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The Youth Excellence Society

Vancouver Island based leadership program serving British Columbia teens through overnight summer camps, school workshops and online courses.

For over 45 years, the YES has been providing a unique learning experience for over 15,000 youth across BC. The YES is a charitable organization that has no religious affiliation and is supported through the province's co-operative and credit union movement.


What's new at The YES?

Summer Camps 2024



  • Register for Summer 2024 camps!

  • 2024 YES Scholarship Program is currently open. Apply now!

  • Are you a YES Camp or Camp Rainbow Alumni? Stay in touch with us here

We believe our programming not only changes the lives of our participants,

but provides them with the tools and skills to create positive change

in their family, school, and community.

Youth Leadership Camp

School Programs

The YES was the best thing that has happened to my daughter and I have no doubt that the skills she has learned there will continue to help foster her into a pretty terrific human being for a long time to come.

-Heather, Parent of YES Camp Participant

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