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! Depending on interest, this program may be extended throughout the school year.
**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.**
|AGE||# OF WEEKS||START TIME||END TIME|
|13||13 - 17||18:30||20:00|
|PRICE BEFORE SEPT 1, 2019||REGULAR PRICE|
|$325 + GST||$395 + GST|
|Mondays Sept 16 - Dec 09 2019||Space Available|
|Tuesdays Sept 17 - Dec 10 2019||Space Available|
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!
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.
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!
The Saanich program runs at the St. Peter's Anglican Church, 3939 St Peter's Rd, Victoria, BC V8P 2J9 in the lounge from 18:30 - 20:00.
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!
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.
• 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
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!"
If you want to sign up, the process is simple. Here’s what you do:
Fill in your email and create a password
Input your information. This is a one time step, your info will be there for the rest of the summer!
Input your child (or children's information), select the program(s) you wish to register for.
**All personal information provided will not be shared with third parties unless it is relevant to the participants well being or quality of experience**