Cariboo Chilcotin Explore For More Youth Camp Of Discovery
Williams Lake Campus
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)
|Camp Costs - 40 participants|
|2 Camp Assistants to the Project Coordinator||$2,500|
|HEO Simulation Lab Trailer Transportation||$1,500|
|Aboriginal Elder - Honorarium||$500|
|SD#27 - staff||$2,200|
|SD#27 - teachers||$5,000|