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CAC's Youth Leadership Program

for 16-18 year olds

Our Youth Leadership Program is comprised of 3 stages - Leadership One (16 years), Leadership Two (17 years), and Junior Staff (18 years). It has all the great things that were part of the former Leader in Training program, plus more! The journey from camper to staff now occurs over a longer period of time, allowing for more focused leadership development at each stage.

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Leadership One

For 16 year old campers

Leadership One is a specialty program. Campers specializing in the Leadership One course will spend about half their day completing the course.

Those taking the Leadership One course still have full camper status. They will sleep in camper cabins with peers their age and participate in regular camp activities and evening programming as usual (including social).

Leadership One is a prerequisite for Leadership Two the following summer.

leadership two participants at canadian adventure camp

Leadership Two

Campers Aged 17 by July 1st

Leadership Two is similar to the (now replaced) LIT (Leader in Training) program. This course now has more flexibility for participants to meet their personal leadership goals with newly developed course content.

Those taking the Leadership Two course will continue their leadership journey and be introduced to working with children and youth.

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Junior Staff

Final Stage of Youth Leadership Program (18+)

Following completion of the Leadership Two, individuals are eligible to apply for a junior counsellor or junior coach staff position at CAC the following summer.

Junior staff are full staff members with further opportunities for mentorship and growth.