Fireside’s World Bound Teen Leadership Camp
Tentative Trip Plan (subject to change)
July 21-August 17th, 2019
July 21st –24th
Day One – Arrive, First Nations territorial welcoming and acknowledgement, move into UBC residence, evening activities and review personal gear. Morning tour of MOA, meet with UBC students at the UBC longhouse, overview of World Bound Teen Leadership Course and team building activity and evening tour of Vancouver.
Day Two and Three: Visiting Stanley Park, sailing in English Bay, teen leadership workshops, indoor climbing, hike through Endowment Lands, tour of Granville Island, Grouse Mountain and more.
Day Four: Morning forest hike, team building challenge, review BC and Yukon maps of First Nation territories, forest bathing activity, swim at UBC pool and meeting with elders. Canoe expedition preparation for Sechelt Inlet paddle, review and learn how to manage group gear, menu planning and food purchasing, continue working paddle skills.
July 25th- July 31st
Porpoise Bay Provincial Park, Sechelt Inlet
Day Five: Depart for Sechelt Inlet and setting up camp at Porpoise Bay Provincial Park. Meeting with Sechelt Nation for welcoming and cultural workshop. Canoe practice skills sessions. Travel to Sechelt Inlet (full day)
Day Six to Day Nine: Start Sechelt Inlet ocean canoe expedition and further develop and practice outdoor leadership skills. Return back to camp, clean up and rest up.
Day 10 – Porpoise Bay Provincial Park. Rest day and tour Sechelt then pack up and prepare for Yukon Expedition.
August 1st - August 14th
YVR, Whitehorse, Dawson City
Day 11: Early departure from Sechelt to YVR to take flight to Whitehorse, Yukon. Arrive in Whitehorse and move into accommodation and tour Whitehorse.
Day 12: Carmacks
Day 13 - Day 16: Carmacks to Fort Selkirk. Review paddle strokes and set off for Yukon River expedition
Day 16- Day 21 : Fort Selkirk Historical Village
Day 22-23: Fort Selkirk to Dawson City. Working with and learning from Fort Selkirk First Nations including traditional hand games lesson, cultural traditions, work service project, forest foraging and hike to Basalt Flats. Youth will participate in a 36-hour solo on the islands in front of Fort Selkirk Village and connect with Fort Selkirk First Nation youth. Continue paddling down the Yukon River and continuing to develop outdoor leadership skills
August 14th - August 17th
Dawson City, Tombstone Park, Whitehorse
Day 24: Full day touring Dawson City and enjoying local events
Day 25: Full day tour of Tombstone National Park and return for evening under the Northern Lights celebration
Day 26: Whitehorse
Day 27: Homeward bound to Vancouver (YVR) pick up. Early morning departure for Whitehorse and move into accommodation (TBA). Graduation dinner, leadership certificates handed out and final video journal.