Strength in Being a Boy

The Kamloops YMCA-YWCA is pleased to announce that Strength IN Being a Boy is taking a giant leap forward and presenting its’ 3rd annual event at the Tournament Capital Center (TCC) on April 24th, 2019. It will be a day filled with fun, engaging, and informative workshops and activities. Registration is now open!

After a fantastic one-day conference in 2019, we have decided to offer this unique opportunity to 110 boys in the community this year. This event is offered at no cost to boys 10, 11 and 12 years of
age and will include a full day of fun and interactive workshops, start of the day and lunch time activities, and a great, yummy lunch.

This year, boys will see all of their favorite elements of last
year’s Strength IN Being a Boy, with the addition of the following workshops:

Constructing and Deconstructing Anger: Participants will create expressions of what anger looks like and healthy ways to work with anger out of boxes, tape and other alternative materials. Through this process the participants can work through their anger and engage in a healthy conversation about how anger can be a useful tool when safely used.

Inside Out: Participants will learn about anxiety and depression through the movie “Inside Out”. The participants will then create their own movie strips using collage materials to explore, understand, express and digest the topic of anxiety and depression.

Beading Spirit: Using beads to represent and explore the multiple aspects of their spirit, Participants will discover their authentic selves. Through this process participants will work on
personal empowerment, permission to be who they are and will literally string the pieces of  their spirit into unity.

Parkour: Problem Solving 101: Running, jumping, climbing- everyone loves to move. Parkour helps the participants do all of that in the fastest most efficient way possible! “Parkour
involves seeing one’s environment in a new way and imagining the potential for navigating it by movement around, across, through, over and under its features” (Wiki). This is about thinking and problem solving on the go!

The focus of Strength IN Being a Boy is to promote the development of spirit, mind and body by encouraging healthy lifestyles and personal growth while being a service to the community in
which the boys will live and grow in, sharing values of caring, respect, honesty, responsibility.

How to register:
Download and print the Registration & Wavier form from our website or pick up a copy at either Kamloops Y location. Complete and sign the form and return it to either Y location. You can also contact us at

Downtown Y: (250) 372-7725.
John Tod Center Y: (250) 554-9622

Please note: Boys are not considered registered until a signed form is submitted.
*Age group from 10 to 12 only