YWCA Vermont's Leaders on the Lake program is for girls ages 9-17 who want to explore science, ecology, the environment, and environmental justice while expanding their leadership skills!
Leaders on the Lake 2018: May 19th-20th at Camp Hochelaga in South Hero, VT
Registration: Just like our camp programs, Leaders on the Lake is offered with a voluntary tiered pricing system. This helps us offset the program operating costs and provides us with more opportunities to extend scholarship funds to girls who would not be able to attend otherwise. The tier you choose will have no impact on your child's experience during Leaders on the Lake.
C: $100 B: $75 A: $50 (scholarships are also available)
What's happening during Leaders on the Lake 2018?
This spring Leaders on the Lake will have opportunities to build connections with
one another by working together to design and build camp's new chicken coup from the ground up, welcome our new chicks to camp, expand the garden, explore the health of camp's bee population, and put their STEAM and leadership skills to
the test through fun camp games and challenges. Leaders on the Lake will collaborate to prepare their meals with local food systems and healthy eating habits in mind.
Leaders on the Lake is a one-night overnight program hosted at Camp Hochelaga in South Hero, VT.
Invite your friends! All girls ages 10-17 are welcome to attend Leaders on the Lake even if they are not registering for Camp Hochelaga this summer.
About Leaders on the Lake
In 2015, with support from the JM Kaplan Foundation, Leaders on the Lake: Getting Down and Dirty with the Environment constructed raised garden beds at YWCA Camp Hochelaga. This led to gardening classes and great fresh food for our meals.
Since then our spring Leaders on the Lake program has focused on inspiring girls to feel empowered to pursue their interests and develop their STEAM skill sets and step into leadership roles with confidence through team building challenges as a group. Leaders on the Lake have planted camp's garden, built bat houses, cooked dinner over the campfire, taken on team challenges, played full camp games, and spent nights in cozy camp cabins!
Programming is developed annually in partnership with YWCA VT's Environmental Leadership Initiative Interns. Our interns are budding leaders in their fields of study and are currently completing degrees in University of Vermont's Biology and Conservation Departments. Their areas of expertise include water quality examination, soil composition studies, animal tracking, plant identification, and interactions between invasive and endangered species that are native to South Hero, Vermont.
Online registration for Leaders on the Lake 2018 is open!