BRAVE Leadership Program
The new summer MOSS B.R.A.V.E. (Building Relationships, Adventure, and Values through the Environment) program invites middle school students (ages 10–14) to make new friends, explore the outdoors, and gain leadership skills. This “counselor-in-training" program builds participants’ ability to lead youth programs and apply them within our McCall community. Participants will:
- Take CPR Certification and Basic First Aid Training
- Gain experience leading groups of pre-K through elementary students in outdoor activities
- Develop and practice leadership and interpersonal skills
This day program is for participant ages 10-14.
Session 1: June 12 - June 30 (No programming June 19)
Session 2: July 10 - July 28
9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday-Friday
How to Enroll
We know that MOSS experiences benefit students of all backgrounds, and this year we are prioritizing students who might not otherwise have the opportunity to attend due to financial constraints.
- Online payment platform — U of I Marketplace (please check your email for an autoreply receipt)
Payments can be made prior to the program, or on the day of participation. We will begin to take payments a few weeks from the start of the program, after June 1. Until that time, your reservation is safe and we will contact everyone when payment is open.
Frequently Asked Questions
The student to instructor ratio depends on the size of the session. Our goal is to have five students to one field instructor to provide excellent mentorship.
MOSS is located inside of Ponderosa State Park (PSP) so we are fortunate to have the park as our playground. We will also canoe to various locations on Payette Lake. Our goal is to show students how to use McCall’s public bus system and visit various community locations including the McCall Library and Brown’s Park.
The program will run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. If you need to drop off your child late or pick them up early, just contact the on-call phone number 208-855-1081. Unfortunately, we cannot give any discounts. One full day is billed regardless of how long your child actually attended.
All instructors meet the hiring criteria of age and experience working with children. They have all passed a background check, taken four (4) protecting minors training courses, are First Aid and CPR certified, and have gone through our week-long intensive staff training. Some, but not all, are also lifeguard certified.