The Explorer Program has been operated by J. Garnons Williams Ltd. since August, 2006. This exciting, often fast paced program runs from 9-3 Monday to Friday, with the capacity to support up to 15 participants daily. Participants at Explorer are looking for a place where they can be met at their level, and through supported programming from staff and other participants, have opportunities to shine and grow to further their individual development. The individuals who attend the program are very independent and are excellent self-advocates. Gainful employment, volunteering and education are important to individuals as well as being fully integrated in their community.

Each month, based on what participants want to do, a calendar of events is developed and sent home with participants and posted on our website.  The program is busy – each day there are community based and in house activities to choose from, including: hiking, nature walks, swimming, crafts, games, horseback riding, volunteering in the community, singing/music and much more.

With support from families, caregivers and staff, an environment where everyone has the opportunity to grow, have fun and enjoy lasting friendships has been created.

 

Referrals to the Explorer Program are initiated through the Nanaimo CLBC office. Their phone number is 250-390-7200.

 

August 2018

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
      1

Parksville Day Trip – Bring Bag Lunch or $

2 Papers

Cooking Club (RJ)

5-Pin Bowling

Morden Colliery Trail/ Diver Lake

3

In-House Free Time

Hot Lunch

Coombs ($)

Long Lake

 

 

4
5

 

6

BC Day

Program Closed

7

Papers

Westwood Lake

Bring Lunch and Swim Gear

8

Cooking Club (AD)

CC Library

 

Neck Point /

Bowen Park

9  Papers

Swimming/Birds of Prey Centre

 

10-Pin Bowling

10

Participant Meeting

Hot Lunch

 

Rathtrevor Beach/

In-House Games

11
12 13

Zumba & Lunch at Applecross House

 

Berry Picking /

5-Pin Bowling

14

Papers

Climbing

 

Concert in the Park

Decorate for Shower

 

15

Westwood Lake

Bring Lunch and Swim Gear

16

Papers

Cooking Club (RJ)

 

North End Library

Invermere Beach

17

Planning Meeting

Hot Lunch

 

VI-Ex Bring Money for Rides and Snacks

18
19 20

Paint Day /

Bowen Park Day
Bring Lunch and Swim Gear

21

Papers/

Transfer Beach

 

Concert in the Park

Downtown Library

22

Westwood Lake

Bring Lunch and Swim Gear

23 Papers

5-Pin Bowling /

Cooking Club (LS)

 

Hemer Park

In-House Activities

 

24

Participant Meeting

Hot Lunch

 

MACK Truck Tour

Airhouse

 

25
26 27

Zumba and Lunch at Applecross House

Piper’s Point/

5-Pin Bowling

28

Papers /Climbing

 

Movie Out

29Cooking Club (AD)

Departure Bay Beach / Waterpark & Field Games

Bring Lunch or $

30  Papers

Country Club Library

 

Swimming @ NAC

Sebastion Beach

31

Westwood Lake

Bring Lunch and Swim Gear