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Gana River Boys Leadership Camp
Outdoor adventure camp for boys aged 11 - 13 from across the NWT June 26 - July 3, 2018
Boys aged 11-13 from every community in the NWT are invited to register for this camp held in partnership with Gana River Outfitters at their lodge in the Mackenzie Mountains. Activities will include hiking, learning outdoor and traditional skills, arts and crafts, story telling, fishing, canoeing, swimming and more!
North Arm Advanced Leadership Canoe Trip- Mixed Gender
Outdoor adventure camp for teenagers aged 14 - 16 from across the NWT July 24 - August 2, 2018
Youth from every community in the NWT will canoe from Yellowknife to Behchokǫ̀ along the North Arm of Great Slave Lake and learn about what goes into leading a canoe trip. With the support of NYL instructors, the youth will take responsibility for themselves and their peers as they work on navigation, paddling and group management. Youth will also get to fish, swim, and learn survival and traditional skills!
Outdoor adventure camp for girls aged 12 - 14 from across the NWT August 18 - 23, 2018
Girls will spend a week in the Ingraham Trail area just outside Yellowknife learning paddling and survival skills. Without the pressure of having to reach a destination, youth will be able to focus on skill development and will spend equal time on paddling and survival skills They will learn about leading a canoe trip, navigation, and shelter building. In addition, there will be swimming, fishing, and hiking.
2018 Connecting Northern Youth to Community, Culture and the Land Forum
Land Camp for youth aged 14 - 17 from Yukon, NWT, Nunavut, Nunavik, and Nunatsiavut August 30 - September 6, 2018
Youth will spend a week camping at the Weledeh Site on the Yellowknife River participating in a cultural exchange, and discussing shared challenges across the North. As part of the application process, youth will be asked to identify three challenges in their community and then NYL will build the agenda based on their responses. The workshops at the 2017 forum included the Kairos Blanket Exercise, Addictions and Substance Abuse, Sexual Health, Food Security, Climate Change, Traditional Medicines, Suicide prevention and intervention, and a number of cultural workshops including making seal skin mitts.