The Our Kids review of 1-UP Leadership Programs at Ernescliff College
Leadership programs are a common element of a traditional camp experience, and the 1-UP programs reflect the best of them: positive mentorship; training in ethical and empathetic leadership; collaboration. Where it departs is in the setting—at Ernescliff College participants work together in the heart of the city as well as, with the Caribou sessions, at the edge of a lake. The benefits are many, including an ability for teens to attend throughout the year, through weekend and evening offerings, in addition to the intensive summer sessions. The focus is on service and community involvement, and projects are specific and object oriented. The sessions in Quebec City open the experience in some key ways, broadening the scope and reach of the Toronto programs. The values piece is also a draw.