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Announcing Northern Youth Leadership 2017 Summer Camps

Northern Youth Leadership is excited to announce this year’s summer youth leadership camps. Three camps will take place in 2017. We welcome camp participants from every region of the NWT.

Gana River Girls Leadership Camp (June 26 – July 3, 2017): This is the 4th year of the Gana River Leadership camps in partnership with Gana River Outfitters. This year, girls ages 11-13 from every community are invited to register for this camp in the Mackenzie Mountains of the Sahtu Region. Activities will include hiking, learning outdoor and traditional skills, arts and crafts, story telling, fishing, canoeing and more!

Boys Advanced Leadership Canoe Trip (July 22 – July 31, 2017): Boys ages 13-16 from every community will canoe from Behchokǫ to Yellowknife along the North Arm of Great Slave Lake and learn about what goes into leading a canoe trip. With the support of Northern Youth leaders, the boys will take responsibility for themselves and their peers as they work on navigation, paddling and group management.

Girls Advanced Leadership Canoe Trip (August 19 – August 26, 2017): Girls ages 13 – 16 from every community in the NWT will canoe a route in the South Slave region of the NWT. Girls will paddle, fish, swim, and learn survival and traditional skills. In addition they will learn about leading a canoe trip, navigation, and group management.

2017 Camp Poster

2017 Information Sheet

2017 Summer Camp Application Form

If you would like more information, please contact Ali by phone (867-445-4558) or by email ([email protected]). Please feel free to print and distribute the poster and information sheet in your community!

Registration is open until Wednesday May 24th, 2017. All applicants will be contacted to confirm their participation at the beginning of June. There are limited spaces available in each camp, and unfortunately we cannot accommodate everyone. Late registrations will be accepted only if there is space available.

We look forward to another fun and safe camp season!

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