The Ocean Literacy and Leadership Camp is an award-winning outdoor learning retreat for young women ages 15 through 18. The camp takes place July 12-16, 2020 at the Tribune Bay Outdoor Education Centre on Hornby Island. Photo supplied

Ocean literacy girls’ camp on Hornby Island now accepting registration

Learning retreat for young women ages 15 through 18

Are you a young woman enrolled in secondary school in British Columbia between the age of 15 and 18, and passionate about protecting our oceans?

In partnership with Ocean Wise, the Tribune Bay Outdoor Education Centre and Navigate NIDES, Comox Valley Schools announces the third annual Ocean Literacy and Leadership Camp (OLLC) taking place July 12-16, 2020.

Participants will embark on a learning journey in leadership and put their new-found skills into action with an ocean conservation project.

Registration for the camp is now open, at bit.ly/2R9WmFU

OLLC is a four-credit online course and in-person camp for young women to explore personal leadership strengths in being advocates for our ocean. In order to fully understand marine conservation, participants will delve into the 7 Ocean Literacy Principles to help build greater understanding about the ocean’s influence on humans, and the human impact on the ocean.

“There will be opportunities to explore the wonders of the ocean and to self reflect on the personal choices you make in your life and how it directly affects the health of the ocean,” explained Serina Allison, district environment and outdoor learning lead teacher. “The leadership component will have a solutions-based focus and will help prepare you for the final culminating Action Project to take back to your school and/or community.”

By the end of this course you will be able to:

• Identify your personal leadership traits and strengths;

• Understand the importance of a multi-perspective approach to communicating;

• Understand the Essential Principles and Fundamental Concepts about the ocean;

• Have deeper connections to marine species and the concept of interconnectedness;

• Make informed and responsible decisions regarding the ocean and advocating for its health;

• Have tools and a plan to execute an action project.

“By collaborating with young women around the province, challenging your physical abilities, and gaining motivation through mentors in the field, you will come away feeling supported and reflect how we are part of a greater community working towards positive change,” said Hailey Renaud, Ocean Wise manager of children and youth programs.

For complete details visit https://bit.ly/2R9WmFU

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