Teen Journey Summer Camp 2014
Exploring Personal Destiny & Co-Creating the Village
July 26-August 4, 2014
Ruby Lake Resort, Sunshine Coast, B.C. Canada
The theme for this year’s camp is exploring personal destiny and co-creating the village. The questions of “Who am I” and “Why am I here” are burning questions that must be fed for a young person to find a path of personal meaning in life. Our intention is to support them in bridging the states of being and doing as they begin to craft their personal identity and connect it to a larger story of destiny that the world is calling them to fulfill. We will use the story of “The Alchemist” by Paulo Coelho, the most translated book in the world, as a framework to guide the journey as we support the teens to recognize the threads of their fate and how to weave them into the fabric of destiny. This is an experiential journey that will empower them with the tools to live a life of purpose and adventure if they so choose.
We use the term village in a broad sense of the word, with the guiding notion that it takes a village to raise a child. We co-create a temporary village where everyone is seen for who they are and invited to participate in fostering an environment of belonging. Unlike a traditional camp, we use the village model as a way of offering youth a different vision of individual and social potential; a place where youth, mentors, leaders, facilitators and directors are all part of colorful village fabric animated by the sincere and authentic expression of their gifts and their hearts.
Embodiment is an integral part of Teen Journey 2014, meaning that we want the youth to leave with more then just an idea of about who they are, but a felt-sense of it feels like to embody the person they want to share with the world. To do this we support our youth to get in touch with the wisdom of their bodies, the gifts of the natural world, the power of their minds and the fire in their hearts.
Our activities are divided into three categories based upon the principles of social architecture. The goal of social architecture is to weave Nature and Culture together to increase the flow of Life-force energy – the felt sense of being alive. Through daily mind-body practices they will develop a sense of personal discipline; through excursions in nature and small-scale building projects they will connect to survival skills in partnership with nature; and through music, dance and communication they will awaken new capacities for connecting with creative energy.
Our programming is designed to support the youth to tap into multiple intelligences and synthesize them into a vibrant journey of ongoing discovery of self, other and the world around them.
Teen journey has a team of exceptional leaders who are not only highly competent in what they do, but work with a larger vision of the possibilities that youth can embody. Our leaders are carefully selected not only by us but by the Universe itself, which has brought us the exact configuration of leaders to ensure a holistic representation of the knowledge transfers we wish to take place during the program.
Our Leaders to date include: Zamir Dhanji, Catherine Tremblay, Jonathan Bean, Devon Alexandra Christie, Jacky Essombe, Elias Arjan, Kristen Rose, Ela Rezmer, Mahara Brenna, Michele Labelle, Rick Buckman Coe, Joé Tessier, Sasha Cuff, Julia Saunders and more!
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