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Young Workers' School at Camp Jubilee

Join young workers from around the province for a weekend of learning, connecting and outdoor activities.

Each year the BCFED hosts a Young Workers' School at Camp Jubilee for workers aged 30 or under. The School is held in a retreat-like environment in the Indian Arm. Participants will attend courses to help them build skills related to the labour movement, political and community organizing, and leadership skills. In addition to coursework, attendees will be able to participate in a variety of outdoor activities and connect with other young workers from around the province.

This year's School will be held September 15-17, 2017.

Participants will depart from Deep Cove Public Docks on Friday afternoon and return on Sunday afternoon. Please arrive at Deep Cove by 3:30 pm on Friday, September 15.

Parking is limited. Participants are encouraged to carpool. Bus shuttle service will be provided from the Lonsdale Quay to the Deep Cove dock. To register for the shuttle, please choose this option in your registration.


Registration for Camp Jubilee is closed.

Registration deadline: August 25, 2017

Participants are asked to review the required waiver in advance. Each participant will be required to sign the waiver to attend the Young Workers’ School.


All cancellations must be received in writing and accompanied by proof of payment.

Cancellations received before August 25th will receive a full refund minus a $50 administrative charge.

There will be no refunds for cancellations received after August 25th.


1. Introduction to the Labour Movement
2. Organizing to Win
3. Workplace Mental Health
4. Introduction to Labour History
5. Leading Workshops with Confidence
6. Equity and Inclusion in the Workplace

Getting here

We will travel to Camp Jubilee from Deep Cove by boat. Please do not bring heavy or bulky gear. Review the packing guide.
Please meet at the Government Dock at 3:30 pm on September 15th. There is limited parking available at the dock so carpooling, public transit or taking the shuttle service is advised.

Check out the map: Here


Participants will participate in two outdoor activities.
Selections include kayaking, long boat canoeing, a nature hike, archery, high ropes. Each session is about 1 hour with 30 minutes of set up, instruction and transit time.


All meals will be provided with your registration. This includes breakfast, lunch, dinner and an evening snack. Camp Jubilee has a nut free policy, so do not bring anything that may contain nuts. Be sure to list any food allergies or restrictions on your registration form, or complete this Special Diets Form and send to


This is a BC Federation of Labour event and participants at the school represent both their union and the BCFED. Respectful conduct and adherence to the BCFED Anti-Harassment Policy is expected at all times during the event.

Participants will be asked to sign a Code of Conduct Agreement confirming their understanding of these expectations prior to arriving at the Camp.


If you have questions or need more information about the young workers school, contact