Youth Leadership Experience and Development (YLEAD)

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Become a fully trained 4-H Alberta Youth Leader at YLEAD! 

Youth Leaders (formally camp counsellors) are 4-H Alberta Senior Members with a passion for leadership and youth development. Youth Leaders can volunteer at summer camps, winter camps, fun days, and other 4-H Alberta programs once they have successfully completed YLEAD. 

YLEAD will cover training in a variety of areas including:
  • Icebreaker and teamwork game sessions
  • Youth safety and inclusion
  • Leading and instructing all ages
  • Activity planning
  • Running skill sessions at programs
  • Campfires
  • Mental Health Awareness
  • Promoting positive youth development
  • Camp-specific training

All Youth Leader training will be completed “learn to do by doing” style and is sure to be a blast!

As a Youth Leader you will be able to help plan and implement 4-H programs, count in program supervision ratios, and volunteer at summer camps! Not only will you gain valuable experience for your future, you will also be supporting positive youth development in Alberta.

Everyone who completes YLEAD will have the opportunity to volunteer this summer if they wish! 

Once your registration has been approved, you will be emailed a form to fill in your availability for summer camps as well as some training to complete prior to attending YLEAD on June 30th. It may take a few business days for your registration to be approved once payment has been received.

You will know your summer camp placement by May 18th.

Here is a brief schedule on what to expect for timing at YLEAD:
June 30
Arrival & Check-in 7:00pm
Welcome Activities & Refreshments 8:00pm
End of Day 1 10:00pm
July 1
Wakeup & Breakfast 7:30am
Morning Activities 9:00am
Lunch 12:00pm
Afternoon Activities 1:00pm
Dinner 5:00pm
Evening Activities 7:00pm
End of Day 2 10:00pm
July 2
Wakeup & Breakfast 7:30am
Morning Activities 9:00am
Lunch 12:00pm
Afternoon Activities 1:00pm
Dinner 5:00pm
Evening Activities 7:00pm
End of Day 2 10:00pm
July 3
Wakeup & Breakfast 7:30am
Morning Activities 9:00am
Lunch 12:00pm
Pack Up & Departure 1:00pm
Note: this table is not the final program schedule and the times listed are subject to change.

 

More details on the YLEAD schedule, what-to bring, and other housekeeping items will be communicated closer to the program start date.

The registration fee includes all meals, accommodation, programming, and your Youth Leader uniform.

Registration is first come, first serve. Spaces are limited and your registration will not be considered complete until full payment is received.

If you have any questions about YLEAD registration or programming, you can contact Programs Coordinator Madeleine Luft: programs@4hab.com  (403) 370-7337

 

YLEAD Program Sheet

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Provincial Event Registration Policies

  • Online Registration opens at 12:00 am on the first day of registration and is available 24 hours a day until midnight of the registration deadline.
  • Registration is not considered complete until full payment is received.
  • All requests for late registration (after the Regular Registration Deadline) will be accepted at the sole discretion of the program lead and will be subject to an additional fee of $50.00 on top of the Regular Registration cost.
  • An administrative fee of 50% of the program cost will be retained on all cancellations unless due to extenuating circumstances. Cancellations received less than 14 days before the event start date will forfeit the entire registration fee unless a delegate replacement is available or extenuating circumstances are at play.