Out There's Leadership Training Program
age 16-17 (high school students)
Coureurs des Bois—Is our leadership training program. As we pursue excellence, leadership is a key. We seek to not only have certified staff, but qualified staff, and that can only happen with time in the canoe on the water. Our CB program is a full summer commitment. Almost the moment CBs arrive at camp the learning will begin. We will pack, and then we will go on our trip which will be a combination of travel and teaching. Upon return to camp, CBs will have at least one placement, and will help with the behind the scenes of the program. At the end of the summer the CBs will be invited to join the OT staff on a 3 day staff trip.
Vision of the CB Program: To develop leaders who will be challenged in their faith, and their perspectives on life and rise to those challenges and engage life both at camp and back home in church and school.
OT mission: Out There is IAWAH’s wilderness adventure program. We seek to challenge students/campers’ body, mind and spirit, to become more like Jesus. We do this through wilderness canoe trips with highly trained staff who are in relationship with God and have a love for kids.
If this is music to your ears, then the Coureurs des Bois program might be for you!
July x arrive at camp – over view of program
July x prepare for trip
July x depart for trip
July x return to camp
July xday off or start first placement
July x and beyond working at camp or on placement.
Last week of August - staff trip and program debrief/evaluation.
There will be on-going feedback throughout the CB program. It will be a bit like school in that respect, but way more fun! At the end of the program it is our goal that all participants will be given a letter of recommendation on their success of the program, and referral to junior OT staff in 2008.
January 28, 2009.