We focus on engaging and educating youth to maximize their potential as leaders, encouraging them to participate and positively contribute in their schools, communities and beyond!
Registration opens January 2017
I would like to thank you for the opportunity to attend OELC. I found my experience to exceed my expectations. I liked the co-operation with the other students and that they were from so many different places. I learned the importance of optimism and how I need to keep looking at the positive and opportunities in life I have shared with my teachers and my students how great camp was. We developed trust so quickly with one another. I also learned to tuck in you pant legs with around chipmunks! “For all things that we have or ever might, the grandest thing that we will have is one another. Thanks again.
Our daughter, Maggie, absolutely loved her experience. She kept a journal each day and upon arrival home shared almost every moment of every day with us. Her enthusiasm, energy and personal reflection was wonderful. She commented before going to sleep last Thursday that it was “strange going to bed without a bunk over her head and she felt like a different person now.” I know she grew, as a person in a positive way and that would not have happened without the professionalism and support of your staff. Both of our daughters have had the privilege of attending OELC as grade 6 students. Thank you for that.
Sincerely K.S. & J.S.
OELC is the only place that I have ever been in my life that fosters acceptance of self and others. The unique atmosphere, the incredible staff, and the duration of stay allow each leader to accept who they are, what they have to offer, and teaches them how to use it in the most meaningful way. Whereas other camps focus on improving a specific skill, OELC focuses on improving the person. Just like Ghandi said, "Be the change you wish to see in the world". OELC makes you feel like you can.
K.C., Bridlewood Elementary School, Kanata