TEEN SUMMER PROGRAMS
Looking for something fun and exciting to do this summer? At Blue Lake we have you covered! looking to develop your leadership skills on your way to becoming a Blue Lake staff member? Our Outdoor Youth Leadership Program will help you develop valuable leadership, communication and outdoor related skills. Maybe your just looking for a fun week in the outdoors with other teens? Our NEW Teen Adventure Camp might just be what you need. Try one or both programs this summer and create memories that will last a lifetime.
SUMMER OUTDOOR YOUTH LEADERSHIP
July 16 to 22, 2017
AGES 15 - 18
This experiential adventure program invites you to unplug and become a part of a tightly knit team of outdoor leaders while working together through challenging outdoor expeditions. You do not require any previous outdoor experience and can expect to receive hands-on outdoor training in trip preparation, risk management, camping technical skills, self rescue, and problem solving. You will receive outdoor skills training and more! Participate in engaging activities to develop relationships, communication, self-confidence and a connection with nature. You will be provided with all the resources you need to continue your growth as a future leader.
Through the challenges of our 3 day wilderness expedition into the Purcell Conservancy, participants learn communication, trust building, survival, team development, and conflict resolution all while developing their leadership skills. Spend one day learning and practicing your canoe skills on Whitetail Lake, canoeing over 5 km's, learn canoe over canoe's, and self rescue. You will spend a day biking the wilds of the Findlay Valley, learning safe trail riding techniques and bike leadership. You will also have the chance to lead a large group game with the entire regular summer campers, lead campfire songs and shadow our senior counselors.
Outdoor Youth Leadership training is a recommended prerequisite for our future camp counselors and program staff.
Drop - off: 2:00 – 4:00pm on Sunday, July 16th
Pick- up: 1:00 – 3:00pm on Saturday, July 22nd
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SUMMER TEEN ADVENTURE CAMP
July 30th to August 5th, 2017
NEW AGES 14 - 18
Get Connected this summer….with nature and fun! This 7-day program will spend 3 days on an incredible backpacking trip high into the alpine of the Purcell Mountains, visit Howling Wolf Lake, and sit on the ice in 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 this high alpine area.
Spend a day biking the single and double track trails around Blue Lake. You will bike into the Findlay Valley where you will lunch beside Findlay Creek and then visit the warm water of McIvers, where you can grab a swim before heading back to Blue lake.
You will wrap up your incredible week of adventure whitewater rafting with the Kootenay Rafting Company! You will spend the day paddling and floating the waters of the St Mary’s River with trained and experienced guides. Then we will have dinner by a lake before soaking in the hot waters of a local hot springs. This will be a week you will never forget!
Drop - off: 2:00 – 4:00pm on Sunday, July 30th
Pick- up: 1:00 – 3:00pm on Saturday, August 5th
Price: $425.00. Price reduced from $855.00 thanks to funding from our Blue Paddle Campaign!