Youth Adventure Program
|Record #: MDL0323||Last Modified: 17 Apr 2015||Last Full Update: 19 Jun 2014|
|Public Bulletin||Are you looking for funding to register your child in a sport or recreational opportunity?
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|Where To Find Us||
197 Dufferin St, Suite 200
Bridgewater, NS B4V 2G9
|Areas Served||Lunenburg County ; Queens County (NS)|
|Contact||Kalip Fraser, Community Health Worker, Addiction and Mental Health Services - South Shore Health; Phone: 902-543-5400; Email: KFraser@ssdha.nshealth.ca|
|Alternate Contact||Joey Worthington, Clinical Therapist, Addiction and Mental Health Services - South Shore Health; Phone: (Cell) 902-523-2831; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Description & Services|
|Information||Bringing families together to connect, have fun, and learn in the great outdoors - get back to nature!
The Youth Adventure Program uses outdoor recreation and the power of nature to increase the well-being and resiliency of local youth and their families.
Through challenges, play, and contact with nature, we will:
Strengthen family bonds
Expand support networks
Promote family-centered recreation
Build resources for navigating stress and family conflict
Enhance self-esteem and social skills
Enhance coping skills
Who can attend the program?
Families in the Lunenburg and Queens Counties who have children ages 8 to 18.
Who are looking to make positive changes in areas such as:
Parent-child conflict and power struggles
Feelings of anxiety, depression, low self-esteem
Peer pressure, involvement in high-risk behaviours
Families in transition (e.d, newly blended, loss of family member, etc.)
Groups of 5-7 families will meet once a month o the weekend and spend these days discovering: hiking, sea kayaking, canoeing, horseback riding, ropes courses, overnight camping, gardening, games and initiatives, campfires, other nature based activities.
What will our family learn?
Trust, communication, conflict resolution, understanding emotions, goal setting, protecting family values, tapping into our personal resources and strengths, self-care, making positive choices, leadership.
What commitment is required?
We ask families to commit to:
Participating in the full duration of the program (9 activities over 7 months)
Include all immediate family members
Be willing to try new things and be active outside
Meet with the Family Therapists/Community Health Workers each month
Be open to participating within a group of other families facing similar challenges
Attend healthy lifestyle education sessions
Please contact us for more information.
|Eligibility||Families in the Lunenburg and Queens Counties who have children ages 8 to 18|
|Tags||Community Sport Organizations ; Recreation Categories ; South Shore Connect ; Support Programs|