Youth Leadership Program

kids with leaders

If you or someone you know enjoy arts and crafts, the outdoors, and working with kids, you will want to be part of the dynamic Summer Discovery Youth Leadership team at the Peterborough Museum and Archives.

What is the youth leadership program?

The Youth Leadership program is for youth aged 14 years and older, and includes three days of training seminars, followed by a two-week placement within our award-winning summer discovery camps. Our training seminars will run during the first week in July and will prepare you for volunteering with children between the ages of 4 and 11. Topics in training include leadership, team building, and child development. Placements will take place in either the Junior Summer Discovery camp (children ages 4 to 6), or the Summer Discovery camp (children ages 7 to 11).

Training days

We will be holding mandatory orientation and training for our youth leaders in the first week of July. See below for specific dates and times:

  • Tuesday, July 2: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Wednesday, July 3: half day of training in either the morning or afternoon
  • Thursday, July 4: optional Emergency First Aid and Level 'C' CPR training with AED from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., additional fee of $65 to attend
  • Friday, July 5: 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m.

Cost of program

There is a $40 fee for program. This includes orientation, pizza lunch and a t-shirt. Optional Emergency First Aid and Level ‘C' CPR with AED training will be offered on Thursday, July 4th for an additional fee of $65.

Volunteering requirements

To volunteer, you must be 14 years of age, or entering high school as of September 2019.

If you are 18 or older, you will be required to complete a police record check with vulnerable sector. If you are under the age of 18, you will be required to complete a police record check. All information regarding the police check process will be provided when you receive your acceptance as a volunteer.

How to register

You can register for our program three different ways:

  • In person at the Peterborough Museum and Archives
  • By telephone (Visa, MasterCard, American Express): 705-743-5180
  • Online: with our PerfectMind program registration system, look under “Museum Camps”.
  • Registration for the Youth Leadership Program will close on Monday, July 1 2019. 
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