Leadership, Experience and Adventure Program (LEAP)
with Cameron Gutjahr & Daryl Drozda
LEAP, the Leadership Experience, and Adventure Program, is a two-week course for youth, ages 15 and 16. LEAP participants live, learn, work, and play together, forming a close-knit group within the larger community of Sorrento Centre.
LEAP fosters personal, spiritual, and professional growth in leadership skills and work experience. Participants will be involved in a variety of fresh, exciting spiritual practices and engaging workshops and activities.
LEAP includes a mid-program camping retreat off site, as well as daily free time opportunities to relax and to enjoy beautiful Sorrento Centre. While intensive and challenging, LEAP is also a lot of fun, and a potentially life-changing experience.
Ideal for those looking to volunteer or work at Sorrento Centre or a similar organization in the future, LEAP provides an opportunity much more rewarding than the average summer camp.
CAMERON GUTJAHR has a BSc in biology from UBC and is presently a seminary student at Huron University College. Cameron has worked with young people for many years, both inside and outside the church. He is a graduate of LEAP and has worked seven summers at Sorrento Centre as part of the Summer Youth Staff. Included among Cameron’s many passions are his ukulele, Baruch, theology and biology, repeat-after-me songs, community, and The Lord of the Rings. This is his third summer co-leading LEAP.
DARYL DROZDA has a diploma in Sport Event Management from Thompson Rivers University and is currently a third-year student in the Bachelor of General Studies program at Thompson Rivers University – Open Learning. Daryl lives in Savona, British Columbia, just outside Kamloops, where she works at Thompson Rivers University as the Alumni Chapter Liaison. Daryl graduated from LEAP nine years ago and has worked two summers at Sorrento Centre as part of the Summer Youth Staff. Daryl’s interests include yoga, wide games, pizza, facilitating adventure, and Harry Potter. This is her second summer co-leading LEAP.
- Course Fee: $835 includes program, meals, and accommodations.
- Founders’ Fund Grants are available; contact Sorrento Centre for information and applications.
- Space is limited to a maximum of 10 participants. Early registration is advised.
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