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P.E.I. Girl Guides head to Ontario summer camp

Girl Guides of Canada.

For the very first time, P.E.I. Girl Guides have travelled to join their counterparts from across the country at a national summer camp.

Island Guides will meet up with 1,200 new friends at Doe Lake Camp in Sprucedale, Ont. for the first time at the LEAP Provincial Camp. Two Guides and three Pathfinders left for Ontario this weekend accompanied by two Guiders (leaders). 

Guides at the LEAP camp will discover new abilities, make memories, develop confidence and leadership skills - all while making new friends from Canada and abroad.  The camp runs from Aug. 4 -10.

Codilyn Durdle, a Queens County Pathfinder, is looking forward to all the activities. 

“I can’t wait to try out the obstacle course on the lake and meet so many other Girl Guides. I think it is going to be so much fun.”

Girls aged 9-17 will choose from dozens of program options, including high-adrenaline experiences, STEM adventures featuring drone-flying, robotics, circuitry; watersports, hiking, fine arts and classic summer camp fun.

Katrina Durdle, Patrol Co-Guider for the group from P.E.I., will be accompanying the girls to support them at the national event.

“We are so excited to be attending LEAP 2019,” said Durdle.  “We’ve been fundraising hard and selling cookies in order to go. It’s going to be a wonderful opportunity to learn new skills, make new friends, and just have fun. It’ll be an experience to last a lifetime.”

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