Oriole Youth Adventure Challenge 2014
What is it? The Oriole Youth Adventure Challenge is a 5-day leadership program aboard HMCS Oriole in beautiful Victoria, B.C. Now in it’s 9th year, the Oriole YAC is an exciting opportunity for secondary school students to come aboard a tall ship and develop their leadership skills. While on board, participants will set sail inside the waters off Victoria and in the Gulf Islands, and learn, through lectures and hands on practice, how to become a capable Oriole crew member. Oriole participants build confidence, motivation, and trust, while learning how to work together to become a responsible sailing crew.
The Oriole Youth Adventure Challenge is a partnership between the Canadian Student Leadership Association and the Royal Canadian Navy.
When does the Oriole YAC take place? Monday, March 31st - Friday, April 4th, 2014
Where is it? Victoria, B.C.
Who gets to go? Fifteen student leaders from secondary schools across the country, with preference given to those students currently registered in Grades 11 and 12. This opportunity is being offered only to CSLA member schools. Not a member?
What are the requirements? Students making application should be physically fit and have a proven record of leadership in their schools. A positive attitude is as important as a strong desire to take on the challenges of living and working in a sail training vessel.
How do I apply? Students wishing to apply should complete the attached application/permission form, as well as a letter of recommendation from your Principal or Leadership Advisor and a short (maximum one page) personal letter outlining why you might like to take on this challenge.
Applications are due March 3rd, 2014.