Youth Leadership Adventures Day Programming 2020

WHO: High Schoolers 9th-12th grade (6-8 students & 2 instructors per session)

WHAT: Week long outdoor day adventures (5 hours each day) with focus on leadership and community, stewardship and sense of place and climate literacy

WHY:

    • Explore and build connection to outdoor spaces in local counties
    • Investigate different perspectives and community impacts of climate change
    • Learn how leadership and stewardship intersect in taking action 
    • Get to know peers from local communities
    • Canoe or Kayak on local bodies of water

COST: FREE to students thanks to generous support from individuals and a Washington State No Child Left Inside grant.

For more information, see our FAQs page.

Session Details & Registration

Session 1: July 13-17, 11am-4pm
Mount Vernon Parks + Sea Kayaking at Bay View State Park

Day 1: Meet at Edgewater Park—getting to know each other and sense of place

Day 2: Meet at Edgewater Park—digging into climate and walking to other urban parks around Mount Vernon

Day 3: Meet at Little Mountain Park—hiking and other activities focused on stewardship and leadership

Day 4: Meet at Bay View State Park—SEA KAYAKING!

Day 5: Meet at Barney Lake in Mount Vernon—Service Project

Registration is closed


Session 2: July 27-31, 11am-4pm  
Gordon Carter Conservation Site + Canoeing on Lake Whatcom

Day 1: Meet at Gordon Carter Conservation Site (located 20 minutes outside Bellingham and Mount Vernon on Lake Whatcom)—getting to know each other and sense of place

Day 2: Meet at Gordon Carter—digging into climate and exploring hiking trails

Day 3: Meet at Gordon Carter—exploration and activities focused on stewardship and leadership

Day 4: Meet at boat launch near Gordon Carter Conversation Site—CANOEING!

Day 5: Meet at Gordon Carter—Service Project

Register by Monday, July 12

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Session 3:  August 10-14, 11am-4pm
Mount Vernon Parks + Sea Kayaking at Bay View State Park

Day 1:  Meet at Edgewater Park—getting to know each other and sense of place

Day 2:  Meet at Edgewater Park—digging into climate and walking to other urban parks around Mount Vernon

Day 3:  Meet at Bay View State Park—SEA KAYAKING!

Day 4:  Meet at Little Mountain Park—hiking and activities focused on stewardship and leadership

Day 5: Meet at Barney Lake in Mount Vernon—Service Project

Register by July 24

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Session 4: August 24-28, 11am-4pm
Fairhaven Parks + Sea Kayaking in Bellingham Bay  

Day 1:  Meet at Fairhaven Park—getting to know each other and sense of place

Day 2:  Meet at Fairhaven Park—digging into climate and exploring on the Inter-Urban Trail

Day 3:  Meet at Fairhaven—hiking in the Chuckanuts, and activities focused on stewardship and leadership

Day 4:  Meet at Marine Park—SEA KAYAKING!

Day 5:  Meet at Fairhaven Park—Service Project

Register by August 7

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