Adventure Leadearship Program
Ages: 10 – 14
One week sessions $525/week
Week 1, June 19 – 23
Week 2, June 26 – 30
Week 3, July 3 – 7
Week 4, July 10 – 14
Week 5, July 17 – 21
Week 6, July 24 – 28
Week 7, July 31 – Aug 4
Week 8, Aug 7 – 11
Week 9, Aug 14 – 18
Monday – Friday
Campers will sleep over Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.
Dropoff Monday at Shipyards Park 8:30-9:00 a.m.
Pickup Friday at Shipyards Park 3:30-4:00 p.m.
Phone: (867) 334-3725
Campers will explore rock climbing, rappelling, canoeing, kayaking, camping skills, GPS, map and compass
The Adventure Leadership Program (ALP) provides training to youth interested in pursuing outdoor adventure activities while developing and enhancing their individual leadership skills. All adventure activities focus on skill development while working on increasing self-awareness and confidence, learning new leadership skills, setting individual goals, working as a team, and developing problem solving and communication skills.
COVID-19 AND OTHER RESPIRATORY AILMENTS
We continue to be vigilant about Covid-19 and other contagious respiratory infections. If your child is sick (cough, fever, shortness of breath, general feeling of being unwell) please keep them at home.
ADVENTURE CAMP ACTIVITIES
Rock Climbing: ALPers learn basic climbing techniques,
proper equipment use, knot tying, and belay skills. We
alternate between two climbing locations so that campers
have the opportunity to try different climbing sites. On this
day trip campers also participate in hiking and forest
exploration. During the rock climbing lessons, ALPers set
personal goals and learn rope management skills. In addition to
climbing technique, these lessons focus on teamwork,
communication, goal setting and rappelling.
Canoeing: Following guidelines set by the Canadian
Recreational Canoeing Association, campers learn and
improve their tandem flat water paddling skills by
participating in various canoeing skills sessions and
GPTeaming: Small teams use GPS, map, compass and their
brains to find caches of teambuilding activities and tests of
fortitude. Participants explore a variety of group skills
including problem solving, communication, trust and
ALPers will spend Friday afternoon reflecting on the skills they gained, the goals they accomplished and challenges they overcame. The group takes part in a few debriefing activities and says farewell to the friends they shared the week with.
We do run our programs during weeks that have a statutory holiday so that all campers can enjoy the complete Adventure Leadership Program experience. If you choose not to have your child come to camp on a statutory holiday, let us know and we will give you a discount pro-rated for that day.
All of our staff hold current First Aid and CPR certificates, have experience working with children and youth, and have taken part in our extensive staff training. In addition, we ensure that all staff carry a knapsack containing a fully stocked first aid kit, camper information, bear spray, a whistle, sunscreen, and extra clothes. Our staff-to-camper ratio is 1:6 maximum for any programs on the water and involving rock climbing. Other programs such as games and land sports have a ratio of 1:10.
Our Camp Staff always work in teams of two or three. All staff facilitating adventure programs have related qualifications, training, and experience. Proper safety equipment for all of our programs is used and regularly inspected (i.e. certified rock climbing gear and helmets, PFDs, water rescue equipment, etc.)
All drop-off and pick-ups are in the Shipyards Park Parking Lot. Camp starts Monday; please drop off your camper between 8:30-9:00am. Pick up is Friday between 3:30-4:00pm. Campers and parents MUST BE ON TIME for drop-off and pick-ups! If for any reason there is a last-minute change of transportation arrangements for a camper, please leave a message at 867-334-3725 BEFORE the scheduled pick-up or drop-off time. It is the responsibility of the parent / guardian to supervise their child until the staff arrive at 8:30am and to be there no later than 4:00pm to pick them up.
WHAT TO BRING
Adventure Leadership participants should bring a day pack with the following items:
• Lunch and snacks for the first day
• 1L bottle of water or juice
• Face mask and hand sanitizer (we will also be providing these)
• Swimsuit, towel and flip-flops
• Sunscreen and bug repellent
• Baseball hat or other for sun protection
• Rain gear… we play rain or shine!
• Warm clothes for those cooler days
• A keen sense of adventure!
OVERNIGHT PACKING LIST – To bring for trip Monday – Friday:
Please ensure that all of the following items are packed. Campers will be provided with a waterproof camping bag for their belongings. Space is limited, so please bring ONLY the items listed. Please do not overpack!
• Drybag (we can supply if needed)
• Warm sleeping bag – no comforters or blankets please
• Camping mattress (i.e. blue foam camping pad or Thermarest)
• A whistle
• Warm wool socks x 2
• Pants x 2 (No jeans! And preferably not cotton pants – they take too long to dry)
• T-shirt x 2
• Long sleeve shirt x 1
• Very warm sweater x 1 (preferably wool or fleece)
• Warm winter hat x 1 (for cool Yukon evenings)
• Underwear x 4
• Minimal toiletries (toothbrush, toothpaste and hair brush is all you really need)
• Camera (optional)
• For fishing – your fly rod and flies.
PLEASE DO NOT BRING anything electronic (i.e. MP3 player, gameboy, etc.)
We will provide all of the “group gear” (tents, cooking equipment, PFDs, paddles) plus all meals and snacks for the group (except for lunch on the first day of the trip, so please pack one). Youth will be sharing tents with peers of the same gender, or with the group they feel most comfortable with. They will be closely supervised by our staff team, who will ensure that they are safe and well cared for.
WHO WE ARE…
Equinox is dedicated to the belief that participating in adventure-based activities helps individuals and groups to build character, trust, communication, problem-solving, and leadership which in turn creates stronger communities. Our programs include rock climbing, zipline, experiential-based teambuilding, canoeing, kayaking, geocaching, rappelling, and ice climbing. All programs include highly skilled (and friendly) staff, quality equipment, innovative structures, and dramatic locations.
Christopher Gishler is the Owner/Operator of Equinox. He has over 25 years of experience working in the camping and outdoor education field. Christopher’s background includes working for the Canadian Outward Bound Wilderness School and teaching adventure education on high ropes courses and climbing walls that he has built throughout North America.
The goal of Equinox has always been to provide high-quality adventure programs to the Yukon community and visitors. Tag lines over the years have included, ‘Adventurous Programs for Adventurous People`, ‘Adventure is good for you, and `Building Character through Adventure`.
ADVENTURE LEADERSHIP PROGRAM REGISTRATION
Deposit and Final Payment
Registration requires a $50 deposit; full payment is due 3 weeks prior to the camp starting. If you are unable to pay through our booking system, contact us and we can make alternative arrangements. Please do not send etransfers, cash, or cheques before talking with us first.
Camp fees will be refunded (less a $50 admin fee) only if a cancellation is made at least 3 weeks prior to the session starting date.
If the week you want to register for is full, you will be prompted to add your name to the waitlist. If a spot becomes available, our booking system automatically sends an email to each person on the waitlist in the order they signed up. You will have 24 hours to respond or lose the spot.