Return to Sports Offered

Forest Therapy Walks

Bundle up and get yourself outside in the fresh winter air under the night sky.  Join certified ANFT Forest Therapy Guide and Trainer Stana Luxford Oddie for four themed Thursday evening Forest Therapy Walk Series. 

 

Forest Therapy is a practice, that deepens over time.  Each walk is a new journey.  Our time in the snowy land and starry skies will be accompanied by firelight, lanternlight or moonlight depending on the evening at the Little Cataraqui Conservation Area.

 

Forest therapy is a healing and connective practice that provides the opportunity to deepen your relationship with nature, yourself, and others. Forest Therapy is about slowing down and opening your senses to the present moment.


COVID-19 PROTOCOL
All participants must adhere to physical distancing procedures and safety protocols when on site. 


Due to the Provincial lockdown, the Winter 2021 season may start later than anticipated.

However, once the Province announces a confirmed date to return to sports, Winter 2021 programs will commence and start/end dates will be updated.

In the meantime, registration remains open.


Winter 2021 Details: 

COVID-19 Protocol & Guidelines

 

We are committed to providing the highest levels of safety for our community.  

 

To ensure participant and staff safety, we have implemented mandatory 'Safe Return to Play Protocol & Guidelines' for all Club Activities.  In order to participate with the Kingston Sport & Social Club and stay in good standing, the following guidelines MUST be followed.  A zero-tolerance policy is in place for those who challenge these decisions.   


To ensure a successful season, please remember to practice safe physical distancing and a positive attitude!


All participants are required to read, understand and adhere to the following:

 

1 - Player Guidelines

3 - League Representative Guidelines

4 - Self Screening Tool (done before each hike). 

 

As well as:

  • Facility specific COVID-19 Protocols (you can find these protocols in the facility link in your schedule once live). 

Start/End Dates

Thursday Evenings: Due to current government restrictions and the stay-at-home order in place, we are unable to provide a start date at this time. We will provide further details as soon as possible. 

# of Weeks

4 weeks.

Hike Times

Participants will meet at 6:30pm at a designated location.

Each guided walk will be approximately 1.5 hour in length.

Registration Options & Price

Individual Registration: $85.00 + HST.

 

Weather Cancellation Dates

Weather cancellation days to be rescheduled on Thursday, February 18.


Schedule

The meet up location will be posted online and sent to participants two days prior to the hike, along with specific COVID-19 protocols.

 

Ready to Play?? Great! Decide on your night of the week & skill level from the grid below!

Looking to play with a friend or two? Don't worry! You'll be telling us after you've registered and paid!

Skill Level Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
Open :

- Click the skill description for more info!
- Prices listed are before taxes
- Review the Refund Policy
- After the posted registration deadline, late fees will apply.

Is the class/league/night/skill division you are interested in sold out?
Please send an email with your name, phone number and desired sport to info@kssc.ca and we will add you to the wait list! We will contact you if/when a spot opens up.

Sport Info

What you need to know about Snowshoeing!    


About Your Instructor!

Your Forest Therapy walks will be guided by Cataraqui Conservation’s Senior Conservation Educator, Stana Luxford Oddie who is accredited by the Association of Nature and Forest Therapy Guides and Program. She has decades of experience connecting people of all ages to nature.

TESTIMONIALS

“Stana has a beautiful leadership quality. I would recommend attending this workshop if you are looking to slow down, connect with other like-minded individuals and nature”

“Taking time out of a very busy day was challenging. However, it was such an amazing experience to simply be present. I noticed dew sparkling on a leaf for the first time since I was a child. I left feeling calm, aware and grateful for being alive.” – Peelu Hira

Details

Everything is an invitation, participants follow what feels comfortable to them. The experience can involve walking, sitting, standing or even lying down and the option to gather, share and listen what you are noticing with others. Some side effects might include a boosted immune system, reduced stress and anxiety, greater creativity and focus, better sleep. Slow down, heal and connect with nature.

Each week has a different theme:

  • Week 1 - Presence
  • Week 2 - Slowing Down
  • Week 3 - Remembering
  • Week 4 - Reconnect

Program group will be a minimum of 6, and maximum of 9 participants.

Participants will meet at the Little Cataraqui Creek Conservation Area. Specific location details will be sent to participants prior to the first class.

No previous experience required, everyone welcome. 

Park fees are included in your registration.

Mandatory Group Requirements

1) All participants are required to sign the waiver.

 

2) Hike day wellness checks “COVID-19 Self Screening” must be completed by all players prior to participation.


3) Participants must maintain physical distancing of 2-meters before, during and after all activities.  This includes arriving on-site, hiking, resting/sitting, and departing the location.

 

4) No Spectators are allowed under any circumstance (this includes kids, family, friends, etc). Only registered participants are able to participate.

Equipment
Requirements

COVID-19 LEAGUE MODIFICATIONS   

Participants are required to wash/sanitize their hands before and after each hike. Do not share water bottles, snacks or warm clothing with others.

Participants must wear clothing that suits the weather.

Participants must bring their own set of snowshoes or pre-pay for the rental option (added in shopping-cart).


Rules

COVID-19 RULE MODIFICATIONS - Please refer to the sport rules page to view league rules.  It is the responsibility of all players to read and understand the sport specific rules as well as the general rules & club policies.

Location

This program is in partnership with the Cataraqui Region Conservation Authority (CRCA).

The Fprest Therapy program will take place at the Little Cataraqui Creek Conservation Area (1641 Perth Rd - hwy 10) - about 2 minutes north of the 401 from Division Street.

The specific meeting spot for each class will be provided beforehand. For further details about Little Cataraqui Creek, including a trail map, please click here.

CRCA COVID-19 Protocols

  • Participants are required to wear a mask inside the outdoor centre at all times, except when actively eating or drinking.
  • Masks are encouraged during lessons when physical distancing is not possible.
  • Participants will be sent a COVID screening tool via email each morning of their programs. This is required by the health unit, will be kept confidential, and participants must fill this out and be symptom free to attend a program.
  • We ask that participants store their extra items in their vehicle while they are taking part in the program – like shoes while they are using our ski boots. We do not have storage areas on site due to COVID protocols.
  • The outdoor centre will be open for washrooms and our snack bar. Due to limits on numbers of people we can have in the building there are not areas to meet inside. We have picnic tables set up outside that people can use but we are not encouraging gatherings at this time.
  • The gate fee is included in the program fee. Gate staff will have names of people attending programs so please just let the staff person know you are here for a KSSC program.