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.  Each session of any “H.A.N.G.” styled group includes structured greeting activities, group activity planning, gentle in-the-moment coaching, and feedback on observed and emerging social skill dynamics. Our H.A.N.G. style groups are themed around ages and interests. 

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

Our “Developing… skills” style groups follow a set curriculum, and inspire participants to work together towards acquiring skills needed to pursue their personal growth and success. This group style includes a very wide range of topics and themes, with new topics 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 ~ 1 or 2 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, respectful, 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.  

DAY CAMPS:

 

Day Camp: STEAM Challenge

Day Camp: STEAM Challenge ! 

STEAM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts & Math.

Our STEAM Challenge Day Camps bring together these five disciplines to create active and inclusive learning opportunities that challenge participants mentally, while inspiring them socially. Building water balloon catapults for a fortress battle royale in the park is a great example. Each of the other day’s adventures are just as engaging, requiring group problem solving, team work, and individual exploration designed to bring out the strengths and sense of adventure in each participant. Teams of 8, ages 8 to 16 meet their two STEAM Challenge leaders on-site each day.

Group runs daily for one week from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. Payment can be made privately or by applying AFB funding.

COST:
$500.00

STEAM Challenge is Currently Running in the Following Communities (Click on the Cities to Register):

•   Cloverdale

To see a flyer you can download, print or email to others, view our STEAM Challenge – Day Camp Flyer!

EARLY INTERVENTION PROGRAM:

SCHOOL AGE SERVICES PROGRAM:

Pivot Point Dungeons & Dragons Group Activity
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H.A.N.G – Dungeons & Dragons: Duncan 

Join our Dungeon Master on an 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, cooperation and fun!

Our H.A.N.G. Dungeons & Dragons In-Person groups start with a casual social check-in over a simple meal (usually Pizza or a sandwich platter), then the H.A.N.G. process naturally emerges as the Dungeon Master gently invites participants into their roles and goals for their individual adventure that day. Most of our D&D participants don’t even recognize that they are in a social skill development group! They just keep coming back for the fun and friendships!

Dungeons & Dragons is Currently Running in the Following Communities:

•   Duncan

To see a flyer you can download, print or email to others, view our Dungeons & Dragons Flyer

Pivot Point Eco Adventures Group Activity

 

H.A.N.G – Eco Adventure Club

Eco Adventure club is a weekly program for youth ages 6-14 where participants explore different locations and outdoor activities around their community within our unique social skill building process.

H.A.N.G. Eco Adventures, leverage community parks, beaches, streams, hikes, and other locations — and a shared interest in the outdoors — to create safe opportunities for participants to make friends and practice their social skills. Each participant is working towards their own individualized social skill goals, but within a fun group environment that keeps moving and keeps conversations light and easy.

Eco Adventures is Currently Running in the Following Communities:

•   South Fraser – Cloverdale
•   Victoria (Fall 2021)

To see a flyer you can download, print or email to others, view our Eco Adventure Group Flyer

Pivot Point Lego Club Group Activity

 

H.A.N.G – Lego Club 

Join us for fun construction adventures building with everybody’s favourite building toy, LEGO!

Our H.A.N.G. In-Person Lego groups start with a casual social check-in, then gently transition into the group session planning / problem solving process central to all H.A.N.G. sessions.

Sessions include individual discovery and building time, 1-1 attention, small group tutorials and group sharing times… all designed to give participants a chance to practice their social skills and expand their role within the small group.

Lego In-Person is Currently Running in the Following Communities:

•   Kamloops (Fall 2021)

To see a flyer you can download, print or email to others, view our Lego Group Flyer

Pivot Point Minecraft Group Activity
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H.A.N.G – Minecraft Club

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 Windows 10 (Bedrock) version of Minecraft the internet and a microphone! Set up and training provided.

To see a flyer you can download, print or email to others, view our Minecraft Group Flyer

 

EDUCATIONAL SERVICES PROGRAM:


TRANSITION PLANNING PROGRAM:

Pivot Point PEERS Developing Relationships Group Activity

Dates Coming Soon!

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 14 weeks.

Flyer Coming Soon!

MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES PROGRAM:  

Pivot Point Taming the Worry Dragons Online Group

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Taming the Worry Dragons

The goal of this mental health group is for participants to experience a decrease in anxiety. Our Lead Professionals will help to equip the participants with knowledge, tools and skills to decrease anxieties and stressors in every day life.

The age range for this group will be ages 9-14 years old (some exceptions can be made to this age range, considering the other clients who have enrolled).

The sessions will be structured in the following way:

  • Check in (worry dragon scale & weekly statement – prepared ahead of time)
  • Psychoeducation about the topic of the week
  • Independent time to work on worksheet or group practice
  • Discussion about topic, worksheets, or practice
  • Time to write hopeful statement
  • Closing – sharing hopeful statement and end of group worry dragon rating

To see a flyer you can download, print or email to others, view our Taming the Worry Dragon Flyer

 

ADULT SERVICES PROGRAM:

Pivot Point Come for the Music Stay for the Friends Group Activity

Dates Coming Soon!

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.

Flyer Coming Soon!


COMPLEX CARE SERVICES PROGRAM:  

 

CAREGIVER SUPPORT SERVICES PROGRAM:

 

Pivot Point Rockstar Parent Workgroup

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Caregiver Support – Rockstar Parent Workgroup

Caregiver Support – Rockstar Parent Workgroup

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

Each of the eight 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

To see a flyer you can download, print or email to others, view our Rockstar Parent Workgroup Flyer