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Human-Nature Counselling & Consulting: FATHERS AND ADULT SONS TOGETHER (F.A.S.T)

Human-Nature Counselling and Consulting



Adventure experience for Fathers and their adult son(s) to connect with nature and enhance their relationship.
August 30- September 2, 2019
Quadra Island, British Columbia,
$1500.00 Per pair, includes transport (to and from Campbell River), meals, tents and sites, technical equipment, outdoor guiding, and group facilitation.

The Father and Adult Son Together Program (FAST) is a unique and innovative experience specifically designed for fostering and nurturing the adult relationship between two men through the vehicle of engaging and accessible adventure. It is based on the idea that life goes by FAST and it is important to build great relationships today.

The father and son relationship can be a challenging one because there are many changes and pressures that happen in the lives of men. The purpose of FAST is to have intentional experiences (easy adventures) on land and water that will build new memories, highlight and support personal and relationship growth, and strengthen the father and son bond for the future.

The art of loving is to continually notice qualities in another that we have never seen before. The FAST program is designed to help us see one of the most important people in our lives anew and through fresh eyes and actions, facilitate better connection.


Jordie Allen-Newman: Has been involved in providing therapeutic nature-based counseling for children, youth and families for over 15 years. He is deeply passionate about the natural world and how human-nature relationships influence our collective and individual well-being. He thoroughly enjoys offering presentations and workshops on cultivating health through contact with nature and has been contributing to the emerging field of Eco-Therapy through his work as a clinical counselor serving youth and families in the Greater Victoria area. He completed a Masters degree in Sociology and Counselling Psychology at the University of Victoria and is registered with the BC Association of Clinical Counsellors. He currently serves on the leadership team of the Sea Kayak Guides Alliance of BC and is a senior guide on the coast.

Ken Wylie:

Ken is an internationally certified mountain guide and a member of the International Federation of Mountain Guides Associations, and the Association of Canadian Mountain Guides. He has lead experiences and guided in Canada, New Zealand, Peru, Ecuador, Alaska and the Contiguous U.S.A.

Ken has 30 years of experience as a mountain guide and experiential educator for organizations including Yamnuska Mountain School, Outward Bound Canada, and Outward Bound USA. He has also instructed at the University of Calgary and as a faculty member at Mount Royal College (University) and Thompson Rivers University in Outdoor Education and Adventure Tourism.

Ken founded Mountains for Growth in 2013 to help individuals and groups gain personal insight and wisdom through outdoor adventures.


Please contact Ken Wylie at for more information.