JUNE 15 UPDATE: LCSC Camp Rescheduled
Thank you to everyone who has reached out to share their enthusiasm and excitement for Land Care Self Care! After hearing lots of feedback from community partners and youth participants, we are changing the format of the camp and will not be offering it during the July dates previously posted.
Stay tuned for details! Please email [email protected] if you would like to be kept in the loop.
Land-Care / Self-Care Camp
The environmental challenges we face are daunting. They can take a toll on everyone’s mental health, particularly youth, who face an uncertain and perilous future. At Lake Park Society, we know getting outside with friends can help. We’re inviting participants to spend a week with us this summer, focusing on mental health and environmental action. Through games, activities, art, outdoor adventure, and dialogues with community mentors, we’re asking “how can we care for the land, and how does the land care for us?”
During camp, we will:
- Recharge by hanging out with new and old friends, exploring beautiful places in the forest, and paddling our big voyageur canoes up the Lake;
- Build resilience through self-care and community-care;
- Practice hope-based environmental action and meet an inspiring group of community mentors with stories from their own environmental justice work;
Land-Care / Self-Care is inspired by the work of educators and activists including Robin Wall Kimmerer, Joanna Macy and the Knowing the Land is Resistance Collective, among others.
Camp will run from July 17th to 21st at Cumberland Lake Park Campground. This includes programming from 10:00AM – 4:00PM from Monday the 17th to Thursday the 20th, and from 10:00AM – 6:00PM on Friday, July 21st. This is the first year Lake Park Society is offering this camp and, thanks to the generous support of Island Health, registration is only $25!
Applications will be reopened as soon as the revised dates are posted. Email educa[email protected] if you would like to be notified when this happens.
If you would like to join us, please submit the brief application below to introduce yourself! You can also reach out directly by emailing [email protected] if you have any questions.
The camp is open to all participants between the ages of 13 and 17 years old. Lake Park Society is currently a settler-led organization that values equity, diversity, and inclusion. We acknowledge systemic barriers exist in outdoor spaces. We are particularly interested in hearing from applicants from equity-deserving groups including Indigenous, Métis, BIPOC, and members of the 2SLGBTQIA+ community. Please contact us if you have concerns regarding the accessibility of our programs or if there is anything we can do to support your participation.
Help Spread The Word
Please help us spread the word. You can share a link to this page, the application package above, or this poster with your community. Thank you for your support.