Every year, Flagstaff County sponsors youth aged 11-18 to attend an Alberta Community and Cooperative Association (ACCA) camp. ACCA's Co-operative Youth Leadership Program provides an opportunity for youth to develop their leadership and teamwork skills. The program is designed to give youth the independence and confidence in their abilities while creating lasting friendships. These seven-day camps take place at Goldeye Centre, located near Nordegg, Alberta. This beautiful, remote setting provides youth the perfect environment to build friendships, discover hidden talents, learn new skills, gain a positive view of the world, and contribute to their own future.
This summer Flagstaff County sponsored 12 students to attend camp. During a recent Council meeting, five of those students presented to councillors their camp experiences, relating how much they learned and how much fun they had, and expressing thanks for the County sponsorship.
The annual camps are divided into four levels (pre-teen, teen, youth and grad).
The Flagstaff County-sponsored students that attended were as follows:
Teen A (July 5 – 11)
- Ethyn Prehn – Returning
- Austin Howell – Returning
- Breanna Anderson – New
- Colby Kuefler – New
- Rebecka Kuilboer – New
Youth (July 11 - 17)
- Cayden Cannady – Returning
- Kyanna Fordice – Returning
- James Cox – New
- Ainsley Knodel – New
- Cameron Cannady – New
Teen B (July 17 - 23)
- Jenna Docksteader – Returning
- Kiana Piche - Returning
Flagstaff County received a total of 12 applications (6 returning, 6 new) to attend the camp, with a budget to send 12 youth to the program.
For more information on the ACCA Youth Leadership Program, click here.
Check back in the spring to apply for sponsorship to a 2019 ACCA youth camp.
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