After School Programs

This winter we are pleased to be offering a selection of FREE programs after school and in the evening for children and youth!

Trailblazers Forest Play: primary to grade 5

Our free Trailblazers Forest Play program combines outdoor education, outdoor recreation, leadership and play to bring children closer to nature. Winter Trailblazers will be led by experienced outdoor educators Emily LeGrand and Beth Ross on Tuesdays from 2:30pm-4:30pm January 16- March 6, 2018.

Applications are available here. And the Trailblazers waiver is available here.


Girls’ Outdoor Adventure Club: girls grades 5 to 8

By listening to each other and working together on cool outdoor projects, we will tap into our inner strength, creativity and intuition and build a safe space for connecting to ourselves, each other and nature. This free program is led by experienced outdoor educators Emily LeGrand & Judy Lipp and runs Thursdays 2:30-5:00pm January 25-March 8, 2018. Applications due January 17!

Click here for the application.


Sass Squash: girls grades 5 to 8

No experience is required for this free girls only intro to squash program with coach Janet MacLeod. Tuesdays 3:20-4:30pm at the Kings County Squash Club (in the Soccer Dome facility). This program runs for 8 weeks February 6- April 3, 2018 (with no session during March Break). Equipment is provided. Applications can be found here and are due by January 28.

About Janet MacLeod: Janet has developed and grown the Sass Squash -program in Kentville, introducing girls to the sport and building a supportive community for female athletes. She is very involved at the provincial level, on the board of Squash Nova Scotia as the Director of the NS Performance Pathway Initiative. Janet also holds the volunteer position of the Athlete Development Coach for the Developing High Performance Under 13 girls squash players in Canada. Janet has attained her Advanced Coaching Diploma and is a Coach Developer and a Coach Evaluator.


Open Gym Youth Drop-In: youth ages 12-15

Youth aged 12-15 are invited to a new Open-Gym Drop In at KCA each Friday night from 6:30-8:00pm. Our Youth Coordinator will be on hand to facilitate some programming and there will always be sections of the gym open for play. This program is on break for the holidays and will resume January 19, 2018.

This is a free offering, with no registration required, however parents or guardians are required to sign a permission waiver for the first drop-in their youth attends. Transportation supports are available, please contact our Active Living Coordinator Julia at for more information.