Youth Leadership Opportunities

Opportunities taking place inside the Columbia Basin:

CBEEN opportunities - Wildsight

Columbia River Field School

An immersive two-week canoe trip and learning adventure, the Columbia River Field School invites 16 local youth aged 15-18 to travel by canoe while exploring important aspects of the river’s story.

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CBEEN opportunities - Wildsight

Go Wild!

Go Wild challenges youth ages 14-18 on six-day wilderness backpacking trips into the spectacular Kootenay backcountry. Go Wild trips develop leadership skills, connect participants to our landscape and inspires a love of the mountains to last a lifetime.

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Junior Outdoor Youth Leadership Program

If you are 13-15 years old, you can take part in the 6 day Junior Outdoor Youth Leadership program (JOYLS). This fun program will introduce campers to leadership training, focusing on soft and hard skill development, fun and games.

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Youth Leadership Program

7 of exciting outdoor activities, leadership skills training, backcountry exploration for 15-18 year olds. You will receive hands-on training through a three-day wilderness expedition where you and your team must work together to plan, pack, cook and navigate your way through the backcountry.

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Winter Outdoor Youth Leadership Program

During this seven-day wilderness adventure for 14-18 year olds, participants will develop outdoor survival and leadership skills, work with your team to navigate the back country, survive the elements and test your new skills on an off-site winter camping trip.

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Bugaboos Teen Climbing Camp

Teens from the Columbia and Kootenay valleys have realize the satisfaction of self propelled sport and discovered the thrill of mountaineering in the world famous Bugaboo Provincial Park.

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A Leadership Journey: The First Steps

This workshop teaches youth about different leadership styles, public speaking and gives them tips for how to create meaningful change in their community.

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Go Wild! Youth for Conservation

A 5 day leadership day camp that provides the opportunity to learn and experience the outdoors in a safe and supportive atmosphere.

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Wilderness Immersion for Self Esteem (WISE) Teen Camp

Participants ages 13-16 learn outdoor survival skills at the Tipi Camp Nature Retreat in the Purcell mountains, working cooperatively to ensure a safe, rewarding experience for everyone involved.

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Opportunities taking place outside of the Columbia Basin:

Teen Leadership Workshop

Participants in grades 10-11 can come to a Science World Workshop to learn presentation skills and how they can deliver some fun science demos and activities to an elementary school audience.

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Natural Leaders Alliance of Canada

A growing youth-led initiative that recognizes the importance of both spending time outdoors and reconnecting Canadian youth to nature and the development of youth leadership.

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Parliamentary Internship for the Environment

The GreenPAC Parliamentary Internship for the Environment, with support from the Sustainability Network, offers young leaders (aged 18-30) the chance to gain invaluable training and experience from Canada’s top environmental champions on Parliament Hill.

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United Nations Association in Canada Green Corps

Green Corps participants will undertake four or six-month work-integrated learning placements with various companies, governments, associations, universities and civil society organizations across Canada.

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