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 2024 Programs

Reading Buddies (Big Buddies)

Grades 6 to 9

6 sessions running Wednesdays:
February 7 – March 13, 2024

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 NOW!

Outdoor Adventures

After School Forest Club

Grades 4 to 7

6 sessions running Wednesdays:
February 7 – March 13, 2024

3:15pm – 4:45pm

Spend time exploring the forest after school! Together we will unwind from the day and connect with nature by getting our bodies and hands busy with forest play and nature art.

Facilitated by Karolane Gelineault and Anne-Frederique Bechard.

FREE

REGISTER NOW!

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Planet Palette

Grades 6 to 9 (Lake Trail students only)

6 sessions running Thursdays:
February 8 – March 14, 2024

3:15pm – 4:45pm

Participants will experiment with different sustainable and natural art mediums such as earth pigments, clay and recycled paper. They will also design and paint a temporary mural relating to a cause of their choice. The goal is for the youth to explore, have fun, and discover how art can be a tool for bringing about change in this world.

Facilitated by Anne-Frederique (Fredi) Bechard. 

FREE

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

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Reading Buddies (Little Buddies)

Grades 2 to 5

5 sessions running Wednesdays:
February 14 – March 13, 2024

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. Please email programs@ltces.ca to be added to the waitlist.

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Cooking Club

Grades 6 to 9

4 sessions running Wednesdays:
February 7 – February 28, 2024

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.

Facilitated by Jayneen Pannell. 

FREE

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