Co-Operative Young Leaders Summer Camp

FirstOntario truly cares about improving the lives of our Members and the communities we serve. One of the ways we help is by supporting youth in their pursuit of learning opportunities and higher education.

“I learned important leaderships skills which helped me become a responsible student at school, a great communicator among my friends, a positive contributor at home and a responsible young person at the place I work as a part-timer.”

- Sobia Nadeem, 2017 participant

Co-operative Young Leaders (CYL) is a leadership development program that brings together youth from across Ontario. Every year FirstOntario sponsors summer CYL camp opportunities to help foster community, growth and leadership with our young Members.

CYL camp has all the things that make summer camp fun like hiking, campfires, swimming, volleyball and hanging out. During the week long session, you'll have the opportunity to:

  • Develop your leadership, problem solving and communication skills
  • Enjoy team building activities with other young people including swimming, hiking and social activities
  • Learn about the cooperative values that make credit unions unique
  • Build your resume with this unique learning experience

This unique co-operative leadership experience is specifically designed for youth between the ages of 14 and 18. There are 3 camp levels beginning from Junior through to Intermediate and Senior. Also available is Base Camp, a weekend adventure exclusive to youth ages 12-13 to learn about the co-operative principles in an interactive, hands on way. Participants will enjoy the traditions of the CYL program and work on a project that incorporates their strengths while working as a part of a team.

Application Submissions

Applications for 2018 are now closed. Thank you to all applicants for their submissions. The application process for FirstOntario sponsorship will reopen in the spring of 2019.


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