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
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
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.
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.
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.
2020 Leadership II Pizza Night
Registered Leadership II students are invited to join the staff for a welcome meeting/pizza night:
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.