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What is the RDN YOUth Program all about?

The RDN YOUth program is a community-based solution to the needs of our local youth, offering programs, opportunities and avenues for dialogue in and around our Oceanside area. We strive for positive change, and we believe in:

  • Hearing and respecting youth voice.
  • Supporting and encouraging youth participation in recreation.
  • Responding to the changing interests of youth and community.
  • Encouraging ongoing community conversation focusing on youth recreation.
  • Reducing barriers to participation: cost, transportation and accessibility.
  • Respecting a wide variety of youth interests.
  • Fostering experiences for physical and social wellbeing.
  • Helping youth develop adaptive and positive behaviours that will enable them to meet the demands and challenges of everyday life.
  • Promoting leadership development across the youth network.
  • Working together increases opportunities for youth recreation.
  • Striving for excellence in youth recreation.

Things to do  Where do I go?

Teen Swims at Ravensong Aquatic Centre

Teen Swims at Ravensong Aquatic Centre


Teens Only Swim on Fridays from 7-9 pm.


Spring Express Camp

Spring Express Camp

March 21, 22, 23, 28, 29, 2018

Join Lewis and Keenan aboard the RDN Van and go on an adventure for one or more days. 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. Cost is $48/ day.

Wed, Mar 21 Airhouse Trampoline, Thu, Mar 22 Romper room, Fri, March  23 Break Out Nanaimo, 

Wed, Mar 28 Movie and Swim @ NAC, Thu, Mar 29 Art Attack and Go Karts

 Space is limited to 12 youth. Call 250-248-3252 or 250-752-5014 to register or go online and register today.


Red Cross Child Care Emergency First Aid with AED/CPR

Red Cross Child Care Emergency First Aid with AED/CPR

13 yrs+

Be prepared and get trained in first aid. This course is approved by the Provincial Community Care Licensing Branch and is recommended for parents and caregivers of children. Training includes home hazards, accident prevention, safety education, CPR, first aid skills for common emergencies and automated external defibrillators (AED). Retraining is recommended every three years.

  • Qualicum Commons      
  • Sat Mar 10
  • 9am-5pm $86

To register call us at 250-248-3252 or 250-752-5014 or online. 

ACRA Youth Drop-In Basketball

ACRA Youth Drop-In Basketball

FREE Drop-In Program offered through ACRA

Arrowsmith Community Recreation Association is offering  the following FREE youth drop-in programs:

Basketball (ages 11-15)

  • Tues - 6:30-8:00 pm, Feb 6 - Apr 10  

Basketball (ages 16+)

  • Thurs 7:00-9:00pm, Feb 8-Apr 12

 All programs are FREE and located at the Activity building at Coombs Fairgrounds, 1014 Ford road, Coombs

FMI contact Kristine Stephenson at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by phone 250-927-3985

SOS School Nite Out

SOS School Nite Out

FREE Youth program for Grades 7,8,9 at the SOS

School Nite Out for Grades 7, 8 & 9

Games, field trips, music, creative projects and dinner are all offered in safe, friendly and nurturing environment.

Tuesdays, 3:30-6:30 pm

Drop ins welcome

Call 250-248-2093 ext 232.



SOS Teen Nite

SOS Teen Nite

FREE youth program for Grades 10, 11, 12 at the SOS

Teen Nite

Grades 10, 11 & 12

Old and new friends get together for dinner, creative projects, games, outings and so much more!

Thursdays 3:30 – 7:30 pm







SOS Teens in Transtition (TNT)

SOS Teens in Transtition (TNT)

A FREE program for teens and older youth who are out of school

TNT (Teens In Transition)

Teens and older youth who are out of school.

Positive support, life skills and resources to help youth transition into adulthood.

Call or drop in for an appointment.



Events and Programs



Youth Grants

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