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Catching the Spirit Youth Society

Outdoor Experiences for Youth


Welcome to the CTS Blog

Welcome to your blog.  This is a space where you can learn about upcoming events, connect with the CTS leadership council, and share your ideas about what CTS means to you.  There’s a place for you to add your comments about our programs, and a calendar of upcoming events.  Peer leaders from each of our camps will be able to post here and share what’s important to them.  Interested in contributing?  Speak to a peer leader, your youth leadership council, or simply email your thoughts to

This is your space.  It should become what you want it to be.  But here are a few ideas about topics you might write about, just to get you started:

Your CTS story.  Everyone has a unique CTS experience.  Share yours.  Comment on the experience of others.
Your community.  Share your ideas about how to make a positive change.  Is there an event you think CTS youth should know about?  a great way to get together and have fun while doing something good?  Together, you and your CTS peers can make a difference.
Your comments.  CTS is your program.  Make it what you want it to be. Share with other CTS youth your ideas about what is great, and how you can work together to make it better.

Write your thoughts or give us a  link to a video you’ve posted to YouTube.  This is YOUR space.  We know you will make it into something special



Celebrating Canada Parks Day at Belcarra Regional Park - 4 CTS camps, 60 youth from across the Metro Vancouver Region, 5km hike - pulling invasive ivy and beach clean up - great work CTS Team. 

Thanks to MV Parks staff for the support.

Liz - Liz started as a Participant with Catching The Spirit back in the day. She fell in love with the program and decided to become a Peer Leader two summers later.

CTS Canada Day Weekend Camps. Over 55 CTS youth participants and Peer Leaders working together, building leadership skills and making Canada more awsome! Here is one of the weekend stewardship projects - the Burnaby Lake camp at Granville Island for a 'Great Canadain Shoreline' cleanup project. Organized and led by CTS Peer Leaders for their Ubuntu community project! Awesome job team!

CTS Mentorvisors were fortunate to celebrate National Aboriginal Day with a workshop hosted by 2 Metis Women Consulting.  Starting off the afternoon - a 'Smudge' and sharing of the healing and medicines used in a smudge, followed by building 'Dream Catchers'.  Awesome and fun afternoon - thanks to Lorelei and Corrina from 2 Metis Women Consulting.

Amazing what can be accomplished with good food, fun games, team work and an Awesome Leadership Team!   Here is what some of our PL's had to say about the experience:

"My favourite part of Bootcamp is the welcoming environment that I’ve never found at other camps or places.  At home I like to go sit at parks or nature places to think and CTS has that.  There are also people who want you to succeed in finding happiness with the environment.  It is an nonjudgmental community where I can feel safe."


We missed a lot of you at UBC high ropes the other week, it was tons of fun.

Right now we’re gearing up for this weekend’s Bootcamp, and we’re excited to spend the weekend getting to know you!



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