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Announcing NYL 2018 Summer Camps!

Northern Youth Leadership is excited to announce this year’s summer youth leadership camps. Three camps will take place in 2018. We welcome camp participants from every region of the NWT. Gana River Boys Leadership Camp (June 26 - July 3, 2018): This is the 5th year of the Gana River Leadership camps in partnership with Gana River Outfitters. This year, boys ages 11-13 from every community are invited to register for this camp in the Mackenzie Mountains of the Sahtu Region. Activities will include hiking, learning outdoor and traditional skills, arts and crafts, story telling, fishing, canoeing and more! North Arm Advanced Leadership Canoe Trip- Mixed Gender (July 24 - August 2, 2018): Youth ages 14-16 from every community in the NWT will canoe from Yellowknife to Behchokǫ along the North Arm of Great Slave Lake and learn about what goes into leading a canoe trip. With the support of Northern Youth leaders, youth will take responsibility for themselves and their peers as they work on navigation, paddling and group management. Girls Advanced Leadership Canoe Trip (August 18 - August 23, 2018): Girls aged 12 - 14 will spend a week in the Ingraham Trail area just outside Yellowknife learning paddling and survival skills. Without the pressure of having to reach a destination, youth will be able to focus on skill development and will spend equal time on paddling and survival skills They will learn about leading a canoe trip, navigation, and shelter building. In addition, there will be swimming, fishing, and hiking. 2018 Camp Poster 2018 Summer Camp Info Sheet To apply click HERE If you would like more information, please contact Ali by phone (867-445-4558) or by email ( Please feel free to print and distribute the poster and information sheet in your community! Registration is open until Friday May 11, 2018. All applicants will be contacted to confirm their participation at the beginning of June. There are limited spaces available in each camp, and unfortunately we cannot accommodate everyone. Late registrations will be accepted only if there is space available. We look forward to another fun and safe camp season!

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