After School & Youth Programs

We aim to create after school programs that are requested by youth, led by experienced facilitators and community mentors, and engaging for youth participants. 

LTCES offers free after school programs for students attending Lake Trail Community School.

Youth from other schools are welcome in some after school programs, depending on space. We also offer some programs for younger students. There may be a small fee for these participants, with bursaries available if cost is a barrier.

Email programs@LTCES.ca if you have any questions about our after school programs.


Winter 2023 Programs

Outdoor Adventures

Outdoor Adventure Quest

Grades 5 to 7

6 sessions running Tuesdays:
February 7 – March 14, 2023

3:15pm – 4:45pm

Are you ready for epic adventures in the forest? Dive into what feels like a video game with swords, gold coins and quests. Conquer monsters and build resilience through the perils of life in an imaginary world of fantasy and fun.

In this after school program, participants will explore the forested areas around Lake Trail Community School. Through playful activities, students will grow their understanding of our local environment, and develop a deeper sense of place and belonging.

Facilitated by Jamie Black and Kat Radford of Wild Craft Play.

FREE

This program is full. Please email programs@ltces.ca to be added to the waitlist.

Reading Buddies

Reading Buddies: Big Buddies​

Grades 6 to 10

8 sessions running Wednesdays:
February 1 – March 22, 2023

3:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Reading Buddies pairs younger students who are looking to practice and improve their reading skills with a ‘big buddy’ teen volunteer.

Big Buddies are role models who are interested in working with younger children and helping them develop a love of reading and learning.

Facilitated by Daina van Rijt.

Presented in partnership with Comox Valley Lifelong Learning Centre.

FREE

REGISTER NOW!

Reading Buddies

Reading Buddies: Little Buddies​

Grades 2 to 5

7 sessions running Wednesdays:
February 8 – March 22

3:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Reading Buddies pairs students from grades 2 to 5 who are looking to practice and improve their reading skills with a ‘big buddy’ teen volunteer.

The program takes place at Lake Trail Community School.

Facilitated by Daina van Rijt.

Presented in partnership with Comox Valley Lifelong Learning Centre.

FREE

This program is full. Please email programs@ltces.ca to be added to the waitlist.

Crafty Creatures

Crafty Creatures​​​

Grades 6 to 9

5 sessions running Tuesdays:
February 21 – March 21, 2023

3:15 pm – 4:45 pm

Learn how to turn creative character ideas from a sketch into a stuffed felt creature.

In this after school program, participants will design original characters from their imagination, learn basic hand sewing and craft construction skills, and create their own delightful little stuffed monsters.

All supplies will be provided, please bring your own ideas and creativity!

Facilitated by Avi Goldberg.

FREE for Lake Trail Students

This program is full. Please email programs@ltces.ca to be added to the waitlist.

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More coming soon!

Check back for more youth programs later this season.