New Roots Program
We are SO excited to be offering this new program for youth, ages 11-14
New Roots is a nature-based wellness program for youth who are looking to develop healthy strategies to cope with stress and anxiety. Find peer support and mentors who will help you explore new strategies in a fun, no-pressure, safe, and supportive outdoor setting. Youth will have the chance to pause from the hectic demands of life to re-connect with their Self and the natural world. Situated in beautiful local parks, youth will have the chance to participate in yoga, hiking, invasive species art project, nature connection, team building, mindfulness and effective tools for cultivating a peaceful state of mind. Parents/guardians will also have the opportunity to attend 3 parent-only evening sessions, with a focus on supporting youth and personal wellness.
Where: Government House Gardens
When: Wednesdays, 3:15-5:15pm
Dates: April 18 to June 19, 2019
- June 19 is a special celebration event for families at the Prospect Lake Site of Power To Be; Including voyager canoeing, campfire, and food. 5:30-9:00pm
Parent/guardian session dates @ Crystal Pool and Fitness centre, 7-9pm. dates TBA
Facilitators: Sean Frey, RPC; Sarah Duncan, MA; and Sylvia Story (practicum student)
Central/North Saanich Location:
Where: Gore Park or John Dean Park
When: Thursdays, 3:30-5:30pm
Dates: April 11 – June 13, 2019;
- June 13th is a special celebration event for families at the Prospect Lake Site of Power To Be; Including voyager canoeing, campfire, and food. 5:30-9:00pm
Parent/guardian sessions: Thursdays, 7-9pm @ Panorama Recreation Centre
- April 18
- May 9
- May 30
Facilitators: Katy Rose, MA RCC; Robin Fagnon, youth worker; Addison Mott (practicum student)
* This program takes place entirely outdoors, rain or shine! Youth are expected to show up with appropriate clothing for our West Coast weather.
**People of all genders, sexualities, bodies, ancestries, cultures, and abilities are welcome.
To apply to this program, please contact:
For Victoria contact Sarah: firstname.lastname@example.org; call or text (250) 510-5298
For Saanich contact Katy: katy@humannaturecounselling ca; call or text 250-857-6017
- After your expression of interest we will email you an intake form and detailed program information. We will then set up a time to meet briefly with each youth at your location of preference – either at or near your school or at the Recreation Centre (Oak Bay, Crystal Pool, Commonwealth Place, etc).