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Leadership II 

For Graduates of LI 
Leadership II is an adventurous program for youth who love the outdoors and welcome personal challenges! LII involves weeknight sessions and weekend trips from late January through to the end of April.
This program is for youth who are keen on honing their leadership skills to carry forward into future employment or educational opportunities. LII builds directly upon LI, increasing both hard and soft skills that are relevant to youth and community leadership in the outdoors. 
Weekend trips focus on both group leadership and outdoor recreation skills. These skills are vital for the Leadership II winter camping and canoe outtrips. Participants are also given the opportunity to help facilitate Sasamat Outdoor Centre's April Day Camp. 
Leadership II is open to past Leadership I participants. Youth in high school or first year college, who have leadership training and/or significant work experience with children will be considered.


2020 Leadership II Location and Dates

Cameron Recreation Centre, Burnaby
9523 Cameron (behind Wal-Mart @ Lougheed Mall) 
First Meeting: January 13, 2020
Room: Willow Room 

2020 Leadership II Weekend Event Dates

Winter Camping Weekend: February 15-17, 2020

Neighbourhood House Visit Weekend: Feb. 29-March 1, 2020

Hike Day: March 14, 2020

Stave Lake Canoe Trip: March 26-26, 2020

Leadership Paddle Day: Match 28, 2020

Social Justice Workshop: April 4, 2020

April Day Camp Weekend: April 17-19, 2020


2020 Leadership II Fees

Registration Fee: $90.00

Winter Camping: $120.00

Neighbourhood House Visit Weekend: $110.00

Hike Trail Clean Up Day: $10.00

Stave Lake Canoe Trip: $170.00

Leadership Paddle Day: $10.00

Social Justice Worksop: $30.00

April Day Camp Weekend: $110.00


Program Components 

  • Leadership skill development IMG_2184.JPGwith a focus on increasing positive attitudes and behaviour
  • Practical experience facilitating groups of peers, community members or youth 
  • A winter camping out-trip and a spring canoeing out-trip 
  • A strong social network of likeminded motivated young adults 
  • Certifications/Experience Gained
    • First Aid, C.P.R. and Food Safe courses
    • RCABC canoe courses
    • Practical experience facilitating outdoor programs for children
  • Resume Boosters 
    • Professional references from Leadership instructors
    • Volunteer hours that can be applied to high school requirements for graduation
    • Interview practice through mock interview workshops
    • Dave Stevens scholarship opportunity 



Transporation is not provided for weekly meetings. Pick-ups will be organized for weekend sessions with pick-up and drop-off times and locations communicated to students prior to the weekend events. 


Things to Know! 
Weekends are a special part of the LII program, they put the lessons of the weekly meetings into action. LII students can choose the weekends and certifcations they wish to register for.
  • A student cannot select more than 2 certification courses per weekend.
  • Weekend programs are required for graduation, review below. 

Graduation Requirements
Participants must meet all the following requirements to successfully graduate the LII program. 
-All fees paid
-15+ relevant hours of volunteer work
-Full participation in at least 6 evening sessions 
-Present a peer teaching topic
-Canoe Experience (Day Trip, Stave Lake Trip or Basic Tandem Course)
-Plan and participate in a minimum 2-day wilderness trip 
-Lead a children's program for a day (Spring Break or April Day Camp) 
-Complete exit interview during week 10 of the program
Students will not recieve their LII certificate of completion unless they complete all the above requirements. Upon completion of the LII program, participants will be invited to join Sasamat for the annual Leadership Recognition Night, held at Sasamat Outdoor Centre. 
2020 Leadership Information Session
Join Our Staff for an information session before the program begins! Open to all parents and students.
  • Date and location to be announced. 
2020 Leadership II Pizza Night 
Registered Leadership II students are invited to join the staff for a welcome meeting/pizza night:
  • Date and location to be announced. 


Payment, Refund and Transfers 

Payment is due in full 30 days before the start of the camp session you are registered for.
If payment has not been received in full, your registration will be cancelled and your spot will be given to another camper.   If you require a payment alternative, please contact the office. 
Weekend Registration- To enroll in a leadership weekend program, your registration must be submitted by Wednesday at 12am of the same week. 
Cancellations more than 15 days before the start of the camp session - Refunds are provided, minus a $30.00 administration fee. 
Cancellations within 15 days of a camp session -  Refunds are not provided unless your spot can be filled with a camper of the same age and gender. If your spot can be filled, a refund will be provided, minus a $30.00 administration fee.  
If a student is unable to attend a full weekend - partial participation is okay. A parent must pre-arrange to pick up/drop off a student. There is no discount offered for only attending a partial weekend. 



Camperships are available for families in need. Use the link below to access information and the application form.

Campership Applications 


Student Calendar

A brand new online calendar outlining meetings, weekend events, deadlines and all the detials of leadership! Save this link as a favourite and stay in the loop!

Leadership Student Calendar