Leaders are, by definition, people who change minds.
It’s never too early, or late for that matter, to begin teaching kids the basics of leadership.
Type of Programs:
- Leadership Basics: ages 7-12
- Introduction to Leadership-in-Action Certification: ages 13-16
- Advanced Leadership-in-Action Certification: ages 13-16
1. Leadership Basics Program for Kids
Leadership skills for kids is a subject that isn’t seriously considered by parents nor the public school system as often as it should be.
DiscoveryLand Camp takes teaching kids the basics in leadership development and positive life attitude very seriously. Our approach is to teach serious things in a methodology not perceived as tedious, official, or obligatory.
As a part of the daily camp life, kids will participate in team-building games and classes where they will learn the art of effective communication, conflict resolution, and win-win strategy, amongst other skills.
The importance of gaining more independence through early development of leadership skills for kids cannot be overstated. Parents who encourage their children to learn these important skills provide them with a tremendous advantage.
2. Introduction to Leadership-in-Action Certification
Introduction to Leadership-in-Action is the first step of the Leadership Program.
Prerequisite requirements: campers must be 13-16 years old and enrolled in this program by checking the appropriate box in the application form.
3. Advanced Leadership-in-Action Certification
Advanced Leadership-in-Action is the second step of the Leadership Program.
Prerequisite requirements: campers must be 13-16 years old, completed Introduction to Leadership-in-Action, and enrolled in this program by checking the appropriate box in the application form. Many participants of the Advance Certification Program become Camp Counsellors in upcoming years.
Why DiscoveryLand Camp’s Leadership-in-Action Program?
Most residential summer camps in Canada offer similar programs like kayaking, rock climbing, dance and crafts. Some camps are now offering a leadership course as it is becoming more and more popular. Parents want their children to return from camp with newfound confidence, stronger self-esteem, and the ability to make better choices. DiscoveryLand Camp has a unique combination of sport, arts, and skill-building programs.
If you truly want your children to learn new skills in leadership, then Leadership-in-Action is the right program for them.
Generally speaking, the main task of the Leadership-in-Action Program is to understand how to be the most positive person in the room and to understand the Benefits. The course refers to Robert Sharma, the globally recognized leadership expert recently ranked in the Top 10 by leadershipgurus.net and materials of the most successful worldwide leadership coaches.
The program runs through different sets of activities that have nothing to do with the academic style and are not associated with “bearing learning”, enabling each individual to grow and establish his or her own comfort zone beyond their preconceived limits.
On top of group workshops and discussions, the participants learn leadership principles in practice through special assignments serving as Junior Counselors. Each participant gets regular feedback on personal leadership performance from Camp Leaders, as well as from other campers.
Leadership in Action – areas to cover:
- Positive Thinking
- Win-Win Attitude
- Goal Setting
- Conflict Resolution
- Team Building
- Resume Writing
- Social Media Impact
- Presentation Skills
- People Management
How to obtain a Leadership-in-Action Program Certificate?
By filling out the registration form, the camper is automatically enrolled in all programs, while the Leadership-In-Action Certification is optional. To enroll in this program, you need to check the appropriate box in the form. The number of places is limited and based on first come first served principle. Certificates are issued only upon completion of the course, based on the performance of participants and sent by mail in September.
Leadership-in-Action Certification Program’s participants get priority placement for overnight survival trip.
What are the benefits of having Leadership-in-Action Certificate?
You can present the Leadership-in-Action Certificate while applying to high school, specialized school, and post-secondary education. Leadership course might give you extra points and help to reach the high-on-demand goal. When applying for a part- or full-time job, you can refer to this course. What employer wouldn’t hire a pro-active, positive person with strong leadership skills?
Leadership Principles at DiscoveryLand Camp
Positive thinking and leadership are our camp’s life principles, and whatever we do—from Rock Climbing to Olympic Games, from Fashion Show to the Soccer Tournament—the power of team-building, optimism, overcoming of obstacles, celebration of achievements, friendship, personal inspiration, and self-expression are introduced through the value of fun and play.
At DiscoveryLand Camp, our desired outcome for each camper is the personal development of character and leadership ability.
The right summer program is an investment in the future of your child. This summer can change lives. It’s time to make a choice.
The extended availability of participation in Leadership-in-Action
Based on the great feedback we received about our Leadership-in-Action Program for teens, the number of available places is constantly expanding. Even if the camper was not enrolled in a leadership class in the registration form, he/she will be given a chance to participate in it. The decision about such involvement in the program will be taken based on the child’s interest and the numbers of places in the class. This remains in authority of program facilitator.