Welcome to Thrive
Thrive Out of School Club is the first Licensed after school care program on Salt Spring Island!
At Thrive we believe that regular interaction with nature makes kids happier, healthier and smarter. For this reason all children play outside for a minimum of 30 minutes a day rain or shine! On top of regular outdoor play Thrive kids have no less than two nature based out trips per week to a park, swamp or forested area to explore, discover, and lets their imaginations soar!
Nature based out trips usually include free time to play in nature they also may include forest games, hikes, bug hunts, nature crafts, scavenger hunts, nature photography etc. At times out trips may also included flora and fauna identification, outdoor safety and wilderness survival training etc.
As we encourage the kids to interact with nature they often get dirty and sometimes wet. If you prefer to keep school clothes clean please leave play clothes at the center that they can change into.
Thrive presents the teachings of the Bible, encouraging children to think critically, and making decisions for themselves. Spiritual development is integrated into activities by using statements and questions like the following:
“the Bible says …What do you think?” Or “I believe that… What do you believe?” What does your family believe? Why?
The following Biblical concepts and accounts are examples of what may be presented throughout the year at Thrive:
- Characteristics of God the Father, Jesus the Son and the Holy Spirit
- God's great love for all people from all cultures, backgrounds and beliefs
- Christmas, Easter, creation and other Bible stories.
- To love your neighbour, and help take care of the world
- Do to others as you would want them to do to you.
- Forgive when someone hurts you
Biblical character qualities such as LOVE, JOY, PEACE, PATIENCE, KINDNESS, GENTLENESS and SELF CONTROL will also be taught. Teaching is done through normal daily activities like games, arts and crafts, music, movies, drama, free play etc. Thrive program does not include a specific bible study program.
If you have any questions or concerns regarding the spiritual aspect of our program please don’t hesitate to talk to a staff person about it.