Throughout the fall, winter and spring, we welcome schools from low-income neighbourhoods for two distinct four day, three night trips to camp. Students leave their school community to participate in camp experiences designed to develop life and leadership skills which provide the building blocks for youth engagement.
Between camp visits, students challenge themselves with constructive actions and each group creates their own community service project. The program inspires students to instill positive cultural change in their schools and fosters a commitment to making their communities better places. For more information please contact the camps.
“The Community Leaders Program has done wonders for our own school community. We are a French Immersion school with about a 50/50 split for both French and English. The students don’t usually associate with each other in the yard during recess and this has been an ongoing problem. Being at camp, sharing cabins and partaking in small and whole group leadership activities has made a world of difference. When they returned to school, new friendships had been developed and the students intermingled in the yard. They just recently figured out a day that they would go together as a grade, not a class to clean up a local park. This experience has been absolutely fantastic for building our own school community.”
– Vice Principal