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  • Type:
    Overnight camp
  • Focus:
    Leadership (multi)
  • Cost:
    $3,275 to $5,200 USD/session
  • Ages:
    12 to 18
  • Gender:
  • Main language:
  • Capacity:
    40 to 80
  • Programs:
  • Summary Profile

    Powerful Youth answered our questions

    Who are you as an organization?

    Powerful Youth is dedicated to providing the best leadership training for youth and educators worldwide, helping them uncover purpose, fueled by their passions, to create positive and lasting change in themselves and their communities. Using an experiential learning approach, Powerful Youth has been providing award-winning transformative youth leadership training camps in Canada and the UK since 2014. We bring teens from around the world together to support them in gaining the confidence, leadership skills, and global perspective that will unlock their unique leadership potential.

    • Special needs: Not available

    What do you do differently or uniquely well?

    "The Global Leadership Academy creates a supportive, nurturing environment for youth to try, fail, and try again as they develop leadership skills through hands-on activities and experiential service learning out in the community. After camp ends, they have the skills, confidence, goals, and plans in place to go on to be leaders in their local communities. The "camp family" we build includes youth and staff from across the world and leads to lifelong friendships and a strong international network of passionate youth, some of whom return as staff in later years! Our experience-based approach to leadership education has won 3 awards, and is developed and constantly improved by our accomplished board of directors."

    Who are your staff and counsellors?

    "Our camp staff is an interdisciplinary blend of experienced teachers, accomplished professionals, and passionate university students from across the world. This includes GLA alumni excited to be a part of offering this life-changing experience to the next group!

    Our co-founders are David Charron, MBA, a professional educator with 15+ years of international youth development experience, and Dr. Graham Brown, a professor of entrepreneurship and Associate Dean of Teaching & Learning at the Gustavson School of Business at the University at Victoria."

    What do families need to know about registration?

    "We accept applications for all programs on our website until May 31st, 2023. Once you have applied online, you will get a response from our team within 3 business days confirming your place in the program. A US$ 200 deposit is required to finalize your registration, with the remaining tuition due by May 31st, 2023 (installment payments are possible). As a specialized program with a maximum of 300 total participants each summer, you can expect to be supported every step of the way by our small, passionate team. "

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  • Programs, Rates & Dates

    Programs and Sessions Calendar

    Choose the right programs and sessions for your child; Powerful Youth currently has 2 programs available.

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    Overnight Camp
    Ages: 12 - 18
    Leadership Training, Empowerment
    $3,275 to $4,720
    Victoria, BC
    1939 Sooke Rd
    Jun 30-Jul 13$3,275
    Victoria, BC
    1939 Sooke Rd
    Jun 30-Jul 18$4,720
    Victoria, BC
    1939 Sooke Rd
    Jul 14-Aug 01$4,720
    Victoria, BC
    1939 Sooke Rd
    Jul 14-27 $3,275
    Victoria, BC
    1939 Sooke Rd
    Jul 28-Aug 10$3,275
    Victoria, BC
    1939 Sooke Rd
    Jul 28-Aug 15$4,720
    Ropes Course|Travel|Cooking|Jam Camp|Theatre Arts|Storytelling|Arts & Crafts|Drawing|Painting|Photography|Creative writing|Entrepreneurship|CIT/LIT Program|Empowerment|Leadership Training|Social Justice|Makerspace|Public Speaking|STEM|Writing|Badminton |Baseball/Softball|Basketball|Dodgeball|Soccer|Volleyball|Hiking|Ping Pong|Ultimate Frisbee|Swimming|Yoga|Zip Line
    Overnight Camp
    Ages: 14 - 18
    Leadership Training, Empowerment
    $3,550 to $5,200
    Flempton Road
    Jul 07-25 $5,200
    Flempton Road
    Jul 07-20 $3,550
    Flempton Road
    Jul 26-Aug 13$5,200
    Flempton Road
    Jul 26-Aug 08$3,550
    Flempton Road
    Aug 14-27 $3,550
    Ropes Course|Travel|Cooking|Ballroom|Jam Camp|Theatre Arts|Storytelling|Arts & Crafts|Drawing|Painting|Photography|Videography|Creative writing|Entrepreneurship|CIT/LIT Program|Empowerment|Leadership Training|Social Justice|Makerspace|Public Speaking|Writing|Badminton |Baseball/Softball|Basketball|Cricket|Dodgeball|Soccer|Volleyball|Ultimate Frisbee|Swimming|Zip Line

  • Insider Reviews & Perspectives

    The Our Kids review of Powerful Youth

    our take

    Winston Churchill once said, “Success is not final, failure is not fatal: It is the courage to continue that counts”. Teaching kids to fail and get back up and try again is one of the prime motives of Powerful Youth, a very unique global leadership program for kids. This transformative program helps youth to realize what they are passionate about, uncover their purpose, and how to achieve it. What’s different about Powerful Youth is that there is an application process to attend and they only accept 300 students, and applicants come from around the world. Building self-confidence, leadership, and other soft skills using experience-based learning, students are challenged in ways they never thought possible. The Global Leadership Academy is their two-week summer program, located in Victoria, B.C., or Bury St. Edmunds, England. The team at Powerful Youth are inspiring professionals who have titles like Director of Impact or Chief Inspiration Officer, so you know that they espouse the values they are teaching.

    Review(s) of Powerful Youth

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    Sammy, USA (Camper)"An amazing, enriching experience"

    Attending GLA was an amazing, enriching experience. Not only did I have hands-on opportunities to practice leadership skills, but the international community gave me a fun, compassionate group of friends who I could laugh with and learn from. I would definitely recommend the program to anyone; it’s a great way to spend a summer ... Read More

    Megan, Canada (Camper)"Valuable and memorable"

    My experiences gained from attending Powerful Youth were valuable and memorable. I learned skills that I never thought I would learn and since returning home have been able to use as a leader. Powerful Youth showed me where being a leader can take me and just how a dream can really become a reality if you have passion for the project. Powerful youth was an amazing opportunity for me to meet new friends, gain independence and advance my leadership skills to make an impact in my community ... Read More

    Fernando, Brazil (Camper)"I learned to be more confident, kind, nice, and overall a better person and leader."

    My experience was undeniably great, the staff were amazing, the participants were nice, and I learned to be more confident, kind, nice, and overall a better person and leader. I would recommend [GLA] because it made me a lot more confident and helped me value my passions, goals, and values a lot more than I valued them before. It also introduced me to the most amazing people from my country and also from countries all around the world, and I feel that it helped me to be more understanding and accepting of other ways to live and do things ... Read More

    Ameyali, Mexico (Camper)"[GLA] helps you understand that you are a leader and can do more"

    I think it was amazing because I didn’t even know my skills and what I could do until I attended GLA 2022. [If you are considering attending], I would say “go for it, you won’t regret it”. It’s because of all the skills that you get from this experience, all the moments and activities, and that at the end it helps you understand that you are a leader and can do more even if you are “too young”. Powerful Youth, just keep showing young people how powerful they are and the impact and change they can make in their communities ... Read More

    Siliang from China (Camper)"Wonderful experiences that I will cherish"

    This experience taught me a lot of skills in leadership abilities as it's designed for, but more than that, I also gained tons of wonderful experiences that I will cherish for in the long run of my life. During this experience, I also met lots of interesting and fantastic people from all around the world and got a deeper understanding of other cultures. It was definitely a memorable experience while learning tons of new things ... Read More

    Gabriel, Peru (Camper)"You can't miss it!!!"

    I loved meeting people from different countries, the way the projects were introduced and how everything was conducted. I really feel I'm more independent now and that I can make decisions with more responsibility. The staff was amazing, great people, always looking forward to help. You can't miss it!! ... Read More

    Constanza, Mexico (Camper)"Powerful Youth was the best summer experience I've ever had"

    Thanks to ​Powerful Youth​, now I know that the meaning of leadership it’s not what I thought in first place, being a good leader is more that giving instructions to someone, it’s knowing the necessities other team members might have, it’s being able to hear others opinions, necessities, and contributions to the team, and the most important it’s that being a good leader is making other people work because they want to not only because you are making them Thanks to Powerful Youth and their staff, I constructed a dream project, where we all put our effort to plan it and in some way make it true. Powerful Youth was the best summer experience I've ever had, I developed new qualities as a better leader and as a person. It strengthened the qualities that I had as a leader and taught me new ones. I visited a new country, made new friends, and learned about a new culture. Without a doubt, I would attend it twice ... Read More

    Yorick, Taiwan (Camper)"I am very fortunate to have come to [GLA]"

    [GLA] helped me to know more about myself, taught me how to be a good leader, and that I can challenge myself. I am very fortunate to have come to this event, so that I met a lot of people, learned a lot of things, and if I have the opportunity, I would like to go to other countries to participate in similar events ... Read More

  • Location & Site Details


    Victoria, BC
    1939 Sooke Rd, Victoria, British Columbia, V9B 1W2
    Risby, United Kingdom
    Flempton Road, Risby, IP28, United Kingdom


    Are meals provided? Yes

    Is Powerful Youth technology free? Most of our activities are technology-free, working towards fostering a community environment focused on connection, discussion, and reflection. Technology is used to during some activities and projects to research and prepare presentations.

    Rentals & Services

    Offers outdoor education program for schools or corporate groups: Yes
    We offer custom leadership programs on-site at your school or youth organization from September to May, facilitated by our senior staff members. For more information, visit https://powerfulyouth.com/youthleadershiptrainingworkshops/

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