coaching

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. If you feel your girl would benefit from private coaching, consultations, or treatments these can be booked at the end of a camp day or in the weeks that follow.

 

Registration Details

Date:
Sunday, July 3, 2016 @ 2:00 pm – Friday, July 8, 2016 @ 3:00 pm
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Cost:

$749

$700 for each girl when registering with a sibling or friend.

Registration: Please connect with Gina at [email protected]

Campership Fund: Every year we offer campers a credit of $375 towards a day camp program, and an overnight retreat.  Campers requesting this scholarship must send in a request and include a 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. 

 

Contact:
Gina
905 335-9591

Radiant Girls is a unique Wellness Camp in a Retreat setting.  Featuring Yoga and Pilates, Outdoor Excursions, Hands-On Cooking, Coaching for Confidence & Emotional Intelligence,  Meaningful Expressive Art, Fun & Lots of Giggling.

logoOur Tween & Teen Overnight Retreats are for Girls age 10-12 & 13-15.

Our girls programs are designed for the girl who wants to discover how to love and nurture the body, develop inner strength through movement and creativity, and find the courage to follow her passions.

Although each week is different, we will be following a theme for each of the days in our  summer camps. This will form the foundation for the activities and lessons we will be teaching each day. The themes include:

  • Inner Beauty Spa Day
  • Strong, Brave & Proud Princesses
  • One with Nature Goddesses
  • Nutritious & Delicious Culinary Queens
  • Creative Genius Self-Expressionist

A Day at Camp:

A day in the life of a Radiant Girl’s camper looks like this… Activities include at least 2 hours of movement exposing girls to a variety of fitness activities, like pilates, yoga, zumba, nature hikes, and outdoor fun.

Girls will learn about nutrition through hands on, interactive cooking classes, making healthy food fun. Smoothies and desserts are also a part of the fun. We will make everything from scratch, using local organic ingredients – some they have picked right from the ground. 

The art projects always involve meaningful and thought provoking self reflection activities like dream boards, painting, journals and meaningful jewelry. 

And each day we’ll spend time talking about our themes – strength, courage, leadership, independence, kindness, gratitude, inspiration, positive thinking, self care, and all the things that make a girl radiant. We’ll have group chats, guest visits, and games to evoke a meaningful experience that empowers her future. Plus, Gina takes time to connect with each girl in the group and provide one-on-one coaching to ensure this truly is a week that makes a difference. 

With all of this packed into a week, you can be confident that our camp will change the way your daughter sees the world, and delivers many of the tools and skills required to help her grow into a self-assured, healthy and loving young lady. 

Camp includes fresh organic smoothies, lunch and snacks, all art supplies, an apron, and everything required for the fitness & yoga components, and the spa services. Food allergies can be accommodated during registration.

Spaces fill up fast! We recommend you reserve your space before May 15th. If you’re thinking about our camp, we can hold a space for you for 7 days.  Our camps size is very small.  Our groups range from 12-18 with 3-4 staff for each week.  

Sugar Ridge Retreat Centre

This is where our overnight tween & teen retreat will be held in early July. Sugar Ridge is just 1.5 hours north form Toronto, near Midland Ontario.

The 400 highway takes you most of the way there.  5720 Forgets Road Wyebridge, Ontario L0K2E0 Canada

Sugar Ridge Retreat Centre, near Midland, Ontario, is located on 150 acres surrounded by lush meadows, hills and forest and surrounded by 3000 acres of provincial land.  A real escape from the city.  Sugar ridge has a beautiful main hall which includes a yoga room, lounge with fire place and large dining hall and clean and bright bathrooms & showers.  The property also includes 10 new cabins, gardens, trails, a fire pit, and outdoor patio.  Sugar Ridge has a full service kitchen that boasts on-site chefs that are known for their ability to prepare healthy and delicious meals for any palate or diet.  Sugar ridge also has several local specialists that offer unique offerings to our retreat.  These specialists offer spa, dance, music, yoga, nature, art offerings unique to only this retreat.  

Accommodations:

Wilderness cabins are perfect for a natural experience. Each of the ten cabins are nestled in the woods surrounding the retreat centre. Cabins can accommodate up to 4 people with either 4 twin beds or one double and 3 twin beds. Don’t be surprised to see a deer walk by your window, or rabbits playing tag. The cabins are intentionally simple, yet clean, and comfortable. Beds are comfy and duvets are snuggly. Each has lots of natural light, electricity and are heated for the cooler weather. They are nestled into the lush beauty and quiet of natural surroundings, allowing you to get out of the mindset of your everyday life.  

radiantgirls_girlscampOriginalWhat Will She Do at Camp?

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.

Most 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 head upstairs to 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 gives you a chance to learn more about yourself through 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 camps have special visits from trained massage therapists, local artists, professional chefs, dance instructors and musicians.  Our campfire programs allow the girls to bond, learn meditation techniques, and personal growth through story telling.  

Activities

Each week our offerings change based on the needs of the group, guest speakers, and creative ideas from our students and staff.  Here is just a list of some of the amazing things we’ve incorporated at previous camps: 

  • Splatter paint party
  • Partner yoga
  • Manicures and pedicures
  • Learning how to meditate
  • Orienteering
  • Hiking and nature exploration
  • Making smoothies, lunches, tea parties, and desserts
  • Journal creation, and writing
  • Pilates, yoga, zumba classes for girls
  • Board breaking
  • Releasing Chinese lanterns
  • Team obstacle courses
  • Making a movie
  • Chocolate facials
  • Dream boards
  • Bracelet making
  • Photo shoot
  • Inspirational special guests
  • Skin care rituals with an esthetician
  • Wildlife demonstrations
  • Organic Farm tours

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 constantly 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 weekly 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 and 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 integrate 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 nutritious 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 enjoy their meal together, and discuss 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.

teen_yogaFitness

There is a strong physical component to our camps. Each day the group will be involved 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 centered 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 and 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 express 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. 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!

Additional Personal Training, Nutrition, Massage Therapy & Coaching

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. If you feel your girl would benefit from private coaching, consultations, or treatments these can be booked at the end of a camp day or in the weeks that follow.