The Youth Excellence Society (YES) is a non-partisan, charitable organization that provides exceptional leadership training to British Columbia’s youth through the support of the province’s co-operative and credit union movement.

For over 40 years, the YES has been providing a unique learning experience for over 10,000 youth across BC, by offering week-long leadership retreats each summer at Lake Cowichan on Vancouver Island.

Open to teens ages 14-18, the YES Camp develops the excellence present in all young people by modeling exceptional behaviour and presenting great self-development programs. Not only is there a chance to learn and grow, it’s also tons of fun! From canoeing and hiking, to arts and crafts, there are tons of options for fun each day.

The cost of camp is subsidized for all participants with the support of BC’s co-ops and credit unions, including some of our UCCC members! To find a sponsor in your community, visit the YES camp sponsor page or contact your local credit union or co-operative.

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