Youth Programs

Outdoor Adventure After-School Program

The Outdoor Adventure program is offered to youth in Grades 6 to 8 at our 98-acre property in Metchosin. Youth learn valuable outdoor skills that deepen their connection with nature, increases their comfort in “wild” settings, and tests their physical and mental abilities. Activities that youth participate in include basic outdoor survival skills, environmental stewardship, wild food foraging, canoeing and water safety, archery, leadership, and team building. BGC programs offer after-school pickup, post-program shuttle, and a healthy snack along with fun and educational programming.

Outdoor Adventure Program Details

Dates:

Week of September 14, 2020 – June 18, 2021

New registrations are taken throughout the year

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday: John Stubbs, Spencer, and Dunsmuir Middle Schools

Time:

John Stubbs: 2:50 pm – 5:45 pm (3900 Metchosin Rd.) or 6 pm (345 Wale Rd.)

Spencer: 3:10 pm (1:55 pm on Fridays) – 5:45 pm (3900 Metchosin Rd.) or 6 pm (345 Wale Rd.)

Dunsmuir: 3:30 pm (2:15 pm on Fridays) – 5:45 pm (3900 Metchosin Rd.) or 6 pm (345 Wale Rd.)

Pricing:

2 days per week: $100/month + $25 one time annual membership fee

3 days per week: $133/month + $25 one time annual membership fee

4 days per week: $175/month + $25 one time annual membership fee

For more information contact adventure@bgcsvi.org or 250-661–7438

For registration contact registration@bgcsvi.org

W.I.L.D. Wilderness Immersion & Leadership Development

Wilderness Immersion and Leadership Development (W.I.L.D.) is a program for youth in grades 9 – 12 who are interested in challenging themselves to become leaders in their communities and leaders in the natural environment. W.I.L.D. facilitators support youth through various stages of outdoor leadership, professional, and life skill development.

W.I.L.D. participants will have the opportunity to complete their Duke of Edinburgh Bronze Award. Those who are eligible may choose to take on the Duke of Edinburgh Silver Award. Youth engage in activities and workshops in areas such as community service and engagement, canoeing, camping, navigation, backcountry trip planning, resume writing, cooking, event planning, team building, local ecology, hiking and backcountry travel.

BGC programs offer after school pick up and a healthy snack along with fun and educational programming. W.I.L.D. runs on Thursdays, with after school pickup at Belmont and Royal Bay Secondary Schools. Select non-instructional days and weekends will be utilized for program time for events such as camping trips and special events.

W.I.L.D. Wilderness Immersion & Leadership Development Details

Dates:

Week of September 14, 2020 – June 18, 2021

New registrations are taken throughout the year

Time:

Thursday: Final Bell – 6:30 pm (pick up at 3900 Metchosin Road)

After School Pick up from:

Belmont and Royal Bay Secondary

Pricing:

$150/year + $25 one time annual membership fee

For more information contact adventure@bgcsvi.org or 250-661–7438

For registration contact registration@bgcsvi.org

Programs for Female-Identifying Youth

Sometimes being a young, female-identifying person is tough. The t(w)eenage years are a time of uncertainty, big questions and self-discovery. At the BGC we understand the importance of providing open-minded, welcoming and safe spaces for female-identifying youth to feel empowered to be themselves. Our programs are led by passionate and dedicated female staff who encourage youth to push their own boundaries, make new friends and learn new skills.    

Tweeny But Mighty

Tweeny But Mighty is a program for female-identifying youth ages 8 – 12.  Tweeny But Mighty is a fun, supportive, and inclusive space for youth to be on a Friday night. Our program focuses on self-esteem development through friendship, fun, and laughter.

Tweeny But Mighty has moved to Virtual Zoom Meetings.  We will have a 5-10 minute catch-up about the week, and then play a virtual game or a pre-planned activity or craft for the remaining time.

This group is a safe space where female-identifying youth experience belonging, build confidence and foster positive relationships with the other female-identifying youth and staff.

Tweeny But Mighty Details

Time

Friday 6:00 pm – 6:45 pm 

Location

Zoom – Virtual Programming

Pricing

Free

Ages 8 – 12

For more information contact adventure@bgcsvi.org or 250-686-9108

For registration contact registration@bgcsvi.org

Christian Caillé

Phone
250-661-7438

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