Join us for engaging professional development opportunities throughout the school year for teachers, parents and curious educators.  The YMCA-YWCA of Vancouver Island Outdoor Centre and Camp Thunderbird is committed to providing quality outdoor experiences that support healthy growth and development.


Wild Mind

A Nature & Mindfulness Workshop

Join us for an engaging day-long workshop retreat designed to get you reflecting on your own connections to nature and exploring ways of bringing creativity, nature-based and mindfulness practices into your work and life. Both in your work and as a human being.

When we call something ‘pro-d’ we sometimes risk cutting off the flow of creativity and emergence in our work as facilitators. Where are our students telling us they want to go? What emissaries of the natural world are showing up for us, begging to be noticed? You will come away inspired, curious and equipped with a renewed sense of wonder, some new ideas and evidence-based practices to implement in your life and work. This workshop is immersive and experiential and will include structured reflection and discussion.

This program is ideal for educators, youth workers and others interested in bringing nature and mindfulness into their practice and is inclusive of all experiences and abilities. We will be spending most of the day outside, so please come prepared and dressed for the weather.

To download a poster click Wild Mind Poster Oct 2020

For more information please contact Fiona

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Program Fee (plus GST ) Dates
Wild Mind $80 October 23,  8:30am – 3:00pm

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