Aurora Leadership Program 2017-08-11T06:43:50+00:00

Aurora Leadership Program

Aurora Leadership empowers youth in a safe environment to build a solid foundation of leadership and technical skills in outcome-based facilitation. This ten-day program for youth ages 13-15 teaches campers leadership theory through opportunity and reflection as well as the technical skills associated with delivering camp activities such as fire building, shelter construction, map reading, trip planning, t-rescues and more. Campers will build confidence as they lead and gain the knowledgeable outdoor and backcountry skills through a series of day-trips and leadership placements. During the second week, campers will depart on an out trip experience to the Bowron Lakes, Mount Robson or Carp Lake. Outtrips will include camp set-up, meal preparation, hiking, campfires, and personal reflection with an emphasis on camaraderie and personal growth that supports campers to learn, grow, lead and thrive.

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Important Links

2017 Registration Form
2017 Camp Brochure
2017 Campership Application
What to Bring Checklist

We believe that every child deserves the opportunity to attend camp, which is why our YMCA Strong Kids Campaign financially assists 1 in 4 campers to attend our summer camp programs. Don’t let a child you know miss out on the opportunity of a life time. Apply for a campership and give them the confidence they need to thrive.

Ten-Day Schedule for Carp Lake

Day One Introduction & Goal Setting
Day Two Outdoor Technical Skills Session
Day Three Day Trip: Ft. George Canyon
Day Four Leadership Placements
Day Five Day Trip: Eskers
Day Six Camping packing and preparation
Day Seven Depart for Carp Lake
Day Eight Carp Lake
Day Nine Carp Lake
Day Ten Strike Camp & Return Home

Five- Day Schedule for Mount Robson Vanderhoof & Fort St. James

Departing from Vanderhoof & Fort St. James

Day One Introduction & Goal Setting
Day Two Depart for Mount Robson
Day Three Mount Robson
Day Four Mount Robson
Day Five Strike Camp & Return Home

Ten-Day Schedule for Bowron Lakes

Day One Introduction & Goal Setting
Day Two Outdoor Technical Skills Session
Day Three Day Trip: Ft. George Canyon
Day Four Leadership Placements
Day Five Day Trip: Eskers
Day Six Camping packing and preparation
Day Seven Depart for Bowron Lakes
Day Eight Bowron Lakes
Day Nine Bowron Lakes
Day Ten Strike Camp & Return Home

Ten-Day Schedule for Mount Robson

Day One Introduction & Goal Setting
Day Two Outdoor Technical Skills Session
Day Three Day Trip: Ft. George Canyon
Day Four Leadership Placements
Day Five Day Trip: Eskers
Day Six Camping packing and preparation
Day Seven Depart for Mount Robson
Day Eight Mount Robson
Day Nine Mount Robson
Day Ten Strike Camp & Return Home

Thank You to the Ryan Shiels Fund

The YMCA of Northern BC would like to give heartfelt thanks to the Ryan Shiels Fund for their continuous support. These funds provide continued annual support to the Aurora Leadership Program. They have provided equipment including a canoe trailer, five canoes, tents, sleeping, bags, paddles, etc. These funds allow youth in the Aurora Program to take part in the out trip to Carp Lake, the Bowron Lake west-end circuit and Mount Robson, as in the picture of Ryan. Thank you for the generous support to continue the legacy of outdoor adventure in youth.