Bears’ Lair Youth Summer Dream Camp

The Bears’ Lair team is excited to host a free 3-day Indigenous Youth Dream Entrepreneur Camp this summer at the St. Eugene Resort in ʔa ̓qam near Cranbrook, BC.

All Indigenous Youth ages 11 to 18 in the region can APPLY NOW to join us for an interactive 3-day business Dream Camp. Experience life as an entrepreneur, learn Business FUNdamentals and make new connections and friends…we provide all of the food, fun and hands-on activities!

There’s only 25 spots available!

PLEASE APPLY BEFORE MAY 30TH as we are writing proposals to secure travel support for Youth and their families to attend.


What happens at a Youth Dream Camp? Watch highlight videos on Bears’ Lair TV YouTube!

We provide everything to shape your ideas for NEW business into start-up plans and presentations!

● Tons of food, fun, workbooks, FREE hoodies and chances to win prizes.

● A safe, inclusive learning space to explore new ideas, develop skills and build social confidence.

● Hands-on activities to tackle 5 Team Challenges with Team Coach/mentors. Work with your Team to shape a start-up business plan then create and record your own Team Video Pitch!

● One Youth Team will EACH WIN $250 at the Community Celebration Event on July 14th!Learn more about our agenda and activities in this 2-page Youth Dream Camp Experience Overview.

We are honoured to work with Ktunaxa Nation Council and Shuswap Indian Band team members to support Indigenous Youth ages 11 to 18 from across the region to attend!

LOCATION: The 3-day Youth Dream Camp will be held at the St. Eugene Resort in ʔa ̓qam Address: 7777 Mission Road near Cranbrook, BC.

Visit the St. Eugene Resort website

DREAM CAMP TRAINING DATES – Monday to Wednesday, July 10th to 12th 9:30am to 4:00pm We start with a traditional greeting, breakfast and group introductions…then Youth start working with Team Coach/Mentors to tackle 5 Team Challenges. Breakfasts, lunches and laughter are included each day as Youth Teams work together to shape a start up plan, mini-pitch and then record 5-minute Team Video Pitches for their new business ideas!

COMMUNITY CELEBRATION DINNER EVENT – Thursday, July 13th from 5:00pm to 8:30pm Enjoy an amazing dinner event, meet our sponsors and Dream Camp Team, celebrate the Youth participants, watch the Youth Team Pitch Videos they created and see which Youth Team is chosen by our friendly Guest Judge panel to win an extra $250 each!

COST: Thanks to our generous sponsors at Paper Excellence, this 4-day Dream Camp Experience is FREE for Youth and the community!


Questions? Email, text YOUTH to 604-783-8304.