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Catching the Spirit Youth Society

Outdoor Experiences for Youth


Catching the Spirit (CTS) is a unique program dedicated to developing leadership and social responsibility in youth through environmental stewardship, education, team building and outdoor recreation.  In its seventeenth season, CTS promotes respect, creativity, collaboration, and outdoor fun leaving youth with a connection to each other, the environment and their community.  The Catching the Spirit Program is operated by the Catching the Spirit Youth Society (CTSYS) and is offered free to youth 12 to 18 years old throughout the Metro Vancouver region.

Check out our new camp gear thanks to the generous donation by MEC! Support that has hellped over 300 youth attend camp, connect with nature and meet new friends. 


CTS Just had a few spaces open at our Pacific Spirit camp for this weekend!  Last chance to go to camp, meet new friends and have some fun!

Register now!

Ready for a challenge! CTS Only has 5 spots left for this season - this weekend only August 4-6.  There is still time to register for camp this weekend to experience our free camp program for youth 12 to 18. 



A CTS Cinnamon Role Hug!  You could be the icing on the role - join us. Register today - camp spaces going quickly!

 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.

Hello CTSer's and PL's

Congrats to our CTS Iron Chef 2017 champions!

Well all our Peer Leader teams created awesome and impressive culinary creations - one team celebrates as the 2017 CTS Iron Chef Champions! Congratulations to Jessica, Sophie, Logan, Gryffen, Eric and Rachael who's team work resulted in a pasta salad dish that just edged out the other teams.

Super fun day of learning and creating some awesome culinary treats.​

Hey CTSer's

March 25 is Earth Hour - help out climate change, sign up and turn off from 8:30 to 9:30 pm to save energy and help out climate change! WWF's Earth Hour shows how each of us can be heroes for our planet, our home. Our actions today can change our tomorrow - together, let's #ChangeClimateChange  Https://



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