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Teen Outdoor Leadership Club

Join Western Adventure's unique Teen Outdoor Leadership Club Program - a program like no other! Designed as an alternative to team sports, our Teen Outdoor Leadership Club teaches teens valuable life skills including leadership, planning, budgeting and social responsibility, to name a few. Teens attend one session per week and plan outdoor activities and events such as backcountry camping trips, kayaking trips, canoeing trips, hiking trips, orienteering sessions, geocaching and fundraising. They may also get the opportunity to test their new leadership skills while working with younger children. This program is driven by the teens!

**Please note that most of the activities the teens plan take place on dates other than their weekly meeting date. Each activity may carry an additional cost that will either necessitate additional fees and/or participant fundraising.**

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Something new and fun for teens!

Greater Victoria, BC

AGES GENDER PRICE BEFORE OCT 15, 2018 REGULAR PRICE
12-16 Mixed $235 + GST $280 + GST
LOCATIONS START TIME END TIME
Saanich or Central Saanich 17:30 20:30
SAANICH PROGRAM DATES AVAILABILITY
Mondays Oct 29-Dec 10, 2018 Registration Closed
Tuesdays Oct 30-Dec 11, 2018 Registration Closed
Wednesdays Oct 31-Dec 12, 2018 Registration Closed
CENTRAL SAANICH PROGRAM DATES AVAILABILITY
Mondays Oct 29-Dec 10, 2018 Registration Closed
Tuesdays Oct 30-Dec 11, 2018 Registration Closed
Wednesdays Oct 31-Dec 12, 2018 Registration Closed
Thursdays Nov 1-Dec 13, 2018 Registration Closed
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The Experience

Above all, our teen outdoor leadership club program focuses on fun - more fun than you can imagine! The teens get together weekly, participate in fun activities and plan outings and expeditions. Surrounded by the wonders of Vancouver Island, the only limiting factor is their imagination. Participants learn about planning, nature, leadership and more. The best part - they don’t even realize it!

Planning

One of the pillars of our teen leadership program is to teach teens how to plan both logistically and financially. Supproted by our staff, the teens are responsible for planning and executing most of their activities and outings, including managning their personal calendars. Participants make both long-term and short-term plans for their programs. The responsibility for planning each event is split between the group members. For example, if the group decides to plan a ski trip, one participant is assigned to determine lift ticket costs, another is responsible for determining accommodation costs, another for planning a fundraising campaign ,etc. The final phase is running and attending the event.

Leadership and Personal Growth

Modern youth do not get very many opportunities to learn life skills including how to lead others, manage conflict and think for themselves. Western Educational Adventure’s Teen Leadership Club Program focuses specifically on these skills.

Each activity or event will be led by a different club member, from the planning phase through to the completion of the activity. Teens will debrief after every activity they planned and executed, talking about what they learned and how it can be applied in the future. In short, participants learn what it means to be an adult!

Where is the Saanich Meeting Location?

The Saanich program runs at the St. Peter's Anglican Church, 3939 St Peter's Rd, Victoria, BC V8P 2J9 in the lounge from 17:30-20:30.




Where is the Central Saanich Meeting Location?

The Central Saanich program runs at the Raven Hill Herb Farm, 1330 Mt Newton Cross Rd, Saanichton, BC V8M 1S1 in the classroom from 17:30-20:30.


What to bring

Water bottle, backpack, notebook, pen, tablet/phone/laptop, dinner or snacks, sunscreen, hat, rain jacket, rain pants (optional), running shoes, clothes suitable for running in and a change of clothes. The program will run rain or shine!


Outdoor & Life Skills

Participants learn most of the skills required to run successful backcountry and frontcountry trips for single and multi-days. Everything from making a meal plan to planning a route to cleaning up after it's all done. All of our participants come away from this experience with a serious outdoor, leadership and planning skill set.

Some of the skills you may learn

• Leadership • Decision Making • Conflict Management • Group Management • Financial Planning • Navigation • Canoeing, Kayakying • Skiing • Snow Shoeing • Camping Practices • Food packing • Cooking • Fire building • Knife and Stove Safety • Debriefing


Safety

Western Educational Adventures takes safety seriously. Not only do we want our participants to have an exceptional time, but just as importantly, we want them to return home safe and sound. All of Western Educational Adventures staff are certified in high level first aid and have years of experience managing risk in the outdoors. You won’t find a more qualified staff team anywhere else!

"Landon took our family on a sea kayak paddle starting out of Victoria. This was our first time sea kayaking but we felt confident in Landon keeping our trip safe and enjoyable. In little time we were safely paddling and navigating the water. It was a great day!"

-Alex Damjanovic


Registration

If you want to sign up, the process is simple. Here’s what you do:


Step 1: Create an account on our registration software

Fill in your email and create a password

Step 2: Create your profile

Input your information. This is a one time step, your info will be there for the rest of the summer!

Step 3: Sign-Up for the program

Input your child (or children's information), select the program(s) you wish to register for.

Step 4: Submit your registration and payment

Step 5: Let your child (or children) have fun and learn!


**All personal information provided will not be shared with third parties unless it is relevant to the participants well being or quality of experience**


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