WYLD - Willing Youth Leading Diverse Communities

Are you interested in spending your summer working with kids? Do you want to be a leader in your community and work with diverse individuals? Let us help guide you in your leadership and skill building journey.

APPLY NOW and join us for a meaningful mentored placement. Spend your days learning applicable skills for a summer camp job, instructing, or working specialty programs and beyond. You'll learn to teach and play all of the-best games, gain confidence in leading activities with groups and cover all of the important aspects of working in a team environment. Work closely with our leadership coordinators and staff mentors during your mentored summer placement.

This program is an excellent stepping stone for individuals who are considering a future in the fields of Early Childhood Education, Teaching, Child & Youth Care, Social Work, Counselling, and Human Services.

Our weekly and multi week program placements in an outdoor camp setting are flexible with time and duration. We will work with you to develop a schedule that works for you and your families summer plans.  Does this sound like something you're interested in? APPLY NOW! Simply fill out the application questionnaire included and tell us about yourself.  All successful applicants will be offered an online, phone, or in person interview with our leadership coordinators.

Upon a successful interview and enrolment in this program there will be a $50.00 registration fee. This fee includes: A certificate of completion, a individual reference letter, a games manual, a "how to" junior leader guide and a placement T shirt.

At this time we are no longer accepting any more applications to the WYLD program. If you are looking for more leadership opportunities in Saanich please check out our our leadership programs on RecOnline

Questions? Check out our FAQ's here

Further questions can be directed to loryn.anderson@saanich.ca - #250-475-7111 OR maddie.parks@saanich.ca - #250-475-7624.

Saanich Commonwealth Place
Maddie Parks
Phone: 250-475-7624
Email: Maddie.parks@saanich.ca

G.R. Pearkes Recreation Centre
Tyler Smith
Phone: 250-475-5462
Email: tyler.smith2@saanich.ca 

Gordon Head Recreation Centre
Loryn Anderson
Phone: 250-475-7111
Email: loryn.anderson@saanich.ca


Interested in Volunteering with the District of Saanich? 
Our Youth Volunteer Program offers a wide variety of opportunities for youth to be engaged in our community.
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