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.


Spring 2024 Programs

Drop-in Garden Club

Grades 6 to 9

Thursdays, starting April 4, 2024

3:15pm – 4:45pm

Watermelons, popcorn, pickles, and berries? YES PLEASE! Learn hands-on how to grow your favourite fruits and veggies. Club members will get to decide what we plant in our school garden.

Garden Club will run through the spring, summer and fall so students can harvest their bounty.

Facilitated by Vivian Vaillant.

FREE

No registration required – this is a drop-in program.

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Forest Club

Grades 4 to 7

6 sessions running Wednesdays:
May 8 – June 12, 2024

3:15pm – 4:45pm

Spend time exploring the forest after school! Together we will unwind from the day and connect with nature. 

Activities include storytelling, games, nature art, building forts and fairy houses, making plant salve, and whittling, depending on the interests of the group.

Facilitated by Karolane Gelineault and Kat Radford.

FREE

This program is full. Email programs@LTCES.ca to be added to the waitlist.

Reading Buddies (Big Buddies)

Grades 6 to 9

sessions running Tuesdays:
April 23 – June 4, 2024 (no session May 21)

3:15pm – 4:30pm

Reading Buddies pairs students from grades 2-5 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 Allison Sanders, Comox Valley Lifelong Learning Centre.

FREE

REGISTER ONLINE NOW!

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Reading Buddies (Little Buddies)

Grades 2 to 5

5 sessions running Tuesdays:
April 30 – June 4, 2024 (no session May 21)

3:15pm – 4:30pm

Reading Buddies pairs students from grades 2-5 who are looking to practice and improve their reading skills with a ‘big buddy’ teen volunteer.  In addition to reading, there will be snacks, games, and word play!

Facilitated by Allison Sanders, Comox Valley Lifelong Learning Centre.

FREE

This program is full. Email programs@LTCES.ca to be added to the waitlist.

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Cooking Club - Sushi

Grades 6 to 9 (Lake Trail students only)

Wednesday, May 8, 2024 (1 session only)

3:30pm – 5:00pm

Have you ever wanted to learn how to make your own sushi? Join Jayneen for this special session of Cooking Club to make your own maki rolls with a variety of fillings! All ingredients and equipment will be provided.

Facilitated by Jayneen Pannell. 

FREE

This program is full. Email programs@LTCES.ca to be added to the waitlist.