🙂 In this amazing 2015 summer, thanks to a generous grant from the Federation of Mountain Club BC, we were able to bring a total of 28 youth to Squamish BC climbing, hiking and all other mega fun explosion over 2 weekend camping trips. For most of the youth, it’s their first time ever camping, sleeping in a tent, rock climbing, picking black-berries from the field, swimming in the ocean, night hiking, etc. Volunteers taught them outdoor cooking, leave no trace, bear safety and other outdoor skills. This is an enlightening experience for both the youth and us. We saw it through our eyes and truly believe outdoor adventures are the best entertainment and tools to build community, relationships, strength and leadership for the future generations. We also learned that kids are way more skilled than us in creating fun, telling stories and laughing non-stop out of nothing at all.
We want to thank you FMCBC for their generous donation to make this program cost-free to all the youth who came from challenging backgrounds.
We also want to thank our volunteers from the Vancouver Rock Climbing Group, who role-model and inspire the youth to be future Rockstars and on how to enjoy and protect nature:
About Federation of Mountain Club BC:
FMCBC is a democratic, grassroots organization dedicated to protecting and maintaining access to quality non-motorized backcountry recreation in British Columbia’s mountains and wilderness areas. It comprises outdoor clubs with a membership of over 5000 people from 34 clubs across BC. mountainclubs.org
CNC is a registered charity founded by climbers at the Vancouver Rock Climbing Group in 2011, fully volunteer run, with the mission to support youth from disadvantaged backgrounds to build healthy self-esteem, relationships and leadership skills through rock climbing and caring mentorships. We are always looking for volunteers for our one-on-one mentorship program where we carefully match one youth with one caring climbing mentor and they meet weekly to climb indoor and enjoy life. More info, please contact Joseph Wong firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you all our community sponsors: