About the Camp

Ready, Set, Grow! is a week-long series of workshops and activities designed to help youths in grades 3 to 12 build essential coping skills for navigating mental wellness and well-being challenges. 
The program is delivered in a 5-day Summer Day Camp format from Mondays to Fridays, 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM, at the Reyou studio and select locations in Pinawa, Manitoba. 
We run up to three program weeks each year. Participants can register for one, two, or all of the three weeks of programming.

Our Youth Camp Benefits

Youths in grades 3 to 12 will engage in fun, hands-on learning of mindfulness-based stress reduction, writing, healthy eating and nutrition, mindful movement, art therapy, and nature experiences designed around four key benefits.

  • Grow mental health

    Youths and teens of all ages, attention levels and neurotypes will learn the language, essential tools, and skills to grow their resilience.

  • Widen social circles

    Youths and teens get to broaden their social circles by develop friendships, support systems, and networks with other young people.

  • Affirming Safe Space

    Youths and teens will engage with facilitators and community helpers who are committed to diversity, inclusivity, and youth mental health.

  • Healthy summer fun

    Youth and teens will participate in engaging and interactive summer activities delivered in a safe, inclusive, and secular format.

Curious about our camp?

Hear from past participants

  • "My favourite part was the mindfulness games and painting rocks in the mornings."

    Youth Participant

  • "I liked doing the five-minute meditations. They made me feel more relaxed throughout my day."

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And their parents

  • "My child enjoyed the sessions, the interactions, and being on a schedule for the week."

    Parent of Youth Participant

  • "It was a great environment that promoted relaxing interactions and gave the kids a safe place to talk and learn themselves and various coping strategies."

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Read our Parent FAQ

Is Reyou a mental health care provider?

No. Reyou provides proactive mental wellness and well-being support by helping people develop the tools they need to build resilience and better cope with challenges. Reyou is not a crisis intervention, mental health diagnosis, or treatment service. 

Is Reyou a religious organization?

No. Reyou is a secular social enterprise. We welcome participants from all cultures, backgrounds, faiths, and identities. Our mindfulness and MBSR teachings are based on inclusive, evidence-based, secular practices. 

How much meditation, yoga, and movement practice should my child or teen expect?

The Ready, Set, Grow! curriculum offers a mix of activities incorporating mindfulness and movement practices in a fun and interactive way. Participants can expect to do a combination of sitting, walking, games, yoga, and other activities. Activities are split into 20-30 minute segments and are tailored to the participants' capacity and ability. If you have a concern about accessibility for your child, please contact us.

What are the qualifications of Ready, Set Grow! Camp Facilitators?

Patlee Creary is the Lead Facilitator for Reyou. She works collaboratively with other qualified art, movement, storytelling, wellness and community-building facilitators to deliver workshops and programs for people of all ages. Youth program facilitators and volunteers are required to complete a vulnerable sector check. 

How large are the camps, and what is the youth-to-facilitator ratio?

We accept a maximum of 18 participants per week. Our typical youth-to-facilitator ratio is 6:1. 

Can you accommodate participants with disabilities or food allergies? 

Most of our activities are designed with walking, movement, and other motor skills in mind. If your child needs specific accommodations, please contact us directly. Please notify us of any allergies or dietary restrictions when you complete the camp registration form.

How do you handle medications for participants?

We do not accept or administer medications. If your child is on a medication schedule, please discuss this with us so we can make arrangements for you or an alternate caregiver to administer medications when required. Any participant with medical urgencies and emergencies will be taken to the Pinawa Hospital for assessment and treatment.

Are cell phones allowed?

Cell phones and other electronic devices are collected at the beginning of the day by camp staff and returned at the end of the day. Participants may 'check-out' their cell phones for urgent or emergency communications and photo storytelling sessions. 

Can I meet the camp staff or facilitators before the camp begins? 

Yes. We will host three open houses, at least one of which will be hosted online. Use this link to request information about our open house events.

Can I volunteer at a camp that my child is attending? 

We welcome volunteers, subject to our selection process, a vulnerable sector check, training, and scheduling. If you would like to volunteer with us, please complete this Volunteer Form

Is financial assistance available?

We offer financial assistance to low-income single mothers, BIPOC, and other underrepresented identities in the form of subsidized and scholarship rates for camp participants. If you are the parent or guardian that meets our eligibility criteria and would like your child to attend the Ready, Set, Grow! Camp, we invite you to complete our Scholarship & Subsidies Application form. Please note that applications are approved on a first-come basis, and funding is approved based on our available resources.

Registration closes on Friday, May 31, 2024.

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