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Leadership I 

Grade 10 and up 
Registration Open



Leadership 1 is designed to foster and develop the essential skills and qualities of a great leader.
Geared toward students in Grade 10 and up, this program is perfect for those looking to gain job skills, work experience, volunteer hours, and have a whole lot of fun!

For 10 weeks from late January until Mid May, we meet once per week in the evening to work on leadership styles, communication, time management and professionalism, personal development, and theory on group management and working with children.

Weeknight sessions are complimented by weekend trips including overnights at Sasamat Outdoor Centre where youth can opt to gain certifications in Standard First Aid, Food-Safe BC, High-Five, and RCABC Canoeing levels.

This program builds the essential skills and knowledge necessary to help land rewarding jobs or impact the community around you. Make new friends, gain volunteer hours, acquire references for your resume, experience running programs for children, and even a chance to win a scholarship!


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Tuesday Group: 
Douglas College David Lam Campus, Coquitlam
1250 Pinetree Way
First Meeting: January 23, 2018
Room: B2050

Wednesday Group: 
Port Moody Recreation Centre, Port Moody
300 Ioco Road (next to Arena and Library)
First Meeting: January 24, 2018
Room: Multipurpose Room 3


Program Components

  • leadership development in the areas of leadership styles, communication, conflict resolution, life skills, job preparedness, time management and self care during weekly meetings
  • practical skill development in the areas of program facilitation and outdoor recreation knowledge during weekend programs 
  • a strong social network of likeminded motivated youth
  • Certifications/Experience Gained 
    • First Aid, C.P.R. and Food Safe certifications
    • 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
    • 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!
Parent Info Night
Come join us to learn all you need to know about the program before it kicks off for the season. Open to all parents and students. 
  • Monday January 8, 2018 - 6:30pm at Port Moody Recreation Centre (Multipurpose Room 2)
Weekends are a special part of the L1 program, they put the lessons of the weekly meetings into action. LI students can choose the weekends and certifications they wish to register for.
  • Full participation in at least 2 weekend days in addition to 1 full weekend is required to graduate LI.
  • A student cannot select more than 2 certification courses per weekend.
Graduation Requirements
Participants must meet all the following requirements to successfully graduate from the LI program.
-All fees paid
-10+ relevant hours of volunteer work
-Full participation in at least 7 of the weekday evening sessions
-Full participation in at least 2 weekend days in addition to 1 full weekend
-Complete exit interview during week 10 of the program 

Students will not recieve their LI certificate of completion unless they complete all the above requirements. Upon completion of the LI, participants will be invited to join Sasamat for the annual Leadership Recognition Night, held at Sasamat Outdoor Centre. 
2018 Leadership Information Session-Date and Time TBA
Stay tuned for details on the 2018 Leadership Information Session. 

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. 
Transfer Fee- Sasamat will charge a transfer fee of $30.00 per child each time a camper wishes to transfer from one week or program to another. All transfers must be complete 30 days prior to the start date of the camp session.
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.  
Substitution of Campers - Due to long waiting lists and age and gender issues, camper substitutions are not allowed. If you cancel a camper's registration, another camper can not be put in his or her place. 
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!