Compass Youth Leadership Camp (CYC) is a summer camp designed and facilitated by youth for youth. Based on the foundations of systems thinking and sustainability, this unique camp will help participants to be powerful and effective leaders and change-makers in their schools and communities.
What did facilitators and participants feel about CYC 2017? Check it out on our series of “CYC Views” here!
Watch this CYC video by Norito, CYC 2017 Media Facilitator
Participants arrive on 20 June late morning-afternoon and leave on the 29th morning-afternoon.
- Youth aged 14-18 years old
- Interested in sustainability and global issues
- Passionate in becoming an effective change agent
- Willing to participate in community service
Scholarships are available through a rigorous selection process. Applicants must indicate it on the application form and submit it by March 16 the latest. Scholarship applicants will then be emailed by CYC team to schedule an interview as part of the selection process.
Scholarships are available for applications sent by March 16!
Gain language, tools and skills to be a more effective youth leader and change-maker in your school and community through…
- Local community sustainability analysis and
- Outdoor education & team-building
- Rural community homestay
- Collaborative action planning for Sustainable
- Becoming a sustainability & systems thinking
- School sustainability change agentry
Our camp is run by youth for youth so you can learn from first-hand experiences of proven youth leaders. If you enjoy it, you can apply to come back next year and help facilitate!
The Camp will consist of four different parts:
These workshops, lead by recent high school graduates with a rich diversity of experience using Compass Tools to shape their community, will be interactive sessions on systems thinking, sustainability and the variety of Compass Tools participants can walk away with to use in their own clubs, classes and communities at home.
Since the camp is based in beautiful and dynamic Chiang Mai, with the help of the Visiting Schools Program and Traidhos Three Generation Community for Learning, participants will embark to learn more about how Compass Tools can be applied to real life situations and challenges. Participants will have a chance to explore, enjoy and share ideas with members of the local community.
What good are workshops and lessons without chances for real life application? In addition to visiting a local community, students will have several simulation sessions where they will be pushed to try out new concepts and ideas to see how they impact their effectiveness as change agents!
Action Plan Development
Every camper will walk away from CYC with an action plan for how they can use their new skills and knowledge to enhance their presence in their own community. Whether these are plans to address local global issues, instigate a sustainable service project or “green” their school, all participants will leave with a set of “next steps”. Participants who go back to their school and attempt to implement their plans will even have the option to apply to come back next year as camp facilitators and further enhance their abilities as sustainability system thinkers and change agents!
Video & Photo Gallery of Previous CYC