The YMCA of Simcoe/Muskoka offers youth leadership programs at YMCA Geneva Park. Participants will live, learn and have fun in our Leadership Development Program. The YMCA Youth Leadership experience provides youth with a great opportunity to meet new people, develop individual and group skills and build confidence in a safe, inclusive environment.
Junior Leaders: this overnight summer leadership program offers youth (13-14 yrs; completion of grade 7 or 8) an introduction to leadership programs. They will learn about YMCA of Simcoe/Muskoka summer programs through active involvement and leadership training.
Young Leaders: this program is designed to provide hard skills practice in our program areas of canoeing, kayaking, windsurfing, sailing, swimming, nature, crafts, gym and tennis. The program is designed for soft skills learning and opportunities for 15-16 year olds who are interested in building a solid foundation in leadership.*
Advanced Leaders: this program is designed to provide a challenging and personally rewarding leadership development opportunity for 16-17 year olds with prior leadership training experience. Advanced Leaders will work directly with children and adult program participants to practice their teaching and leadership skills.*
International Leadership Experience: the YMCA of Simcoe/Muskoka provides meaningful opportunities to youth. Fulfill your potential while volunteering at YMCA Fairthorne Manor Camp in the United Kingdom for 4 weeks, experiencing the global perspective and building community. Join youth volunteers from around the world in connecting, supporting and learning from each other this August.
*In partnership with the Simcoe County District School Board, we are excited to be offering a Secondary School Credit with our Young and Advanced Leader programs.
Financial Assistance: At the YMCA, we want to be sure that all children, youth and families have the opportunity to reach their full potential. If you are unable to afford our programs, we offer financial assistance to ensure everyone in our communities who wants to, are able to benefit from a YMCA experience.