We are all very excited to announce that Project Respect will be offering our fourth Youth Social Action Camp this April at Camp Thunderbird, on T’Souke Territories. We are inviting youth from all identities, backgrounds, and experiences to explore how and why sexualized violence happens, and identify social justice issues that are relevant to them. Youth will be supported in creating youth-led and centered social action projects to address the issues relevant to their experiences. No prior experience is necessary, and all youth interested in social action are encouraged to apply!
Activities at camp will include workshops and conversations surrounding social action, sexualized violence, consent, gender, and creating change in our communities. A key theme at this year’s camp will be exploring youth participatory action research, and creating research methods that center youth’s experiences and perspectives in creating and measuring social change. We will be exploring these topics through theatre, art, media, and group discussions, nature walks, campfire circles, canoeing, games, and other activities. Camp will be facilitated by youth leaders and Project Respect staff, and the agenda will be determined by the wants and desires of youth!
Who: Youth of any gender, ages 14-19 or grades 9-12
When: Friday April 26th– Sunday April 28th, 2019
Where: Camp Thunderbird, 5040 Glinz Lake Road, T’Souke Territories (Sooke, B.C).
Transportation: A free bus will be providing transport to and from camp for all campers. More details will be posted soon.
Depart: Bus will depart from Pearkes Arena after school on Friday, April 26th at 4:45 pm. Please meet the group there at 4:30 pm.
Return: The bus will arrive back at Pearkes Arena on Sunday, April 28th at 4:30 pm.
Registration: Get the process started by RSVP’ing through this online form. The next step is to fill out camp permission and registration forms and, if possible, to attend a pre-camp gathering (details below).
Wednesday, April 17th from 6 to 7pm at The Upside Teen Centre, Saanich Commonwealth Place, 4636 Elk Lake Dr.
Tuesday, April 23rd from 6pm to 7pm at City Studio, 711 Douglas St.
Accommodations: Bunk style beds in heated cabins arranged by gender. Youth will self -determine where they sleep based on their own gender identity. We can provide sleeping bags for youth who don’t have one.
Food: All meals will be provided by the Camp Thunderbird kitchen. If you have any special dietary requirements or allergies, please indicate that on your registration form.