Get Outside BC Port Alberni Community Project
Who: Youth aged 14-18 from Port Alberni and the surrounding communities.
When: June 15th 2016 – March 31st 2017.
Where: Phase 1 will be at Strathcona Provincial Park. Phase 2-4 will be community based.
What: The four phases of the Get Outside BC project are briefly as follows
Phase I – Youth Leadership Camp / July 18– July 21 2016
For 4 days/3 nights 10 youth will come together and camp at a local, provincial park, where they will participate in leadership and outdoor skill training, networking, mentoring and community event planning.
*Prior to the camp, participants are expected to prepare by completing a pre-camp compenent which can be done at home or abroad.
Phase II – Youth-led Outdoor Events and Local Park Projects / July 8th – October 15th, 2016
The youth participants return to their respective communities to plan and host their own outdoor events. Youth have access to up to $150 bursary to support their events and are encouraged to work with other community groups.
Phase III - Province-wide Celebration / October 22nd, 2016
In October, the young leaders will take part in a province-wide event that will connect each community hub by webcast to share their community projects.
Phase IV - Youth-led Community Initiatives / November 2016 – March 2017
From November to March, participants meet once a month in their community hub to continue to plan events and discuss other ways to get youth in their communities outside to lead healthy and active lifestyles.
Applications are now closed for the 2016 project!
Stay tuned for the 2017 applications which will be release in early 2017.
Are you a past GOBC Participant? Apply to be a 2016 GOBC Intern!
As a GOBC Intern, you will work alongside the Get Outside BC Coordinators deliver this year’s camp and help support and facilitate participants in Phases II, III, and IV.You will influence and inspire the program through all four phases!
Applications are due June 3rd at 4 pm PST.
Click to download a GOBC Intern application
“The wonderful hope and connection I gained from this event was irreplaceable. I now know that I am not alone in this effort and that we will work together for a long time.” - GOBC Participant
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