Spend 7 days sailing around the British Columbia Gulf Islands on a 37-foot sailboat while learning all about being a Survive & Thrive Expedition facilitator. The stunning scenery and sailing skills will be our backdrop as we explore all the in’s and out’s of planning and leading an adventure expedition with other young adult cancer survivors. By the end of this trip, you will have a solid understanding of what is necessary to provide young adult cancer survivors with a once-in-a-lifetime adventure. As this is a leadership training program, only participants who wish to become a Survive & Thrive trip leader can attend this trip. It is expected that in the two years after attending this trip you will attend at least one trip as a “peer mentor” (year 1, covering 50% of trip fees) and one trip trip as a “co-facilitator” (year 2, no cost), with the ultimate goal of becoming the “trip leader” of your very own Survive & Thrive Expedition trip by year 3 (receiving a trip facilitator stipend). Limited spots are available and an extensive application and pre-trip interview will be required. There are limited spots available for the Expedition Facilitator Training program an applying will be a competitive process. Not every person who applies will be able to participate.

Trip Info

Who: This trip is open to any young adult cancer survivors aged 18 to 30 who wishes to become an expedition trip leader with Survive & Thrive.

When: August 18th – 24th, 2019

Cost: This trip is free with the expectation of a long-term volunteer commitment to Survive & Thrive.

Other Details

  1. Each participant is responsible for their travel to and from Campbell River, BC.  Arrive at the airport in Campbell River before 12:00 pm on August 18th and fly out of the Campbell River airport anytime on August 25th.
  2. You will be required to fill out an extensive application form and complete a pre-expedition interview before your spot on the trip can be confirmed.