Yukon Explorer Youth Leadership

Yukon Explorer Youth Leadership

Fireside’s Yukon Explorer Youth Leadership Camp
The Yukon and Youth Are Larger Than Life

Do you know what happens when you mix awesome youth, a Yukon River canoe trip, the everlasting midnight sun and outdoor leadership training together? We know: youth have a larger than life experience when they come to the Yukon.

As part of Fireside’s Explorer Youth Leadership Camps, this 14-day youth leadership summer camp offers the ultimate summer experience combining adventure camp, leadership training and some serious fun for youth.

The problem is that you might be nervous to attend because you don’t have enough information about leadership and the Yukon. You might be worried of being disconnected from your social media or peer groups. Well, keep reading and then ask us questions.

Locations: Whitehorse, Takhini Hot Springs, Lake Laberge, Yukon River and Dawson City

Program Details
Date: August 6th to August 19th, 2018
Ages: 13 to 16 (Co-ed)
Spring/Summer Bird Rate: April 1st 2018 onwards $2899.00 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. Does not include flight and some optional activities.
Important information: We rent sleeping bags, camp chairs and thermarests for those needing extra comfort

Imagine your hand dipping into the Yukon River as you navigate over 400km of pure Canadian adventure under never ending sunlight. Enjoy the magic of the dancing Aurora Borealis with your new found co-leaders. You’ll spend 14 days discovering the wonders of the Yukon River by paddling from Lake Laberge to Dawson City. You’ll become confident and competent with yourself and new outdoor leadership skills. You will have an urban and digital detox experience while escaping your parents and community for two weeks. It is not about what you think you will lose but rather how much you will gain from participating in our outdoor leadership training camp.
This is a life shaping opportunity.

Fireside Adventures strives to bring valuable and meaningful leadership and outdoor skills training to all our youth outdoor leadership campers. Our consistent approach, facilitated by our skilled instructors, encourages thoughtful discussion and positive self-reflection.

Yukon Explorer Youth Leadership Training Camp Elements:
Core explorer youth leadership elements
Learning leadership styles and skills training
Introduction and training for river canoe tripping, backcountry camping and expeditions
Introduction and training to outdoor youth leadership training
Connection to Canadian, Indigenous and international youth
Visiting Yukon’s known and newfound places of significance, including old frontier cabins, RCMP outposts and more.
Skill development with outdoor recreational activities (i.e. camping, canoeing, hiking and orienteering)

Highlights of Yukon Explorer Youth Leadership Training Camp
A fully guided canoe trip down the Yukon River, travelling at 12km an hour and winding through over a thousand river islands
Canoe certification and outdoor leadership skills training
Soak your bones at the Tahini Hot Springs while staying at the nearby hostel
Witness the Aurora Borealis – Northern Lights
Visit historic Fort Selkirk and where they film Yukon Gold
Campfires, s'mores and the comfort of new friends
Panning for gold lessons, a river swim and taking some of the best photos
Wildlife - view eagles and moose, while listening to the wolves’ cry!
Amazing fresh air…no joke…real fresh air!
You get to be yourself connecting with like minded youth

Fitness Capacities
If you are concerned about your physical readiness to attend one of our programs, please contact us directly. We modify our experiences based on people's abilities and capacities. Relax and let us work together to make an informed and shared decision.

Expedition Food
A well-nourished body makes a significant impact on a person’s experience in times of physical and/or mental exertion. Participants will learn how to pack for and prepare meals on extended backcountry trips, while cooking in a “wilderness” kitchen. While on trip we will nourish our bodies with healthy and holistic foods suited to all diets.

Expedition Safety
Regardless of your comfort and outdoor skill level, it is safer to travel in a group and it is much safer to have guides supporting you. Our team puts a lot of effort into planning, preparing and, most importantly, teaching you how to be safe in the wilderness.

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
Positive identity/authenticity
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.

13-16 yrs
Fireside Adventures Summer Camps and Expeditions
PO Box 56011 1st Avenue RPO, Vancouver, British Columbia, V5L 5E2 See Map
Every day, -
from 12pm - 12pm
$2899.00 CDN plus 5% tax
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