Self Design High offers summer programs, travel opportunities for youth

SelfDesign High has many exciting intensives and camps at different locations in BC and abroad.

What are you doing this summer?

SelfDesign High has many exciting intensives and camps at different locations in BC and abroad. Whether you want to do something just for fun, or earn a few high school credits while enjoying summer activities, we have something for you.

SelfDesign High summer programs kick off on July 2 with the Summer Visual Arts Intensive in collaboration with the Oxygen Arts Centre, now in its fourth year. This is a month-long intensive for youth who are passionate about making art and sharing their work with the community through an exhibition that the youth co-curate with their mentor.

Then the Zero Waste Youth Camp and Senior Directors Seat kick off on July 8.

The Zero Waste Youth Camp, created by Earth Matters, offers youth the opportunity to look at environmentalism through the lens of the zero waste movement, leading to hands on work in the community using reclaimed tents from the Shambhala Music Festival to upcycle into bags!

At Senior Directors Seat, presented by Watershed Productions, participants pitch, script, direct and produce their own short films using professional camera and sound gear, and then edit their film to show the world!

For youth who want to go a little farther with their summer adventure, Seeding the Future is a course offered in Bimini, Bahamas by SelfDesign Institute graduate, Tracey Huguley. This is a hands-on workshop, focused around building a self-renewing learning community of teens that learns about marine science (dolphins and sharks), agriculture (small space gardening), and economy of place (examining resources we use in our daily lives).

On another ocean, farther north, Surpass summer camp commences near Gibsons on the Sunshine Coast on July 21. Surpass is an exciting program filled with fun and learning activities and the opportunity to make meaningful connections with other youth. Now in its fourth year, Surpass takes place at Camp Byng, in the heart of the great outdoors of the Sunshine Coast.

Then from August 14 to September 6, back in the Kootenays, SelfDesign High partners with Kootenay Co-op Radio to offer the Telling Stories in Sound: Radio Production Summer Intensive, where youth explore the tools and techniques used to tell compelling stories on the radio and create their own radio shows.

Finally the YA! Experience concludes summer with an 11-day Kootenay mountain adventure based at the Tipi Camp on Kootenay Lake described as an experience of self discovery that nurtures appreciation, gratitude, compassion, where young adults have the time to discover who they really are, what their gifts and talents are, and what they really care about.

For more information and to register visit selfdesignhigh.org/enroll or call 250-354-1310.

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