Senior Leadership Challenge 1

  • Teens in Grade 9
  • Includes a 5 Day Powell River Canoe Trip
  • Practical in cabin training experience for 1 shadow day 

As the first tier of Summit’s exceptional leadership development courses, this two-week program is designed for young people currently in Grade 9, who are interested in wilderness exploration, leadership development and hard skills competency.

The SLC 1 program takes participants through a number of shared challenges including a 5 day Powel River canoe trip, where participants learn ‘hands on’ about effective communication, conflict resolution, judgement, decision making, and teamwork. Participants are involved in all aspects of their expedition including menu planning, food/gear pack in/out, campsite selection/set-up and cooking. Over the course of the trip participants gain competency in route navigation with a map and compass, backcountry safety procedures and “Leave No Trace” environmental impact principles.

When not on trip, SLC 1 participants will explore all the great adventure activities that Summit has to offer including mountain biking, climbing, canoeing, high ropes and archery. Similarly, participants will take part in a variety of interactive leadership workshops with the intent to hone personal skills and confidence.