Groups for Kids & Teens

Things to do for children and teens in Powell River & Texada Island

See the Business Directory or Sports & Recreation for family things to do as well as commercial services for Music, Dance, Photography & Film.

4-H Community & Horse Club Access to Animals Air Cadets Animals for Community Care Army Cadets Candy Stripers Girl Guides Junior Forest Wardens Kelly Creek Recreation Program Scouts Canada Sea Cadets Therapeudic Riding Young Naturalists Society

4-H Community & Horse Club  Facebook  Regional Website

Helena Rogers  Email

Community Club: Maureen Venables  604 485 4534

Jingles Spurs Horse Club: Diana Skillen  604 483 2445

4H is an International organization that promotes leadership in youth and welcomes youth 9 to 19 years of age. Our motto is “Learn to Do by Doing”.  4H offers a great program of communication skills, leadership, judging and skill development.  There are a wide variety of camps and activities available to club members.  The Community Club offers projects in sewing, foods, crafts and photography. For young people that own or lease a horse there is the Jingle Spurs Horse Club.

4H is a lot of fun!!

Animals for Community Care Youth Volunteers, Powell River

7372 Nootka Street, V8A 1K6

Elaine Langhamp 604 485 4001

Pauline Galinski 604 485 5410

Director: Dr. Brian Barnes (w) 604 485 5111 Email

Sponsored by West Coast ACCESS (Youth Volunteers, Animals for Community Care and Emotional Support Society) we have youth that work with dogs in early training animal care.

Air Cadets #22, Royal Canadian

Red Knight Squadron
Timberlane Barracks  Map
PO Box 116, Powell River, BC V8A 4Z5
Christine Boydt   604 485 5349

Regional Website    Email

Activities include flying, gliding, range, hiking, camping, first aid and citizenship.
Meetings:  Thursdays 6:30 - 9:30 pm

Army Cadets #2781, Royal Canadian

Timberlane Barracks  Map
PO Box 310, V8A 5C2

604 483 3993   Email
Commanding Officer: Captain Elfi Jolie  604 483 2062

Administration Officer Captain Paul Campbell  604 485 2059

Regional Website

Activities include bush craft, first aid, survival, pipe band, citizenship, rifle safety, abseil, and map and compass. Canada Fitness and Duke of Edinburgh Award Programs. Open to all youth aged 12-18 years who are physically fit. Senior Cadets are eligible for foreign exchange trips.

Meetings:  Wednesdays 6:30 pm

Candy Stripers

Health-Care Auxiliary, 5000 Joyce Avenue (Hospital), Powell River V8A 5R3

Chris Kimpton, President  604 489 0212


Care and assistance for patients in the hospital and Olive Devaud Extended Care

Girl Guides of Canada

Membership Hot Line 1 800 565 8111

The aim of the Girl Guides of Canada/Guides du Canada is to help girls and young women become responsible citizens, able to give leadership and service to the community, whether local, national or global.
Age listings: Sparks: 5-6, Brownies 7-8, Guides: 9-12, Pathfinders: 12-15, Senior Branches: (Rangers, Cadets & Junior Leaders) 15-17. Links: 17-30, Guiders: (adult female leaders) 19 and up.  Apply Online

Junior Forest Wardens #127

3609 Joyce Avenue, Powell River V8A 2Y6

Vera Erickson, Area Chief Warden 604 485-5347
604 485 5347  Tom Odale   604 485 4108
Send a Message

Ages 9 years and up; promotes an interest in conservation and protecting forest resources; encourages good citizenship.

Meetings:  Wednesdays, 6:30 - 8:30 pm Edgehill School, 7312 Abbotsford St

Kelly Creek Community School Recreation Program

C35 Patrick Road, Powell River  V8A 5C1

Laurie Lee  604 487 9925  Email

Scheduled after school (2:30 pm – 8:30 pm), weekends and summer. After-School Day-care available:  2:30 – 8:30 pm

Scouts Canada National Website

1 888 726 8876

Meetings held at Timberlane Barracks in Townsite  Map

Beavers (ages 5-7, Tuesdays) • Cubs (8-10, Wednesdays • Scouts (11-13, Mondays)

Sea Cadets Corp #64, Royal Canadian Regional Website

Timberlane Barracks  Map

604 483 3511 (call Tuesday evenings)   Email
Al Walker 604 483 9311

Dave McLennan 604 485 5596

Activities include sailing, sports, rifle range and safety, camping, survival, first aid, ship model making, Duke of Edinburgh Award Program, geocacheing, summer trade courses at national sea cadet camps, cruises aboard Naval and Coast Guard vessels, seamanship, and citizenship. Young men and women 12-19 years. Cadets aged 16 and older and officers may apply for foreign exchange programs.

Meetings:  Tuesdays 6:15 - 9:30 pm

Therapeutic Riding Association

4356 Myrtle Avenue, Powell River, BC V8A 0T2

Office Phone: 604 485 0177
Nellie Valentine, President

Joyce Lennox, Program Manager  Email

A volunteer operated therapeutic program using horses and riding for children and adults with disabilities. Volunteers needed to assist riders (no experience necessary), raise funds, and serve as board members, etc.


Monday - 10:30 to 3:15: preschool & Independent riding classes

Tuesday - 9:30 to 3:15: adult  independent riding classes

Wednesday & Thursday - 9:30 to 3:15: school-aged classes

Young Naturalists Club

Malaspina Naturalist Club

3918 Manitoba Street, Powell River  V8A 2W6
See website for contact form.

Realizing that an enjoyment of nature can start at any age, Malaspina Naturalists Club formed the Young Naturalists Club of Powell River in 2007.

Events are geared toward the 6 – 12 year olds, but any age of child is welcome to come along so long as an adult attends as well. This is a family learning experience.

4-H Club Celebrates 100 Years of Learning  by Doing in 2013 Join the fun by entering the E-History Project Learn more at 4-H Canada


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