The Coyote Tracks program was developed in response to the ongoing need for more safe and supportive group counselling experiences for male-identifying youth in late childhood. In this small group environment of 6 youth, boys have the chance to reduce social isolation and mental health struggles such as ADHD and anxiety and build their confidence, learn new coping skills, and connect with their love for nature. The skilled mental health practitioners focus on facilitating inclusive experiences, while teaching coping skills and fostering growth in each participant.

Each program day will take place in a different park location, such as Beaver Lake, PKOLS, Thetis Lake, Francis King, and Goldstream. Participants will be outdoors for 4 hours each day, exploring in the elements and connecting to these natural areas.   

The program is suitable for male-identified kids ages 9-12 who experience:

  • Social Isolation
  • difficulty with social skills
  • ADD/ADHD,
  • Learning disabilities
  • Generalized anxiety
  • Autism Spectrum

Coyote Tracks is supported by Island Savings Community Sponsorship.

Program Information

Dates

Saturdays -- Sept 17, Oct 1, Oct 15, Oct 29, Nov 12, Nov 26

Times

10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Location

Various locations in the Capital Regional District

Program Facilitators

Kostas Zolotas (Clinical Counsellor, MA) & Calvin Walker (Youth Worker, MA candidate)

Fees

$600 for the program, commitment to all 6 days required. *In order to make this program accessible, subsidized rates are available based on household income. See our Counselling Services page and email us for more information.

Registration Information

To register please email [email protected], noting the youth’s name and age. 

You will receive a reply confirming whether there is space in the program; if there is an available space the lead facilitator will also schedule a brief intake meeting to discuss program fit.

To apply for a fee subsidy for this program, visit our Counselling Services page for more information.

Facilitator bios are available on our team info page.