Youth Leadership Programs 

We offer a Leaders in Training programs for ages 12-14 and Leaders programs for youth 15-17.

Dedicated to personal growth, we have been providing leadership training at our branches for more than a century. We believe having self-esteem is the first step to becoming a leader. Our Youth Leadership Programs combine leadership training, teamwork, self-government and volunteer placement to help build confidence – and connections.

Our Youth Leadership programs can open doors for you, giving you the opportunity to:

  • take the lead in organizing service projects or work on specific initiatives such as peacebuilding;
  • work in team settings with peers and adults;
  • build new skills;
  • participate in your community; and
  • earn volunteer hours.

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Camp Stephens Leadership Development Program 

The Leadership Development Program is a six-week program designed for 16 -17 year-olds.

At Camp Stephens, we are committed to training young people with the personal skills and leadership abilities that will be the foundation throughout their lives. It is our hope that applicants who experience our Leadership Development Program will become leaders wherever life takes them. 

If you’re looking to become a leader at camp and in your everyday life, then the six-week co-ed Leadership Development Program experience is for you! In the first two weeks, you will get to know yourself – and other participants – by taking part in a two-week canoe trip. Your second two weeks will be spent in camp, learning the ropes of how to be an effective leader. Your final two weeks will be spent job shadowing a counsellor and putting your new skills into practice as you lead a group of campers!

Each summer, we select a group of young adults who show true leadership potential to participate in our program. Applicants accepted into the program are in for the summer of a lifetime!

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