Our Youth Leadership Program is designed to challenge and prepare participants for an even more promising future. If you’re heading to camp, you’ll find everything you need to get ready right here.
All Foundation employees are at least 19 years of age, with prior experience leading wilderness trips and/or working with youth. Our staff encourage participants to step out of their comfort zones and make new friends. This fosters self-confidence and helps form lasting memories.
All employees take part in extensive training sessions at the beginning of every summer season. Rest assured that all employees are experienced in providing challenging, fun and exciting adventures for youth.
Health & Safety
Health and Wellness are our top priorities. Our responsibility is to create and maintain a healthy environment for all those who attend our programs. Each camp has a Wellness Centre with an on-site Wellness Coordinator that completes a health check of all participants. Staff on all wilderness canoe trips are certified in Standard and Wilderness First-Aid, as well as CPR.
Change in health or medication
Any participant who has had a change in health or medication since completing their initial application must inform the Foundation of these changes.
The Foundation's programs are designed to give young people confidence in their abilities and pride in their accomplishments. It is important to understand that while under the leadership of our skilled staff, campers may engage in activities that involve risk. It is hoped that through these experiences, campers gain a more positive view of the world and their place in it.
A Camper Support Specialist (CSS) is a member of the Wellness team and is on site at all times. The CSS will provide counsellors with ongoing support and coaching for campers with challenging behaviours.
Food & Allergies
Our camps provide an abundance of delicious foods to choose from. If you have any allergies or special dietary requirements, please inform the Foundation so an alternative menu can be prepared. Participants and their parent(s)/guardian(s) must be aware that the Foundation cannot guarantee a completely nut-free environment.
Food on trip
Participants will be eating meals at camp as well as on trip. The meals on trip are prepared by the whole group. This begins at camp when, as a group, participants pack the food and learn how to prepare meals in the outdoors. Almost any meal is possible to make while camping.