Youth Programs

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Recreation Oak Bay offers a variety of programs for children and youths. These programs vary from employment readiness to having fun with friends. Try something new this season, or continue with something your child or teen already loves!

Also Recreation Oak Bay offers many Spring Break and Summer Camps.


Y.E.S Awards

The District of Oak Bay Young Exceptional Star (Y.E.S) Committee hosts the Annual Young Exceptional Star (YES) Awards .These awards recognize the accomplishments of youth from grades 6-10 in the Oak Bay area. Students that attend schools in the Oak Bay district or those who have an Oak Bay address, as well as those attending private school or who are receiving a home school education, are all eligible for consideration.

The goal of the awards is to emphasize the positive achievements of Oak Bay’s young people by recognizing those who have distinguished themselves in such areas as volunteerism, arts, citizenship, academics, athletics and/or who have overcome obstacles to achieve their goals.

“The YES awards are a great way to recognize youth in Oak Bay, and encourage them to continue to make a positive contribution to the community. These youth send a message of hope to the community that the next generation is full of promise, and inspire us all to do our part to make a difference"

Please check back for 2019 information.

For any questions or concerns please contact Caroline Lawrence, clawrence@oakbay.ca 250-370-7113


Getting the Leading Edge (Ages 11-18yrs)

 An excellent opportunity!

The Youth Leaders in Training program runs in the first week of summer OR the last two weekends in October.

This course will concentrate on basic job preparation skills but also focus on the roles and responsibilities of a summer camp leader. Thinking about getting your first job? This course will concentrate on basic job preparation skills but also focus on the roles and responsibilities of a summer camp leader. Course outline includes completing your resume, and cover letter, as well as learning interview skills, behaviour management strategies, lesson planning, and working with children.  Upon completion of this course students have the opportunity to successfully complete 30 hours volunteering with the summer camps. An invaluable opportunity to gain actually work experience to add to your new resume!

Getting the Leading Edge, Leaders in Training course is highly desirable when applying for the Recreation Oak Bay Youth Internship Program (15-18yrs)

See the current Active Living Guide for course registration details, or call the Sports Programmer at 250-370-7114.

The Youth Internship Program and Recreation Oak Bay (Ages 15-18yrs)

Please check back for 2019 information.


How to Register

Staff Contacts

Spring/Summer 2018 Active Living Guide

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