Youth Leadership Programs

Easter Seals Camp Horizon Leadership Programs are for youth of all abilities and offer challenging, hands-on experiences in a positive outdoor learning environment. Our leaders of tomorrow will choose from one of two program focuses designed to enhance skills, build character and equip youth with experiences that will last a lifetime.

L.E.A.P

(formerly known as Leader In Progress)

Dates released in early 2014

Cost for this 2 week program is $700

Easter Seals Camp Horizon is offering a ‘one-in-it’s kind leadership program; L.E.A.P. (Learn Experience Achieve Potential, a leadership program for people with physical and developmental disabilities). This two full week program in beautiful Kananaskis is base camped at Easter Seals Camp Horizon main site. L.E.A.P.er’s will be staying in comfortable heated Yurts and spending their days in specifically focused sessions on: Disability awareness, lifeskills, advocacy, leadership skills, and professional standards. This program is for campers aged 15-21 with physical or developmental disabilities.

L.E.A.P.er’s will also experience creative, innovative, and dynamic adventure based programs. Activities include hiking, mountain biking, rock climbing, and rafting to name just a few.

Program Outcomes:

  • Development of communication skills through small group presentations and public speaking opportunities
  • Development of teamwork and conflict resolution skills through small group work and problem solving
  • Development of personal independence through taking responsibility for daily care and needs
  • Development of leadership skills through mentoring younger campers
  • Strong relationships with peers in leadership group
  • Deeper connection with nature through living at camp and going on an off site camping trip at William Watson Lodge
For further information, please contact the office at 403-949-3818 or by d%2Cl%60hm.

 To apply online click

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L.E.A.D.

(formerly known as Counsellor In Training)

Dates released in early 2014

Cost for this 3 week program is $1200

The L.E.A.D. program stands for Leadership, Environment, Adventure, Diversity and it is a three week program designed to equip young people with basic training, skills and experience needed to be an effective camp counsellor in a traditional or special needs camp environment. Emphasis is placed on learning more about and working with the special needs populations attending Easter Seals Camp Horizon.
The L.E.A.D. program is ideal for applicants 16 to 18 years of age.

Program Outcomes:

  • Development of communication skills through planning and leading all camp activities
  • Development of teamwork and conflict resolution skills through small group work and problem solving both at camp and on trip
  • Development of leave no trace backcountry camping skills through backcountry hiking trips
  • Development of personal independence through taking responsibility for daily care and needs
  • Development of leadership skills through mentoring younger campers
  • Development of strong relationships with peers in leadership group
  • Understanding of Easter Seals Alberta’s mission, and how recreation can be adapted to meet a variety of special needs
  • Deeper connection with nature and local ecosystems through living at camp and backcountry hiking trips in Kananaskis

For further information, please contact the office at 403-949-3818 or by dl%60hm

To apply online click

 HERE

 

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    Contact Us
    For registration and information about our youth leadership programs, please contact Easter Seals Camp Horizon Director, Programs or call (403) 949-3818 Ext 21 to discuss camps best suited to your individual needs.

    Did You Know Part 3

    Easter Seals Alberta has been helping people with disabilities and special needs since 1951.