Fireside’s Explorer Youth Leadership Camps

Tentative Trip Plan BC Youth Leadership Camp (subject to change)

July 3, 2018- Vancouver, Camp Capilano

  • Arrivals (please connect with us directly to make alternative arrival times)
  • 9am to 2pm – Vancouver International Airport
  • Depart for Camp Capilano for arrival at 3pm
  • Welcome ceremony and dinner
  • Equipment and bag check
  • Get-to-know-you activity
  • Evening discussion: Who are leaders you know of? Who are the leaders you respect? What are the characteristics of a leader? Why is leadership important to you and others? Review of the leadership bracelet process (evening)
  • Evening night hike with instructors within Lynn Canyon Park
  • Snacks available for late international arrivals

July 4, 2018 – Vancouver, Camp Capilano

  • Morning stretch and morning hike (breakfast in the forest)
  • Overview of 21-day leadership expedition
  • Overview of program goals and objectives, review safety and emergency procedures and full value agreement
  • Tour of English Bay, Stanley Park and downtown Vancouver
  • Evening sessions:  Review meal preparations & cooking 101 activity
    • learning to cook with camp stove and over a fire
  • Animal Aware:
    • What to do when you see an animal such as bears, cougars and raccoons.
  • Purchase items that youth may have missed
  • Sunset ceremony

July 5, 2018 – Vancouver, Camp Capilano and Sechelt Inlet, Porpoise Bay Provincial Park

  • Early morning wake-up
  • Pack up personal and group gear and food for Sechelt Inlet Expedition
  • Afternoon departure from Horseshoe Bay to the Sunshine Coast and head to Sechelt
  • Last minute purchases before expedition
  • Set up camp at Porpoise Bay Provincial Park
  • Evening ocean canoe practice

July 06 – 11, 2018 – Sechelt Inlet

  • Commencement of Sechelt Inlet ocean canoeing, camping and expedition, visiting some incredible locations and camping by the sea shore and under the stars
  • Essentials to having the best time at a youth leadership camp and developing leadership styles
  • Trip preparation (how to keep yourself warm, cool, dry and your gear waterproof)
  • Trip preparation basics (packing bags, rolling sleeping bags, how to travel lightly, group gear, food preparation)
  • Review canoe equipment
  • Focus on ocean canoe paddle and outdoor skills
  • Return on the 11th to Porpoise Bay for showers, buffet dinner and laundry

July 12 – 19, 2018 – Gambier Island, Howe Sound

  • 6-day circumnavigation of Gambier Island with a chance to see orca whales and witness one of BC’s most treasured natural areas – Howe Sound
  • Set up camp around remote locations on Gambier Island
  • Practice canoeing and review safety
  • Review navigation charts and ropes, orienteering and water purification lessons
  • Discussion: 5 pillars and 5 values of leadership
  • Solo experience at Halkett Bay
  • Community service project

July 19, 2018 – Whistler, Fireside Lodge

  • Full-day white water rafting in Squamish
  • Exploring township of Squamish (approximately 45 minutes from Whistler)
  • Settle into Fireside Lodge
  • Relax, sauna and movie night

July 20, 2018- Whistler, Fireside Lodge

  • Full day exploring Whistler
  • Participants will have the opportunity to participate in (with their own money) many specialized Whistler activities
  • Pizza Night

July 21, 2018 - Whistler, Fireside Lodge

  • Up early
  • Hike Rainbow Lake trail
  • Swim at Alta Lake
  • Evening in Whistler Village

July 22, 2018 - Whistler, Fireside Lodge

  • Up early, all participants will partake in a mini marathon challenge
  • Group debrief discussion 
  • Video journal closing remarks
  • Graduation BBQ dinner

July 23, 2018

  • Up early and depart for home
  • Touring Vancouver before scheduled return flights

 Youth leadership camps

The early teen years can be characterized as complicated, magical, boring, rebellious, disappointing, defining and more. Despite  the challenges that can be found in every teen’s life, at school, in peer relationships, in their community and at home, there are opportunities for positive shifts, connections, and experiences. Fireside Explorer camp is a youth leadership wilderness expedition for 13 to 16 year-olds which allows them to confront these challenges and experiment with independence and leadership.
Fireside Adventures strives to bring valuable and meaningful leadership and outdoor skills training to all our youth. Our consistent approach, facilitated by our skilled instructors, encourages thoughtful discussion and positive self-reflection. 

Click to learn more about Fireside’s Approach, Leadership Competencies, Mission and “Life Be and Adventure” philosophy.

BC Explorer Details

Date: July 3rd to 23rd, 2018
Ages: 13 to 16 (Co-ed)
Winter Rate: February 16th to March 31st 2018 $3,599.00 CDN plus 5% tax.
Spring/Summer Rate: April 1st 2018 onwards $3,899.00 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.

Locations: Whistler, Vancouver, Squamish, North Vancouver, Sunshine Coast, Sechelt Inlet, Gambier Island, and Halkett Bay Provincial Park

Important information: We rent sleeping bags, camp chairs and thermarests for those needing extra comfort
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