Sign up for youth leadership camp

Get Outside BC is  a  program which engages young people in the community and strengthens their connection to BC’s parks and wilderness. This is a great opportunity for youth to get outside, among friends and within their community, challenge themselves, learn new skills, and build their own capacity for leadership and engaging others.

To apply please download the application by clicking here .

Get Outside BC – Port Alberni Community Project

Who: Youth aged 14-18 from Port Alberni and the surrounding communities.

When: June 15, 2016 – March 31, 2017.

Where: Phase 1 will be at Strathcona Provincial Park.
Phase 2-4 will be in the community and surrounding parks.

Cost: Free!

What: The four phases of the Get Outside BC project are briefly as follows:

Phase I – Youth Leadership Camp / July 18 – July 21, 2016

For 4 days/3 nights 10 youth will come together and camp at a local, provincial park, where they will participate in leadership and outdoor skill training, networking, mentoring and community event planning.
*Prior to the camp, participants are expected to prepare by completing a pre-camp component which can be done at home or abroad.

Phase II – Youth-led Outdoor Events and Local Park Projects / July 21 – October 15, 2016

The youth participants return to their respective communities to plan and host their own outdoor events. Youth have access to up to $150 bursary to support their events and are encouraged to work with other community groups.

Phase III – Province-wide Celebration / October 22, 2016

In October, the young leaders will take part in a provincewide event that will connect each community hub by webcast to share their community projects.

Phase IV – Youth-led Community Initiatives / November 2016 – March 2017

From November to March, participants meet once a month in their community hub to continue to plan events and discuss other ways to get youth in their communities outside to lead healthy and active lifestyles.

If you have any questions please email: or phone 604-685-7445 ext 34.