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Camp Leadership Programs

Leadership participants develop tightly knit groups and a sense of fellowship that is rarely found today. If adventure, challenge and learning are important to you, then our leadership programs are the place for you!

At YMCA John Island Camp, we view leadership development as a cornerstone of our program. Becoming a future camp staff member often begins within our leadership training programs. We believe good camp leaders possess a high degree of skill and confidence in the outdoors and a sensitivity to the needs of young people.

Our leadership progression is designed to help young people develop greater self confidence, an ability to work in group settings, a wide variety of outdoor skills, and an appreciation for the needs of younger campers.

John Island Leadership (Overnight)

Prospector Junior Leadership: July 28 – August 2, 2024

Cost: $968.00*

Prospector Junior is a 6-day, 5-night leadership program where campers will enjoy all of the traditional activities that John Island Camp offers while also participating in thought-provoking workshops to help hone their leadership skills. 

Campers will participate in regular camp programs and workshop style activities that explore leadership styles, provoke reflection and discover more about group dynamics. 

Campers have the opportunity to put their learnings into action by acting as a CIT at one of our day camp locations upon their return. 

There is an additional transportation charge for bus transportation to camp, locations selected during registration.

North Bay YMCA Leadership Progams

Brand new this year, the YMCA is introducing a two-tiered Day Camp Leadership Program (DCL) for youth who are 12-15* years. The DCL program provides campers with the unique opportunity to customize their experience and participate in the planning process of their own camp experience. All participants will be challenged to grow their communication, problem solving, and leadership skills by working through interactive workshops and team building activities.

Leaders-in-Training 

Member: $93
Public: $124
Age: 12-14
Program dates:

  • July 15-19
  • July 22-26
  • August 26-30

Leaders-in-Training (LIT): Immerse yourself in the Leaders in Training (LIT) program, where campers don’t just attend – they lead their own camp experience! Participants delve into interactive workshops and team-building activities. This journey fosters the growth of communication, problem-solving, and leadership skills. Join us for a transformative summer where campers don’t follow the adventure; they shape it!  

Counsellors-in-Training 

Member: $180
Public: $240
Age: 14-15
Program Dates:

  • July 2-5 (4 Day)
  • July 8-12 Week 1 Placement
  • July 29-August 2
  • August 6-9 (4 Day) Week 5 Placement
  • August 12-16
  • August 19-23 Week 7 Placement

Counsellor-In-Training: Embark on a two-week journey of leadership development at camp! In the first week, our Counselors in Training (CITs) actively engage in hands-on learning, acquiring essential skills in a dynamic day camp setting. This journey fosters the growth of communication, problem-solving, and leadership skills. The second week brings the opportunity for practical application as CITs take on placements alongside seasoned counselors at our Chippewa or Tillicum day camp locations, putting their newfound knowledge into action. Join us for a summer of growth, camaraderie, and practical skill-building!

Sudury YMCA Leadership Progams

A two-tiered Day Camp Leadership Program (DCL) for youth who are 12-14* years. The DCL program provides campers with the unique opportunity to customize their experience and participate in the planning process of their own camp experience. All participants will be challenged to grow their communication, problem solving and leadership skills by working through interactive workshops and team building activities.

Leaders-in-Training 

Price: $120
Age: 12-14
Program dates:

  • July 15-19
  • July 22-26
  • August 26-30

Embark on an enriching journey with our Leaders-in-Training (LIT) program, a transformative one-week experience where campers aged 12-14, dive into their favorite activities while honing new skills. The program’s core focuses on conflict resolution, self-confidence building, and fostering strong group bonds. We’re thrilled to introduce our innovative two-tiered Day camp Leadership Program (DCL), providing campers with a unique opportunity to shape their own camp adventure. In this personalized experience, participants actively engage in the planning process, cultivating their communication, problem-solving, and leadership skills through interactive workshops and team-building activities. As a bonus, all campers will have the chance to earn Emergency First Aid certification, adding a valuable layer to their accomplishments. Join us at the YMCA for a week of fun, friendship, and personal growth as we empower youth to become the leaders of tomorrow! 

Counsellors-in-Training 

Price: $240
Age: 13-15
Program Dates:

  • July 2-5 (4Day)
  • July 8-12 Week 1 Placement
  • July 29-August 2
  • August 6-9 (4 Day) Week 5 Placement
  • August 12-16
  • August 19-23 Week 7 Placement

*The CIT program is 2 weeks long. 1 week at Durham for training and 1 on site as a CIT* 

Immerse yourself in a transformative experience with our Counsellor-In-Training (CIT) program, designed for youth ages 13-15, seeking a leadership-focused camp adventure. Beyond enjoying your favorite camp programs, the CIT program places a heightened emphasis on group management, problem-solving, self-awareness, and communication.

In the second week, CITs will actively apply their leadership skills by shadowing camper groups in a program of their choice, receiving invaluable mentorship from our qualified Day camp Staff. This unique camp environment provides an exceptional opportunity for youth to develop leadership skills, particularly in assisting counselors with younger campers. CITs gain firsthand experience working with campers, cultivating essential skills and knowledge in the day camp setting. As an added bonus, participants will have the chance to earn Emergency First Aid certification, enhancing their leadership credentials. Join us for an empowering and hands-on leadership journey at the YMCA, where growth, mentorship, and adventure converge 

There is an additional transportation charge for bus transportation to camp, locations selected during registration.

Have a Question?

Please email johnislandcamp@ymcaneo.ca and our team will reach out to answer any questions you may have!

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