This small group counselling program (6-8 participants), for female identifying 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 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.

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 Daniella Roze Des Ordons – who has over 20 years of experience working in nature connection mentoring, and supporting the growth and well-being of children and teens.  She has a wealth of wild crafting and survival skills to share with the girls and is an increcible and caring mentor. She will be supported by an MA Counselling practicum student.

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

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

Program Information

Dates

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

Times

12:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Location

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)

Fees

$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

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.