I WANT EVERY PERSON WHO WORKS TOWARDS GIVING YOUNG PEOPLE THE CONFIDENCE AND SKILLS TO BECOME A LEADER TO HAVE ACCESS TO THE RESOURCES THAT CAN HELP MAKE THAT GOAL A REALITY.

 
 
 

My Background:

My name is Michael Brooks and I have spent my past five summers in the incredible place that is YMCA Camp Silver Beach, Virginia, USA. In between each of these summers I earned a First Class Honours Degree in Applied Maths and Economics from the University of Glasgow. After spending a year living in Australia, I now live in London working as an Associate Consultant for a strategy consulting firm .The different activities and material on this site have been continuously developed over the past six years. While it has drawn primarily from resources created during my time at CSB, the making of those resources reflects the different opportunities and experiences I have had stretching as far back as I can remember.

 
 
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what did i do at camp?

I had a pretty amazing time would be the short answer, with each and every summer being unique. I began as a General Counsellor and High Ropes Instructor before returning in my second year as a counsellor again but this time as a sailing instructor. My next three years were all spent as part of the camp administrative team with the first as the Land Activities Assistant Director. The following two years were without doubt the highlight and were spent as the director of two specialist programs - Teen Adventure Camp and the Leadership Development Program.

 

 

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About

Find out about my background, the mission of this site and how to get in touch.

 

STANDARD ACTIVITES

Find activities that are easy to set up and make up important parts of some of our premium activities.

PREMIUM ACTIVITIES

Activities that bring a unique level of fun and engagement for the participants as well as delivering excellent development opportunities. All activities have been designed and tested by experience camp professionals and proven to deliver excellent results.  

ACTIVITY FINDER

No time to read through every activity? Find a list of all activities with each rated against the same categories from activity time to leadership development potential.

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Youth Workers and Camp Staff continually create and expand on wonderful activities and programs that are all aimed towards youth development. This platform is looking to create the bridge between those brilliant ideas and other youth workers across the globe. For all the past and present workers who have programs waiting to impact lives then YLR is the solution.

 


The most dangerous leadership myth is that leaders are born-that there is a genetic factor to leadership. That’s nonsense; in fact, the opposite is true. Leaders are made rather than born.
— Warren Bennis