From May 4 to 7 this year we have a fabulous experience awaiting young people in Manitoba - 3 1/2 days of learning and fun at the Riding Mountain Conference Centre near scenic Clear Lake.

Emphasizing learning through participation, the seminars encourage partcipants to play an active role in their leadership development process.  The educational topics we cover include:  communication and public speaking skills, values discussions, working effectively in a group setting, diversity, global development, cooperation and cooperatves and leadership skills. The seminars provide an exciting opportunity for personal development, recreation and lots of fun!

Each participant that wishes to attend a seminar is encouraged to find a local co-op or credit union sponsor. We suggest you seek sponsorship from a...

  • credit union
  • retail co-op store/gas station
  • caisse populaire
  • housing co-op
  • Co-operators Insurance agent/office
  • CUMIS insurance office/agent
  • health care co-op
  • worker co-op
  • Co-op Trust Company office
  • co-op day care
  • water or utility co-op
  • or a recreational co-op.

Participants can also be sponsored by their local band council, student council, parent, or other local business. The sponsor pays the $350 registration fee on behalf of the participant.

Click here for the brochure and here for our sponsorship form.

Every year campers give rave reviews and appreciation for sponsors:

Thank you so much for sponsoring me for co-op leadership youth camp. I had an amazing time at this camp. I learned so much about co-op and world issues. Also I had so much fun meeting new friends and playing a lot of games. I couldn’t go to this camp without your sponsorship, so thanks!

I have now come out of my shell more. I know what a great leader needs to do. Also I know what co-ops do and I got more knowledge about them”.

It helped me with my short term goals by teaching me how to become a better leader and person. My long term goal is to make the changes last”.

I think I learned a lot of things that will contribute to my leadership skills in both my community and school. I’ll be able to use these things to become a positive role model for younger kids”.

I learned a lot of new things and I though about things that had really never crossed my mind. I found out more about myself and created some really epic friendships”.

If you would like more information on the retreat, would like to sponsor a student to attend or would like a poster and brochures to display, please contact us.

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