The Salesian Youth Leadership program is fundamental to Don Bosco Camp.
As part of our camp mission, we are committed to creating opportunities for young people in a wide variety of community settings.
The main youth leadership focus of Don Bosco Camp is the annual Leadership Camp, see below for further details.
The Salesians of Don Bosco also have a variety of youth leadership opportunities available for young people, including retreats, youth groups and our annual Salesian Youth gathering, OzBosco.
For more information on Salesian Youth Ministry works, visit the Australian Salesian Website.
The annual Leadership Camp is a week-long training course designed to provide leaders and potential leaders with a variety of tools, techniques and, most importantly, hands on experience in working with young people.
The leadership program is a valuable experience designed to support, encourage and equip participants to work with young people, not only on camps, but also in a wide variety of settings such as youth groups, parishes, schools and community groups.
Don Bosco firmly believed in peer-to-peer mentoring and leadership and it is on this model that we base our program. After completion of the leadership course, leaders are encouraged to participate as leaders on our holiday programs, joining our team and working beside more experienced leaders.
Who are the leaders?
Don Bosco Camp is in the fortunate position of having a pool of around 80-100 trained leaders who volunteer to run our holiday camps. Don Bosco Camp Leaders are a team of committed and passionate young people who specialise in running holiday camps.
The members of the team have years of experience running holiday camps, retreats and leadership training for young people. Many of these leaders were originally campers themselves who return to camp as young leaders eager to provide the next generation of campers the same fun-filled camp experience that they had.
All Don Bosco Camp Leaders work with the Salesian philosophy of friendship, fun and joy, walking beside the young.