This group counselling program, for female identifying youth, ages 12-15, focuses on building self-esteem, positive peer connections, mental well-being, and exploring coping skills for the stressors and worries of life. The small, safe group will give girls a chance to expand their comfort zones, express themselves, and build a sense of belonging in the natural world. Each program day will involve adventuring throughout the upper region of Thetis Lake Regional Park, and will build their confidence in outdoor skills such as hiking, fire building, carving, weaving, foraging for tea, art making and more.

Each program day will take place in the upper region of Thetis Lake Regional Park so be prepared to be outdoors for 4 hours exploring in the elements and developing a deeper connection with this natural area. 

Program Information


Fridays -- Sept 23, Oct 14, Oct 28, Nov 11, Nov 25, Dec 9


12:30 PM - 4:30 PM


Thetis Lake Regional Park (Upper Area)

Program Facilitators

Daniella Roze (M.Ed, PhD candidate and founder of Thriving Roots Wilderness School) & Megan Buchkowski (MA candidate practicum student)


$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.