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, skiing trips, surfing 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.**
|AGE||# OF WEEKS||START TIME||END TIME|
|13 - 17||31||18:30||20:00|
|PRICE BEFORE AUG 15, 2020||REGULAR PRICE|
|$850 + GST||$1,000 + GST|
|Mondays Sept 14, 2020 - June 14, 2021||Space Available|
*programs do not run on certain days, refer to confirmation sheet.
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!
"Landon has provided me with multiple amazing trips around Vancouver Island. He never fails to deliver a memorable experience. Landon provides professional and accommodating attitude that Let's you know you are in good hands while also going the extra mile to develop relationships with clients and teach them about natural history and local wildlife. I highly recommend Western Educational Adventures to anyone in search of an unforgettable experience in the outdoors."
One of the pillars of our teen leadership program is to teach teens how to effectively communicate and 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. Event planning responsibilities are 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 teen outdoor leadership club program is designed to maximize participant learning through experience. This can sometimes cause miscomunication between the participants and their families and therefore requires varying levels of involvement and understanding from the teen's family. For more information, please view our Outdoor Teen Leadership Club Parent Agreement by clicking here.
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.
• Budgeting • Logistics Planning • Time Management • Communication • Interpersonal • Leadership • Decision Making • Conflict Management • Group Management • 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!
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 teen (or teen'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**
Fall day hike
Taking lead in the summer
On the water...
Guidin the youngins'
Learning wilderness navigation skills
Ski expedition - Mount Cain, Vancouver Island
Surf expedition - Tofino, BC
Assisting with a wilderness overnight
Newbe lessons from WEA's inhouse ski instructors
Advanced lessons from WEA's inhouse ski instructors
Prepping for canoe lessons