Youth Adventure Program

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Location
Located Within Bridgewater
Where To Find Us
197 Dufferin St, Suite 200
Bridgewater, NS B4V 2G9
Areas Served Lunenburg County ; Queens County (NS)
Contact
E-Mail KFraser@ssdha.nshealth.ca
Phone 902-543-5400
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: jworthington@ssdha.nshealth.ca
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. 
 
And 
 
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
Special Information
Tags Community Sport Organizations ; Recreation Categories ; South Shore Connect ; Support Programs