Fireside’s World Bound Youth Leadership Camp

Tentative Trip Plan (subject to change)

July 13, 2018  - Arrival into Vancouver, transfer to Whistler, Fireside Lodge

  • Early afternoon - Vancouver International Airport (pick up
  • Territory Acknowledgement
  • Snack and ice breaker games
  • Equipment and bag check at Fireside Lodge
  • Welcome ceremony at Alta Lake
  • Overview of Indigenous World Bound Adventures
  • Introduction of video journaling
  • Paddle presentation

July 14, 2018 - Whistler, Fireside Lodge

  • Morning yoga and light hike (breakfast in the forest)
  • Morning swim test at Alta Lake
  • Overview discussion: program goals and objectives, review safety and emergency procedures and group agreement. Supporting group members to continue to get to know each other
  • Creekside hike – fitness assessment
  • Evening sessions:  Animal Aware - what to do when you see an animal such as bears, cougars and raccoons.
  • Meal preparations & cooking 101 activity
  • List items youth may have missed to purchase
  • Personal paddle carving and sanding workshop
  • Video journal recording

July 15, 2018 – Whistler, Fireside Lodge

  • Morning leadership training workshops and review of Yukon expedition
  • Basics of backpacking and food management on expeditions
  • Visit Lil-Wat Cultural Centre
  • Tour of Whistler village
  • Preparation for Yukon Expedition including food, personal and group equipment
  • Continued personal paddle carving, sanding and sealing
  • Laundry
  • Email home

July 16, 2018 – Whitehorse, Ellen’s Place (Yukon River)

  • Morning departure from Vancouver to pick up food order (8am)
  • Arrive at Vancouver International Airport and depart to Whitehorse with Air North Airlines (11am)
  • Pick-up and drive to Ellen’s Place
  • River expedition orientation and gear check
  • Set up campsite
  • Canoe paddle practice on the Yukon

July 17, 2018 – Carmacks, Yukon

  • Visit and tour Whitehorse
  • Pick up any last minute supplies
  • Campers can take themselves out for lunch
  • Late afternoon return to Ellen’s to set up dinner
  • Evening canoe paddle practice
  • Pack up gear, outdoor cooking 102, pack up food for expedition
  • Expedition safety lesson and protocols
  • Yukon River overview lesson including basic knots
  • Campfire 'River Ceremony'

July 18 - 24, 2018  – Yukon River, Carmacks to Dawson City

  •  Up early to pack up gear
  • Practice and fine tune canoe strokes throughout the expedition
  • Paddle through Five Fingers and Rink Rapids sections
  • Visit Sam Magee's ashes
  • Outdoor skills training
  • Continued leadership training through the expedition, including guiding principles of leading out-trips, weather reading, river navigation, map reading and orienteering
  • Yukon River history and geography – learning about the famous Yukon Gold Rush
  • Exploring and visiting old cabins
  • Visit to Fort Selkirk
  • Explore old ruins of towns during the gold rush days
  • Solo experience
  • Panning for gold – if you find it, you can keep it!

July 25, 2018 – Dawson City, Gold Rush Campground

  • Shower up
  • Tour the town and visit historical places
  • Finalize all video journals
  • Expedition evaluation
  • Relaxation & free time

July 26, 2018 – Whitehorse, Takhini Hot Springs Hostel

  • Pack up & breakfast in Dawson City
  • Lunch on the road (6-hour road trip back to Whitehorse)
  • Set up, clean gear, bracelet ceremony and ice cream in Whitehorse
  • Soak your bones in the all-natural hot springs

July 27, 2018 – Vancouver, Camp Capilano

  • Depart for Vancouver and unpack at Camp Capilano (evening)

July 28, 2018 – Vancouver, Camp Capilano

  • Vancouver Day
  • Movie night
  • Evening tour of Stanley Park

July 29, 2018 – University of British Columbia

  • Day Trip UBC
  • Up early for planning meeting
  • Visit UBC, Granville Island, Emily Carr University
  • Sailing lesson

July 30, 2018 – University of British Columbia

  • Full day visit to Victoria


July 31, 2018 - University of British Columbia

  • Forest Gourmet Day
  • Hiking Grouse Grind


August 01, 2018 - University of British Columbia

  • Up early
  • Visit Museum of Anthropology @ UBC
  • Visit sites in Vancouver
  • Evening evaluations
  • Graduation dinner
  • Pack up


August 02, 2018

  • Up early and last breakfast
  • Morning departure to the Vancouver International Airport

 World Bound Youth Leadership Camp

We are pleased to announce the launch Fireside’s 21-day World Bound Youth Leadership Camp for co-ed youth 14 to 18 years of age coming from Canada and the world. World Bound Youth Leadership Camp is an intensive camp for youth seeking more advanced outdoor leadership training and experience in both BC and the Yukon’s most incredible locations.

Youth camper will achieve a Fireside World Bound leadership certification, supported by multi-lingual leadership instructors (Spanish, English, French) and develop a further layer of global and cultural awareness.

Fireside Adventures strives to bring valuable and meaningful leadership and outdoor skills training to all of our outdoor youth leaders. 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.

Program Details

Date: July 13 to August 02, 2018
Ages: 14 to 18 (Co-ed)

Rate: $4,799

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 including return flight between Vancouver and Whitehorse. Does not include international and national flights to Vancouver and some optional activities.

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It's a Life Changing Experience