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 programs designed to enhance skills, build character and equip youth with experiences that will last a lifetime.

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LEAP

Learn, Experience, Achieve, Potential

Ages 15-20

2015 Dates: Sunday, July 19 - Friday, July 31

LEAP is for when you want to be a leader but can not access traditional leadership programs due to mobility concerns or other specific needs. With training in public speaking, conflict resolution, leadership theory, camper mentoring, and outdoor activities, this is an intensive leadership training course. The aim of this program is to give you the confidence and skill sets you need to be advocates and leaders in your home communities.


LEAP concentrates on developing:

  • Communication skills through small group presentations and public speaking opportunities
  • Teamwork and conflict resolution skills through group work and problem solving activities
  • Personal independence through taking responsibility for daily care and needs
  • Leadership skills through mentoring younger campers
  • Strong relationships through experiencing life together
  • Deeper connection with nature through living at camp and going on an off site camping trip
LEAP also allows Albertan high school students to earn workplace experience credits through having fun at camp!

Please note: LEAP is now an application based program. It requires an application form to be completed by your camper. Upon receipt of their application, interviews will be conducted to be sure that this is the program best suited to them. Because of new changes to the focus of the program, having come to LEAP before does not guarantee a place in the program this year.

For further information, please contact the office at 403-949-3818 or by d%2Cl%60hm.

Click here to apply.

 

LEAD

Leadership, Environment, Adventure, Diversity

Ages 15-18

2015 Dates: Sunday, August 2 - Friday, August 21

LEAD is a classic leadership program with a twist. We'll do what you'd expect from a leadership camp: leadership sessions, camp activities, pure fun, a multi-day backcountry trip. The twist? It's that we want you to develop your leadership skills while learning to understand the challenges people with various special needs face. LEAD will help equip you to be advocates for and friends with anyone with specific needs in your own community.

LEAD concentrates on developing:

  • Communication skills through planning and leading camp activities
  • Teamwork and conflict resolution skills through small group work and problem solving both at camp and on trip
  • Leave no trace backcountry camping skills through multi-day backcountry trip
  • Personal independence through taking responsibility for daily care and needs
  • Leadership skills through mentoring younger campers
  • Strong relationships through experiencing life together
  • Understanding how recreation can be adapted to meet a variety of special needs
  • Deeper connection with nature and local ecosystems through living at our Yurt Site at camp
LEAD also allows Albertan high school students to earn workplace experience credits through having fun at camp!

Please note: LEAD is an application based program. It requires an application form to be completed by your camper. Upon receipt of their application, interviews will be conducted to be sure that this is the program best suited to them.

For further information, please contact the office at 403-949-3818 or by d%2Cl%60hm.

Click here to apply.


HoME

Horizon Mentor Experience

Ages 17-50

2015 Dates: Sunday, July 12 - Friday, July 17

HoME is for those campers who have always wanted to help out at camp in a higher leadership capacity but might need help with personal care or some direct guidance throughout the day. You'll be helping a specific cabin for the week, mentoring campers just like a counsellor, but the Leadership team will be there to help if you happen to need anything or have any questions.

Please note: HoME is an application based program. It requires an application form to be completed by your camper. Upon receipt of their application, interviews will be conducted to be sure that this is the program best suited to them.

For further information, please contact the office at 403-949-3818 or by d%2Cl%60hm.

Click here to apply.


 

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    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.

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