Sea Otters (ages 10 to 15)

Ocean Adventure Program

SEA Otters is about discovering self reliance and a thirst for adventure in a fun packed team experience near the ocean’s inter-tidal zone. Derek helps kids between the ages of 10 to 15 orient with the elements of nature and become connected with the sea, each other and themselves. Sea Otters offers a rite of passage in becoming a practical seafarer, team player and leader.

2019 Program Dates:

Session 1: July 15th to 19th Cost: $200 per child Participants: 6

Session 2: July 22nd to 26th Cost: $200 per child Participants: 6

  • Day 1 (Ropes, Knots & Raft Building at Rebecca Spit), Monday 10 to 3.
  • Day 2 (Wind, Waves, Oars and Sails at Rebecca Spit), Tuesday 10 to 3
  • Day 3 (Navigation and Safety on land at Rebecca Spit), Wednesday 10 to 3
  • Day 4 (Sailing, location TBD), Thursday 10 to 3 – Group A (3 participants)
  • Day 5 (Sailing, location TBD), Friday 10 to 3 – Group B (3 participants)

To Register, contact Quadra Recreation Society at 250-204-3243 or email

Why we use Coyote Mentoring?

Mentoring is like the Coyote in the wilderness. Nearly invisible, almost always a trickster. Our approach to mentoring is always to pay attention to the indicators of the child’s awareness, and to build on their natural curiosities, helping fan the flames of their own passion to go deeper in their discoveries of nature and themselves.

VOLUNTEERING: We welcome parents to participate as volunteers and to get involved in the process of connecting with the sea, each other, and themselves. Raising healthy, happy and caring children in the world requires all of us to work together, to foster connection and to heal our relationships with each other and the earth.

“We have lost sight of nature’s role in the whole process of maturation and growing up. Parents and nature are a team. And nature can’t go on without the parental role of being able to foster individuality and viability unless the attachment needs are fully met.”

Gordon Neufeld, PHd