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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Mentors:• are at least 25 years old;• take a team approach to fostering the leadership potential of youth and other participants;• work to improve the self-confidence, self-esteem, and development of participants;• have something to share with Camp Eclipse participants, including skills, knowledge, or experiences;• learn from the skills, knowledge, or experiences of other participants;• solve problems and conflicts through mutual dialogue and respect;• are role models for all participants, conducting duties in a professional and respectful manner, before, during, and after Camp; • actively support youth and adults who have diverse abilities and/or cultural, economic, ethical, gender, national, racial, religious, political and/or sexual identities;• strive to build relationships based upon mutual respect, trust, and awareness of each other’s strengths and unique points of view
During Camp: • Report to the Camp Director (Executive Director of PPNLSHC);• Mentor participants to develop leadership skills and personal resiliency strategies;• Provide non-judgemental support to Youth Leaders to enable them to complete assigned tasks and build community to the best of their abilities;• Facilitate interactions between participants in workshops and in social settings;• Demonstrate a caring, concerned, and approachable demeanour in order to facilitate the effective communication, trust, and rapport needed to develop appropriate and meaningful relationships with Camp Eclipse participants;• 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;• Assist with the development and delivery of workshops;• Support campers and youth leaders in respecting the physical and environmental space, including in tidying up as needed;• Be aware of and support youth leaders in being aware of participants’ whereabouts, activities, behaviour, 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;• Support participants' physical, emotional, and social needs, ensuring all participants participate as fully as possible