The Education Department has chosen to cancel the Youth Camps for this year. With the uncertainty of the Covid19 virus, we feel it is too big of a risk to run camps with the activities we have youth involved in.
It isn't worth the risk to our youth.
Parents may request a refund or chose to leave the payment in place, ensuring a spot for next summer's camps.
We are VERY disappointed to make this decision and we know how disappointed the youth will be.
But we just cannot risk their safety.
Thank you all for the support and we look forward to seeing you all next season.
Ross Hinter, Education Coordinator
Our Youth Trappers Camp has turned out to be one of our biggest events of the summer. We began this camp back in 2016 and it has taken off since then. Each student spends 2 days in the bush with us and learns some common-sense bush skills including:
Bow saw handling and safety
How to build a survival shelter
What to do if you become lost etc.
There are 3 levels to this program.
1st level students receive a “bush bag” with a ferrocium rod, fire tinder, ribbon, emergency blanket, survival whistle, roll of 550 para cord, some small snare wire, etc.
Each year there is more for the students to learn as they go to the next level. This has been a very popular program and fills up fast.
On completion of all 3 levels the students are given a certificate and plaque along with a free standard trapper education course which enables them to obtain their licence as a provincial trapper.
This is an exciting program for the youth and it gives them the opportunity to work with their hands and get away from the cell phone digital world and learn some skills.
This program success has been from the volunteers and staff that have made themselves available to work with our youth. The Youth camps run during July and August.