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Summer Camp leadership program for teens ages 15-17

Don't miss the December 1, 2022 deadline for applying to CEO

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A Life-Changing Experience

Our passion is to provide young people with the personal skills and leadership abilities they need to become the CEO of their own lives. Being part of the CEO Leadership Program will definitely teach you a lot, but this four-week program on Lake Rosseau is so much more than that – it will change your life.

 

Ages 15-17 (Born 2006-2008)

The cost of the four week leadership program is $6,487.00 + HST.

SESSION 1: JULY 2 – 29  //  SESSION 2: JULY 30 – AUGUST 26
Acceptance into this program is by application and interview. We highly recommend you register for our regular Summer Camp program to ensure you can enjoy your favourite weeks and activities. If you are accepted into CEO, all payments already deposited will be transferred to your CEO account.

Applying to CEO is easy!

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Apply by December 1, 2022, and be sure to include 2 references.

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Participate in an in-person (or Zoom for residents outside Ontario) interview mid-February 2023.

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Find out about your acceptance into the program by March 6th, 2023.

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Secure your spot by making a deposit by March 13th, 2023.

How to Apply – Starting September 28th, 2022

Complete a CEO Application

All CEO applications will be completed online. Applications must be submitted before the deadline of Thursday, December 1, 2022 at 11:59pm EST. You will receive a confirmation email once the application is completed.

The CEO application will consist of short answer questions (examples can be found below) as well as a reference section. We require two references and you will need their email addresses prior to completing the application. The references provided will be emailed a short questionnaire from us once the application has been submitted.

Example Questions:
Why do you consider the CEO Leadership Program appropriate for you at this time in your life? Outline how this program could be of assistance to your immediate and future goals.

In the CEO Leadership Program you will be learning and working together with other young leaders. Please identify one personal attribute or skill that you will bring into the program this summer. Explain how you will use this to enrich the learning experience for your peers.

Leaders need to be open to personal growth. What is an area in your life you’d like to improve on and why?

INSTRUCTIONS FOR HOW TO COMPLETE THE ONLINE APPLICATION:

If you have previously attended Muskoka Woods as a guest you will need to use the email address on file for your individual profile. CEO applicants must use their own email to create an account when applying. If you need to add an email address to your individual profile you can call our Guest Relations Team OR have your parent/guardian update it online through their online account.

To update your email address in the online account please have your parent/guardian follow these steps:

  1. Click here to login to manage MY FAMILY
  2. Click on your child’s name
  3. Add your child’s email address to their profile
  4. Log off

Once you have an email address on file:

    1. Click APPLY NOW on the CEO page of the website
    2. Type in your email address
    3. Click FORGOT YOUR PASSWORD?
    4. Follow the prompts to create a password until you end up at your DASHBOARD
    5. Click on STAFF ACCOUNT located at the top right corner of the page
    6. Click APPLY NOW
    7. Click on CEO LEADERSHIP PROGRAM – 2023 GUEST APPLICATION
    8. Complete the application as prompted

    If you have never attended Muskoka Woods before, you can do the following:

    1. Click APPLY NOW
    2. Create a new account
    3. Complete the application as prompted

    Please be aware that the CEO application is housed within our HR Portal, therefore if you see any employment/staff terminology you do not need to be worried – it is still an application to be a CEO Guest. If you encounter any issues throughout the application process or have any questions please call Guest Relations at 705-732-4373 press 1 or email ceo@muskokawoods.com.

    The CEO Lodge

    In 2018, we built a state-of-the-art accommodation, meeting room and facilitation space for YOU – our CEOs!

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    The Leadership Studio

    Each day, CEOs meet in the Leadership Studio, a building designed specifically to inspire and train young leaders. Part artist’s loft, part monastic retreat and part family cottage, this 4,000 square-foot, purpose-built space sits on the glistening shores of Lake Rosseau. Combining one-of-a-kind, hands-on learning with unparalleled outdoor amenities, the Leadership Studio offers a unique personal development experience for our CEOs.

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    What to Expect

    Outdoor Experiences

    Outdoor experiences are a great way to foster team building in CEO. Especially during our first few days and weeks of CEO, we’ll participate in outdoor experiences that will leave lasting, great memories and instill in you valuable team building skills.

    Key Learning Resources

    EAGLE’S FLIGHT®

    The CEO program is powered by Eagle’s Flight, an innovative leader in the development and delivery of practical training programs for the global business community. We have access to their top workshops and experiential programs designed to help the CEOs grow in their leadership development.

    PERSONAL PROFILE SYSTEM®, DIMENSIONS OF BEHAVIOR (DISC)

    Taught by John McAuley, the Personal Profile System® helps you better understand yourself and others. You will heighten your understanding of your behavioural profile and identify the environment most conducive to your success. At the same time, you will learn about the differences of others and the environment they need for productivity and teamwork.

    Practical Experience

    Each CEO will spend three weeks in one of our athletic or arts areas. They will observe the class, job shadow the instructor, learn about the preparation and planning process, assist in leading a class, and be evaluated as they lead a class on their own. CEO assist staff in planning and facilitating evening programs for our younger guests. They will also work in the kitchen, Camp Store or office to experience the full spectrum of jobs offered at Muskoka Woods™.

    Accreditation

    Assessment is an integral part of the CEO experience. CEOs will receive ongoing feedback, as they reflect on their growth and are evaluated by our Program Leaders, who are certified teachers. Every experience is graded and a final mark is given for completion of the program. CEOs will also receive one full Grade 11 Ontario High School credit (GPP30 Leadership and Peer Support) with successful graduation*. For more information on the accreditation, please contact ceo@muskokawoods.com.

     

    *CEOs who do not attend school in the province of Ontario will not be able to receive the high school credit, however, they will receive all the same instruction and assessment. All CEOs will get an official diploma upon successful completion of the program and Muskoka Woods will approve 40 hours of community service for anyone who does not obtain the high school credit.

    Topics Explored
    • Setting and understanding your goals
    • Communicating effectively and assertively
    • Determining your learning style
    • Conflict management, managing-up and looking for leadership
    • Self-confidence and taking initiatives
    • Dreaming about your future and choosing the right career path
    • Understanding your unique abilities, personality and the personality of others
    Amazing Staff

    The CEOs are led by a team of staff who are hired specifically for their interest and passion for the development of young people. These staff members are there to plan, facilitate and participate in all activities with the CEOs, and to develop relationships with them along the way.

    Faith-Based Discussion

    Muskoka Woods™ is a Christian youth resort that encourages young people to explore their beliefs. Each day, CEOs will have the opportunity to participate in thought provoking conversations about faith and spirituality.

    Fun!

    Remember: FUN is our trademark! Every day, CEOs will have the chance to participate in many of the awesome activities Muskoka Woods™ offers, as well as one-of-a-kind evening programs that are exclusive to the CEO Leadership Program.

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