Initiatives Camp

Initiatives programs are for campers looking for more! Outdoor pursuits, challenges and teamwork are emphasized and an outtrip experience is specialized for their age group. Campers discover and develop their values, goals and self-confidence for the many decisions coming their way. 

Grade 7-12                                                                                                                            13 nights, 17 days

Alpha Adventurer

The Alpha Adventurer program allows campers to continue to build on their outdoor skills and enthusiasm for leadership. Campers will experience high ropes, canoeing, kayaking, hiking, nature identification, and high energy activities enriched with lessons of teamwork, communication, gratitude, and risk taking! Adventurers is full of adventure and campers should be always ready for an adventure each day. This is a great program for campers who have an enthusiasm for outdoors and leadership and want to grow that passion.

Grade 7-8

Initiatives Explorer

This program complements the Alpha Junior and Adventurer program.


The explorer program is designed to train young people to work as a team. This program is full of teachable moments when combining adventure, outdoor pursuits and team challenges. Campers will explore the definition of initiative while on their overnight camping trip. They will challenge themselves on high ropes, orienteering, cooking over a fire all the while searching to find what drives them!

Grade 7-8

Initiatives Naviagator

This program is a stepping stone for the Outtripper program. 


Through one of the most powerful programs YLCC has to offer, Navigators will discover themselves and their incredible potential. Campers will spend two weeks in the outdoors and on a three-day outtrip tracking their successes and challenges in their personal journals. Their focus is on creating their own personal success statement and gaining a clear vision of what it is they want to accomplish, and who they want to become. 

Grade 9-10

Initiatives Outtripper

*Prerequisite: Navigator program . 


This program is perfect for returning campers yearning for more! Combine the love of hands-on learning with a challenging outtrip in the Muskoka's and you have our Outtripping program. This two-week program will put leadership skills to the test while promoting complete self-sufficiency on a five-day wilderness outtrip. Campers will start at the craft barn making their own paddles to use on their trip. This exciting program is perfect for honing environment and working together for success. 

Grade 11-12+

For the 2022 season, Initiatives Camp programs will be offered in 3 sessions:
  1. Session A: July 10 - July 23
  2. Session B: July 24 - August 6
  3. Session B: August 7 - August 20