Did you know that many of our programming is led by young people (16yrs - 30yrs) who were once campers and/or teenagers in our programs? We call that the "recycling system" and it's to ensure that their is a personal and professional connection and understanding of what the DBYLC expects from it's leaders and for the vision of the program.
Our programs are free or low-cost to welcome as many young people as possible. We understand how life is getting more and more expensive and we want to accommodate as best as possible. This is why all our leaders have the "generosity clause" in their contracts. They welcome the volunteer component of their paid duties joyfully as they understand their role in mentorship and leadership presence is important for their personal growth and the success of the program.
All our leaders and camp staff go through a rigorous training program, police checks (18+) and our Safe Environment protocols. Theo Vecera and Anna Tafuto have children of their own and we know how important it is to ensure the safety and well-being of each child/teen in our care. Remember, just because you pay more somewhere else, it doesn't mean it's better! We are a non-profit youth community organization and we welcome over a 1000 youth and teens every year in all that we do. Welcome to our family! Please click below for this year's programs. At times, click on the "Community" box for special programming, pilot-projects, community collaboration and various types of youth/family/community workshops.