Youth Interagency

Wild Wednesdays

Announcing the 2024 Wild Wednesday lineup! Registration will open June 19 at 9:00am.

Thank you to Tourmaline for sponsoring Wild Wednesdays, allowing us to offer the YIA Olympics on August 14, and outdoor movie on August 28 for free, and to subsidize the cost of our other events!

Learn all about the world of 3D printing with instructor Echo McKelvie! Participants will explore possible applications for use, unique career opportunities, and make their own creation with 3D pens. Take home your own fidget spinner - made on a 3D printer. Snacks and drinks provided.

When: 5:00-7:00pm on Wednesday, July 3

Where: Griffith's Park Centre (5414-6th Ave)

Register HERE!

Join YIA as we hit the road and head to Whitecourt for a round of mini golf, followed by an afternoon at Festival Park. Bring a tube or borrow one of ours to hit the river slides. Please pack a lunch or bring money for the concession. Snacks provided. Bus departs Griffith's Park Centre parking lot at 9:00am, and will return by 4:00pm.
 
County pickup/dropoff available at Fulham School. Please let us know at time of registration if this is your pickup location: nicolet@edson.ca

When: 9:00am-4:00pm on Wednesday, July 31

Where: Pickup/dropoff at Griffith's Park Centre (5414-6th Ave)

Register HERE!

Join YIA as we travel to Niton for a swim in their outdoor pool and time on the pumptrack and park space. Don't forget your scooter and helmet! We have limited space to bring a few bikes, please let us know in advance if you would like to bring your bike: nicolet@edson.ca. Please pack a lunch. Snacks provided.

When: 12:00-4:30pm on Wednesday, July 31

Where: Pickup/dropoff at Griffith's Park Centre (5414-6th Ave)

Register HERE!

Stay tuned for more information!

Join YIA as we hit the road and head to Hinton for a visit to Airplay Trampoline Park, followed by afternoon activities at the Beaver Boardwalk.
 
Please pack a lunch & dress for the weather. Snacks provided. County pickup/dropoff available in Marlboro. Please let us know at time of registration if this is your pickup location: nicolet@edson.ca

When: 9:00am-4:00pm on Wednesday, August 21

Where: Pickup/dropoff at Griffith's Park Centre (5414-6th Ave)

Register HERE!

Join us for a FREE youth-only outdoor movie, complete with a free concession sponsored by Tourmaline! Starts at dusk (approximately 9pm).

Watch for more information!

YIA - Action-Packed Camps

Spend your summer unplugged with Edson Youth Interagency, and the return of our Action-Packed camps! These camps are for youth ages 10-14 and will include activities like; gymnastics, field trips, canoeing, team building, tie-dying, sports, cooking, swimming, outdoor pursuits, and more!

Camps run 9:30am-3:30pm, Monday-Thursday. Pick-up and dropoff at Kinsmen Shack (located in Kinsmen Park). $125/week. Space is limited.

This camp will include walking to different locations in town, and using bus transportation to visit other locations. A full itinerary will be provided closer to the camp. These camps are a cellphone-free zone. Additional waivers will be required.
 
Registration opens June 19 at 9:00am.
 
LGBTQ+ youth are always welcome! Participants are encouraged to register for the camp that they identify most closely with.

When: 9:30am-3:30pm Monday, July 15 - Thursday, July 18

Where: Pickup/dropoff at Kinsmen Shack in Kinsmen Park

Register HERE!

A sneak peek at what we will be doing throughout the week:

Monday: Team building games, field trip to Surprise Lake Camp for canoeing lessons & fire building

Tuesday: Tie dye, Spikeball tourney, basketball, cooking session at HRH Foods Lab

Wednesday: Volunteering at Edson Food Bank, driving range lessons at Edson Golf Club

Thursday: Ninja gymnastics, swimming & inflatables

& much more!

When: 9:30am-3:30pm Monday, July 15 - Thursday, July 18

Where: Pickup/dropoff at Kinsmen Shack in Kinsmen Park

Register HERE!

A sneak peek at what we will be doing throughout the week:

Monday: Team building games, field trip to Surprise Lake Camp for canoeing lessons & fire building

Tuesday: Tie dye, Spikeball tourney, basketball, cooking session at HRH Foods Lab

Wednesday: Volunteering at Edson Food Bank, aerial arts class

Thursday: Gymnastics, swimming & inflatables

& much more!

What do we do?

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The Youth Interagency Committee is devoted to fostering empowerment and having a positive impact in the lives of youth in Edson and Yellowhead County.  We believe in the potential of youth as they become confident, competent and caring individuals.  We are a committed group who aim to provide leadership opportunities, standards of excellence and enjoyable and safe activities for youth.

 

 

 

 

Respect

Respect for self, others, and the community

Responsibility

Developing amongst the youth a sense of responsibility for self, others and

community

Choices/Knowledge

Provide youth with the knowledge and choices to turn away from high risk

activities such as drugs and alcohol

Leadership

Provide youth with leadership opportunities

Diversity & Inclusion

Creating safe & inclusive environments that foster diversity & acceptance

If you would like to join our committee or become an event supervisor, please fill out this form and email it to lexia@edson.ca

 YIA Volunteer Application Form