Frequently Asked Questions

aka, the "FAQs"

Frequently Asked Questions

aka, the "FAQs"

Q: What is Ocean Heroes Bootcamp?

The Ocean Heroes HQ empowers existing and emerging youth leaders to create their own campaigns to take action against ocean plastic pollution. The campaigns created by Ocean Heroes support the achievement UN SDG 14.1 by 2025.

Q: Who can attend Ocean Heroes Bootcamp? Are there any age restrictions?

Yes, there are age restrictions for who can attend! To attend Ocean Heroes Bootcamp you must be between the ages of 11 – 18 at the time Bootcamp begins, June 28, 2019.

Q: Will food be provided?

Yes! Accepted Ocean Heroes will enjoy food & beverage refreshments throughout the duration of the Bootcamp.

Q: Is transportation provided?

No. While Ocean Heroes Bootcamp is FREE to attend (including room & board) accepted Ocean Heroes will be responsible for handling their own transportation to and from Vancouver, BC. However, shuttles to and from the airport, as well as all ground transportation during the event will be provided. Learn more about the Travel Scholarship program here.

Q: Where will the 2019 Bootcamp take place?

The 2019 Ocean Heroes Bootcamp will take place in beautiful Vancouver, British Columbia! Accepted Ocean Heroes will receive lodging at the University of British Columbia. The Bootcamp program will take place at a variety of institutions in Vancouver. Full details will be announced in January 2019.

Q: What should I wear?

Whatever makes you feel like an Ocean Hero! It’s important that you’re comfortable so please wear clothes that reflect your leadership. We suggest wearing what you’d wear on a school field trip. The program will be hosted both indoors and outdoors so be sure to check the weather in the days leading up to Ocean Heroes Bootcamp to ensure you’re dressed comfortably. You will need one pair of closed toed shoes.

Q: How can I learn about new speaker and session announcements?

Sign up with your email below and stay tuned to @oceanheroeshq across all social media.

Q: What if I need a visa to come to Vancouver, British Columbia?

If you’ve been accepted to Bootcamp, please send an email to [email protected] with your name and from what country you will be traveling from. We will do our best to help you navigate the visa process. Please note that the Ocean Heroes HQ team cannot guarantee visa support but will do our best to help you navigate logistics and can provide a letter of support. Learn what type of documents you need to visit Canada here.

 

Q: Can my parents or teacher come with me?

Yes, though it is not required. Once you’re accepted, we will get in touch to learn more about you and determine if you will be traveling with a parent, chaperone, or if a chaperone needs to be assigned to you.

Q: Do chaperones need to apply to Bootcamp?

No, they do not. After you are accepted to Bootcamp we will reach out for further information – including your chaperone’s contact information!

Q: What airport should I fly into?

Please fly into the Vancouver International Airport (airport code YVR). Plan to arrive by 3:00 PM local time on Friday, June 28th so you do not miss registration or the opening dinner.

Q: Where do I go to check-in for Bootcamp? And how do I get there?

If you are arriving at Vancouver International Airport between 12:00 PM – 3:30 PM on Friday, June 28th you may take our shuttle busses (more details will be shared pre-Bootcamp). You may also book your own taxi to the University of British Columbia campus. There are no Ubers or Lyfts in Vancouver.

Once on campus, you’ll check in at the Vanier Dorms.

Q: What if I need to arrive the day before Bootcamp? Or leave the day after Bootcamp ends?

Please contact [email protected] to let us know. You’ll need to be booked for additional night(s) based on when you are arriving/departing. Our team will help arrange this for you! Our staff will also be onsite before and after Bootcamp to ensure your arrival to UBC is safe and easy.

Q: What if my parent or guardian wants to stay on campus with me?

That’s great! They may either reserve 1 of 50 studio-suites on campus through our room block ($300USD for both Friday and Saturday nights) OR reserve directly here.

If you’d like to reserve a room in the room block please email: [email protected].

Q: Can my parents or guardian come to the workshops?

No, parents or guardians cannot join you for your workshops. However, there is an optional Ocean Hero Guardians track! Check out the full schedule to learn more about the concurrent programming for the adult chaperones.

Q: Can my parents or guardian come to the opening dinner or Science Gala?

Your parent or guardian are welcome to join us for the opening dinner. The Science Gala will be reserved only for Ocean Heroes, Squad Leaders, Programming Partners and special guests. Parents and guardians should also plan to take their lunches off campus (pay as you go).

Q: I attended the Ocean Heroes Bootcamp last year. Will this year’s be any different?

Absolutely! Based on your feedback, we have added a lot of other kinds of activities and speakers to the Bootcamp, plus there will be a much different group attending this year from all around the world.

Q: If I am traveling alone without a chaperone, will I be supervised?

Yes. There will be volunteer chaperones who are assigned to groups of 10 Ocean Heroes during non-programmed hours, as well as Squad Leaders who are be assigned to groups during the day.

Q: I’m driving to Bootcamp, where can I park on campus?

The Vanier Dorms, where all Ocean Heroes will be staying, have a limited number of stalls that can be offered to our guests on first arrived first served basis or park at the Fraser parkade. Those staying in Ponderosa Studio Suites can park at the West Parkade. Front desk can assist anyone driving and direct them to where to park and how to pay for it. See all parking options at UBC here.

 

Please Note: The City of Vancouver is considering raising the parking tax this summer and the rates on the site may go up.

Q: Where will accepted Ocean Heroes stay on campus?

All accepted Ocean Heroes will be housed at the Vanier Dorms on campus at the University of British Columbia.

Q: I have a question that's not answered here. How can I get in touch?

Send us an email at [email protected].

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OUR MISSION

Ocean Heroes Bootcamp empowers existing and emerging youth leaders to create their own campaigns to take action against ocean plastic pollution. The campaigns created by Ocean Heroes support the achievement UN SDG 14.1 by 2025 and strengthen the global Clean Seas campaign goal to turn the tide on plastic.

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OUR MISSION

Ocean Heroes Bootcamp empowers existing and emerging youth leaders to create their own campaigns to take action against ocean plastic pollution. The campaigns created by Ocean Heroes support the achievement UN SDG 14.1 by 2025 and strengthen the global Clean Seas campaign goal to turn the tide on plastic.

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