Our Adventure Sessions provide young people (aged 16 to 24) with an empowering, inspiring and often transformative break from their day-to-day challenges. It is a chance to have fun, challenge themselves and learn a new skill in the beautiful mountains of Whistler, BC. The sessions are aimed at young people who have experienced homelessness in Vancouver and the Sea to Sky corridor.
In winter, participants learn to ski or snowboard – no experience required! Then in summer, they can try their hand at mountain biking or get a real adrenaline rush on Superfly ziplines and treetop adventure course. We aim for participants to leave inspired and excited about their new experiences in the outdoors. So, rather than a simple escape, these day visits are designed to empower, inspire and provide useful life tools.
We are very lucky to be able to offer all Adventure Sessions entirely free of charge, thanks to generous in-kind donations from Whistler Blackcomb and The Adventure Group. We can accommodate up to 375 participants every year. Find more information about how to apply below.
The Adventure Sessions also help connect us with future candidates for our Work 2 Live program —a twelve-month residency that transforms lives.
HOW TO PARTICIPATE IN OUR ADVENTURE SESSIONS
Our Adventure Sessions are the place to begin having fun and raising your sights with us. If you are between the ages of 16 and 24, live in the Sea-to-Sky corridor or Greater Vancouver, and are looking for a fresh start and change of environment, you can find out about participating in Zero Ceiling’s Adventure Sessions by:
- Contacting your local youth organization.
- Asking your youth agency to register with us for Adventure Sessions.
- Contacting Zero Ceiling staff directly.