Fireside’s World Bound Youth Leadership Camp
We are pleased to announce the launch of Fireside’s 21-day World Bound Youth Leadership Camp for co-ed youth 14 to 18 years of age coming from Canada and around the world. World Bound Youth Leadership Camp is an intensive camp for youth seeking a more advanced outdoor youth leadership training and experience in both BC and the Yukon’s most incredible locations.
”We are striving to be the best outdoor youth leadership training camp in BC and Yukon”.
Youth campers will achieve a Fireside World Bound leadership certification, be supported by multilingual leadership instructors (Spanish, English, French), while furthering their global and cultural awareness.
Fireside Adventures strives to bring valuable and meaningful leadership and outdoor skills training to all our youth leadership campers. Our consistent approach, facilitated by our skilled instructors, encourages thoughtful discussion and positive self-reflection.
Date: July 30 to August 19, 2018
Ages: 14 to 18 (Co-ed)
Spring/Summer Bird Rate: April 1st 2018 onwards $4,499.00 CDN plus 5% tax
Deposit: $350.00 (required to secure registration) per registration.
Includes: pre-camp assessment, instruction, food, accommodation, most camping gear, camping fees and transportation while on trip including return flight between Vancouver and Whitehorse. Does not include international and national flights to Vancouver and some optional activities.
Locations: Vancouver, Whitehorse, Dawson City, Victoria, Whistler
Core World Bound Leadership Elements:
Learning leadership styles and skills
Language and cultural immersion;
Alpine and trail hiking;
River canoeing (12 days on the Yukon River);
Connections with Indigenous and international cultures and food;
Exploration of the famous gold rush town, Dawson City;
Post-secondary planning and preparation, life and social competencies training.
Imagine if... you could unplug and relax …..Life. Be. Adventure.
The Extra World Bound Benefit:
We are open to connecting with a youth’s school to pass along our course overview and answer the school’s questions directly. Some schools give credit for their students participating on a Fireside Adventures program and this could be an option for a participating youth. We will also support any youth enrolled with the Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award in achieving their level.
Core World Bound Leadership Elements
Core explorer youth leadership elements
Fireside’s World Bound youth leadership camp focuses on the following:
Advance training for river canoe trips, backcountry expeditions, and international travelling
Advance training in outdoor youth leadership
Connection to Canadian and international youth, languages and cultures
Visiting known and newfound places considered to be among BC and Yukon's best kept secrets and outstanding locations)
Skill development with outdoor recreational activities (i.e. orienteering, cross cultural competencies, canoeing, hiking)
Leadership principles regarding cultural and traditional practices of Indigenous and International peoples
BC youth leadership highlights
Connecting with like minded youth from across the globe
A multi-day expedition paddling down the world-famous Yukon River while visiting some of Canada’s famous Yukon Klondike Gold Rush locations.
Hike the incredible trails of Whistler, Garibaldi Lake, and the famous Wedgemount Peak
Enjoy gourmet wilderness cooking, yoga in the woods, and endless sunsets
Visit a minimum of 4 universities
Day trips to Victoria, Whitehorse and Vancouver – get to be a tourist while at camp
Sleep under the stars in some of BC and Yukon’s wilderness areas. There is a chance of witnessing the northern lights of the Yukon
Experience the beauty of Whistler Village, the famous landmarks, and beaches of Vancouver
Learn the basics of front and backcountry camping, river canoeing, orienteering, alpine hiking, and more!
Partake in our supportive group and individual workshops pertaining to post secondary prep, mental wellness, career visioning and healthy choices. All through our “coaching and listening” approach of instruction.
Be supported by experienced and skilled instructors who will provide 24-hour-a-day supervision for the entirety of the program
Participate in a half day community project
Receive a letter of reference for post secondary applications and/or employment
Why Should You Do This?
Nature-based camps provide the following positive benefits:
Fostering curiosity an openness about other cultures, languages and traditions
Increased confidence and self-efficacy
Improved emotional and physical health
Improved peer-relationship building
Increased sense of independence and leadership potential
Improved social and life skills
Improved cognitive health/skills
Increased positive decision-making
An ability to self-reflect and be self-propelled
Increased environmental awareness, including climate change
Ability to lower stress and moodiness
Meaningful opportunities for positive risk-taking
Increased sense of creativity
This year we are also providing support and training in youth mental wellness, physical fitness, social and life skills, and developing critical thinking as they are very relevant for today’s youth. We are excited to be providing a larger focus on teaching wilderness cuisine “cooking in the woods” as a core skill for youth to develop while on their expedition.