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July 23 – August 1, 2019
Pearson College, Victoria, BC
13-18 Years

Participants take part in a 10-day leadership camp where they are introduced to detailed training in aquatics, lifetime leadership, nutrition and fitness. This program encourages participants to create a personal vision by providing opportunities in the areas of aquatics, lifesaving, scuba diving, first aid and recreational leadership.

The Aboriginal Youth First program uses sport and recreation to teach job skills, increase self-esteem, develop leadership skills and promote healthy living. Participants are mentored to be junior leaders and, in turn, become role models for future students.

All program staff are selected from these junior leaders. Youth participants who complete a combination of the Lifesaving Instructor (LSI), National Lifeguard Service (NLS), and Water Safety Instructor (WSI) programs have an excellent chance of being hired by community pools and obtaining employment in BC’s Scuba Diving Industry.

Participants in the leadership camp can work towards employable international certifications in:

  • Scuba Diving
  • Lifeguarding
  • Lifesaving
  • First Aid

Costs of food, lodging, and training are covered for participants. Pickup on Vancouver Island (ferry terminals, airport) available, please contact Allen McNabb at for more information.

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