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
- Learning disabilities
- Generalized anxiety
- Autism Spectrum
** Please note that the schedule for this program will have the group meet bi-weekly for 6 sessions in total **
Coyote Tracks is supported by Island Savings Community Sponsorship.
Note: a pre-program intake call (usually over Zoom with parent and youth) will be set up with the facilitator to ensure that the program is a good fit for your youth. Deposits will be refunded if you decide the program won’t be a good fit after all.
DatesEvery two weeks on Saturdays: April 15 to June 22 (6 sessions in total)
Times10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
LocationVarious locations in the Capital Regional District
Program FacilitatorsKostas Zolotas & Jessica Neary
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.
To register please email [email protected], noting the youth’s name and age.