SIMCOE, ON, DEC. 4, 2009 – G.I.R.L.S. Power Camp is gearing up for another great weekend, Dec. 11-13, and will take the opportunity to launch a new logo.
Registration for the weekend is already full and Steering Committee members from Haldimand and Norfolk Women’s Services, Haldimand-Norfolk REACH and the Haldimand-Norfolk Health Unit are excited for the camp.
“G.I.R.L.S. Power Camp has been around for 10 years so it’s time for a new image,” said Michele Crowley, Health Promoter at the Haldimand-Norfolk Health Unit. “With our new logo we are hoping to increase the profile of this fantastic community-based program and we are working on a sustainability plan to keep it going. We want the public to hear firsthand the success of the program and the impact it’s having on the young women in our communities.”
The logo will be officially launched on Sunday, Dec. 13, at 12:30 p.m. at Camp Trillium in Waterford, just as camp is wrapping up. Norfolk County Coun. Heidy Van Dyk will attend to say a few words about her early involvement in G.I.R.L.S. Power Camp.
G.I.R.L.S. Power Camp is an opportunity for Grade 8 girls to learn invaluable skills and knowledge in self-defence, team building, body image issues, healthy relationships, healthy eating and physical activity. Camp also addresses the often challenging transition into Grade 9.
To increase access to this amazing program, campers pay a nominal fee to attend for an entire weekend. Currently, the majority of program dollars is funded by an Ontario Trillium Foundation grant. However, the Steering Committee is looking to the community for support to stretch those program dollars a bit farther.
“We are always looking for creative ways to offer quality programming in a fiscally responsible manner,” said Jen Lados from Haldimand and Norfolk Women’s Services. “We sometimes receive small pots of money from community organizations and individuals. No donation is too small and all are greatly appreciated.”
The camp’s most recent fundraising initiative is the Donations in Lieu of Wedding Favours program. Brides-to-be are asked to donate to G.I.R.L.S. Power Camp when looking for a local charity to support.
For more information about G.I.R.L.S. Power Camp or to make a donation, email [email protected] or call Haldimand and Norfolk Women’s Services at 519-426-8048.
Haldimand-Norfolk Health Unit
519-426-6170 Ext. 3239 or 905-318-6623 ext. 3239