Summer Youth Camp – Camp Toosoo
Camp Toosoo is summer camping trip, “Camp Toosoo”. The trip consisted of 5 days at a site on outside but within Alberta. The participation is huge close to 200 kids/youth, as well as community involvement from parents to volunteers. The camp caters mainly Somali Canadian youth aged 13 and above but open to all Canadians. Other ethnic Canadian has expressed interest in joining our summer camp and participated. We make sure we have enough parent volunteers, camp councillors, and staff volunteers.
Our goal was to build upon previous year’s success and that is to provide a foundation of leadership, activism and faith within the Somali youth population across the Edmonton region by developing and encouraging Somali Youth to be at the forefront in the development of their communities. Our aim is to inspire and cultivate organized activism, leadership skills and develop role models amongst young generations of Somali youth
Our mission was to build confident individuals with a sense of identity and consciousness of their responsibilities. To achieve this we decided to use various methods such as leadership training program, summer youth camps, workshops, youth summits, and take home projects.