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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



Thank you to RBC for the funding support - another $30,000 in 2016 for whopping total of $380,000 over the past 10+ years! CTS is sincerely grateful for RBC's ongoing support which provides CTS with the opportunity to deliver programs - at no cost - that support youth leadership development, social responsibility, environmental stewardship, outdoor camping and recreation. 
"For Youth, By Youth" - thank you RBC from all the CTS youth!

Volunteer opportunities with CTS!

Way to go CTS bottle drive team! Great work raising $322.25 towards the winter excursion. Thanks to all the parent drivers for supporting CTS. Next bottle drive is February 5, so start collecting those refundable bottles!

CTS needs your support!  The CTS Youth Council will be having a bottle drive to help support 2016 youth council activities, including the upcoming winter excursion. 

CTS needs your refundable bottle, cans and juice containers.  Please drop them off and/or help us collect refundable bottles from the community.  Parent helpers, either to help pick up containers and/or sort and count containers are still needed for part or all day. 

When: Sunday, January 3, 2016 from 10:00am to 4:30 pm

Have you thought about getting more involved in CTS! Here is your chance.  Catching The Spirit Youth Society (CTSYS) is recruiting Directors for 2016-2017.  If you have previous experience and/or passion for supporting youth and their development as young community leaders, then CTSYS Board may be your opportunity to support the CTS program. We are recruiting several new Directors with particular interest in individual(s) with some previous experience in fundraising, marketing and/or donor recognition.