Unicamp provides a safe space and community-based place to Unitarian Universalist youth for a diverse range of programs. From our community-oriented CIT programs to our Junior Youth week, participants have a blast here! Many of our lead staff came up through the ranks of youth programs and were Jouthers for a time. Most importantly, we acknowledge that UU youth are on a journey of discovery; Unicamp supports youth by giving them time to chill out, make new friends, and lend a hand around main camp. We support youth from all paths of identity to grow into their sense of self and be confident individuals at camp and at home.
Leaders In Training (L.I.T.): —2019 Dates TBD— (age 14 / entering Grade 9). The vision of LIT is to grow the leader and role model that already exists within and equip youth to grow in leadership at Unicamp and in their own communities and to learn more about the operations components of Unicamp. Learning through living in community, serving, working together toward common goals, fun and community, exploring, cultivating a greater sense of self and others and discovering the many points of interconnectedness that exist. A one night camp out is also a part of this exciting and memorable experience.
Counselors In Training (C.I.T.): —2019 Dates TBD— (age 15 / entering Grade 10). Would you like to grow your skill set to help you gain experience to work within Unicamp and other companies and organisations? CITs pick up from the skills learned in the LIT program to continue to help grow and develop a sense of self and the skills required to excel as part of a team. Special focus is placed on learning more about the program aspect of camp and how we impact one another. This program features a 2-night camp-out on the Bruce Trail, one day of shadowing a staff member, with plenty of time for fun, building friendships and developing the leader within. Participants are encouraged to think about the role of mentorship in our lives and at camp.
Unicamp Youth Con Weekend: —2019 Dates TBD— (ages 13-17). Calling all Unitarian youth and friends – come join us at the Unicamp Youth Weekend for lots of fun and outdoor activities! This weekend is an opportunity to participate in workshops, foster friendships, and explore the power of coming together as a Unitarian Universalist Community. If youth are planning to attend this program without a youth advisor from their congregation, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org, so that we can connect you with a group. Please bring a tent and bedding or make tent-sharing arrangements with your friends; limited extra tent space will be available. Advisors seeking more information can contact the dean at email@example.com. An email from advisors with estimated numbers would be appreciated. Hope to see you there!
Junior Youth (Jouth): Begins immediately following the Youth Con weekend (2019 Dates TBD). Through a series of fun and collaborative activities, jouth will be challenged to work as a team and to utilize the strengths that each person brings with them, to complete the activities. A selfie scavenger hunt, escape room challenge, a cooking task, brain teasers and an amazing race are just some of the activities that campers will experience during their time at camp.
Young Adult and Youth Retreat: —2019 Dates TBD— Join UU young adults (18–35) for a weekend of community, conversation and carousing amidst the splendors of the changing leaves. Come for a hike on the trails, pick apples and make cider, gather a crew for a workshop, or grow friendships over crafts and games. Whatever the weekend is, it’s up to you as participants to bring your own gifts forward. With cars coming from everywhere between Montreal and Windsor, we can probably help with a ride too.
For more information and to register, please visit the CUC’s Young Adult Retreat webpage here.