Outback Power Pack for the Ladies!

The Town of Slave Lake’s Community Services Department is regularly putting on different community programs. One program in particular that is coming up for young ladies in the area, this KimLabour Day weekend, is Outback Power Pack (OBPP). Slave Lake Region was lucky enough to hear about this program from Kim Lukan the Town’s Community Recreational Programmer and Adult Leader for this special weekend. Everyone, I’d like to introduce you to the lovely Kim and this is what she had to say about Outback Power Pack:

“Outback Power Pack has been (to my knowledge) going on for 15+ years and has offered young women going into grades 7, 8 or 9, a camp where they can learn about some very important social issues that teens may face. Outback Power Pack Camp is a Town of Slave Lake Program that has received funding from numerous agencies and organizations such as Family Community Support Services (FCSS), The MD of Lesser Slave, Slave Lake Kinettes Club and the Town of Slave Lake. This year we are going to the gorgeous Camp YoWoChAs (YWCA Camp) at Wabamun Lake!

I don’t want to speak too much about our possible social programming this year – but we are working towards some very important and interesting topics. These topics we believe will be very useful in these young ladies lives. To give you a glimpse, in the past at OBPP we had the girls make videos for themselves for when they will be 30 (it’s a 13 going on 30 sort of theme) this was very popular. We also have times for journaling, healthy relationship courses and healthy eating + positive body image sessions all scheduled. Along with the social components of this weekend, we supplement the girl’s days with recreational activities that will balance out the topics we discuss. Here are some of the recreational activities the ladies can expect: Canoeing, zip-lining, low and high ropes course, archery, swimming, polar dips, sensory hikes and just the outdoors!

OBPP mini posterOverall, we strive to provide a safe, comfortable and friendly environment for these girls. By the end of camp – we have all made new relationships that will last us a lifetime! There’s something about “camp” that just brings us all together and forms this bond between us girls. It provides us, as leaders the opportunity to become mentors to these young women and it provides the girls the opportunity to expand past their typical friends group and meet new people! We are EXTREMELY excited about this year and can’t wait to meet all the campers!”

– Kim Lukan, Community Recreational Programmer TOSL

The great news is there are still spaces available for Outback Power Pack! Registration is taking place at the MRC, until  Wednesday, August 26th , 2015. If you have any questions be sure to contact Kim at (780) 849-1605 or kim.lukan@slavelake.ca.

Happy Monday everyone!

About Kyla Hackett:

My name is Kyla Hackett and I'm a writer for the Slave Lake Region website. I am also the Family and Community Support Services (FCSS) Coordinator for the Town of Slave Lake. What is FCSS you might ask? Well, we are all about building up preventative social programs in Slave Lake. We also enjoy informing everyone about the exciting monthly events taking place around here! Be sure to email me (kyla.hackett@slavelake.ca) if you have a community event you would like to spread the word about.

Ciao for now!