About the Retreat
The Teen Leadership Retreat takes place every year in January is geared towards teens who want to learn more about leadership and to get involved in Camp Fire and Camp Sealth. The event is not limited to previous participants of Camp Fire programs; we encourage ALL interested teens to attend. Workshops will include individual leadership skills, classic camp activities, and an optional half-day service project in Seattle. Be sure to check out our other Teen Leadership throughout the year, based out of both Camp Sealth as well as the greater Seattle area!
What to Expect
More than 10 Leadership Workshops to Choose From
Workshop options include resume and interview skills, hands-on leadership opportunities through challenge initiatives, conflict and communication strategies, stress coping techniques, time management and planning strategies, environmental stewardship and sustainability leadership, and more.
Your Favorite Summer Camp Activities
Sign up for arts and crafts, archery, hiking, plant identification, games, disc golf, and more.
Fun Evening Programs
We’re sure you’ll have at least one chance to make a s’more, sing a camp song, play a game, and of course, visit with your new and old camp friends.
We know that teens are busy! Teens may choose to work on homework during designated times to help you to keep up with school work while getting the most out of the weekend.
2019 Service Project
Join us on Monday, January 21 for a service project to honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. through the United Way of King County. Camp Fire Central Puget Sound will provide those who are interested with a record of these 3-4 community service hours. This year we will be at Pigeon Point Park where we will be improving the habitat in the Duwamish River watershed.
Event Description: “You and your fellow volunteers will participate in fun, hands-on conservation work led by Nature Consortium program staff in the West Duwamish Greenbelt. As part of our 2019 MLK Day Event, work may include removing invasive plants, planting native species, and mulching new plantings. This day will be accompanied by live musicians, bringing the arts and nature together for our enjoyment! We will also provide pizza at the end to celebrate everyone’s hard work.”
Lodging & Meals
Everyone will stay in heated cabins in the main camp area. Meals and snacks are provided throughout the weekend (lunch Saturday through breakfast Monday, plus a sack lunch for service project participants). Please note on the registration form if you have any special dietary needs.
The retreat will be held at Camp Sealth, located on Vashon Island. Driving directions are available on our website. Bus transportation is available to Camp Sealth on Saturday through registration. Carpooling is highly encouraged, and we’ll provide contact information before the event to connect with other participants. Teens may drive themselves with parent permission. Return transportation is provided only for those attending the Monday service project; participants will take a bus to the project site, and may be picked up there. We’ll provide the exact time and location for pick-up one week before the event.
The retreat is fully staffed by experienced Camp Sealth year-round and summer staff, many of whom have worked with teen leaders in our year-round and summer programs. Teens will be chaperoned throughout the weekend, and rules and standards of behavior are the same as during summer camp.
What to Pack
Make sure to pack weather-appropriate clothes, especially if participating in the Monday service project. Hat, gloves, and rain jacket are recommended for outdoor activities. Bring a warm sleeping bag and any toiletries that you need. A notebook and pen/pencil are also recommended for workshops. You may bring your cell phone, but it will be collected and kept by camp staff during the retreat (returned Monday morning).
To apply for Financial Aid, register online, and choose the “Financial Aid” option during the registration process. You’ll be prompted to complete the Campership Application form.
For questions about the retreat program, transportation, service project, or anything else, contact Alex Kirschner at (206) 826 8919 or firstname.lastname@example.org.