Port Perry Rebels Leadership Camp

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1 Port Perry Rebels Leadership Camp You have to go to know! -Ally Jobe KEY FACTS FOUR DAY program held in May at Youth Leadership Camps Canada near Orillia ATTENDED by approximately 140 Port Perry students from grade nine to twelve STUDENT leaders from all PPHS leadership clubs GRADE 9 & 10 students nominated by teachers or self-nominated PLANNED AND LED BY STUDENTS CAMP ACTIVITIES include workshops, adventures, team-building, skill development, planning sessions, music, recreational activities, a talent show, campfires, a dance

2 At camp you learn the meaning of love and that it is essential to love yourself and others. Camp makes the inconceivable attainable and makes your dreams a reality. That s the magic of camp. ~ Golda Greenspoon CAMP GOALS PROVIDE students with leadership training and opportunities to lead EMBRACE opportunities to make a positive difference BUILD school spirit and a welcoming culture INCREASE interaction and friendships across grades and interests ENCOURAGE the participation of students with leadership potential who may be at-risk LIVE, LEARN and LAUGH together CREATE positive memories that last a lifetime Camp is a magical place where you can discover yourself, meet amazing new people, and share great memories. The best part though, is that the camp experience doesn`t end when you get back, it remains alive in the hearts of the student leaders to share with others. ~ Michelina Aguanno

3 BENEFITS TO STUDENTS DEVELOP the knowledge, skills, attitudes and spirit to run clubs and make positive contributions to the school and community GAIN skills in areas like communication, problem solving, decision making, conflict resolution, and teambuilding PARTICIPATE in something that holds personal meaning CELEBRATE diversity and break down social barriers DEVELOP a deeper sense of themselves, their strengths, and personal goals SHARE knowledge and experiences EXPAND their network of friends DEMONSTRATE the importance of character EXPERIENCE new roles and take creative risks Camp can define your high school experience by creating an environment to be yourself. Followers become leaders, problems become solutions, and strangers become family. Everyone is welcome. It s a place where the restrictions of the normal world melt away and the only things that remain are amazing people and good times. ~ Carter McHugh & Scott Sanders BENEFITS TO THE COMMUNITY PRODUCE the next generation of community leaders MOBILIZE students to volunteer in their community INVOLVE youth in leadership development CONTINUE to plan the annual Durham Leadership Camp Council (DLCC) to support student led leadership programs in other schools

4 At camp you learn to be a better person, a better leader, and a better friend. Camp creates an environment where everyone feels comfortable to express themselves, develop relationships, learn, relax, laugh, and celebrate each other. ~ Xander Huggins BENEFITS TO PORT PERRY HS DEVELOP a dedicated group of student leaders who act as role models, promote participation among their peers, and nurture leadership potential in others INCREASE cooperation, trust and teamwork among students, clubs, and staff GENERATE school spirit, ownership and a supportive & welcoming school culture CREATE a shared vision of the power of teamwork and a desire to take an active role in school improvement CELEBRATE the benefits of participation and maintain a range of extracurricular activities that meet the diverse interests of students

5 At camp we learn how to be leaders without titles, positive role models who don t need invitations or fancy positions to lead. Stretching outside comfort zones and feeling a sense of belonging is what camp is all about. ~ Emily Jones FUNDRAISING: Leadership opportunities like Leadership Camp and the Ontario Student Leadership Conference are financially out of reach for some students. We believe they should be accessible to all interested students so once a year we work together to create a celebration that allows us to provide scholarships to student leaders who need some financial help. Thank you to our Generous Sponsors: Baagwating Community Association Books Galore & More Branching Out Captain John s Fish & Chips Chrismar Mapping Cuddly Bunny Greenbank Lions Club Greenbank Restaurant Luke s for Home Meta4 Ms. Cherry Mr. Daly Ms. Beckley Ms. Kettle Mr. Moon Mrs. Morash Ms. Schilling Ms. Vavoulis Paula Lishman Pickles & Olives Pita Pit Plovers Plum Loco P.O.E. Design PPHS Culinary Arts Program PPHS Student Council Rotary Club or Port Perry Square Boy Pizza Yellow House Pizza

6 List of Things to Bring to Camp! If it is the night before camp and you don t know what to pack here is the list! Clothes: Rain Gear Warm Jacket Heavy Sweater or Fleece Long Pants Socks Underwear/Long Underwear Shorts Shirts T-Shirts Sunhat Outdoor Shoes Indoor Shoes Bathing Suit Outfit for the Banquet Costumes/Props for Talent Show Other: Sleeping Bag & Pillow Sun Glasses Sunblock Insect Repellent Beach Towel Soap Toothbrush & Paste Hairbrush/Shampoo Flashlight Other Personal Stuff Water Bottle Musical Instrument Pen/Clipboard/Paper Camera Peanut-Free Snacks Energy & Enthusiasm Remember: At this time of the year it is very important to be prepared for both unseasonably hot and unseasonably cold weather! Listening to the weather report before camp will help you be prepared. Perfumed soap/shampoo/make-up etc attracts BUGS!!! There is a tuck shop that sells treats & YLCC products. Camp is a chance to UNPLUG and LIVE IN THE MOMENT. (Students are responsible for all of their own personal belongings.) Camp is about comfort not fashion!! Be comfortable. Be yourself!!!

7 Travel Times We leave PPHS on Friday at 9:00 AM. Bring your luggage and meet in the cafeteria. We will return to PPHS on Monday at about 3:00 PM so that students can take their regular buses home.