Thompson Rivers University
Thompson Rivers University

Cariboo Chilcotin Explore For More Youth Camp Of Discovery

Explore for more Youth Camp
The Details

Williams Lake Campus

Investment: $1,750,000
Endowment generating $35,000 per year.


The Cariboo Chilcotin Explore for More Youth Camp of Discovery is a four day camp for grade 8 students. It is free to participants so TRU requires external funders to cover the cost of this fun, educational and enlightening opportunity for youth from the Cariboo region.


Help TRU give grade 8 students a crash course in the endless possibilities of a career in the mining industry. The camp is designed to introduce students to the mining industry and help them and their parents make more informed choices when it comes time for career planning and course selection in grades 10-12. The camp will involve engagement through resource materials, field trips, activities that explore technological advances, information on Canada’s role as a world leader in mineral exploration and mining, and real-world experience. The camp will include a mine tour, and will provide an emphasis on safety; including a mock mine rescue demonstration. The students will also learn GPS site mapping, see exploration demonstrations as well as heavy-equipment demonstrations or simulation.

You have to hit youth early on with good information on career opportunities so they can start making more intelligent decisions as they go through the Grade 9, 10, 11 and 12 years. Grade 8 is the perfect year to start doing this. These kids will be able to connect what they learn in the camp with course requirements in school.

Gordon Armour
(Chair of education and training for the BC Task Force & District Coordinator for Transition, Training and Trades for School District No. 27)
Total Cost
Subtotal $13,000
Camp Costs - 40 participants
Camping $1,000
Food $6,500
2 Camp Assistants to the Project Coordinator $2,500
HEO Simulation Lab Trailer Transportation $1,500
Transportation $1,000
Aboriginal Elder - Honorarium $500
Subtotal $17,200
Project Coordination
SD#27 - staff $2,200
SD#27 - teachers $5,000
Project Coordinator $10,000
Subtotal $4,000
Instruction Supplies
Instructional Materials $4,000



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