Catch The Spirit !
Free Summer programs
An Environmental Stewardship and Leadership Program
Run by Youth for Youth
Catching the Spirit (CtS) celebrates ten years! Come challenge your leadership
styles while connecting with the environment & Metro Vancouver Regional Parks this summer.
Dedicated to leadership, environmental awareness and stewardship, outdoor
recreation and youth ownership, CtS is all about creativity, connection and fun. But mostly it¡¦s all about YOU! That¡¦s right.
We are Run by Youth for Youth, which means that we need you. Register now at www.catchingthespirit.com and join us this summer!
Catching The Spirit 2012
Summer Recruitment & Registration!
Outdoor Experience for Youth, Spirit Ranger or Spirit Steward!
Spring is starting to close in on us (hard to believe on this early March day, I know!)
which means that we're starting to think about our summer youth teams and participants!
Now Recruiting: limited, register ASAP!
Program Supervisors (age 19-30): http://catchingthespirit.com/blog/282/
Peer Leaders (age 15-18):
(let us know if you'd like us to send you the postings)
Participant Registration (age 12-18): Registration for our Spirit Steward camps and Spirit Ranger program will start mid to late March. Keep posted for details! www.catchingthespirit.com
Calling All Peer Leaders! You In?
Ready for an extra challenge? Ready to lead your peers, aged 12 to 18, in a rewarding summer experience? Then we need you to apply! CtS is now calling
youth aged 15 to 18 to apply as Peer Leaders. Challenge your leadership skills and outdoor savvy or dare them to new heights.
So, what does a Peer Leader do anyway?
We need you to inspire & deliver the CtS Program to your peers, rain or shine. Your ideas & energy are what fuel us
We need you to love the outdoors and like to camp. It's all about being outside
We need your positive outlook, dedication, and desire to take on a challenge. It's not always easy, but we know you can do it
We need you to help us plan activities, make menu plans and keep us on track. You are the leaders after all
We need you to take ownership of CtS and have fun this summer!
Peer Leaders are asked to help shape and deliver the CtS program with the help of great supervisors, and are asked to participate for a minimum of 100 hours throughout the summer.
What else is in it for you?
You get to be a big part of the Leadership Team that runs CtS
You'll receive leadership and outdoor training
You get First Aid certification (Have it already? Great!)
You'll receive community volunteer hours and exposure to career & park opportunities
You even get to trade in 100 volunteer hours for a scholarship at the end of it all
Best part? You get to hang out with your buddies, new and old, and have fun!
Interested and up for the challenge? Email Natalie Haltrich at firstname.lastname@example.org or call her at 604.562.0583 to receive an application form, and if
you are between 12 and 18 and would like to join as a participant, let Natalie know and she will send you the Registration Package. Catching the Spirit is free
thanks to our many wonderful sponsors and supporters! More information can be found at www.catchingthespirit.com.
Hope to see you this summer!
The youth-driven program is free and generously supported by numerous adult volunteers and donors, including Metro Vancouver Regional Parks. Welcome to visit their website at
Do you have a general love of the outdoors and desire to work outside, rain or
shine? An interest in working with people of all ages? A friendly, energetic, and creative personality? Then you are just the person we'd like to have on our team this summer!
We are looking for young people to be:
Catching the Spirit is an outdoor environmental stewardship program designed for youth that will take place this summer in Pacific Spirit Regional Park.
The program involves camping, restoration projects, and patrolling the park; each providing a number of opportunities for career preparation credit as well as basic training in a variety of outdoor skills. The program cost: FREE!!
You can come for a day or the whole summer, you can participate in one program or some of both.
Spirit Ranger: Patrolling the park on foot or on bike. You give people directions
and information, report any problems to park staff, and act as a park ambassador.
Spirit Steward: You camp in the park over three day periods and participate in various restoration projects during the day, and join in outdoor activities in the evenings.
APPLY TO BE A PARTICIPANT BY:
Download and save the following file at http://www.catchingthespirit.com/ under "Supervisor & Leader"
Volunteers at Pacific Spirit Park in Vancouver
Volunteers at Burnaby Lake Park in Burnaby
Volunteers at Capilano River Park in South Delta
Volunteers at Tynehead Park in North Surrey
Read about what one of the supervisors and peer leaders, Susan Lin, said
Caught on to a Great Start - by Susan Lin
Patrolling Around the Park - by Susan Lin
Catching the Spirit Donors's Day
- by Susan Lin
Exhausted with Accomplishment - by Susan Lin
Detail information at http://www.catchingthespirit.com .