Fireside’s World Bound Youth Leadership Camp

Tentative Trip Plan (subject to change)

July 30, 2018- TBA

July 31, 2018 – TBA

August 01, 2018 – TBA

August 02, 2018 – Whistler, Fireside Lodge

  • Up early and pack up
  • Drive to Whistler
  • Move into Fireside Lodge
  • Basics of backpacking and food management on expeditions
  • Continued leadership training
  • Tour of Whistler village
  • Evening ice skating
  • Morning leadership training workshops and review of Yukon expedition
  • Evening canoe paddle practice
  • Preparation for Yukon Expedition including food, personal and group equipment
  • Laundry
  • Email home

August 03, 2018 – Whistler, Fireside Lodge

  • 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
  • Canoe paddle practice
  • Swim at Alta Lake
  • Visit Lil’Wat Cultural Centre

August 04, 2018 – Whistler, Fireside Lodge

  • Free time - half day exploration of Whistler, including options to participate in Peak to Peak or Zip Trek (not covered in registration fee)
  • Review personal gear, pack up food and equipment

August 05, 2018 – Whitehorse, Takhini Hot Springs Hostel

  • Afternoon departure from Vancouver
  • Arrive at Vancouver International Airport and depart to Whitehorse through Air North Airlines
  • Pick-up and drive to Takhini Hot Springs Hostel & Camp Ground and soak your bones in the majestic all-natural hot springs
  • River expedition orientation and gear check

August 6, 2018 – Whitehorse Takhini Hot Springs Hostel & Campground

  • Tour of Whitehorse
  • Pack up food into barrels
  • Half day river paddle course

August 7, 2018 –Lake Laberge

  • Pack up food for expedition (review food sensitivities and allergies)
  • Understanding the roles of leaders and followers
  • Ice breaker activities
  • Outdoor cooking lesson and food management
  • Essential knots to know
  • Yukon River canoe trip overview
  • Essential safety lesson and protocols
  • Campfire

August 8 – 17, 2018 – Lake Laberge to Carmacks to Dawson City

  • Practice strokes throughout the expedition
  • Paddle through Five Fingers and Rink Rapids sections
  • Visit Sam Magee's ashes
  • Campsite management
  • Outdoor Leadership 101 & 102 - Guiding principles of leading out-trips, weather reading, river navigation lesson, map reading and orienteering
  • Yukon River history and geography
  • Exploring and visiting old cabins
  • Visit to Fort Selkirk
  • Explore old ruins of towns during the gold rush days
  • Half day hike
  • Solo
  • Panning for gold

August 17, 2018– Arriving into Dawson City, Gold Rush Campground

  • Shower up
  • Tour the town and visit historical places
  • River graduation dinner

August 18, 2018 – Whitehorse, Takhini Hot Springs

  • Pack up & breakfast in Dawson City
  • Lunch on the road (6-hour road trip back to Whitehorse)
  • Set up, clean gear
  • Graduation dinner

August 19, 2018 – Homeward Bound

  • Pack up and shuttle to airport for early morning departure
  • Arrive Vancouver International Airport for 10am (pick up or fly home)

 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 30 to August 19, 2018
Ages: 14 to 18 (Co-ed)

Rate: $4,799.00 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 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