North Peace Savings Sends Four Peace Region Youth to Yes Camp

North Peace Savings and Credit Union invests $10,000 in four lucky teens who will attend an empowering week at BC’s Yes! Youth Leadership Camp

FORT ST. JOHN, BC, April 30, 2013 — This summer, North Peace Savings and Credit Union (NPSCU) will send four Peace Region youth to BC’s Yes! Youth Leadership Camp. The camp is an opportunity for youth aged 14—18 to learn new, empowering skills, develop and appreciate new values, and grow as individuals. It is available to anyone in BC but is located on Southern Vancouver Island, making it a costly journey for families in the Peace Region. By sponsoring four promising teenagers, NPSCU is making this experience accessible for Peace Region teens.

The Yes! Youth Camp has been offering week-long leadership retreats at their facilities, located on Lake Cowichan, for over 35 years. Their skill-strengthening programs and activities are designed to help young people reach their potential. Yes! Camp encourages youth of all backgrounds to grow and develop by providing mentorship, recreation, and most of all, a space for young people to become the capable leaders that they can be. NPSCU's $10,000 contribution will send teens from Fort Nelson, Taylor, Hudson’s Hope, and Fort St. John. 



“Without their sponsorship, I never would have been able to experience all the cool things we did,” says Bree, who went last year through an NPSCU sponsorship. “It was one of the best weeks of my life,” echoes Paige, another camper sponsored by NPSCU. “All week we learned interesting and useful skills like trust, teamwork, and most importantly, leadership. We did so many fun activities.”

Interested families should apply for one of NPSCU's Yes! Youth Camp sponsorships by visiting: npscu.ca, downloading an application, and delivering to their local branch by June 3rd, 2013.

For more information on this empowering opportunity, please visit http://www.theyes.ca/

ABOUT NORTH PEACE SAVINGS AND CREDIT UNION
North Peace Savings and Credit Union is a full-service financial organization offering banking, commercial, investment and insurance products. Located in Northeast British Columbia, North Peace Savings has proudly served the north for over 65 years and is committed to the social, economic and environmental well-being of the communities in which it operates. NPSCU has four branches, a financial planning office, over 11,000 members and was recently recognized for the 3rd consecutive year as the People’s Choice winner of “Best Financial Institution”.

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For more information, visit www.npscu.ca or contact:

Janice Van Dolah

Manager, Marketing and Community Investment

North Peace Savings and Credit Union

10344 100 St
Fort St John, BC V1J 3Z1

Email: jvandolah@npscu.ca
Phone: 250 793 9205