Camp Grit and Camp Girl with Grit are intensive but fun life skills camps for all youth. Over the course of classes with us, youth learn about the skills it takes to survive. We engage students with fun, hands-on learning and projects.
Camps have been called potentially life-saving and life-changing by law enforcement and behavioural scientists. Not only can teaching these skills protect our youth, it can open up interests in new career paths and hobbies through exposure to tools and beginning know-how of GRIT.
Camp Grit and Camp girl with Grit is for all youth 8 and up.
6 WEEK CAMP
School Year Session
Fall : 10/20/23 to 12/1/23 (Off Thanksgiving Week) – Fridays, 5 to 7 PM – APPLY FOR OUR MSC DIRECT SPONSORED SCHOLARSHIP TODAY!
Spring: 3/1/24 to 4/26/24 Off 3/15 and 3/29 for Spring Break and Good Friday) – Fridays, 5 to 7 PM – To kick off Women’s History Month!
What do you learn?
Youth will learn about tools and build their very own birdhouse. They will leave with a basic understanding of all hand and power tools.
Drive and Thrive
Youth will learn how to change a tire, jump a battery, roadside safety, and vehicle maintenance.
Cookies and Construction
Youth will learn about various elements of construction over cookies. The goal of this class is to implement knowledge (i.e. wall structure, plumbing, electrical, etc.) about buildings that everyone needs to know in a fun, interactive way.
We will cover how to handle some very simple and some very scary emergencies. Youth will get hands-on use with a fire extinguisher and learn how to deal with various emergencies from clogged toilets to bursting pipes.b We will have optional firearm and self-defense training this week.
Youth will learn basic household skills to help them achieve independence from culinary on the fly to hanging heavy curtains to patching a pair of jeans or a hole in the wall.
Into the Wild
Learn basic wilderness survival from what to do if you get lost to encountering a wild animal.
Skill Showcase and Fair
Youth and families can come join us for a showcase of their new grit and skills. We also will offer a fair of vendors with information. Students will be awarded their Certificate of Completion.