Youth Leadership Program


If you enjoy arts & crafts, the outdoors, and working with kids, you'll want to be part of our dynamic Summer Discovery Youth Leadership Team!

What is the Youth Leadership Program? Group shot of Youth Leaders

The Youth Leadership program is for youth aged 14+, and includes three days of training seminars, followed by a two week placement within our award winning Summer Discovery camps.  Our training seminars will run the first week of July and will prepare you for volunteering with children between the ages of 4-11. Topics include leadership, team-building and child development. Your following two week placement will take place between July 9- August 17 with your choice of volunteering within our Junior Discovery Camp (ages 4-6) or Summer Discovery Camp (ages 7-11). 

Training/Orientation Days

We will be holding mandatory orientation days for our Youth Leaders the first week of July. Please see below for the schedule:

Tues, July 3rd: 9 AM- 4 PM Today is all about team building, getting to know the Museum and learning all about the role of Youth Leader in our day camps. Please bring a bagged lunch, water and prepare to be outside. 

Wed, July 4th : 8:30 AM- 12 NOON; or 1 PM-4:30 PM Today you will be assisting within our Wild Card Wednesday day camp program. You will be assigned to attend either the morning (8:30 AM- 12 NOON) or afternoon (1 PM- 4 PM) session.  

Thurs, July 5th: 9 AM- 3:30 PM OPTIONAL Emergency First Aid & CPR 'C' with AED training. Training will take place at the Peterborough Museum & Archives and there is an additional cost of $55.00 to be paid prior to the training date. Please bring a bagged lunch.

Fri, July 6th: 12:30 PM- 2:30 PM Join us for a pizza lunch, allocation of volunteer assignments and wrap up. 

Cost of Program

There is a $25 +HST  fee for the Youth Leadership Program. This includes orientation, pizza lunch & t-shirt. An extra fee of $55 is required if you wish to attend the optional Emergency First Aid and Level 'C' CPR with AED training on Thursday, July 4th. 

How to Volunteer

You can register for our Youth Leadership Program 3 different ways:

1. Online through our registration page

2. By calling the Museum at 705.743.5180. We can easily register over the phone with a credit card.

3. In person at 300 Hunter Street East, Peterborough. 

Once you have successfully submitted your form, you will be contacted by our Summer Programs Assistant to arrange an in-person meeting.  

Volunteer Requirements

To volunteer you must be 14 years of age or entering high school as of September 2018.

If you are aged 18+ you will be required to complete a police record check with vulnerable sector.If you are under the age of 18 you will be required to complete a "Police Information Check." All information regarding the police check process will be provided when you receive your acceptance as a volunteer. 

Youth Leaders 2016