Youth Leadership & Wilderness Skills Program

Now in its 5th year, Mt Seymour’s Youth Leadership and Wilderness Skills Program is a boots-on, hands-on, outdoor awareness and skills development camp experience for 12-14 year olds where they'll discover wilderness survival techniques, backcountry camping skills, leadership abilities and the essentials of our Coastal Mountain ecology. 

This program is fun and experiential, connecting youth to the mountain environment through informed outdoor recreation. The program teaches valuable lessons useful in preparing your teenager for their next steps.

These skills will be put into action the last night of the program, with an overnight camping experience on Mt Seymour!

Our Instructors are highly experienced guides, focused on safety and dedicated to your teenager getting the most possible out of this wilderness experience.

Programs will run July 17-21 and July 31st-August 4th, 2017. Register here

Skills covered include:

  • Navigation
  • Wilderness Safety
  • Leadership and Teambuilding initiatives
  • Leave No Trace
  • Wood carving
  • Fire utilization (Provincial Park Fire Restrictions permitting)
  • Wildlife ID
  • Backcountry Camping Skills
  • Hiking the Mountain’s best trails
  • Shelter building techniques
  • Assembling camp and spending the night in tents on Thursday
  • Wild Edibles
  • Survival and First Aid Scenarios