CAMPS

An unforgettable experience

The camps provide unforgettable experiences that promote self-esteem, the ability to dream, and the power to engage with First Nations youth so that they return to their communities with the strength and courage to make their dreams come true and become the best version of themselves.

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Pride

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New Pathways Camps

Camps in the community

Grand Portage Camp

WHAT IS THE CAMPS INITIATIVE?

The vision of the New Pathways Camps for the future is to make the camp experience available to all First Nations youth in Quebec who wish to take part in it, through our variety of camps: community, urban, outdoor, Grand Portage, etc.

Camps are everyone’s project. Besides the youth, the communities, schools, parents, and local stakeholders are the biggest inspirations and pillars of the camps. The camps are always built and developed with them. They are the experts of their communities, and they hold a key vision for the First Nations youth.

The New Pathways Camps initiative seeks to accompany First Nations youth to connect with their cultural pride, promote self-esteem, and develop the ability to dream and the power to engage so that they can find the strength and courage to make their dreams come true and become the best version of themselves.

for the First Nations youth.
We firmly believe that the young person is the expert of their own experience and the holder of their own truth, culture, and development. They are aware that they have many different inner realities. Through sharing, meeting other people and the opportunity to live new experiences, they can reinvent themselves in a safe space in terms of culture, ideology, and their 2SLGBTQIA+ identities.

At camp, they will be validated in their experiences, celebrated in their differences, encouraged to speak up, and form an opinion on issues that affect them by being aware of other people around them who share similar or different experiences.

The animation team personalizes their interventions based on the rhythm and colours of each young person.

Each child is recognized, seen, heard, and listened to in a safe and loving environment – just like at home.

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Camp
in the Community

This camp is an initiative that creates a space for sharing where each youth can have a voice and make a difference. It is designed for youth aged 10 to 14. Reflective, creative, playful, artistic, sports, collaborative and cultural activities are offered.

New Pathways
Camp - Leadership

Each year, the six-day leadership camp allows First Nations youth from across Quebec, selected for their motivation to get involved in their community, to develop new interests through cooperation activities, sports, theatre, team games, cultural activities, and more. They meet people from all over the world, make new friends, and build meaningful and lasting relationships.

The camp is intended to promote self-esteem, the ability to dream, and the power to engage with First Nations youth so that they return to their communities with the strength and courage to make their dreams come true and become the best version of themselves.

Grand Portage
Camp

This camp is an immersive educational setting where multiple cross-curricular skills are developed with a focus on self-confidence, living together, cultural pride, connection to nature, and critical thinking.

The Grand Portage Camp can be adapted to the needs of the community and to the vision of the educational environment. This camp is designed for high school students.

In subgroups, they are invited to create a trail, from tracing and marking the trail to finding a name for it. The Grand Portage team can facilitate up to 4 work sessions per day with groups of up to 20 students.

An inauguration is organized at the end of the week where the whole community is invited to discover the work of the students. We immediately see the pride of having completed the trail, a permanent footprint and a visible impact of their efforts and collaboration.

The camp programming will be co-developed with the community, but will mainly focus on the creation of a trail, including walking in the forest and theoretical teaching on marking trails while respecting nature. In a combined way, a program will be set up around self-confidence, teamwork, the achievement of one’s objectives, perseverance and discussion, all in a culturally relevant, playful and artistic approach. to keep youth and participants motivated and smiling. This project aims to mobilize several community stakeholders. It will require the involvement of a local team (teachers, coordinators, artists, public works, band council, etc.)

The New Pathways Foundation will assume the expenses of an approximate value of $20,000. The community must make a financial commitment to purchase signs for marking the trails and announcing the start/end of the trail, which can represent approximately $4,000.

Please note that we will seek written approval from the Band Council for the granting of an area on the community for the creation of the trail.

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FACEBOOK GROUP

In order to have a little fun and keep connected, the New Pathways Foundation, in collaboration with the camp animators, has created a new Facebook group that will allow First Nations young people who have already participated in the camps to gather with their friends and companions, to share memories, videos and photos of the leadership camps they experienced TOGETHER.

Stay tuned, the Foundation’s camp facilitators are preparing lots of great surprises.

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