Horizons: Outdoor Adventure

NOW ENROLLING OUTDOOR ADVENTURE CAMP In this therapeutic adventure program, an experiential education model is used to develop trust, promote teamwork, and build self-confidence. These themes are woven into activities such as: Ropes courses Hiking Read more…

By Carson Henry, ago
Y Stories

ADVOCACY CAMP

Friday, July 6, 2018 Last year, Lindsey Foss, a Linkages to Learning mental health therapist, and many other health care providers began noticing that the young people she worked with were sharing feelings of anxiety and discouragement due to the political climate. “They felt hopeless and like all political power rested on one person,” stated Foss.  They did not know about the different branches of government or how to effectively advocate beyond messages they were seeing on social media.  So, to empower these young people with knowledge and information about how government works while also having fun, she organized an “Advocacy Camp” spring break. As a part of the YMCA, an organization that promotes social responsibility and youth development, Foss knew that this would be a great way for the Y to encourage teens to take action. (Full Story Sheet) Continue reading “ADVOCACY CAMP” »

By Carson Henry, ago
Y Stories

THIS IS SCARY. YOU GO FIRST!

rock One humid day in July, as youth from the Linkages to Learning and Rock Climbing Camps joined together, Y instructors began with their usual ‘safety talk’ and a review of the climbing and rappelling options from which they could choose. They explain that rappelling uses ropes and friction equipment to help campers descend rock cliffs slowly and safely. The campers were nervous when they saw the height of the cliff for the repel. When it came time to start the rappelling activity, no one wanted to be first. Continue reading “THIS IS SCARY. YOU GO FIRST!” »

By Linda Medina, ago

Youth & Family Services’ Staff

Patti Bryce – Director of Community Programs Kimberly Nimmons, LCPC – Director of Regional Youth Services/CORE Counseling Elena dos Reis – Director of Linkages to Learning Kirsten Sidell, LMFT – Director of Linkages to Learning Meredith Smith – Director of Read more…

By Carson Henry, ago