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​Co-operative Young Leaders Camp

Fostering your opportunity to learn and grow

Co-operative Young Leaders (CYL) camp is a fun and interactive program that brings teenagers together from across Ontario.

As part of FirstOntario’s goal to encourage community growth and leadership with our young Members, we sponsor CYL camp opportunities every summer.

CYL camp has all the fun things you would expect like hiking, campfires, swimming, volleyball and just hanging out.

But there's more! You'll have the opportunity to:

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​Grow as a person

Gain valuable leadership, problem solving and communication experience

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​Work as a team

Enjoy team building activities and fun times with new friends

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​Learn more

Learn about the values that make credit unions and cooperatives different

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​Build skills

Develop and expand your resume with this unique learning experience

"​I learned important leadership skills which helped me become a responsible student at school, a great communicator among my friends, a positive contributor at home and a responsible young person at the place I work as a part-timer."

— Sobia Nadeem, CYL camper

The Details

  • Participants are between the ages of 13 and 18.
  • There are three levels – Explorers , Trailblazers and Visionaries.
  • Participants work on a special project that incorporates their strengths while working as part of a team.
  • To keep everyone safe, the Ontario Co-operative Association (OCA) will be holding a virtual summer camp this year. Details about this year’s virtual camp can be found on the OCA website.

Application Submissions

Applications for the 2021 CYL summer camp are now closed. Applications for 2022 CYL summer camp will open in the spring.

For questions, please contact us