Learn today, Lead tomorrow
Davern’s Leadership Program is designed to teach young people what it takes to be a peer leader in an outdoor context. The program aims to prepare young people to mentor, teach and lead their peers and younger campers on adventures. In essence, Leadership Program at Davern produce great counsellors armed with many traditional and transferable skills. Enrolment in each each program is limited, and exists on a first-come first-basis.
The LIT program is a four-week adventure that focuses on the hard and soft skills of the camp experience. Candidates work to achieve certification in swimming (Bronze Med, Cross or NLS depending on previous level), certification in first aid (Emergency First Aid) as well as sessions in teaching the various activities and outdoor living skills. Candidates will learn team building and leadership strategies, communication strategies and be given a cabin group to shadow. The program includes a 7-day canoe trip through Algonquin Park. The Leadership Candidates live in Davern’s brand-new A-Frame village, located on the hill overlooking the beaver pond. The program strives to encourage each candidate to shine, building character, self esteem, patience and empathy.
The program is coordinated by a dedicated Leadership Director, a senior camp staff who mentors the candidates in the ways of outdoor adventure.
July 30 – August 25