Fireside’s World Bound Youth Leadership Camp

Tentative Trip Plan (subject to change)

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

  • Arrivals (please connect with us directly to make alternative arrival times)
  • 2pm – Vancouver International Airport
  • Territory Acknowledgement
  • Equipment and bag check at Fireside Lodge
  • Welcome ceremony and ice-breaker games
  • Overview of World Bound Adventures
  • Overview of British Columbia and Canada
  • Evening sunset view from famous Creekside Olympic sign
  • Evening swim test at Alta Lake
  • Introduction of video journaling

July 14, 2018 - Whistler, Fireside Lodge

  • Morning yoga and light hike (breakfast in the forest)
  • 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 - learning to cook with a camp stove and over a fire at the beach.
  • Purchase items youth may have missed when in Whistler
  • Personal paddle carving and sanding
  • Video journal recording

July 15, 2018 – Whistler, Fireside Lodge

  • Up early for a morning hike: Rainbow Lake Trail
  • Basics of backpacking and food management on expeditions
  • Continued cultural and leadership training
  • Tour of Whistler village
  • Evening ice skating
  • Continued personal paddle carving and sanding

July 16, 2018 – Whistler, Fireside Lodge

  • Morning leadership training workshops and review of Yukon expedition
  • Evening canoe paddle practice
  • Continued personal sanding and drawing
  • Preparation for Yukon Expedition including food, personal and group equipment
  • Laundry
  • Email home

July 17, 2018 – Whistler, Fireside Lodge

  • Yukon River expedition review and trip packing up
  • Swim test swimming pool
  • Basic canoe lesson
  • Late afternoon gondola ride to Whistler Mountain
  • Sealing personal paddle

July 18, 2018 – Whitehorse, Takhini Hot Springs Hostel

  • Morning departure from Vancouver to pick up food order
  • Arrive at Vancouver International Airport and depart to Whitehorse through Air North Airlines
  • Pick-up and drive to Takhini Hot Springs Hostel and unpack gear and repack for expedition
  • Soak your bones in the majestic all-natural hot springs
  • River expedition orientation and gear check

July 19, 2018 – Lake Leberge

  • Outdoor cooking 102 learning module
  • Unpack personal gear (again) and group gear check
  • Pack up food for expedition
  • Yukon River overview lesson including basic knots
  • Expedition safety lesson and protocols
  • Half-day practice of paddle strokes at Lake Lebarge
  • Evening departure to Carmack and set up camp
  • Campfire 'River Ceremony'

July 20 - 26, 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
  • Campsite 101
  • 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 27, 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 28, 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 29, 2018 – Vancouver, Camp Capilano

  • Depart for Vancouver and unpack at Camp Capilano (early morning)
  • Visit SFU and Beach BBQ
  • Movie night
  • Evening tour of Stanley Park

July 31, 2018– Day Trip to Victoria (staying Camp Capilano)

  • Full day tour of Victoria, BC (the Provincial capital)
  • BC Royal Columbian Museum

August 01, 2018 - Vancouver, Camp Capilano

  • Up early for planning meeting
  • Visit UBC, Granville Island, Emily Carr University
  • Afternoon shopping and free time for group
  • Evening evaluations
  • Graduation dinner
  • Pack up

August 02, 2018

  • Up early and last breakfast
  • Morning departure from Camp Capilano

 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 12 to August 01, 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