Youth Programs

NEW! Check our Youth Summer Program Guide, highlighting all of the awesome Saanich program opportunities for youth this summer!

2019 Youth Summer Programs [PDF - 6 MB]

Teens in Action Level 1 

Ages 13-14

July 15-19  / August 6-9

Let us guide you through the first steps toward becoming a summer camp leader. 

Learn form experienced camp leaders the basics of leading games, songs and camp

activities in a fun and supportive environment. 

Teens in Action Level 2

Ages 14-15

July 22 - August 2

So you want to be a summer camp leader? We will help you develop foundational skills to lead groups of kids and have fun while doing it! 

Join us for 2 weeks of fun and learning + 1 week of work experience in a camp setting.  

Testimony: "The training you have provided in the Teens in Action course is so excellent that teens who aren't necessarily natural leaders can see a path to success. The practical advice, the legalities of working with children, the insight into groups and personalities - these are all such valuable life skills that many teens need.  (My son) did an entire year of Leadership at school, and none of it even remotely came close to what the TIA course did. I am so impressed.”  Liberty, mother

Youth Leadership Placement Program

Ages 13-16

July 22 - August 2

Are you keen to gain some fun experiences working with children in a camp setting this summer? Or join us a volunteer at one of our many summer special events? 

These workshops will help you to get ready and plan ut some meaningful experiences for your summer months.  

Varied opportunities are available throughout the summer. 

Call Loryn Anderson 250-475-7111 for more info. 

Summer Internship Program

The Saanich Summer Internship Program is designed to support youth ages 16-18 years to gain valuable work experience. Mentored part-time and full-time placements are available in summer camps and community settings throughout Saanich. Interns receive up to $500 for completing the program.

  • To apply, send an e-mail to stating why you'd like to be a summer intern with Saanich and include your resume
  • Application Deadline: May 15, 2019
  • Internship Interviews: May 29, 2019
  • Internship Training: July 2-5, 2019
  • Full-Time Internships are in July OR August (Monday-Friday, 8:30am-4:30pm, various locations)
  • Part-Time Internships are available with Saanich Fire Department Special Events & Emergency Services Public Engagement
  • Upon program completion, full-time interns receive a $500 honorarium, part-time interns receive a $250 honorarium

For more information, call Alana Goddard at 250-475-7624

Mascot Internship Opportunity for Youth

The Saanich Fire Department is seeking up to 2 enthusiastic youth, ages 16-18 years to bring Sparky the Firedog to life this Spring/Summer at community events!  Succesful participants will receive a $250 honorarium. 

For more information, call Alana Goddard at  or 250-475-7624


Emergency Services Public Engagement

Exciting opportunity to be a Summer Intern with the Saanich Fire Department's Emergency Program! We are seeking an enthusiastic youth, age 16-18 years, to assist the Emergency Program at special events through the summer. Learn about public relations, community engagement and community emergency programs. Successful Internship participants will receive a $250 honorarium. Interested?

For more information, call Alana Goddard at 250-475-7624

Outdoor Adventure Club 

 Tuesday's - Bi Weekly 6:00 - 8:00pm

Monthly Hikes - Saturday Mornings
Flipside Teen Centre @ Pearkes Recreation Centre
 Are you passionate about exploring the trails, creeks, oceans and mountains nearby?
This year long outdoor adventure club will give you opportunities you can only dream of.
During bi weekly meetings and out trips learn the basics of trekking, environmental sustainability, camping, hiking and embracing all that nature has to offer. In June, the goal is to take an overnight trekking trip to wrap up a year of adventuring.
For more information please contact Maddie Parks - tel - 250 475 5462

Breakout Adventures 

Keen to hang out with your friends this summer? Breakout Adventures is the place to be. Explore beaches, hike forest trails, swim, bake, cook, play sports and get as creative as you want in our craft corner.  

For more information please contact Maddie Parks - tel - 250 475 5462