This small group  program (6-8 participants), for female identifying and non-binary or gender diverse youth, ages 12-16, 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, and will build their confidence in outdoor skills such as hiking, fire building, carving, weaving, foraging for tea, art making and more.

Lynx Trax takes place in the outdoors for 4 hours rain or shine, so youth should be prepared to explore in the elements and develop a deeper connection with nature.  

This program is led by Teresa Winter and Sasha Routley, who are both passionate about nature connection mentoring and supporting the growth and well-being of children and teens.


Sliding Scale rates are available to ensure that this program is available to all youth who are interested. Please inquire!

Subsidies for this program are available thanks to the generous support from the Greater Victoria Savings & Credit Union Legacy Fund held at Vancity Community Foundation.


*Interested participants will attend a brief intake meeting over Zoom with Teresa or Sasha to review their goals and interest in the program, meet the facilitators, and ask any questions about what to expect.

Program Information


Saturdays: September 23, September 30, October 21, November 4, November 18, December 2


10:00 AM - 2:00 PM


Witty's Lagoon; potentially other locations

Program Facilitators

Teresa Winter, RTC & Sasha Routley, RCC


$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. Subsidies are available for anyone for whom finances are a barrier.

Registration Information

Lynx Trax Referral Form

General referral form for expressing interest in participating in the Lynx Trax program

Name of person submitting referral
From September 23 to December 2, Lynx Trax will be offered on Saturdays, bi-weekly, from 10am-2pm, for 6 sessions. Can the youth commit to all 6 sessions?