Children & Youth
Summer Break Camp! August 8,9,10,11. 9am-2:30pm @ the Lighthouse Community Hall
Get ready for adventure with our Summer Break Day Camp! Led by Andrea Locke of Riding into Life, kids will learn valuable bike skills, explore the local trails, and session the bike ramps. The days will include bike rides, kitchen activities, open gym, African drumming, and bike field trips to the Doighouse Earthship for crafts and adventure. Space is limited. Ages 7-13. $150/4 day camp.
After School Bike Clinics
NOW with two age groups! Mondays 3-4pm May 9- June 13 for ages 6-8 and Thursdays 3-4:30pm May 12- June 16 for ages 9-12. We know that age is not relevant to skill, so contact us to find out where your child fits best. This 6 week program is $15 a day. Contact us to discuss sibling discounts. Please note that the youth must have a bike with both front and back hand breaks, no back pedal break and no BMX style bikes.This program is for children who already ride two wheels on pavement with confidence and want to start riding on trails! Each week we will spend time working on new skills specific to mountain biking before heading out for a ride. Kids will learn about proper body position, how to safely use both brakes, how to ride over roots and rocks, and so much more! All while being outside, getting exercise, and most importantly, having fun! During our sessions together, the goal is to build confidence on the bike while exploring local trails and creating a great opportunity for some fun, local bike adventures.
Registration is now closed for this event
Spring Break Camp!
Spring into adventure with our Spring Break Day Camp! Led by Andrea Locke of Riding into Life, kids will learn valuable bike skills, explore the local trails, and session the bike ramps. The days will be split up with kitchen activities hosted by our friends at Sweetpea Provisions, open gym with all new pickle ball equipment, and a bike field trip to the Doighouse Earthship for a tour of a sustainable homestead! Space is limited. Ages 7-13. $50/day ($150 three day program)
Registration is now closed for this event
Fresh Air Fitness
Our community is connected to nature, and we are lucky to have so much access to the outdoors especially in a time when outdoor space may just be the healthiest way to stay healthy. The Lighthouse Country Regional Trail is a great way to get outside and stay active and now we have a new way to stay fit on the trail. Fresh Air Fitness is a new program brought to you by the RDN. Consisting of 8 stations along the trail, this is a self-guided fitness workout for the whole body that can be incorporated into your daily walks. Each station has signage posted and pictures that are easy to follow. Be sure to check this out, give it a try, and let the RDN or Lighthouse Recreation know what you think. This is a pilot project that can be adjusted to community needs. Coming Soon, Fresh Air Fitness in the palm of your hand. Yes, stay tuned for a digital version of this program that you can take on any trail!
Tech Literacy for Seniors – Zoom!
Choose to Move
Choose to Move is a program designed especially for folks over 65 who are looking for ways to maintain or start an active lifestyle. This 12 week program has been offered at the Lighthouse Hall and may be back in the fall. Stay tuned and check out Choose to Move for more info.
Family Fun Open Gym
The Lighthouse Hall is open to play! This drop-in program is designed for Families to Play and Stay together. Come on out and try out our brand new pickleball equipment or join a game of floor hockey featuring Profelt soft pucks! Parental participation required.
May 27 5:00 – 7:00
Henry Morgan Pump Track, Spring Tune Up
In June we celebrate National Bike Month and BC Trails Day. What better way to share the celebration with a volunteer work party to help tune up the Henry Morgan Pump Track in Bowser. A big thanks to our friends at the Regional District of Nanaimo and the Outdoor Recreation Council of BC for helping with machine labor and funding to tune up this track. First we build, then we Ride!
June 5 10am-2pm – 95 Henry Morgan Drive
Located in Bowser, this natural park has a swing, slide, shelter, and basketball hoop all while being surrounded by natural elements like landscaped grasses, stone, chip, grass, and forest. It also has a pump track! A pump track is a circuit of rollers and banked corners specific for bikes. The idea is to make it around the circuit with minimal pedaling or breaking. This is an accessible feature that can be used by anyone from tots on balance bikes to the Grandparents of the family.