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!
Camper: 16-24Youth Leader: 18-24Mentor: 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 www.campeclipse.com or contact Nikki at Planned Parenthood - NLSHC at 579-1009, toll-free: 1-877-NO-MYTHS (666-9827), or via email to email@example.com
Youth Leaders:• 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
Before Camp:• Participate in orientation and training sessions, workshops, and meetings, as scheduled;• Assist in the planning, promoting, and implementation of camp programs and related activities.
During Camp:• 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.