Compass Leadership Program

Compass Leadership Program is a nine-month program running from October to June that transforms camp skills into life skills for current and former Amici campers.

The program is designed to support Amici campers with leadership potential become active leaders in their communities by ensuring they have access to networks, resources and mentorship required to help them reach their full potential. Through a series of monthly workshops and activities, the Compass Leadership Program aims to build on the foundation of skills that are fostered at camp, including confidence, teamwork, leadership and resiliency. The continued development of these capabilities will enable program participants to apply these skills outside of the camp environment in situations like finding a job, applying to school programs or scholarships, networking, and managing the transition into young adulthood.

Program Information

Compass revolves around two primary groups: 

Young Leaders: Leadership campers, new camp staff, or campers with leadership potential between the ages of 15-18.

Leadership Advisors: Young professional camp alumni under 30 years old who will serve as mentors to participants and help facilitate workshops and activities.

Each Young Leader will be paired with a Leadership Advisor for the duration of the program, and together, all program participants will attend monthly group workshops featuring a keynote speaker and group activities, as well as periodic social events, skills-building courses, volunteering and community-based events.

In the spirit of camp, groups of pairs (3 leaders, 3 advisors) will form cabins and will be led by a coach, an Amici volunteer with extensive community leadership experience, who will act as a mentor to the cabin.

The program begins with a weekend retreat at Camp Kawartha in mid-October and will finish in June with a graduation symposium. Monthly workshops are held in between in Toronto at Camp Oochigeas at 464 Bathurst St 464 Bathurst St on diverse topics related to leadership development such as confidence building, stress management, education, employment and entrepreneurship.

Sample Workshop Schedule

Why become involved with Compass?

Youth Leaders

Who is eligible?

  • Youth aged 15-18
  • Current LITs/CITs, camp staff or campers with leadership potential who have who have been supported by Amici

Do you want to…

  • Learn new leadership skills and how to translate critical skills learned at camp into life skills
  • Gain access to mentoring and guidance from young adults that have gone through similar experiences and faced similar life decisions
  • Participate in innovative workshops on leadership development delivered by subject matter experts

Apply HERE

Leadership Advisor

Who is eligible?

  • Young professionals
    ages 22-30
  • Amici and/or camp alumni with leadership experience

Are you looking for a meaningful volunteer role that allows you to…

  • Give back to Amici and support Amici in its vision of allowing all children to realize their full potential
  • Build mentoring and coaching skills, and support the personal growth and development of Amici campers with leadership potential
  • Help deepen Amici’s impact and grow the Amici community

Apply HERE