Registration Now Open!

Land-Care / Self-Care Camp

The environmental challenges we face are daunting. They can take a toll on everyone’s mental health, particularly youth, who face an uncertain and perilous future. At Lake Park Society, we know getting outside with friends can help. We’re inviting participants to spend five days with us this spring, focusing on mental health and environmental action. Through games, activities, art, outdoor adventure, and dialogues with community mentors, we’re asking “How can we care for the land, and how does the land care for us?”

During camp, we will:

  • Recharge by hanging out with new and old friends, exploring beautiful places in the forest, and paddling our big voyageur canoes up the Lake; 
  • Build resilience through self-care and community-care;
  • Practice hope-based environmental action and meet an inspiring group of community mentors with stories from their own environmental justice work;

Land-Care / Self-Care is inspired by the work of educators and activists including Robin Wall Kimmerer, Joanna Macy and the Knowing the Land is Resistance Collective, among others.

Camp will run on Five successive Saturdays, from April 13th to May 11th, 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM each day, at Cumberland Lake Park Campground. This is the first year Lake Park Society is offering this camp and, thanks to the generous support of Island Health, registration is only $10!

Please note that this program is not intended as clinical or therapeutic treatment and may not be appropriate for participants with acute mental health challenges. Please contact [email protected] with any questions about this camp or its suitability for your particular needs.


Registration is now open! Contact us at [email protected] if you have any questions.

The camp is open to all participants between the ages of 13 and 15 years old. Lake Park Society is currently a settler-led organization that values equity, diversity, and inclusion. We acknowledge systemic barriers exist in outdoor spaces. We are particularly interested in hearing from applicants from equity-deserving groups including Indigenous, Métis, BIPOC, and members of the 2SLGBTQIA+ community. Please contact us if you have concerns regarding the accessibility of our programs or if there is anything we can do to support your participation.

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