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:
Lynx Trax is supported by Island Savings Community Sponsorship.
DatesBi-weekly Fridays: Jan 28, February 11, 25, March 11, March 25, April 8
Times1:30pm-5:30pm (** Jan 28th is 1-5pm)
LocationVarious locations around the CRD
Program FacilitatorsDaniella Roze (M.Ed, PhD candidate and founder of Thriving Roots Wilderness School) & Sarah Johnton (MA candidate)
Fees$80/day; $480 for the full program (bursaries are available)
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]