Camp Eclipse 2019 Youth Leader Application
Camp Eclipse: OUT in the woods brings together youth between the ages of 16 and 24 for 4 days of empowering workshops which take a solution focused, and strengths based approach to the issues faced by two-spirit, lesbian, bisexual, gay, trans, ace, intersex and queer (2SLBGTQ+) youth. Camp also offers outdoor nature activities and networking opportunities. This camp is open to any youth, regardless of their gender and sexual identity.
Planned Parenthood - Newfoundland and Labrador Sexual Health Centre and YWCA St. John's will be hosting the 11th annual Camp Eclipse: OUT in the Woods from August 22nd - 25th, 2019 at the beautiful and tranquil Lavrock in Salmonier, Newfoundland.
At Camp Eclipse: OUT in the Woods, youth learn how to advocate for themselves and others.
Camp Eclipse will benefit youth, who will be empowered to:
• find support for themselves;
• offer support to other youth;
• take positive steps to help end discrimination;
• create safer schools and communities;
• and overcome challenges in their lives
Camp Eclipse creates a safe space to:
• build social connections and support networks;
• build important personal skills;
• develop a sense of belonging and a healthy sense of self;
• have fun!
Youth Leader: 18-24
Mentor: 25 and up
If you think Camp Eclipse is for you, please fill out this application form!
Deadline to apply is June 14th, 2019. Applicants will be notified of conditional acceptance and interview requests by June 21st, 2019 at which point if they are accepted they will receive a Registration Package containing a registration form. Registration forms will be due July 15th, 2019.
For more information, please visit Camp Eclipse's website
or contact Nikki at Planned Parenthood - NLSHC at 579-1009, toll-free: 1-877-NO-MYTHS (666-9827), or via email to
Who are Youth Leaders?
Youth Leaders provide peer support for campers and help set a welcoming, non-judgmental, and supportive tone for camp. Youth Leaders support all camp programming and often assist or lead specific workshops and activities. Youth Leaders also support Mentors and camp staff in maintaining the camp schedule and the smooth running of camp. Youth Leaders have the opportunity to build leadership skills, enhance listening skills, learn how to facilitate discussions and how to build and maintain safe space and support their peers.
• are between the age of 18-24;
• are role models and mentors;
• enhance the camp experience;
• create a safe space for peer-to-peer education;
• are approachable with sensitive topics
Youth Leader Responsibilities
• Report to Camp Directors, coordinators, and Mentors;
• Provide peer support to youth and mentor participants to build leadership skills and personal resiliency strategies;
• Create spaces for informal peer-to-peer education and role modelling;
• Support peer mentor-ship opportunities;
• Youth Leaders may be seen as more approachable around sensitive topics, or in some situations youth participants may be more receptive to learning about these topics from peers
• Participate in orientation and training sessions, workshops, and meetings, as scheduled;
• Assist in the planning, promoting, and implementation of camp programs and related activities.
• Participate in the creation of a safe, healthy, and inclusive living and learning environment at Camp Eclipse. Youth Leaders are the most immediate link with the Camp Eclipse team, as such they are a vital resource to participants in each assigned room;
• Work to establish good communication and rapport with all participants, especially youth participants;
• Be a positive and responsible role model, in words, actions, and deeds, for all youth participants;
• Become knowledgeable of, and support, all Camp Eclipse related policies and procedures;
• Know the content and be prepared to explain the intent and reasons for Camp Eclipse and Environmental Education Centre policies to participants, and if necessary obtain clarification from the Camp Director;
• Encourage participants, through words, actions, and deeds, to participate as fully as possible in all parts of Camp Eclipse, including attending workshop sessions and other camp-related programming and activities;
• Support campers in respecting the physical and environmental space, including in tidying up as needed;
• Be aware of participants’ whereabouts, activities, behaviours, and interactions;
• Support and guide camp participants in behaving respectfully and supportively towards themselves and each other
• Support participants through the daily camp schedule, so that they are on time and prepared;
• Suppoer participants' physical, emotional, and social needs, ensuring that all participants are able to participate as fully as possible;
• Actively support youth and adults who have diverse abilities and/or cultural, economic, ethical, gender, national, racial, religious, political and/or sexual identities.
Youth Leader Information
Name (if different than legal)
Address (Street, Town/City, Province, Postal Code) (if no address available, please write N/A)
Home Phone (###-###-####)
Cell Phone (###-###-####)
Email address (this will be the primary means of communication)
Date of Birth
Pronouns (i.e. he/him, zie/hir, etc.)
Youth Leader Application Questionnaire
1. Please describe any previous leadership experience that you have had. This can be in professional, volunteer, or school settings.
2. How will you use your strengths and experiences to impact others at camp?
3. How will you use the skills and knowledge gained at Camp Eclipse to help others in your community?
4. Please discuss how you imagine your leadership skills will improve as a result of your participation in Camp Eclipse.
5. Are there any programs or workshops that you would like to help facilitate? If yes, please describe.
6. Have you attended Camp Eclipse in the past? If yes, which year(s)?
7. We are actively seeking folks who reflect the diverse demographics of our province. As such we invite you to tell us the ways in which you represent or champion diversity.
8. If you are not selected to attend Camp Eclipse as a Youth Leader, would you like to attend as a Camper?
We typically meet at a location in St. John's, NL to take a bus all together to Camp. Please let us know if transportation to/from the meeting and drop-off location in St. John's would be a barrier for your attendance. We try to accommodate any needs for transportation to help people attend!
Would you need assistance with transportation as stated above?
If yes, please briefly explain how we can help.
After completing this application form, please send a resume for this position to the Executive Director at Planned Parenthood - NL Sexual Health Centre, 203 Merrymeeting Rd., St. John’s, NL, A1C 2W6 or to
. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact 579-1009 or 1-877-666-9847.
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