HNCS is excited to launch a new program for female identifying youth, ages 12-15!  This group counselling program will be focused on combating social isolation and mental health struggles by building self-esteem, positive peer connections, mental well-being, and building coping skills to address stress, anxiety and overwhelm.   This is a nature-based  program that will take place on 8 bi-weekly Fridays – 4 in the winter and 4 in the spring. This is a small group program of only 6 youth to ensure a safe, inclusive and supportive space for participants to express themselves and grow together.

Each program day will involve visiting a different wilderness parks in the CRD so be prepared to be outdoors for 4 hours exploring in the elements. Locations include:

 Francis King Park
 Thetis Lake Park
McKenzie Bight – at Gowland Todd Provincial Park
Goldstream Park

Lynx Trax is supported by Island Savings Community Sponsorship.

Program Information


Bi-weekly Fridays: Jan 28, February 11, 25, March 11, March 25, April 8


1:30pm-5:30pm (** Jan 28th is 1-5pm)


Various locations around the CRD

Program Facilitators

Daniella Roze (M.Ed, PhD candidate and founder of Thriving Roots Wilderness School) & Sarah Johnton (MA candidate)


$80/day; $480 for the full program (bursaries are available)

Registration Information

We ask that you commit to the full 5 day session.  There are limited bursaries available to make sure the program is accessible, so let us know if you need funding, based on our income-based sliding scale (see our Counselling Services page). To contact us, please email [email protected]