Go Wild!

Learn… Practice… Lead!

Go Wild gives youth hands-on opportunities to develop outdoor and leadership skills they will use throughout their lives. Although our Go Wild program will operate as a 9-day overnight camp when it is safe to do so, we have chosen to operate Go Wild as a day camp in 2021 due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemicIn-person youth camps will resume in accordance with provincial COVID-19 safety rules.

 

WHAT IS NEW?

The new Go Wild program will take 15 conservation-minded youth (between the ages of 12-17) and transform them into conservation leaders over the course of 9 days.

The program will have 3 phases:

  • PHASE 1 (days 1-3): Leadership and Teamwork
  • PHASE 2 (days 4-6): Bushcraft and Wildlife Management Ethics
  • PHASE 3 (days 7-9): Conservation Project Management

Throughout the camp we will have visiting industry professionals speak to campers about their field of expertise. Campers will have the opportunity to interact with these professionals in order to learn more about how to pursue careers in related fields. After completing Go Wild, campers will be required to complete a conservation project in their school or home community. Go Wild participants will be given the option to apply and join the Young Conservationist Scholarship Program to complete their conservation program (with the chance to win a $1,000 scholarship), or apply for a micro-grant to fund their individual project (dependent on funding). Our Youth Program staff will offer ongoing support for campers’ projects.  

Go Wild Letters of Intent NOW OPEN!

We are excited to announce that we are currently accepting letters of intent for Go Wild 2021! If you are interested in applying to this fantastic overnight conservation experience, please fill out a Letter of Intent and email it to youth@bcwf.bc.ca to be considered for the Go Wild Program. Applications are now open, fill out the form application form to this page to apply!

9
Camps since 2013
225
youth participants
6
communities reached

WHEN

TBD

WHERE

TBD

 

 

 

COST

$600 per camper (all meals included)
There may be additional costs if transportation is required.

Please note: if the registration fee for camp is a barrier for your family, please note this in your Letter of Intent. We do our best to connect youth with the inability to pay with sponsors and donors who can subsidize their costs.

PROGRAM BENEFITS

  • Hands-on conservation experience
  • Connection to industry professionals
  • Continued post-camp support from BCWF for individual conservation projects
  • Leadership development
  • Introduction to project management skills
  • Advanced outdoor and survival skills
  • Potential access to micro-grants (dependent on funding availability)
  • Eligibility to apply for our Young Conservationist Scholarship Program 

WHO CAN APPLY?

 

  • Any youth from BC between the ages of 12-17 may apply
  • Applications for 2021 open 
  • ONLY 15 applicants will be chosen

APPLICATION PROCESS:

It is FREE to apply

  1. Fill out Go Wild Application form below
  2. If you are interested in opting for the Young Conservationist Scholarship Program for the project component, please fill out that form as well.

All applicants will be notified of the decision on their application. Successful applicants will be sent an email with a link to register and make their payment.

Apply today!

Application form below for Go Wild!

Please note that if you opt to apply for the Young Conservationist Scholarship Program, you must fill out both forms listed below.

Go Wild Application

Go Wild Application Form 2021

  • Candidate Information

  • Parent/Guardian Information

  • Application Questions

  • Please note: Your financial needs will not affect your application.
  • Conservation Project Information

    For more information on the two options, please refer
Young Conservationist Scholarship Program Application

Young Conservationist Scholarship Program Application

  • Candidate Information

  • Parent/Guardian Information

  • BCWF Member Sponsor Information

    In order to participate in the Young Conservationist Scholarship Program, we require the candidate to have a BCWF Member as a sponsor.
  • Application Questions

PARENT AND CAMPER RESOURCES

PARENT HANDBOOK

Will be available in late May to early June

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