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Guidance - Positive Lifestyles

 

POSITIVE LIFESTYLES

 

The Guidance Office provides the following services to encourage and support positive lifestyles.

 


 


 

Saskatchewan Co-operative Youth Program's Co-op Camp

For Youth ages 12 - 18

The Saskatchewan Co-operative Youth Program contributes to the personal development of youth and encourages their active involvement in community-based and co-operative organizations.

While mastering skills in teamwork, leadership, co-operation and communications, participants will have an opportunity to enjoy swimming, canoeing, games, campfires, singing, dancing, social events, fun-filled activities and much more!

 

For Sponsorship, Registration Fees, Registration Procedure and Registration Deadline visit

http://youth.sask.coop

 


 

SASKATCHEWAN

When: August 11-14, 2016

Where: Regina, SK

Camp fYrefly is an educational, life skills, personal, and social learning retreat for lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans-identified, two-spirited, queer, and allied (LGBTTQ&A) youth.  Through structured workshops, learning activities, and informal peer socialization spaces, Camp fYrefly focuses on building and nurturing leadership skills, social understanding, and self-esteem in an effort to help sexual minority and gender variant youth learn how to make significant contributions to their own lives and to their schools, home/group-home environments, and communities.  The camp is designed for sexual minority and gender variant youth between the ages of 14 and 24.  The resource team includes adult educators, schoolteachers, artists, musicians, business professionals, psychologists, dramatists, dancers, writers, law enforcement officers, clergy, politicians, community volunteers, and queer cultural workers.  If you are interested in attending go to www.usask.ca/education/fyrefly or email to campfyreflysask@hotmail.com or phone 306-519-9433


Projects Abroad provides students with the opportunity to live and work in developing countries in a way that is both convenient and safe for the students and also positive for the countries themselves.  Projects Abroad sends volunteers ages 16 and up to 29 countries to do over 150 different unpaid internships and service projects.  Founded in 1992, they have grown to a team of 500 people that sends 8,000 volunteers annually - most of them on gap years or during summer vacation.  Volunteers can go for as little as 2 weeks and up to a year.  If you would like further information, go to www.projects-abroad.ca

 


 

Dallas Valley is a summer camp that offers camp experiences for children and youth ages 9 - 17 years.  Their main features include western horsemanship, wall climbing and a high ropes course.  The camp is situated near Lumsden, Saskatchewan.  The program offers a well-balanced camping exerience to give young people the chance to experience the outdoors through activity and adventure.  The program encourages campers to 'move it' during fun and challenging physical activities, and by challenging them spiritually and mentally through new experiences, daily chapels and cabin devotionals.   Campers are well-fed with three home-cooked meals a day and snacks, so they have enough energy for activities, games, and any other adventures that come their way.

Summer Schedule:  June 25 - 30, July 1 - 7, July 8 - 14, July 15 - 21, July 22 - 28, July 29 - August 4, August 5 - 11, August 12 - 18, August 19 - 25, August 26 - 29

Go to www.dallasvalley.com for more information about each camp and for detailed registration instructions.

 


 

Visions Service Adventures

Work Hard - Play Hard - Make a Difference


Philosophy:  For twenty-five years. VISIONS has set the standard for community service programs.  They emphasize four core elements: meaningful service, cultural immersion, adventure, and community building. Collaborative service work while participating in community life allows our students to see differently, grow thoughtfully, and make meaningful contributions in places of need.

With VISIONS, you'll live as a part of a local neighbourhood and work side by side with community members.  You'll undertake construction projects because of the need in those communities and because the projects teach problem solving, work ethic, teamwork and confidence.  Participants also get to choose among environmental projects, work with children, and "home crew", preparing a couple meals and doing errands at local markets.

You'll work hard, and also have plenty of time for adventure, travel, and pure fun.  Weekends are for excursions.

If you choose to work in the French or Spanish programs, you will require two years of language study.  Otherwise no special skills are required for VISIONS programs.  They welcome students who are interested in community service, learning about another culture, and being part of a positive group experience.  Enroll online early to guarantee the location of your choice.  Go to Visions-Service.com


For Regina's Upcoming Events

Provided by Tourism Regina click at www.tourismregina.com


 


Babysitting Courses

For information about Babysitting courses offered in Regina click on one of following links

YMCA of Regina - Babysitting Courses

Saskatchewan Safety Council - Babysitting Courses

 


Books for the Bank

The Regina Food Bank is collecting books for families in Regina.  If you have any books that you have outgrown or you don't read anymore, there is a great need for them in our community.  Paperback, non-fiction, fiction, all kinds of kids' books and self-help books are needed.  Please help those in need.  Promote literacy, recycle books, and give back to the community. 

Nourish minds and bodies with your donation to the Regina Food Bank!

 


Big Brothers of Regina

(have moved into the Downtown YMCA)

Big Brothers of Regina are currently looking for volunteer mentors to be matched with one of the many youth currently on the waitlist.  High school students from grades nine through twelve who spend productive time with elementary students in grades six through eight, that have been identified as a young person who would benefit from a positive role model. The high school student will spend approximately one and a half hours per week in the elementary school working within a facilitated group and participating in fun and engaging developmental activities.  They are asking that you please help achieve the vision of 'every child who needs a mentor, has a mentor,' and make a positive difference in the life of a youth today.  For more information or for an application form contact Malorie at 757-3900, email bigbrothers@accesscomm.ca or check out the Big Brothers of Regina website.

 


Canada World Youth

Canada World Youth provides intensive volunteer work opportunities in the fields of environment, health and gender equity, in Canada and developing countries.  It offers structured learning experiences outside the classroom to develop personal and professional skills, provides stimulating initiations to international development and encourages youth initiatives and leadership for youth to be heard. For more information click here


 

Healthy lifestyles are also encouraged through active community involvement and/or joining interest groups in the community.  Arts, science, physical activity are just a few areas that may be of interest.  There are no limits to what you can do!  Check out the links below for a few great ideas!

The Best Things To  Do In Regina, Saskatchewan

Art, Entertainment & Activities in Regina

University of Regina Recreation Services

Regina Public Library

Regina Public Library Teen Zone

Regina's Warehouse District

City of Regina Outdoor Activities

City of Regina Public Skate Schedule (including free times!)