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Leadership I 

Grade 10 and up 

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!


Leadership I Locations and DatesIMG_0910.jpg
Wednesday Group: 
Port Moody Recreation Centre, Port Moody
300 Ioco Road (next to Arena and Library)
First Meeting: January 23, 2019
Room: Multipurpose Room 3

 *A Tuesday group at Douglas College Coquitlam may open if there is enough    interest.


Leadership I Weekend Event Dates 

Skills Development Weekend: February 8-10, 2019

Neighbourhood House Visit Weekend: March 2-3, 2019

Hike Trail Clean Up Day: March 16, 2019

Leadership Paddle Day: March 30, 2019

Social Justice Workshop: April 6, 2019

April Day Camp Weekend: April 12-14, 2019


Leadership I 2019 Fees 

Registration Fee: $90.00

Skills Development Weekend: $110.00

Neighbourhood House Visit Weekend: $110.00

Hike Trail Clean Up Day: $10.00

Paddle Day: $10.00

Social Justice Workshop: $30.00

April Day Camp Weekend: $110.00


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 
  • S 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. 
  • January 16th, 2019, 7:30pm
  • 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. 

Student Calendar 

Click below to access the student online calendar, outlining meetings, weekend events, deadlines and all the details of Leadership!



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