Christie Lake Kids wants to ensure that all children and youth can be successful through recreational programs.
We offer over 50 hours of programs in the inner-city each week during the school year to kids who would not have the opportunity to participate in sport or arts based programs otherwise. All of our programs are free of charge and include access to healthy food, program equipment and all necessary supplies. We use the outdoors at our camp facility near Perth Ontario on camp weekends and during the summer months to allow children and youth to learn about nature and the tranquility it brings. For many of our youth, this is their first experience in nature outside the city.
We use a model called TRANSFORMATIVE RECREATIONTM (T-REC) as a unique program delivery and evaluation model that has been developed by Christie Lake Kids over the past three years.
Through participation in the T-Rec model, the children and youth we serve develop a greater capacity for self-regulation, self-efficacy, social skills, adult monitoring, and positive relationships.
Each and every time a child shows up for programs, they will have an opportunity to work with a mentor, and focus on specific character and social skills, allowing our program staff and volunteers to modify our daily recreational activities to achieve specific skill outcomes for our children. In 2014 we initiated the T-REC model in the inner-city STAR and Camp programs; continuing our legacy of using physical skill development as an avenue to improved mental wellness, positive social skills and strength in character.
400 Coventry Rd. Ottawa ON K1K 2C7
Tel: 613-742-6922 | Fax: 613-742-6944