Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Interested in Living Sustainably?


Ready to dive into hands-on and practical elements of sustainability and the environment?
Join us for a brand new program in 2018!  Sustainability depends on future leaders like you! Are you interested in issues on food waste, climate change, energy consumption, waste management, water pollution, or transportation? This summer camp will provide knowledge, tools, resources, and motivation for you to tackle sustainability issues in our region.
You’ll be challenged with solving a problem related to sustainability in a team with like-minded peers. We’ll let you pick your passion point and we’ll also make sure you have all the tools you’ll need to be successful!
Camp Dates: August 27 – 31, 2018
Camp Cost: $200
Who is this for? High school students – need to have completed at least grade 9

Catalyst Conference



Are you a grade 11 girl who is curious about engineering? Want to see what university is like? Come to the University of Waterloo for an overnight girls conference in April!
The conference is an exciting opportunity for grade 11 girls to participate in hands-on workshops, explore the University of Waterloo, meet engineering students, compete in a design competition, and experience life in residence! 
The conference is usually held towards the end of AprilJoin our mailing list to receive updates for the conference in 2019! 

Learn to Code!


Code Squad Camp is a highlight event for girls entering Grade 10 and 11 in the fall. This one week, overnight program creates a close-knit community of like-minded individuals working together to expand their knowledge of computer science and software development while preparing for a future career in any field.

Code Squad Camp will occur from July 16- 20, 2018 with an awards night held on Friday, July 20th, 2018 at the University of Waterloo

Summer opportunity to earn a credit - Sign up this week!



This summer our Secondary Athletics program is excited to offer not only it's flagship course but this year we will be offering students the opportunity to earn the PLF 4MO credit .  Below you will find information on all of Secondary Athletics programs being offered this summer.  We sincerely hope that you will consider sending students from your school to enhance their leadership skills so that they may bring back new ideas and inspiration for your school come September. 

Secondary Athletics Course For Credit - PLF4MO
We are excited to share that Ontario Educational Leadership Center (OELC), is offering PLF4M, Recreation and Healthy Active Leadership (1.0 credit), from July 1-15th this coming summer.  Offered in partnership with York Region District School Board, this course, will be provided in an outdoor education setting, enables students to explore the benefits of lifelong participation in active recreation and healthy leisure.
For your reference, we have attached the promotional flyer. Here is the direct link to the course listing on our website:http://www.oelccaso.com/leadership-courses/course-detail/42545bbc-2cdd-44ec-bd55-ad38d5c8614f

Secondary Athletics COURSE I and II
Our flagship course will once again be offering 2 sections of Secondary Athletics.
Our Secondary Athletics program at OELC focuses on developing students’ leadership skills through the medium of athletics. The ideal candidate is a student with an interest in athletics but does not have to be a “star” athlete.  The candidate would be a student with leadership potential who is willing to learn about themselves, about others and how to apply their skills in their school and/or community. Students will have the ability to connect with students from around the province to exchange ideas that can make their schools and communities a better place to be.
For your reference, this is the direct link to the course listing on our website:
http://oelccaso.com/leadership-courses/course-detail/975e34c7-dcb7-4e7a-bbdf-3593df1af6bf

Secondary School Leadership Course (SHSM Soft Certifications Opportunity)
This course is mentioned in our general course offerings flyer but is outlined specifically in the attached as students can attend as individuals, as a council or with their SHSM peers. This year, this course will have a SHSM Soft Certifications Stream, which is an opportunity to come to SSL and work with OELC to customize the program for students to be able to obtain set soft certifications or to create a separate overnight experience for your SHSM students this fall.


If you have any questions about any of our programs please do not hesitate to call us.  We wish all of you a great end to the school year and a fantastic summer and we hope that will we be seeing your students in the very near future.
Sincerely,
Lisa Buchanan
Executive Director/Directrice générale
Ontario Educational Leadership Centre (OELC)/Centre d’Animation Scolaire de l’Ontario (CASO)

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Huron & YLCC: Leadership Camp August 2018


Huron is thrilled to partner with the renowned Youth Leadership Camps Canada (YLCC) for a 3 day camp aimed at high school students aged 15+.

Students will have the opportunity to develop their leadership skills including, team and trust building, problem solving, goals and time management, conflict resolution and many more.

A combination of small group activities, large group sessions, and keynote speakers will take place over the duration of the camp, while students stay in Huron's residences and build connections with their peers and current Huron students who act as the camp counselors.


Dates: Saturday, August 11 - Monday, August 13
Location: Huron University College
Cost: $150 per participant
Participant Age: Preferred if student is going into grade 12 in September 2018; however any student who is a minimum age of 15 years old is welcome!

LINK is HERE

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

SUMMER THEATRE INTENSIVE 2018




A great opportunity from Theatre Ontario!  They will be providing the course, meals, accommodations, Stratford Festival ticket, and a travel stipend if you get the scholarship!

This year they are excited to be offer two youth scholarships to students between the ages of 16-26. The Youth Scholarship and the New Talent Scholarship have identical eligibility:
- Between the ages of 16-26 (a successful applicant under the age of 19 will require a waiver signed by a guardian)
- Demonstrates past and future commitment to the pursuit of expanding their theatrical craft
 
They are also offering two Parsai Immigration Scholarships with the following eligibility requirements:
- Applicants must be a minimum of 16 years of age (a successful applicant under the age of 19 will require a waiver signed by a parent/guardian)
- Demonstrates past and/or future commitment to the pursuit of expanding their theatrical craft
- Recent residency into Canada as a newcomer (no more than 2 years)


For more information about the Theatre Ontario Summer Theatre Intensive, contact Rachel Kennedy, our Professional Theatre and Education Manager at programs@theatreontario.org or 416.408.4556 x. 12

Monday, May 21, 2018

Unique Leadership Trip Experience



The YMCA of Oakville and Appleby College have partnered to provide a unique FREE experience to youth ages 14-18 in Oakville. Travel to Appleby’s Temagami campus to be immersed in an Indigenous Education experience, build interpersonal and intrapersonal skills in the great outdoors.

Participants will meet members of the local Indigenous community of Bear Island, experience workshops in art, culture & language, and learn how to connect with nature.

Sleeping accommodations are in Appleby’s on-site cabins. All food & transportation for this experience is included.

Letters for schools highlighting the educational value of the trip will be provided upon request.

Availability of this experience is limited to 30 participants.

For more information, please contact Katherine Dziedzic, Supervisor of Camp & Youth Engagement at katherinedz@oakville.ymca.ca.

PROGRAM ITINERARY
FREE PROGRAM
AGES 14 - 18
THURSDAY, MAY 31 (9:00 AM) – SUNDAY, JUNE 3 (4:00 PM)
Packing list is available upon registration

Please return BOTH the registration and photo release form to the Peter Gilgan Family YMCA at your earliest convenience, or email them to katherinedz@oakville.ymca.ca

Katherine Dziedzic
Supervisor, Camp & Youth Engagement
YMCA of Oakville
410 Rebecca Street   Oakville, Ontario   L6K 1K7
T: 905-845-5597  ext. 234 F: 905 842-6792  E: katherinedz@oakville.ymca.ca