Leadership training (13–18 years)

Three progressive levels of leadership training, designed for teens wanting to develop their leadership skills in a youth camp setting. Instruction from our professional educators focuses on leadership knowledge and skill acquisition utilizing both a theoretical and a practical approach.

Based on the SFU Camps model, these courses review the necessary skills desired for the volunteer, instructor, and head instructor positions. Completion is highly recommended before applying for employment and volunteer positions at SFU camps.

Note: No camp June 30, Jul 1 due to statutory holiday.

Level I - Theory, Observation & Interaction Skills

This is a leadership camp aimed at introducing teens to working with youth in a camp setting. This course places emphasis on Camp Volunteer Training.

Level II - Counsellor in Training - Theory into Practical

This is a leadership camp that builds on Leadership Theory explored in Level I. This camp focuses on preparing teens for a role as a camp isntructor.

Prerequisite for this camp is Level I.

Level III - Counsellor in Training Advanced - Planning, Organizing, and Budgeting


Building on Levels I and II, this camp is all about Head Instructor Basics. Develop skills centered on organization, lesson planning and budgeting.

Prerequisite for this camp is Level II.