Fireside’s Explorer Youth Leadership Camps

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

July 03, 2018- Vancouver, Camp Capilano

  • Out town of arrivals (please connect with us directly to make alternative arrival times)
  • Arrival @ Camp Capilano @ 1pm
  • Welcome ceremony and dinner prep
  • First Nations Acknowledgement
  • Equipment and bag check
  • Get to know you activity
  • Evening discussion: What is a youth leader? Who are your leaders? What are the characteristics of a youth leader? Why is leadership important to self and others? Review of leadership bracelet process (evening)
  • Overview of 21-day leadership expedition
  • Overview of program goals and objectives, review safety and emergency procedures and essential leadership agreement
  • Trip preparation (how to keep yourself warm, cool, dry and your gear waterproof)
  • Trip preparation basics (packing
  • Evening night hike with instructors within Lynn Canyon Park
  • Snacks available for late international arrivals

July 04, 2018 – Sechelt Inlet, BC

  • Early morning departure for Sechelt Inlet
  • Pack up personal and group gear and food for Sechelt Inlet canoe trip
  • Set up camp at Porpoise Bay Provincial Park
  • Last minute purchases before expedition (Sechelt)
  • Evening ocean canoe practice
  • Leadership sessions:  Animal Aware: What to do when you see an animal such as bears, cougars and raccoons, and review meal preparations & cooking 101 activity (learning to cook with camp stove and over a fire)
  • Set up campsite and outdoor cooking 101 lesson
  • Review of Sechelt Inlet canoe paddle
  • Sunset ceremony

July 05 - 08, 2018 – Sechelt Inlet

  • Early morning wake-up
  • Pack up personal and group gear and food for Sechelt Inlet Expedition
  • Focus on leadership skills development, canoeing and outdoor camping skills
  • Evening ocean canoe practice (July 5th)
  • Ocean canoeing expedition
  • Review navigation charts and ropes, orienteering and water purification lessons

July 09, 2018 – Porpoise Bay

  • Shower, laundry, visit Sechelt
  • Introduction to mindfulness and yoga
  •  Connecting with Sechelt First Nations

July 10th – 15, 2018 - Tetrahedron Provincial Park

  •  Hike Tetrahedron Provincial Park
  • Focus on wilderness gourmet cooking, history of the area and coastal and alpine hiking and camping skills
  • Discussion: Fireside’s 5 pillars and 5 values of leadership


July 16 – 21, 2018 – Fireside Lodge, Whistler

  • Full day visit in Whistler
  •  Cont’d leadership skills training
  • Full day in Squamish (Whitewater rafting)
  • Hiking Rainbow Lake Trail
  • Paddle boarding at Alta Lake
  • Leadership Challenge Day
  • July 20th – evening graduation dinner

July 21 – 22, 2018 – Gambier Island, Howe Sound

  • Set up camp and tour of the park
  • Prepare for leadership service
  • Run a half leadership service project for another group
  • Evening campfire

July 23, 2018

  • Up early and depart for Horseshoe Bay
  • 12pm pick up @ Horseshoe Bay

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)
Rate: $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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