• To provide a forum for high school students to inquire about university, college, career questions, life in general, and goals. 
  • To create a time where youth/young adults can talk about issues they are having in their life, a time to reflect on what the next few years mean to them, and a time to let loose, learn new skills, make new friends, and enjoy the summer.
  • TBD
  • August 17-19, 2012
  • Raise $20,000 through the VIVA Gala on June 2, 2012.
  • Supporters: Raised $1,000 with Be the Change Scholarship
First Step camp is designed for high school students in hopes of fostering a brighter future. It is a youth development camp created to build a sense of community amongst the youth and to invoke a realization of how much they have to offer to the community, their family, friends, and themselves. We wish to build leaders and enthusiasts who will become role models for their younger brothers and sisters. We seek to encourage young adults who are full of passion and wanting to help others and have them participate in community events in any capacity. We want to provide them with real world application and knowledge to better prepare themselves for college, university, and the work force. Simultaneously, this camp will be enjoyable and create memories that can be cherished for a lifetime. The First Step Camp will be a camp they want their friends to participate in and return to year after year.
  • To create a camp that high school students feel will be beneficial to learning about themselves, relationships, and life
  • To provide a camp affordable for all high school students and scholarships to help with registration fees
  • To instill leadership skills that will translate into success beyond their high school years
  • 10 students from low income families (essay) 
  • 10 students with exceptional grades and volunteering experience (essay)
Workshop Ideas
  1. Fostering relationships with parents/family/friends
  2. Leadership
  3. Life after secondary education
  4. Volunteering
  5. Dreams/Goals and how to pursue them
  6. University vs. College
  • Camp Coordinator (1)
  • Food (4)
  • Logistics (2)
  • Games (2)
  • Security (4)
  • Program (3)
  • Counsellors (10)
  • Registration (3)
  • Technical (3)
  • Transportation (3)
  • Medical (1)
  • Video & Photography (2)
  • Workshops (2)