HNCS is excited to launch a new program for female identifying youth, ages 12-15!  This program will be focused on building self-esteem, positive peer connections, mental well-being, and building coping skills for the stressors and worries of life.  This is a nature-based adventure program that will take place on 5 bi-weekly Fridays throughout the fall.  This is a small group program of only 6 youth to ensure a safe and supportive space for participants to express themselves and grow together.

Each program day will involve adventuring to a different wilderness park in the CRD (ex. PKOLS, Goldstream, Witty’s Lagoon, Gowland Todd,, etc), so be prepared to be outdoors exploring in the elements. This includes hiking, fire building, carving, weaving and more!

Facilitator Daniella Roze have many years experiences mentoring children and youth in deep nature connection, including a wealth of knowledge in wild crafting skills (weaving, friction fire, carving, story telling, tracking, plant knowledge and more). Daniella is the founder of Thriving Roots Wilderness School, and has over 15 years experience in coyote mentoring and teaching.  Practicum student Trudi Smith, brings a passion for art-making and nature connection.

Program Information

Dates

Bi-weekly on Friday: Oct. 8, Oct. 22 (Pro-D), Nov. 5, Nov. 19 and Dec. 3, 2021.

Times

12pm-4pm

Location

Various locations around the CRD

Program Facilitators

Daniella Roze (M.Ed, founder of Thriving Roots Wilderness School) & Sarah Delroy (MA practicum student)

Fees

$400+GST ($80/day).

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]