March Break Teen Leadership Camp


 Youth leadership camps

Fireside is pleased to launch our first ever March Break Teen Leadership Overnight Camp. This experience will bring a diverse group of youth together to participate in an outdoor leadership and fun camp experience at Camp Squeah. Our teen March Break camp gets teens outside, learning, exploring, connecting, playing, and experiencing.

We’ve created a one-week overnight camp experience to get teens connecting with other teens, fostering resiliency, independence and self-awareness. All participating teens will receive a Fireside Adventures and Vancouver Outdoor School Spring Break Leadership Certification.

March Break Teen Leadership Camp Details

Date: March 17-22, 2019 (6 days).
Ages: 13 to 17 (Co-ed)
Rate: $789.00 CDN plus 5% tax
Deposit: $350.00 (required to secure registration).

SAVE $50 if you register before January 15, 2019!

Includes: 24-7 supervision, support, and instruction, accommodation, meals, admissions, T-shirt, leadership activities and more.

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

Locations: Camp Squeah, Hope
 

It's a Life-Changing Experience

 

“The youth of today are leaders of tomorrow”
- Nelson Mandela


Attention Parents/Guardians:

We understand the importance of getting your teen involved in something that doesn’t have a screen and is engaging, fun and away from home. Get your teen connecting with others, building new friendships, learning about their leadership potential, and having the ultimate camp experience.


Teen Camp Activities

Skills-Based:

  • Wilderness Pursuits (fire building, shelters, orienteering, and geo-caching)
  • Archery (2-hour session)
  • Gourmet cooking (nutrition, cooking, wellness)
  • Ropes course (initiatives, indoor climbing wall)
  • Sport (use of indoor gym)
  • Hiking (afternoon hike)
  • Photography sessions (2-hour session)

Fun Factors:

  • Campfire each night with smores
  • Bracelet making
  • Monster Silly Relay
  • Ga Ga Ball Tournament
  • Karaoke challenge
  • Movie night (in the big theatre)
  • Oh la la la Spa Night
  • Improv session
 

It's a Life-Changing Experience

 
 

Safety

Regardless of a participant’s level of comfort and outdoor skills, it is safer to travel in a group and it is much safer to have an experienced instructor supporting them. Our team always prioritizes planning, preparing, and most importantly, teaching participants how to be safe in the wilderness.

Food

A well-nourished body makes a significant impact on a person’s experience in times of physical and/or mental exertion. Participants will learn how to pack and prepare healthy and holistic meals in our camp kitchens, suited for all diets.

Fitness Capacities

If you are concerned about yours or your child’s physical readiness to attend one of our Fireside camps/expeditions, please contact us directly. We modify our experiences based on participants' abilities and capacities. Relax and let us work together to make an informed and shared decision.

Climate Change

We do our best to understand the present and future impacts of climate change. We provide thoughtful discussions and rationale of why we all must do our best to minimize our carbon use including ways to reduce food waste, non-recyclable materials and more. We take public transit or walk as much as possible, and respect nature by reducing our ecological footprints.

Indigenous People

We acknowledge that we are visitors of the traditional lands of Indigenous People. We ask permission to visit and explore their lands while also inviting local First Nations to participate in our camps, share their knowledge and provide a space to collaborate. Fireside Adventures recognizes the unceded traditional lands of the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh First Nations.

Small Group Focused & Mobile

We purposely place restrictions on group size (minimum 8 and maximum 15) of participants as believe less means more for an enriched and meaningful experience for each participant. We are not defined by one permanent location as we are rooted in the belief that adventure and learning come from exploring the lands and water around us.

Place and Inquiry Based

All of our selected locations for our camps and expeditions are purposely chosen to provide a platform for inquiry and experiential learning, to learn through the natural world and its significance in relation to culture, geography, history, people and environment.

Social and Emotional Learning

We create a safe place so participants can develop and enhance their resiliency, independence and self-efficacy. We weave learning opportunities throughout our programs for participants to improve the skills necessary to manage and understand their emotions and their relationships.

Inclusivity

We are inclusive of all genders, races, cultures, languages, shapes, sizes, colours, abilities and capacities. Those who arrive on the first day of the camp/expedition are important characters of the shared experienced that is to begin. It is a privilege to be the characters in each others stories and experiences, not our right.

 

It's a Life Changing Experience