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 if you have any questions about our after school programs.

Upcoming Programs


Art Exploration

Grades 6 to 9 (Lake Trail students only)

5 sessions running Tuesdays:
September 26 – October 24, 2023

3:15pm – 4:45pm

Creative adventures await! Participants will experiment with different materials, methods and styles, exploring their own creativity and ideas. We’ll work on a range of activities and projects, including collage re-mixes, nature sculptures, button-making, and Joy Bots.

Facilitated by Avi Goldberg.



Garden Club

Grades 6 to 9 (Lake Trail students only)

6 sessions running Thursdays:
September 28 – November 2, 2023

3:15pm – 4:45pm

Fall is a great time in the garden. Bring in the harvest. Learn how to preserve. Help put the garden to slumber for the winter. This program builds on Spring. After a summer of growth we’ll now see the results of our hard work.

Facilitated by Vivian Vaillant.


THIS PROGRAM IS FULL. Please email to be added to the waitlist.

Outdoor Adventures

Outdoor Adventure Quest

Grades 5 to 8

6 sessions running Tuesdays:
October 3 – November 7, 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.


THIS PROGRAM IS FULL. Please email to be added to the waitlist.


Cooking Club

Grades 6 to 9 (Lake Trail students only)

4 sessions running Wednesdays:
October 4 – October 25, 2023

3:30pm – 5:00pm

Build your confidence in the kitchen, learn new techniques and cooking skills, and prepare a variety of delicious, nutritious dishes. Students will taste what they make and take home leftovers – including mini pizzas, tacos, and more!

Facilitated by Jayneen Pannell. 

Presented in partnership with LUSH Valley Food Action Society.


This program and the waitlist are full. Thank you for your interest.