Just For Girls Camp for 2018
Registration begins on February 1st.
Spots fill up fast so register early!
All new candidates must be met prior to registration to ensure that
JFG is suitable for them.
Please note this group is not appropriate for any aggressive behaviours or students that may potentially run off. Although the camp is a small ratio group; students must be able to exhibit independence and ability to follow complex group instruction.
Just For Girls Social group
This wonderful young lady, Margo Comeau,
will be helping lead the JFG social Group. You can find out more about Margo on her blog,
Life Asper Margo.
Sadly Julia and Maria will no longer be helping to run the program. Julia is getting married and working full time!
is finishing her university Degree in California. Good Luck Maria and thank you both for all your hard work and being wonderful role models for the girls!
Just For Girls Summer Camp 2017 Highlights
Our JFG program helps teen girls ages 12-17:
JFG is run on the same model of our other camps & social groups w/ the exception that we program specifically for teen girls and it is led by strong Female Role Models.
Last summer Laura Kubisheski joined the team and led our JFG Summer camp for the 2017 camp we welcome Madison Holmes Lauzon. Madison is a great role model and brings her teaching experience to the table!
I want to welcome Maria Mentiady to the team, she will be helping Julia Zayed run the group this year. Please see their bios to the right.
Our JFG Cooking class with Chef Keith
Each week we learn how to:
- Take the bus – Learn bus schedules, use the OC Transpo Website
- Time management – Planning our day trips, telling time, wearing a watch
- How to use money – where to keep your wallet, how to talk to a cashier, counting change, social skills in a line
- Social etiquette – on the bus, in theaters, shopping etc
- How to shop for yourself – Buying your own groceries, Buying personal effects like Deodorant, tooth brushes etc.
Our groups are small to better meet the needs of the individual student. We focus on skills for the group and help each student attain their personal goals.
This year we are
Skills we cover
Learning to use public transit
- How to buy bus tickets/Budget how many tickets needed each week
- Where to purchase a presto pass & how to Load it and use it.
- Inform the student about other options ie Bus pass & Family pass
- Teach the student how to enter a bus
- How to pay using either tickets/pass/presto or transfer.
- How to use the OC travel Planner
- Planning the bus route for the day or week
- Emergency situations: Missed stops, If a student gets lost, Location of Yellow call boxes
- What to do if left alone on the bus or left alone at a stop
- Where to sit on the bus
- Who not to sit next to
- What to do w/ backpacks
- Losing tickets and transfers
- Be aware of transients and strangers
- What to do and say when approached by a stranger
- What to do when Lost or separated from the group
- Walking down the street, making room for the elderly or wheelchairs
- Spatial awareness/social awareness
- How to use a purse
- Where to carry your money
- Budgeting for the week
- Daily Budget
- Keeping track of money as they move through the day
- Help the students handle money during transactions
- Help the student learn delayed gratification (personal shopping is done on Fridays)
- Losing money
- Losing a purse
- How to handle small change
- Teaching the student how to be efficient during a transaction
- How to stay calm when they feel rushed
- Daily planning: Where are we going - how do we get there - what do we need
- Using a watch and telling time: Each student should have a watch
- Print out daily schedule and weekly budget - Update it daily w/ the students
- Daily greetings
- Remembering names
- Knowing the interests of each student
- Conversation starters
- Social etiquette in the classroom - In the city - On the bus - During transactions
- Teach how to plan a socials - How do we stay connected to the new friends we met at camp.