Services to Diverse Abilities throughout
British Columbia





SERVICES

Group Activities

This page describes all of Pivot Point GROUP ACTIVITIES. You’ll find GROUP SERVICES, which are online or in-person gatherings of our clients or their family members, as well as GROUP EVENTS, which are one-time-only events hosted for clients, family members, community partners, etc.


We currently host three different STYLES of GROUP SERVICES:

1.  H.A.N.G. ~ Helping Adolescents / Adults Network and Grow

Our H.A.N.G. style groups are designed to be fun social environments where teen and adult peers with Diverse Abilities get together (in-person or online) to network with others who share common interests.  The group meets around a two-part rotating schedule where one session is a social, fun and shorter “planning” session devoted to planning the upcoming gathering or outing, and the next session is the planned activity itself. H.A.N.G. groups may meet for their two-part cycle of Planning-then-Activity once or twice each week or each month as desired by the group. Like most of our GROUP SERVICES, H.A.N.G. style groups are typically themed around ages and interests. 

2.  Developing… Skills ~ Interactive groups designed to teach a specific topic or skill 

Our “Developing… skills” style groups inspire participants to identify gaps in their abilities and knowledge, then we work together towards acquiring skills needed for their pursuit of personal growth and success. This group style includes a very wide range of topics and themes, with new content being added regularly to reflect new interests, needs and inspirations.  “Developing… skills” style groups are well suited to children, youth, adults, caregivers and community members who are ready to jump in and learn some new skills! 

3.  Day Camps ~ Week-long groups built for Summer, Winter and Spring Break learning and fun! 

Our “Day Camp” style groups typically run for a full week, Monday through Friday. Common session times include  morning sessions only, afternoon sessions only, or full-day sessions.  Many of our “Day Camp” style groups are available either online or in-person, so please carefully note this in the groups listed on our Calendar page. While each “Day Camp” style group is themed, each group incorporates social skill development and friendship building while inspiring a Growth Mindset and increased self-awareness / self-responsibility in a safe, respecful, fun peer environment. 

Visit our Calendar of Events page to learn more about the events we’re currently hosting across the province!


Our GROUP SERVICES shown below are clustered by Service Program Area.  

EARLY INTERVENTION PROGRAM:

 

SCHOOL AGE SERVICES PROGRAM:

 


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H.A.N.G – Minecraft Group

Join us as we venture into the world of MINECRAFT!

Our staff host interactive building competitions, focused learning sessions, supervised free play, and all sorts of fun MINECRAFT adventures! Learn to use Redstone to code “electrical features” and to perform logic tasks.

Let your child’s creativity flow during our engaging Build Challenges and lesson-focused games.

Hosted and Supervised by our staff at all times, our MINECRAFT world is full of activities, social interaction, and pre-planned topics to explore together! All you need is a computer, access to the internet and a microphone! Set up and training provided.

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H.A.N.G – Lego Challenge

Just because you’re cooped up inside doesn’t mean you can’t think outside of the box!! Join us for fun building tutorials and creative ideas on how to have fun with everybody’s favourite building toy, LEGO! 

Meet up with age-appropriate peers and share your amazing designs and marvelous ideas!! Join us twice weekly for our LEGO Challenge Club! We’ll be sending out challenges to all of our participants a short time before each meeting and then getting together over video conference to build and share our creations!

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H.A.N.G – Dungeons & Dragons 

Join us as we explore the world of DUNGEONS & DRAGONS!

Using the Roll20 platform, join our Dungeon Master in a long-term adventure into the world of Magic, Mystery and Magnificent Treasures. Delve into darkest dungeons and explore ancient ruins in the pursuit of increased social skills, problem-solving, co-operation and fun! 

We create custom characters to run through our Campaigns.

Hosted and Supervised by our staff at all times, our DUNGEONS & DRAGONS world is full of activities, social interaction, and pre-planned topics to explore together! All you need is a computer, access to the internet and a microphone! Set up and training provided.

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H.A.N.G – Kids Drama Club 

Our online drama group is perfect for kids who have a passion for drama, acting, or being creative. The purpose of the group is for kids to learn to connect with others who have like-minded interests while playing fun and engaging drama games!

Group sizes are small (no more than 5 participants) so that everyone feels comfortable and has a chance to be heard in this inclusive and comfortable online environment. While drama is the theme of this group, the main goals are to help kids develop social skills, sportsmanship, critical thinking, and emotional regulation.

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H.A.N.G – Youth Drama Club 

Our online drama group is perfect for teens who have a passion for drama, acting, or being creative. The purpose of the group is for teens to learn to connect with others who have like-minded interests while playing fun and engaging drama games!

Group sizes are small (no more than 5 participants) so that everyone feels comfortable and has a chance to be heard in this inclusive and comfortable online environment. While drama is the theme of this group, the main goals are to help teens develop social skills, sportsmanship, critical thinking, and emotional regulation.

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H.A.N.G – Teen Hiking Group: Chilliwack 

Join us weekly as we explore Chilliwack’s beautiful nature. Our H.A.N.G group is a way for teens and/or adults to build peer relationships in a safe and active environment.

Combining social groups, weekly exercise and an interest for the outdoors, we will be exploring everything from the Vedder River Trail to Chilliwack’s best hikes.

We will also chart our own path of planning, as each person will have their own unique goals and we will execute our plan to gradually increase difficulty in our adventures both physically with our activity but also socially as we motivate and encourage each person to build relationships while participating in each activity.

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H.A.N.G – Eco Adventures: Victoria 

Outdoors Club is a weekly program for youth ages 6-14 where participants will explore different locations and outdoor activities around Victoria.

With a small group size and flexible schedule, this is a fun and relaxing way to meet peers and explore cool spots around Victoria. Kallie Laycock will be leading this program, and is excited to share all of her favourite outdoor spots and activities surrounding beautiful Victoria. 

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H.A.N.G – Outdoor Scavenger Hunt 

Outdoor Scavenger Hunt Club is a weekly program for youth ages 5-12 where participants are given weekly scavenger hunts to explore natural spaces in their area, then come together to develop social skills by playing games, discussing and learning outdoor knowledge.

Ages 5 to 12. All you need is a computer, access to the internet and a microphone! Set up and training provided.

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Social Success Online – Dance Group 

Led by one of our Behaviour Consultants, participants will explore social skills, emotional regulation, and self-awareness through dance! Participants will learn moves, break down themes and explore emotions brought on by music.

Ages 2 to 10. All you need is a computer, access to the internet and a microphone! Set up and training provided.

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H.A.N.G – Eco Adventures: Duncan

Eco Adventure Outdoors Club is a weekly HANG program for youth ages 10-17 where participants will explore different locations and outdoor activities around Duncan.

With a small group size and flexible schedule, this is a fun and relaxing way to meet peers and explore cool spots around Duncan. Kallie Laycock will be leading this program, and is excited to share all of her favourite outdoor spots and activities surrounding beautiful Duncan.

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H.A.N.G – Mindfulness in Nature 

Get back to nature to teach kids the joys of just being. Kids will learn to recognize their bodies states of arousal and how to better focus their attention and stay present. By using nature we will allow kids not only to safely socially distance but will incorporate a full sensory experience.

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H.A.N.G – Trash to Treasure 

Trash to Treasure is an online HANG group where you can meet with other kids to find creative ways to reuse materials you have in your house. Together we will plan and design projects in an interactive and socially engaging way.

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Day Camp – Picnic & Painting in the Park: Kamloops

The focus of this group is to help teens (ages 12 – 18) learn to network and develop relationships with others who have similar interests. This outdoor summer camp runs every afternoon from Monday, July 20th – Friday, July 24.

The groups will be small (no more than 6 participants) and safety precautions will be put in place to ensure that appropriate sanitation is happening and each participant feels comfortable being in the group.

Each day the participants will bring their lunch to the park and have a picnic; they will also play games, do summer activities, and work on paintings each day.

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H.A.N.G – Geocaching 

This group provides an opportunity for teens (ages 12-18) to gather together and learn to network and develop relationships with others. The group is centred around geocaching; however, each day will also include activities such as games and going to parks! 

If you don’t know what geocaching is, it is described as the world’s largest treasure hunt! There are many geocache items hidden throughout Kamloops and each day the group will go on a mission to find some of them!

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H.A.N.G – Snacks & Video Games: Cranbrook

Our snacks and video games group will focus on social skills by engaging in video games. Each group will begin with preparing a snack together and will conclude with a group session of engagement through video games. Participants will be responsible for planning and supplying ingredients for the snack on a rotational schedule.

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H.A.N.G – North Fraser – Gamer’s Club

In Gamer’s Club we will explore a variety of games including, video games, board games and outdoor games. Participants will practice good sportsmanship, turn taking and social conversation inside the HANG framework.

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H.A.N.G – Mapping Your Dreams

This group is perfect for creative teens who enjoy art and goal setting! The Mapping Your Dreams group is a place for teens to gather together online to start talking about and planning their future by making vision boards. The purpose of this group is for adolescents to learn how to map out their goals, while also focusing on developing social skills, sportsmanship, critical thinking, and emotional regulation. Our aim is to not only help adolescents map their dreams but also help them make connections among one another and learn how to develop healthy and fulfilling relationships.

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EDUCATIONAL SERVICES PROGRAM: 

 

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Book Club – Charlotte’s Web 

Our comprehensive novel study will use the classic Charlotte’s Web to teach concepts such as retelling, organizing information, sharing thoughts, asking questions and developing ideas. Each session will consist of an engaging activity linked to chapter(s) in the book.

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Creative Writing – Mysteries of Harris Burdick  

Strengthen your writing skills in our creative writing group. Our group will focus on developing writing skills such as sentence structure, paragraph development and sensory imagery. Editing skills will also be integrated throughout the sessions culminating in a “published” book of short stories with a copy for each participant.

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TRANSITION PLANNING PROGRAM:

 

MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES PROGRAM:  

 

ADULT SERVICES PROGRAM:

 

 

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Body Relaxation at Home 

Learn different body and breathing excises from the comfort of your own home. Our instructor will work with you to explore using yoga and breathing techniques in a way that is accessible to all needs, styles and comfort levels. 

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Fitness Fusion 

Fitness Fusion is an online exercise class for adults of any fitness level. The group is designed to create a community for participants to explore different areas of fitness in a fun and approachable way, giving opportunities for leadership and to build social skills. Join us as we build community and explore different areas of fitness in a fun and inclusive way! This group is for all levels of ability and fitness.

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H.A.N.G – Come for the Music, Stay for the Friends 

Come for the Music Stay for the Friends is an online music group for adults. The group will meet for 1 hour a week for 10 weeks. The group’s focus is socialization, developing and practicing social skills, as well as learning music skills, and music appreciation.

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H.A.N.G – Not Your Average Book Club 

Not Your Average Book Club is an online book club for adults. The group will meet for 1 hour a week, for 8-10 weeks. This group focuses on socialization and breaking down stories so concepts can be generalized to everyday life.

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H.A.N.G –  Cooking for All 

Cooking for All is an online cooking class for adults that meets for 1 hour a week for 10 weeks. The group will gather to learn basic cooking skills, work on social skills, and learn the basics of health and nutrition.

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PEERS: Developing Relationship Skills 

PEERS (Program for the Education and Enrichment of Relational Skills) is a social skills intervention program designed at UCLA. The goal of PEERS is to “improve friendship quality and social skills among people with Autism Spectrum Disorders” (Laugeson et al, 2009). The group will gather to develop and practice their social skills for 1 hour/week for 10 weeks.

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COMPLEX CARE SERVICES PROGRAM:  

 

CAREGIVER SUPPORT SERVICES PROGRAM:

 

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Caregiver Support – Rockstar Parent Workgroup

Join a small group of parents each week as we explore the Rockstar Parent Workbook (provided).

Each of the six sessions is lead by an experienced Counsellor who is committed to helping you master the secrets of great parenting… even through challenging behaviours and Diverse Abilities.

Together we’ll work through the 5 Key Steps:

  • Take back control of your hectic schedule
  • Find out how to get a life in the midst of your crazy world
  • Reclaim the power of having a plan that actually works
  • Experience the sense of “balance with focus” that you’ve always dreamed of
  • Learn the hidden power of creating and sustaining momentum

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