Summer 2024

WHAT: Social development and executive function skills for teens via fun recreational activities such as games, community outings, challenges, projects. Includes dinner.

WHEN: Tuesdays and/or Thursdays from 4:15 – 7:15 pm, July 2 – August 29.

WHO: Teens who want to develop and practice social fluency and executive function skills in a supported recreational environment.

Minimum Commitment: 9 of 18 summer sessions.

Rates: $165/3hr session


Who is it For?

  • High schoolers (14-18) who could use a safe, positive space for self-expression and personal development
  • Teens moving toward young adulthood who are looking to build practical real-life skills blended with social navigation, executive function, self-regulation, distress tolerance, and DBT-based coping skills

What is involved?

Therapeutic Coaches and special guest stars from our therapeutic team support teens as they build social, emotional, and executive function skills in a safe, environment. Families commit to a six-week rotation at a time, which includes:

  • Games night!  Active games, social games, board games, team games, maybe even video games …
  • Maker Space – various art/craft/building projects and challenges
  • Dinner party – planning a meal, shopping with a budget, following recipes, setting a table, prepping and enjoying a meal
  • Tech Tuesday – bring your device and engage in some connected challenges complete with online/texting etiquette support
  • Community outing – walking down to Timmy’s for hot chocolate, spending time at the library
  • Special guest stars – team challenges, one-off D&D nights, musical experiences … different every time!

Our goals are to use our group time to help teens learn about:

  • Healthy emotional expression
  • Positive self-talk & self-esteem
  • Respectful ‘give and take’ communication
  • Setting & recognizing boundaries
  • Making (and being) good friends
  • Anti-bullying behaviors and what it means to be an ally
  • Effective self-advocacy that balances your needs with the needs of others
  • Life skills around the kitchen, workshop, and home
  • Fine and gross motor skills & coordination

Where is it held?

  • The clinic is located at 144 Wilson St E, Ancaster, between Halson & Jerseyville
  • TeenzOwn takes place in and outdoors, as well as possibly in the surrounding trails and community facilities

What  Should I Bring?

  • Dress for the weather and be prepared to be outdoors in whatever the weather brings us!
  • Please wear sturdy shoes for walking/being outdoors
  • Clearly labeled water bottle
  • Your phone or device on Tech Tuesdays
  • An awesome attitude and a sense of humour!

How much does it cost?

  • Payment is due on registration to secure your place for the 6-week group (intake is rolling and continuous through the school year – see first section above for summer Teenzown financial commitment)
  • The financial commitment is for six weeks at a time; group spots are billed regardless of attendance
  • This program can be covered under many benefit plans under MSW (talk to us about using your OAP or SSAH funds)
  • A credit card number is required to be kept on file and is charged once on registration for the full cost of the program
  • Paid receipts are then emailed to you weekly after each session is attended for you to submit to your insurance company
  • Alternatively, an e-transfer for the total cost of the course can be emailed in advance (please talk to us if you require alternate arrangements or are using external funding to access services)
  • Questions about using your insurance at NowWhat?  Check out our Insurance FAQs