YLCC Lake Simcoe
498 Moon Point Drive, Oro-Medonte ON L3V 0R8
- Follow Hwy 400 North to Hwy 11 North
- Take Exit 129 towards Memorial Ave (Simcoe Rd. #49) into Orillia
- Travel 1 km to Woodland Drive and turn right
- Follow Local Directions
Our Leadership Training Centre programs are VERY popular, so we encourage you to book early to ensure that you get the facility and date for which you are looking.
Please note that exclusive use of our Lake Simcoe facility is available for groups of 150 people of more.
Our Leadership Training Centre is unique – as it allows you, the client, to customize your own leadership training program. Leading up to your retreat, you will work closely with our Program Directors to create programming that will meet your group’s specific needs and goals.
The Leadership Training Centre at YLCC Lake Simcoe is available for booking each spring and fall,
A few words from past clients who have attended leadership retreats at YLCC with their schools and community groups:
"This was an unbelievable experience for our staff and students. Our school has really come together as a community because of YLCC! Thank you!"
-- Dustin Graham (Grade 8 Teacher, Courtice Intermediate School)
Watching a team of people grow and develop together is an exciting thing. Our Leadership Training Centre can provide the time, space and place that your group needs to develop their cohesion, teamwork and understanding of one another. Through single and multi-day leadership retreats, your group can develop new and hone exisiting leadership skills, that will make them more productive, efficient and team-focused.
At YLCC, our ultimate goal is to help your group reach its unique potential. Our Leadership Training Centre help to inspire and empower today’s youth to leave a positive impact on our world. With our innovative programming and dynamic staff, we instil in students, a greater understanding of the short and long-term impacts of their words, choices and actions.
The potential of a group is far greater than the sum of its parts. At YLCC, our ultimate goal is to help your group reach its unique potential. We offer dynamic, highly-customized leadership training retreats at our Leadership Training Centre at YLCC Lake Simcoe.
Every single person can be a leader – it doesn’t matter where you come from or what your story is.
And every person, team and group can benefit from YLCC’s leadership training programs that are specifically designed to take your team to the next level. Whether you are part of a students’ council at school or are working at a Fortune 500 company, our Leadership Training Centre can help design, support and facilitate a program that is customized to meet your group’s needs and goals.
We brought 40 students, mostly juniors, and the layout of the conference space and dorm space made our staff feel comfortable with supervision. The college also made it super easy for meals - everything was in the same complex. I HIGHLY recommend trying out this conference for those schools who haven’t yet. Top notch leadership experience!
Thanks so much for an amazing conference. We’re already looking forward to EOSLC 2018!
I want to thank you for giving my students the opportunity to attend EOSLC!! On the drive home, they were discussing how wonderful the speakers were, and the spirit leaders, and the venue, and the whole experience!!!
I know they have taken with them new insight as to what it means to be a leader! I thank you for that! You must be so proud to have so much positive influence on the youth of tomorrow.
Thank you, thank you!!
We had such a great time! Your camp is aMazing. The students loved it, and did things they never thought they would have! The slide show at the end was the cherry on top!!!
Students were very engaged, enthusiastic and excited. Stu is hilarious…seriously. “Humour is never a bad thing” said one student.
They say a great presenter “leaves them wanting more”. Well, we loved your presentation and the entire team asked me when you will be back! You are truly STUpendous!
Stu is an energetic, entertaining and dynamic presenter. He captures is audiences’ attention and keeps the room engaged for the entire presentation! His stories in his presentation captures everyone at different points, even the teachers!
Stu was great! Staff and students felt it really broke the anxiety in the building and we even got cupcakes today from one of the students.
Stu was fantastic. There is nothing better than seeing 600 adolescents laughing their heads off. He delivers a terrific message and has the entire audience engaged, thinking, listening and most importantly laughing within seconds, and he keeps it going for over an hour. Thanks again on behalf of the Shores!!
Stu’s speech did exactly what I hoped it would do when I tried to bring him in: it brought the school together for a good laugh while empowering the student body to be the change they wish to see in their classroom. I feel he hit this goal perfectly.
I really liked how the speech really just seemed like Stu was telling us funny stories, but he always related it back to the overall message. It didn’t sound like a speech at all, it was as if he was just talking to the crowd. I would say that he is excellent in connecting with the audience and keeping them entertained. There was not a two minute period in Stu’s speech were nobody was laughing. He kept us amused throughout the entire presentation. I thought he was perfect.
I would highly recommend Stu, his engaging personality was a real hook for the students and his messages were ones that many of them could identify with. The humour was great and the students shared that they enjoyed the presentation.
Stu is personable. Students are willing to listen to him. They enjoy listening to him. He has a message, but he is also entertaining. He is fun to listen to and students don’t feel talked down to or preached at.
OSLC has played a pivotal role in the growth and development of our Student Activities Council leadership group over the 10 years we have been attending. The chance to get away together, bond as a group, meet other awesome leaders and advisors from across the province, and be challenged by some of the best speakers in the world has made a huge impact on the enthusiasm and effectiveness of our leadership program.”
“Just want to thank the Pigeon Lake YLCC staff for another wonderful experience. My Grade 7 class just returned from their overnight with smiles on their faces and singing ‘pizza man’. I have taken a group for a number of years now and I never tire of the experience. YOU rock!”
“Thank you Stu and Ornj and the AMAZING counsellors and staff for making the past two weeks amazing for Noah. He sobbed when we left, and can’t wait to return. He showed me his journal and we compared it to last year’s - what a difference a year makes.”
“Nothing makes my heart sing more, than to see my kids having the most amazing life experiences together. YLCC makes this happen every year. Pure Gold. ‘Thank You’ can’t really cover it …”
“Thank you for the best summer I have experienced to date. YLCC taught me how to embrace my values and to express opinions. The entire camp and amazing staff believed in me achieving any goal I were to set. “
OSLC to me is family, period.
OSLC showed me through the people I met what it was to be a better leader by how you act and what you do.
OSLC is an experience where you can literally go and see 1000’s of other teens that have the same desire as you to lead and make a change in the world. The energy is electric, the movement is massive and the memories are completely unforgettable. The experience is one you fully cant understand without going there, there is an indescribable and irreplacable feeling that is created there, and it sticks even after you leave.
OSLC changed my life. I have never felt so alive in my entire life. I met so many people who I will be life long friends with. The energy is amazing and the inspiration is indescribable.
If there was one memory I could remember it would be OSLC.
I don’t even know how to begin or where to start telling you how amazing OSLC was and how amazing and incredible you are! This event was truly life changing for me and my council, thank you so much for this, for OSLC and for you. You are truly an inspiration and have shown me so much and have lit a fire inside me.
I have been bringing students to the Ontario Student Leadership Conference for over 10 years. Our students clamour for a spot at the conference because they have heard about it and want to be a part of it. They always come back from the conference excited and motivated to make positive changes in our school and community. The speakers are always world class and the workshops inspire and educate the students, I look forward to being part of this incredible conference for years to come, keep up the great work.
This conference consistently fosters, in the students who attend, a sense of community in leadership that I’ve yet to see generated to this degree anywhere else. Former students have told me, years later, that the OSLC was the highlight of their high school experience. I believe them.
I have been attending OSLC a number of years with our Students’ Council Executive. There is no other opportunity that I am able to offer my students that leads to such enthusiasm and ideas for the school year. Many of my students have worked as Spirit Leaders at the conference, and more than once students have told me how OSLC has changed their life. On top of that, OSLC is one of the very few conferences that allow for PD for staff members who work in student leadership. More than once I have had my own commitment to student leadership refreshed through workshops at OSLC.
I was at the OCA conference on May 6th, and I just wanted to thank you on being such a wicked keynote… you definitely put me back in the camp mindset and reminded me of what’s truly important about the up-coming summer. Once again, a job very well done.
The students really enjoyed Stu’s humour and low-key but critical message about getting involved and getting the most out of their High School experience. I would recommend Stu as a speaker who relates well to students, is funny, and gets the message out without preaching.