8 – 12 year olds
120-7th Ave. S Phone: 250-426-4439
Hours of operation: Monday – Friday 3:00PM – 5:30PM after school and 8:30AM – 5:30PM full days
Closed on Statutory holidays, two weeks for Christmas and
for one week prior to Labour Day
The Youthwise Ecocentre Afterschool Program is a licensed school age program that provides quality care, by 2-3 professionally qualified staff, for 28 children each day afterschool and non- instructional days when school is not in session. The centre provides an environment that is eco-based with an accessible variety of materials for the children to make their own choices freely. The program focuses on individual needs of children and provides many opportunities for leadership, skill building, and responsibility through activities and projects. Some activities offered include: Sports activity (we have our own sport court), gardening (we have a large garden and a solar powered greenhouse), cooking, baking, science, field trips (experiential education), art, drama, community projects, outings to community arenas and parks, biking, swimming and environmental awareness group projects. The program gives children the opportunities to experience sports and recreation, creative arts, literacy, health and nutrition and personal growth. A balance of structured/free play and indoor/outdoor activities are provided each day.
Transportation of children from school and for club activities, is provided by 15 passenger vans. All Club staff are properly licensed to transport children.
A monthly calendar is provided that includes program activities, experiences and community outings.
Our Youthwise program challenges children to learn and grow at their own pace, with peers, while providing fun interactive experiences that help build positive relationships, developing confidence and skills for life.