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Montreal Families

Camp helps train teenagers to become leaders

As the saying goes, leaders aren’t born, they are made. The Clinique D.P.P. Sarah-Emmanuella in Pierrefonds is holding a leadership camp this summer to help teenagers tap into the qualities that will make them the trailblazers of tomorrow.

The camp is for girls aged 13 to 17 and also accepts girls and boys with mild intellectual disabilities who are between 13 and 21. Potential participants with special needs will be screened prior to the camp’s June start date to determine their needs, said clinic director Emmanuella Michel.

Campers will learn to deal with bullying, intimidation and anxiety, learn how to communicate effectively and take part in workshops on self-awareness and kickboxing classes. Those who sign up for four weeks can participate in a music program where they write their own song, which is then recorded and given to them on a CD. There will also be outings to La Ronde, water parks and downtown Montreal, among other places.

Counsellors will be CEGEP and university students studying in the special education field. A two-week counsellor-in-training (CIT) program is also available for those 16 and up.

The camp takes place from June 21 to Aug. 21 at 15744 Pierrefonds Blvd. It costs $185 a week and $300 for the two-week CIT program. For more information, call 514-447-4202 or visit clinicdpp.com

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