TEEN SUMMER CAMPS
Looking for something fun and exciting to do this summer? We have you covered! Try one or both of our teen programs this summer and create memories that will last a lifetime!
TEEN ADVENTURE CAMP
Ages 14 - 18
DROP OFF: August 4, 2-4pm. PICK UP: August 10, 1-3pm.
Get connected this summer….with nature and fun! This 7-day program will spend 3 days on an incredible backpacking trip into the high alpine. From there you will visit Howling Wolf Lake, sit on the ice at Polar Lake, and be the first camper group to swim in the crystal clear waters of Crystal Lake! The views from the ridge overlooking Howling Wolf are incredible and you will have plenty of time to explore. You will wrap up your incredible week of adventure by ziplining at Mineral Mountain Ziplines in Fairmont Hot Springs, followed by a dip in Canada’s largest natural hot spring pools. This will be a week you will never forget!
Summer Outdoor Youth Leadership
Ages 15 - 18
DROP OFF: July 14, 2-4pm. PICK UP: July 20, 1-3pm.
Our Summer Outdoor Youth Leadership Program (OYLS) will help you develop valuable leadership and outdoor related skills. You will be immersed in the outdoors, learn new life skills and discover more about yourself while connecting with new friends. There will be a focus on communication, leadership styles, planning, and group dynamics.
Through the challenges of a 3 day wilderness expedition into the high alpine, you will receive hands-on outdoor skill training from our dynamic staff team. Spend one day learning and practicing your canoe skills on Whitetail Lake where you will canoe over 5 km's, learn canoe over canoe's, and practice self rescue. OYLS will gain practical experience by helping our staff to lead younger campers in daily camp activities such as large group games and campfire songs. You do not require any previous outdoor or leadership experience to participate in this program!
· Goals and Objectives of Individuals of the Program
· Self-Actualization- learning about me and beginning to learn about others
· Effective Communication
· Leadership Styles
· When to Be a Follower
· Backpacking and Canoeing
· Wilderness Travel and Survival
· Local Environmental Issues and Ecology
· Critical thinking- Risk Assessment and Problem Solving
· How to Program Plan
· Peer Teaching
· How to Integrate Individuals With Special Needs
· Effective Leader- Reflection
· Resumes and Interview Skills
Camp is an active place and good fuel is important to help keep energy levels high! With this in mind, Blue Lake Camp offers delicious, nutritious, filling meals with vegetarian options. Some meals are served in our dining hall, some are prepared over the campfire while on out-trip. Either way, food safety is top priority. Campers receive three meals a day in addition to snacks. Nut products are not permitted at our summer camp. With advance notice, our camps are able to accommodate some special diets.
Parts of our teen programs are at Blue Lake Camp, and parts are on out-trip. Tent shelters are our out-trip accommodation. Please see our packing list for what to bring. Blue Lake cabins are equipped with bunk beds with hypoallergenic/water proof mattresses. The wash house is equipped with sinks, flush toilets, private showers, hot water, and a change area with storage cubbies.
We provide a low camper to leader ratio and our highly trained staff provide leadership, positive role modeling, and ensure the safety of campers. Our team includes first aid staff and certified national life guards.