INSPIRING AND EMPOWERING YOUTH IN NATURE
Welcome to On the Edge: Inspiring and Empowering Youth in Nature
On the Edge: Inspiring and Empowering Youth in Nature, is about guiding youth positively and effectively. It provides a safe, collaborative environment in which powerful questions will be asked, techniques for mentoring, guiding, coaching, and facilitating will be outlined, and experiences from a wide variety of backgrounds will be shared.
This workshop, held in a beautiful natural setting on the edge of civilization, is designed to provide the place and time to connect and associate with others of diverse backgrounds but with a similar passion – working with youth. It is our goal to impart knowledge, share wisdom, and explore new possibilities and perspectives that will guide and empower today’s youth by offering experiences, knowledge and skills that have lifelong positive impacts. It is our belief that holistic education plays a critical role in establishing a solid foundation for a fulfilling life. Holistic education is characterized by thinking that takes into account the meaning and the implication of our actions. It develops a depth of knowledge enriched by an understanding of systems and how one action can impact the whole. It connects young people to their world, their role therein, and their responsibility toward contributing to a sustainable future. We invite you to join us in Sayward to look at new ways of working with youth so you can return to your communities and apply your learning in a way that impacts, strengthens and inspires you to continue making a difference in the lives of young people. This workshop will challenge, nourish, and inspire you. The following package contains important information regarding On The Edge. If you have any questions, please contact us, we are happy to help.
On The Edge Workshop Facilitators Corinna Stevenson, B.Ed., M.A. Transpersonal Ecopsychology Corinna is a co-founder of CanAdventure Education and founder of Dragonfly. Before CanAdventure, she was a dedicated and passionate public school educator for over twelve years. Her unique approach to experiential education focuses on engaging marginalized students in the educational process through a holistic focus on mind, body, and spirit. In 2004, she was recognized with the prestigious Prime Minister's Award for Teaching Excellence for her work developing alternate programs at Stelly's School in Victoria. Her immense respect for her students and her well-founded belief in the unlimited potential of youth are themes that characterize all of her teaching.
Greg Stevenson, Executive Director, CanAdventure Education Greg is a co-founder of CanAdventure Education and serves as its Executive Director. A rower with Canada's national team for seven years, Greg has competed in two Olympic Games and has developed an extensive portfolio in youth recreation and sport programming. From the front lines coaching high school rowers to developing the national Dynamic Opportunities for Youth rowing program, Greg has over fifteen years experience managing the effective delivery of youth programs. Greg has a Bachelor of Commerce from McGill University, training in Advanced Wilderness First Aid and Bronze Medallion water-rescue, and ten years leading therapeutic
experiential wilderness programming. Tara Souch, M.C., Program & Clinical Coordinator, CanAdventure Education Tara holds a Master of Counselling Psychology from City University’s Vancouver campus and is a member of the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association. She has also trained with the Vancouver School for Narrative Therapy and has additional training in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and nature-based therapeutic activities. Tara has experience in supporting youth and families through a variety of challenges including substance misuse, anxiety, depression, homelessness, life transitions, anger and violence. Her therapeutic approach is collaborative and strength-based and she prefers to work alongside the entire family unit to explore preferred ways of being. Tara believes that outdoor recreation promotes self-efficacy and fosters a sense of community and belonging for people of all ages. She is passionate about working with adolescents in the outdoors and has been doing so for nine years.
CanAdventure Education’s Forest Camp is located on 40 private acres bordering the crystal clear waters of the Salmon River. Our property features majestic old-growth forest, grassy meadows, and countless species of edible and culturally significant plants. We are graced with regular visits from a local herd of Roosevelt Elk and the annual salmon run draws in wildlife of all kinds, including black bears and bald eagles. Facilities include a 1,500 square foot lodge with full kitchen, a rustic cabin for shared accommodation, hot showers, and laundry facilities.
Sayward, BC Located north of Campbell River, Sayward is adjacent to the Robson Bight Orca reserve, where visitors can go whale and wildlife watching. Salmon, steelhead, and trout abound, and deer and elk hunting is popular in season. Visit the old growth White River forest or hike the estuary and enjoy the lush surroundings.
Driving Directions From Victoria: Take the inland Island Highway (Highway 19) North past Nanaimo and the Comox Valley. Stay on the highway straight through to Campbell River toward Port Hardy. When you get to the Sayward Junction turn right. The next right is Skogan Road. For CanAdventure Education’s base camp, head up the long driveway at the end of Skogan Road.
Accommodation and Food CanAdventure believes in living simply and sustainably. Our forest camp facilities are rustic. There are several very basic indoor shared accommodation options available on site, on a first-come first-serve basis. There is also plenty of space to pitch a tent. There is electricity, phone, and internet service, hot showers, and laundry facilities. Food is provided and in the spirit of community living, participants will help with meal prep. For those who need less rustic accommodation there are some local options. Our days will start early and finish late, so if you are choosing this option we strongly recommend staying in Sayward. Alternate accommodation in Sayward: Fisherboy Park and campground - (250) 282-3204 Mt. H'Kusam View Lodge - (250) 282-5547 Victorian Garden Gate Manor B&B - (250) 282-3776 Belley's Bed & Breakfast Sayward - (250) 282-5589
Packing list In addition to what you would normally bring with you during a trip, please bring the following items for our outdoor activities:
Arrival and Closing: You are free to arrive anytime after 10AM on Day 1. In anticipation of allowing time for everyone to arrive and set up sessions will begin at 2PM. Please note that facilitators will be busy until that time. You are, of course, free to help out but do plan on keeping yourself busy until everyone has arrived and we are ready to start. You can expect things to be fully wrapped up by 2PM on the last day of each session. DEPOSIT: $100.00 deposit will secure your registration PAYMENT: Cheques should be made payable to CanAdventure Education. Credit card payments are accepted.
INSPIRING AND EMPOWERING YOUTH IN 2013 Registration Form SESSION 1: May 29-June 2, 2013 - Wilderness therapy SESSION 2: June 4 -8, 2013 - Experiential Education Registration Information: Registration Fee: $500.00 + GST per session
1. Registration Fee includes all conference workshops and food. In the spirit of
community, participants will help with meal planning and preparation.
2. Mail-in Registration: If you are mailing your registration, please mail this completed
form along with a cheque or money order to the address on this form. Mailing address is 460 Skogan Rd., Sayward, BC, V0P 1R0
3. Fax: You can also fax through your registration form by providing us with credit card
information in the space indicated on the registration form. The fax number is: 250-282-3867
* All fees are in Canadian Funds. Playnote: This conference is experiential in nature. Participants will need to come ready to participate in any kind of weather. Many of our activities will take place outdoors and will require physical activity. So, come prepared to step outside your comfort zone, learn, play, and have fun! Oh yeah! Remember to bring lots of good, warm outdoor clothing, good rain gear, and a sturdy pair of boots! For questions or more information, please contact Greg Stevenson at: (250) 412-7723 or via email at [email protected] .
CanAdventure Education is a substance-free zone. The use of alcohol or illegal drugs is strictly prohibited. 2013 Registration Form
Please complete and send in with a cheque or credit card info.
Please indicate the session you will be attending and your accommodation plans
SESSION 1: May 29-June 2, 2013: Wilderness Therapy SESSION 2: June 4 -8, 2013: Experiential Education I will be staying on site and am requesting space in the cabin I will be tenting on site I will not be staying on site
CREDIT CARD AUTHORIZATION:
Credit Card Type: Visa ___ MasterCard ___ American Express ___ Discover ___ Credit Card Number: _________________________________ Expiration Date: _______________ Billing Name (as it appears on credit card): _____________________________________ Cardholder signature: _______________________________________ Date: ________________________________ Mail or fax this all forms along with payment to:
CanAdventure Education 460 Skogan Road Sayward, BC Fax: 250-412-7726
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Medical information, Waiver, & Media Release
This form is to be printed and returned to us by mail, with your signature.
Date: ______________________ Participant's Name: __________________________________________________________________ Program Name: ________________ Program Dates:_____________________ Male ____ Female_____ Date of Birth ______________ Age _______________ Street Address: __________________________________________________________________ City: __________________ Prov/State ________Code: ___________ Phone: (H)______________ (W) ____________Cell ___________________ E-mail __________________________________________________________________ EMERGENCY CONTACT INFORMATION: Name: ______________________ Relationship: __________________________ Home Phone: _______________Work/Other Phone: _______________________ E-Mail __________________________________________________________________ INSURANCE INFORMATION or MEDICARE # (if you do not carry health insurance, please indicate so): Name of Health Insurance Carrier: __________________________________________________________________ Group/Plan Number: ______________________Phone: ____________________ Personal/Family Physician: _________________Phone: ____________________ Date of last tetanus booster: _______________________________
MEDICAL CONDITIONS: If you have any personal medical condition or problem that CanAdventure education and Dragonfly should be aware of, it is your responsibility to acquaint us with the existing condition both in this form as well as at registration for the program. The information will be held in confidence and used only to render proper assistance should the need arise. 1. Do you wear: contact lenses/glasses? ________ , or hearing aid? _______ 2. Do you have asthma? ________ . If so, do you have medication? (specify):______________ 3. Do you have a heart condition? __________ . If so, please describe your limitations, medication (if any) and history: 4. Do you have any physical disabilities or limitations that could become a problem on this program? If so, please describe the disability, limitation and history: 5. Are you currently on any medication? _______. If so, indicate the specific medication, condition prescribed for and any known negative drug interactions: 6. Is there any other condition that we should be aware of that may endanger, alter, or somehow limit your abilities to participate in our programs? Please describe in detail: 7. Are you allergic to any of the following? If so, please give specific reaction to each, degree of sensitivity (10 being deathly allergic and 1 being mildly) and specific allergen: 1.) Medication (i.e. penicillin, aspirin): 2.) Insect bites (i.e. wasps, bees): 3.) Foods (i.e. peanuts, chocolate): 4.) Plants: 5.) Other: Do you use medication for allergic reactions (i.e. EpiPen, Benadryl)? If so, what do you use? Note: (We do request that if you do have anaphylactic allergic reactions that you bring medication to counter it appropriately - i.e. EpiPen or AnaKit). 8. If the program includes meals, are you Vegetarian? _____ Vegan? _____ Other special food needs:
PHOTO/VIDEO RELEASE: By signing below I hereby grant free permission for CanAdventure Education and Dragonfly to use still or motion picture images of myself participating in their programs or events for outreach purposes, including but not limited to electronic or print materials, or print or broadcast media. [__] No, I do not wish to grant a photo release. (please consider granting this release to us if at all possible, as our ability to successfully share our programs with new participants depends on having representative photographs and video.) RELEASE, INDEMNIFICATION AND WAIVER FORM: (This is a release – please read it carefully.) I, the undersigned, hereby acknowledge that I have been advised and fully understand that certain elements of danger are inherent in the activities sponsored by CanAdventure Education and Dragonfly which are beyond the control of the instructors, guides, agents, officers, students, and employees of CanAdventure Education and Dragonfly, and that participation in any program activities may entail unavoidable risk of personal injury, death, and loss of or damage to property. These risks include, but are not limited to insect and animal bites and stings, forces of nature such as but not limited to lightning, animal encounters, and unexpected extreme weather conditions, and any hazard present in the wilderness, such as but not limited to low lying branches, sharp objects, and slippery surfaces. I hereby assume all risks of injury and death to myself and loss of or damage to property arising out of my participation in such activity and I agree to indemnify, hold harmless CanAdventure Education and Dragonfly, its officers, instructors, agents, and employees (“Releasees”) from and against all claims arising from any occurrence causing damage or injury to myself or to any party participating in said event or any third parties injured as a result of my actions. I further agree to repair or reimburse CanAdventure Education and Dragonfly for any and all damages that I cause to CanAdventure Education and Dragonfly property or the property at which a specific activity is held. Prior to signing below, I have read and understand the terms and conditions of this Release, Indemnification, and Waiver, understand by signing below I am waiving certain legal rights I may have against the Releasees, and I agree to subscribe to all the terms and conditions set out above. Participant's Signature: _________________________ Dated: _________ Printed Name: _______________________________________________________________
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