Take a Hike


The Cowichan Valley School District has partnered with the Take a Hike Foundation to engage vulnerable youth in a full-time mental and emotional well-being program outside the parameters of a mainstream school. This change helps students find success, however they define it.

The Take a Hike program has been in successful operation for over 20-years and has partnered with school districts throughout BC to ensure every student can receive what they need to thrive.

Take a Hike partners with public school districts to engage vulnerable youth in a full-time mental health and emotional well-being program embedded in an alternate education classroom.

Our mission is to empower vulnerable youth with the skills and resilience they need to graduate high school, build healthy relationships, navigate the challenges of young adulthood, and achieve success – however they define it. We do this by engaging youth in intensive and continuous clinical counselling, regular outdoor adventures, and supporting youth in a safe and caring community.

Over the past twenty years, Take a Hike has developed a proven, trauma-informed, evidence-based program model that has transformed the lives of hundreds of youth in B.C. along with their families.

  • www.takeahikefoundation.org

Find out more information on this amazing program at www.takeahikefoundation.org


For more information, contact Cowichan Valley Open Learning

1033 Nagle Street, Duncan, BC, V9L 2E6

250 746-6052



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